There is certainly someone out there reading this who doesn't yet have their copy of the quintessentially Mo Rocca collection of corrective obituaries of notable people. Now out in paperback, Mo's wonderful tributes will be a hit in any context.
Jerry Seinfeld's "best of" is drawn from his entire career in making people laugh. Now in paperback, it can belong to a whole new audience. And God knows, we all could use a laugh.
The first cradle to grave biography in a single volume on this remarkable woman's life. There is always more to say about her and David continues to unearth those gems.
Folks who got Dolly's coffee table book of Lyrics last year may have missed the brilliant Sarah Smarsh's appreciation of Dolly in hardcover. Never fear! Here it is in a handy paperback that will entertain, inform, and situate Dolly's origin story with insight and love.
Delillo's novel about five people gathered together in a Manhattan apartment, in the midst of a catastrophic event was a Left Bank bestseller last year when customers had no access to our shelves. Now in paperback, there is no reason not to pick up this compulsively readable, of the moment, story of live in a crisis when all things digital cease.
Hailed by Iris Murdoch, Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, this rediscovered classic is a feminist remodeling of libertine fervor and passion and a perfect holiday themed stocking stuffer.
London, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of a masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a dance of seduction charged by clandestine romances swirling around them.
When you really love an author, whether it be Margaret Atwood, T.S. Elliot, or Muriel Barbery, the beloved author of the bestselling novel Elegance of the Hedgehog, you are eventually going to want to know about their cats.
Here is Barbery's feline tell-all, every bit as warm, engaging, and wryly humorous as her fiction.
OMG how did you miss Ferrante's latest when it came out in hardcover last Fall? Could it be because you couldn't come into our store and find it? Well here is the paperback edition and you now have no excuse not to buy this book. For you. Or your best friend. Just do it.
Thank you, Walter Mosely, for continuing to be one of the best yarn spinners of our time. Here is a collection of his short stories for your total reading pleasure, now available as a perfectly portable paperback.
From the wildly imaginative author of Convenience Store Woman, comes an equally unique tale where utopia and dystopia waltz, conformity nonconformity tango, and the mundane consorts with the fabulous.
A slim, gorgeous story that is already an international bestseller from Ireland's Claire Keegan. Beautifully rendered, a semi-classic setting of a small Irish town,--a dark secret, a man with a burden to bear--resolves in a sort of anti-Christmas Carol style. Utterly satisfying.
Maybe This Will Help is one part the funny and relatable graphs that fans of Am I Overthinking This? and of Michelle Rial know and love, and one part the honest stories behind what makes those graphs so poignant. There is something in here for everyone. A stocking stuffer for post-holiday overwhelmed syndrome!
Do you want to read more books by diverse authors but don't know where to start?
Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader:
• Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks-like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more-all with an emphasis on authors of color and authors from diverse cultural backgrounds
• A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
• Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers
In case you missed it in hardcover 'cause you couldn't come inside a bookstore, here is the instant New York Times bestseller from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Now out in paperback!!
"You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have." So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. "There is a fix," Acho says. "But in order to access it, we're going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations."
This book was an instant bestseller last November when no one could come into the bookstore to see it. Now you can, but we'll happily send it to you in the mail as well.
This sequel to the highly popular Ready Player One is finally out in paperback!
This one was a surprise runaway bestseller when it came out in hardcover. Now available in paperback, Torrey Peters' novel is a whipsmart debut about three women-transgender and cisgender-whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex.
Steeped in Cherokee myths and history, The Removed is a moving novel about a fractured family reckoning with the tragic death of their son long ago-from National Book Award finalist and enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation Tribe of Oklahoma, Brandon Hobson.
"This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet…its own kind of masterpiece."-Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
Bryan Washington's first novel, Lot, was up for and won numerous literary awards. His latest brings all the same talent to the page with a funny and profound story about family in all its strange forms, joyful and hard-won vulnerability, becoming who you're supposed to be, and the limits of love.
Sometimes it turns out that the person who can make you happiest is the one you least expect, though it can take some maneuvering to see it through. Nick Hornby is always a fun read.
This is a perennial go-to for any stocking stuffer, host gift you could ever need from the hilarious one and only David Sedaris.
The Breaks celebrates queer family-making, communal living, and Brown girlhood, complicating the stark binaries that shape contemporary U.S. discourse with nuance and generosity,