Upcoming Events

Mercury Stardust Book Signing Event for her book Safe and Sound: A Renter-Friendly Guide to Home Owner Repair on December 7th from 11 AM to 1:30 PM in-store
Book Signing event with Campbell Jessop and Lauren Rapp
Treasure Valley Dog Hikes & Walks Book Signing with Matt Clark and Diana Burrell
Tasty Tales Story Time at Guru Donuts Boise - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Opera Idaho Presents: Critical Mass Vocal Artists with A Christmas Carol in Concert with special guest Samantha Silva - December 16th at 7:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church

Gift ideas that you did not know you needed

We can all agree that books are great gifts!  I mean seriously... But every once in a while, you want a gift to go with that book (you know a "book basket" thing).  Bookmarks are always a good option, and we have some really great ones for grown-ups and kids.  But we also have some really great other gift items, and the booksellers are sharing their favorites with you:

Bakeaholic Bliss

Whether you are new to baking or an old baking pro, everyone needs a good baking book.  And this time of year, especially as the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, the smell of something baking in the oven is soul warming and life affirming. Here are a few of our choices to enhance your baking experience and make some delicious treats. 

What is "book banning"?

As we wind down Banned Books Week and begin to gather ourselves for the next legislative session, it seems that things are not always what they appear to be.  When we talk about "book banning", there are big visuals of books publicly being taken off the shelves among much fanfare and even destroyed in a very Fahrenheit 451 manner.  Sadly enough, "book banning" is far more covert and insidious than that.  

Inclusive Shelves Vs. Book Ghettos

Shot of the shelf in the Romance Section with Red, White, and Royal Blue in its spot on the shelf

Where can you find Red, White and Royal Blue in our store?  In the Romance section. 


How to be Antiracist?  It’s in Social Sciences.  When Women Were Dragons? Definitely  Literature. A Queer History of the United States? US History, of course.


We are often asked why we don’t have an LGBTQ section, or Women’s Studies, or Black History sections at our shop. 


Our answer is both simple and complex.