June 2018

Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World By Steve Brusatte Cover Image
$29.99
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ISBN: 9780062490421
Published: Mariner Books - April 24th, 2018

Brusatte takes us with him on his travels around the world fossil hunting with other equally dedicated and passionate paleontologists who together have been revising what we know  about the remarkable life on our planet millions of years ago.

Dale


This Little Art

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This Little Art By Kate Briggs Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781910695456
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Published: Fitzcarraldo Editions - April 17th, 2018

 

Far more than a book about translation, This Little Art, is a beautiful treatise on the reading life and the creative life. Through examining her own struggles translating Roland Barthes’s lecture notes, Briggs wanders through the all the questions you typically encounter in translation to get to something more fundamental about the power of words and what happens when we try to communicate with each other.  

Josh


The Last Painting of Sara De Vos

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The Last Painting of Sara de Vos: A Novel By Dominic Smith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250118325
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Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

 

A painting links a rare female artist of the Dutch Golden Age with a scion and grad student in "Mad Men" era Manhattan.  Developed, simpatico characters and finely wrought double-crossing in past and present Netherlands, Manhattan, and Sydney make this a very satisfying read. Great for summer, travel, or book groups.

Molly


Week at the Airport

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A Week at the Airport (Vintage International) By Alain De Botton Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780307739674
Availability: Available with a Delay: On Order at Supplier: Email online@portersquarebooks.com for More Info
Published: Vintage - September 21st, 2010

 

Excited for your trip this summer? Most people think of airports as transitory spaces, purposed simply to move us on to more exciting destinations. We generally don't think of them as spaces in and of themselves: encompassing businesses, global enterprises, and employees' lives. Alain de Botton's week spent living in London Heathrow illumines much that is otherwise mysterious about airports. The perfect book to pack in your carry-on: thoughtful, fast paced, and above all, light weight.

Matthew


Comics for Choice

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Comics for Choice By Hazel Newlevant (Editor), Whit Taylor (Editor), Sophia Foster-Dimino (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Hazel Newlevant (Editor), Whit Taylor (Editor), Sophia Foster-Dimino (Contribution by)
$25.00
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ISBN: 9781681485980
Published: Alternative Comics - February 6th, 2018

 

This comics anthology collections stories of the history of abortion as well as personal stories from a number of generations. Educational and deeply moving, this anthology deserves to be tucked between Our Bodies Our Selves and A People's History of the United States.

Marika


Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

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Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America By Bruce Barcott Cover Image
$15.95
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ISBN: 9781618934215
Published: Time Home Entertainment - October 13th, 2015

 

With Massachusetts on the cusp of legalization, it'll be helpful to follow Bruce Barcott's journey through legalization in Colorado and his home state of Washington back in 2012. As Rick Steves says: Marijuana, It's time for a conversation.”

John


The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

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The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanting Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery By Catherine Reid Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604697896
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Published: Timber Press - March 27th, 2018

 

Calling all kindred spirits! Catherine Reid writes about the landscape of Prince Edward Island, and how it shaped Lucy Maud Montgomery and her writing, particularly in Anne of Green Gables. Poetical and delightful!

Heather


The Dry

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The Dry: A Novel By Jane Harper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250105622
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2018

 

When his childhood best friend dies in an apparent murder-suicide, Aaron Falk goes back to the hometown he's been avoiding for years because of the murder of a girl that the town suspected him for--and one for which his best friend lied as his alibi. Tense and atmospheric, I immediately reached for the sequel.

April


All Systems Red

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All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765397539
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Published: Tordotcom - May 2nd, 2017

 

The SecUnit who (secretly) refers to itself as "Murderbot" hacked its own governor module, so it could go rogue and kill all the humans if it wanted, but it would rather spend its time watching Sanctuary Moon. Unfortunately, its humans keep getting themselves into danger. Even more unfortunately, Murderbot actually finds itself caring about these humans. It's hard being a heartless killing machine when you have feelings.

Shana


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