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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 new hours:

  • Sunday – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Monday – Friday – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Saturday – 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

House of Books will be closed on Monday, September 16th as we switch to our new book manager system.  

UPS pick up time is now 4:00 PM.  On Friday all UPS drop offs must be at the store no later than 3:00 PM.  We can no longer store shipments over the weekend.  Thank you for your understanding.

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The House of Books has reopened temporarily at 4 North Main Street next to Swyfte Restaurant.  Please come and say hello to us in our new shop – Little House of Books.  We’re continuing to offer all the programs that Robin Dill so auspiciously had when she owned the store – Senior Discount Monday, UPS drop-off, Frequent Book Buyer Club, and of course the most current books and all the classics.  We look forward to seeing you at Little House of Books.

The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s stunning sequel and dramatic conclusion to her dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is available now at House of Books.

New this week to the #1 spot on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, (September 8, 2019) is A Better Man by Louise Penny. The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series.  The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising flood waters across the province.

Remaining in the #1 spot on The New York Times hardcover non-fiction bestseller list (September 8, 2019) is Educated by Tara Westover (80 weeks on the list).  The daughter of survivalists, who is kept out of school, educates herself enough to leave home for university.

Pulitzer Prize (Empire Falls) winning author Richard Russo’s ninth novel, Chances Are...is available at House of Books.  Three sixty year old men who were good friends in college meet for a weekend on Martha’s Vineyard.  Still close despite geographical distances and they hold in common not only their school days and the volcanic, rockin’ sixties, but a monumental mystery they have puzzled over since Memorial Day weekend on the Vineyard in 1971.  Russo is renowned for his astute, masterful understanding of community.  Shot through with Russo’s trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are…also bristles with suspense and menace.  Chances Are…is currently #9 on the New York Times best seller list.

“From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a bracingly original approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves.”  Ibram X. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism.  His book How To Be An Antiracist is available here at House of Books and is currently #2 on the New York Times best seller list.


Considering the recent destruction in the Amazon Rain Forest and the loss of countless animals and plants, we are fortunate to have Joel Sartore’s exquisite book The Photo Ark – One Man’s Quest To Document The World’s Animals.  Joel Sartore is a photographer, author, teacher, conservationist and regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. Mr. Sartore has photographed more than 6,000 species for this exquisite book.  It’s impossible to resist looking closely at each photo.  “If you look closely enough a tortoise is as magnificent as a tiger.” – Joel Sartore.  The Photo Ark and the Photo Ark Calendar are available here at House of Books.