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 even more picks, come visit us in the store and check out our famous Staff Picks table. Also, check out our new Staff Pick of the Month Book Club, where you can subscribe and receive new books in the mail each month!

All staff picks are 15% off in the store!

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Taste: My Life Through Food Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982168018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - October 5th, 2021

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An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed Cover Image
By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781641291675
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

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The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984880994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 28th, 2021

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A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250788870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - November 2nd, 2021

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The Weekday Vegetarians: 100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat: A Cookbook Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780593138748
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - August 31st, 2021

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Chu's Day Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062017819
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2013

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Fortunately, the Milk Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062224088
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 30th, 2014

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Stardust: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063070714
Availability: Not in stock at Bear Pond: usually arrives in 2-5 days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 16th, 2021

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Five Tuesdays in Winter Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802158765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - November 9th, 2021

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The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

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The Memoirs of Stockholm Sven Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316592550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 26th, 2021

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This Is Happiness Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635576313
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 31st, 2021

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North: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419750427
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Overlook Press - October 5th, 2021

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Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Salena Barnes (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534474246
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - November 2nd, 2021

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Cooking at Home: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Recipes (And Love My Microwave): A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781524759247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 26th, 2021

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The Death of Jane Lawrence: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250272584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - October 5th, 2021

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All the Murmuring Bones Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781789094343
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Titan Books - March 9th, 2021

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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580059510
Availability: Not in stock at Bear Pond: usually arrives in 2-5 days
Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 4th, 2018

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The Big East: Inside the Most Entertaining and Influential Conference in College Basketball History Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593237939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - November 9th, 2021

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I Hope This Finds You Well: Poems Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780063137998
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - November 9th, 2021

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Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374604103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 26th, 2021

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Fight Night Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635578171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 5th, 2021

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All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593237083
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Published: One World - July 20th, 2021

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When Things Get Dark: Stories inspired by Shirley Jackson Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781789097153
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Published: Titan Books - September 28th, 2021

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Come With Me Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781789097375
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Published: Titan Books - July 20th, 2021

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It Ends with Us: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501110368
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Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2016

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2 Kinds of People: A Visual Compatibility Quiz Cover Image
By João Rocha (By (artist))
$12.95
ISBN: 9780761189497
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - July 11th, 2017

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Bewilderment: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

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Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution Cover Image
By Carlo Rovelli, Erica Segre (Translated by), Simon Carnell (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593328880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

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Patient Zero: A Curious History of the World's Worst Diseases Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781523513291
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - November 16th, 2021

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The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream: The Hunt for a Victorian Era Serial Killer Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616206895
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Books - July 13th, 2021

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How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021

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Hearts Unbroken Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213133
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

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The Baseball 100 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781982180584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 28th, 2021

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That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593138250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 19th, 2021

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Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) Cover Image
$42.50
ISBN: 9781523502196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

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Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062909107
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - September 28th, 2021

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The Ministry for the Future: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316300148
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - October 19th, 2021

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Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781612122311
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - January 27th, 2015

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Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062954794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - October 5th, 2021

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From the Caves Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781636280028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Red Hen Press - August 9th, 2021

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The Great Gatsby Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9798200813063
Availability: Not in stock at Bear Pond: usually arrives in 2-5 days
Published: Blackstone Publishing - November 30th, 2021