Missing the experience of browsing a bookstore—wandering the aisles, flipping through pages, unexpectedly stumbling upon the perfect book at the perfect moment? We all are, too. Here's a list of some favorite books for all ages ABOUT books and book shops to give you that bookstore feeling from home (and some books about libraries, for good measure!).
Anna James and Paola Escobar$16.99 $15.63
For anyone who's ever wished Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland were your friends in real life.
Cornelia Funke$10.99 $10.11
A middle grade favorite for when you want to be transported into a book... literally.
Greg Pizzoli$16.99 $15.63
One of Caroline's previous staff picks!
Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet$17.99 $16.55
Mo Willems$9.99 $9.19
Elephant and Piggy at their best (and most meta).
Jennifer Chambliss Bertman$7.99 $7.35
Alan Gratz$7.99 $7.35
Recommended by Amy (yes, the main character's name is also Amy, but book shop Amy promises she is not biased because of that!).
Allison Varnes$7.99 $7.35
James Riley$7.99 $7.35
Chris Colfer$9.99 $9.19
One of our all-time bestselling series at the book shop!
Markus Zusak$14.99 $13.79
Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes$7.99 $7.35
A charming picture book from one of our staff's favorite authors—check out BIG MEAN MIKE for another completely delightful Michelle Knudsen picture book!
Chris Grabenstein$7.99 $7.35
Jennifer A. Nielsen$17.99 $16.55
Cath Crowley$9.99 $9.19
Oliver Jeffers$18.99 $17.47
Helene Hanff$14.00 $12.88
One of the most delightful collections of correspondence ever—plus, there's enough books mentioned to give you a whole new reading list!
Gabrielle Zevin$15.95 $14.67
A favorite of Annie and Amy!
Shaun Bythell$17.98 $16.54
Highly recommended by Terri and Amy!
Shaun Bythell$25.95 $23.36
One of Amy's most anticipated adult books of 2020!
Pamela Paul$18.00 $16.56
A smart, endearing memoir for anyone who's ever tracked their own reading habits.
Jennifer Campbell$12.99 $11.95
A laugh-out-loud read—we had a copy of this behind the register for a while and took turns reading aloud our favorites.
Jojo Moyes$28.00 $25.20
Recommended by Karen and Amy!
Katarina Bivald$16.99 $15.63
Recommended by Amy!
Kim Michele Richardson$15.99 $14.71
Julie Danielson, Peter D Sieruta, et al.$12.00 $11.04
Penelope Fitzgerald and David Nicholls$15.99 $14.71
Veronica Henry$16.00 $14.72
Amy Meyerson$16.99 $15.63