George and Sylvia Givens, a frustrated teacher and a game-for-anything wife and mother, opened Boonshire Books in 1976 in an old gas station on Boonsboro road. After clearing away the fumes and cobwebs and covering up the oil stains with remnant carpeting, they began a legacy that has since gone through many incarnations.
Local Pickup at Givens Books & Little Dickens: Any orders placed by 5 P.M. can be wrapped and ready to go by 11 A.M. the following day. Any order placed before 11 A.M. will be ready for pick-up by 5 P.M.
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The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton
Amsterdam 1686, a new bride arrives in Amsterdam amidst the city's golden age and into a well-to-do but unwelcoming home. Left largely to her own, Nella begins to piece together the secrets kept by her new family.
"The Miniaturist is that rarest of things - beautifully written, yet also a compelling page-turner. It's haunting, magical, and full of surprises, the kind of book that reminds you why you fell in love with reading."-- S.J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep
"Seventeenth-century Amsterdam comes alive in this meticulously researched, enchantingly told tale."--Entertainment Weekly (Must List)
a Sarah Favorite !
Available in paperback:Feb. special 10% off, booklover 20% off
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Givens Books and Little Dickens has one of the largest toy selections for children and adults. Browse our toys above, or come by our store to see the fun in person.
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