APRIL 19th: Weekend Readers Book Club: Mango-Shaped Space

This event will take place on Sunday, April 19th at 3pm.

APRIL 22nd: Matt Rowan, author of Big Venerable

This event will take place on Weds., April 22nd at 6:30 pm.

APRIL 23rd: Poetry Night with Anthony Madrid & Anthony Opal

This event will take place on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30pm

The Perfect Park Bench Paperbacks

Okay, the weather is still fluctuating.  But it really does seem to be averaging out, and it's sunny more often than not.  Our staff has already taken some lunch breaks outside, and we're sure many of you are also taking the opportunity to eat outside, walk outside, sit outside, and take the dogs for multiple walks.  May we also suggest reading outside?  After the heaviness of winter, we have some great suggestions for lightening up with paperbacks in the sun.  Bonus: The Goldfinch has finally arrived in paperback!  It's still hefty, but definitely easier to tote around and bring to book club.

Book List
$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781250037756
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Picador, 9/2013

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781616204518
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 12/2014

Joyland (Paperback)

$12.95
ISBN-13: 9781781162644
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Hard Case Crime, 6/2013

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780142180822
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Plume, 3/2014

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780062213792
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ecco Press, 4/2014

$20.00
ISBN-13: 9780316055444
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Back Bay Books, 6/2014

Waiting for those May flowers!

"It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart."

--Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 Call us crazy, but we're gearing up for spring already.  After so much snow, how we could we not embrace this sunshine whole-heartedly?  There's a great roster of books coming out this spring, and we're so excited to fill our New Release tables for you.  Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, is releasing a book about human habits and the best ways to change.  Meghan Daum edited an essay collection about not having children, and Kate Bolick wrote about not getting married.  Jon Ronson is following up The Psychopath Test with So You've Been Publicly Shamed?--a look into the rebirth of public shaming via social media.  And The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up remains a best-seller.  What a perfect tool to assist your spring cleaning!

 

We're also continuing to host Story Time every Saturday morning between 10:30 and 11:30.  Bring your kiddos by for sing-alongs and picture books.  We're the perfect pre- or post-brunch stop after your visit to the awesome Lula Cafe! And keep an eye on our upcoming events.  We have a great collection of Book Clubs this year.  Whether your're looking to discuss essays, short stories, or science fiction, we have a bunch of awesome book nerds to keep you company.  We'll still be hosting authors in-store, and participating in events like Printer's Row's April 16th chat with Kate Mulgrew!

 

See you soon without those snow boots! 

Book List
$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781607747307
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ten Speed Press, 10/2014

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780385348614
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Crown, 3/2015

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9781250052933
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Picador, 3/2015

#WeNeedDiverseBooks

February is coming to a close, and that means the end of Black History Month.  However, we believe in supporting authors of color every month of the year!  If you've been by the store, you've seen our center table filled with books by Black writers: James Baldwin, Roxane Gay, Jacqueline Woodson, Alice Walker, and Richard Wright.  We'll recommend those books all year long; but we'd like to highlight some 2015 books by writers of color, too.  After all, who isn't excited about the new Toni Morrison?? Add these books to your to-read list, and find more at WeNeedDiverseBooks.org. 

Book List

The Book of Phoenix (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780756410193
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: DAW, 5/2015

This Side of Home (Hardcover)

$17.99
ISBN-13: 9781599906683
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 2/2015

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780385744003
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 6/2015

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780307594174
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Knopf, 4/2015

Stella by Starlight (Hardcover)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781442494978
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1/2015

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind."

Who says you have to buy chocolate for your Valentine?  We think books are as romantic as diamonds!  Grab a copy of Pride & Prejudice for your crush and watch them swoon.  The Time Traveler's Wife says "I love you" better than champagne.  And we would certainly fall head over heels for the person who picked up Pablo Neruda's Love Poems.  If you're looking for a romantic read beyond Fifty Shades of Gray, stop by for some excellent suggestions.  We love classics, cookbooks, and contemporary love stories!

Book List

Every Day (Paperback)

$9.99
ISBN-13: 9780307931894
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Ember, 9/2013
"It demonstrates Levithan's talent for empathy, which is paired in the best parts of the book with a persuasive optimism about the odds for happiness and for true love." --New York Times Book Review

$14.95
ISBN-13: 9781616204518
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 12/2014
"This novel has humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love--love of books and bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory." --Eowyn Ivey, author of "The Snow Child"

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780345549341
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Del Rey, 3/2014
"An engrossing picaresque quest, a love story, and a moving character study . . . [Karen] Lord is on a par with Ursula K. Le Guin."--The Guardian

Hug Time (Board Books)

$6.99
ISBN-13: 9780316182959
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: LB Kids, 1/2012
There was once a kitten so filled with love he wanted to give the whole world a hug! And so Jules the kitten (also known in the Mutts cartoons as "Shtinky Puddin'") goes down the stairs to hug his friends, then all the birds in the park--and then he travels the world, hugging all those he meets! As Jules learns, a hug is the simplest--but kindest--gift we can give.

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9781581572841
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Countryman Press, 2/2015
Newly married couples and empty-nesters will be particularly enthralled with this miniature dessert guide. To everyone who lives alone: now you can have your own personal-sized cake and eat it, too!