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A Literary Road Trip

Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

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Books can take you all kinds of places — across borders, oceans, and even galaxies!  So today, in honor of summer vacation (or dreams of summer vacation), we're taking you on a literary road trip!

From classics to new releases, explore books set across the United States.  Where are you headed next?

Go On a Literary Road Trip

Reading With Google Maps

Friday, July 1, 2022.

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What does Google Maps have to do with reading?  For Mike, it is a great tool to add visuals to book scenes and explore the various locations through which a book brings you.

Join Mike and jump into the sceneries of literature, from Hobbiton to Green Gables to the castle of Vlad the Impaler, the real-life inspiration for Dracula!

Read with Google Maps

Meet Mikayla

Friday, June 24, 2022.


Brilliant Books has a brand new bookseller: Mikayla!  We're so glad to have her on the team, and get her perspectives on classics, poetry, and contemporary literature.  Stop by to say hello — or get to know her here.

Get to Know Mikayla!

Kids Books About Dogs

Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

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It's no secret that the Brilliant Books team is fond of dogs.  We absolutely love to meet our customers' canine companions — and we're known for our Brilliant dog bowls out in front of the store (currently in safe-keeping during construction).  Plus, we just got in a whole bunch of signed books from W. Bruce Cameron, full of stories of precious pups!

But today we're sharing a very special category of canine chronicles: Brilliant dog books for young readers.

Jump Into the Dog Days of Summer


Sunday, June 19, 2022.

JuneteenthCelebrated June 19th, Juneteenth commemorates America's second independence day: that of enslaved Black Americans.  It is not a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, but of the day on which news of Emancipation reached a group of Black Texans who were still enslaved two and a half years after it was first signed into law. As Kevin Young put it in a 2021 opinion piece for the New York Times, "The lesson of Juneteenth is both of celebration and expectation, of freedom deferred but still sought and of the freedoms to come."

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