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4 Indie Bookstores Offer Their Top Suspense Reads

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Sunscreen? Check. Swim suit? Check. Summer suspense? Grab some of these. There’s nothing like a good, gripping tale to help you unwind. We randomly polled four independent bookstores that specialize in murder and mayhem about new bestsellers in the suspense category. Surprisingly, there were no overlaps as each store named four titles selling well, in no particular order: Murder on the Beach Mystery Book Store, Delray Beach, Florida: Cheryl Kravetz, a bookseller at the Murder on the Beach Mystery Book Store, named the following four as her top sellers: 1.) The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn (William Morrow). A woman returns to her home after a 10-month absence, too terrified to step outside. Shades of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear…

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day Today (and Always)!

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I’ve always loved spending time in bookstores. There’s just something magical about wiling away the hours with rows of books towering above you, the to-buy stack in your arms growing heavier and heavier. When I find a new local bookstore to love it feels like Christmas and my birthday all rolled up into one. I just know that I’ll get lost inside, discovering different authors and leafing through stacks of new books. So today we’re honoring Independent Bookstore Day. This is a feeling that only truly happens for me in independent bookstores. There’s an intimacy and feeling of community that the large chains are lacking, with quirky corners and funky photos on the wall and old hardwood floors that creak…

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Your National Independent Bookstore Guide for Small Business Saturday

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Do you love shopping for books, but want to help ensure the survival of independent bookstores? Then take this Small Business Saturday as an opportunity to shop locally for all of your book-related holiday gift needs. We’ve worked with many fantastic independent booksellers this year to put together our #FridayReads recommendations, so we wanted to give them shout-outs while helping shoppers looking for old fashioned customer service and topnotch gift ideas. Stop by one of these bookstores if you’re in their neck of the woods! Northeast Strand Bookstore “18 Miles of Books” 828 Broadway New York, NY 10003 (212) 473-2591 Recommendations: New contemporary classics New England Brookline Booksmith 279 Harvard Street Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 566-6660 Recommendations: Historical fiction  …

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