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Is there a bookseller at our shop you would like to nominate for a James Patterson Holiday Bonus? CLICK HERE! James Patterson gives holiday presents to booksellers based on your recommendations!
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FIRST EDITION CLUB - MINI 2020 STYLE!

 

You get 3 Signed, Hardcover, First Edition Books, Between April and December 2020

(Two novels, one non-fiction)

 

An author event with (at least) one of the (amazing) authors!

 

Our goal is to sign up (at least) 100 people  for $100 by March 8th 

 

Thank you for supporting your reading and us!  Books will be chosen carefully by Kira, and the non-fiction book will stay out of the political arena… you can keep your book or give it to a friend or other loved one!

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Kira's Book Club / Saturday, November 2nd / 3:00 - 4:30See more

Meeting Saturday, March 7th, 3:00 - 4:30 upstairs at the bookstore

 
For our next book club we have chosen The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom, which is the winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction! It is also a New York Times Bestseller and was named a Notable Book of the Year by theNew York Times Book Review.

Please join us in reading the book over the next month and a half or so, and meeting with us at the start of March.


In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant—the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah’s father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually number twelve children. But after Simon died, six months after Sarah’s birth, the Yellow House would become IvoryMae’s thirteenth and most unruly child.
Kira's favorites for WAMC Book Picks!See more
Books featured in our Shelf Awareness Newsletter!See more
Audiobooks
 
Audiobook memberships are now available at Merritt Bookstore!
 


Powered by our audiobook partner Libro.fm, your first month is $0.99 and then $14.99 per month. The monthly fee equates to one audiobook credit which you can use at anytime, for any of the 70,000+ audiobooks available on our Libro.fm site. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all Libro.fm audiobooks are DRM-free.

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Here is a partial reading list to help understand the history leading to the systemic racism in the USA, and the experiences of people in our society today.
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Persephone BooksSee more

"What are all those books with grey covers?"

I discovered Persephone Books, from London, in 1999. Their mission, to re-publish books, mostly by women, that were “unjustly out of print” resulted in a trove of wonderful novels and non-fiction works, each enjoyable in its own special way.

Persephone titles here many are favorites, and some are the latest releases. When you look inside the front cover you will see printed a textile that is from the time period of the original printing, and a bookmark slipped inside. Descriptions of all of the books are in the comments when you click on each book-- and in the catalogues you can find in store.

 

They have travelled a long way to be here; I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

New York Review Books / ADULTSee more

NYRB Classics is a list of fiction and non-fiction works for all ages and from around the world. While some books are original, like Persephone, many of these books have been out of print and rescued by the NYRB editor. It has been called "a marvelous literary imprint ... that has put hundreds of wonderful books back on our shelves."

What are all those books with red spines?See more
Some of my most favorite books for children, and books to read aloud, have been republished by the NYRB imprint. These books, mostly with red spines, can be found in our classics section at the bookshop.
 


The Merritt Bookstore is located at 57 Front Street, next to the Post Office.

 

We have BOOKS! And toys, cards, small gifts, stationery, wrapping paper and more! 
Special orders placed over the weekend arrive Tuesday afternoon, in-print book orders usually take one or two days to arrive in the store.