#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.
In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy—and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.
From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences.
Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world?
Beware...this book is cursed! These strange but true stories of the world’s most infamous items will appeal to true believers as well as history buffs, horror fans, and anyone who loves a good spine-tingling tale.
An apprentice writer has an entirely unexpected encounter with literary genius Jorge Luis Borges that will profoundly alter his life and work. A poignant and comic literary coming-of-age memoir. "This is a jewel of a book." --Ian McEwan
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He grew up in the Jim-Crow South. A black male, born in 1951 in deep-South Jim-Crow legally segregated, Louisiana, Nacoste has seen so much. From his education in segregated schooling, to living through the 1973 race riot aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, Navy aircraft carrier, to his becoming a scholar of intergroup tensions, Nacoste has experienced, learned and taught so much.
With laugh-out-loud funny parenting observations, the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning comedian delivers a book that is perfect for anyone who has ever raised a child, been a child, or refuses to stop acting like one.
In 2016 comedian Mike Birbiglia and poet Jennifer Hope Stein took their fourteen-month-old daughter Oona to the Nantucket Film Festiv$27.99ISBN: 9781250621566Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Celadon Books - May 26th, 2020
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“A Gen-X This Boy’s Life...Music and his fierce brilliance boost Jollett; a visceral urge to leave his background behind propels him to excel... In the end, Jollett shakes off the past to become the captain of his own soul. Hollywood Park is a triumph."
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“Filled with charming illustrations, this delightful book about Iceland’s 265 museums is as quirky and mesmerizing as the country’s dreamscape itself.” —ForbesEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781101966686Availability: BackorderedPublished: Ballantine Books - September 4th, 2018
In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England’s medieval queens to life.$29.00ISBN: 9780306922800Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Hachette Books - April 28th, 2020This gritty bestselling memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and Soulsavers documents his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s.
When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just "an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock 'n' r$17.00ISBN: 9781524744984Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Dutton - December 1st, 2020
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The untold stories behind The Office, one of the most iconic television shows of the twenty-first century, told by its creators, writers, and actors
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Fifty years after the concerts captured on the legendary album 1969: The Velvet Underground Live comes this illuminating biography of Lou Reed.$40.00ISBN: 9780996744775Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Hat & Beard Press - May 1st, 2019
Hardcover, 304 pages
6 9 in.
15.24 22.86 cm.
During his first major sit-down with the music press in 1977, between claiming all his songs were about guilt and revenge, Elvis Costello casually remarked, "I don't really listen to Lou Reed's records, but I never miss an interview with him."$15.99ISBN: 9781250219725Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - January 7th, 2020
Let go of perfect and embrace good enough!$15.99ISBN: 9780062996428Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: HarperOne - November 12th, 2019
Ease Anxiety, Improve Sleep, and Find Calm Through ASMR$60.00ISBN: 9781732056138Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Hat & Beard Press - May 1st, 2019
Hardcover, 216 pages
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21.59 27.94 cm$35.00ISBN: 9781426220913Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: National Geographic - March 31st, 2020Winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award.The world's favorite expert on la dolce vita, Under the Tuscan Sun author Frances Mayes guides readers through Italy's iconic regions, in a book replete with lavish National Geographic images.$26.00ISBN: 9781501160271Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Simon & Schuster - April 14th, 2020
A Best Book of 2020: The Washington Post * NPR * Chicago Tribune * Smithsonian
A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing t$29.99ISBN: 9781250113382Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: St. Martin's Press - March 3rd, 2020
The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today
"[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." —Publisher's Weekly$32.00ISBN: 9780385348713Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Crown - February 25th, 2020
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis
$28.99ISBN: 9780062876607Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: William Morrow - February 18th, 2020
“A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out.” —Jon Krakauer$18.00ISBN: 9780802148650Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Grove Press - January 19th, 2021
From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans$30.00ISBN: 9780451493651Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Knopf - November 5th, 2019
The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microprocessor, and IBM's PC5150.$16.00ISBN: 9781644450383Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties$17.00ISBN: 9781419747656Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Abrams Press - October 20th, 2020A globe-spanning history of sewing, embroidery, and the people who have used a needle and thread to make their voices heard
From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry, World War I soldiers coping with PTSD, and the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, to the AIDS quilt, Hmong story clothes, and pink pussyhats, women and men have used the language of se$27.99ISBN: 9781250195135Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: St. Martin's Press - October 8th, 2019
A lively, intimate memoir from a marriage equality icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in the 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism.
"Brash, funny and brave." —NPR
“A captivating and inspiring story of a queer woman who believed in her right to take up space and be seen.”—BuzzFeed$24.95ISBN: 9780525657682Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Knopf - September 24th, 2019
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From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.$30.00ISBN: 9780316478526Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Little, Brown and Company - September 10th, 2019
Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong.
A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press$28.00ISBN: 9781984801692Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Random House - July 23rd, 2019
PNBA BESTSELLER • “A powerful and inspiring story. Guido Rahr’s mission to save the wild Pacific salmon leads him into adventures that make for a breathtakingly exciting read.”—Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia$18.00ISBN: 9781501159312Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Simon & Schuster - November 17th, 2020
A “fascinating slice of rarely considered American history” (Booklist)—the story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—whose annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to our culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life.
In 1914 Henry Ford and naturalist John Burroughs visited Thomas Edison in Florida and toured the Everglades.$17.00ISBN: 9781451642308Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 7th, 2020
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Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BB$26.95ISBN: 9781524747640Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Pantheon - July 2nd, 2019
Tales of a champion surfcaster: the education of a young woman hell-bent on following her dream and learning the mysterious and profound sport, and art, of surfcasting, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
$17.00ISBN: 9780735224582Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019
“A palaeontological howdunnit…[Spying on Whales] captures the excitement of…seeking answers to deep questions in cetacean science.” —Nature
$18.99ISBN: 9780316477543Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Back Bay Books - June 23rd, 2020A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to shocking new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this riveting reassessment of an infamous case in American history.$18.00ISBN: 9781501106309Availability: On our shelves nowPublished: Simon & Schuster - September 22nd, 2020
The New York Times bestselling, “meticulously researched and absorbingly written” (The Washington Post) story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic Apollo 11 moon mission.
President John F.$17.00ISBN: 9780802149060Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business daysPublished: Grove Press - May 19th, 2020
We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes."--Michael Bennet