August 2021: Indie Next List, Bargain Journals and Sketchbooks, Author Readings & More!

August 2021: Indie Next List, Bargain Journals and Sketchbooks, Author Readings & More!
 
New Indie Next picks from independent booksellers, our latest batch of Bargain Journals and Sketchbooks, and the return of in-person Author Readings to Annie Bloom's! But first....
 
New Releases
The City We Became (Paperback)
by N.K. Jemisin
Out Now!
 
In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power. In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her. In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels. And they're not the only ones. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six.
by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker
Out Now!
 
The true story of what took place in Donald Trump's White House during a disastrous 2020 has never before been told in full. What was really going on around the president, as the government failed to contain the coronavirus and over half a million Americans perished? Who was influencing Trump after he refused to concede an election he had clearly lost and spread lies about election fraud? To answer these questions, Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig reveal a dysfunctional and bumbling presidency’s inner workings in unprecedented, stunning detail. Their sources were in the room as time and time again Trump put his personal gain ahead of the good of the country. This is a story of a nation sabotaged—economically, medically, and politically—by its own leader, culminating with a groundbreaking, minute-by-minute account of exactly what went on in the Capitol building on January 6, as Trump's supporters so easily breached the most sacred halls of American democracy, and how the president reacted. With unparalleled access, Rucker and Leonnig explain and expose exactly who enabled—and who foiled—Trump as he sought desperately to cling to power. A classic and heart-racing work of investigative reporting, this book is destined to be read and studied by citizens and historians alike for decades to come.
by Julie K. Brown
Out Now!
 
Dauntless journalist Julie K. Brown recounts her uncompromising and risky investigation of Jeffrey Epstein's underage sex trafficking operation, and the explosive reporting for the Miami Herald that finally brought him to justice while exposing the powerful people and broken system that protected him. Poring over thousands of redacted court documents, traveling across the country and chasing down information in difficulty and sometimes dangerous circumstances, Brown tracked down dozens of Epstein's victims, now young women struggling to reclaim their lives after the trauma and shame they had endured. Brown's resulting three-part series in the Miami Herald was one of the most explosive news stories of the decade, revealing how Epstein ran a global sex trafficking pyramid scheme with impunity for years, targeting vulnerable teens, often from fractured homes and then turning them into recruiters. The outrage led to Epstein's arrest. Tracking Epstein's evolution from a college dropout to one of the most successful financiers in the country—whose associates included Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton—Perversion of Justice builds on Brown's original award-winning series, showing the power of truth, the value of local reportage and the tenacity of one woman in the face of the deep-seated corruption of powerful men.
edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson
Out Now!
 
Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it's clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it's a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone. All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society. Curated by two climate leaders, the book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save.
by Tracey West and Matt Loveridge
Out Now!
 
Drake, Bo, and Opeli seek the help of a powerful Sea Dragon in the latest adventure in this action-packed series! The evil wizard Astrid is ready to cast her dangerous False Life spell! To undo the spell, Drake and the other Dragon Masters will need the help of three special dragons––including a Sea Dragon. So Drake, Bo, and Opeli travel to the island of Kapua to find one. But the Dragon Masters have stolen something from Astrid. And Astrid will battle them to get it back!
Vesper Flights (Paperback)
by Helen MacDonald
Out Now!

In Vesper Flights Helen Macdonald brings together a collection of her best loved essays, along with new pieces on topics ranging from nostalgia for a vanishing countryside to the tribulations of farming ostriches to her own private vespers while trying to fall asleep. Meditating on notions of captivity and freedom, immigration and flight, Helen invites us into her most intimate experiences: observing the massive migration of songbirds from the top of the Empire State Building, watching tens of thousands of cranes in Hungary, seeking the last golden orioles in Suffolk's poplar forests. She writes with heart-tugging clarity about wild boar, swifts, mushroom hunting, migraines, the strangeness of birds' nests, and the unexpected guidance and comfort we find when watching wildlife. By one of this century's most important and insightful nature writers, Vesper Flights is a captivating and foundational book about observation, fascination, time, memory, love and loss and how we make sense of the world around us.
Anxious People (Paperback)
by Fredrik Backman
Out Now!

Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. Each of the captives carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises, these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next. Proving once again that Backman is "a master of writing delightful, insightful, soulful, character-driven narratives" (USA TODAY), Anxious People "captures the messy essence of being human….It's clever and affecting, as likely to make you laugh out loud as it is to make you cry" (TheWashington Post). This "endlessly entertaining mood-booster" (Real Simple) is proof that the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope can save us—even in the most anxious of times.
by Dana Spiotta
Out Now!
 
On the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at fifty-two she finds herself staring into the Mids––that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation. When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life––and her family––as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams. Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female difficulty––female complexity––in the age of Trump. Probing and provocative, brainy and sensual, it is a testament to our weird, off-kilter America, to reforms and resistance and utopian wishes, and to the beauty of ruins. Tremendous new work from one of the most gifted writers of her generation.
by Kelly Williams Brown
Out Now!
 
From the author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you're capable of nothing. Kelly Williams Brown had 700 Bad Days. Her marriage collapsed, she broke three limbs in separate and unrelated incidents, her father was diagnosed with cancer, and she fell into a deep depression that ended in what could delicately be referred to as a "rest cure" at an inpatient facility. Before that, she had several very good years: she wrote a bestselling book, spoke at NASA, had a beautiful wedding, and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to live as grown-ups in an often-screwed-up world, though these accomplishments mostly just made her feel fraudulent. One of the few things that kept her moving forward was, improbably, crafting. Not Martha Stewart–perfect crafting, either—what could be called "simple," "accessible" or, perhaps, "rustic" creations were the joy and accomplishments she found in her worst days. To craft is to set things right in the littlest of ways; no matter how disconnected you feel, you can still fold a tiny paper star, and that’s not nothing. In Easy Crafts for the Insane, crafting tutorials serve as the backdrop of a life dissolved, then glued back together. Surprising, humane, and utterly unforgettable, this is a poignant and hysterical look at the unexpected, messy coping mechanisms we use to find ourselves again.
Fair Warning (Mass Market)
by Michael Connelly
Out Now!
 
Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he's ever encountered. Jack investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets. Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target, and he's ready to strike. Terrifying and unputdownable, Fair Warning shows once again why "Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers" (Chicago Sun-Times).
by Michael Pollan
Out Now!
 
Pollan dives deep into three plant drug––opium, caffeine, and mescaline––and throws the fundamental strangeness, and arbitrariness, of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs while consuming (or, in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants. Why do we go to such great lengths to seek these shifts in consciousness, and then why do we fence that universal desire with laws and customs and fraught feelings? In this unique blend of history, science, and memoir, as well as participatory journalism, Pollan examines and experiences these plants from several very different angles and contexts, and shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively––as a drug, whether licit or illicit. But that is one of the least interesting things you can say about these plants, Pollan shows, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can.
 
Upcoming Releases
by Courtney Gould
Out: August 3
 
Pre-order a signed and personalized copy! In Gould's thrilling YA debut, something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn't normal, and all fingers point to TV's most popular ghost hunters who have just come to town. Logan Ortiz-Woodley, daughter of TV's ParaSpectors, has never been to Snakebite before. But the moment she and her dads arrive, she starts to get the feeling that there's more than ghosts plaguing this small town. Ashley Barton's boyfriend was the first teen to go missing, and she's felt his ghost following her ever since. Although everyone shuns the Ortiz-Woodleys, the mysterious Logan may be the only person who can help Ashley get some answers. When Ashley and Logan team up to figure out who—or what—is haunting Snakebite, their investigation reveals truths about the town, their families, and themselves that neither of them are ready for. As the danger intensifies, they realize that their growing feelings for each other could be a light in the darkness.
by Louise Penny
Out: August 24
 
You're a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request. He's asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. While he is perplexed as to why the head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec would be assigned this task, it sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. They refuse, citing academic freedom, and accuse Gamache of censorship and intellectual cowardice. Before long, Professor Robinson's views start seeping into conversations. Spreading and infecting. So that truth and fact, reality and delusion are so confused it's near impossible to tell them apart. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments, which turn into fights. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold. Abigail Robinson promises that, if they follow her, ça va bien aller. All will be well. But not, Gamache and his team know, for everyone. When a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.
A Whale of the Wild (Paperback)
by Rosanne Parry and Lindsay Moore
Out: August 31
 
A young orca whale must lead her brother on a tumultuous journey to be reunited with their pod. This gorgeously illustrated animal adventure novel explores family bonds, survival, global warming, and a changing seascape. Includes information about orcas and their habitats. For Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family’s matriarch. But then she and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she’s destined to be? A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life. New York Times-bestselling author Rosanne Parry’s fluid writing and Lindsay Moore's stunning artwork bring the Salish Sea and its inhabitants to vivid life. An excellent read-aloud and read-alone, this companion to A Wolf Called Wander will captivate fans of The One and Only Ivan and Pax.
by Colson Whitehead
Out: September 14
 
From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked. To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it's still home. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cash is tight, especially with all those installment-plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace, Ray doesn't ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who doesn't ask questions, either. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa––the Waldorf of Harlem––and volunteers Ray's services as the fence. The heist doesn't go as planned; they rarely do. Now Ray has a new clientele, one made up of shady cops, vicious local gangsters, two-bit pornographers, and other assorted Harlem lowlifes. Can Ray avoid getting killed, save his cousin, and grab his share of the big score, all while maintaining his reputation as the go-to source for all your quality home furniture needs?
by Amanda Gorman & Loren Long
Out: September 21
 
A lyrical picture book debut from presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and illustrator Loren Long.
 
"I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along."
 
In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes—big or small—in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves. With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.
by Richard Powers
Out: September 21
 
A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Overstory. The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He's also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin's emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother's brain. With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son's ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers's most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?
by Anthony Doerr
Out: September 28
 
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See comes a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring novel about children on the cusp of adulthood in a broken world, who find resilience, hope, and story. The heroes of Cloud Cuckoo Land are trying to figure out the world around them: Anna and Omeir, on opposite sides of the formidable city walls during the 1453 siege of Constantinople; teenage idealist Seymour in an attack on a public library in present day Idaho; and Konstance, on an interstellar ship bound for an exoplanet, decades from now. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders who find resourcefulness and hope in the midst of peril. An ancient text—the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky—provides solace and mystery to these unforgettable characters. Doerr has created a tapestry of times and places that reflects our vast interconnectedness—with other species, with each other, with those who lived before us and those who will be here after we’re gone. Dedicated to "the librarians then, now, and in the years to come," Cloud Cuckoo Land is a hauntingly beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship—of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart.
by Amor Towles
Out: October 5
 
The author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America. In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.
by Dave Eggers
Out: October 5
 
This hardcover edition is available exclusively through independent bookstores and the book's independent, nonprofit publisher, McSweeney's. When the world's largest search engine/social media company, the Circle, merges with the planet's dominant e-commerce site, it creates the richest and most dangerous––and, oddly enough, most beloved––monopoly ever known: the Every. Delaney Wells is an unlikely new hire. A former forest ranger and unwavering tech skeptic, she charms her way into an entry-level job with one goal in mind: to take down the company from within. With her compatriot, the not-at-all-ambitious Wes Kavakian, they look for the company's weaknesses, hoping to free humanity from all-encompassing surveillance and the emoji-driven infantilization of the species. But does anyone want what Delaney is fighting to save? Does humanity truly want to be free? Studded with unforgettable characters and lacerating set pieces, The Every blends satire and terror, while keeping the reader in breathless suspense about the fate of the company––and the human animal.
by Louise Penny and Hillary Rodham Clinton
Out: October 12
 
State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller cowritten by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and multiple award-winning author Louise Penny. There is no love lost between the president of the United States and Ellen Adams, his new secretary of state. But it's a canny move on the part of the president. With this appointment, he silences one of his harshest critics, since taking the job means Adams must step down as head of her multinational media conglomerate. As the new president addresses Congress for the first time, with Secretary Adams in attendance, Anahita Dahir, a young foreign service officer (FSO) on the Pakistan desk at the State Department, receives a baffling text from an anonymous source. Too late, she realizes the message was a hastily coded warning. What begins as a series of apparent terrorist attacks is revealed to be the beginning of an international chess game involving the volatile and Byzantine politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; the race to develop nuclear weapons in the region; the Russian mob; a burgeoning rogue terrorist organization; and an American government set back on its heels in the international arena. As the horrifying scale of the threat becomes clear, Secretary Adams and her team realize it has been carefully planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs, out of practice with diplomacy, and out of power in the places where it counts the most. To defeat such an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy, it will take the skills of a unique team: a passionate young FSO; a dedicated journalist; and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state.
 
August Indie Next List
 
Every month, the coalition of independent bookstores puts together a list of titles recommended by booksellers across the country. Here are some of their top picks for August 2021.
by Anthony Veasna So
 
"These stories of the members of a compact Cambodian-American community, from the refugees to the business owners to the gay teenagers, seamlessly balance humor with hardships."
—Sofia Silva Wright, Phoenix Books, Burlington, VT
by Charlotte McConaghy
 
"Telling of the reintroduction of wolves to the Scottish highlands, Once There Were Wolves affirms the importance of our connections to the human and more-than-human worlds that sustain us, worlds we sever at our own peril."
—Ben Platt, Jackson Hole Book Trader, Jackson, WY
by Megan Abbott
 
"The Turnout is a deliciously uncomfortable story, from the brutality imposed on dancers' bodies to the uneasy dynamics of sisterly relationships and the tension when someone new intrudes on their domain."
—Lexi Beach, The Astoria Bookshop, Astoria, NY
by Matt Bell
 
"This cross between a Shakespeare drama and a Grimm fairy tale is unsettling, attention-grabbing, and thought-provoking in the way stories do so well when reason often fails. A powerful read!"
—Helen Eddy, The Book Shoppe, Boone, IA
by Ash Davidson
 
"With this debut set in a Pacific Northwest logging town, Ash Davidson has immediately established herself as a true writer of the American experience, in all its potential for self-destruction and beauty."
—Josh Popkin, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA
by Maggie Smith
 
"Maggie Smith is the kind of magician who can make a poem breathe and sing. Goldenrod leaves the reader feeling as though the poet has gently struck their heart with a mallet, sending vibrations echoing throughout them for a long time."
—Jennifer Wills Geraedts, Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, Park Rapids, MN
 
Former Indie Next Picks Now Out in Paperback:
White Ivy (Paperback)
by Susie Yang
 
"Ivy Lin's unassuming looks and demeanor hide a dark side: She is obsessed with the wealth and privilege she sees around her and will cross boundaries to get what she needs."
—Pamela Klinger-Horn, Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior, MN
Milk Fed (Paperback)
by Melissa Broder
 
"When calorie-obsessed Rachel, an unlikely but irresistible heroine, meets Miriam at the yogurt shop, sparks (and sprinkles!) fly. Unflinchingly honest, unexpectedly moving—I couldn't put it down."
—Kristen Iskandrian, Thank You Books, Birmingham, AL
Betty (Paperback)
by Tiffany McDaniel
 
"Betty walks us through a childhood filled with good and evil, and shows us that one can survive and come out the other side in one piece, fractured and whole at the same time."
—Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT
 
Bargain Journals & Sketchbooks
by Piccadilliy
List price: $14.98
Our Price: $8.98
 
A customizable planner-notebook hybrid you can make beautiful and functional, so it works for you and your needs. Whether you're an artist doing coffeehouse sketches, working on your next great story, or just trying to get things done, this notebook is sure to fit the bill! It has an expandable interior pocket for keeping important papers or emergency cash. The satin bookmark ribbon does not easily fray, and the elastic closure keeps your notebook tightly secured wherever you go. 240 pages of 5mm dot grid matrix. Take notes, sketch or organize your to-do lists. This versatile notebook will let you get those thoughts out of your brain and permanently on paper. Let your ideas unfold on premium 80 GSM writing paper. Acid-free paper resists the yellowing and crumbling that comes with age.
by Flame Tree Studio
List price: $15.99
Our Price: $10.98
 
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the cover is printed on foil in five colors, embossed then foil stamped. And it's delightfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. Features the classic Asian masterpiece Hokusai's The Great Wave. The most notable period in Hokusai's artistic life was the latter part of his career, beginning in 1830 when he was 70 years old. He began the series of landscapes he is most famous for: 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji', which included The Great Wave, off Kanagawa, probably his most iconic image.
by Flame Tree Studio
List price: $19.99
Our Price: $12.98
 
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the cover is printed on foil in five colors, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes it perfect for sketching and drawing. Features Bodleian Library's High Jinks Bookshelves. Late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century children's books are the subjects of this print from the Bodleian Libraries. Richly illustrated covers adorn the rows of shelves, featuring titles such as Little Miss Sunshine, No Ordinary Girl and A Girl of High Adventure. The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and together the Bodleian Libraries house over 12 million printed items.
by Flame Tree Studio
List price: $19.99
Our Price: $12.98
 
Beautiful and luxurious, the sketchbook combines high-quality production with magnificent art. The thick paper stock makes them ideal for sketching and drawing. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed then foil stamped, complemented by the luxury binding and bookmark ribbons. Born in Kent, Annie Soudain spent her early childhood years in Truro, Cornwall, where her interest in plants and nature began. Now settled by the sea in Sussex, much of her work continues to be inspired by the beautiful landscapes surrounding her. This colorful linoprint was created using the reduction method, which involves progressively cutting, inking up, and printing from the same block. The picturesque scene was taken from the view across the field overlooking Rye Bay in Hastings Country Park.
by Flame Tree Studio
List price: $15.99
Our Price: $10.98
 
Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the cover is printed on foil in five colors, embossed, then foil stamped. A pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. Features a beautiful woodblock of The Ōtsuki Plain in Kai Province, from Hiroshige's series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji.
by Flame Tree Studio
List price: $19.99
Our Price: $12.98
 
Beautiful and luxurious, the sketchbook combines high-quality production with magnificent art. The thick paper stock makes them ideal for sketching and drawing. The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed then foil stamped, complemented by the luxury binding and bookmark ribbons. Born in 1820, Sir John Tenniel was an English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist. Sir John Tenniel's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), are considered to be his finest and most enduring achievement. They must also rank among the world's best-known children's illustrations.
 
August to August Calendars
 
Printed in the USA on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, with brightly colored covers and a sturdy wire-o binding.
 
The 2021-2022 edition is available in Sky, Lilac, Cherry, Lime, and Licorice.
 
Please specify your color preferences in your checkout comments.
 
Author Readings
 
In-person events return to Annie Bloom's in September!
No Witness
Tuesday, September 7, 7pm
 
Annie Bloom's welcomes back Portland author Warren Easley for his latest Cal Claxton mystery, No Witness. Claxton hires a young, undocumented man as an assistant, hoping to give him an opportunity to create more stability for himself and his family. Timoteo Fuentes is a bright, hardworking student by day and Cal's legal clerk by night, juggling both roles with determination and grit. When one of Timoteo's family members is brutally murdered, can Cal and Timoteo untangle the web of deceit or will they become victims themselves?
Poetry Reading
Thursday, September 16, 7pm
 
Annie Bloom's welcomes Oregon poets Brittney Corrigan and David J. S. Pickering for a reading from their new poetry collections from Airlie Press. Corrigan's Daughters reimagines characters from mythology, folklore, fairy tales, and pop culture from the perspective of their daughters. Pickering's Jesus Comes to Me as Judy Garland explores themes of sexual orientation, spirituality, family, and aging, often using smart humor and sharp observation.
Reading
Thursday, September 30, 7pm
 
Annie Bloom's welcomes Portland writers Mary Fifield and Kristin Thiel, editors of Fire & Water: Stories from the Anthropocene, for a group reading and discussion. They will be joined by fellow contributors Omar El Akkad, Jan Underwood, and others. By turns frightening, confusing, and even amusing, these stories remind us how complex, and beautiful, it is to be human in these unprecedented times.
 
In Case You Missed it
Check out Annie Bloom's YouTube channel! This is where you can watch previous livestream author events that you might have missed, like Kim Stafford, John Brehm, Jacqueline Keeler, Jutta Donath, Cindy Baldwin, Joshua Henkin & Tom Barbash, Megan Galbraith & Liz Prato, Dana Spiotta, Kelly Williams Brown, and many others!
 
Gift Cards
Both E-gift cards and physical gift cards are available in any amount, from $5 to $200. The e-gift card will be emailed to the recipient and can be used online at our website. Our traditional Molly Bloom gift cards can be mailed or picked up at the store.
 
Donate to Street Books
 
Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside. Street Books strives to empower people on the streets through access to literature and create a community of support for people living outside, through a shared love of books. Annie Bloom's Books is partnering with Street Books by offering 10% off books purchased for their wish list. To view that wish list and to find out more about Street Books, please see: Our Street Books Page
 
Libro.fm Audiobooks
Support Annie Bloom's by purchasing audiobooks through Libro.fm, an indie vendor dedicated to indie bookstores. They offer the same deep catalog of audiobooks as Audible at the same prices. You can choose various membership options or shop à la carte. Click to visit our Libro.fm store.
 
Kobo eBooks
Are you an ebook reader? Head over to Annie Bloom's Kobo store, where your ebook purchases also support independent bookstores (including Annie Bloom's, of course).
 
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