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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 via our Facebook page and our blog. 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


Best of 2017




Join our book group!

"The Other Reading Group" meets at 6:30 p.m. on (usually) the 4th Tuesday of the month at
 the Belmont Branch of the Multnomah County Library,

Next meeting: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
(NOTE: This is the fifth Tuesday of October, but so appropriate for our book choice!)


October: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
November: The Marsh King's Daughter by Karen Dionne
December: The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
January: The Dry by Jane Harper
February: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
March: Who Is Vera Kelly by Rosalie Knecht
April: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd? by Agatha Christie
May: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett and The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
June: Lori's choice (to be announced)

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.

Information about our "Original Reading Group," held under the auspices of The Friends of Mystery, can be found here.







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