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Books All About Travel

Books All About Travel

Do you love to travel? Do you love to read travel tales? I certainly love both those things! Sometimes it may not be possible to go on an adventure physically so why not pick up a book and do so through your imagination.   Nomadicmatt is one my favorite travel[Read More…]

“Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?”

“Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?”

“Have you ready any good books lately that you can recommend?” the Customer asked… Cue the ominous music. Women and children duck into alleys. Men lower their hats over their eyes and idly drift away. A dog barks. A tumbleweed blows through the bookstore. All eyes turn to me. I[Read More…]

by January 7, 2014 Books & Mags, Good Reads
Reading List 2013

Reading List 2013

The holiday shopping frenzy is coming to an end and this shopkeeper is officially exhausted! This is my second Christmas as a bookseller and I am pleased to announce that every special order came in on time and we did a much better job keeping popular books and other items[Read More…]

by December 27, 2013 Good Reads
Goodreads Sells Their Soul To The Devil

Goodreads Sells Their Soul To The Devil

I didn’t join Goodreads. Mostly because until recently I didn’t know what it was or what I would want to join for. Many authors and friends had suggested via facebook I should join, and that only made me less likely to do so, because I assumed it was another facebook[Read More…]

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The Glass Room-Should or Shouldn’t It Be a Best 100?

  The Glass Room  Edwin Rolfe and  Lester Fuller  1946 “In 1946 the phrase first appeared in the murder mystery novel Murder in the Glass Room (by Edwin Rolfe and Lester Fuller) as “you can never tell a book by its cover.” Wow, that fact, I just found, may tip the[Read More…]

Enter ManBookRead – Gentlemen Only

Enter ManBookRead – Gentlemen Only

We have a new contributor at The Bookshop Blog, something just for the guys. Here’s some info: ManBookRead is a men’s book club that was established to unite men around America (and beyond) under one interesting, quality, and genuinely awesome book each month. If it helps to use an example,[Read More…]

by March 4, 2013 Good Reads
Are the Origins of Steampunk Rooted in Racist Literature?

Are the Origins of Steampunk Rooted in Racist Literature?

by Carrie Bailey While writing my thesis earlier this year, I was so eager to leave grad school behind me, like it was a candy wrapper and I was late to catch a train, that I hardly had time to process the controversial nature of the material I was studying.[Read More…]

by February 18, 2013 Good Reads, News & Opinions
The Spider Orchid–Best 100 Mystery Novels of All Time–Runner Up

The Spider Orchid–Best 100 Mystery Novels of All Time–Runner Up

The Spider Orchid—Celia Fremlin–1977 –Used. I admit I originally had this on my Best 100 Mysteries of All Time list. I remember loving Ms. Fremlin, and thought this title was the best of what I read. But upon rereading this and another, I found I favored the other much more,[Read More…]

by February 14, 2013 Book Reviews, Dastardly Deeds, Good Reads