Miriam's Staff Picks

A little bit about Bookseller Miriam:

Miriam is a Maine native raised on blueberries, bulgoki, books and ice cream. She learned to read by listening along to a record and hasn't stopped chasing the rush of that elusive turn the page beep. Her favorite genres are memoir, contemporary and literary fiction, poetry, graphic novels, LGBTQ+, science fiction and anything else that calls from the shelves. Miriam is one heck of a crafty gal and leads the store's stitching group as well as many of the children's workshops. She's an avid collector of dictionaries, typewriters, miniatures and children- but she's capped the last group at 3.

These are some of the books she loves!

Orange World and Other Stories Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525656135
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Knopf - May 14th, 2019

From the Pulitzer Finalist and universally beloved author of the New York Times best sellers Swamplandia! and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, a stunning new collection of short fiction that showcases Karen Russell’s extraordinary, irresistible gifts of language and imagination.
 


Crush and Color: Jason Momoa: A Coloring Book of Fantasies With an Epic Dreamboat Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781250256683
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Castle Point Books - January 7th, 2020

A fantasy-filled coloring book for the millions of Jason Momoa fans

Escape to your very own rugged utopia with your favorite star! Crush and Color: Jason Momoa is a collection of daydreams come to life on incredible coloring pages. Immerse yourself in more than 35 completely unique, life-like drawings of the rugged dreamboat in the zone and on top of the world.


I Love You, Fred Cover Image
By Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534414754
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - December 10th, 2019

From the father-daughter team behind I Will Love You Anyway comes another heartwarming tale about a sweatband-wearing pug.

Fetch! and Sit! and Stay!
and Ball! and Walk!


The Witch of Willow Hall Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781525833014
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graydon House - October 2nd, 2018

Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there's still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn't even know it.

Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.

New Oldbury, 1821


Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Finalist for the National Book Award Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner of the National Jewish Book Award Finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry AwardFinalist for the T. S.


The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977 Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393346008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 1st, 2013

“Certain lines had become like incantations to me, words I’d chanted to myself through sorrow and confusion” —Cheryl Strayed, Wild


The Queeriodic Table: A CELEBRATION OF LGBTQ+ CULTURE Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781786857521
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock - Check back soon
Published: Summersdale - May 7th, 2019

As featured in The New York Times

A cleverly designed gift book playing on the 'periodic table' to celebrate all aspects of LGBTQ+ culture, in small, easy-to-digest sections.


They Called Us Enemy Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 16th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller!

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.


Hum and Swish Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823442867
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Neal Porter Books - June 11th, 2019

Celebrate creativity, introversion, summer sun-- and the beauty of a little peace and quiet!

It's a glorious summer day at the shore, and all Jamie wants is to finish her art project in the sand. A little time to herself is all she needs. But everyone around keeps asking her pesky questions she doesn't know how to answer: what are you making? Aren't you clever?


Stitchcraft: An Embroidery Book of Simple Stitches and Peculiar Patterns Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781944515744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Star Press - February 5th, 2019

Step inside a world of arcane imagery and rich esoteric symbolism in this deeply imaginative embroidery art book!


The Widow of Pale Harbor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525834264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graydon House - September 17th, 2019

A town gripped by fear. A woman accused of witchcraft. Who can save Pale Harbor from itself?

Maine, 1846. Gabriel Stone is desperate to escape the ghosts that haunt him in Massachusetts after his wife's death, so he moves to Maine, taking a position as a minister in the remote village of Pale Harbor.


Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Finalist for the National Book Award Finalist for the PEN/Jean Stein Award Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner of the National Jewish Book Award Finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry AwardFinalist for the T. S.


I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

The New York Times Bestselling story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Jojo Moyes, Emma Straub, and Rainbow Rowell

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”


Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“An unbelievable debut, one that announces a new and necessary American voice.” Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review

“An excitement and a wonder: strange, crazed, urgent and funny.”George Saunders

“Dark and captivating and e