Start your holiday shopping now!

Shop early to get the books you want for the holidays

It's time to start making your list and checking it twice.

For a number of reasons--consolidation in the printing industry, safer slower warehouses, shipping disruptions--bookstores are going to have a challenging time keeping hot titles in stock during the coming holiday season. More than ever, it's important that you buy your December must-haves now. Preorder a book now, and there shouldn't be any problems getting it in time to put under the tree. Leave things until the last minute, and you might need to give a gift certificate instead of an actual book.

To help you find the right book for everyone on your list, we'll be featuring some of the year's big titles. Here's a selection to get you started. We'll have more in future newsletters, on our social media feeds, and on our website in the weeks ahead.

And we always enjoy making more personalized recommendations. Call us at 651/225-8989 Monday to Saturday between 10am and 3pm to talk to a bookseller. 

2020 Booker Prize Shorlist

The 2020 Booker Prize longlist has been announced. The list was chosen from 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between 1 October 2019 and 30 September 2020.

The winner will be announced November 19.

See the 2020 longlist here.

The New Wilderness Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062333131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - August 11th, 2020

This Mournable Body: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978129
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - August 7th, 2018

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Burnt Sugar: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419752926
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: The Overlook Press - January 26th, 2021

The Shadow King: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358513
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

Shuggie Bain: A Novel (Booker Prize Shortlist) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802148049
Availability: Backordered
Published: Grove Press - February 11th, 2020

Real Life: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538882
Availability: Not in Our Store - Available to Order
Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020