Rozzie Bound is currently operating online only using our Bookshop site,, where you can find millions of titles from the Ingram catalog or browse the shelves we have curated.

Below are descriptions and links to some of our featured shelves.

Black Histories & Futures

For Black History Month this year (February 2021), we have created three new shelves with our community partner, Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library, to celebrate “Black Histories and Futures.”

Use these links to browse these three new shelves:

Holiday Shelves – Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library

We have created three fun shelves in collaboration with our newest Community Partner, the Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library. There are books from a variety of genres that should appeal to readers with a broad range if interests. Can’t find what your looking for or need a suggestion? Feel free to contact us. We’re here to help!

Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library will receive 20% of our proceeds from this shelf.

Rozzie Bound Help Desk

This is what I like to think of us our store’s “concierge service.” When customers ask if we have a particular title, we search for it on Bookshop and, if we find it, add the book to this shelf and email them the link.  It’s also a great shelf to visit to see what other Rozzie Bounders are reading and perhaps get ideas for your next read.  Please feel free to contact us if you need help finding a particular title or author or would like a recommendation.

Critics Corner: New & Noteworthy Books

This shelf features new and noteworthy books that are getting attention from critics in book review sections of newspapers and journals like The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Boston Review, or Literary Hub.

Boston History

For the uninitiated, “Rozzie” is short for Roslindale, a quirky little neighborhood of about 30,000 residents in the Southwest corner of Boston, a New England city with a rich history.  Whether or not you are familiar with the city’s history, you could do a lot worse than reading the new release, The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865 by Mark Peterson.  Find this title of many more about our little corner of the world.

Roy’s Shelf

This shelf was curated by Rozzie Bound’s founder, Roy Karp. Find some of the books and authors that inpired a love of reading and the dream of starting a bookstore in the first place. Included are some of those early joys, like A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith or The Chosen by Chaim Potok, which sparked a relatively late interest in reading in a hyper-active boy who was in constant motion, usually playing sports and games in the school yard around the corner on New York City’s Upper West Side.