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The Eyes and the Impossible: (Newbery Medal Winner) Deluxe Wood-Bound Edition

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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 9781952119453
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's - May 9th, 2023


From acclaimed author Dave Eggers, THE EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE is an extraordinary tale of a wild dog but it is also so much more: a glimpse into the consciousness of the wild creatures around us and within us. Both profound and funny, this tale takes us into a place where we could perhaps coexist and raise each other up to dream of a more beautiful world. I recommend this book for kids and adults alike, and it would make a thoughtful graduation gift.


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By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Illustrator)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781952119453
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's - May 9th, 2023


From acclaimed author Dave Eggers, THE EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE is an extraordinary tale of a wild dog but it is also so much more: a glimpse into the consciousness of the wild creatures around us and within us. Both profound and funny, this tale takes us into a place where we could perhaps coexist and raise each other up to dream of a more beautiful world. I recommend this book for kids and adults alike, and it would make a thoughtful graduation gift.



From acclaimed author Dave Eggers, THE EYES & THE IMPOSSIBLE is an extraordinary tale of a wild dog but it is also so much more: a glimpse into the consciousness of the wild creatures around us and within us. Both profound and funny, this tale takes us into a place where we could perhaps coexist and raise each other up to dream of a more beautiful world. I recommend this book for kids and adults alike, and it would make a thoughtful graduation gift.

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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession

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By Michael Finkel

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525657323
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

This true story reads better than fiction! The most successful art thief that ever lived stole almost $2 billion worth of art over a period of 6 years. Find out how the Bonnie and Clyde style duo did it, why they did it and what finally led to their downfall. You will not be disappointed by this fast paced and exciting book.


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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525657323
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Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

This true story reads better than fiction! The most successful art thief that ever lived stole almost $2 billion worth of art over a period of 6 years. Find out how the Bonnie and Clyde style duo did it, why they did it and what finally led to their downfall. You will not be disappointed by this fast paced and exciting book.


This true story reads better than fiction! The most successful art thief that ever lived stole almost $2 billion worth of art over a period of 6 years. Find out how the Bonnie and Clyde style duo did it, why they did it and what finally led to their downfall. You will not be disappointed by this fast paced and exciting book.

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Bear Is a Bear

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By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

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ISBN: 9780062880512
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

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Beneficence

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By Meredith Hall

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ISBN: 9781567927092
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 14th, 2021

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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 14th, 2021

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¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!)

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By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 9780358380405
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

From the ¡Vamos! series comes !Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge!, a spectacle to see and read! Two cities in different countries are connected by a bridge. People cross the bridge every day “for work, to visit family, or for play.” When traffic stops completely, a party breaks out to pass the time.  A beautiful bilingual celebration of culture and the bridge that connects two countries. I find something new in the drawings everytime I read this one! 


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By Raúl the Third, Raúl the Third (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780358380405
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

From the ¡Vamos! series comes !Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge!, a spectacle to see and read! Two cities in different countries are connected by a bridge. People cross the bridge every day “for work, to visit family, or for play.” When traffic stops completely, a party breaks out to pass the time.  A beautiful bilingual celebration of culture and the bridge that connects two countries. I find something new in the drawings everytime I read this one! 


From the ¡Vamos! series comes !Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge!, a spectacle to see and read! Two cities in different countries are connected by a bridge. People cross the bridge every day “for work, to visit family, or for play.” When traffic stops completely, a party breaks out to pass the time.  A beautiful bilingual celebration of culture and the bridge that connects two countries. I find something new in the drawings everytime I read this one! 

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Several People Are Typing: A Novel

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By Calvin Kasulke

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ISBN: 9780385547222
Published: Doubleday - August 31st, 2021

A corporate pastiche written before the pandemic, SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE TALKING is a fun read. A man caught in a Slack chat seeks help from his co-workers, none of whom will take him seriously.


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ISBN: 9780385547222
Published: Doubleday - August 31st, 2021

A corporate pastiche written before the pandemic, SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE TALKING is a fun read. A man caught in a Slack chat seeks help from his co-workers, none of whom will take him seriously.


A corporate pastiche written before the pandemic, SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE TALKING is a fun read. A man caught in a Slack chat seeks help from his co-workers, none of whom will take him seriously.

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Insignificance

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By James Clammer

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ISBN: 9781552454343
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Published: Coach House Books - September 7th, 2021

A short and powerful novel that places readers inside the mind of Joe Forbes, a delightfully perceptive, middle-aged plumber who is trying to recover from a mental breakdown precipitated by his son’s criminal conviction. Joe is very much an “everyman,” yet his way of looking at the world and his circumstances is far from ordinary. With writing full of wit and sensitivity, Clammer’s blue-collar hero goes back to his plumbing job, longing to once again be healthy and confident in a society that stigmatizes weakness. One of the best books that I have read in a while.  


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ISBN: 9781552454343
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Published: Coach House Books - September 7th, 2021

A short and powerful novel that places readers inside the mind of Joe Forbes, a delightfully perceptive, middle-aged plumber who is trying to recover from a mental breakdown precipitated by his son’s criminal conviction. Joe is very much an “everyman,” yet his way of looking at the world and his circumstances is far from ordinary. With writing full of wit and sensitivity, Clammer’s blue-collar hero goes back to his plumbing job, longing to once again be healthy and confident in a society that stigmatizes weakness. One of the best books that I have read in a while.  


A short and powerful novel that places readers inside the mind of Joe Forbes, a delightfully perceptive, middle-aged plumber who is trying to recover from a mental breakdown precipitated by his son’s criminal conviction. Joe is very much an “everyman,” yet his way of looking at the world and his circumstances is far from ordinary. With writing full of wit and sensitivity, Clammer’s blue-collar hero goes back to his plumbing job, longing to once again be healthy and confident in a society that stigmatizes weakness. One of the best books that I have read in a while.  

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If You Were an Elephant

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By Leslie Staub, Richard Jones (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 9781524741341
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Make believe comes alive when you begin to imagine what it would be like if you were an elephant. You might remember the best places to go, or how to splash fountains of water over your back, creating a rainbow of joy. This timely and beautiful children’s book explores the complexity and compassion of these enormous and enormously fascinating creatures. Beautifully simple and compelling illustrations complete this gem. 


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ISBN: 9781524741341
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Make believe comes alive when you begin to imagine what it would be like if you were an elephant. You might remember the best places to go, or how to splash fountains of water over your back, creating a rainbow of joy. This timely and beautiful children’s book explores the complexity and compassion of these enormous and enormously fascinating creatures. Beautifully simple and compelling illustrations complete this gem. 


Make believe comes alive when you begin to imagine what it would be like if you were an elephant. You might remember the best places to go, or how to splash fountains of water over your back, creating a rainbow of joy. This timely and beautiful children’s book explores the complexity and compassion of these enormous and enormously fascinating creatures. Beautifully simple and compelling illustrations complete this gem. 

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Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness (Pantheon Graphic Library)

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By Kristen Radtke

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748067
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Published: Pantheon - July 13th, 2021

Kristen Radtke’s new and magnificent hybrid work is at once an illustrated memoir and a fascinating study on the under-appreciated effects of loneliness on the human body and mind. Moreover, it is a work of breathtaking empathy for the human condition. Perhaps in no other time in modern history has it been more important for us to understand our individual and collective loneliness and how we can rebuild the human connections that sustain us. Radtke’s writing is heartfelt and questioning, and her drawings bring a wonderful vitality and resonance to the text. SEEK YOU is the book that we need now—a relevant and poignant tribute to the “skin hunger” innate in all of us.


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ISBN: 9781524748067
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Published: Pantheon - July 13th, 2021

Kristen Radtke’s new and magnificent hybrid work is at once an illustrated memoir and a fascinating study on the under-appreciated effects of loneliness on the human body and mind. Moreover, it is a work of breathtaking empathy for the human condition. Perhaps in no other time in modern history has it been more important for us to understand our individual and collective loneliness and how we can rebuild the human connections that sustain us. Radtke’s writing is heartfelt and questioning, and her drawings bring a wonderful vitality and resonance to the text. SEEK YOU is the book that we need now—a relevant and poignant tribute to the “skin hunger” innate in all of us.


Kristen Radtke’s new and magnificent hybrid work is at once an illustrated memoir and a fascinating study on the under-appreciated effects of loneliness on the human body and mind. Moreover, it is a work of breathtaking empathy for the human condition. Perhaps in no other time in modern history has it been more important for us to understand our individual and collective loneliness and how we can rebuild the human connections that sustain us. Radtke’s writing is heartfelt and questioning, and her drawings bring a wonderful vitality and resonance to the text. SEEK YOU is the book that we need now—a relevant and poignant tribute to the “skin hunger” innate in all of us.

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13th Balloon

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By Mark Bibbins

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ISBN: 9781556595776
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 11th, 2020

In his fourth book of poetry, Mark Bibbins documents the life of a close friend and their battle with AIDS during New York in the 1980’s and 90’s. Composed as one long poem, the work breaks in elegiac sequences, threaded with anecdotes both bleak and humorous. Bibbins references Mary Jo Bang’s prize-winning collection ELEGY as a foundation for his own: “Come on stage and be yourself, / The elegist says to the dead.” And we’re soon immersed in the self of Bibbin’s companion as lines unravel and sculpt a concrete grief. Consider the opening of the book, “As a house burns sparks / land on the roofs / of houses nearby / Some of them will also burn / Some of them will not.” It is with this precision and at times deceptive plainness that powers 13TH BALLOON forward. A book meant to be read in one sitting. Surely to be one of the best of the year.


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ISBN: 9781556595776
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - February 11th, 2020

In his fourth book of poetry, Mark Bibbins documents the life of a close friend and their battle with AIDS during New York in the 1980’s and 90’s. Composed as one long poem, the work breaks in elegiac sequences, threaded with anecdotes both bleak and humorous. Bibbins references Mary Jo Bang’s prize-winning collection ELEGY as a foundation for his own: “Come on stage and be yourself, / The elegist says to the dead.” And we’re soon immersed in the self of Bibbin’s companion as lines unravel and sculpt a concrete grief. Consider the opening of the book, “As a house burns sparks / land on the roofs / of houses nearby / Some of them will also burn / Some of them will not.” It is with this precision and at times deceptive plainness that powers 13TH BALLOON forward. A book meant to be read in one sitting. Surely to be one of the best of the year.


In his fourth book of poetry, Mark Bibbins documents the life of a close friend and their battle with AIDS during New York in the 1980’s and 90’s. Composed as one long poem, the work breaks in elegiac sequences, threaded with anecdotes both bleak and humorous. Bibbins references Mary Jo Bang’s prize-winning collection ELEGY as a foundation for his own: “Come on stage and be yourself, / The elegist says to the dead.” And we’re soon immersed in the self of Bibbin’s companion as lines unravel and sculpt a concrete grief. Consider the opening of the book, “As a house burns sparks / land on the roofs / of houses nearby / Some of them will also burn / Some of them will not.” It is with this precision and at times deceptive plainness that powers 13TH BALLOON forward. A book meant to be read in one sitting. Surely to be one of the best of the year.

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