January Bookstore News

Ringing in 2015 with Great Reads

Let Me Be Frank With YouAs we start making our plans for the new year, we want to share a review of our favorite reads from 2014. Check out our Top 10 lists below. Make sure you also see our new list online featuring John Warner's Biblioracle Book Awards

2014 was a good year at The Bookstore. We are ever grateful to our loyal customers, who keep coming back to us because they love the sense of community that we have worked hard to create in our store and because they love the touch and feel of "real" books in their hands. We are looking forward to sharing more great reads in 2015 with our regulars and new customers of all ages. Happy New Year!

Our Top 10 Favorite Reads in 2014

Like all good year-in-reviews, Jane, Jenny, Renee and Sue reflect on their favorite reads in 2014. Not all the books were published in 2014, and these are not listed in any particular order of appreciation. 

Station Eleven

The PainterUnder the Jeweled SkyA Minor Nuts to You

Jane's Favorites

Click to see all of Jane's favorites in 2014.


A Tale for the Time BeingRadiance of Tomorrow The Dog StarsCinnamon and GunpowderEverything I Never Told You

Jenny's Favorites

Click to see all of Jenny's favorites in 2014.


Can't We Talk About Something More PleasantSmall VictoriesOne Plus One 

Renee's Favorites

Click to see all of Renee's favorites in 2014.


All Our NamesAll the Birds, SingingA Replacement LifeFlorence GordonThunderstruck

Sue's Favorites

Click to see all of Sue's favorites in 2014.

Preorder Special of the Month

The preorder book of the month is

Story Thieves

Come into the store to preorder a copy and we'll give you 10% off.

Bookstore Brain Teaser

Our trivia contest this month celebrates our 2014 favorite reads. Answer these questions correctly the next time you visit The Bookstore and you'll receive a 20% discount on one item in the store.

  1. Which book is nine vibrant stories that navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness?
  2. Name two books on our lists that are written by local authors?
  3. What character in what book lives with his dog, Jasper?
  4. Which book is set in occupied France during World War II?


What We're Talking About in January

► What local book clubs are reading. (Book clubs that order from the Bookstore receive a 10% discount.)

New in Paperback

January Staff Picks 

► Catsby's recommendations: Look for Catsby, our store "cat" that curls up with books we're featuring. This month, Catsby celebrates "Downton Abbey's" return with these titles After The War Is Over, A Star for Mrs. Blake, Black Diamonds, To Marry an English Lord, and the Maisie Dobbs series.

Books into Movies

A Bear Called Paddington Movies out in theaters now are based on popular books. Read them before you see them. 


Still Alice


► The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

► The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

► Into the Woods

► Unbroken

► The Theory of Everything

► The Imitation Game

Drop-in Storytime

Get out of the house with your toddler or preschooler and join us for a Drop-In Storytime at The Bookstore.

Starting Jan. 14 and continuing every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., we'll read new and favorite children's stories. No registration is required