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We're Thankful for You

Dear readers, patrons, long-time Island Books customers and first-time-through-the-door browsers,

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).