HOUSE OF BOOKS carries all of The New York Times Best Sellers, Fiction and Non-Fiction, as well as the Regional Indie Best Sellers, updated weekly.  

Please note our Winter Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

UPS pick up time is now 4:00 PM

Please, check out our Staff Favorites here.


There’s always a moment to begin a new story. There are no words that can properly convey to those of you – and you know who you are – who support the House of Books and have rallied for me these past 7 years. If you have the dream of owning an independent bookstore, please contact me. Neil Gaiman said, “A town is not a town without a bookstore,” and Kent wouldn’t be Kent without the House of Books. It has been Kent’s Literary Landmark for 43 years and my hope is that it will continue to be.
It has been such a great honor and an enormous privilege to own such a place of solace, curiosity, inspiration, and escape, and to recommend books to our dear readers. I hope you will continue your support of HOB in 2019.
With my gratitude,
Robin J. Dill, Owner, House of Books


Remaining in the #1 spot for the second week in a row, on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, (March 10, 2019) is Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (25 weeks on the list).  A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

For the first time in fifteen weeks, Becoming by Michelle Obama has slipped from the # 1 to the # 2 spot on The New York Times hardcover non-fiction best seller list.  New to the #1 spot this week is The Threat by Andrew G. McCabe.  The former Deputy Director of the FBI describes major events of his career and the ways the agency works to protect Americans.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This summer we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a book signing by Connecticut author Joyce Lapin.  Her non-fiction picture book, If You Had Your Birthday Party On The Moon takes young readers on a rocket ride to the moon where their birthday would last as long as a month!  Party goers romp in a low gravity playground, watch candles and balloons behave weirdly in the moon’s atmosphere and see why “moon angels” they make in the thick carpet of lunar dust will last for thousands of years.  With each discovery, young readers learn the science behind the surprise explained in terms they’ll understand.  Complete with sidebars and a glossary, this entertaining adventure is perfect for sharing at home and at school.

Daisy Jones & The Six is the story of a fictional rock band in the 1970’s.  Author Taylor Jenkins Reid brings to life the sex, drugs and rock n’ roll of the seventies immersing you in a riveting and unforgettable novel written as an oral history of the break through of an incredible band.  Daisy Jones & The Six is also in our Staff Favorites.

“From The New York Times best selling author, Adam Makos, comes Spearhead, the riveting story of an American tank gunner’s journey into the heart of the Third Reich, where he will meet destiny in an iconic armor duel – and forge an enduring bond with the enemy.”

Adam Makos is the author of The New York Times best seller A Higher Call and the critically acclaimed Devotion.  Inspired by his grandfathers’ service, Makos chronicles the stories of American veterans in his trademark fusion of intense human drama and fast-paced military action.