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Our goal is to provide customers with a variety of choices and to promote reading and education in our communities and surrounding areas. We offer a wide variety of books, magazines, toys, games, and gifts for the entire family. Our emphasis is on customer service and friendly advice. Our family owned business started its humble beginnings in Jefferson City over fifty years ago. We thank you for your continued support and we welcome you into our bookstore family.


 New York Times Hardback Bestsellers

1              LEAVING TIME, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine.) After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.        

2              DEADLINE, by John Sandford. (Putnam.) Dognappers and a murdered reporter draw the attention of the Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers.   

3              EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. (Dutton.) Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.             

4              BURN, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown.) Detective Michael Bennett, back in New York City, investigates a peculiar crime in Harlem.      

5              SOMEWHERE SAFE WITH SOMEBODY GOOD, by Jan Karon. (Putnam.) The Mitford character Father Tim finds friends and family wrestling with difficulties.      

6              LILA, by Marilynne Robinson. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.) The difficult early life of the woman who becomes the wife of the widower and minister John Ames; a back story to "Gilead."           

7              ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.                

8              PERSONAL, by Lee Child. (Delacorte.) Jack Reacher, a former military cop, helps the State Department and the C.I.A. stop a sniper who has targeted a G8 summit.         

9              SOME LUCK, by Jane Smiley. (Knopf.) The lives of an Iowa farm family between 1920 and 1953; the first volume of a trilogy. 

 10           THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH, by Richard Flanagan. (Knopf.) The hero of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel about love, good and evil is a P.O.W. working on the Thai-Burma Death Railway during World War II.           

New York Times Mass - Market Paperback Bestsellers

1             GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway.) A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?           

2              THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.      

3             OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) The first volume of the series featuring an 18th-century Scottish warrior and a World War II-era nurse who has been sucked back across two centuries to be at his side; first published in 1991.  

4              SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Dell.) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”        

5            THE LONGEST RIDE, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) The lives of two couples converge unexpectedly. While 91-year- old Ira is visited by his beloved wife (who passed away years earlier), Sophia, a college student, is enthralled by a young cowboy.

6              CROSS MY HEART, by James Patterson. (Vision.) Detective Alex Cross’s family is threatened by an adversary intent on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime.  

7             STORM FRONT, by John Sandford. (Berkley.) The Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers becomes involved in the hunt for an ancient inscribed stone.       

8              WINNERS, by Danielle Steel. (Dell.) Six people with intertwined lives — among them an aspiring Olympic skier who is gravely injured — struggle to surmount challenges.    

9              COMMAND AUTHORITY, by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney. (Berkley.) In Clancy’s last novel before his death, President Jack Ryan and his son, a covert intelligence expert, try to counter a Russian threat.     

 10           THE CASUAL VACANCY, by J. K. Rowling. (Little, Brown.) The sudden death of a parish councilman reveals bitter social divisions in an idyllic English town; the author’s first novel for adults.           

New York Times Hardback Non - Fiction Bestsellers


1              RISE OF ISIS, by Jay Sekulow with Jordan Sekulow and others. (Howard Books.) An examination of the jihadist group and a warning about its dangers.

2              UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House.) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his plane went down over the Pacific.     

3              THE BOYS IN THE BOAT, by Daniel James Brown. (Penguin.) A group of American rowers pursued gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. 

4              THE HOT ZONE, by Richard Preston. (Anchor.) The discovery of the Ebola virus, and the efforts to keep it from spreading; first published in 1994.           

5              WILD, by Cheryl Strayed. (Vintage.) A life-changing hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.       

6              OUTLIERS, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Back Bay/Little, Brown.) Why some people succeed — it has to do with luck and opportunities as well as talent. 

7              THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg. (Random House.) An examination of the science behind habits, how we form them and break them.      

8              AMERICAN SNIPER, by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. (Harper/HarperCollins.) A memoir about battlefield experiences in Iraq by the Navy SEALs sniper.             

9              QUIET, by Susan Cain. (Broadway.) Introverts — approximately one-third of the population — are undervalued in American society.           

 10           THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE, by Ann Patchett. (Harper Perennial.) A collection of essays by the novelist.                          









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