Staff Picks

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Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality By Tomiko Brown-Nagin Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524747183
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Published: Pantheon - January 25th, 2022

With the US Supreme Court confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson, “it makes sense to revisit the life and work of another Black woman who profoundly shaped the law: Constance Baker Motley” (CNN).


We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration By Frank Abe, Tamiko Nimura, Ross Ishikawa (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781634059763
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Published: Chin Music - May 18th, 2021

Deftly upends the compliant narrative with impeccably documented stories of resistance and rebellion ... Made urgent yet again, the trio's courageous refusals to accept the U.S.--their --government's heinous miscarriage of justice should irrefutably embolden new generations ... Their collective history will resonate with older teens. Also highly recommended for high-school and college classrooms.


The Book Eaters By Sunyi Dean Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810182
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Published: Tor Books - August 2nd, 2022

Sunyi Dean's The Book Eaters is “a darkly sweet pastry of a book about family, betrayal, and the lengths we go to for the ones we love. A delicious modern fairy tale.”— Christopher Buehlman, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author

Truth is found between the stories we're fed and the stories we hunger for.


Boys I Know By Anna Gracia Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682633717
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Published: Peachtree Teen - July 26th, 2022

A high school senior navigates messy boys and messier relationships in this unflichingly honest and much-needed look into the overlap of Asian American identity and teen sexuality.

"A fresh tale about a teen’s struggles to define herself."Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review 


The Sun Down Motel By Simone St. James Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780440000204
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Published: Berkley - October 20th, 2020

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.


Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional By Isaac Fitzgerald Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635573978
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - July 19th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER

“The best of what memoir can accomplish... pulling no punches on the path to truth, but it always finds the capacity for grace and joy.” –Esquire, "Best Memoirs of the Year"


In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. With no advertising or big-box distribution, creator Ty Warner - an eccentric college dropout - become a billionaire in just three years. And it was all thanks to collectors.


Almond: A Novel By Won-pyung Sohn, Sandy Joosun Lee (Translated by) Cover Image
By Won-pyung Sohn, Sandy Joosun Lee (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062961389
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Published: HarperVia - June 15th, 2021

A BTS fan favorite! A WALL STREET JOURNAL STORIES THAT CAN TAKE YOU ANYWHERE PICK * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S STAY HOME AND READ PICK * SALON'S BEST AND BOLDEST * BUSTLE'S MOST ANTICIPATED 


Don't Worry, Murray By David Ezra Stein, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062845245
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 7th, 2022

The perfect gift for dog lovers!

Bark, George meets Wemberly Worried in this new classic picture book from David Ezra Stein, Caldecott Honor–winning creator of Interrupting Chicken and Leaves. The ideal read for back-to-school anxiety and soothing nerves all year long.


Vacationland: A Novel By Meg Mitchell Moore Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063026117
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Published: William Morrow - June 14th, 2022

The Sarah Selects July Book Club Pick!

"As sophisticated and delicious as lobster bisque." -- Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Lifeguards and The Jetsetters


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Dead-End Memories: Stories By Banana Yoshimoto, Asa Yoneda (Translated by) Cover Image
By Banana Yoshimoto, Asa Yoneda (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640093690
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Published: Counterpoint - August 9th, 2022

"This is a supremely hopeful book, one that feels important because it shows that happiness, while not always easy, is still a subject worthy of art." —Brandon Taylor, The New York Times Book Review


The Night Wild By Zoë Tilley Poster, Zoë Tilley Poster (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553786
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Published: Dial Books - July 19th, 2022

A stunningly illustrated picture book debut about a dog's fantastical moonlit adventure and wild new friendship.


Berry Song By Michaela Goade Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316494175
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2022

An Indie Bestseller!

Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade's first self-authored picture book is a gorgeous celebration of the land she knows well and the powerful wisdom of elders.


On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth.


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The Wind Rises: Book 1 of the Alma Series By Timothée de Fombelle, Holly James (Translator), François Place (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Timothée de Fombelle, Holly James (Translator), François Place (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781609457877
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Published: Europa Editions - August 16th, 2022

FROM THE BESTSELLING WINNER OF THE PRIX SORCI RES


From Europe to Africa to the Caribbean, this first installment in the Alma trilogy tells a gripping story of hope, perseverance, and love that readers will not soon forget.


The Daughter of Doctor Moreau By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593355336
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Published: Del Rey - July 19th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a lavish historical drama reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico.


Hell Followed with Us By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633243
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.

“A long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus." —The New York Times

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*


Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter By Rich Moyer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593308912
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

The monster hunt is on! A rip-roaring graphic novel adventure about the latest in a famous family of vampire-hunting pigs, inspired by legendary monster slayer Van Helsing!


The Silent Patient By Alex Michaelides Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250301703
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Published: Celadon Books - May 4th, 2021

**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**

"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
Entertainment Weekly


Intimacies: A Novel By Katie Kitamura Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399576171
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 19th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2021

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION


ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE 2021 READS

AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER


Fever Dream: A Novel By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

NOW A FEATURE FILM COMING SOON TO NETFLIX

"Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize!

Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream...


The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier By April White Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780306827662
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Published: Hachette Books - June 14th, 2022

**AN AMAZON "BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH (Nonfiction)" (June 2022)**
**AN APPLE "BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH " (June 2022)**

From a historian and senior editor at Atlas Obscura, a fascinating account of the daring nineteenth-century women who moved to South Dakota to divorce their husbands and start living on their own terms

For a woman travel


The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land By Sally Denton Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631498077
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Published: Liveright - June 28th, 2022

A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads Selection

The Colony is one of the most gripping and disturbing true stories I’ve ever come across.” —Douglas Preston