Who Will Win?

These are the books on the just-announced Man Booker Prize International shortlist. Who do you think will win?

The Man Booker International Prize is an international literary award hosted in the United Kingdom. Each year the award recognizes a single book in English translation, which then takes home £50,000, to be shared equally between the author and the translator.



by Mathias Énard, Charlotte Mandell (Translation)
A Horse Walks Into a Bar
by David Grossman, Jessica Cohen (Translation
The Unseen (not yet available)
by Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett (Translator), Don Shaw (Translator)
Mirror, Shoulder, Signal (not yet available)
by Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra (Translator)
by Amos Oz, Raquel García Lozano (Translator)
Fever Dream
by Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translator)

Poetry Night

Join your friends and neighbors to enjoy a community poetry night!

April 27th at 6pm will be our fourth poetry night. If you can't make it in April, this is now a MONTHLY event, occurring EVERY last Thursday of the month!

Event address: 
332 Stockbridge Road
The Bookloft
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Dragon Egg Hunt

Calling all Dragon Hunters!

Join us for a Dragon Egg Hunt
Thursday, April 20th

In celebration of the release of The Dragon Brothers series, come on out for a special dragon egg hunt inside the Bookloft! All participants will go home with prizes. The Dragon Hunters book will be on sale for participants at 30% off. RSVP to childrensdept@thebookloft.com

Independent Bookstore Day 2017

Ok, listen up.
Really, you'll want to see this.

Something big is happening Saturday, April 29th...

Independent bookstores all across America are having a party. Come on out to The Bookloft for a fun day of special freebies, exclusive books and literary items that you can only get on this day at a store. Not before. Not online. Not after they run out.

Here's what to come out for:

  • $6 Story: The Sandmeyer Reaction - A special SIGNED edition of IBD’s ongoing “$6 Story” series featuring a deleted scene from Michael Chabon’s latest novel, Moonglow 
  • Welcome to Night Vale vinyl record -  A vinyl edition of the bestselling Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
  • “Lost & Found” Coloring Print - This original, SIGNED black and white drawing by Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) is inspired by her activity book, You Are Here

  • A Literary Map of the U.S. - A SIGNED giclee print created by 3Fish Studios, creators of Bookstore Day’s A Literary Map of California and A Literary Map of the Seas
  • "An Author’s Best Friend" Canvas Pouch - This handy 100% cotton canvas zippered pouch features portraits of real author dogs like Sparky Patchett and Jennie Sendak.
  • Literary Tea Towels - This year’s flour sack tea towels feature two food-related literary quotes from Virginia Woolf and Oscar Wilde.

  • “Child of Books” fine art print - The acclaimed New York Times bestselling authors of A Child of Books, Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston, offer an exclusive SIGNED fine art print for book lovers of all ages.

Free Items, Prizes, or Giveaways - 

...and more!

The Bedside Pile

Know whose Staff Picks you like? Now you can find out what your favorite Lofters are currently reading! Though they may not always make it to our esteemed Staff Picks, as informed booksellers, we choose what we read carefullyand devour them quickly!