Staff Picks- 20% Off in the Month of August!

These picks, curated by our awesome, super-cool staff, will be on sale through the end of August; 20% discount as usual.


Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062569028
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 27th, 2017

everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too is the illustrated story of a lonely alien sent to observe Earth, only to meet all sorts of creatures with all sorts of perspectives on life, love, and happiness, all while learning to feel a little better about being an alien—based on the enormously popular Twitter account, @jonnysun.

Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers Cover Image
By Lucy Gray (By (photographer)), Hilton Als (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781616892548
Availability: Special Order Only
Published: Princeton Architectural Press - March 10th, 2015

There are few jobs more rarefied or as physically and mentally demanding as prima ballerina. And yet, despite very real professional risks, three dancers from the world-class San Francisco Ballet all decided to have children at the pinnacle of their careers.

Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399169854
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 7th, 2015

Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood, featuring #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner, and many other notable writers.

Happy Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316342599
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Published: Lee Boudreaux / Back Bay Books - March 7th, 2017

One of these things is not like the other. That's how Cheri Matzner felt growing up in her adoptive family, and it's what continues to define her as she tries to start a family of her own. Funny and fierce, desperate for connection yet pushing it away with both hands, she needs to jump-start a marriage in danger of flatlining and save her career from scandal.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062439666
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 17th, 2017

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump.

Sweetbitter (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101911860
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Published: Vintage - April 4th, 2017


Soon to be a series on Starz

"Brilliantly written. . . . Outstanding."—The New York Times Book Review

Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316247757
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016


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Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work Cover Image
By Sarah Waldman, Elizabeth Cecil (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781611803099
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Published: Roost Books - April 11th, 2017

40 seasonal meals, 100 recipes, and loads of tips and strategies to make weeknight dinners work

Someday Cover Image
By Alison McGhee, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416928119
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 27th, 2007

A mother's love leads to a mother's dream -- every mother's dream -- for her child to live life to its fullest.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316204262
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 2nd, 2013

*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett*

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch.