Holiday Staff Picks

Our staff are voracious readers, and they're always the source of a great book, whether it's for you or for a friend. Here are some of what we currently recommend for your holiday shopping! For even more picks, come visit us in the store and check out our famous Staff Picks table.

All staff picks are 15% off in the store!

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White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226745
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

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Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781646140008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

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True Story: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984877680
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Published: Viking - August 4th, 2020

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White Ivy: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982100599
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 3rd, 2020

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The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

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Earthlings Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802157003
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Published: Grove Press - October 6th, 2020

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Fortune Favors the Dead: A Novel (A Pentecost and Parker Mystery #1) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546553
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Published: Doubleday - October 27th, 2020

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The Once and Future Witches Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316422048
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Published: Redhook - October 13th, 2020

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The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780553459395
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Published: Avery - September 8th, 2020

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Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316449823
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Published: Hachette Books - October 20th, 2020

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The Dynasty Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982134105
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

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Murder Maps: Crime Scenes Revisited. Phrenology to Fingerprint. 1811-1911 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780500252451
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 27th, 2020

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World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313652
Availability: Backordered
Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

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Around the World in 80 Trees Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781786276063
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - August 11th, 2020

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Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides, and the Untold Story of America's Most Dangerous Amusement Park Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134510
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

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See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781400069927
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Published: Random House - February 18th, 2020

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Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings: A Baking Book Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593139660
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 27th, 2020

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Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks: A Cookbook Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593232286
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 10th, 2020

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Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525560548
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Published: Viking - February 25th, 2020

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Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780767904445
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Published: Crown - February 1st, 2000

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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780823445738
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Published: Margaret Ferguson Books - April 7th, 2020

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: In the Beginning Cover Image
By Amy Reeder (Text by), Brandon Montclare (Text by), Natacha Bustos (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781302916541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Marvel - February 19th, 2019

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Modern Crochet: Patterns and Designs for the Minimalist Maker Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781944515850
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Published: Paige Tate & Co - November 19th, 2019

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Accidentally Wes Anderson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316492737
Availability: Backordered
Published: Voracious - October 20th, 2020

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The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything Cover Image
$28.50
ISBN: 9780593138304
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 15th, 2020

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A Song for the Dark Times: An Inspector Rebus Novel (A Rebus Novel #23) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316479257
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 13th, 2020

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Snow Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335230003
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 6th, 2020

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Jack: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374279301
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 29th, 2020

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Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316628211
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - October 27th, 2020

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Beloved (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

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Prayers for the Stolen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804138802
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Published: Hogarth - November 4th, 2014

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The Shadows: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250318039
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Published: Celadon Books - July 7th, 2020

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Safe as Lightning: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781578690312
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Published: Rootstock Publishing - June 9th, 2020

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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593128480
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Published: Del Rey - September 29th, 2020

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Two Dollar Radio Guide to Vegan Cooking: Recipes, Stories Behind the Recipes, and Inspiration for Vegan Cheffing Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781937512958
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - September 7th, 2020

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Where the Wild Ladies Are Cover Image
By Aoko Matsuda, Polly Barton (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766900
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Published: Soft Skull Press - October 20th, 2020

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Risk, Choice, and Uncertainty: Three Centuries of Economic Decision-Making Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231194747
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Published: Columbia University Press - January 7th, 2020

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The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781631491375
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Published: Liveright - October 13th, 2020

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Hope and Scorn: Eggheads, Experts, and Elites in American Politics Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9780226718149
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Published: University of Chicago Press - October 2nd, 2020