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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 Books of 2019




Join our book group (later)!

"The Other Reading Group's" in-person meetings have been put on hold at the

Belmont Branch of the Multnomah County Library

Our next meeting is:

ZOOM-BASED (SEE BELOW)

SORRY, MYSTERY FANS!
WHEN WE START UP AGAIN WITH OUR IN-PERSON MEETINGS, IT WILL BE WITH WHATEVER IS THAT MONTH'S READING AND GO FROM THERE!
(WE HOPE YOU FIND LOTS OF BOOKS TO READ IN THE MEANTIME!)



The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill - Zoom meeting scheduled for Tuesday, 4/28/20, 6:30 p.m., PDT
Down the River Unto the Sea by Walter Mosley
How It Happened by Michael Koryta
Bearskin by James McLaughlin
Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran
What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr (Lori's pick)

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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