MARCH 5th: From Covers to Credits Book Club: The Martian

This event will take place on Thursday, March 5th at 7pm.

MARCH 12th: Andra Watkins, author of "Not Without My Father"

This event will take place on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm.

MARCH 15th: Weekend Readers Book Club: The Graveyard Book

This event will take place on Sunday, March 15th at 3pm.

#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 Hardcover, 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!

New Year, New Books!

"New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week

you can begin paving hell with them as usual."

--Mark Twain 

Do you make New Year's Resolutions?  We have one that we make every year: to read more books!  But collectively, we have several others.  Some of our staff wants to learn to like Sci-Fi.  Some of our staff wants to learn to read books that aren't Sci-Fi.  Some of us want to eat more vegetables, and some of us want to perfect our cookie baking.  If you want to start meditation, we have books for you.  If you want to learn British history, we have books for you.  If you want to sell your crafts on Etsy, we have books for you.  No matter what your goals are for 2015, we'd be happy to help you acheive them.  

Book List
$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780307986955
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Harmony, 1/2014

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781577314806
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: New World Library, 8/2004

$35.00
ISBN-13: 9780470936306
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin, 10/2014

$20.00
ISBN-13: 9780143126027
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Books, 10/2014

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9781118378380
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Wiley, 10/2012

Store Hours

City Lit is returning to our pre-holiday hours.  We will, however, be closing at 6pm on New Year's Eve, and will be closed on New Year's Day.  Happy 2015!