March 2021

Plunge

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Plunge (Hill House Comics) By Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joe Hill, Stuart Immonen (Illustrator)
$24.99
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ISBN: 9781779506887
Published: DC Comics - November 17th, 2020

This whole line of comics from Joe Hill is perfect for anyone who loves classic horror, and The Plunge is probably my favorite of the batch. Wonderfully illustrated by Stuart Immonen, this one-off graphic novel features all the best parts of Lovecraftian horror, without all the problematic elements!

Caleb


Make Up or Break Up

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Make Up Break Up: A Novel By Lily Menon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250761996
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 2nd, 2021

Because sometimes a classic recipe for enemies-to-lovers magic is just what you need. This is Lily Menon's first romance (you may know her also-great YA books under Sandhya Menon) but definitely not her last!

Leila


Chaat

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Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook By Maneet Chauhan, Jody Eddy Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781984823885
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

Chaat is one of my favorite foods and the number of combinations in this book is astounding. The pictures are gorgeous! If you're looking for a sweet, salty, tangy, spicy snack that will blow your mind and your tastebuds, buy this book. It's a perfect door into the culinary magic that is Indian food (beyond Chicken Tikka Masala, which was invented by the British...).

Janaea


Wintering

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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times By Katherine May Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

Wintering by Katherine May is a thoughtful and introspective book about how to weather the difficult times in your life (like a pandemic...) The important thing to remember is that wintering isn't a seasonal mood, it's a state of being that needs to be recognized and accepted at any time of the year.

Heather


Love is for Losers

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Love Is for Losers By Wibke Brueggemann Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374313975
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 23rd, 2021

Fifteen year old Phoebe is the most delightful character, but her opinion of love is not great. Is falling in love really like falling in a ditch? So she thinks, “that is” until she meets Emma. Upbeat and lol funny, this is the perfect book for these last weeks of winter.

Robin


Clean

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Clean: The New Science of Skin By James Hamblin Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525538318
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 21st, 2020

Start your spring cleaning with your body! This thoroughly researched and engagingly written book tracks the history of cleanliness, body products, and the skin care industry, all the while shaking up your understanding of the skin microbiome.

Rachel


Red White and Whole

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Red, White, and Whole By Rajani LaRocca Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063047426
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Published: Quill Tree Books - February 2nd, 2021

This long awaited novel in verse illustrating the struggles of balancing two cultural identities felt like I was looking into a mirror in which I could see myself, my mother, my grandmother, my aunts, and every Indian woman in my life who had to assimilate into American culture. It is beautifully written and is semi-autobiographical. If you like Rajani's work, check out her other middle grade novels and picture books. She is incredible!

Janaea


Subprime Attention Crisis

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Subprime Attention Crisis: Advertising and the Time Bomb at the Heart of the Internet (FSG Originals x Logic) By Tim Hwang Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538651
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Published: FSG Originals - October 13th, 2020

Have you ever pressed "No Thanks" on a pop up ad? or hit "skip" halfway through a commercial? I have, and

WE'RE BRINGING DOWN THE INTERNET.

John


She's Strong but She's Tired

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She's Strong, but She's Tired (What She Felt #3) By r.h. Sin Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524858285
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 22nd, 2020

This collection is full of beautiful words and phrases that I often turn to on days I crave to feel seen. These poems have become such a great tool for me in the dark days of social distancing so I highly recommend this selection if you too are craving the seemingly long lost feeling of human solidarity.

Hannah


Fireheart Tiger

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Fireheart Tiger By Aliette de Bodard Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250793263
Availability: Available to Order from Supplier: Arrives at Store in a Week(ish)
Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: Tordotcom - February 9th, 2021

Princess Thanh has returned home after her time as a royal hostage in Ephteria, but her new role as a diplomat pits her against old foes and one old lover...not to mention the disapproval of her own court. Can she find the strength to free herself and preserve her country? A beautiful, fantastical story of trauma, recovery, and reclaiming oneself set in a breathtakingly immersive world.

Rebecca
 


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