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News & Events
February 2021
We are currently open for:
  • online orders
  • phone orders
  • curbside pickup
  • limited in-store browsing (15 minutes only)
To browse in-store, customers must agree to:
  • Wear a mask appropriately with both nose and mouth covered
  • Use hand sanitizer provided at the door
  • Carry children who are unable to wear a mask in a stroller or in adult arms
Thanks for your understanding and patience while we navigate these difficult times!
Customer service: info@cellardoorbookstore.com
Front Porch Stories with Sharon Clements
Saturday, February 6 at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET
Saturday, February 20 at 6:30 pm PT / 9:30 pm ET
Long-time Black Lit Book Club member Sharon Clements presents Front Porch Stories, a series of folktales and stories reminiscent of long, hot summer evenings on Mama Lela's front porch in Mississippi, presented virtually via Zoom.
Please send an email to info@cellardoorbookstore.com to RSVP, and let us know which date you would like to attend. Storytelling is a testimony of community, healing, and the power of words — we hope you'll join us!
February Staff Picks
The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics by Susan Hood, ill. by Christiane Engel (on sale 2/26): A perfect blend of both the harsh realities of plastic and its effects on the natural world as well as the advances plastics have allowed us in medicine and other areas. The emphasis is on what kids have been able to do to recycle, reuse, start movements, and make real change. Beautiful illustrations, fun science, and lots of ways to make a difference make this a powerful way to get kids interested in both the science and simplicity of making a difference. - Linda
The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. by David Levithan (on sale 2/2): Levithan’s first foray into middle grade is a beautiful book about family, trust, and truth. Aidan disappeared for six difficult days. His family and community searched for him, feared the worst, and stood by each other, but when Aidan returns with a tale that stretches the fabric of reality, the bonds of his family and community are tested. These characters are so real, so flawed and filled with love, that this book should be a mandatory read-a-loud for every family. - Linda
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: In this epic retelling of the Iliad, Natalie Haynes brings to life the stories of those Homer completely glossed over: the women. From the Muses to the goddesses, Helen to Penelope, Haynes creates a sweeping narrative of the Trojan War and all of those affected by the city that fell. Told in alternating perspectives across years, Haynes brings new life into the so well-known story, offering voices to women so often forgotten. Absolutely absorbing, this is perfect for fans of Circe and any lover of mythology. - Elisa
Gift Your Valentine a Cellar Select Gift Box!

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved ones? Tell us their reading preferences and we'll curate a box full of books we know they'll enjoy. Plus, we can ship it straight to them, making it a perfect socially-distanced Valentine!

Book Club Schedule
Book clubs will continue online; you should be receiving information about them the week before your scheduled book club. As there are no fees to join any of our book clubs, we ask that you please order book club selections from us! We've included links in all of our event listings so that you can easily order online.
Book Clubs for Adults
Cellar Door Book Club
Meets the second Sun at 2 pm
Feb 14: Chances Are...
March 14: Parable of the Sower

Mystery Book Club
Meets the third Thurs at 6 pm
Feb 18: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
March 18: The Turn of the Key

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club
Meets the third Sat at 5 pm
Feb 20: Dance on Saturday
March 20: Queen of the Conquered

Historical Fiction Book Club
Meets the fourth Sat at 5 pm
Feb 27: When We Were Young & Brave
March 27: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Agatha Christie Book Club
Meets the third Tues at 6:30 pm
Feb 16: Passenger to Frankfurt
March 16: Dead Man's Folly

Philosophical Horror
Meets the third Mon at 6 pm
Feb 15: Ring Shout
March 15: Fever Dream

Black Lit Book Club
Meets the fourth Fri at 6 pm
Feb 26: Luster
March 26: Wings of Ebony
History Book Club
Meets the first Wed at 6 pm
Feb 3: Stony the Road
March 3: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Speculative Fiction Book Club
Meets the second Sat at 4 pm
Feb 13: The Book of M
March 13: The Old Drift

LGBTQ Book Club
Meets the fourth Thurs at 6 pm
Feb 25: The Thirty Names of Night
March 25: Carved in Bone

Bucket List Book Club 
Meets the third Sun at 3 pm
Feb 21: The Parable of the Sower
March 21: Women, Race, and Class

Phy-Sci Book Club
Meets the fourth Wed at 6 pm
Feb 24: Timefulness
March 24: The Second Kind of Impossible

Feminist Book Club
Meets the first Tues at 6 pm
Feb 2: Wow, No Thank You
March 2: Becoming a Man

Outdoor Lit 
Meets every other month, first Sun at 2 pm
March 7: The Soul of an Octopus
May 2: The Animal Dialogues
Book Clubs for Kids & Youth

Early Readers Book Club Meets the second Sat at 1 pm
Feb 13: The Riot Brothers: Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret Life
March 13: The Very, Very Far North

Kids' Book Club Meets the second Thurs at 6 pm
Feb 11: The Last Last-Day-Of-Summer
March 11: The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

Young Adult Book Club Meets the second Friday at 7 pm
Feb 12: The Future of Another Timeline
March 12: TBA
*Starred meetings are not held at their usual date and/or time
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