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Murder By the Book

17 Recommendations From 7 Independent Booksellers

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Our segment, “What’s on the Front Table” features booksellers, owners, and buyers from some of the best indie bookstores in the U.S.! On a special edition of Just the Right Book Podcast we take you on a cross-country road trip to some of our favorite independent bookshops from past episodes! Are you ready? Let’s go!! R.J. Julia, Madison CT Forever Words: The Unknown Poems By Johnny Cash The Secret History of Twin Peaks By Mark Frost Listen to the full episode with Andrew Brennan here! Savage Country by Robert Olmstead The Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson Listen to the full episode with Brian Wraight here!   Politics and Prose, Washington, D.C. Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly…

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Houston Bookstores Lend Aid and Comfort After Hurricane Harvey

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Hurricane Harvey was the strongest storm to make landfall in the United States since Charley in 2004. On a very special episode of Just the Right Book Podcast, we speak to two independent bookstores in Houston impacted by the storm – Murder By the Book and Brazos Bookstore. McKenna Jordan of Murder By The Book and Benjamin Rybeck of Brazos Bookstore tell Roxanne how they are recovering and lending aid in the after-math of Harvey. “They need to come in and get that semblance of normalcy…come to their favorite bookstore and get a new book to read as a distraction,” McKenna has told of her customers. The bookstores are making a difference in these harrowing times by offering coffee and…

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