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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

To Leave a Shadow Cover Image
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) Cover Image
The Alice Network: A Novel Cover Image
All American Boys Cover Image
Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
American Heart Cover Image

Ask us about the Espresso Book Machine

The Espresso Book Machine (EBM)  is a state-of-the-art device that prints, binds, and trims a paperback book in minutes.  Additionally, the EBM is a green machine, as it only prints what is sold thereby eliminating shipping, returns, and pulping of unwanted books.

To print your book on the EBM, you’ll need two print-ready PDFs -- one for the cover and one for the bookblock. Print-ready means that all of your writing, editing, and formatting is finished, and the PDFs can be printed as-is.