The Southern Bookseller Review brings you half a dozen great books to add to your already teetering bedside stack.  Recommended by Southern indie booksellers, in the belief that there is a book for every reader.


Don’t complain unless you’re going to be part of the solution.

Friendly City Books

What they are reading at Friendly City Books

Friendly City Books in Columbus, Mississippi recently joined the SBR family of reviewers. Founder Emily Liner opened the store in the fall of 2020, when the town found itself without a bookstore. “We have a saying in my family,” says Emily on the store’s website,“Don’t complain unless you’re going to be part of the solution.”

Friendly City Books focuses on Mississippi writers, and also has its own publishing imprint dedicating to identifying new Mississippi voices.

Read the books they are reading at Friendly City | Visit the store

More bookseller reviews at SBR:

Read This Now | Read This Next | The Bookseller Directory

In this issue:
Bookseller Buzz: Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller
Reviews of The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale, Caul Baby by Morgan Jerkins, Edie Richter is Not Alone by Rebecca Handler, Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey, Kafka and the Doll by Larissa Theule, Rebecca Green (Illus.), While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams

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