The objective of our business is to put the right books in the hands of the right people.  In other words, if you want a specific book, we either have it or can order it for you.  If you are a little unsure on specifics or want recommendations, we do our best from our experience. We believe that our bookstore provides, in the words of Carlisle's own Marianne Moore, "a place for the genuine."

First up:  a pricelessly perfect scene from The Big Sleep (1946), directed by Howard Hawks, screenplay co-written by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman (yes, really).  This scene features Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe and Sonia Darrin as our kind of bookseller.  To encourage your pursuit of such greatness, we offer the dvd and various editions of the books.