Ink Fish Books to Launch Rhody Reader Box With Local Author Vanessa Lillie

The bundle is a celebration of small businesses in Rhode Island, and includes a signed copy of Lillie’s latest book, For The Best.
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The Rhody Reader Box from Ink Fish Books in Warren.

Normally when you’re at your local bookstore, you’re expecting to walk out with only the book you’re dying to read. But now, Ink Fish Books in Warren has gone one step further to make your next purchase even more meaningful. The book shop has come up with a new and exciting way to incorporate a community love of reading and celebrate local businesses in Rhode Island. Ink Fish Books owner Lisa Valentino and local author Vanessa Lillie are teaming up to introduce the first Rhody Reader Box, including a selection of handcrafted gifts paired with a signed book by a bestselling author. Ten percent of the sales will be donated to the Rhode Island Writers Colony, a local nonprofit supporting writers of color through residency programs founded in Warren.

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Ink Fish Books owner Lisa Valentino and the Rhody Reader Box.

The inaugural Rhody Reader Box will feature thriller author Vanessa Lillie’s latest Rhode Island-set thriller, For The Best, which takes readers to Providence, and features a woman who is the only suspect in a murder and tries to prove herself innocent through a vlog.

“There is nothing better as an author than connecting with readers,” says Lillie, who is based in Providence. “Rhode Island has been a huge inspiration in my writing, and I’m so happy to have ​For the Best​ launch in this exciting new way to showcase our state.”

When she debuted her breakout thriller novel, Little Voices, Lillie instantly became a force to be reckoned with in the American literary world. The book became an Amazon bestseller and a number one psychological thriller of September 2019, and the book also made numerous must-read lists from renowned entertainment and news websites.  And now, this September, Lillie returns with For The Best, a timely and provocative thriller that explores the depths of white female privilege as a woman suspected of murder takes an unusual approach to proving her innocence, revealing not only her demons, but the flaws in the system designed to protect someone like her.


Local author Vanessa Lillie and the Rhody Reader Box.

Available for pre-order now, and launching for delivery this September, the Rhody Reader Box will feature a signed copy of Lillie’s book, For the Best, the refreshing “Ocean State” candle by Aster Candle, a delicious, whiskey-infused cacao nibs chocolate bar from Aura’s Chocolate Bar and a one-of-a-kind flower Bookish Flower made from the pages of For The Best by a local librarian, Robin Nyzio for $44.99,  plus tax and shipping. Those who purchase the Rhody Reader Box will also be invited to an exclusive book club chat with Lillie to discuss For The Best. Readers can add on a signed copy of Lillie’s bestselling debut, Little Voices, to their reader box for the cost of $59.99, plus tax and shipping.

The Box can be preordered on Ink Fish Book’s website, with options for shipping or local-in store pickup. The shipment date is September 4 and pickup for the in-store date is September 9. Visit Ink Fish Book’s website here. Learn more about the Rhody Reader Box here. To learn more about Vanessa Lillie, visit her website here.



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