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LATEST NEWS

Happy Mother’s Day newsletter

Dear Readers, As spring is underway we’re grateful to have the entire staff at Book Beat vaccinated and hopeful that most of our friends, family, and customers have had their vax too. Thank you to everyone who helped support the store safely on Independent Bookstore Day last month. Our thanks ...

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i arrogantly recommend… by Tom Bowden

A Man’s Place Annie Ernaux (Tanya Leslie, trans.) Seven Stories Press A memoir, biography, and homage to her father, Ernaux explores her upbringing in rural France by a man—the main motivating force of the family—who rose from poverty to the American equivalent of lower-middle clas...

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May reading group selection: The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington

If you’d like to read further, we have UK copies in stock The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington by Joanna Moorehead. “Her book deals engagingly with Carrington’s short-lived reunion with a still-smitten Ernst in Lisbon and New York, her two marriages, and in particular her friends...

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Independent Bookstore Day: Saturday April 24

Independent Bookstore Day! Saturday April 24 is Independent Bookstore Day— to celebrate we are planning an outdoor All DAY SEED & PLANT SWAP. Come pick out your own wildflower SEED BOMB and spread the beauty. Bring a small plant, plant clippings or seeds and trade for another. Our Plant S...

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