Gallery of Staff Picks

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You can find our most recent staff picks below, as well as the most recent staff picks from our booksellers.

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Our Recent Staff Picks

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Lavender House: A Novel By Lev AC Rosen Cover Image
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Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain By Charles Leerhsen Cover Image
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We Spread By Iain Reid Cover Image
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Motherthing By Ainslie Hogarth Cover Image
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The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
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Vampiric Vacation (The Sinister Summer Series #2) By Kiersten White Cover Image
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The Marvelous Land of Snergs By Veronica Cossanteli, Melissa Castrillón (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella (A Hello!Lucky Book) By Hello!Lucky Cover Image
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Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships By Nina Totenberg Cover Image
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Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
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Kumo: The Bashful Cloud By Kyo Maclear, Nathalie Dion (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Beatrice Likes the Dark By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
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I'm Glad My Mom Died By Jennette McCurdy Cover Image
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Parfait, Not Parfait! By Scott Rothman, Avery Monsen (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas By Shea Ernshaw Cover Image
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The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
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Ithaca By Claire North Cover Image
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King Kong's Cousin By Mark Teague, Mark Teague (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
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Action!: How Movies Began By Meghan McCarthy, Meghan McCarthy (Illustrator) Cover Image

Jennifer - Mystery, Literary Fiction, Science & Humor

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Lavender House: A Novel By Lev AC Rosen Cover Image
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The Angel of Rome: And Other Stories By Jess Walter Cover Image
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Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories: A Miss Marple Collection (Miss Marple Mysteries #13) By Agatha Christie Cover Image
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The Hawk's Way: Encounters with Fierce Beauty By Sy Montgomery Cover Image
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When We Were Birds: A Novel By Ayanna Lloyd Banwo Cover Image
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The High House: A Novel By Jessie Greengrass Cover Image
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The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery By Richard Osman Cover Image
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The Bucket List: An Agent John Adderley Novel By Peter Mohlin, Peter Nyström, Ian Giles (Translated by) Cover Image

Andrew - World History/Classics, SciFi/Fantasy & Historical Fiction

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Stories from the Tenants Downstairs By Sidik Fofana Cover Image
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Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Cover Image
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The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium By Barry Strauss Cover Image
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The Nineties: A Book By Chuck Klosterman Cover Image
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The Greek Histories: The Sweeping History of Ancient Greece as Told by Its First Chroniclers: Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, and Plutarch By Mary Lefkowitz (Editor), James Romm (Editor) Cover Image
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The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World By Patrick Wyman Cover Image
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Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home By Roger Bennett Cover Image

Chris - History, Story Time

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Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain By Charles Leerhsen Cover Image
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Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-By-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England By Mary Holland Cover Image
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Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America By Sherrod Brown Cover Image
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The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for American Freedom By H. W. Brands Cover Image
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The Book of V.: A Novel By Anna Solomon Cover Image
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Heirs of the Founders: Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants By H. W. Brands Cover Image
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The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe By David I. Kertzer Cover Image
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Poppy and Mozart: Storybook with 16 musical sounds (Poppy Sound Books) By Magali Le Huche (Illustrator), Magali Le Huche Cover Image

Cristina - Children's Books, YA, Scifi/Fantasy, Historical Fiction, World History

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The Door of No Return By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
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Vampiric Vacation (The Sinister Summer Series #2) By Kiersten White Cover Image
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The Marvelous Land of Snergs By Veronica Cossanteli, Melissa Castrillón (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The Cosmic Adventures of Astrid and Stella (A Hello!Lucky Book) By Hello!Lucky Cover Image
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Farmhouse By Sophie Blackall Cover Image
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Kumo: The Bashful Cloud By Kyo Maclear, Nathalie Dion (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Beatrice Likes the Dark By April Genevieve Tucholke, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Long Live the Pumpkin Queen: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas By Shea Ernshaw Cover Image

Percy - Literary Fiction, Science & Nature Writing & Gritty Memoirs

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Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution By R. F. Kuang Cover Image
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Manmade Constellations By Misha Lazzara Cover Image
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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test By Tom Wolfe Cover Image
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Salt: A World History By Mark Kurlansky Cover Image
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Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional By Isaac Fitzgerald Cover Image
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Japanthem: Counter-Cultural Experiences, Cross-Cultural Remixes By Jillian Marshall Cover Image
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Fencing with the King: A Novel By Diana Abu-Jaber Cover Image
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Five Tuesdays in Winter By Lily King Cover Image

Robin - Contemporary Fiction & Children's Books

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A Mouthful of Minnows By John Hare, John Hare (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Aaron Slater, Illustrator (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Time for School, Little Blue Truck: A Back to School Book for Kids By Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator) Cover Image
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rAinbowZ (M books: see + read) By Michael Arndt Cover Image
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We Are Inevitable By Gayle Forman Cover Image
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Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts By Jessica J. Lee Cover Image
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Take Me Home Tonight By Morgan Matson Cover Image
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Poppy and the Brass Band: Storybook with 16 musical instrument sounds (Poppy Sound Books) By Magali Le Huche (Illustrator) Cover Image

Susan - Literary Fiction, SciFi/Fantasy, Current Events & Memoirs

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Upgrade: A Novel By Blake Crouch Cover Image
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The Vanished Birds: A Novel By Simon Jimenez Cover Image
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Ordinary Monsters: A Novel (The Talents #1) By J. M. Miro Cover Image
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Razzmatazz: A Novel By Christopher Moore Cover Image
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Unlikely Animals: A Novel By Annie Hartnett Cover Image
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Manifesto: On Never Giving Up By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
Lemon: A Novel By Kwon Yeo-sun, Janet Hong (Translated by) Cover Image
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When Ghosts Come Home: A Novel By Wiley Cash Cover Image

Other Booksellers & Guests

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We Spread By Iain Reid Cover Image
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Motherthing By Ainslie Hogarth Cover Image
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Dinners with Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships By Nina Totenberg Cover Image
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I'm Glad My Mom Died By Jennette McCurdy Cover Image
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Parfait, Not Parfait! By Scott Rothman, Avery Monsen (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Heat 2: A Novel By Michael Mann, Meg Gardiner Cover Image
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Mission Vegan: Wildly Delicious Food for Everyone By Danny Bowien, JJ Goode, EdD. Cover Image
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The Crimson Thread By Kate Forsyth Cover Image

Our Favorite Books of 2021

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The Lincoln Highway: A Novel By Amor Towles Cover Image
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The Man Who Died Twice: A Thursday Murder Club Mystery By Richard Osman Cover Image
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Golden Girl By Elin Hilderbrand Cover Image
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The City of Good Death By Priyanka Champaneri Cover Image
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Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship By Catherine Raven Cover Image
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome By Emma Southon Cover Image
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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life By George Saunders Cover Image
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Naturally Curious: A Photographic Field Guide and Month-By-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods, and Marshes of New England By Mary Holland Cover Image
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The Storm of Echoes: Book Four of the Mirror Visitor Quartet By Christelle Dabos, Hildegarde Serle (Translator) Cover Image
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Taking Up Space By Alyson Gerber Cover Image
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Aaron Slater, Illustrator (The Questioneers) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image