Posted February 5, 2024 by Lily

Frankenstein is a true macabre classic that we as a society cannot get enough of. From horror films to Halloween costumes, Frankenstein and its themes of man vs. creation, good vs. evil, Frankenstein vs. Frankenstein’s monster is forever entwined in our literary and popular culture. Reanimating the dead and combining body parts from different corpses to make a new body continues to fascinate us.

Here are some book suggestions that reimagine and explore Mary Shelley’s timeless tale 


 Posted January 25, 2024 by Third Place Books

I’ve heard from various half-joking internet book lovers that obtaining books and reading books are separate hobbies. Now, I’m not quite willing to concede absolute truth to this observation, but I can definitely promise that we booksellers – and I’m willing to bet some of you as well – have some backlist titles that have been waiting around on our shelves, bedside tables, and in stacks by our doors to be read. 

 Posted January 18, 2024 by Allie

So you just watched Saltburn, and you’re looking for something else decadent and deranged? Luckily for you the decadent and deranged are some of fiction's favorite subjects. 

Here are sixteen books to read after watching Saltburn:


 Posted January 7, 2024 by Allie

Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season has come to a close, it’s finally time to look ahead into 2024 – and as booksellers, that means we’re looking at a mountain of upcoming books. 

There are so many huge, exciting releases coming up this year, we couldn’t possibly mention everything we’re looking forward to, and I’m sure you feel the same, with new releases from Erik Larson, Ali Hazelwood, Akwaeke Emezi, Salman Rushdie, and so many others coming up this year!  

Here are 15 of our most anticipated releases of 2024 (plus a couple bonuses):


 Posted January 4, 2024 by Allie

Happy New Year! 

Before we turn our attention to all the exciting 2024 book releases waiting for us on the horizon, let’s take a minute to look back on the great books you all bought in 2023. 


 Posted November 15, 2023 by Allie

The year is nearly over already! But what were the best books that came out this year?

We asked everyone at all three Third Place Books locations for their 10 favorite books of 2023, and from the hundreds of fantastic books, compiled the ten that appeared on the most lists. 

Our Top Ten Favorite Books of 2023

 Posted October 26, 2023 by Allie

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and as much as I love to be terrified, even I have to admit there’s nothing quite like cuddling up to enjoy something autumnal, a little spooky, and unlikely to give me nightmares. So if you’re looking for a cozy Halloween, with some gentle spooks, and a lot of fun, here are some books for you!


 Posted August 29, 2023 by Alex

Greetings! Are your kids interested in talking in code, figuring out puzzles, or spend all their time looking for Waldo? Are you looking for a way to help them hone their spying and espionage skills?

Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to head over to TPB kids section and check out the following books! 

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 Posted August 10, 2023 by Third Place Books

It’s August, my favorite month of the year, because this month independent bookstores celebrate Romance books and all things related to its writing, publishing, and selling. There’s all sorts of statistics and data I could share on the popularity of Romance, the rise and evolution of the content, and much more. Instead, I’d like to focus on the fact that many wonderful, popular, Third Place staff-loved titles straddle genres. Chances are, if you’ve loved what we have recommended in our stores, there’s a Romance for your tastes.

 Posted July 9, 2023 by Kathryn

June's status as LGBTQ+ Pride Month grants us the coveted opportunity to celebrate queer literature of all kinds, but there’s also nothing wrong with focusing on books that share a particular tonal thread. After a slew of viral tweets in 2018 the month after Pride has jokingly been dubbed Wrath Month as a way to celebrate queer rage, something that is arguably the reason we have Pride Month at all in the first place.