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April Brings a Shower of New Books, and More



  • Grab a pen and complete the sentence: I Love Mrs. Dalloway's Because   on a window banner that we’ll have hung for all to write on-and when you’re done, take a selfie and tag us! #BookstoreDay, #MrsDalloways
  • Want to learn more about audio books? Come put on the headphones at our Listening Station. If you like what you hear, our independent audio partner,, is offering a free audiobook to new members - we can help you sign up! 
  • Have a bite or a sip with food & drink samples provided by some of our wonderful Elmwood food establishments. Some will also offer deals for Mrs. Dalloway’s customers showing a bookstore receipt from Saturday, April 27. We’ll have all the details at the store. 
  • Join in our daylong scavenger hunt. Scan our shelves for Advanced Readers Copies (promotional copies of upcoming titles) wrapped in brown paper and placed in sections throughout the store. You find it, it's yours (one per customer). And who knows, you may be holding a future bestseller in your hands.
  • Spend $100 or more and choose a book from our curated collection of Advanced Readers Copies - unwrapped so you can pick something you like.
  • Meet author Gareth Hinds, discussing his epic new graphic novel, The Iliad. Scroll down for details.
  • Check out exclusive merchandise (books, pins, notebooks, stencils, and more) created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors.  Not available online and supplies are limited. We’ll also have beautiful 2019 Independent Bookstore Day t-shirts with art created by Jane Mount available for purchase.


We've just received a great new selection of jigsaw puzzles. Most of them are 1000 pieces, and many feature classic magazine covers from the likes of The New Yorker, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Come take a look!


Click on any image to order or read descriptions

Hardcover Fiction


Paperback Fiction


Hardcover Nonfiction


Paperback Nonfiction


Children's Books



Give Children in Your Life the Gift of Books! 

Start a library for the young reader in your life with Mrs. Dalloway's Little Library subscription service! 

We've made it easier than ever to sign up and tell us about your young reader's interests, allowing our expert staff to choose books that will engage and delight. If you look on the left-hand column of this page, you'll see a Little Library link — simply click on the image (or the one here) to be taken to our Subscription page. 

Here's what one happy subscriber said about the program recently: "I so appreciate your time and choices of books.... So far, this program has opened up our family to so many wonderful stories we would not have otherwise known." 


Next Event

returns to read from her fifteenth Maisie Dobbs novel, The American Agent, in which our beloved heroine investigates the mysterious murder of an American war correspondent in London during the Blitz in a page-turning tale of love and war, terror and survival.

"Excellent....In Winspear's capable hands, Maisie has evolved into a deeply sympathetic character. Readers will eagerly await her next outing."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

To reserve your seat please purchase a copy of The American Agent by speaking with a bookseller or ordering from our website.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
The American Agent: A Maisie Dobbs Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062436665
Availability: Most titles are on our shelves or avaialble within 1-5 days.
Published: Harper - March 26th, 2019

When Catherine Saxon, an American correspondent reporting on the war in Europe, is found murdered in her London digs, news of her death is concealed by British authorities.

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