Mary Doria Russell$18.00 $16.74
"John Henry “Doc” Holliday is one of the most mythologized figures of the American West—a larger-than-life, tragic character who has become more fiction than fact. I mean, who can even think of him nowadays without hearing Val Kilmer drawl, “I’m your huckleberry”? Mary Doria Russell’s novel is technically fiction, but her meticulous research provides more depth and factual information about Holliday (and his friend Wyatt Earp) than most biographies. Even if you have no interest in westerns or gunslingers, Russell’s writing is so captivating that you will be immediately drawn in. And when you are finished, I promise you’ll want to read the sequel, Epitaph."
Bram Stoker and Coralie Bickford-Smith$25.00 $23.25
"Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith’s book covers are not only gorgeous, they’re also witty, and it’s fun to make the connection between the text and the binding. The beautiful design on Dracula, for example, looks at first like a simple floral pattern weaving across the dark cover. Upon closer inspection, however, you discover that they’re not just any flowers—they are garlic flowers, woven together like the protective necklace that Lucy wears in the story. Bickford-Smith said she liked the idea of giving the reader some protection against the vampire as well, stating “I wanted to trap Dracula inside the book, that the garlic flowers on its outside would keep you safe.” The first edition of Dracula from 1897 had a much less intriguing cover, giving no hint of the monster lurking within its pages."
Marlon Bundo, Chronicle Books, et al.$18.99 $17.66
Banned Books Week 2019 Pick: "'Love is love is love' is the overriding message in this sweet children’s book that is full of positive role models, and all proceeds from the sale of the book go to the charities AIDS United and The Trevor Project."
Erik Larson$18.00 $16.74
Indie Bookstore Day 2020 Pick
Bill Cunningham and Polly Cunningham$22.95 $21.34
"The number one item on my bucket list is a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. Until I can make it there in person, I’ll content myself with reading about it."
Caleb Carr$18.00 $16.74
"I love historical mysteries, and this is one of my favorite books of all time."
Andrew Shaffer$14.99 $13.94
"We could all use a little humor and escapism right now!"
Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr$7.99 $7.43
"My ten-year-old-daughter recommends this one, saying it’s 'laugh-out-loud-funny'.”
Keri Smith$16.00 $14.88
"If you’re like me and you want to be creative but need a little push, this is the journal for you."
J. K. Rowling$100.00 $93.00
Banned Books Week 2019 Pick: "Like most of the rest of the world, I was hooked on Harry Potter from the first chapter of The Philosopher’s Stone to the last lines of The Deathly Hallows. These books celebrate the power of love, friendship, imagination, and doing the right thing, even when it’s the hardest thing to do."