Indie Bookstore Day 2024!

Bookstore Day Brunch 11-1!

Join us for a bookish brunch from 11-1. We'll be serving pastries, mimosas, and our new Murder By The Book coffee blends. 

We'll be joined by Crime By The Book's Abby Endler, Alexander Marriott, Alexander C. Juden, Ashley Winstead, Alison Wisdom, and Chris Cander. They'll be signing books and offering book recommendations. 

Murder By The Book Recommends at 1:30!

The MBTB staff will be sharing some of our recent favorite reads! All recommended titles will be 20% off!

Spend $100 (pretax) on the 27th and be entered in a drawing to win #1 in line, reserved parking, and reserved seating for an event of your choice!

We'll have Bookstore Day Exclusive Merch available to purchase in store. 

Exclusive items will be available in store only, while supplies last. 

Event date: 

Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

Event address: 

2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005
$14.99
SKU: 2300843914426

The 2024 Independent Bookstore Day tote bag has a gusseted bottom. The tote bags are made available to Independent Bookstore Day stores and sold individually.


Blackwing & Independent Bookstore Day have teamed up for the fourth consecutive year to create a new set of pencils exclusively for independent bookstores. Each year the interest and popularity of these limited edition pencils continues to grow. The pencils feature a design inspired by independent bookstores and the printed word.


$15.99
SKU: 2300843914419

Sip from this "The Future is Indie" mug as a reminder of championing individuality and celebrating the boundless possibilities of independent creativity with every brew. This glossy colored exterior mug with glossy white interior, black rim, and speckles is microwave safe.


Every Time I Go on Vacation, Someone Dies: A Novel (The Vacation Mysteries #1) By Catherine Mack Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250325853
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - April 30th, 2024

Ten days, eight suspects, six cities, five authors, three bodies . . . one trip to die for.

"Quick, captivating, and oh-so-much-fun! This delicious mystery is as spellbinding as Knives Out."—Elle Cosimano, New York Times bestselling author of the Finlay Donovan series


Portrait of a Thief: A Novel By Grace D. Li Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593186060
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tiny Reparations Books - April 4th, 2023

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
An Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel
Longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize
Named a New York Times Best Crime Novel of 2022


The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians: Their stories are better than the bestsellers By James Patterson, Matt Eversmann Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316567534
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 8th, 2024

This “celebration of the world of books” (Kirkus) is “a real page turner!” (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) that "feels like a love letter" (USA Today) to booksellers and librarians—as told to the greatest storyteller of our time, James Patterson.

To be a bookseller or librarian…
 
You h


The Mystery Writer: A Novel By Sulari Gentill Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728285184
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - March 19th, 2024

"A mischievous twist on mystery novels and the people who write them." — Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone and Everyone on the Train is a Suspect

There's nothing easier to dismiss than a conspiracy theory—until it turns out to be true


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The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers: A novel By Samuel Burr Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780593470091
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - April 9th, 2024

An extraordinary, gloriously uplifting novel about the power of friendship and the puzzling ties that bind us


The Last Party: A Novel By Clare Mackintosh Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728269849
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - July 11th, 2023

"Wicked fun, devilishly clever, with echoes of Agatha Christie." —Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author

At midnight, one of them is dead. By morning, all of them are suspects.

It's the party to end all parties….but not everyone is here to celebrate.


A Game of Lies: A Novel By Clare Mackintosh Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781728296500
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 23rd, 2024

"It's everything you want from a thriller—and then some. Hugely enjoyable." —Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author

They say the camera never lies. But on this show, you can't trust anything you see.


The Familiar: A Novel By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250884251
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - April 9th, 2024

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a spellbinding novel set in the Spanish Golden Age.

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2024 by The Washington Post, NPR, Goodreads, LitHub, The Nerd Daily, Paste Magazine, Today.com, and so much more!


The Serial Killer's Apprentice By Katherine Ramsland, Tracy Ullman Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781613164952
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Crime Ink - April 16th, 2024

A psychological examination of the blurred line between victim and accomplice—and how a killer can be created


A Good Girl's Guide to Murder By Holly Jackson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984896391
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - January 5th, 2021

THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES • Everyone is talking about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! With shades of Serial and Making a Murderer this is the story about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect.

Everyone in Fairview knows the story.


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You'd Look Better as a Ghost: A Novel By Joanna Wallace Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143136170
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - March 26th, 2024

“Refreshingly original and laugh-out-loud funny.” —Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Party

A comic thriller following the trials and tribulations of Claire, a part-time serial killer, who is keen to keep her favorite hobby a secret—despite the efforts of a determined blackmailer


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The Excitements: A Novel By CJ Wray Cover Image
By CJ Wray
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063337480
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2024

"Irresistible...Filled with surprise, poignancy, and excitement, this is a surefire winner." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A brilliant and witty drama about two brave female World War II veterans who survived the unthinkable without ever losing their killer instinct…or their joie de vivre.


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Lady Charlotte Always Gets Her Man By Violet Marsh Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538739693
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Published: Forever - March 5th, 2024

It’s "captivating from the very start and entertaining to the very end” (India Holton, The League of Gentlewomen Witches) as family secrets and scandalous mystery combine in this delightfully witty historical rom-com—perfect for fans of Evie Dunmore, Enola Holmes, and Netflix's Bridgerton!

Lady Charlotte Lovett should have never run away upon discoveri


The Truth about the Devlins By Lisa Scottoline Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780525539704
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 26th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

USA Today Bestseller

Lisa Scottoline, the #1 bestselling author of What Happened to the Bennetts, presents another pulse-pounding domestic thriller about family, justice, and the lies that tear us apart.


Nothing But the Bones: A Novel By Brian Panowich Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250835246
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 16th, 2024

With lyrical prose and hard-hitting depictions of the hardscrabble life in the rural south, Brian Panowich, author of Bull Mountain, Like Lions, and Hard Cash Valley, delivers a gripping new chapter in his tales of McFalls County in Nothing But the Bones.


Mastering the Art of French Murder: A Charming New Parisian Historical Mystery (An American In Paris Mystery #1) By Colleen Cambridge Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781496739605
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Published: Kensington - February 20th, 2024

Set in midcentury Paris and starring Julia Child’s fictional best friend, this magnifique reimagining of the iconic chef’s years at Le Cordon Bleu blends a delicious murder mystery with a unique culinary twist.


A Murder Most French (An American In Paris Mystery #2) By Colleen Cambridge Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781496739629
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kensington - April 23rd, 2024

The City of Light is surging back to life in the wake of war, and its citizens are seizing every opportunity to raise a glass or share a delicious meal. But as American ex-pat Tabitha Knight and chef-in-training Julia Child discover, celebrations can quickly go awry when someone has murder in mind . . .