Whistlestop Bookshop is an independent bookseller in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the lovely and historic Cumberland Valley in southcentral Pennsylvania. Our hours are Monday through Wednesday 10-6, Thursday and Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-6. During other hours we welcome messages via our voicemail, e-mail, or via our website "contact us" boxes.
New & Notable books of the season: George Saunder’s Fox 8, a novel about a fox who learns to speak “Yuman”; a deep look into Justice Ginsburg by Jane Sherron De Hart; and Gary Pomerantz’s insightful telling of two teammates in The Last Pass.
Small Business Saturday is November 24th! Whistlestop Bookshop will be opening early that Saturday to ensure optimal bookshopping for all our great customers. See you there!
Previous Dickinson professor Tom Reed’s latest novel Seeking Hyde follows the life of a young Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Both fact and fiction, Reed will take you on a worthwhile journey!
J.K. Rowling’s The Crimes of Grindelwald is here! Read the screenplay before seeing the movie, like a true Harry Potter fan!
American History is a hot topic these days, once again. Beschloss, Lepore, Goodwin, and Meacham examine American history with well-formulated insight and authority. Get informed, and remember to vote!
The latest edition of Greg Heffley’s middle school years arrives at Whistlestop, perfect timing for the oncoming cold of winter time! And if you need to catch up with the rest of the series, we have those too!
2019 calendars have arrived! We have wall calendars, desk calendars, and daily calendars.
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Barbara Kingsolver’s latest release, Unsheltered, is moving and miraculous. It also comes with an exclusive letter in appreciation of independent bookshops like us! We have limited copies of this special edition, get it while you can!
We all need more cat stories in our lives. Enjoy this endearing novel about a man and his cat.
New York Times best-selling author Tana French’s new novel The Witch Elm is a brilliant new work of suspense believed to be the best fiction of the fall season!
Following the Celebrate the Book Festival in which both Shaara and Krueger shared their stories with us, Whistlestop now carries signed copies of their latest releases! We have limited copies of the signed books, so pick them up soon!
November is National Novel Writing Month! Explore our informative reading and writing books, and pair it with our featured Taza Chocolate, because who doesn’t need some chocolate inspiration?
At turns sly and sweet, this clever new story about friendship will leave no doubt that true magic lies in our connections with others, not just the wishes we make. Enjoy our newest children’s books online and in our store!
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More of what we do, what we offer, and what we have:
Since we are an independent bookstore, we do things differently. Here you will find:
new books carefully selected in a comprehensive and eclectic spirit
fine journals from The Mincing Mockingbird & the Frantic Meerkat, Moleskine, DeComposition, Peter Pauper Press, Chronicle, and Pomegranate.
quality remaindered books, cds, and dvds
cards from Earth Sky + Water, Notes & Queries, Paper Lantern, Leanin' Tree, and Compendium
postcards, including scenes of Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Army War College
jazz and classical cds
calendars in season (September through February)
jigsaw puzzles for adults and children
educational card decks of all kinds
local honey in a wide variety of packages from Tom Jones, the Happy Beekeeper
bookmarks, bookplates, totebags, and other gifts
Customer service is our goal. Among the ways we pay attention to our patrons in person or off-site are:
quick, efficient special ordering (no extra charge)
Thanks for visiting! Check often for changes and enhancements. Above all, support your independents!
Ursula K. Le Guin sums it up in 6 minutes. This wonderful, wise, brave, honest, articulate woman is a great writer. We are honored to sell all of her work, from Catwings to the Earthsea books to her life-changing books of fantasy, science fiction, and lands-in-between. Here she is accepting a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Award Foundation.