Towards the end of each year, we run a report to find out which books have sold better than all the rest. Have our staff picks topped the BookTok madness? Alas, not this year. Has Where the Crawdads Sing been knocked out of the top titles? Nope, still going strong! Have our event books sold… Continue reading Towne Bestsellers for 2021
We're so happy to say goodbye to 2020! We hope 2021 will be a better year for everyone. Staff picks TBC Links A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik A great start to a new series! I love Naomi’s writing and greatly enjoyed seeing her write in a different style than she did for Uprooted and… Continue reading New Year, New Staff Picks!
What is a trope? It is a recurring literary theme. From rags to riches to being the “chosen one,” it’s a popular device used in many stories. Whether you realize it or not, you probably gravitate toward books with similar story elements. Some of my personal favorite tropes are the ones surrounding romance. Even if… Continue reading YA Books for Every Romance Trope
Still need the perfect gift for someone? Check out our latest staff picks! Staff picks TBC Links No One Asked for This by Cazzie David Cazzie is a good writer, and definitely funny in a early comedic way - she says she’s more like her dad than mom and the resemblance is obvious. I could… Continue reading Last Minute Holiday Gifts Staff Picks!
Why not use your love for Disney to help you pick out your next read? These are six young adult novels that will remind you of some of your favorite classic Disney movies! Whether you’re looking for your own book or a gift for a loved one, here is a guide to help find the… Continue reading YA Books Based On Your Favorite Disney Movie
It's hard to believe the holidays are already upon us and that this crazy year is almost over! Today we're sharing the picks of our two most recent booksellers: Asma and Elise! Asma is our in store marketing and social media managing bookseller. Elise was our summer intern and has joined us in her new… Continue reading Meet the Booksellers: Asma & Elise
My Bavarian grandmother taught me German as a young child and as I studied the language and culture throughout the years, I came to love the tradition of St. Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag). Before bed on December 5th, children put their shoes outside the door for St. Nichoals (he's the patron saint of children) and he… Continue reading Happy St. Nicholas Day!
The last few holiday seasons at the store, we’ve really embraced the idea of celebrating Jólabókaflóð, an Icelandic tradition of giving your loved ones a book and hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. It just feels like a tradition that fits an indie bookstore so perfectly. This morning we’re sharing the rest of the books we… Continue reading Jólabókaflóð: From Cookbooks to Graphic Novels, and Everything In-Between!
In continuing our 2020 Best of lists here at Towne Book Center, we're excited to share the top selling staff recommendations of 2020! Each cover links to the book's page on our website! TBC Staff Picks TBC LINKS 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand I eagerly waited for this book and it did not disappoint. This… Continue reading Top Selling Staff Picks of 2020
The last few holiday seasons at the store, we’ve really embraced the idea of celebrating Jólabókaflóð, an Icelandic tradition of giving your loved ones a book and hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. It just feels like a tradition that fits an indie bookstore so perfectly. This morning we’re sharing the horror, fantasy and science fiction… Continue reading Jólabókaflóð: Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction