Welcome to the e-commerce website of Skylark Bookshop, an independent bookshop in the heart of downtown Columbia, MO. We’re thrilled that you’re here.

While we'd much rather see you in person or talk on the telephone, now you can order your books from us online. Feel free to browse the site - if you can't find what you're looking for, call us at (573) 777 6990 or drop us a line if you have any questions! We love to make recommendations (see out Staff Recommendations tab in the menu) and we love a challenge!

We're especially excited about the visit of New York Times bestselling historian Candice Millard on June 2 to discuss her new book, River of the Gods. If you are unable to attend the event but would like Candice to sign and/or personalize a copy for you, please purchase a copy by clicking here and letting us know how you'd like Candice to inscribe it for you.

Authors Appearing at Skylark

True Biz: A Novel Cover Image
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River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile Cover Image
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Cover Image
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President Cover Image

New and Notable

Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy Cover Image
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Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals Cover Image
100 Things We've Lost to the Internet Cover Image
Memorial: A Novel Cover Image

Staff Favorites

The Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
Flavortown Cover Image
Hamnet Cover Image
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
American Copper Cover Image