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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 2018




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,

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


September: A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
October: Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty
November: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito
December: Fields Where They Lay by Timothy Hallinan
January: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
February: Red White Blue by Lea Carpenter
March: Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
April: The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill

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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