Our monthly newsletter and upcoming books list have been discontinued. Thank you to all of our loyal subscribers over the years.

Welcome to the next chapter of Murder by the Book, Portland Oregon’s mystery bookstore.

Our brick and mortar store closed in April of 2013, but our website continues in abbreviated form. Rest assured that MBTB will continue to provide news, reviews, and information about things mysterious via our Facebook page and our blog. We are looking forward to continuing the sense of community that was created over the years at Murder by the Book and welcome your ideas and suggestions. It wouldn't be the same without you.

Are you looking for ideas for what to read next?

Check out MBTB's Book Blog


Join our book group (later)!

"The Other Reading Group's" in-person meetings have been put on hold at the

Belmont Branch of the Multnomah County Library

1038 SE César E. Chávez Boulevard

Portland, OR 97214

Our next meeting is:


We look longingly to a time when we can meet again in person!

(WE HOPE YOU FIND LOTS OF BOOKS TO READ IN THE MEANTIME! Check out our blog if you need suggestions!)

August: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

September: Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson

October: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin

Our group discussions are led by Portland author Lori L. Lake and

our monthly selections are chosen by Barbara Tom,

one of MBTB's former owners.

For more information, contact jean@mbtb.com

A list of books already read by the reading group can be found here.

Information about our "Original Reading Group," held under the auspices of The Friends of Mystery, can be found here.