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The Travelling Cat Chronicles Cover Image
By Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780451491336
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Published: Berkley - October 23rd, 2018

Beloved by indie booksellers, this moving true to life novel is also beloved by bookstore cats, specifically me.  Nana the cat is the real protagonist of this heart-warming story that at times makes humans cry, but always comes around to the importance of love and loyalty. Don’t tell anyone cats know anything about that, I have a reputation to uphold – Spike, Left Bank Books Cat

This is an absolutely beautiful story filled with some laughs, great friends, and a heart swelling story about family. No other book I’ve read comes close to explaining the human condition as simply or completely as does The Travelling Cat Chronicles. - randy's December Staff Pick, 2018


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These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

A new history of the United States as told from the perspective of how we have---and have not---lived up to the promise of our founding ideals.  Jill Lepore is a first-rate historian and writer and here covers an aspect of our republic often buried by other concerns. - Mark


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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781984854278
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Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018

I'm generally immune to pep talks and platitudes, but I'll be honest, the first time I read one of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Good Morning, Good Night set of tweets, I cried. There's something so wonderful about the bite-sized well-wishes in this book - their earnestness and positivity and simplicity, and the perfectly sparse illustrations by Jonny Sun. In a world that seems to be overwhelming us from all angles, Lin's warm reminders and heartfelt encouragements and small tasks of kindness are sorely needed, and desperately appreciated. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love receiving this as a gift. - Lauren


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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illustrator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780544938328
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 25th, 2018

How to Be a Good Creature is such a smart fun book that is perfect for a little sit down. We get to take a look at some of the most significant creatures that have affected the author's life from spiders and emus to her childhood dog. It is incredibly enjoyable and you will find yourself with a greater appreciation for the animal kingdom. Even if you find yourself full of compassion for other living creatures, be prepared to open your heart just a little more. - Shane


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The Library Book Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9781476740188
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

I don't know what I expected from The Library Book, but I got what I needed and more! I picked up the book needing a little bit of true crime in my life. What I got was a crime, a history, and a very personal book. Susan Orlean tells her story in a manner that weaves so many stories into one beautiful narrative. If you have ever been inspired by a library, you will be inspired by this book. - Shane


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Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy (Star Wars Character Encyclopedia, Art of Star Wars, SciFi Gifts for Women) Cover Image
By Amy Ratcliffe, Kathleen Kennedy (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452166315
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 30th, 2018

If the future is female, then so is the galaxy far, far away. "Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy" is a compendium of the Star Wars universe's badass ladies, from big screen heroes Rey, Leia, and Jyn, to TV favorites Hera Sydulla and Ahsoka Tano, to comic and novel standouts Rae Sloane and Doctor Aphra, and many, many more, this gorgeous collection features new stories and behind-the-scenes details about your favorite characters, plus stunning art by a diverse group of female and non-binary artists. This is a must-have for any Star Wars fan's collection. - Lauren


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The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419727405
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 11th, 2018

Great for Coen fanatics and film lovers in general. Film critic Adam Nayman provides insight into each of their films through essays, interviews and infographics. Quirky design, loads of information and a lot of fun. - Drew


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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501181795
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 2nd, 2018

Angry women transform the world. In Good and Mad, Rebecca Traister explores the hidden history of how women's rage has fueled progressive movements in America. In doing so, she elevates marginalized feminist voices and affirms the political power of women's fury for the contemporary moment. - Trista


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Friday Black Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

The sharpest social critique in masterful short stories, Friday Black dives deep into the dehumanizing forces of racism and consumerism in American culture today. Adjei-Brenyah pulls the reader in, down into those too-real depths, challenging us to recognize our world -- complete with insidious violence and glimmers of hope. - Trista


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Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501125652
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Published: Scribner - October 16th, 2018

This is a long and difficult love letter to Kiese Laymon's mother. Love as in that brutal love deep into the dark parts of the soul love. Love as in that transcendent love that reaches across generations. Flawed and human love. And it's a memoir of a body and the brutal, transcendent and flawed life lived in it. Jesus, this is beautiful. - Jay


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From All of Us to All of You The Disney Christmas Card (Disney Editions Deluxe) Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781368018715
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Published: Disney Editions - October 2nd, 2018

Since the early days, Disney artists have created annual Christmas cards for in-house use. Taking these cards as its starting point, this collection features vintage holiday art from every decade, much never seen outside the studio, complete with removable reproductions of 12 cards. A perfect gift, beautifully produced, featuring not only the most famous Disney characters but many forgotten friends from the short subjects and package films of the 30's and 40's. - David


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The Books of Earthsea: The Complete Illustrated Edition (Earthsea Cycle) Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Charles Vess (Illustrator)
$59.99
ISBN: 9781481465588
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 30th, 2018

Thirty years before a certain youngster got his letter to Hogwarts, a boy named Ged set off to a school for wizards and a grand struggle with a shadow cast across the land. Gorgeous illustrations and a new short story are just a few of the reasons to revisit the magical world of Earthsea on its 50th anniversary, or to discover it for the first time! - Shualee


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The Hidden Witch Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338253757
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Published: Graphix - October 30th, 2018

A wonderful cast of characters, another great story about identity, and fantastic writing make The Hidden Witch an amazing addition to the Witch Boy series. The handling of emotions, friendship, and family form such a beautifully touching tale. - Bee


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Bridge of Clay (Signed Edition) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780375845598
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

This is at once a sweeping family epic and an intimate examination of grief, loss, and guilt.  It's about brotherhood and immigration and cancer and horse racing and pets and a typewriter and, yes, building a bridge.  But at the same time none of that matters as Zusak's writing is so beautiful, his sentences so well-formed, that you would gladly let him tell you just about anything, as long as he just keeps the words coming. - Sarah


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I Hate My Cats (A Love Story) Cover Image
By Davide Cali, Anna Pirolli (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781452165950
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 2nd, 2018

This might be a picture book, but its message is sure to appeal to people of all ages who share any part of their lives with a cat (or several), making it equally perfect for cat fanatics...and those who are more reluctant to give in to their charms. - Sarah


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Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780807019412
Availability: Backordered
Published: Beacon Press - August 28th, 2018

Unapologetically black, unapologetically queer, unapologetically feminist. Charlene Carruthers calls for an inclusive, intersectional approach to the ongoing project toward liberation for all people. Steeped in the Black radical tradition and experienced as an activist and organizer, Carruthers is a beacon we would do well to follow. - Trista


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Vox Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780440000785
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Published: Berkley - August 21st, 2018

With compelling characters and relateable characters as its foundation, Vox is a powerful novel that hits uncomfortably close to home. I was torn between being unable to put it down and having to force myself to pick it up again. It has become increasingly difficult to read dystopian fiction in the current social and political climate because it is no longer an outlandish possibility, but an inevitability. This book shows us how important it is for us to stop looking the other way and hoping things will get better. If we don't speak up now, we may not be able to in the future. - Alyssa


Bingo Love Volume 1: Jackpot Edition Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534310247
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Published: Image Comics - November 13th, 2018

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The Fated Sky: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780765398949
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Published: Tor Books - August 21st, 2018

A perfect blend of good science fiction, alternate history, and social activism, as told by one of the most engaging main characters in recent memory. Despite beginning with a huge disaster, there is a constant upbeat rhythm to these books that will engage, enthrall, and enthuse, actually make us feel good about our potential and the possibilities of the future. - Mark


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The Calculating Stars: A Lady Astronaut Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765378385
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Published: Tor Books - July 3rd, 2018

A perfect blend of good science fiction, alternate history, and social activism, as told by one of the most engaging main characters in recent memory. Despite beginning with a huge disaster, there is a constant upbeat rhythm to these books that will engage, enthrall, and enthuse, actually make us feel good about our potential and the possibilities of the future. - Mark


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Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Mystery #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316363273
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

Reading this will make you start to sweat like you're outside on a humid East Texas summer night. This is such a good, no nonsense, slow burn of a crime novel. - Jim


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X-Men: Grand Design Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781302904890
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Published: Marvel - April 3rd, 2018

If I had to deliver an oral presentation on one subject on short notice, I could go on for hours about the X-Men, from the social significance of the mutant metaphor, how no other super-hero comic series does soap opera better, to how it's best to just embrace the sometimes bonkers continuity and alternate realities. Ed Piskor manages to streamline all the complicated working parts that make Marvel's mutants often overwhelming, confusing, but oh-so-wonderful into this gorgeously retro-styled mini series. - Jim


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X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis (X-Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor #2) Cover Image
By Ed Piskor (Text by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781302904906
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Published: Marvel - October 30th, 2018

Tales from the Inner City Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781338298406
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 25th, 2018

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Melmoth: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062856395
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Published: Custom House - October 16th, 2018

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Citizen Illegal Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608469543
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538760536
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 2nd, 2018

The Prey of Gods Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062493033
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Published: Harper Voyager - June 13th, 2017

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The Future of Public Space: SOM Thinkers Series Cover Image
By Allison Arieff (Introduction by), Michelle Nijhuis (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Jaron Lanier (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$17.95
ISBN: 9781942884163
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Published: Metropolis Books - February 27th, 2018

So much info in this tiny volume! These short pieces cover everything from recreation on mars, the future of national parks in the wake of climate change, tech & surveillance at the border, corporate real estate in hell (China Mieville at his finest), and so much more. Each piece has its own style & wow factor. - Elon