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Dig into a Great Book!!

The weather is

warming up,

new book releases,

old favorites are waiting for you!!

We have had a Unicorn Party,

Be Kind Collections,

Book Club Zooms,

Smell the Flowers Day,

Meet the Puppies,

Oprah's Book Club,

A Fabulous Resilience Event, Birds Flocking

all over the store,

Puzzles from around the world,

Black History Month,

Women's History Month,

Indie Bookstore Day,

Franki has become a teenager

.... and has a very stylish mask,

Several new local authors,

A whole watercolor class exhibit,

It has been fun since 2021 arrived....

And it is time to dig into a great book!

THANKS to all Our Commonplace Reader Customers for making 49 S Main St in Yardley so much fun!!

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We Are a Resource For Our Community!


May - A Focus on Art, Writing, Reading


Art is Happening in Yardley

Yardley's Own Cindy Fatsis has a Bucks County Award Winning Postcard of Patterson Farm available at the bookstore.

Graphic Courtesy Cindy Fatsis.


Plein Air Event

Commonplace Reader is happy to support local arts: our latest venture is to support the

AOY Art Center Plein Air Event.

May 15th Commonplace Reader will host a Meet and Greet with our Plein Air Event Artists.

Cramer Bakery Cookies to commemorate the event will be served.

Writers Group


Join Us First Mondays

at 7:00 pm

"I am not a professional writer. I am not a published writer. I'm just a person who likes to put my thoughts and memories on paper. I joined this group hoping I wouldn't be intimidated, hoping I might get some constructive criticism from people who know more about the craft than I, thinking I might be inspired to write a bit more often. And do you know what happened? I felt welcome, I benefited from other's ideas, and I write far more frequently. There is a place for you no matter what sort of writer you are. Please consider joining us." ~~~ Dorothy H.

Best Sellers and Classics

We can help you find your next spectacular read or puzzle!!

Book Lists:


Poetry Selections

Kids Lists (Kindness/Creativity)

Indie Next List

Books on The Way

New Releases

Book Club Reads

In Stock Puzzles

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~~Meet the Commonplace Reader Staff~~

Best Indie Staff Around!!



Megan is our youngest bookseller with a great passion for bookselling......... She is a busy student athlete who finds time to share her enthusiasm for Commonplace Reader every day she is here; shelving, working displays, learning the inventory system. Thanks Megan!

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Tracey is our resident card catalog .... she knows where every best seller is and has a sixth sense for what sold yesterday! A terrific reader Tracey is very knowledgeable and can help you find your next weekend joy! Thanks Tracey!

Meet Our Staff


Sam is our newest member of the bookseller staff... a whiz at the cash register and an eye for books that are out of order or in the wrong section........ Sam is the keeper of mid-readers room - straightening and finding books to make a book search the easiest! Thanks Sam!

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Amy is our resident retailer whiz who can create a display masterpiece in minutes! Amy has an superior sense of style and knows how to match books with puzzles, socks and cards to delight. Thanks Amy!

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Daniel is our returns bookseller; this is a key function as we return hard covers when we receive paperbacks. And keeping our book inventory pristine is tantamount to getting you your next read or gift. Thanks Daniel!

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Caroline has been a bookseller since Commonplace Reader's Day One! She is a graphic artist and keeper of our website content and style, and, in general, our ace technologist! Without her we would not have such a precise and artistic presence ! Thanks Caroline!

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Book Clubs - Mystery, Literary, Social Equity....... and more coming in Summer 2021

You can read along with our books clubs - we have a full listing of all the books we have read and discussed ... and books to be read next.... Most of Commonplace Reader's best loved books are book-clubber's favorites - so take a peek!

Book Clubs

We are on the Indie Bookstore National Map ~ Yes!

Bookworm enjoyed seeing the crowds on Saturday April 24th!

Cookies from Cramer Bakery were Delicious!!

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