The Bookbinder - Pip Williams (Ballantine)

From the author of Dictionary of Lost Words, a World War 1-era story of a young, somewhat scholarly woman who not only binds books at Oxford University Press but also dreams of attending Oxford. A moving, well-written tale of two sisters bound together by the loss of their mother and a very supportive close circle of friends. Loved it!



Bert and Mamie Take a Cruise - John Keyse Walker (Severn House)

OK, it's not an English mystery but it's great stuff from a NE Ohio author. A well-off American Ohio farm couple take a 1939 cruise around Africa on a German-flagged ocean line; they encounter murder, Nazis, British intelligence and numerous evocatively described exotic locales. Think Nick and Nora without as many cocktails but with as much banter!



Cicadas Sing of Summer Graves - Quinn Connor (Sourcebooks)

Lake Prosper is a hidden tourist destination in rural Arkansas, but underneath its surface lie long lost secrets. A haunting southern gothic filled with romance, mystery and magical realism.




Monstrilio - Gerardo Samano Cordova (Zando)

Put aside any logic or reason or sense of reality for this read; there is a little horror, but the strength and power of love and marriage are the forces driving this story. Magical realism in the Spanish style.




Books In A Bar - Fall 2023

Our Books In A Bar book group continues with our Fall 2023 book discussions at Parnell's Pub on Cedar Road.  Shown below are books the group will be discussing starting in October. The discussions will be from 7-9 PM in the back room of Parnell's.  Grab a beer, glass of wine, or other beverage and join Holly for a lively discussion.

October 9, 2023: Writers and Lovers by Lilly King (Grove Press)

November 13, 2023: The Mad Women's Ball by Victoria Mas (Abrams)

December 11, 2023: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf (Vintage)

Books are available for purchase in the store.


Indie Next List - August 2023

Tom Lake: A Novel
by Ann Patchett (Harper)


None of This Is True: A Novel
by Lisa Jewell (Atria Books)


by T. Kingfisher (Tor Books)


Crook Manifesto: A Novel
by Colson Whitehead (Doubledday)


The Invisible Hour: A Novel
by Alice Hoffman (Atria Books)


The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel
by James McBride (Riverhead Books)


Looking Glass Sound: A Novel
by Catriona Ward (Tor Nightfire)


The Great Transition: A Novel
by Nick Fuller Googins (Atria Books)


Immortal Longings: A Novel
by Peter Heller (Knopf)


The Last Ranger: A Novel
by Peter Heller (Knopf)


Camp Damascus: A Novel
by Chuck Tingle (Tor Nightfire)


Mister Magic
by Kiersten White (DelRey)


Silver Nitrate: A Novel
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Del Rey)


Kala: A Novel
by Colin Walsh (Doubleday)


The Woman in the Castello: A Novel
by Kelsey James (A John Scognamiglio Book)


The Connellys of County Down: A Novel
by Tracey Lange (Celadon Books)


The Blonde Identity: A Novel
by Ally Carter (Avon)


Whalefall: A Novel
by Daniel Kraus (MTV Books)

Science Fiction

Cruel Seduction (Dark Olympics)
by Katee Robert (Sourcebooks Casablanca)


Prophet: A Novel
by Sin Blanche, Helen Macdonald (Grove Press)


The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth
by Elizabeth Rush (Milkweed Editions)


Family Lore: A Novel
by Elizabeth Acevedo


The Forect Brims Over: A Novel
by Maru Ayase, Haydn Trowell (Transl.) (Counterpoint)


Indie Best Sellers - August 2023

Paperback Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) August Paperback Bestsellers

Hardcover Bestsellers (Fiction & Nonfiction) August Hardcover Bestsellers

Fiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) August Fiction Bestsellers

Nonfiction Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) August Nonfiction Bestsellers

Children's Bestsellers (Hardcover & Paperback) Children's Bestsellers

Children's Early & Middle Grade Bestsellers  August Children's Early & Middle Grade Bestsellers

All five lists in a single file August Indie Bestsellers