Pat Conroy, Staff Picks, and more!

On the morning of Pat Conroy’s visit, the rain and glop seems to be giving way to sun. I’d like to thank everyone for helping us sell out the event –without this kind of support, we wouldn’t be around and we wouldn’t be able to host authors of Conroy’s caliber!

Buying the books you want from McIntyre’s has never been easier. Come through the door and get lost among our shelves or cozy up in front of the fireplace (no one has yet attempted to cook marshmallows). There’s always one of the McIntyre’s crew around to chat and recommend books, ones that will make your palms sweat, your eyes tear up, or your ribs sore from laughter.

You can browse our collection online just as easily. Follow the red boxes on our website or click here. Comb through our blog entries to add to your “must read” list. Out of town for a reading? Reserve a signed book on our website or give us a call! 

Did someone mention staff picks? Besides the many cookbooks we’ve put on sale, these books may interest you.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

“When I finished this an uncomfortable shudder like an Arctic chill kissing the nape of my neck ran through me. I couldn’t help it because this cross between 1984 and B.F. Skinner left me more afraid for the future than global warming. I love books that provoke a reaction in me and The Circle certainly did.”


Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

“This is a complex and inventive novel. Set at the end of WWII, 13-year-old Jack moves from his home in Kansas to a boy’s boarding school in Maine. Here he meets a strange boy, Early Auden. Early collects stories of black bears and sees pi as an unending story. Powerful storytelling of personal journeys and friendship–a great read for middle schoolers.”


Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

“A powerful, compassionately told story, and a must read. Ward does two things: she proclaims ‘we are here,’ writing the present day experience of endemic poverty and racism in Mississippi into the American canon; and she re-captures the lives of those lost in beautiful, energetic prose. Her grief belongs to all of us.”


Warm and happy reading to all,

– McIntyre’s Crew


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  1. Hi, My husband, myself, and my daughter were all set to come tonight until I looked on your website and saw that it was sold out. Can you tell me how this works in case we want to come to see another author in the future? I love his works and realized that I was a bit naive by not calling about Pat Conroy’s visit earlier.