About Us

Tom Jefferson and his wife, Valerie Reese, share a lifetime of love for books and the knowledge and understanding that they bring into our lives.

“We’re a full-service community bookstore in Tahlequah, OK, opening in February 2021. We use thoughtful selection of our titles to maximize the community value of our sales space. We sell new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for all ages. We offer carefully selected used books, up to 30% of our overall stock. We serve as a community hub for book clubs, discussion groups, family game times, author visits, and lectures on topics of particular interest and value to our community.”

 

Val & Tom Recommend

For grade school and middle school readers:

GUTS: by Raina Telfemeier

A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of SmileSistersDrama, and Ghosts!

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

The author relives her own grade school anxiety in this graphic novel about a fifth grader who is afraid she might barf, especially at school.

Adult Fiction

NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help.

Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it’s the truth.

A loopy tale of twins who catch fire when they get anxious, and of a complex young woman who learns to love them. In my mind, Wilson’s best novel yet.

Farming & Gardening

The Old Farmer's Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook by Old Farmer's Almanac

This book is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener—even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn’t know mulch from mud! The practical advice presented in the Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook demystifies gardening by providing the best, most proven methods for sowing, growing, and harvesting.

Created for new gardeners, green thumbs, and old hands alike, The Old Farmer’s Almanac Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook is loaded with advice and inspiration to help plants—and growers—thrive.

A great book for vegetable growers everywhere with sound advice for growing the best produce. (If you garden “by the moon,” you will need an annual almanac for dates of the moon’s phases.)