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By Open Book Bookstore

By Open Book Bookstore

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

$17.00 $15.64

Coming to paperback January 5, 2021. Preorder your copy today. Ann Patchett's latest novel is set here in Elkins Park, Jenkintown, and Rydal.

Long Bright River

Liz Moore

$17.00 $15.64

Liz Moore addresses the opioid problem in the Kensington area of Philadelphia in her latest thrilling novel.

Shout

Laurie Halse Anderson

$10.99 $10.11

Our favorite local YA author's memoir is now in paperback!

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Melissa Bank

$16.00 $14.72

The 1999 classic story cycle by Cheltenham High School alumna Melissa Bank.

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed

Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila del Duca

$16.99 $15.63

Laurie Halse Anderson's first graphic novel

Circe

Madeline Miller

$16.99 $15.63

Madeline Miller of the Mainline Philadelphia suburbs deserved all the raves she's received for this fantastic retelling of tales from Greek mythology.

Spiked

Jon McGoran

$18.99 $17.47

Jon McGoran's thrilling conclusion of the SPLICED trilogy will be out in May 2020

Henna House

Nomi Eve

$18.00

Local author Nomi Eve's second novel of a Jewish woman from Yemen was the 2014-2015 "One Book One Jewish Community" title for the Philadlephia area.

Such a Fun Age

Kiley Reid

$26.00 $23.92

Kiley Reid moved from New York to the Philadelphia area after her main character did the same!

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

$23.99 $22.07

Local author Erica Armstrong Dunbar's lively non-fiction telling of the Harriet Tubman is a stunning and powerful mix of pop culture and scholarship.

The Dutch House

Ann Patchett

$27.99 $25.75

Ann Patchett's novel takes place mostly in Elkins Park, Jenkintown, and Rydal.

If We Had Known

Elise Juska

$26.00

Cheltenham High School alumna Elise Juska looks at a school shooting from a new perspective.

LILLI de Jong

Janet Benton

$16.00 $14.72

Local author (and bookstore customer) Janet Benton certainly did her research! Her first novel, about an unwed Quaker mother in late 19th century Philadelphia was named a Library Journal Best Historical Fiction Book of 2017.

The Future Through Our Eyes: A Project Based Learning Experience

9th Grade Chs Project Based Learning

$14.99 $13.79

This publication is the result of text, images, and production by the students of the Cheltenham High School Project-Based-Learning (PBL) initiative during the 2020-2021 school year.

Heft

Liz Moore

$16.95 $15.59

Liz Moore's wonderfully sad but hopeful literary tale of the oversized Arthur Opp.

The Family Orchard

Nomi Eve

$15.00

Nomi Eve's first novel was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award.

Spliced

Jon McGoran

$9.99 $9.19

The sequel to local author Jon McGoran's SPLICED takes place in Philadelphia and other parts of south east PA.

Poisoned Pawn

David Siegel Bernstein

$14.95

Local resident David Bernstein, author of "BLOCKBUSTER SCIENCE: The Real Science in Science Fiction" has dipped his toes into detective fiction with this new novel.

Everyone Loves a Parade!*

Andrea Denish and Guilherme Franco

$17.99 $16.55

Congratulations to Andrea Denish, who five years ago, helped us with our initial bookstore funding video. Now she's a picture book author!

The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

$16.99 $15.63

Madeline Miller's earlier novel retells the legendary story of Achilles and the Trojan War.

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

$16.99 $15.63

Erica Armstrong Dunbar's 2017 finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and a winner of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Award started when the author happend on an ad for a runaway slave while researching something at Philadelphia's Library Company.