Staff Picks & Book Reviews

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The Narrowboat Summer Cover Image
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Hope Against Hope: A Memoir Cover Image
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Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s Cover Image
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The Anomaly: A Novel Cover Image
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Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
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When We Cease to Understand the World Cover Image

New in Paperback

With Teeth: A Novel Cover Image
Gold Diggers: A Novel Cover Image
Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy Cover Image
The First Day of Spring: A Novel Cover Image
The Paper Palace: A Novel Cover Image
The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #17) Cover Image

Pre-Order Titles

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A Prayer for the Crown-Shy: A Monk and Robot Book (Monk & Robot #2) Cover Image
Ordinary Monsters: A Novel (The Talents #1) Cover Image
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Existential Physics: A Scientist's Guide to Life's Biggest Questions Cover Image
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Moon Lists: Questions and Rituals for Self-Reflection: A Guided Journal Cover Image
Scratch & Sketch Forest Friends Cover Image
The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five-Year Record Cover Image
Friends: The Family We Choose Cover Image
Make Art Where You Are (Guided Sketchbook): A Travel Sketchbook and Guide Cover Image
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Put on Your Seatbelts, This is a Wild Ride!

by Angella Meanix

The last fire-fishing boats of Taiwan. Joe Russo for Gastro Obscura

Travel & Food Adventure

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide 

by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras

Gravy is for Turkey!!

by Angella Meanix

Inspiration ... Taste by Stanley Tucci

“All Creatures Know Love …”

by Angella Meanix


To pique your interest we have an excerpt from a recent best seller. 

Baby Books

by Angella Meanix


We often get asked, "what is a good book for a baby?" ... and the answer is -- any children's book!  It depends what your goal is. 

Children listen and follow along with whatever kind of story you're reading them.  Of course, rhythm and cadence help keep attention.  As will a simple storyline.

“Warbler, if you fly above this tomb sing him your sweetest song.”

by Angella Meanix

This isn't a new suggestion. It was suggested a while ago in the summer --just after we went into quarantine. I couldn't put this book down.  It struck all the right cords. I've resurfaced my suggestion because it is out in paperback!  Enjoy!  BUY THE BOOK.