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Belmont Books and Black Bear Cafe - Open for Curbside Pick Up & Take Out But Closed for Browsing 1/18-1/25

Update: The cafe is open for takeout, the bookstore is open for curbside pickup only (no browsing) January 18-25 

Black Bear Cafe Hours
Monday - Saturday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contactless Curbside Pickup Hours: 
Monday - Saturday:  10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Belmont Books and Black Bear Cafe closed for in-store shopping:  
January 18 - January 25

Curbside Pickup Orders: All orders are placed alphabetically by last name in boxes outside our REAR entrance. Please enter from the parking lot side, proceed up the short stairway, and turn right.

All customers are required to wear a mask while in the building.

January Greetings!

Happy New Year! Finally, 2021, it's got to be better than the trash fire of the year 2020. We can finally see the small light at the end of the tunnel. We are so happy to see your properly masked faces and to briefly chat with you in person or on line. This new year brings a whole new crop of books. And trust us when we say, there are some great new releases coming out. There is so much to look forward to and we are carefully curating our lists to help you find a read that suits your mood. (See our Staff Picks and new releases below.) Our reading focus may be a bit off now and then with everything going, but that means every great read we find brings an even bigger sigh of relief. And, fingers crossed for a mild winter so that we can also enjoy the fresh air. As always, we can ship to you or your favorite reader(s).

We so appreciate all the orders and support, and we are so grateful to you, our customers. Stay safe and healthy. Thank you!

Staff Picks

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Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements Cover Image
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The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
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The Cipher Cover Image
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Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1) Cover Image
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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read Cover Image
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I Talk Like a River Cover Image
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The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
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Obit Cover Image
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Coming Soon - Pre-Order Now

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The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir Cover Image
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The Four Winds: A Novel Cover Image
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The Kindest Lie: A Novel Cover Image
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New Adult Fiction

The Divines: A Novel Cover Image
The Rib King: A Novel Cover Image
How I Learned to Hate in Ohio: A Novel Cover Image
Remote Control Cover Image
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New Adult Non-Fiction

Homo Irrealis: Essays Cover Image
The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease Cover Image
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World Cover Image
Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith Cover Image
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New Picture Books

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Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston Cover Image
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners Cover Image
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New Middle Grade Books

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Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
The Star Outside My Window Cover Image
The Bird Atlas Cover Image
Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Cover Image
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New Young Adult Books

Your Corner Dark Cover Image
Last Night at the Telegraph Club Cover Image
Winterkeep (Graceling Realm) Cover Image
We Free the Stars (Sands of Arawiya #2) Cover Image
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Comics & Graphic Novels

Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10): A Louisiana Purchase Tale Cover Image
Donut Feed the Squirrels (Norma and Belly #1) Cover Image
Cat Kid Comic Club: From the Creator of Dog Man Cover Image
Max and the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins (Max & The Midknights #2) Cover Image
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Indie Bestsellers

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Indie Next List

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Kids Indie Next List

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