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Merritt Book ClubSee more
First Meeting, Sunday, March 25th, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
Join Kira for the first meeting of our thrice yearly bookclub! Our first book is the amazing short story collection that was shortlisted for the 2017 National Book Awards. Come by the store for your book now, read as much as you can before we meet. Interested in coffee? Prosecco? Let me know, and we'll make a plan.
“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
Audiobook memberships are now available at Merritt Bookstore!
Powered by our audiobook partner Libro.fm, your first month is $0.99 and then $14.99 per month. The monthly fee equates to one audiobook credit which you can use at anytime, for any of the 70,000+ audiobooks available on our Libro.fm site. You can easily listen on any device (phone, tablet, PC) as all Libro.fm audiobooks are DRM-free.
Here is a partial reading list to help understand the history leading to the systemic racism in the USA, and the experiences of people in our society today.
Persephone BooksSee more
"What are all those books with grey covers?"
I discovered Persephone Books, from London, in 1999. Their mission, to re-publish books, mostly by women, that were “unjustly out of print” resulted in a trove of wonderful novels and non-fiction works, each enjoyable in its own special way.
Persephone titles here many are favorites, and some are the latest releases. When you look inside the front cover you will see printed a textile that is from the time period of the original printing, and a bookmark slipped inside. Descriptions of all of the books are in the comments when you click on each book-- and in the catalogues you can find in store.
They have travelled a long way to be here; I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
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New York Review Books / ADULTSee more
NYRB Classics is a list of fiction and non-fiction works for all ages and from around the world. While some books are original, like Persephone, many of these books have been out of print and rescued by the NYRB editor. It has been called "a marvellous literary imprint ... that has put hundreds of wonderful books back on our shelves."
What are all those books with red spines?See more
Some of my most favorite books for children, and books to read aloud, have been republished by the NYRB imprint. These books, mostly with red spines, can be found in our classics section at the bookshop.
The Merritt Bookstore is located at 57 Front Street, next to the Post Office and just down the street from Punch.
We have BOOKS! And toys, cards, small gifts, stationery, wrapping paper and more!
Special orders placed over the weekend arrive Tuesday afternoon, in-print book orders usually take one or two days to arrive in the store.
We still have some of our exclusive Indie Bookstore Day Merchandise! Call us at 845-677-5857 and we will make arrangements!
"Lost and Found" signed print by Jenny Lawson aka "The Bloggess"
"Welcome to Night Vale" Vinyl edition. Free audiobook download with purchase!
Signed Literary Map of the United States
A Literary Cocktail Party
(We also have a limited number of the Literary Condoms available... just in case!)
57 Front Street Millbrook NY 12545 USA