Staff Picks

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X + Y

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x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541646506
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - August 25th, 2020

Reasons I want you to buy this book:

Ingressive: if you buy my staff pick, I gain power and prestige as a bookseller.

Congressive: Separating gender out allows us to approach behavior without getting into the technicalities of "not all men". I want everyone to read this book so we can start using the vocabulary Cheng introduces (ingressive and congressive). Her mathematical approach to gender has the potential to be truly groundbreaking, and I want to see where it leads!

 

Shana


Moleskine Notebook, Expanded, Large, Ruled, Sapphire Blue,

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Moleskine Notebook, Expanded, Large, Ruled, Sapphire Blue, Soft Cover (5 x 8.25) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 8053853606259
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Because of how it is sold to us we cannot accept a return of this title.
Published: Moleskine - February 19th, 2020

Sometimes, we all need the most amazing notebook with plenty of pages to get us through a pandemic in September. If your life is a mess, this will not solve any of your problems, but it will make it so that you can transfer a lot of your mess onto paper and forget about it. If your life is perfect, then please share your secrets with us, but still get this great notebook.

Sinny


A HISTORY OF KINDNESS

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781948814256
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Published: Torrey House Press - June 2nd, 2020

Linda Hogan, the current Chickasaw Nation Writer in Residence, is (in addition to being an incredible writer) an environmentalist, historian, and activist. These facets all shine through her newest poetry collection. A History of Kindness examines the violence that has been done to the American landscape and its peoples, and responds to it with beauty, compassion, and hope. If you enjoy Mary Oliver or Braiding Sweetgrass, or if you just need a book to feed your spirit and anchor you to the natural world right now, pick this one up.

 

Kate


Transcendent Kingdom

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$27.95
ISBN: 9780525658184
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

It's nothing new to say that a book is the book we need right now, but Transcendent Kingdom is the book we need right now. Narrator Gifty is both eloquently observant and clinical as she recounts the struggle of her Ghanaian immigrant family to survive in America while being Black, while being poor, while facing addiction and depression and tragedy. But she still finds hope.

Meaghan


Pink Mountain on Locust Island

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895941
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 8th, 2020

I can never remember the exact title of this book but I'm not likely to forget the riveting characters anytime soon. They're flawed and fascinating, and even their most mundane actions are compelling. A perfect crossover title (Lau was only a teenager when she wrote it, which makes me want to scream), this one is full of the kind of lines that deserve to be written in fancy script all over your wall.

 

Caleb


Hangsaman

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By Shirley Jackson, Francine Prose (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143107040
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 25th, 2013

In this novel, seventeen-year-old Natalie Waite embarks on her first semester of college. She is an interesting character with a lot of demons that may or may not be figurative, she doesn’t quite know either. Littered with existential spiels and a constant feeling of unease, Shirley Jackson perfectly executed the hard to swallow truth that sometimes the scariest place is simply one’s mind.

 

Hannah


Punching the Air

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$19.99
ISBN: 9780062996480
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

This powerful and moving novel in verse by Ibi Zoboi, written in collaboration with Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, portrays the deep losses of those betrayed by our justice system.


Beetle and the Hollowbones

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By Aliza Layne, Aliza Layne (Illustrator), Kristen Acampora (Colorist), Natalie Riess (Colorist)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534441545
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

SO CUTE. Lots of ghoulies, skeletons, love, and adorable illustrations. Also there's a brief glimpse of a pumpkin headed bookseller who stole my heart.

Stacey


Kiki's Delivery Service

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By Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984896667
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - July 7th, 2020

Kiki's Delivery Service is a classic for all those who love Hiyao Miyazaki films and this is the story that inspired the film. Kiki is such a delight and I don't know about you, but a whimsical story about a witch who travels to the seaside village of Koriko whilst forging new friendships is the kind of content that 2020 needs right now. Plus, there is a black cat, Jiji, who steals the scene.

Sinny


Cemetery Boys

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781250250469
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Published: Swoon Reads - September 1st, 2020

I fought off a whole bunch of staff members (including but not limited to Kate, Leila, and Stacey) in order to pick this book. And then I spent half the month trying to figure out how best to turn all of my feelings into words because this book was so good and so important. This is the queer latinx ghost romance story you didn't know you were missing from your life. Read it. You won't regret it.

Shana


The Line Tender

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780735231610
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Published: Puffin Books - April 21st, 2020

If you know or have ever been a townie in a New England seaside town, this book will feel like home, like riding your bike through the warm twilight of summer. Even if you've hardly left Boston, this book will sweep you up and break your heart and then put the pieces back together with tape and bits of string. Kate Allen's writing is both lyrical and straightforward, mature and yet captures the enthusiasm and confusion of being thirteen. 

Meaghan


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