Mystery Lovers Bookshop

★★★★☆
  • 514 Allegheny River Blvd

    Oakmont, PA 15139

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  • 412-828-4877

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Monday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM

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I have shopped regularly at Mystery Lovers Bookshop since it opened. I have attended MANY events there, and was one of the founders of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter of Sisters in Crime, which met at MLB. I actually sat at the bar and had tea while talking with P.D. James! Pinch me!!! I've known the owner for all this time, and I have never heard her speak this way to any customer. Ever. I became disabled and do not have the income I once did, yet she has never EVER made me feel uncomfortable when I was not able to make a purchase. I just do not understand the description of her "behavior."

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I have shopped regularly at Mystery Lovers Bookshop since it opened. I have attended MANY events there, and was one of the founders of the Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter of Sisters in Crime, which met at MLB. I actually sat at the bar and had tea while talking with P.D. James! Pinch me!!! I've known the owner for all this time, and I have never heard her speak this way to any customer. Ever. I became disabled and do not have the income I once did, yet she has never EVER made me feel uncomfortable when I was not able to make a purchase. I just do not understand the description of her "behavior."

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Anonymous Bewildered should realize that when going to a booksigning, it is understood that the customer will purchase the book at the place of the signing. That's the reason they host authors, to bring in customers. That said, Mystery Lovers is a terrific bookstore that caters to crime fiction and hosts a wonderful number of authors each year. No bad experience there for me, ever.

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Anonymous Bewildered should realize that when going to a booksigning, it is understood that the customer will purchase the book at the place of the signing. That's the reason they host authors, to bring in customers. That said, Mystery Lovers is a terrific bookstore that caters to crime fiction and hosts a wonderful number of authors each year. No bad experience there for me, ever.

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I've been to the Mystery Lover's Bookshop twice for events and both times the staff was terrific. It's a wonderful store for mystery (and other fiction) fans, with a coffee/tea shop and lots of other fun merchandise for readers. As hard as it is for independent booksellers to stay afloat these days I'm not surprised that they would not appreciate it if a customer brought in a book purchased elsewhere to be signed by an author who was appearing at their store.Most stores, including B&Ns would have flat-out said "Sorry, can't do it." But I would be surprised if the owner was rude - she's a doll (and no, I'm not related or an employee.)

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★★★★☆

I've been to the Mystery Lover's Bookshop twice for events and both times the staff was terrific. It's a wonderful store for mystery (and other fiction) fans, with a coffee/tea shop and lots of other fun merchandise for readers. As hard as it is for independent booksellers to stay afloat these days I'm not surprised that they would not appreciate it if a customer brought in a book purchased elsewhere to be signed by an author who was appearing at their store.Most stores, including B&Ns would have flat-out said "Sorry, can't do it." But I would be surprised if the owner was rude - she's a doll (and no, I'm not related or an employee.)

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I have never been treated so rudely in my life. Upon entering this store (which I have frequented in the past) to meet Charlaine Harris. I was approached by the owner who began to question my intentions. When she noticed I was carrying Charlaine's new book under my arm, she asked me, "Did you buy that here?" I answered honestly with a "No". Before I had an opportunity to explain, that I had been in her store before and made several purchases, she gave me a mean look and stated "Humph, I hope you buy something!" I would also like to add, that she was doing all this while pointing her finger at me and speaking loudly, all while Charlaine Harris was speaking to her fans!! It is such a shame, as I had every intention on shopping it what I once thought of as a great book store.

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I have never been treated so rudely in my life. Upon entering this store (which I have frequented in the past) to meet Charlaine Harris. I was approached by the owner who began to question my intentions. When she noticed I was carrying Charlaine's new book under my arm, she asked me, "Did you buy that here?" I answered honestly with a "No". Before I had an opportunity to explain, that I had been in her store before and made several purchases, she gave me a mean look and stated "Humph, I hope you buy something!" I would also like to add, that she was doing all this while pointing her finger at me and speaking loudly, all while Charlaine Harris was speaking to her fans!! It is such a shame, as I had every intention on shopping it what I once thought of as a great book store.

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I love this place for mysteries and crime novels. The staff are all fans of the genre and will recommend books to their many long-time customers. If you like mysteries, this is the store to go to. The almost weekly events are very cool too with many authors showing up for talks. Be sure to sign up for their Masters of Mystery membership, their frequent buyer program, to save money. Internet ordering is available too.

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I love this place for mysteries and crime novels. The staff are all fans of the genre and will recommend books to their many long-time customers. If you like mysteries, this is the store to go to. The almost weekly events are very cool too with many authors showing up for talks. Be sure to sign up for their Masters of Mystery membership, their frequent buyer program, to save money. Internet ordering is available too.

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I love this store. They have a wonderful selection of hard to find mysteries and coffees. They also often bring in mystery authors for book signings. It was so exciting to listen to one of my favorite authors Janet Evanovich talk and sign my book in the shop.
They also have a separate section for children's mysteries and games.

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I love this store. They have a wonderful selection of hard to find mysteries and coffees. They also often bring in mystery authors for book signings. It was so exciting to listen to one of my favorite authors Janet Evanovich talk and sign my book in the shop.
They also have a separate section for children's mysteries and games.

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