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A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062204097
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2012

“A remarkable novel. . . . A Prayer for Owen Meany is a rare creation in the somehow exhausted world of late twentieth-century fiction—it is an amazingly brave piece of work . . . so extraordinary, so original, and so enriching. . . .


Why We Broke Up Cover Image
By Daniel Handler, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780316127264
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 3rd, 2013

I'm telling you why we broke up, Ed. I'm writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.


I'll Give You the Sun Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Dial Books - October 27th, 2015

A New York Times bestseller • One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Stonewall Honor Book

The radiant, award-winning story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera


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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494963
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Published: Liveright - November 5th, 2019

Strap on ya wellies for this wild walk in The River Thames. Lara Maiklem gives readers her first hand account of finding artifacts in the river in the heart of London. For the explorers, history lovers and collectors in your life.


Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555974077
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 1st, 2004

In this powerful sequence of TV images and essay, Claudia Rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our volatile new century

I forget things too. It makes me sad. Or it makes
me the saddest. The sadness is not really about
George W. or our American optimism; the
sadness lives in the recognition that a life can
not matter.


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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

A National Geographic Best Book of the Year 

National Bestseller


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
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Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

With almost 5 million copies sold 60 years after its original publication, generations of readers have now journeyed with Milo to the Lands Beyond in this beloved classic. Enriched by Jules Feiffer’s splendid illustrations, the wit, wisdom, and wordplay of Norton Juster’s offbeat fantasy are as beguiling as ever. 


The Secret History (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400031702
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Published: Vintage - April 13th, 2004

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A contemporary literary classic and "an accomplished psychological thriller ... absolutely chilling" (Village Voice), from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch.


Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Dianné Ruz (Illustrator)
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393652703
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 10th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the 2019 Goodreads Choice Award for Science & Technology

Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.


The Secret Life of Prince Charming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416959410
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - March 16th, 2010

Quinn teams up with the half-sister she’s never met to right their father’s wrongs in this thoughtful, funny, and layered novel by National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor medal winner Deb Caletti.

Maybe it was wrong, or maybe impossible, but I wanted the truth to be one thing.


Amy & Roger's Epic Detour Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416990666
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2011

There were three things Amy Curry didn’t expect out of senior year. First: her father’s death. Second: her mother’s decision to relocate to the East Coast. Third: Roger Sullivan.

After her father’s sudden death, Amy’s mom has decided to start anew—in Connecticut, just before the start of senior year.


Paper Girls, Volume 1 Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781632156747
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Published: Image Comics - April 5th, 2016

From Brian K. Vaughan, #1 New York Times bestselling writer of SAGA, and Cliff Chiang, legendary artist of WONDER WOMAN, comes the first volume of an all-new ongoing adventure.


The Bell Jar Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060837020
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

A realistic and emotional novel about a woman battling mental illness and societal pressures written by the iconic American writer Sylvia Plath.

“It is this perfectly wrought prose and the freshness of Plath’s voice in The Bell Jar that make this book enduring in its appeal.” — USA Today


The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781420959635
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Published: Digireads.com - September 24th, 2018

This comprehensive collection of Twain's short stories showcases his immense talent, humor, and wit. Considered to be the greatest American humorist of all time, Mark Twain was born in 1835 and was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, where many of his most well-known stories take place.


The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."—The New York Times Book Review

"One gorgeous read." —Stephen King

A New York Times Bestseller


The City of Dreaming Books Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781590201114
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Published: The Overlook Press - September 2nd, 2008

The search for the author’s identity takes Yarnspinner to Bookholm—the so-called City of Dreaming Books. On entering its streets, our hero feels as if he has opened the door of a gigantic second-hand bookshop. His nostrils are assailed by clouds of book dust, the stimulating scent of ancient leather, and the tang of printer’s ink.


Lunch Poems (City Lights Pocket Poets) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780872860353
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Published: City Lights Books -

Essential poems by the late New York poet.

Lunch Poems, first published in 1964 by City Lights Books as number nineteen in the Pocket Poets series, is widely considered to be Frank O'Hara's freshest and most accomplished collection of poetry.


The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780553496710
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other!


We Ride Upon Sticks: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524748098
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Published: Pantheon - March 3rd, 2020

"We Ride Upon Sticks . . . is for the kind of adults who watch Stranger Things and still have, somewhere, an athletic award inscribed on a paper plate." —NPR

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
 NPR TIME • BOOK RIOT • LITHUB KIRKUS REVIEWS


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Heartstopper: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781338617436
Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Gorgeously drawn and tenderly written you will fall in love with Alice Oseman’s characters and the small details she includes to show the intimate moments of a blooming relationship. The two-tone illustrations expertly portray the dreamy landscape of love. 


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The Blue House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893369
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 11th, 2020

Phoebe Wahl’s illustrations are beautiful and electric in their intimate depiction of everyday life. This is a wonderful and heartfelt story you will want to share with a child as well as frame on your wall!


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Sugar and Spice and Everything Mice, 2 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454934356
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - November 10th, 2020

A perfectly cozy read for those hot cocoa kind of days. 


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On Nostalgia (Exploded Views) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781552454060
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Published: Coach House Books - July 21st, 2020

A multi-layered look at our relationship with nostalgia and how it affects us politically, culturally, and personally. Berry’s defense of pop culture as art is especially impactful. A great read for anyone looking to reflect on the past and what it means in the present. 


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Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345326492
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 12th, 1985

Edward Abbey’s reflections of his time spent as a park ranger in the desert in Moab, Utah. This classic is both beautiful and gripping with its descriptions of nature and the wild ways of the desert. 


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Chasing Lucky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534425170
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 10th, 2020

For fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, Jean Bennett’s new novel is a must read! Set in a seaside New England town, Josie begins working at her grandparent’s bookstore. What follows is a summer of adventure, romance, and change.


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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

A truly whimsical and vibrant journey through a world of odd and loveable creatures and plants. Colorful imagery makes the pages come to life, including details of each unique habitat.


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The Witches Are Coming Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449885
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Published: Hachette Books - November 5th, 2019

An incredible book from Lindy West focusing on American culture and politics, Every page is a revelation. Where’s my broom?


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Wit's End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780393357592
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 29th, 2019

Hepcat prose that any alligator can jive with.


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Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062883544
Published: Harper Wave - January 29th, 2019

Whether you are a Knitter, whitter or photographer this book offers all the motivation one needs to put aside their problems and craft! Crafting is a great way to reduce stress and see your hard work realized. Loved the crafting ideas Davidson offers!


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Woodland Dreams Cover Image
By Karen Jameson, Marc Boutavant (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452170633
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 27th, 2020

Poetic and beautifully illustrated. A cozy, magical read.


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Frankly in Love Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984812223
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2020

For fans of Nicola Yoon and John Green this is an incredibly funny and thoughtful book about a boy named Frank and how he navigates school and relationships through all it’s highs and lows.


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Outlawed Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Yee Haw!
The feminist western you nevre knew you needed. 17 year old Ada leaves home and joins a band of outlaws. Dusty, daring and damn good.


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Sheets Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781941302675
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Published: Oni Press - August 28th, 2018

A truly magical story about a 13 year old girl and her unlikely friendship with a spirited girl and her unlikely friendship with a spirited ghost. Themes of grief and depression and beautifully rendered within a colorful, pastel world.