If you like the idea of having a local bookshop with knowledgable booksellers who can find books for your bookclub or for gifts, take a look at BookSense which has lists of books with brief descriptions. You can search for an indendent bookstore by zipcode to find one near you.
Quick note before the weekend bell rings at BHPL, here is the link to the latest library newsletter, the Buzz for January. If you want to get on the mailing list for this email newsletter, call or email the reference desk. If you signed up and no Buzz arrived, it could be that the Buzz editor could not read your handwriting on the sign-up slip. Please let us know.