We're Celebrating Small Business Saturday!


On Saturday, November 25th, City Lit Books is celebrating Small Business Saturday! This friendlier, neighborhood-centric alternative to Black Friday is all about supporting locally owned businesses that are truly invested in the community. Here at City Lit, that investment means not just selling books, but also hosting weekly storytimes for kids, connecting with local and national authors, and holding monthly book clubs that welcome readers of all stripes--great experiences that you can't just "add to cart."

So, after you've had your fill of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, stop by City Lit on Saturday to pick up gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself!) and help support all that we strive to do. Along with our extensive collection of classic fiction, we have all of 2017's recent releases and big award winners, including Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing (winner of the National Book Award), George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo (winner of the Man Booker prize), and Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad (winner of the Pulitzer prize for fiction AND the National Book Award). We also have books for history buffs and politicos (Ron Chernow's Grant, Nancy MacLean's Democracy In Chains), memoirs from all walks of life...and death (J. D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy, Caitlin Doughty's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), and plenty of books about you-know-who (David Cay Johnston's The Making of Donald Trump, Allen Frances' Twilight of American Sanity).

Did your BFF or sibling really dig one of the high-profile movie or TV adaptations this year? Turn them on to the source material! Along with Margaret Atwood's back-on-the-bestseller-list The Handmaid's Tale, we have Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and giftable editions of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, still considered one of the best mysteries ever written.

Still not sure what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person in your life? Our staff is ready with recommendations across all categories, from children's books and sci-fi/fantasy to poetry and LGBTQ studies.

As always, we have free gift wrapping, so you can walk out of the store ready for the holidays!