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Porter Square Books is very lucky to be able to work with publishers and local authors to make signed books available to you. Here are some of the signed books coming out this Fall that you can preorder now.
We can see summer over the horizon. Thus begins one of our favorite activities of the year: coming up with summer reading lists. You can organize summer reading lists by age (as we do for young readers every year so look forward to that), genre, theme, beach-readability, historical era, historical event, author, or even what kind of summer you want to have, like a relaxing summer or an adventurous summer or a romantic summer, or whatever. Well, if you’re one of the handful of people out there hoping to have a weird summer, you’ve come to the right place.
Twice a year The Millions does us all a literary favor by listing all the forthcoming books to get excited about. Thus, roughly twice a year, they also inspire us to put together our list of books we are particularly looking forward to.
The idea of “summer reading” being mostly lighter, fluffier books comes from the fact that after a school year’s worth of intellectual effort, it’s nice to take a break and read undemanding books. And it is nice to kick back, relax, watch characters do interesting things in interesting places, and not work very hard for awhile.
Being a bookseller means looking at hundreds (maybe even thousands) of book covers over the course of the year and, when you’ve been a bookseller as long as I have (which is almost twelve years now), you’re bound to develop opinions and tastes when it comes to book covers. So I started a Pinterest board to collect some of the covers that I thought were most successful. At time of writing I’ve shared my thoughts on almost 150 different book covers.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephane Oakes is the 2015 Young Readers Porter Square Book of the Year. (Which means it’s 20% off for the rest of the year.) Bookseller Rebecca who originally nominated The Sacred Lies for the award (and clearly has excellent taste, because she also nominated our adult winner) interviewed Stephanie Oakes.