Michelle Obama's "The Light We Carry" is available now!

 

Michelle Obama's new book of 'powerful stories and practical wisdom for staying balanced in an uncertain world' is on our shelves now! The Light We Carry is sure to be the big holiday dinner table conversation book this year--don't miss it!

 

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times By Michelle Obama Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780593237465
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Crown - November 15th, 2022

Up All Night to Get Spooky

Obligatory though it may be, every year we jump at the chance to compile a list of horror novels, spooky children's books, spine-tingling comics, and other Halloween-flavored miscellany. Personally, I've found myself reading more and more horror in the past few years, even as (or perhaps because) our waking reality has proved so frequently terrifying. We are thrilled to share some of our favorite scary reads, and we promise that they will thrill you too.

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Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead By Barbara Comyns, Brian Evenson (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Barbara Comyns, Brian Evenson (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780984469314
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Dorothy, a publishing project - November 1st, 2010

Honk if you love ergot poisoning! -Emily


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The Last House on Needless Street By Catriona Ward Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250812643
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Tor Nightfire - September 20th, 2022

It won't just be the numerous reveals that leave your head spinning after this book, but the fascinating, exquisitely-voiced narrators (including ,yes, the gay Christian housecat). If you want a straightforward horror-thriller you might be disappointed, but if you're looking for something strange, disturbing, and beautiful you'll enjoy your time in this house. -Graham


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Fever Dream: A Novel By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184604
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Riverhead Books - March 6th, 2018

A dialogue between a dying mother and a boy who is dead or alive or a ghost or imaginary. Schweblin's narrative unspools in a continuous, unbroken thread of paragraphs, with phrases repeating like banshee chants. Fever Dream is an irreducible work, the kind that lingers in your mind far longer than any mere mass of words should. -Hank


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Cold Hand in Mine By Robert Aickman, Reece Shearsmith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robert Aickman, Reece Shearsmith (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780571311743
Availability: Backordered
Published: Faber & Faber - August 9th, 2016

Aickman is unsung, as 20th-Century horror writers go. Maybe he was an influence on your favorite horror writer, or on their favorite. But his work holds up shockingly well, feeling contemporary in its inscrutability. Governed by slow-building, subcutaneous dread rather than any particular logic or lore, these stories climax in quiet, inexplicable tableaus that stay burned in your mind. I'm just getting into Aickman so I can't tell you which of his other collections might be a better entry point, but I can tell you this one worked just fine for me. -Graham


Spontaneous Human Combustion By Richard Thomas Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684427543
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Keylight Books - February 22nd, 2022

What Moves the Dead By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250830753
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Tor Nightfire - July 12th, 2022

The Only Good Indians: A Novel By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982136468
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - January 26th, 2021

Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke And Other Misfortunes By Eric LaRocca Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781803361499
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Titan Books - September 6th, 2022

There's a Ghost In This House By Oliver Jeffers Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780593466186
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Philomel Books - November 2nd, 2021

They Drown Our Daughters By Katrina Monroe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728248202
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - July 12th, 2022

Tomie: Complete Deluxe Edition (Junji Ito) By Junji Ito Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781421590561
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: VIZ Media LLC - December 20th, 2016

The Liminal Zone (Junji Ito) By Junji Ito Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781974726448
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: VIZ Media LLC - July 26th, 2022

Super-Dimensional Love Gun By Shintaro Kago Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781634429429
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Denpa Books - June 25th, 2019

2022 Booker Prize Shortlist

The shortlist of nominees for the 2022 Booker Prize has been announced:

 

The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida By Shehan Karunatilaka Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324064824
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022

Oh William!: A Novel By Elizabeth Strout Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812989441
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 26th, 2022

The Trees: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450642
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Graywolf Press - September 21st, 2021

Glory: A Novel By NoViolet Bulawayo Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525561132
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Viking - March 8th, 2022

Small Things Like These By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802158741
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - November 30th, 2021

Barack Obama's Summer Reading List 2022

It's that time of year again: as sure as Puxsutawney Phil emerges from his hole to cast about for his shadow each winter, so too does every summer see Barack Obama tweeting a new Summer Reading List. So what have we got this year?

Sea of Tranquility: A novel By Emily St. John Mandel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593321447
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Knopf - April 5th, 2022

Why We're Polarized By Ezra Klein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781476700366
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 15th, 2021

The Candy House: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716763
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Scribner - April 5th, 2022

A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

To Paradise: A Novel By Hanya Yanagihara Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385547932
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Doubleday - January 11th, 2022

Silverview: A Novel By John le Carré Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593490631
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - July 5th, 2022

The Family Chao: A Novel By Lan Samantha Chang Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780393868074
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 1st, 2022

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Velvet Was the Night By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593356845
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Del Rey - May 3rd, 2022

Mouth to Mouth: A Novel By Antoine Wilson Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982181802
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 11th, 2022

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The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156121
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 4th, 2022

Razorblade Tears: A Novel By S. A. Cosby Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250252715
Availability: On Our Shelves
Published: Flatiron Books - April 5th, 2022

Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks By Chris Herring Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982132118
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Atria Books - January 18th, 2022

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