A Book for Every Genre
Welcome to my most ambitious list yet – a book for EVERY genre in the store. Well, almost. I did 51 and I’m sure I missed a few. Some I combined, some I split up a little further, and the order takes you roughly on a walking path through the store.
Being the book buyer for the store, it helps that my interests are incredibly varied – I’d probably read a book in every section of the store before I started working as a bookseller five and a half years ago. I’ve been meaning to take on a post of this scale for awhile now, but the holidays seemed like the best time. Especially for our loyal customers who come in during this time of year and would like me, personally, to help them pick out books for their family members, but cannot find me in the store (I’m still nursing a knee injury while working in the back room – knock and say hi!).
All that being said, I hope you’ll find this list helpful for your holiday shopping, in many cases it was difficult to narrow it down to just one book so if you’d like more in a particular genre, just leave a comment! Also, since there are 51 books on the list, I skipped the publisher description after my blurb, but they’re all on the website! - SARAH
The instant New York Times bestseller and follow-up to Anthony Bourdain’s blockbuster classic on the cooking life, Kitchen Confidential
Medium Raw marks the return of the inimitable Anthony Bourdain, author of the blockbuster bestseller Kitchen Confidential and three-time Emmy Award-nominated host of No Reservations on TV’
Infuse your baking with a sprinkle of glitter, a rainbow of colors and a menagerie of woodland creatures with the help of this unique baking book from everyone's favorite Great British Bake Off finalist, Kim-Joy!
"A gripping graphic novel about a woman's battle with eating disorders." — The Guardian
Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She’d sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she’d have to eat it for breakfast.
From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior.
$26.99ISBN: 9781335005533Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hanover Square Press - October 1st, 2019
A December Stephen Curry Book Club Pick
One of ESPN's 25 Can't Miss Books of 2019
"A feel-good story."--New York Times Book Review
$17.00ISBN: 9781984822598Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Crown - October 1st, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor$20.00ISBN: 9781250234841Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Picador - November 12th, 2019
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Finalist for the Costa Biography Award and long-listed for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Named a Best Book of 2018 by Esquire and Foreign Policy. An Amazon Best Book of November, the Guardian Bookshop Book of November, and one of the Evening Standard's Books to Read in November$29.00ISBN: 9781538746837Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020
FINALIST FOR THE J.$27.99ISBN: 9780316509084Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 8th, 2019The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings.Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings.$17.00ISBN: 9781594484001Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - October 6th, 2009
In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post).$18.00ISBN: 9780399588747Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018
A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY$18.00ISBN: 9780307408877Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Crown - March 22nd, 2016
#1 New York Times Bestseller
From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania$15.99ISBN: 9781455588237Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Twelve - March 6th, 2018If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this . . .$28.00ISBN: 9780735214484Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - May 28th, 2019
The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more.
“Fascinating. . . . If you’re a generalist who has ever felt overshadowed by your specialist colleagues, this book is for you.” —Bill Gates$26.99ISBN: 9781250313577Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Flatiron Books - April 23rd, 2019
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention—from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” — President Barack Obama$16.99ISBN: 9781451697728Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atria Books - April 5th, 2016
Finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction * New York Times Bestseller * Starred Booklist and Library Journal Editors’ Spring Pick * A Huffington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of the Year * One of the Best Books of the Month on Goodreads * Library Journal Best Sci-Tech Book of the Year * An American Library Association Notable Book of the Year$16.00ISBN: 9781476738246Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Simon & Schuster - September 5th, 2017
A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post).
House cats rule bedrooms and back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, even cyberspace. And unlike dogs, cats offer humans no practical benefit.$16.00ISBN: 9780553351392Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bantam - March 1st, 1992
In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment.$15.00ISBN: 9781984826442Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Clarkson Potter - September 17th, 2019
From Fred Rogers Productions, comes a delightful gift book that shows how the wisdom of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is as relevant for adults as it is for children. With colorful illustrations and quotes that touch on themes of kindness, empathy, self-care, respect, and love, this is the feel-good book for our times.$19.99ISBN: 9781626728080Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: First Second - February 26th, 2019
A New York Times bestseller
If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you’re smart and talented and “good enough,” you can do anything.
Except get pregnant.$16.95ISBN: 9781101970263Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - March 6th, 2018
“We think of English as a fortress to be defended, but a better analogy is to think of English as a child. We love and nurture it into being, and once it gains gross motor skills, it starts going exactly where we don’t want it to go: it heads right for the goddamned electrical sockets.”
$17.00ISBN: 9780143112860Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - December 18th, 2007
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The New York Times bestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids-"Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint" (The New York Times)$9.99ISBN: 9781608867899Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: BOOM! Box - December 1st, 2015
Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive.$16.99ISBN: 9780062911247Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 9th, 2020
What happens when two medical professionals--ex Army medic from a village in the Scottish Highlands and an inner city nurse from inner-city London—switch jobs for three months and become unlikely pen pals?
$26.99ISBN: 9781250248732Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: St. Martin's Press - May 26th, 2020
* INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER *
"This novel delivers sweet, smart escapism." —People$17.99ISBN: 9781250132130Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 Days
(This book cannot be returned.)Published: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin - June 20th, 2017
Nevernight is the first in an epic new fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author, Jay Kristoff.
In a land where three suns almost never set, a fledgling killer joins a school of assassins, seeking vengeance against the powers who destroyed her family.$16.00ISBN: 9780345418913Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Del Rey - June 23rd, 1997
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World
SOON TO BE A HULU SERIES • Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy!$16.95ISBN: 9781101873786Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - April 28th, 2015
Prepare to lose yourself in the heady, mythical expanse of The Vorrh, a daring debut that Alan Moore has called “a phosphorescent masterpiece” and “the current century's first landmark work of fantasy.”$21.00ISBN: 9781451666175Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Gallery Books - October 29th, 2013
#1 New York Times Bestseller
“Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a$19.99ISBN: 9781250153708Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: First Second - July 17th, 2018
Welcome to the Adventure Zone!
SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!
READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!$24.99ISBN: 9781446308080Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: David & Charles - April 28th, 2020
Craft your own comfort with these uplifting cross stitch quotes.
Cross Stitch for the Soul is a collection of beautifully designed motivational and inspirational quotes rendered in easy cross-stitching techniques that will raise the spirits, both during the making process and beyond, as gifts for loved ones or as treasured pictures on the wall.$28.00ISBN: 9781524762285Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Crown Archetype - October 17th, 2017
The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills
$37.50ISBN: 9781523506484Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Workman Publishing Company - October 15th, 2019
“A wanderlust-whetting cabinet of curiosities on paper.”— New York Times
Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura is a phenomenon of a travel book that shot to the top of bestseller lists when it was first published and changed the way we think about the world, expanding our sense of how strange and m$12.99ISBN: 9781250211064Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - October 8th, 2019
From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.$17.95ISBN: 9780761189138Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Workman Publishing Company - March 7th, 2017
Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud. Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy.$16.99ISBN: 9780062377197Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial - September 1st, 2015
The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls.$16.99ISBN: 9781455557110Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grand Central Publishing - April 26th, 2016An American girl finds her prince in this "fun and dishy" (People) royal romance inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton.
$13.00ISBN: 9780812972016Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Modern Library - October 11th, 2005
In this splendid new translation of Voltaire’s satiric masterpiece, all the celebrated wit, irony, and trenchant social commentary of one of the great works of the Enlightenment is restored and refreshed.$17.99ISBN: 9780316259651Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2020From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes a return to the essay form in this expansive book.
With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criti$17.99ISBN: 9781982153380Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atria Books - October 13th, 2020
New York Times bestselling author Gabbie Hanna delivers everything from curious musings to gut-wrenching confessionals in her long-awaited sophomore collection of illustrated poetry.
This edition includes a collection of uncomfortably honest personal essays about Gabbie’s childhood and relationships.
In this visually thrilling installm$29.95ISBN: 9781452178912Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2019
Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder.$20.00ISBN: 9781524749118Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Pantheon - November 17th, 2020
In Philosophy for Polar Explorers, Erling Kagge, renowned explorer and acclaimed author of Silence and Walking, provides a thoughtful and eloquent meditation on adventure and discovery.$8.99ISBN: 9780064401883Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: HarperCollins - December 21st, 2010
Celebrate an unforgettable classic with this paperback edition featuring the timeless art of Tasha Tudor. Just in time for the movie adaptation starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters!$40.00ISBN: 9780525457237Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 1996
This exquisite, deluxe edition contains the complete illustrated texts of both Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. In full-color and featuring a satin ribbon marker, it is the perfect gift and a cornerstone of every family's bookshelf.$17.99ISBN: 9780803710405Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dial Books - September 2nd, 1991
Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.$6.99ISBN: 9780763678883Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015
Who says princesses don’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black!$7.99ISBN: 9780380709182Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - March 17th, 2020
Newbery Award winner Beverly Cleary delivers a humorous portrayal of the ups and downs of sisterhood. Both the younger and older siblings of the family will enjoy this book.
$8.99ISBN: 9780544247611Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - December 31st, 2013
Not all governments have been run by men. Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like?$10.99ISBN: 9780062453037Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Balzer + Bray - January 21st, 2020
Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist!
The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II—from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity$11.99ISBN: 9781250076960Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 DaysPublished: Square Fish - February 6th, 2018
The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!
Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows, Book One of the Six of Crows Duology.$9.99ISBN: 9781449446208Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 2nd, 2014
"Phoebe is a remarkably real little girl, as bright and imaginative as Bill Watterson's Calvin, as touchingly vulnerable as Charles Schulz's Charlie Brown...Simpson is that good, and that original."
—Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn
A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . .