Staff Picks & Booklists

The Best of 2020

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The Glass Hotel: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
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Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
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A Bad Day for Sunshine: A Novel (Sunshine Vicram Series #1) By Darynda Jones Cover Image
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Everyone's Awake: (Read-Aloud Bedtime Book, Goodnight Book for Kids) By Colin Meloy, Shawn Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Barnabus Project By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Devin Fan Cover Image

Signed Books

Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales By R. L. Stine Cover Image
The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
House Finds a Home By Katy Duffield, Jen Corace (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Winners: A Novel (Beartown Series) By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
Lessons: A novel By Ian McEwan Cover Image

Choose Your Own Polar Adventure

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World By Andrea Pitzer Cover Image
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Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night By Julian Sancton Cover Image
Race to the Bottom of the Earth: Surviving Antarctica By Rebecca E. F. Barone Cover Image
Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition By Paul Watson Cover Image
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage By Alfred Lansing Cover Image

Children's Book Award Nominees & Winners 2021

We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
Outside In By Deborah Underwood, Cindy Derby (Illustrator) Cover Image
Me & Mama By Cozbi A. Cabrera, Cozbi A. Cabrera (Illustrator) Cover Image
A Place Inside of Me: A Poem to Heal the Heart By Zetta Elliott, Noa Denmon (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Cat Man of Aleppo By Karim Shamsi-Basha, Irene Latham, Yuko Shimizu (Illustrator) Cover Image

Children's Favorites

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Everyone's Awake: (Read-Aloud Bedtime Book, Goodnight Book for Kids) By Colin Meloy, Shawn Harris (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Barnabus Project By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Devin Fan Cover Image
Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
Saturday By Oge Mora (By (artist)) Cover Image
I Want a Dog By Jon Agee Cover Image

2020 National Book Awards Finalists

Interior Chinatown: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Charles Yu Cover Image
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X By Les Payne, Tamara Payne Cover Image
King and the Dragonflies By Kacen Callender Cover Image
DMZ Colony By Don Mee Choi Cover Image
Tokyo Ueno Station: A Novel By Yu Miri, Morgan Giles (Translated by) Cover Image

Crack of Doom on the Quarantine Jukebox

The Goldfinch: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) By Donna Tartt Cover Image
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LaRose: A Novel By Louise Erdrich Cover Image
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by) Cover Image
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Shadowplay By Joseph O'Connor Cover Image
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The Porpoise By Mark Haddon Cover Image

I Only Care About Books That Are REAL

In Cold Blood (Vintage International) By Truman Capote Cover Image
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President By Candice Millard Cover Image
Night By Elie Wiesel, Marion Wiesel (Translated by), Elie Wiesel (Preface by) Cover Image
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee By Casey Cep Cover Image
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America By Erik Larson Cover Image

The Incorrigible Bookseller Recommends

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Leave the World Behind: A Novel By Rumaan Alam Cover Image
Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema By Lindy West Cover Image
Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife By Ariel Sabar Cover Image
Anxious People: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
Kent State By Deborah Wiles Cover Image

Steve's Picks

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Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night By Julian Sancton Cover Image
The National Road: Dispatches From a Changing America By Tom Zoellner Cover Image
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Shadowplay By Joseph O'Connor Cover Image
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz By Erik Larson Cover Image
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The Second Sleep: A novel By Robert D. Harris Cover Image

Listen to the Music

She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs By Sarah Smarsh Cover Image
Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chesnutt (American Music Series) By Kristin Hersh, Amanda Petrusich (Introduction by) Cover Image
150 Glimpses of the Beatles By Craig Brown Cover Image
Miles By Miles Davis Cover Image
Searching for Robert Johnson: The Life and Legend of the

Let's Do Crime

Fletch By Gregory McDonald Cover Image
The Deep Blue Good-by: A Travis McGee Novel By John D. MacDonald, Lee Child (Introduction by) Cover Image
The Elephant of Surprise (Hap and Leonard) By Joe R. Lansdale Cover Image
The Postman Always Rings Twice By James M. Cain Cover Image
The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Novel #1) By Raymond Chandler Cover Image