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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs By Sarah Smarsh Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982157296
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Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2021

Calling all Dolly fans! A deeply personal analysis of Dolly’s life and the way she represents lower-class women in ways no one else does. Mixed with tales from Smarsh’s own childhood, this book screams “girl power” in the best possible way.


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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel By Michael Chabon Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 12th, 2012

Reading Chabon’s wonderful run-on sentences feels like having your brain gently massaged. Whether you’re a comic book lover, WW2 buff, or just looking for your next favorite book, I promise that you’ll fall in love with this story and never want it to end.

*Gay Jewish Representation!!


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Bad Feminist: Essays By Roxane Gay Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?


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The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Nightvale Novel (Welcome to Night Vale #3) By Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062889010
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 22nd, 2022

A hauntingly beautiful story about how revenge can consume you… and what happens when it does. Additionally, pirate adventures and breathtaking historical settings. I couldn’t put it down!


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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them By Jennifer Wright Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781627797467
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 7th, 2017

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought them


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Branches By Rhiannon McGavin Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781945649370
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Published: Not a Cult - April 5th, 2019

Microscopes swivel and flowers spread as the poet wrestles with a spectrum of growing pains. These coming-of-age poems draw inspiration equally from science textbooks and fairy tales. As the final poem prays, "I will see the moon and morning and know". Branches explores what it means to live to the next day, and the next, before we fully understand what we are surviving.


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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

Madeline Miller is a storyteller like no other. A page-turning adventure, a heartbreaking coming of age, and a fierce feminist retelling, prepare to see the Odyssey’s enchantress as the hero she was always meant to be.


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The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062795335
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 26th, 2020

An ode to the women who fought the patriarchy before it was cool. This hardcore lady gang of high society scientists and pirates is bound to steal your heart and leave you cheering!


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Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide By Karen Kilgariff, Georgia Hardstark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250759221
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Published: Forge Books - May 11th, 2021

With their trademark mix of humor and vulnerability, Karen and Georgia talk candidly about mental health addiction along with life advice from the big sisters you’ve always wanted!


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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories By Carmen Maria Machado Cover Image
$16.00
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781555977887
Published: Graywolf Press - October 3rd, 2017

This book made me go feral! Macado uses horror and sci-fi genre conventions to turn the invisible struggles of womanhood into something visceral, brilliant, and unforgettable.


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bone By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132615
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2017

“yrsa daley-ward’s bone is a symphony of breaking and mending. . . . she lays her hands on the pulse of the thing. . . . an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind.” —nayyirah waheed, author of salt.

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.


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The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits By Olivia Waite Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062931795
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Published: Avon Impulse - July 23rd, 2019

This ain’t your grandma’s historical romance! Olivia Waite writes a sweet and sizzling sapphic love story while sneaking in meticulous research about astronomy and embroidery. This beautiful book is proof that queer period dramas are better with a happy ending.


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Barely Functional Adult: It'll All Make Sense Eventually By Meichi Ng Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062945594
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 24th, 2020

You know those deep, dark fears, anxieties, and insecurities that keep you awake at night? Meichi Ng does, and she tells you how to deal with them via a swaddled, genderless blob who is equal parts hilarious and soothing. This book is the best kind of bibliotherapy.


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The White Card: A Play By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978396
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 19th, 2019

There could not be a more gripping or necessary play for the current age. Rankine examines the true motivations of white upper-class philanthropy, specifically an art collector with a penchant for pieces depicting black suffering.


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Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel By Andrew Sean Greer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" (The New York Times Book Review).WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of 2017


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Spoiler Alert: A Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063005549
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Published: Avon - October 6th, 2020

A swoon-worthy rom-com about fandom, fame, and self love. This book is unputdownable!!


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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Washington Square Press - May 29th, 2018

Golden age Hollywood glamour, the price of fame, and a love story spanning across decades. This is a book you can’t put down or even forget. 


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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060853976
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 7th, 2007

The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, now a Prime original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

Season 2 of Good Omens coming soon!


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Rapunzel By Bethan Woollvin Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781682630037
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Published: Peachtree - October 3rd, 2017

The Princess saves herself in this one! The classic story we all love but now with contemporary illustrations and an updated ending. 


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Also an Octopus By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Benji Davies (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Benji Davies (Illustrator)
$7.99
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ISBN: 9781536215915
Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

This book gives you all the tools to write a good story… and also a ukulele-playing octopus who’s bound to be your new best friend!


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Lone Wolf By Sarah Kurpiel, Sarah Kurpiel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Kurpiel, Sarah Kurpiel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062943828
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 19th, 2020

Maple loves being the Parker family dog, but after others suggest that she might be a wolf, Maple heads to the woods. However, Maples knows who she really is and where she belongs.


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My Friend Earth: (Earth Day Books with Environmentalism Message for Kids, Saving Planet Earth, Our Planet Book) By Patricia MacLachlan, Francesca Sanna (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780811879101
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 25th, 2020

Love your Mother!


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Dearly: New Poems By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

Everything Margaret Atwood touches is gold, but “Dearly” is in a league of its own. She tackles each poem with her trademark wit and grace. Giving each one a compelling, charming story to tell.


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The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Montague Siblings Novella) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062967176
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - February 9th, 2021

What happens when you finally end up with the boy of your dreams? For Monty, it's anxiously waiting until he realizes he’s too good for you. The perfect blend of raunchy, funny, awkward, and vulnerable, this is young love at its finest.


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Tallulah the Tooth Fairy CEO By Tamara Pizzoli, Federico Fabiani (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tamara Pizzoli, Federico Fabiani (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374309190
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

A fun contemporary twist on a classic character! Funny and fashionable, the beautifully illustrated Tallulah is bound to delight readers of all ages!


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The Best Worst Poet Ever By Lauren Stohler, Lauren Stohler (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Stohler, Lauren Stohler (Illustrator)
$17.99
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781534446281
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2020

A delightful and funny tale (or, rather, tail) that shows the joys of poetry, creativity, and collaboration. 5/5 Iambs!


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Me And My Fear By Francesca Sanna Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781911171539
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Published: Flying Eye Books - September 11th, 2018

When a girl moves to a new country, her friend fear doesn’t let her do anything. But what happens when she finds out that she’s not the only one with a friend like fear?


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The Secret To Superhuman Strength By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alison Bechdel, Alison Bechdel (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780544387652
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Published: Mariner Books - May 4th, 2021

10 years after her last book, Alison Bechdel jumps right in with wit, wisdom, and candor to examine her life-long mission to become her best self and the realization that she’s her own biggest obstacle. Part memoir, part philosophy, and part nature writing, this book has something for everyone.


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Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9780545326995
Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2012

Callie is a theatre kid who can’t sing, but she’s determined to be the best set designer her middle school has ever seen! You’ll love this colorful story full of crushes, friendship, and drama both on and off the stage.


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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

A lyrically written tender embrace of a book. It was so refreshing to see teenage boys being able to express their emotions and have healthy communication with their parents. I will be crying happy tears over this book forever.


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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World By Benjamin Alire Sáenz Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534496194
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 2021

Perhaps even more poignant than its predecessor, Saenz perfectly captures the feeling of disillusionment that is so common during the queer coming-of-age experience while still remaining optimistic of the world and the people in it.


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Boyfriend Material (London Calling) By Alexis Hall Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728206141
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 7th, 2020

Fellow lovers of the fake dating trope,have I have a book for you! Boyfriend Material is a charming, hilarious story about what happens when opposites attract and love is found in the last place you expected it. 


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Alice Isn't Dead: A Novel By Joseph Fink Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062844149
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 31st, 2021

Keish thought her wife was dead, but Alice isn’t dead and Keisha’s adventure to find her is a chilling testament to what we’ll do for the ones we love.


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The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

Jordan Baker is back and brighter than even before. Nghi Vo beautifully updates The Great Gatsby for the modern audience, giving the iconic setting an added layer of magic and demons that perfectly compliments Gatsby’s world of deception and debauchery while also giving Jordan the attention she deserves. 


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The Capybaras By Alfredo Soderguit, Alfredo Soderguit (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771647823
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Published: Greystone Kids - April 13th, 2021

A heartwarming story of acceptance in which a coop of chickens learn to love a group of capybaras.


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Harriet's Ruffled Feathers: The Woman Who Saved Millions of Birds By Joy McCullough, Romina Galotta (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joy McCullough, Romina Galotta (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534486768
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

Harriet Hemingway loves fashion but she loves birds too. So when she finds out that millions of birds are killed to make her beloved hats, she knows that she has to take a stand! 


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The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
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Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

Morgan is struggling to come out to her friends and deal with her family angst when she meets a selkie named Keltie. Their budding relationship provides Morgan with the perfect escape from life but, when Keltie needs her help, will the bubble burst? Adorable, magical, and swoon-worthy, The Girl from the Sea is a heartwarming story about first love and finding yourself with a mythical twist.


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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) By Mackenzi Lee Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062382818
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

If Oscar Wilde wrote a road trip adventure novel, this would be that book. Join bisexual disaster Monty as he pines for his best friend and is chased across Europe. A campy, delightful confection!


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Slave Play By Jeremy O. Harris Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781559369787
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Published: Theatre Communications Group - February 4th, 2020

Controversial and unflinching, Slave Play fearlessly addresses how the legacy of enslavement continues to be felt yet ignored. This play will leave you uncomfortable in your own skin and irrevocably changed for the better.


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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sappho, Anne Carson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sappho, Anne Carson (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375724510
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2003

Sappho’s poems are whispers from the past that resonate like a scream. Even in fragments, what remains of her poems are sweet and sharp, small morsels to be savored like pomegranate seeds.


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Shit Cassandra Saw: Stories By Gwen E. Kirby Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136620
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Published: Penguin Books - January 11th, 2022

The curse of Cassandra is one that all women can empathize with: to speak the truth and have no one believe her. Kirby’s collection imagines the heroines that Cassandra saw in her visions, the ones reaping the benefits of a more progressive future, and the ones that shared Cassandra’s plight.