Article Type: 

            

Rare Birds

By Jeff Miller

Staff Pick Badge
Rare Birds By Jeff Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781454945048
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Union Square Kids - January 31st, 2023

I love this beautifully written coming-of-age story about 11-year-old Graham who has spent so much of his life in a hospital waiting room to find out what is wrong with his Mom. They have moved around the country seeking medical care for her and she is now on the waiting list for a heart transplant, bringing them to Florida to wait again. It is there that his life begins to change when he meets a girl his age who also seems to spend a lot of time at the hospital. Lou tells him about a contest to find the endangered Snail Kite bird that once resided in the nearby swamps, and the reward that comes with finding it. As he and Lou set off on an adventure to find the bird, Graham finds much more about himself and life. RARE BIRDS is indeed a rare find.


Staff Pick Badge
Rare Birds By Jeff Miller Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781454945048
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Union Square Kids - January 31st, 2023

I love this beautifully written coming-of-age story about 11-year-old Graham who has spent so much of his life in a hospital waiting room to find out what is wrong with his Mom. They have moved around the country seeking medical care for her and she is now on the waiting list for a heart transplant, bringing them to Florida to wait again. It is there that his life begins to change when he meets a girl his age who also seems to spend a lot of time at the hospital. Lou tells him about a contest to find the endangered Snail Kite bird that once resided in the nearby swamps, and the reward that comes with finding it. As he and Lou set off on an adventure to find the bird, Graham finds much more about himself and life. RARE BIRDS is indeed a rare find.


I love this beautifully written coming-of-age story about 11-year-old Graham who has spent so much of his life in a hospital waiting room to find out what is wrong with his Mom. They have moved around the country seeking medical care for her and she is now on the waiting list for a heart transplant, bringing them to Florida to wait again. It is there that his life begins to change when he meets a girl his age who also seems to spend a lot of time at the hospital. Lou tells him about a contest to find the endangered Snail Kite bird that once resided in the nearby swamps, and the reward that comes with finding it. As he and Lou set off on an adventure to find the bird, Graham finds much more about himself and life. RARE BIRDS is indeed a rare find.

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships

By Nina Totenberg

Staff Pick Badge
Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships By Nina Totenberg Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982188085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2022

Nina Totenberg, journalist and NPR legend, has written a captivating memoir about her friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Their friendship spanned an era of many momentous political and national events. The perspective and wisdom of these two legendary women and the warm friendship they shared is delightful and illuminating. 

Laura will be signing books in the store on December 3rd at 4:00– just in time for Holiday gifts! 


Staff Pick Badge
Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships By Nina Totenberg Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982188085
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2022

Nina Totenberg, journalist and NPR legend, has written a captivating memoir about her friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Their friendship spanned an era of many momentous political and national events. The perspective and wisdom of these two legendary women and the warm friendship they shared is delightful and illuminating. 

Laura will be signing books in the store on December 3rd at 4:00– just in time for Holiday gifts! 


Nina Totenberg, journalist and NPR legend, has written a captivating memoir about her friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Their friendship spanned an era of many momentous political and national events. The perspective and wisdom of these two legendary women and the warm friendship they shared is delightful and illuminating. 

Laura will be signing books in the store on December 3rd at 4:00– just in time for Holiday gifts! 

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

Bear Is a Bear

By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)

Staff Pick Badge
Bear Is a Bear By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

Staff Pick Badge
Bear Is a Bear By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062880512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 14th, 2021

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

Beneficence

By Meredith Hall

Staff Pick Badge
Beneficence By Meredith Hall Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781567927092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 14th, 2021

Staff Pick Badge
Beneficence By Meredith Hall Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781567927092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: David R. Godine Publisher - September 14th, 2021

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

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

By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator)

Staff Pick Badge
¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358380405
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
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! 


Staff Pick Badge
¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358380405
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
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! 

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

Several People Are Typing: A Novel

By Calvin Kasulke

Staff Pick Badge
Several People Are Typing: A Novel By Calvin Kasulke Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780385547222
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
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.


Staff Pick Badge
Several People Are Typing: A Novel By Calvin Kasulke Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780385547222
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
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.

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

Insignificance

By James Clammer

Staff Pick Badge
Insignificance By James Clammer Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781552454343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.  


Staff Pick Badge
Insignificance By James Clammer Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781552454343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.  

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

If You Were an Elephant

By Leslie Staub, Richard Jones (Illustrator)

Staff Pick Badge
If You Were an Elephant By Leslie Staub, Richard Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslie Staub, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524741341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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. 


Staff Pick Badge
If You Were an Elephant By Leslie Staub, Richard Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Leslie Staub, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524741341
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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. 

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

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

By Kristen Radtke

Staff Pick Badge
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Kristen Radtke Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748067
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
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.


Staff Pick Badge
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Kristen Radtke Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781524748067
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
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.

Homepage Staff Pick: 
Article Type: 

            

13th Balloon

By Mark Bibbins

Staff Pick Badge
13th Balloon By Mark Bibbins Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.


Staff Pick Badge
13th Balloon By Mark Bibbins Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.

Homepage Staff Pick: 

Pages