Recent Staff Picks

Our staff is made up of full-time booksellers as well as teachers, students, librarians, lawyers, potters, writers, musicians, and parents. Most importantly, we are all passionate about books. We have diverse interests and tastes in what we read, so select a few different booksellers and read about our personal recommendations

Here are some of the books currently on our "Staff Favorites" table:

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The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780190865979
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - October 1st, 2018

Uncommon Type Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911945
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Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2018

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Ball Lightning Cover Image
By Cixin Liu, Joel Martinsen (Translated by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780765394071
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Published: Tor Books - August 14th, 2018

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The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419728389
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 18th, 2018

Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781683690399
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Published: Quirk Books - July 10th, 2018

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Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250160072
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Published: Picador - April 10th, 2018

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Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374537838
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 14th, 2018

An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806215
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Published: Vintage - July 31st, 2018

Light It Up (A Peter Ash Novel #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399575655
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 7th, 2018

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The Child Finder: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062659064
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 7th, 2018

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Bearskin: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062742797
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Published: Ecco - June 12th, 2018

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George and Lizzie: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501162909
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Published: Touchstone - July 17th, 2018

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Mirror, Shoulder, Signal: A Novel Cover Image
By Dorthe Nors, Misha Hoekstra (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978082
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 5th, 2018

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The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062678119
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 3rd, 2018

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Reincarnation Blues: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399178504
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Published: Del Rey - July 10th, 2018

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Provenance Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316388658
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Published: Orbit - July 10th, 2018

The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780525574828
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - July 17th, 2018

My Absolute Darling: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735211186
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 26th, 2018

Manhattan Beach: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476716749
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Published: Scribner - June 5th, 2018

The Last Ballad: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062313126
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

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There There: A novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

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Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive History's Most Iconic Extinct Creature Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501135569
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Published: Atria Books - June 12th, 2018

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Erasing Memory: A MacNeice Mystery (MacNeice Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781487003296
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Published: Spiderline - June 26th, 2018

Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735221345
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Published: Penguin Press - March 6th, 2018

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Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812978902
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

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Walkaway: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765392770
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Published: Tor Books - May 22nd, 2018

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Strange the Dreamer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316341677
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 22nd, 2018

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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782788
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Published: Verso - May 22nd, 2018

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Bad Dreams and Other Stories Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062476678
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 8th, 2018

Men Without Women: Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101974520
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Published: Vintage - May 1st, 2018

The Essex Serpent: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062666383
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Published: Custom House - April 24th, 2018

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Go, Went, Gone Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225946
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - September 26th, 2017

Glass Houses: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #13) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250066299
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Published: Minotaur Books - May 1st, 2018

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The Silent Companions: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143131632
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Published: Penguin Books - March 6th, 2018

The Marsh King's Daughter Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735213012
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - April 17th, 2018

The Lying Game: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501156205
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - March 6th, 2018

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Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250151162
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Published: Picador - April 3rd, 2018

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Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062645234
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212206
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 27th, 2018

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A Piece of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062356277
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911532
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Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler (Introduction by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781328661593
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - December 5th, 2017

News of the World: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062409218
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2017

The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781523502387
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Published: Workman Publishing - May 16th, 2017

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017