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Ellen Plumb opened Emporia's first bookstore in 1870. Her family helped found the city of Emporia. One of the first two graduates of the Kansas State Normal School (now Emporia State University), Miss Plumb was always ahead of her time--and the original spirit of "Locally owned. Fiercely independent." in our town. Nearly a century and a half later, it's our goal to honor her legacy and love of literature.

Ellen Plumb's Best Sellers

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) Cover Image
Finding Dorothy: A Novel Cover Image
A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming Cover Image
Reign of the Fallen Cover Image
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype Cover Image
Hidden History of Kansas Cover Image

Guest Curator: Becky DeJesus

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 Cover Image
Rosie Revere, Engineer Cover Image
Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
Jane Eyre (Word Cloud Classics) Cover Image
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
Brief Cases (Dresden Files) Cover Image

Ellen Plumb's Book Club Selections

Caraval: A Caraval Novel Cover Image
The Alice Network: A Novel Cover Image
Dumplin' Cover Image
Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
To Leave a Shadow Cover Image
American Heart Cover Image

Ellen's Special Deals

These awesome books are 50% off while supplies last.

The Lacuna: A Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price: 620.208.2665 or ellenplumbs@gmail.com
ISBN: 9780060852573
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Harper - November 3rd, 2009

The One (The Selection #3) Cover Image
$5.00
ISBN: 9780062060006
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - May 5th, 2015

A Little Life Cover Image
$8.50
ISBN: 9780804172707
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - January 26th, 2016

A Blade So Black Cover Image
$9.50
ISBN: 9781250153906
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Imprint - September 25th, 2018

Love and Ruin: A Novel Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781101967386
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - May 1st, 2018

The Heir (The Selection #4) Cover Image
$5.50
ISBN: 9780062349866
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - May 3rd, 2016

The Crown (The Selection #5) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780062392176
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperTeen - May 3rd, 2016

Sea Prayer Cover Image
$7.50
ISBN: 9780525539094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 18th, 2018

Bus Ride to Justice (Revised Edition): Changing the System by the System, the Life and Works of Fred Gray Cover Image
$16.25
ISBN: 9781588382863
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: NewSouth Books - May 1st, 2013

Darkstalker (Wings of Fire: Legends) Cover Image
$4.50
ISBN: 9781338053623
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - November 28th, 2017

Mountain Lines: A Journey through the French Alps Cover Image
$11.50
ISBN: 9781510709751
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Skyhorse - February 14th, 2017

Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race (Mr. Lemoncello's Library #3) Cover Image
$8.50
ISBN: 9780553536065
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries Across the Heart of Kansas and Missouri Cover Image
$12.48
ISBN: 9780700624928
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of Kansas - September 25th, 2017

Brief Under Water Cover Image
$7.00
ISBN: 9781886224872
Availability: Backordered
Published: Burning Deck - March 15th, 2008

Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it all Work Cover Image
$12.50
ISBN: 9781623366384
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Rodale Books - March 15th, 2016

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