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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Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393357677
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 28th, 2020

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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781501134630
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 4th, 2020

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Hurricane Season Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780811228039
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Published: New Directions - March 31st, 2020

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How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190900908
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2020

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Horizon Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375708473
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Published: Vintage - January 7th, 2020

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Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393357660
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 7th, 2020

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Women Talking Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781635574340
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

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How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250251091
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Published: Picador - March 3rd, 2020

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Writers & Lovers Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
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Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

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The Vanishing Man: A Charles Lenox Mystery (Charles Lenox Mysteries #12) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250311375
Availability: Special Order - Usually 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - January 14th, 2020

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The River: A novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563532
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

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Late in the Day: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062476708
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 18th, 2020

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The New Iberia Blues: A Dave Robicheaux Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501176890
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 7th, 2020

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Gingerbread: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634666
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

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Lost Children Archive: A novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436461
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Published: Vintage - February 4th, 2020

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The Royal Abduls Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781942436416
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Published: Forest Avenue Press - December 23rd, 2019

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Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525434955
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Published: Anchor - September 3rd, 2019

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Lights All Night Long: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525558750
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Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2020

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A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a Faith Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735225237
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Published: Viking - October 15th, 2019

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Washington Black Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451491879
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Published: Berkley - July 9th, 2019

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Freefall: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062874849
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

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Ellie and the Harpmaker Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984803788
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Published: Berkley - August 6th, 2019

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Volcanoes, Palm Trees & Privilege: Essays on Hawai'i Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781732610309
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Published: Overcup Press - April 16th, 2019

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The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

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Night Boat to Tangier: A Novel Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385540315
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Published: Doubleday - September 17th, 2019

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The Far Field Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802147967
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Published: Grove Press - October 15th, 2019

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The Topeka School: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374277789
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 1st, 2019

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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

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Killing Commendatore: A novel Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525435761
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 2019

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Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781451659108
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

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The Weight of a Piano: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525563587
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Published: Vintage - October 29th, 2019

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Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143130086
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2019

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Foe: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501127441
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Published: Gallery/Scout Press - July 2nd, 2019

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Melmoth: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062856401
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Published: Custom House - October 1st, 2019

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101972670
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 2019

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The Secrets Between Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062442215
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 25th, 2019

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Once Upon a River: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743298087
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - July 2nd, 2019

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The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525574835
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - August 13th, 2019

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

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Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250066305
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Published: Minotaur Books - June 25th, 2019

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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062846662
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Published: Dey Street Books - June 11th, 2019

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The Great Believers: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
Availability: Special Order - Usually 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

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The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Perveen Mistry Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616959760
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Published: Soho Crime - November 20th, 2018

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The Woman in the Window: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062678423
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 5th, 2019

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Spinning Silver: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399180996
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Published: Del Rey - May 7th, 2019

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Waiting for Eden: A novel Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781101947395
Availability: Special Order - Usually 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf - September 25th, 2018

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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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No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters Cover Image
By Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen Joy Fowler (Introduction by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781328661593
Availability: Special Order - Usually 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - December 5th, 2017