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 through May 31, 2019:

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

Please note:  House of Books will be closing at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, May 21st and we will be closed all day Wednesday, May 22nd.  We will reopen on Thursday, May 23 at 11:00 AM.

UPS pick up time is now 4:00 PM

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“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


Returning to the #1 spot on The New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list, (May 19, 2019) is Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect (35 weeks on the list.)

Returning to the #1 spot on The New York Times hardcover non-fiction bestseller list (May 19, 2019) is Becoming by Michelle Obama.  The former First Lady describes how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent (25 weeks on the list.)

Martha Hall Kelly Lost Roses Book Signing

Saturday June 1st 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall

Martha Hall Kelly, the highly acclaimed author of Lilac Girls has written a prequel called Lost Roses. Martha is a native New Englander who lives in Connecticut and Martha’s Vineyard. She worked as an advertising copywriter for many years, raised three wonderful children who are now mostly out of the nest and Lilac Girls was her first novel.  Please join House of Books and The Kent Memorial Library in welcoming Martha at a book signing and talk on Saturday, June 1st at the Kent Town Hall at 2:00 p.m.  Lost Roses will be available for purchase and signing.  

This event is free and open to the public but you must register.  Please call the library at 860-927-3761 or kentmemoriallibary.org.


“Masterfully crafted, exquisitely written, and impossible to put down, The Flight Portfolio is an indelible tour de force from one of America’s most gifted novelists.”  Julie Orringer (How to Breathe Underwater, The Invisible Bridge) has written a gripping, emotionally powerful narrative telling the story of one young American’s quest to save the lives of artists and writers fleeing the Nazis after the invasion of France.  The Flight Portfolio is available here at House of Books.

“Pulitzer Prize winning historian, David McCullough, rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story – the settling of the northwest territory by the dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.” The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition, courage and sense of high purpose led them to remarkable accomplishments.  The Pioneers is available at House of Books.