Courtney's Staff Picks

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers

By Auburn Oil Co. Booksellers


Noelle Stevenson

$15.99 $14.71

If you are in need of a story that is hilarious, emotional, & full of complex characters this graphic novel is a must-read! Drawn in a quirky & beautiful art style, "Nimona" explores the fun of both science & magic for one grand adventure!

Howl's Moving Castle

Diana Wynne Jones

$9.99 $9.19

If you've seen the movie, don't be expecting the same exact story from the book; they are nothing alike. But if you loved the movie, you'll most likely adore the novel. Filled with an intriguing storyline, a fascinating world, and characters that are funny, quirky, and lovable!

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

$8.00 $7.36

A satire within a Jane Austen novel, with one of the most relatable Austen heroines: a kind hearted individual who is naรฏve, and just wants to be the lead in her own gothic novel (don't we all). Filled with charming characters, hilarity, and classic Austen romance!

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss

$10.99 $10.11

A simple story of an impetuous youth whose persistence to prove & improve himself is juxtaposed against the stubbornness & resignment of experience & age. A book that revolves around how people become songs & legends while building the world & history primarily through interaction & dialogue with the side characters.

The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics)

Ellen Raskin

$7.99 $7.35

Would-be heirs try to compete for a fortune, while also trying to solve the mystery of who killed their rich neighbor! A fun and unusual writing style with a fantastic storyline, great humor, and classic mystery hijinks!


Shannon Hale

$16.00 $14.72

A fun, light-hearted read for any Austen fan who fantasies about their own regency love story! A book where fictional characters might not belong on a pedestal, happily ever after might not be how you imagined, and how no one should settle when it comes to love! Paired best with a cup of tea for perfect chick-lit night!

Dune (Anniversary)

Frank Herbert

$18.00 $16.56

Herbert manages to paint a beautiful picture from a small corner of his large world in Dune. This is a tale of both personal and intergalactic conflict bound to entice any reader. All sorts of men walk the dunes, but only one can gather the flock and lead a people to a newfound paradise.

The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure

William Goldman

$16.99 $15.63

If you love the movie, you need to read the book! It's not just your typical fairy tale full of action, romance, and's all that with a great sense of humor! But BEWARE!!! This is a kissing book!

Sรฉance Tea Party

Reimena Yee

$12.99 $11.95

If you are in need of a truly sweet read, that will most likely leave you in tears, than this graphic novel is for you! For the young, and the young-at -heart, this beautiful coming-of-age story uproots the familiar memory of trying to balance the magic of your youth (where the only limit is your imagination), and growing up without feeling left behind. A charming story full of introspective journeys, friendship, and beautiful art!