Staff Picks

Why Exit West Is a Must-Read

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We’ve been so enamored with the novel Exit West around here since we read early copies — it’s been darn near impossible to wait to talk about it. What a joy it is to be able to share it with readers this month at last!  Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Panic, Parents: Great Spring Break Reading for Kids and Teens

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Whether you’re headed out of town or hunkering down for a restful staycation, there’s bound to come a time when someone says, “I’m bored.” That’s where these books come in. Stop by the store or place your order online (just click the title of any book on the list), and we’ll get you all set up for a week off school.  Read the rest of this entry »

26 Books We Strongly But Politely Insist You Read

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So many good books, so little time. These are the books our booksellers are reading in their downtime, and they’d like you to read them right now. Or as soon as you can. At your convenience really. But soon, please. Thank you. Read the rest of this entry »

Lovable New Books for Your Kids (And Beyoncé’s, Too)

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Our booksellers who specialize in young readers really specialize in young readers. Some are full-time here at the bookstore, out on the floor talking to kids and observing which books draw the eager eyes and hands of customers. Others are with us part-time and also have roles as librarians, teachers, and YA/middle-grade novelists. The point is: they know that of which they speak, and we’re lucky to have them on staff!
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A Thank-You Note to Books in General (And Our 27 Current Favorites Specifically)

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Dear Literature,
Thank you for keeping us entertained, making us think, showing us other worlds, and offering glorious distraction when reality has us freaking out. What would we do without you? We love you forever.
Signed,
Readers
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The Big List: Part Two (Books for Young Readers)

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Just as they do with food, clothes, and, well, pretty much everything, children and teens have specific tastes when it comes to reading, which can make it seem daunting to give books as gifts. Never fear! The good news is that if you can tell us a bit about their personality or a book they’ve liked in the past, we can help you find a whole pile of others they’ll love. And don’t fret if you have a young person on your list who’s a more reluctant reader. We can help you introduce them to the fun of reading by selecting books about the things that interest them. Read the rest of this entry »

The Big List: Part One (Books for Adults)

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First, a disclaimer: If you’re a family member or close friend of one of our booksellers, you might want to glance away for a minute. Otherwise, you may find out what you’re getting for Christmas. Read the rest of this entry »