The goal of Whitelam Books is to provide the people of Reading and surrounding communities with personal, insightful service to obtain the next great book they'll read or give as a gift. We are committed to making this world a better place now and for future generations by promoting the value of and pleasure in reading and supporting efforts that enrich life in our community.
In addition to offering a curated selection of new books across a wide variety of genres, Whitelam Books also offers other unique literary gift items including mugs, t-shirts and prints, toys and board games, and storybook-related toys and puppets, greeting cards, and reading-related items like reading glasses and book lights.
Beyond retail, the book store strives to be a gathering place and an epicenter of community events. We regularly host author book signings and readings; book clubs, children's story times, and events that tie in with other Reading businesses and organizations.
Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pmExtended Hours
Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
For curbside pickup call 781-779-1833
Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
Recent favorite: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Favorite books: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, and Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
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Favorite books: The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Favorite children's books: I love you stinky face, Potato Pants
Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Favorite recent book: The Invisible Life of Addie Larue V.E. Schwab
Favorite children's book: Anything by Julia Donaldson
Favorite book: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Favorite children’s book: Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan
Favorite Books: Better Together,
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd,
Never Always Sometimes, Broken Horses
Favorite Books: Trinity, The Mists of Avalon, Wicked.
Favorite author: Barbara Kingsolver
Fun fact: Majored in Modern American Poetry
Favorite books: Ender’s Game, Harry Potter, and Adrift.
Favorite children's books: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb; Mr. Shaw’s Shipshape Shoe Shop; Fox in Socks; and Little Fur Family.
Recent and all-time favorites: The House in the Cerulean Sea, The Graveyard Book, Fun Home, Tales of the City
Favorite Books: Circe by Madeline Miller; Know My Name by Chantal Miller, Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Favorite Books: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
Favorite all-time book: it's trite, but true: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Favorite children's book: The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards.