Stacey

Atlas of Afterlives (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
An Atlas of Afterlives: Discover Underworlds, Otherworlds and Heavenly Realms (Lost Atlases) By Emily Hawkins, Manasawee Rojanaphan (Illustrator) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780711280861
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Wide Eyed Editions - October 31st, 2023

Folklore and beliefs of the hereafter for those chilly winter nights (or for the scary, oddly warm ones).

- Stacey


An Anthology of our Extraordinary Earth (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth (DK Children's Anthologies) By Cally Oldershaw Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780744083903
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: DK Children - October 17th, 2023

The newest installment in this beautiful, educational series does not disappoint. It's gorgeous inside and out and the graphic design is sophisticated enough to have appeal for older audiences as well.

- Stacey


The Art of Fantasy (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
Art of Fantasy: A Visual Sourcebook of All That is Unreal (Art in the Margins) By S. Elizabeth Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780711279957
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Frances Lincoln - September 12th, 2023

Sometimes fantasy covers and artwork can be a little uninspired and contrived. The art in this book, however? Fantastic, just as it should be.

- Stacey


The Writer's Garden (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
The Writer's Garden: How gardens inspired the world's great authors By Jackie Bennett, Richard Hanson (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Jackie Bennett, Richard Hanson (By (photographer))
$40.00
ISBN: 9780711277168
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Frances Lincoln - September 26th, 2023

Lose yourself in the beauty and imagination of literary gardens (and see if you can guess what garden belonged to which writer).

- Stacey


The League of Lady Poisoners (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
The League of Lady Poisoners: Illustrated True Stories of Dangerous Women By Lisa Perrin, Holly Frey (Foreword by), Maria Trimarchi (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Lisa Perrin, Holly Frey (Foreword by), Maria Trimarchi (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781797215884
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2023

A cleverly bewitching design and fun illustrations make this book pretty irresistable. The edges might be a shiny green, but the subjects are certainly morally grey at best.

- Stacey


The Flowers of Evil (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
The Flowers of Evil: (Les Fleurs du Mal) By Charles Baudelaire, Aaron Poochigian (Translated by), Dana Gioia (Introduction by), Daniel Handler (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Charles Baudelaire, Aaron Poochigian (Translated by), Dana Gioia (Introduction by), Daniel Handler (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324092919
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Liveright - April 18th, 2023

Beaudelaire is one of those poets whose works I love and love to hate. Stylistically, his poetry straddles the transition of highly structured and metered poetry to the fluidity of modern poetry. Thematically, his works are flooded with mythology and spirituality. In his own time, he was considered either raunchy or brilliant. In my time I'd say: Edgar Allan Poe is to horror as Beaudelaire is to emo. And you can read it all in French for full affect.

- Stacey


Control Freaks (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
Control Freaks By J.E. Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646143054
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Levine Querido - June 13th, 2023

SUCH A GOOD BOOK. The characters are just so brilliantly developed, and there's just such a sense of childhood joy and antics that I found myself laughing out loud. An infectious read that celebrates that intelligence, creativity, and learning don't look the same on everyone. Don't pass this one up!

- Stacey


Elegance of the Hedgehog (Staff Pick)

Staff Pick Badge
The Elegance of the Hedgehog By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator) Cover Image
By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781933372600
Availability: In Stock: Click Title to See if it's in CAMBRIDGE or BOSTON
Published: Europa Editions - September 2nd, 2008

If you ask me about a book that reverberates in my mind unprompted, I will mention this one. It's a masterful portrait of human fragility and our need for companionship. Beware though, this story is as beautiful in its emotional devastation as it is in the precision of its plot.

- Stacey


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Stacey