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Wish Lists

Did you know?

You can create a wish list on our website! It's as simple as clicking on the item you want then clicking "Add to Wish List." Cormac McCarthy's new book, anyone? Or how about the latest John Grisham thriller? Did you see Deesha Philyaw at Thacker Mountain and now you need to read her book? Put it on your wish list! Having a tough time making a decision? You can even add gift cards!

This is a great tool for your holiday wish lists, birthday lists, even wedding and baby registries! 

Items can be shipped directly to you or picked up in store. 

Read the first chapter of John Grisham's Boys From Biloxi (out 10/18)

Chapter 1

A hundred years ago, Biloxi was a bustling resort and fishing community on the Gulf Coast. Some of its 12,000 people worked in shipbuilding, some in the hotels and restaurants, but for the majority their livelihoods came from the ocean and its bountiful supply of seafood. The workers were immigrants from Eastern Europe, most from Croatia where their ancestors had fished for centuries in the Adriatic Sea. The men worked the schooners and trawlers harvesting seafood in the Gulf while the women and children shucked oysters and packed shrimp for ten cents an hour. There were forty canneries side by side in an area known as the Back Bay. In 1925, Biloxi shipped twenty million tons of seafood to the rest of the country. Demand was so great, and the supply so plentiful, that by then the city could boast of being the “Seafood Capital of the World.”