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Best Books of 2020

2020 has been exceptional and familiar since it started. People got sick and stayed healthy. Friends and family grew apart and closer than ever. Ey...

GIFT GUIDE 2020: Antiracism

GIFT GUIDE 2020: Antiracism
If I’ve learned anything at all in my thirty-four years, it’s that I just need to keep learning more. Learning is a journey, and so is antiracism w...

GIFT GUIDE 2020: For the Smallest, Small, Medium, & Young Adult Bookworms

GIFT GUIDE 2020: For the Smallest, Small, Medium, & Young Adult Bookworms
I firmly believe that books make the best gifts. Is there anything more exciting than opening the cover for the first time, eagerly anticipating t...

Dotters Daughters Picks: Books about Gratitude & Family

Dotters Daughters Picks: Books about Gratitude & Family
During these uncertain times, I’ve been clinging to gratitude. Gratitude for the privileges that I have - both earned and not. Gratitude for the be...

Gift Guide 2020: Memorable Memoir

Gift Guide 2020: Memorable Memoir
A lifelong pursuit of knowledge - both intellectual and emotional - is one of our greatest privileges as humans. What better way to continue learni...

Gift Guide 2020: Quirky, Slightly Weird, & Wonderful

Gift Guide 2020: Quirky, Slightly Weird, & Wonderful
Let’s be honest. Quirky, slightly weird, and wonderful sounds like a pretty fantastic way to be.  These books are just that. Sometimes strange, som...

Gift Guide 2020: Great Storytelling

Gift Guide 2020: Great Storytelling
I recently read a book in which the narrator, looking back on her selfish decision making, admitted that she hadn’t been fully equipped to consider...

Gift Guide 2020: Literary Page Turners

Gift Guide 2020: Literary Page Turners
This year, losing myself in a book has never been quite so appealing. In the midst of a global pandemic and an overdue race reckoning, when our kid...

Dotters Daughters Picks - BIPOC Girl Protagonists You'll LOVE

Dotters Daughters Picks - BIPOC Girl Protagonists You'll LOVE
When we started Dotters Books back in 2017, one of our main goals was that any person could come into the shop and find themselves in a book. That ...

Anti-Racism Book Club Picks

Anti-Racism Book Club Picks
Over the past few weeks, many of us have been confronted, sometimes for the first time - true evidence of privilege - by the enduring legacy and ev...

Quarantine Reading List

Quarantine Reading List
Well, I can’t say that I anticipated that on April 14, 2020, we’d be quarantined inside in the midst of a strange three-day snowstorm that just doe...

Best Children's Books of 2019

Best Children's Books of 2019
We've come to the end of another wonderful year of children's books. Here is a list of my favorites. If I can make a suggestion - if you find yours...