Store News

Thank You, James Patterson!

Monday, October 17th, 2022

For the past few years, bestselling author James Patterson has recognized the hard work and dedication of hundreds of booksellers at independent bookstores across the country with his Holiday Bonus program.

In previous years, a total of $250,000 has been distributed to deserving booksellers, including three right here at Brilliant Books!

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Got Your Blue Envelope Yet?

Monday, October 3, 2022.

It's back!  Our third annual Blue Envelope campaign is here, which means that from now through October 31, when you give Brilliant Books Monthly, you'll get a gift for yourself.

Here's how it works. 

You already know that our flagship subscription service, Brilliant Books Monthly, makes a fantastic gift.  So fantastic, in fact, that we get hundreds of orders for new and renewed subscriptions during the holiday season alone. 

If you place your order early enough to beat the Christmas rush (that is, between September 1-21) we've got a Blue Envelope just for you.

What's in it?  Well, like every hand-picked Brilliant Books Monthly selection, it's a surprise.

What's in that Blue Envelope?



Mikayla's Goodbye

Friday, September 30, 2022.

Bookseller Mikayla

Our bookseller Mikayla is heading off to adventure in Spain!  Read more about her time at Brilliant Books — and what she's got planned next.

Thanks to Mikayla for lending us your time and book recs!  We'll definitely miss you.

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300 Memberships in 30 Days; or, Adventures in Carpentry

Wednesdsay, August 17, 2022.

Brilliant Books facade

First, let's begin with the challenge.  We are hoping to add 300 more members to our rolls of Brilliant Books VIPs by September 15th.  Why 300?  Because that's the number of members it would take to raise an extra $7,500.  And why do we need an extra $7,500 in summer, our busiest season outside the holidays?  Well, that requires a bit of a story.

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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!