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Brilligs: Staff Recommendations

"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe."

Lewis Carroll

Throughout our store you'll find books that have been highly recommended by our staff. We call them Brilligs and you'll find them in this section.  Click through, get to know us, and see what we've been reading. 

A Message from Sue Little

Forty-four years ago I opened Jabberwocky (the Little Bookshop) on a wing and a prayer in a tiny space of about 350 square feet in the not-yet-renovated Newburyport, with the idealistic belief that if I offered the best books I could find, the books I loved, then the store would prosper. Today, as one of the largest independent bookstores on the Northshore, we still believe this. Our goal is quite simply to offer the community the most unique, the most beautiful, the most interesting, the most timely, and the most entertaining books.

At Jabberwocky, we bring people and books together. Our staff of avid readers has knowledge, dedication, and the proven ability to help our customers find the perfect books Very often if we need to order a book we will have it for our customer within one to two days.

We discount bestsellers, both paperback and hardcover, as well as summer reading lists for the local schools, and we offer a senior citizens' discount every Monday. And we have a great and simple rewards program.

We have partnered with Eureka, the educational toy store next door, bringing children's books and toys together in a truly delightful way.

We now offer used books in the Green Room, as well as our usual selection of bargain books throughout the store.

And finally, almost every Friday night we bring authors and readers together in our ongoing Author Series.

Our store is conveniently located, open daily 9 to 9 and Sundays 9 to 6, with plenty of parking right at the front door.

People and books - the reason I opened my store so many years ago, and the reason I still love bookselling today. - Sue Little

Brilligs! Here's what our staff read & loved in 2015!

Sue Recommends:
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Scientist in the Crib by Alison Gopnik

Amanda Recommends:
A Head full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen
Wonder by RJ Palacio

Toby Recommends:
2666 by Roberto Bolano
White Noise by Don Delillo
Suttree by Cormac McCarthy

Eileen Recommends:
The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
Book of Ages by Jill Lepore
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

Chantel Recommends:
Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden 
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Paul Recommends:
The Martian by Andy Weir 
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Promise by Robert Crais
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