Monthly Archives: May 2015

Emily Reads… Leslie Parry’s Church of Marvels

There’s something about a disheveled carnival that screams drama. If you’re anything like me, this assumption is paired with a gleeful snicker and rubbing of the hands, the universal symbol for “oh, this is about to get GOOD.” Leslie Parry … Continue reading

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Six Months!

Upon unlocking the front door and walking into RoscoeBooks last Thursday morning, I had two thoughts. My first thought was, “Whoa, the back room looks surprisingly clean today. Hooray!” My second thought was, “Hey, my bookstore has been open for … Continue reading

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Book Lovers’ Throwdown Recap

Since RoscoeBooks opened, we’ve been slowly but surely starting to organize a few gatherings for neighborhood booklovers to meet, discuss books, and drink wine. We were thrilled to see so many Roscoe Villagers out Thursday evening for the second Book … Continue reading

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RoscoeBooks tackles “the Next Gone Girl”

There are certain phrases that have become ubiquitous in the independent bookstore. And right besides “crossover YA” and “problematic argument,” “the next Gone Girl” is possibly my least favorite phrase that I hear ad nauseam. Every rep wants their new … Continue reading

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Greg Reads….Bonita Avenue, by Peter Buwalda

If you haven’t heard of Dutch novelist Peter Buwalda’s debut novel, Bonita Avenue, don’t feel bad — but you’re going to want to take note. The novel was published in the Netherlands in 2010, and after a successful run in … Continue reading

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