It’s hard to believe it’s time to look back and pick our favorite books from 2022! There’s been so many books to love this year, starting all the way back in January with Olga Dies Dreaming and The Violin Conspiracy, rolling through the spring and summer with Lessons in Chemistry (still on our bestseller shelf) and Fellowship Point, and recent reads like Our Missing Hearts and The Marriage Portrait. We’ve also read more on audio this year than we ever have before, thanks to Libro.fm, devouring titles from Thank You for Listening, to Shrines of Gaiety, to Signal Fires.
We are thankful for you.
Whenever a person says to me, as they’re checking out or getting something wrapped, “We’re just so glad you’re still here,” I have to respond, “We’re here because of you.”
Island Books is still around after 49 years because you, our community, continues to prioritize investing in a small independent bookstore. You’ve spent a little more, ensuring we can continue to keep our doors open. You’ve decided you prefer the personal recommendations of experienced booksellers who take the time to listen before making a suggestion. You’ve come to us when you need, or simply want, a new book, be it a vacation read, a book club pick, a distraction for a friend recovering from surgery, entertainment for your dad who only wants nonfiction, encouragement for your kid who just doesn’t want to read, or fuel for your kid who reads so much you can’t keep up (and frankly, sometimes, neither can we).