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The Red Handler (Staff Pick)

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Red Handler By Johan Harstad, David Smith (Translator) Cover Image
By Johan Harstad, David Smith (Translator)
$12.76
ISBN: 9781948830805
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Published: Open Letter - March 26th, 2024

Perhaps the strangest detective story I've ever read this fictional annotated novel is, yes, about how we narrate crime & the limits of language & other very literary ideas, but, ultimately, I think it's mostly about how important creating is to being human, even when you only create for yourself.

- Josh


The Red Book (Staff Pick)

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The Red Book: A Reader's Edition By C. G. Jung, Sonu Shamdasani (Editor), Sonu Shamdasani (Translated by), John Peck (Translated by), Mark Kyburz (Translated by) Cover Image
By C. G. Jung, Sonu Shamdasani (Editor), Sonu Shamdasani (Translated by), John Peck (Translated by), Mark Kyburz (Translated by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780393089080
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 17th, 2012

One of the more interesting editions of a book (or just any book in general) that we've had on our table in a while. This is the kind of book that will still be in your library twenty years from now. - James

- Evan (Cafe Zing)


Martin Chuzzlewit (Staff Pick)

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Martin Chuzzlewit By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham (Introduction by), Patricia Ingham (Notes by) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham (Introduction by), Patricia Ingham (Notes by)
$11.20
ISBN: 9780140436143
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 1st, 2000

Not one of Dickens's best known books, or necessarily one of his best loved. That said, I thoroughly enjoyed it. (It's also available as an audiobook on Hoopla, if that's more your style.)

- James


The Road from Belhaven (Staff Pick)

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The Road from Belhaven: A novel By Margot Livesey Cover Image
$23.20
ISBN: 9780593537046
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Published: Knopf - February 6th, 2024

The recipient of awards from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute and a member of the faculty of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Margot Livesey’s new novel – The Road to Belhaven – has received universal critical acclaim. Set in 19th century Scotland, the book tells the story of Lizzie Craig, a young woman born with the gift second sight, who finds her blessing can also be a curse. Livesey’s eloquent prose casts a spell on the reader.

- Nathan


Farewell, Ghosts (Staff Pick)

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Farewell, Ghosts By Nadia Terranova, Ann Goldstein (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nadia Terranova, Ann Goldstein (Translated by)
$15.16
ISBN: 9781644210079
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Published: Seven Stories Press - September 22nd, 2020

The plot is simple: A woman returns to her childhood home Sicily to help her mother repair and clean it out before selling. But the personal reckoning with the past and the descriptions of a landscape marked by Greek ruins propel the narrative. Farewell Ghosts reflects on the haunting of place, trauma, and their psychological hold across decades.

- Katie H


Kitchen (Staff Pick)

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Kitchen By Banana Yoshimoto, Megan Backus (Translator) Cover Image
By Banana Yoshimoto, Megan Backus (Translator)
$13.60
ISBN: 9780802142443
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Published: Grove Press - April 17th, 2006

"This is my favorite book.
Of all time.
And our bookstore didn't carry it...
So!

What better than to bring it back than with a good ol' staff pick.

A Japanese classic, Yoshimoto brings stillness, beauty and originality in storying about death, self, friendship, and love. "

- kai


Shakespeare for Every Night of the Year (Staff Pick)

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Shakespeare for Every Night of the Year By Colin Salter (Editor) Cover Image
By Colin Salter (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781849948241
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Published: Batsford - April 9th, 2024

I love poem-a-day collections as a contemplative tool, and you can't really go wrong with some Shakespeare to engage your mental faculties.- Stacey


Slouching Towards Bethlehelm (Staff Pick)

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem: Essays (FSG Classics) By Joan Didion Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780374531386
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 28th, 2008

Some of Joan Didion's best essays, written in the beginning of her extensive journalism career. Each essay narrates the beauty and individuality of California in the 60s. A must read!

- Olive


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