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Featured Adult Nonfiction Preorders

Most upcoming books are available for pre-order; our offerings are not limited to the books listed below.

If you add a book to your cart while ordering online, please indicate if you only want it if it is signed, or only want it if it is a first edition.

Have a Beautiful, Terrible Day!: Daily Meditations for the Ups, Downs & In-Betweens By Kate Bowler Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593727676
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Convergent Books - January 23rd, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Witty, honest, and wise spiritual reflections that invite readers to embrace the bad, not just the good—from the four-time New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved)

Alphabetical Diaries By Sheila Heti Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374610784
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2024

A thrilling confessional from the award-winning, beloved author of Pure Colour.

Sheila Heti kept a record of her thoughts over a ten-year period, then arranged the sentences from A to Z. Passionate and reflective, joyful and despairing, these are her alphabetical diaries.

One Way Back: A Memoir By Christine Blasey Ford Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250289650
Availability: On our shelves
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 19th, 2024

Now a New York Times bestseller

"A blisteringly personal memoir...a thoughtful exploration of what it feels like to become a main character in a major American reckoning." —The Washington Post

"An insightful tour de force." —People

The Black Box: Writing the Race By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593299784
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2024

“Henry Louis Gates is a national treasure. Here, he returns with an intellectual and at times deeply personal meditation on the hard-fought evolution and the very meaning of African American identity, calling upon our country to transcend its manufactured divisions.”
— Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste

PlantYou: Scrappy Cooking: 140+ Plant-Based Zero-Waste Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet By Carleigh Bodrug Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306832420
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Hachette Go - April 2nd, 2024

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Save money, reduce food waste, and eat healthier than you ever have before with this highly anticipated cookbook from New York Times bestselling author and social media sensation, Carleigh Bodrug. 

Spinning off of Bodrug's wildly popular Scrappy Cooking social media series, the cookbook is packe

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Between Two Trailers: A Memoir By J. Dana Trent, Barbara Brown Taylor (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593444078
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Convergent Books - April 16th, 2024

A powerful, unforgettable memoir about a girl who escapes her childhood as a preschool drug dealer in rural Indiana—only to find that no one can really “make it out” until they make peace with where their story began: home

Home, it turns out, is where the war is. It’s also where the healing begins.

The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians: Their stories are better than the bestsellers By James Patterson, Matt Eversmann Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316567534
Availability: On our shelves
Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 8th, 2024

This “celebration of the world of books” (Kirkus) is “a real page turner!” (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan) that "feels like a love letter" (USA Today) to booksellers and librarians—as told to the greatest storyteller of our time, James Patterson.

To be a bookseller or librarian…
You h

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The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War By Erik Larson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385348744
Availability: Coming soon - PRE-ORDER NOW!
Published: Crown - April 30th, 2024

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two.

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