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Agatha, Edgar, and Hammett, Oh My!

One of our New Year’s resolutions for 2017 was to update this blog on a regular basis. And, well, here we are with our first post read more booksof the year! Better late than never, right?

But the truth of the matter is we’ve been extra busy over the last few weeks taking stock of our inventory, cleaning up the shop, and refreshing our shelves. We’ve got LOTS of new titles on the shelves (not all of which are listed on this site; so please always give us a call if you have questions!), and we’ve put together some new sections we hope you’ll enjoy.

The first one is a small section of USED BOOKS. Each book in this section is $3.00, or you can purchase 4 books for $10.00. We will be donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of USED BOOKS to the ACLU. Featuring USED BOOKS is something new for us, so bear with us as we figure it out and flesh out our selection.

Another new section is one that’s still in the works – CLASSIC DETECTIVES. We see customers on a regular basis that are looking for anything Sherlock, Poirot, or Wimsey. So we’ve decided to dedicate an entire section of our shop to the classics. We’re still stocking this one up, but it should be ready soon!

Right now we are also showcasing some very special award nominees. Recently, the nominees have been announced for the Agatha, Edgar, and Hammett awards, and we’re making it a point to highlight the the nominated titles in our shop and online. Nominees include authors such as Hank Phillippi Ryan, Louise Penny, Charles Todd, and Reed Farrel Coleman.

Click here for a full list of Agatha nominees.

Click here for a full list of Edgar nominees.

Click here for a full list of Hammett nominees.

Well, I think that’s about all for now. To sum up our first blog post of 2017, there is LOTS of great reading to be done this year, so get to it!

Welcome to the NEW Mystery Lovers Bookshop Website!

Greetings! And, welcome to our new website! After months of hard work, we are so excited to finally be able to reveal the new website. 🙂

When Trevor and I first took ownership of Mystery Lovers back in May 2015, we knew that we’d eventually have to tackle the store’s website. The original website had been the creation of original owners, Richard and Mary Alice, and they did such a fabulous job building a very robust, all-encompassing site. However, as technology evolved over the years, the site became difficult to maintain. So, while it was a hard decision to make, we decided it was best to start FRESH.

The new website may take a bit to get used to, but overall we think you will find it is very intuitive and user-friendly. Some things to note about the new site:

  • Not ALL of our inventory is currently listed. Hang in there. We are working hard to get all of our amazing books up on the site, but it will take some time. As always, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, CALL US!
  • Some new categories — We have added a couple new categories to the site – Bestsellers, IndieNext Picks, and Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.
    • The Bestsellers category will cover books currently (or very recently) featured on the NY Times Bestseller List.
    • The IndieNext Picks category will cover recent books featured on the monthly IndieNext Lists from IndieBound. These books are voted on by independent booksellers all over the country, and include selections from every genre.
    • Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures will feature titles from authors visiting Pittsburgh as part of the Ten Evenings and Words & Pictures lecture series.
  • Regular users of our old website – You will need to create a *new* account. Past accounts were not transferred over. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!
  • Shipping. Due to increases in postage, FREE SHIPPING will now apply to orders over $50. You will need to enter in the FREE SHIPPING coupon code – FREESHIP – during checkout to receive your discount.
  • Payment. Our new site will process your payment automatically. We will do our best to process and ship your order as soon as possible. We will communicate with you via email or phone, if needed.
  • Events are back on the site! You can now see all of our upcoming events here and on Facebook.
  • THIS BLOG! This blog is new to the site. I will try my best to update it frequently with news, reviews, etc. If you have a suggestion, shoot me an email at lookup@mysterylovers.com.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, we have something else to reveal (although, you’ve probably already noticed): OUR NEW LOGO!

Mystery Lovers Bookshop LogoTrevor and I wanted to honor the tradition of Mystery Lovers while prepping it for the next 25 years, and we think our new logo conveys that message. We hope you love it as much as we do! We will have new mugs, tote bags, and t-shirts available for purchase shortly. In the meantime, we have bookmarks and buttons for you, free of charge!

Please, give us a call or shoot us an email with any questions, comments, etc. And, welcome again, to the new Mystery Lovers Bookshop website!

Thanks for all your continued support!

Natalie & Trevor

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