By The Bookstore at the End of the World

Atlantic Hotel

João Gilberto Noll

$9.95 $9.15

This enchantingly spare novel follows an amorphous man on a seemingly uninspired and random journey through Brazil. With addictive noir inspired prose, this short novel will surprise you with its humor and unsettling atmosphere.

Women in Clothes

Sheila Heti, Leanne Shapton, et al.

$30.00 $27.00

This book is so cool. Trying to find an alternative voice from mainstream fashion dialogue in magazines, this group of women wrote a questionnaire that any femme-IDing person could fill out. This book compiles those with photography and personal essays. It’s so, so good

Marlena

Julie Buntin

$16.00 $14.72

I raced through this book and enjoyed every second. I haven’t felt my experiences as a teenager reflected back to me in a such a poignant and meaningful way, and to have it accompanied by such enjoyable prose is amazing.

Ghachar Ghochar

Vivek Shanbhag

$15.00 $13.80

Incredibly gripping novella that follows the domestic tale of a contemporary Indian family as they mobilize out of poverty and into wealth. Very exciting English debut.

Long Division

Kiese Laymon

$16.00 $14.72

This book is magic. Laymon masterfully tells this story that is full of wit, humor, sadness, and love. I don’t think another book exists even close to this one.

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country: And Other Stories

William H. Gass

$16.95 $15.59

Gass’ preface in this collection is astounding in length, substance, and insight. The stories that follow are equally engaging and exhibit his unique voice and style.

Ninety-Two in the Shade

Thomas McGuane

$16.00 $14.72

A great intro to early, weird as hell McGuane. Few were weirder and none did it with such humor and great vocabulary. This fun strange Florida tale is a great read.

In the Distance

Hernan Diaz

$16.95 $15.59

One of my favorite books! Contains many scenes I frequently think about because they're so beautifully written and strange. Novel follows Hakan, a Swedish immigrant to US in early 1800s, trying to find his way from CA to NYC. Defying the conventions of genre, this novel will stick with readers like few other novels.

Umami

Laia Jufresa

$14.99 $13.79

Some of the most emotionally complex and sweet narration I’ve ever read. This incredible debut about a Mexico city mew and its residents will make you laugh and cry. Simply wonderful storytelling.