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Around the Bookstore: Literary flowers blooming

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That old saying “April showers bring May flowers” is true for me. Sitting at the register, looking out at Main Street in April means...

Around the Bookstore: Female authors

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March has arrived. There are a few hints of spring, with stretches of gray and rain, and more than a small amount of pummeling...

Around the Bookstore: On vacation

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A monger, according to the Oxford dictionary, is a word “denoting a dealer or trader in a specified commodity,” such as a fishmonger. When I...

Around the bookstore

Watching the Christmas decorations come down on Main Street in Edgartown caused a sigh to slip out; it always seems they come down a...

Around the Bookstore: Gift-giving

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It is with disbelief, almost absolute, I realize we are facing the holidays, or, as I often joke in notes to friends, the Holidaze....

Around the Bookstore

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Here it is, right in front of us, the Great American Feast, Thanksgiving, the beacon that next comes the gift-giving holidays, a sharing of...

Around the Bookstore

It is unbelievably October, another month slipped away in what seems a headlong race toward the holidays. It is quieter, the summer throngs gone,...

Around the bookstore

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One day, just a moment ago, it was Memorial Day weekend. It seemed God turned on the spigot and people flowed into the streets...

Around the Bookstore

In June 2020, I became manager and book buyer for Edgartown Books. The immediate challenge was to fill the shelves as we reopened post-COVID,...

Around the bookstore

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According to the Macmillan Dictionary, a beach read is “a book you can take on holiday, which is good enough to keep you engaged,...

Around the Bookstore: The classics are worth revisiting

In the morning and evening, when I go upstairs to turn on or off the lights at the bookstore, I pass our Classics section,...

Around the Bookstore: Oprah’s 100th pick

For many authors, being named as the choice for Oprah’s Book Club is akin to winning an Oscar — a validation, a burst of...

Around the Bookstore: Author Maggie O’Farrell

A few days ago, a customer asked for a recommendation for a good historical novel; I asked whether she had read either “Hamnet” or...

Around the Bookstore: ‘Pineapple Street’

Debuting this week at No. 5 on the NY Times Hardcover Best Seller list is “Pineapple Street,” a first-time book by Jenny Jackson, set...

Around the Writers’ Table: Book recommendations

I am delighted to turn over this week’s Writers’ Table to Mathew Tombers, manager of Edgartown Books. When I asked him for book recommendations...