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Welcome to the next chapter of Murder by the Book, Portland Oregon’s mystery bookstore. Our brick and mortar store closed in April of 2013, but our website continues in abbreviated form.

Rest assured that MBTB will continue to provide news, reviews, and information about things mysterious. We are looking forward to continuing the sense of community that was created over the years at Murder by the Book and welcome your ideas and suggestions. It wouldn't be the same without you.


Our monthly newsletter and upcoming books list have been discontinued. Thank you to all of our loyal subscribers over the years.




Are you looking for ideas for what to read next?
 Check out MBTB's Book Blog



She grew up in MBTB. Her mother, Jean May, was the store manager. So, naturally, writer Jordan Foster became a criminal expert (in the most benign, literary way). Read about her latest accomplishment in our blog.
9/8/17





Picks for best crime novels of 2016!

Join our book group!

We meet at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month at
 the Belmont Branch of the Multnomah County Library,

Next meeting: Tuesday, September 26, 2017


September: The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri
October: Broken River by J. Robert Lennon
November: Long Time Coming by Robert Goddard
December: Trinity Six by Charles Cumming
January: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

Our group discussions are led by Portland author Lori L. Lake and our monthly selections are chosen by Barbara Tom, one of MBTB's former owners.
For more information, contact jean@mbtb.com

A list of books already read by the reading group can be found here.







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