About Us


Helping readers discover new fiction when real life is too scary.



Death by TBR Books is a woman/disability owned independent online bookshop serving readers across the country since 2018. Through booksaroundthecorner.com we also reach readers across the country. People who are as passionate and excited about books and reading as we are. 

We are grounded by our bookshop's core values which have guided us through the ups and downs of the bookselling industry. Each and every customer and our owner's love of books drives us forward.

We look forward to a long future filled with new customers, new services, and new books.


Our mission is to be the country's best destination for readers of new and used books, a place that fosters a community of reading and connects people with the books and book clubs they'll love.


We love everything about books and stories. As entertainment and an escape they truly transport us to worlds near and far.

We recommend titles. We're committed to sharing our knowledge and passion of books with our customers every day through social media and by email.

We're nothing without our community of readers. Death by TBR Books would not be where it is today without its dedicated customers that luckily are growing daily and nationally.

We recognize that there is a book for every reader. Readers are as unique and complex as the books we sell. We make every effort to engage with our customers, respond to their interests, and learn from their responses and previous reading interests.

We're innovative and creative. We built our name by offering a unique perspective on innovative bookselling and readers advisory, and we continue to evolve by researching new and diverse books.

We support readers and writers. Through virtual book clubs, monthly book packages, original content, diverse recommendations and a vibrant online community, we're dedicated to promoting influential and diverse authors and their books, literacy, and freedom of expression.


Books Around the Corner Bookstore Original Location Gresham Oregon

Death by TBR Books (formally Books Around the Corner) had always been a dream for owner, Stephanie Rose, but it wasn't until she was unable to find full time work as a librarian that the dream came true. In thirty six days she went from signing a lease for a space she had $0 money to pay for to opening on November 2nd, 2018.

While the bookshop has grown, changed, diversified into what it is today, it started with a thirteen year old girl who watched Kathleen Kelly open her shop on a crisp fall day in You've Got Mail. Almost five years later, five moves, one pandemic, and a lot of tenacity Books Around the Corner has survived. 

Death by TBR Books offers used and new books, hardcovers and paperbacks, a virtual monthly horror book club, monthly book packages, genre book bundles and shipping across the United States and a bookstore cat named Spooky.
Stephanie loves every day she is able to share her love of books with the community and utilize her background as a librarian to be the best bookseller she can be for the community.