Our story

Turn the Page Bookstore opened its doors in July of 1995 in a pre-Civil War townhouse located just off The Square in Boonsboro, Maryland. This independent bookstore is owned and operated by Bruce Wilder, the husband of New York Times bestselling author, Nora Roberts.

From TTP's beginning, Bruce and his staff have taken pride in providing personalized service, a friendly atmosphere, excellent coffee and unique gift items--not to mention the large variety of books in most genres. Turn The Page welcomes locals as well as many customers who visit the Boonsboro area, with its rich Civil War history, and easy access to The Appalachian Trail.

With the opening of Inn BoonsBoro On The Square in February of 2009, visitors can elect to extend their visit with a stay in a lovely and historic boutique B&B, and browse our next-door-neighbor Gifts Inn BoonsBoro for local arts and crafts. Top it off with a meal at Vesta right on the square, the Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria owned and operated by Nora’s family.

Here at Turn The Page we carry a complete line of Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb titles. If it’s in print, we have it. While we stock a wide selection of signed books, Nora also signs books for us three nights a week. Hardcovers and new releases can be personalized; backlist titles can be signed. We don't just provide this service for our in-store customers, but our internet and telephone customers as well.

Our store also boasts plenty of books and toys in our children's room, along with a play area to keep the little ones happy while their parents browse.

Due to Boonsboro's Civil War connection, and its proximity to Antietam Battlefield, we offer an extensive Civil War history section. We're also proud to carry books by local authors, and an impressive stock of autographed books.

For gifts, or just that special treat for yourself, we carry hand-poured soy candles, locally made soaps and body care items, photography by Bruce Wilder--and more.

Much of our wide and unique selection of greeting cards are green, so you can be environmentally responsible while finding a pretty or fun card for any occasion.

In addition to our Book Club, and the occasional Girls' Night Out, Turn The Page holds up to seven book signing events every year. The book signings feature Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, and a host of other authors. These events are the highlight of what we do, and all of us love the opportunity to meet readers from all over the country--and often from other countries as well.

Along with Bruce, six of us work here at TTP. Janeen Solberg, our Manager, arranges all of our events and hosts our Book Clubs. Part-time employees Beth Rockwell, Jeannie King, Renee Elias, Renne' Wade, and Kim Payne handle our shipping operation and help keep things running smoothly.

We hope you'll come see us--or give us a call, check out our website. We'd love to serve you coffee and books, and help you find just what you're looking for at Turn the Page.

For more information about the store and upcoming events, peruse this website or call 301-432-4588.

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