Books, Gifts, Open Doors
NEW BOOKS...AND MUCH MORE
We've been receiving new merchandise every week, from solar powered lanterns in various colors (left) and colorful totes for your beach reads (right) to a wide assortment of home & garden gifts. Come in for a look!
AWARD-WINNING MRS. DALLOWAY'S BOOKSTORE FOR SALE
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We've received some serious interest and are now evaluating possible buyers for the store. To reiterate, we are selling, not closing. There will be no "last day." Rest assured, the store is in fine shape and remains open. (In fact, we just had the best April in our history, thanks to you.) Your gift certificates are still valid. You may still order books online, over the phone, or in person. Nothing has changed in our day-to-day operations. We have every expectation of finding brilliant new owners and until we do, we're staying right here doing everything we've done for the past 17 years. We'll keep you posted.
NEW HARDCOVER ARRIVALS
NEW IN PAPERBACK
NEW CHILDREN'S TITLES
MRS. DALLOWAY'S SATURDAY STORYTIME
The Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin. This is a lovely, quiet story of three lonely and grieving characters who come together on a honeybee farm and form unexpected friendships. The joys of beekeeping provide needed healing for all three, and a fight to thwart an odious pesticide company gives them new purpose and connects them to a newfound community. Just wonderful. - Hut
Fresh Water for Flowers by Valerie Perrin (now in paperback). This beguiling novel transported me to France during the darkest days of lockdown. The story of Violette, who tends a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne, and the many people, dead and alive, who visit regularly, is life-affirming and beautifully observed. A bestseller in France and Italy. - Marion
What Comes After by Joanne Tompkins. This is a mystery about the deaths of two teenage boys, but it's also a beautifully written novel about grief and families and what binds us together. It's set in Washington state, full of mist and beauty, and is intense and unforgettable. - Carolyn
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (in paperback). After her family deserts her over a four year period, 10-year-old Kya is completely on her own, using what she learned about the natural world around her to survive. The novel intersperses Kya's life and involvement with two boys she meets as a teenager with the investigation of a murder that finds the now-adult Kya as the prime suspect. Mystery, romance, and a protagonist to fall in love with. - Hut
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood. This book should come with a warning label, so here it is - It Is Devastating. Billed as a novel, the author's critical interest in online life and her prowess as a poet are on full display here - startlingly powerful and tragic. Highly recommended. - Nick
Deacon King Kong by James McBride (in paperback). This was my favorite book of 2020 (and I read a lot in 2020!). Wonderful characters, artful plotting, and a deep love for humanity that shines through the pages...this is McBride at the top of his game. Highly Recommended. - Nick
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