The Bookshop has a thousand books,

All colors, hues, and tinges,

And every cover is a door

That turns on magic hinges.



If you're looking for ways to make the world a better place, the easiest thing you can do is support your local bookstore. Here, in random order, are some of my favorites...

Books at Park Place, St. Petersburg, Florida

Scene of the Crime Books, St. Catherines, Ontario

The Cloak and Dagger, Princeton, New Jersey

The Astoria Bookshop, Queens, New York

Murder by the Book, Houston, Texas

The Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Murder By The Book, Portland, Oregon

Moonstone Book Store, Flemington, New Jersey

Mystery Ink, Huntingdon Beach, California

The Tattered Cover, Denver, Colorado

The Bookbar, Denver, Colorado

Sleuth of Baker Street, Toronto, Canada

Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Prairie Lights, Iowa City, Iowa

192 Books, New York, New York

The Mysterious Bookshop, New York, New York

Seattle Mystery Bookshop, Seattle, Washington

Once Upon a Crime Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Clinton Bookshop, Clinton, New Jersey

Mystery Loves Company, Oxford, Maryland

Mystery One Bookstore, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mystery on Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont

The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, Arizona

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, California

Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach, Florida

Whodunit Mystery Book Store, Winnipeg, Canada

Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, Washington

Clues Unlimited, Tucson, Arizona

St. Mark's Bookshop, New York, New York

The Book Garden, Frenchtown, New Jersey

Aunt Agatha's, Ann Arbor, Michigan

RJ Julia Bookstore, Madison, Connecticut


For more, browse the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association



Other recommended links:


Dru Ann's Book Musings

Florida Heritage Book Festival

Dear Reader

Sisters in Crime

Cozy Mystery Magazine

MBTB's Mystery Book Blog

Jungle Red Writers

Mystery Scene Magazine

Lisa K's Book Reviews

The Conscious Cat

Lesa's Book Critiques

Stacy Alesi's Book Bitch


Sirens of Suspense

The Cozy Mystery List Blog

Mystery Center

Buried Under Books

The Strand Magazine

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine

Books on the Nightstand

Cozy Up With Kathy

Book Series in Order

OmniMystery News

Left Coast Crime Mystery Conference

Bouchercon World Mystery Conference