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ANNOUNCING SOME BAD NEWS Even after vaccinations and precautions, and encouraging customers to wear face masks, I now have Covid. Felt a little punky on Sunday, the 26th, so I closed early and went in for a test. It came back negative. So I thought, well, all right, and opened the store on Tuesday after … Continue reading


One of the AND MORES of The Eclectic Reader is the plants I sell. I have been involved in horticulture a long time, which is why the store has such a great collection of books on the subject. Over 30 years ago I worked as a plant propagator at a local greenhouse, as well as … Continue reading

“Known throughout the world as the intellect behind The Chronicles of Narnia and as the twentieth century’s most influential Christian writer, C. S. Lewis has stirred millions of readers through his probing insights, passionate arguments, and provocative questions about God, love, life, and death.” …from the back cover of Readings for Meditation and Reflection, edited … Continue reading


Stop in tomorrow and check it out. Gryphon Games and Comics is having their free comic book day this Saturday and this would be a perfect time to see what The Eclectic Reader has in science fiction and fantasy. We will also have a free table of books out on the sidewalk.