Tournament of Books

Welcome to the 5th Annual Tournament of Books!

We've been inspired by the NCAA basketball March Madness to make our own tourney! Our top selling staff picks from 2019 will face off, head to head, in a battle of sales! Sales will determine which book moves on to the next round each week until finally only one book can be left standing over all the others. While the brackets are only available in store and can only be returned in store, we've included the books in the tournament below and they are available for web orders. The best part, you can DIRECTLY influence your chance of winning the grand prize of a $25 gift card! The sales of the book determine the winner, so we encourage you to buy the books you want to win and have a direct hand in the outcome! Questions? Email us at customerservice@townebc.com or give us a call at 610.454.0640 and any bookseller can answer your inquiry!

Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. 

A National Book Award Finalist


No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780143133568
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - November 12th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller by Time's 2019 Person of the Year

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations 


Mrs. Everything: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501133480
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - June 11th, 2019

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION
ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019
THE WASHINGTON POST’S 50 NOTABLE WORKS OF FICTION IN 2019
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING’S 50 BEST BOOKS OF 2019

An instant New York Times bestseller

“A multigenerational narrative that’s n


Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735214484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 28th, 2019

The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more.

Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award


Norse Mythology Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356182
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 6th, 2018

“Remarkable.… Gaiman has provided an enchanting contemporary interpretation of the Viking ethos.”—Lisa L. Hannett, Atlantic

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.


The Bean Trees: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062277756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - May 7th, 2013

The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant.


This Is How It Always Is: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250088567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 23rd, 2018

New York Times Bestseller
The Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

“Every once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected.” —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)


Carry On (Simon Snow Series #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250135025
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - May 9th, 2017

#1 New York Times best seller!
Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 - Youth!
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who's ever been chosen.


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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911532
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 30th, 2018

A National Geographic Best Book of the Year 

National Bestseller


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316322423
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

As seen on Netflix with David Letterman


"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."


My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 (My Hero Academia  #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781421582696
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: VIZ Media LLC - August 4th, 2015

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks” at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course!


Lost Roses: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524796372
Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - April 9th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.


China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172066
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2016

From the bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (Now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE) comes a deliciously fun story of family, fortune, and fame in Mainland China. 

Book Two of the Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy


The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316310321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 11th, 2020

The enchanting and bloodthirsty sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince -- now in paperback!


You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.


The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Cover Image
By Wayne Coffey, Jim Craig (Foreword by), Ken Morrow (Afterword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400047666
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - October 25th, 2005

The true story of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team and the Miracle on Ice, which Sports Illustrated called the greatest moment in sports history—with a new afterword by Ken Morrow for the fortieth anniversary of the Miracle on Ice
 
“An unvarnished and captivating read.”—Parade
 


Everything I Never Told You: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere

“A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense." -O, the Oprah Magazine

"Explosive...Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family." -Entertainment Weekly


Dear Mrs. Bird: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501170072
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - May 7th, 2019

This charming, irresistible debut novel set in London during World War II about a young woman who longs to be a war correspondent and inadvertently becomes a secret advice columnist is “a jaunty, heartbreaking winner” (People)—for fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Lilac Girls.


Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316349253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - October 15th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this follow-up to her critically acclaimed memoir, Home, Julie Andrews shares reflections on her astonishing career, including such classics as Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and Victor/Victoria.


The Grace of Kings (The Dandelion Dynasty #1) Cover Image
By Ken Liu
$18.99
ISBN: 9781481424288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 9th, 2016

Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR.

Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites.


A Family of Strangers Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780778307853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mira Books - June 25th, 2019

Could a lifetime of memories...be a lifetime of lies?

All her life Ryan Gracey watched her perfect older sister from afar. Knowing she could never top Wendy's achievements, she didn't even try. Instead Ryan forged her own path while her family barely seemed to notice.


Little Lovely Things Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492672494
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 2nd, 2019

"A shattering adventure." -- Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

A mother's chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every parent's worst nightmare


My Own Words Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501145254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2018

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).

My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg


Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (Johannes Cabal Series #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780767930765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - June 1st, 2010

A charmingly gothic, fiendishly funny Faustian tale about a brilliant scientist who makes a deal with the Devil, twice. 
 


Me: Elton John Official Autobiography Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250147608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 15th, 2019

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.


Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781400209606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Leadership - March 5th, 2019

"Hollis's writing is beautifully blunt, and she humbly thanks her fans for her success. Her actionable ideas and captivating voice will encourage women to believe in themselves." - Publisher's Weekly (starred review)


The Hate U Give Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

8 starred reviews ∙ Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ∙  William C. Morris Award Winner ∙ National Book Award Longlist ∙ Printz Honor Book ∙ Coretta Scott King Honor Book ∙ #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


Summer of '69 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316420006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - February 11th, 2020

Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of the '60s summer when everything changed in Elin Hilderbrand's #1 New York Times bestselling historical novel.


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The Nightingale: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250080400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - April 25th, 2017

A #1 New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Year, and soon to be a major motion picture, this unforgettable novel of love and strength in the face of war has enthralled a generation.


Life Is Magic: My Inspiring Journey from Tragedy to Self-Discovery Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982101244
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 2019

“Jon Dorenbos is a magical person. Life Is Magic shows how we can all choose happiness in the face of overwhelming odds.” —Ellen DeGeneres

An extraordinary and empowering story of resilience, forgiveness, and living a life of purpose in the face of unfathomable obstacles.


Becoming Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER


The Woman in the Window: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062678423
Availability: Not In Stock - Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 5th, 2019

#1 New York Times Bestseller – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman

"Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing." —Gillian Flynn

"Unputdownable." —Stephen King

"A dark, twisty confection." —Ruth Ware


Someone Knows Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525539742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 30th, 2019

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn't always mean innocent.