My staff picks are all over the map, but my special love is for science fiction and history.


If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Archie Goodwin---he has the best hats

Whats the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? Lamb's eyes and couscous

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Richard Feynman

What was your favorite cartoon growing up? Johnny Quest

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever been for Halloween? The Invisible Man

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? My partner

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Dog person

What’s your fondest childhood memory? Laughing uncontrollably with my parents

Read the rest of Mark's picks here.

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Celestial Mechanics: A Tale for a Mid-Winter Night Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941110560
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Three Rooms Press - April 11th, 2017

William Least-Heat Moon has taken a story of people making choices incompatible with their own desires and natures and given us a travelogue of the spirit. The trajectories of these three people, each one trying to find their place in a cosmos crowded with distraction and uncertainty, reveal the geography of the self and the gravity of choice. In the end we're offered a map of roads oft-traveled and too little remarked on the journey to hope.

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House of Windows Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682308127
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Diversion Publishing - July 11th, 2017

If H.P. Lovecraft and Saul Bellow had ever collaborated on a ghost story, the result might be very much like John Langan's debut novel House of Windows. Not so much in style, but in the way the two writers would temper each other and blend their signature motifs into something simultaneously more sinister and more sophisticated. Patiently, persistently, and with great skill, Langan has constructed a modern ghost story about nightmares and families and fouled hopes and expectations imposed and denied, with a caution at its heart, that no matter how many windows into the soul one has, if the curtains are drawn or we refuse to honestly look, we cannot truly know each other. Or ourselves.