Best of Books Summer Reading!

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At Best of Books, we believe books are powerful. They enable you to experience new things without even leaving home. They teach you, they make you laugh, they open your mind. That is why we are announcing our first ever BOB Summer Reading, a two-month program designed to encourage reading for pleasure in the summer months. Join us and discover new adventures!

How to participate:

  • Pick up a Reading Log at the store and let the fun begin!

  • Based on your reading level, read any 8 books you want (must be purchased at Best of Books)*

    • Need ideas for what to read? See our Recommended Reading Lists on our website or in the store!

  • Fill out one section of the Reading Log per book.

  • Turn in the completed Reading Log to the store by July 31st and receive your $5 gift certificate PLUS free entry into our special drawing (the winner of which will be announced on August 1st)!

Special offer: Buy four (4) books (per child) up front from Best of Books for the Reading Log and receive 20% off those four (4) books AND 20% off subsequent purchases of the remaining four (4) Reading Log books!*

See below the cut for information about our photo and art contests!*


*Books for Summer Reading must be purchased at Best of Books. May receive one (1) $5 gift certificate and one (1) entry for grand prize for each completed and verified Reading Log. Books read for Summer Reading must be at or above participant’s reading level, and we reserve the right not to accept certain books or Reading Logs that do not fit these criteria.
Must present Reading Log at time of purchase to redeem 20% discount off books.
By submitting picture(s) to the photo and/or art contests, the participant understands and accepts that their submission may be used, shared, or reposted onto Best of Books’ social media and/or website. Must be participant in Summer Reading to enter photo and/or art contests.

An Evening with OK Book Award Winners - June 24th!

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday June 24th from 5:00-7:00pm, we will be hosting An Evening with Oklahoma Book Award Winners, a book signing and reception to celebrate this year's winners of the Oklahoma Book Award! The special host for the evening will be the nonfiction winner, Rusty Williams (author of The Red River Bridge War). Join us to meet them and get signed books!

Other OK Book Award Winners who will be attending include:

  • Children's Literature winner Jane McKellips, author of Dust Storm
  • Poetry winner Sly Alley, author of Strong Medicine
  • Fiction winner Luana Erlich, author of Three Weeks in Washington
  • Illustration winner Terry Widener, illustrator of My Name is James Madison Hemings

Best of Books, official bookseller of the Oklahoma Book Award, extends heartfelt congratulations to these winners, as well as to YA winner Lutricia Clifton (author of Seeking Cassandra) and Design winner Douglas Miller (author of 4th & Boston: Heart of the Magic Empire)!

If you are unable to attend this event and would like to reserve signed copies of any of these books, please call 405-340-9202.

News & Brews - June 8th!

Join us in Edmond on Thursday, June 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for our first ever News and Brews! There you will meet Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Best of Books owner Joe Hight, who recently joined the Oklahoma Watch Board of Directors. You will also enjoy drinks, appetizers and great conversation with Oklahoma Watch staff and board members during this happy-hour style networking event. Learn more about our watchdog news coverage of some of the state's most pressing issues and find out what we're working on next.

Joe Hight is a professor, columnist, writer, consultant and bookstore owner. His newspaper career as an editor, director, managing editor or reporter spanned for 35 years. He was editor when The Gazette in Colorado Springs won the Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for its multimedia series “Other Than Honorable.” He also was named to the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2013.

We truly appreciate our donors, followers and community leaders and want the opportunity to meet you in person and get your feedback on our work. Show your support for impact journalism in the public interest and learn what a our investigative reporting is making in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Watch's News & Brews event series is sponsored by the Beer Distributors of Oklahoma. This event is hosted by Best of Books.

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Reservations are required. To order tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/news-brews-tickets-34674200467

Questions? Call 405-340-9202!

Author Lydia Reeder Signing - June 10th!

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Join Best of Books on Saturday, June 10th from 3:00-5:00pm and meet Oklahoma-born author Lydia Reeder! She will be signing copies of her book Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team that Barnstormed its Way to Basketball Glory!

About Dust Bowl Girls: At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season.

Lydia Reeder is the grandniece of Sam Babb, the extraordinary basketball coach featured in Dust Bowl Girls. An Oklahoma native, her roots run deep. Today, she lives in Denver with her husband and their five cats. Her outdoor adventures include hiking the long, rocky trails that wind through the mountains of Colorado. Dust Bowl Girls is her first book.

If you are unable to attend this event, call 405-340-9202 to reserve a SIGNED COPY of Dust Bowl Girls.

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781616204662
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 24th, 2017

Epic Reads Meetup 2017 - June 6th!

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We are SO excited to announced the 2017 Epic Reads Meetup! Bestselling YA authors Kimberly McCreight (The Scattering), Julie Murphy (Ramona Blue), Evelyn Skye (The Crown's Fate) and Joelle Charbonneau (Dividing Eden) will be at Best of Books on June 6 at 6:00PM! Join them and meet some of your favorite authors in person!

So many YA books…so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table where you’ll get to strike up conversation with authors Kimberly McCreight, Julie Murphy, Evelyn Skye, and Joelle Charbonneau, who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!). Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a booklover’s dream, courtesy of Epic Reads.

***Purchase of a book required for entry. Please contact the store to confirm your attendance.***

Questions? Visit the store or call 405-340-9202!

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Dividing Eden Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062453846
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Published: Harper Teen - June 6th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062418357
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 9th, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062359124
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

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ISBN: 9780062422613
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - May 16th, 2017

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Author David Eric Tomlinson signing - June 10th!

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Please help Best of Books welcome author David Eric Tomlinson on June 10th from 1:00-2:30pm! He will be signing copies of his book The Midnight Man!
About The Midnight Man: Oklahoma, 1994. The Waco siege is over; the OJ trial isn’t. Dean Goodnight, the first Choctaw Indian employed by the Oklahoma County public defender's office, pulls a new case—the brutal murder of a once-promising basketball star. The only witness is Caleb, the five-year-old son of the prime suspect. Investigating the murder, Dean draws four strangers into his client's orbit, each of whom becomes deeply involved in the case—and in Caleb's fate…

David Eric Tomlinson was born and raised in Oklahoma. He earned an undergraduate degree in creative writing from the University of California, San Diego, and has worked as an illustrator, copywriter, art director, web designer, usability consultant, product manager, Kenpo karate instructor, stay-at-home dad, and now novelist. David lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two daughters.

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Published: Gallery Books - January 2017

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