"Miranda had me on the edge of my seat! I was unable to put this down. Better yet, I was left guessing until the bitter end. Read it!" - Anastasia at Bank Square Books
"This story takes place on the Rosebud Indian reservation where a heroin crime fiction - a fast paced thriller that is so good!" - Annie owner of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café
"This book is a captivating and subversive story of revenge and ambition. It explores the question-- what is the true cost of saving the world? The themes and tropes in HENCH aren’t new but fresh and titled like a villainous smirk." - Dakota at Bank Square Books
From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.
"Good Overview of our long history of unreasonable behavior. How we got here!" - Dan at Bank Square Books
"A rumination on the color blue that is at once way, way more than that… and exactly that. Scraps of philosophy, literary criticism, anecdotes, confessions and sex. All woven together into something like a narrative. Visceral and profound." - Douglas at Bank Square Books
"This book follows Virginia Reeve through two separate timelines, one where she is on trial for murder, and one where she is the leader of an all female Arctic expedition. This was a unique story of female strength and friendship, and shows the lengths people will go to in order to keep secrets" - Evelyn at Bank Square Books
"The Princess saves herself in this one! The classic story we all love but now with contemporary illustrations and an updated ending." - Isabella at Bank Square Books
"In this searing meditation that leaps from discussions of postmodern performance art to the efficacy of revolution to the function of utopias, Low invites the reader to pose questions that have no definite answers." - Jack at Bank Square Books
"Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway digs up bones on the beautiful, remote coast of Norfolk, but she also digs homicide detectives who need her help solving modern murders. If you like a little sassy romance with your mystery, try this series." - Jill at Bank Square Books
“A Supernova of love.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A gorgeous keepsake book that shines with emotion and foil on every spread, The World Shines for You is full of illumination and hope—perfect for the youngest readers in your life.
There is a tree in the forest
There are leaves on the wind
There are clouds in the
"As a mother tries to unravel the mysterious death of her son, Vivek, she discovers how little she really knew her son. Emezi shows the great lengths people will go to be free." - Katia at Bank Square Books
"This is a dystopian novel that is less about dystopia and more about figuring out what really matters in life, discovering what is real and not real. The story starts out with Seth’s death. He remembers it; it’s cold, and painful, and he wishes it could just be over. And then it is over, and he finds himself naked and alone, laying on the pathway to his old house in England. How did he get here? Didn’t he die?Where is he? Where is everyone? Why does everything look abandoned? These are just a few of the questions that will haunt Seth throughout the thought-provoking story about love, loss, friendship, and deciding for one’s own self what truly matters in this journey we call life. " - Kelsy, General Manager of Bank Square Books and Savoy
"Want to learn about economics without falling asleep? This is just the book for you!" - Margot at Bank Square Books
"This is a chilling psychological thriller with strong, but mentally unhinged characters. It gives new meaning to the term “dysfunctional family”. Very quick reading!" - Michele at Bank Square Books
"A seriously spoiled + mischievous kitty gets a dose of reality when her family leaves for the day. When are her “loyal subjects” coming back? What has gotten into them!?" - Olivia at Bank Square Books
"Detailed, digestible, devourable.
An understandable account of all things “the brain”- how it functions with the outside world, how it works within itself, and why we (people) do the things we do. A must read!" - Ruth at Bank Square Books
"Loved the Netflix show but sad that the actual chess games weren't shown in greater detail. Fullfill your chess crazing with this classic book from 1983!" - Kate at BSB.
"Heavy, but necessary reading. The author of 'Incognegro' combines a beautifull written, lyrical memior and critical race metatheory. There's some very poignany ideas in this book that stuck with me after finishing." -Sierra at BSB.
Pitch-black socio-philosophical fable that is at turns hilarious and disturbing with more heft than any 100 page nobella has any right to possess. Gorgeous cover too, right?" - Douglas at BSB.
"If you are a fan of Lisa See you will love this novel. Set in Kyoto, a young girl is dropped off at her royal grandmother's with no history that she knows. A heartbreaking and raw story of a family dynasty, secrets and struggles." -Annie, owner of BSB and Savoy.
"Reaissance Faire romance, small town, men in kilts, mistaken identity, long-distance tension-building. Will give you the warm fuzzies." -Olivia at BSB
A New York Times Notable Book
"Such an immersive universe. I named my cat Shuos Mikodez afer one of the main characters in Raven Stratagem. A little confusing at first but worth it." - Kate at BSB.
"This is a story that deals with heavy issues through the lens of a 12-year-old boy. Not too "kiddy" or "adult", this gives the respect and consideration needed. Pain of losing a father, changing bodies (strength) and mythology combine to make an unforgettable tale." - Kate at BSB.
"Guy is silenced (and coerced) by a political apparatus that will do anything to enforce its beliefs. First written in 1940 and not at all applicable to this day and age (cc sarcasm). A great thrilling read." - Douglas at BSB.
"A young woman crosses over from one world to another in search of her brother. Poetic and sparse and unforgettable. Makina is a protagonist you will take with you wherever you go. Like, say, the Underworld." - Douglas at Bank Square Books
"Something's shakin' on Shakedown Street... an in-depth look at the style culture of Dead shows from the very cool, Mister Mort. A must if you like hippie culture, fashion, anthropology or photography." - Anastasia at Bank Square Books
"This is the perfect book to inspire any quiet kid to be heard while remaining true to themselves. Quiet kids can change the world without changing who they are intrinsically." - Kate at Bank Square Books
"Love this book! A true story of a woman of amazing resilence and strength during the 1964 Alaska earthquake. Vivid scenes, true humanity and kindness. A really well told story of humanity." - Annie at Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop
"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." - Isabella at Bank Square Books
"This is a fun story about the upper class in Haiti, a brilliantly down-to-earth girl who visits there and an OLD FAMILY CURSE! Alaine is someone I want to be friends with." - Kate at Bank Square Books
"Open and honest answers to questions that need to be examined. Required reading for every member of human race. An amazing account of resilience and compassion." - Tammy at Bank Square Books
"Zee doesn't fully understand why Gentry is always around, speaking Middle English and calling himself her champion. But when Zee's sister is abducted, she finally realizes that she might need to rely on someone other than herself to get her back." - Evelyn at Bank Square Books
Before her best-selling cookbook, 'Jubilee,' Tipton-Martin gave faces and voices to the women of color - and their female European overseers - who for decades were responsible for the 'feeding of the South as well as... birthing and nurturing replacement generations.' She shines a new light on these women who created the beloved Southern foodways America now holds so dear." - Jill at Bank Square Books
"An amazing story and emotional journey. Six of the twelve children born into the Galvin family between 1945 and 1965 were diagnosed with schizophrenia. It's non-fiction and reads like fiction. The Galvin's were one of the first families studied by the National Institute of Mental Health so there's a lot of medical and scientific information included. It's heart-breaking but an eye-opener." - Sue Bank Square Books
"Harjo's writing is beautifully poetic (she is the current Poet Laureate), you won't want to put it down. Her coming of age narrative is near universally understandable and filled with witty remarks that'll have you grinning from ear to ear one moment and tearing up the next." - Jack at Bank Square Books
"Dr. Wilbur Larch is ahead of his time with his progressive beliefs in female reprodutive health. This story follows his life worling at St. Cloud's orphanage and it exposes the harsh realities of life as a woman, an orphan and a minority from the pre-and-post WWII era." - Katia
Ryan's writing is hard to put down. She loves each of the characters she creates which makes them all the more engaging. Ryan is an autistic author and her protagonist is as well. Their message of self love is one we could all take into our lives and better ourselves because of it. - Jack
Hilarious, pre-pandemic, contemporary American political satire with a giant taxidermied aardvark in a pivotal role. If you can still laugh at avarice, self obsessive and aggressive, power hunger disguised as public service, this one's for you. - Jill
“The book I most often give as a gift to cheer people up.” —Hilary Mantel
“Tart, beguiling, witty and compassionate, Madeleine St.
Witches, mythical monsters, vampires, oh my! These are all things women have been portrayed as accused of being throughout history. Doyle does a phenomenal job of chronicling these tales/ representations spun by the patriarchy and debunking many of them. A feminist must-read! - Anastasia
Humanizes the horrors of the Middle Passage. Illuminates those who fought back, took part, survived and were lost. Delves into the "floating dungeons" that were slave ships. - Olivia
There could not be a more griping 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. - Isabella
What is family happiness? Colwin walks in through a family torn apart by the wife's affair and throws out the question - what is family happiness or what you once believed it was? Colwin is her best! - Annie
Amazing artwork and a fun concept. Great quick read! - Kate
Written by the screenwriter for Jurassic Park this book masterfully combines bio-horror and sly humor. This book is a thrill to read! You'll never think about a mushroom the same way after this... - Dakota
When giant robot statues show up in all of Earth's major cities, April Way's video about the phenomenon goes viral and she becomes instantly famous. This book is a commentary on human nature in the digital age with hints of sci-fi. I highly recommend it. - Evelyn
Lumi is a chef you will fall in love with! She has the unique ability to taste food and know the emotion of the chef in the moemnt it was made. This works out fine for her... Until she goes to work for the mercurial chef Julien Dax. Lumi vows not to go near his exquisite yet volatile food, but how long can she ignore their intensifying connection? - Abby
On the planet January, each side is constantly in light or darkness. The only way humans have been able to settle is in protected cities, but then Sophie is excluded to the dark outside... and lives. - Kate
A supremely funny, dark, dreadful, deeply Irish novel unlike anything you've ever read.There are spoilers in the introduction, fair warning. As good as Beckett or Houce if not better. This is my favorite novel of all-time. GO on and properly disarrange your senses." - Douglas at Bank Square Books
A classic and essential reading towards understanding the dynamics of race in America and the psychology behind it. Direct and accessible language makes this a read for anyone and everyone. A must read for anyone struggling to find the language to talk about race. Anti-racism fuel! - Olivia at Bank Square Books
A young woman crosses over from one world to another in search of her brother. Poetic and sparse and unforgettable. Makins is a protagonist you will want to take with you wherever you go. Like say, the Underworld. - Douglas at Bank Square Books
The first book of The Temperance Brennan Series - upon which the TV series "Bones" is based - is a tense delicious crime drama that leaves you wanting more. Reichs is a real forensic anthropologist so details and banter with Montreal detectives ring true. Like Jo Nesbo? Then you'll enjoy Kathy Reichs! - Jill at Bank Square Books
The shifting timeline and changing perspectives of this second novel work within a complelling story to explore how we define ourselves and to what extent we will go to alter that definition. - Jill at Bank Square Books
A humourous and wry read about the intersections of humans, culture, disease, and public health. Each chapter is standalone and Nantucket makes an appearance in Chapter 11. - Dakota at Bank Square Books
Wow! A gorgeous look inside one woman's immigration from the DR to NYC. Vibrant, pulsing, sweet, and gut-wrenching all at once, this book allows readers to feel the simultaneous hope and depsiar of being a young woman in a new country. - Abby at Bank Square Books
No one goes into a marriage expecting a divorce but when the Core Four starts falling apart, it is hard to think anyone is safe in their relationship. Life gets interesting real fast in their hilarious story about friends and family and what it means to love. - Megan at Bank Square Books
Two phenomenal talents unite to bring us this wonderfully mashed-up world with Dorthoy from Wizard of Oz, Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Wendy from Peter Pan. - Kate at Bank Square Books
Follow Adelina Amouteru as she discovers and hones her abilities gifted to her through the Blood Fever. Rife with magic, power, darkness, greed and corruption, The Young Elites explores how deep into darkness one can fall and how we all play a part in that journey. - Abby at Bank Square Books
Take a romp in the woods, on a midsummer adventure! This is too hilarious for words. Who knew fairies are so randy? - Carolyn at Savoy Bookshop & Café
On an island out to sea, through some dark and twisted woods, is a house on a cliff. It's an orphanage, though it's common knowledge that no one will come here to adopt. These children have been marked as too dangerous, too "other" and they've been registered and tracked from infancy. But I love the, and I bet you will too. - Amy at Savoy Bookshop & Café
Great! Aciman truly has that rare ability to capture relatable human thought. His suspenseful and intriguing tale of romance especially shines here. If you liked the prequel Call Me By Your Name, this is a must try!! -Dalton at Savoy Bookshop & Café
It's really hard to describe this novel. It's a mystery story about a poet who may have only written one illegible poem, but also an oral history of the effects of two vagabonds as they travel the world. If you like this one be sure to check out its spiritual sequel, 2666, my favorite novel of all time. #Latin American! #Epic #Mystery -Dan at Bank Square Books
Latest installment of the Dave Robicheaux saga is RIVETING! Hollywood comes to the bayou and Maltese crosses and tarot symbols start showing up on corpses!! Old Louisiana + Cajun + Creole tale! Brilliant storytelling! Flawed yet compelling characters! Twists and turns and sympathetic to imperfection. -Anna at Savoy Bookshop & Café
The prose alone made me weep! It's a love story, but so much more, in a place I know little of. It is the most remarkable work of art. Please read it! -Carolyn at Savoy Bookshop & Café
I loved this book so much. It is winter ice, mythic kingdoms falling & rising, defiance in despair -- devils and Russia (or some Tsar-ruled fantasy kingdom) & money lenders and family and story and oh! so good. It is enchanting, & has been loved by even those who don't usually read genre fiction. #fairytale #beauty #BestFantasy #I had a free copy but bought it in hardcover I loved it so much #challengedbyfairies! #otherworlds #silverwinter #hygge -Jess at Savoy Bookshop & Café
Like Lions is a classic 'some become cops and some become 'criminals' story. Drugs, violence, motorcycle clubs and family ties are rotting a community from the inside out and one man struggles to maintain law and order while also protecting his family. Super juicy! Rural Georgia! Compellingly flawed characters! Gang violence! Addiction! PTSD! Families! Domestic violence! -Anna at Savoy Bookshop & Café
It's a big book but if you're a lover of historical fiction - this is for you! Meticulously researched and based on the true story of Varian Fry, whose mission was to protect artists and writers from being deported to Nazis concentration camps. You will feel like you're on Fry's journey. His moral dilemma of who to save will make you think and you may understand more of the plight of refugees in today's world. -Sue at Savoy Bookshop & Café
This is my all time favorite -- a letter from an Italian grandmother to her estranged granddaughter in the US encouraging her to follow her heart. A wonderful gift for all! -Annie, Owner of Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café
A wonderfully inappropriate collection of smutty short stories based around characters from beloved classic novels. The Dorian Gray story is my favorite... -Kelsey at Savoy Bookshop & Café
A beautiful tale of Libera's beginnings, spun across continents and communities. Three characters linked by a voice on the wind and their mysterious strengths. This book blew me away. -Amy at Savoy Bookshop & Café
This beloved account about an intrepid young Englishman on the first leg of his walk from London to Constantinople is simply one of the best works of travel literature ever written.