Staff Picks

14 Books to Keep Young Readers Happily Busy (For at Least a Few Days)

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If you’ve got voracious young readers in your house, you may already be looking to refresh their stack of summer reads. And if you have not-so-voracious readers? Well, maybe they just haven’t met the right book yet. Either way, now’s the perfect time to look into the latest favorites from our kid-lit specialists. Here are a few — and we’d love for you to stop by so we can show you more! Read the rest of this entry »

Fathers’ Day Gifts Recommended by Our Work-Dad

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Some people have a work-spouse. We have a work-dad. Read the rest of this entry »

Books We Love So Much, We’re Reading Them in Our Off-Time

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Want to know what the bookworms of Parnassus are reading and loving in their spare time? We’ll open up our book-bags and show you — right here: Read the rest of this entry »

Our New Favorites for Young Readers, From Babies to Teens (Plus the Latest ParnassusNext Pick!)

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Are the young readers in your life claiming “nothing to read”? Do you need a perfect baby shower gift or birthday present for a grade-schooler or teen? Would you perhaps just like an excuse to come browse the darling titles on the shelves of our children’s section? Come on over — we’ve got you covered. Read the rest of this entry »

Staff Favorites, Book Club Picks, and a Cover So Beautiful We’d Wear It If We Could

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Read this if:
A) You need not-boring gift ideas for Mothers’ Day.
B) You’re out of books and want to be reading something fabulous by bedtime TONIGHT.
C) You’re the person in your book club who always knows about the newest releases.
D) You’re looking for a paperback version of a great story you might have missed.
E) All of the above. Read the rest of this entry »

12 Reasons to Get Excited: New Releases, Autographs, and Events for YA-Lovers and Young Readers

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Looking for a book that’ll blow your mind (in a good way)? Check out the latest ParnassusNext pick, selected by our manager of books for young readers, Stephanie:  Read the rest of this entry »

28 Novels, Memoirs, Essay Collections, Biographies, Sci-Fi, and Histories (Whew) to Read Right Now

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One of our favorite questions to ask visitors is, “What’s the last book you read and loved?” You can learn so much about people from their answers. And you know you’ve met a real book-lover when, after going on for several minutes about their most recent favorites, they lean in to the bookseller and ask, “And what are YOU reading?” Very often, that’s the start to a friendship that will continue every time that person comes into the store. Read the rest of this entry »