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What do you think your job is at Left Bank Books?  Practical - buyer, merchandiser, and bookseller. Hopefully - provider of information that helps people better their lives and that strengthens the community.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Lois Long and Ulysses S. Grant. (Sorry, can't choose just one.)

What’s in the trunk of your car? Currently, jumper cables, lug wrench, tool box, Ryobi cordless drill-driver, bottle of motor oil, and old license plates.

If you had a super power, what would it be? Immortality. Is that a super power?

Favorite pair of shoes (past or present): Past - Doc Martin boots. Present - Chuck Taylor's.

What’s your sign? Really?

What sound do you love? Birds chirping at 4 a.m. (I get up really early.)

Here are my favorite books neatly grouped together:  Coming Soon The Standards  Indigenous Literature  Murakami and More  Murder and Mayhem  What the What?!

And if you like talking about what you just read, join our Humble Beginnings book club to discuss the first novels from some of our favorite writers.

2020 Staff Picks

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The Night Watchman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062671189
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - March 3rd, 2020

Another wonderful novel from one of the great writers of today. Without shying away from the horrific treatment at the hands of the government and others, this is an uplifting story about a people looking for their place in the 20th century without losing their cultural heritage. I loved it! - randy's April Staff Pick, 2020

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Treasure Island!!! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609450618
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Europa Editions - December 7th, 2011

Sadly, Treasure Island!!! is currently not in print...Yay!!! It is available again. It's a terribly funny story about becoming an adult (or failing to do so!). And there's a murder at which you can't help but laugh a little and it's okay. Pick this up. You won't regret it. - randy's March Staff Pick, 2020

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Split Tooth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143198055
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Canada - September 24th, 2019

I am non-plussed. A voice clearer than one could imagine. There is so much strength in this story. It is as rewarding as it is hard to absorb. I will return to it. - randy's February Staff Pick, 2020

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Mapping the Interior Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765395108
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: - June 20th, 2017

Awesome! A quick little read with a lot of weight behind it. There are things in our past we should hold on to. I love this book! - randy's January Staff Pick, 2020