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Guide to Chicago's Twenty-First-Century Architecture

John Hill,  Chicago Architecture Center (University of Illinois Press) $34.95

Nature's Palette: A Color Reference System from the Natural World

Patrick Baty (Princeton University Press)


Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?

Linda Nochlin (Thames & Hudson) $14.95

Immutable: Designing History

Chris Lee (Onomatopee Press)   $25.00

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction

Sophie Taeuber-Arp, ed. Charlotte Healy
(Museum of Modern Art)

Fleeting Monuments for the Wall of Respect

Edited by Romi Crawford (The Green Lantern Press)



Francis Bacon: Revelations

Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Penguin) $60


Virgil Abloh,
ed. Larry Warsh (Princeton University Press)  $14.95

Treasures of the New York Public Library

New York Public Library         (St. Martin's Press)


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Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

Robert Cozzolino (University of Chicago Press) $50.00

The Bloomsbury Group

Frances Spalding (National Portrait Gallery, London) $24.95

Hip-Hop Architecture
Sekou Cooke
(Bloomsbury Visual Arts)

As architecture grapples with its own racist legacy, Hip-Hop Architecture outlines a powerful new manifesto-the voice of the underrepresented, marginalized, and voiceless within the discipline. Exploring the production of spaces, buildings, and urban environments that embody the creative energies in hip-hop, it is a newly expanding design philosophy which sees architecture as a distinct part of hip-hop's cultural expression, and which uses hip-hop as a lens through which to provoke new architectural ideas.

Remember to Dream!: 100 Artists, 100 Notes

Hans Ulrich Obrist (HENI Publishing) $14.95

The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512-1570

Keith Christiansen (Metropolitan Museum of Art)      $65.00

Another History of Art

Anita Kunz (Fantagraphics)

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe (D.A.P./Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza) $65.00

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Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France

Katie Quinn  (William Morrow Cookbooks)   $29.99

Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection

Lindsay Gardner                                                                
(Workman Publishing Company)

With more than one hundred women restaurateurs, activists, food writers, professional chefs, and home cooks—all of whom are changing the world of food. Featuring essays, profiles, recipes, and more, Why We Cook is curated and illustrated by author and artist Lindsay Gardner, whose visual storytelling gifts bring nuance and insight into their words and their work, revealing the power of food to nourish, uplift, inspire curiosity, and effect change.

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Recipes and Perspectives from the Legendary Pitmaster

Lolis Eric Elie, Rodney Scott (Clarkson Potter)      $29.99

We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto

Alice Waters (Penguin Press)


The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook

Alice B. Toklas (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)  $16.99

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Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean

Christopher Kimball (Voracious) $35.00

The Family Meal: Home Cooking With Ferran Adrià

Ferran Adrià (Phaidon Press)

Jew-ish: Reinvented Recipes From a Modern Mensch

Jake Cohen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $30.00

The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (With Recipes)

Kate Lebo   (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)         $28.00

The Kitchen Without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs

The Eat Offbeat Chefs (Workman Publishing Company)       $24.95

Getaway: Food and Drink to Transport You

Renee Erickson (Abrams)

A Table: Recipes for Cooking and Eating the French Way

Rebekah Peppler     (Chronicle Books)

The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food With Global Flavors

Deborah VanTrece (Rizzoli)    $35.00

Mother Grains: Recipes for the Grain Revolution

Roxana Jullapat
(W. W. Norton & Company)

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Fermented Foods: The History and Science of a Microbiological Wonder 

Christine Baumgarthuber (Reaktion Books)    $20.00 

Bress 'n' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer
Matthew Raiford
(Countryman Press)

From Hot Buttermilk Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pie to Salmon Cakes on Pepper Rice and Gullah Fish Stew, Gullah Geechee food is an essential cuisine of American history. From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah Geechee. In this groundbreaking and beautiful cookbook, Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In this collection of heritage and updated recipes, he traces a history of community and family brought together by food.

Boards, Platters, Plates: Recipes for Entertaining, Sharing, and Snacking

Maria Zizka (Artisan)   $19.95 

Tables & Spreads: A Go-To Guide for Beautiful Snacks, Intimate Gatherings, and Inviting Feasts

Shelly Westerhausen (Chronicle Books)    $27.95


Everyday Dinners: Real-Life Recipes to Set Your Family Up for a Week of Success: A Cookbook

Jessica Merchant
(Rodale Books)

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To Write As If Already Dead

Kate Zambreno (Columbia University Press)

Just as I Am

Cecily Tyson   (HarperCollins Publishers) $28.99

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir

Natasha Trethewey (Ecco)

Nothing Personal

James Baldwin (Beacon Press) $18.00

Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Yiyun Li           (A Public Space Books)

Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser

Susan Bernofsky (Yale University Press)          $35.00


Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton

Gail Crowther (Gallery Books) $28.00

Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy

Paula Marantz Cohen
(Yale University Press)               $24.00

Talking at the Gates: A Life of James Baldwin

James Campbell (University of California Press)

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The Prairie Gardener's Go-To for Small Spaces

Janet Melrose, Sheryl Normandeau (Touchwood Editions)      $15.00

Keats's Odes: A Lover's Discourse

Anahid Nersessian (University of Chicago Press)

The Hidden History of Coined Words

Ralph Keyes (Oxford University Press)

Books Promiscuously Read: Reading As a Way of Life

Heather Cass White (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)        $25 

Patented: 1,000 Design Patents

Thomas Rinaldi (Phaidon Press)

Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever

John McWhorter   (Avery)       $24.00

Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency

Olivia Laing   (W. W. Norton & Company) $16.95

The Ascent of Information: Books, Bits, Genes, Machines, and Life's Unending Algorithm

Caleb Scharf
(Riverhead Books)

The Inner Life of Animals: Life, Grief, and Compassion - Surprising Observations of a Hidden World

Peter Wohlleben
(Greystone Books)

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Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water

Kazim Ali   (Milkweed Editions)

Tom Stoppard: A Life

Hermione Lee (Knopf)      $37.50

Vera Rubin: A Life

Jacqueline Mitton, Simon Mitton  
(Belknap Press)

The Secret to Superhuman Strength

Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Craft of Poetry: A Primer in Verse

Lucy Newlyn (Yale University Press)      $25.00

Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

Akwaeke Emezi
(Riverhead Books)   $27.00


Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Gödel

Stephen Budiansky
(W. W. Norton & Company)

Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason

Gina Frangello (Counterpoint)   $27.00


Ayanna Thompson
(Bloomsbury Academic) $14.95

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The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear

Kate Moore (Sourcebooks) $27.99

The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive

Phillippe Sands (Knopf) $30.00

A Life in the Making

Franz Michael Felder
(Pushkin Press)

Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said

Timothy Brennan    (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)   $35.00

Sensational: The Hidden History of America's “Girl Stunt Reporters”

Kim Todd (Harper) $27.99

For Joshua: An Ojibwe Father Teaches His Son

Richard Wagamese (Milkweed Editions) $16.00

Own the Arena: Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One

Katrina M. Adams (Amistad) $26.99

Feelings: A Story In Seasons

Manjit Thapp (Random House)   $21.99

Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir

Rajiv Mohabir (Restless Books) $27.00

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The Climate of History in a Planetary Age

Dipesh Chakrabarty
(University of Chicago Press) $25.00

An Atlas of Extinct Countries: The Remarkable (And Occasionally Ridiculous) Stories of 48 Nations that Fell off the Map

Gideon Defoe (Europa Compass)

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

Rebecca Hall (Simon & Schuster)    $29.99

The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.   (Penguin Press)

Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World

Elinor Cleghorn (Dutton)          $28.00

Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture

Annelise Heinz
(Oxford University Press)       $34.95


Letters to Camondo

Edmund de Waal        (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) $28.00

America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

Elizabeth Hinton (Liveright)           $29.95

On Juneteenth

Annette Gordon-Reed (Liveright)

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Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago, 1940-1960

Arnold R. Hirsch (University of Chicago Press) $20.00

The House of Fragile Things: Jewish Art Collectors and the Fall of France

James McAuley
(Yale University Press)

Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy

Anne Sebba (St. Martin's Press)     $27.99

The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting to Save Greek Freedom

James Romm

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

Louis Menand (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) $35.00

Euripides' Trojan Women

Rosanna Bruno, Anne Carson
(New Directions) $19.95

The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Yang Jisheng, trans. Guo Jian and Stacy Mosher
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux) $40.00

Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

Claudio Saunt     (W. W. Norton & Company)


Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home

Alexander Wolff (Atlantic Monthly Press) $28.00

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Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance

Mia Bay
(Belknap Press)

Valkyrie: The Women of the Viking World
Johanna Katrin Friðriksdottir
(Bloomsbury Academic)

Valkyries: the female supernatural beings that choose who dies and who lives on the battlefield. The women in these stories take full part in the power struggles and upheavals in their communities, for better or worse. Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological evidence, Valkyrie introduces readers to the dramatic and fascinating texts recorded in medieval Iceland, a culture able to imagine women in all kinds of roles carrying power, not just in this world, but pulling the strings in the other-world, too. In the process, this fascinating book uncovers the reality behind the myths and legends to reveal the dynamic, diverse lives of Viking women.

The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live

Danielle Dreilinger
(W. W. Norton & Company)

On the Fringe: Where Science Meets Pseudoscience

Michael D. Gordin
(Oxford University Press) $18.95


Mission France: The True History of the Women of SOE

Kate Vigurs
(Yale University Press)

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The Black Panther Party: A Graphic Novel History

David F. Walker
(Ten Speed Press)       $19.99

Black Women's Health: Paths to Wellness for Mothers and Daughters

Michele Tracy Berger (NYU Press) $30.00

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King Jr., Maclcom X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation

Anna Malaika Tubbs                                                                  (Flatiron Books)                                                                          $28.99

Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James, about Alberta King's son Martin Luther, and Louise Little's son Malcolm. But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar Anna Malaika Tubbs celebrates Black motherhood by telling the story of the three women who raised and shaped some of America's most pivotal heroes.

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Edited by Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain
(One World)   $32.00

Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells

Michelle Duster (Atria/One Signal Publishers)   $27.00


Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual

Luvvie Ajayi Jones  
(Penguin Life)

Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women's Digital Resistance

 Moya Bailey (NYU Press) $28.00

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Winter Pasture: One Woman's Journey with China's Kazakh Herders

Li Juan, trans. Jack Hargreaves and Yan Yan
(Astra House)

A Pandemic in Residence: Essays from a Detroit Hospital

Selina Mahmood
(Belt Publishing) $16.95

My Broken Language: A Memoir

Quiara Alegría Hudes      
(One World) $28.00

Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness

Kristen Radtke
(Pantheon) $30.00

Synthesizing Gravity

Kay Ryan     (Grove Press) $16.00


Jan Morris   (Liveright)

The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency 

Tove Ditlevsen, trans. Michael Favala Goldman and Tiina Nunnally (Farrar, Straus and Grioux)

Migratory Birds

Mariana Oliver, trans. Julia Sanches (Transit Books) $15.95

Father Figure: How to Be a Feminist Dad

Jordan Shapiro (Little Brown Spark)

Migratory Birds

Mariana Oliver, trans. Julia Sanches (Transit Books) $15.95

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Voices in the Evening

Natalia Ginsburg, trans. D.M. Low
(New Directions)

Second Place

Rachel Cusk   (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) $25.00

The Membranes

Chi Ta-wei, trans. Ari Larissa Heinrich (Columbia University Press)      $17.00


Garth Greenwell (Picador)

Painting Time

Maylis de Kerangal, trans. Jessica Moore
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux) $27.00

The Removed

Brandon Hobson (Ecco)   $26.99


Of Women and Salt

Gabriela Garcia
(Flat Iron Books) $26.99

Klara and the Sun

Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)      $28.00

The Other Black Girl

Zakiya Dalila Harris         (Atria Books)

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An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures

Clarice Lispector, trans. Stefan Tobler
(New Directions) $22.95


Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf)

Caul Baby

Morgan Jerkins (Harper)    $27.99

Deacon King Kong

James McBride (Riverhead Books)  $17.00

My Year Abroad

Chang-rae Lee (Riverhead Books)      $28.00


Mieko Kawakami, trans. Sam Bett and David Boyd
(Europa Editions) $23.00


Mohamed Kheir, trans. Robin Moger
(Two Lines Press)       $16.95

Death and So Forth

Gordon Lish
(Dzanc Books)


Sue Miller
(Harper Perennial)     $17.00

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Cynthia Ozick (Knopf)       $21.00

First Person Singular

Haruki Murakami (Knopf)

Tokyo Ueno Station

Yu Miri (Riverhead Books)      $16.00

Milk Blood Heat

Dantiel W. Moniz    (Grove Press) $25.00

The Women of Brewster Place

Gloria Naylor (Penguin Classics)

The Five Wounds

Kristin Valdez Quade     (W.W Norton & Company) $26.95


Sarah Moss
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux) $25.00

Things We Lost to the Water

Eric Nguyen (Knopf)          $26.95

Magic City

Jewell Parker Rhodes  (Harper Perennial)     $16.99

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The Lost Soul

Olga Tokarczuk, trans. Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Seven Stories Press)

The Man Who Lived Underground

Richard Wright (Library of America) $22.95

Gold Diggers

Sanjena Sathian (Penguin Press)     $27.00

The Secret Talker

Geling Yan, trans. Jeremy Tiang
(Harper Via)   $23.99

Great Circle

Maggie Shipstead (Knopf)   $28.95

We Run the Tides

Vendela Vida (Ecco)


The Final Revival of Opal & Nev

Dawnie Walton (Simon & Schuster)       $27.00

Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (University of Minnesota Press)       $24.95

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Lorna Mott Comes Home: A Novel

Diane Johnson (Knopf)          $28.00

The Echo Wife

Sarah Gailey (Tor Books) $24.99

The Vixen:
A Novel

Francine Prose

The Sweetness of Water:
A Novel

Nathan Harris (Little, Brown and Company) $28.00

Filthy Animals

Brandon Taylor (Riverhead Books)          $26.00

First, Become Ashes

K.M. Szpara (Tordotcom) $27.99

Girl One:
A Novel

Sara Flannery Murphy

Last Comes the Raven

Italo Calvino (Mariner Books)  $15.99

The Ninth Metal 

Benjamin Percy (Mariner Books) $15.99

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Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch

Rivka Galchen
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Kindest Lie

Nancy Johnson (William Morrow)

Black Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse
Saga Press)

A Girl Is A Body of Water

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
(Tin House Books) $17.95

Under the Spell: A Novel

Benjamin Hedin
(Triquarterly Books) $21.95

Rainbow Milk

Paul Mendes


Of One Blood

Pauline Hopkins (Poisoned Pen Press)    $14.99


Heather Walter (Del Rey) $27.00

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The Golden Ass

Apuleius, ed. Peter Singer, trans. Ellen Finkelpearl (Liveright)

Vernon Subutex 3

Virginie Despentes, trans. Frank Wynne (FSG Originals) $18.00

Breasts and Eggs

Mieko Kawakami, trans. Sam Bett, David Boyd                       (Europa Editions)                                                                       $16.95

Breasts and Eggs paints a portrait of contemporary womanhood in Japan and recounts the intimate journeys of three women as they confront oppressive mores and their own uncertainties on the road to finding peace and futures they can truly call their own. It tells the story of three women: the thirty-year-old Natsu, her older sister, Makiko, and Makiko’s daughter, Midoriko. Makiko has traveled to Tokyo in search of an affordable breast enhancement procedure. She is accompanied by Midoriko, who has recently grown silent, finding herself unable to voice the vague yet overwhelming pressures associated with growing up. Her silence proves a catalyst for each woman to confront her fears and frustrations.

With Teeth

Kristen Arnett (Riverhead Books)    $27.00

The Smash-Up

Ali Benjamin (Random House) $27.00

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Vibrate Higher: A Rap Story

Talib Kweli   (MCD)

The Guitar: Tracing the Grain Back to the Tree

Chris Gibson, Andrew Warren (University of Chicago Press) $20.00

Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

Soyica Diggs Colbert           (Yale University Press)          $30.00

A Singing Army: Zilphia Horton and the Highlander Folk School

Kim Ruehl (University of Texas Press)

The Life of Music: New Adventures in the Western Classical Tradition

Nicholas Kenyon
(Yale University Press)

Mike Nichols: A Life

Mark Harris (Penguin Press)     $35.00

Giving A Damn: Racism, Romance and Gone With The Wind

Patricia Williams     (TLS Books)   $12.99

Fred Rogers: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Fred Rogers (Melville House) $16.99

Why Labelle Matters

Adele Bertei (University of Texas Press)       $18.95

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The Survivors

Jane Harper (Flatiron Books)

Girl A

Abigail Dean   (Viking)       $27.00

While Justice Sleeps

            Stacey Abrams (Doubleday) $28.00

The Consequences of Fear

Jacqueline Winspear   (Harper)   $27.99

The Lightseekers

Femi Kayode (Mulholland Books)

Little Eyes

Samanta Schweblin   (Riverhead Books)         $16.00


Maxwell's Demon

Steven Hall (Grove Press)     $26.00

Lady Joker, Volume 1

Kaoru Takamura, trans. Marie Lida and Allison Markin Powell
(Soho Crime)

Transient Desires

Donna Leon
(Atlantic Monthly Press)         $27.00

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The Bedside Books of Birds: An Avian Miscellany

Graeme Gibson (Nan A. Talese)

Diary of a Young Naturalist

Dara McAnulty (Milkweed Editions)    $25.00

Rosa: The Story of the Rose

Peter E. Kukielski, Charles Phillips (Yale University Press)         $30.00

Florapedia: A Brief Compendium of Floral Lore

Carol Gracie (Princeton University Press)

The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Work, Talk, Play, Parent, and Think

Jennifer Ackerman (Penguin Books)    $18.00


Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape

Cal Flyn      

The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings

Sy Montgomery (Atria Books)


Lessons from Plants

Beronda L. Montgomery (Harvard University Press)         $22.95

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The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less

Christine Platt (Tiller Press) $27.99

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds 

Scott Weidensaul (W.W. Norton & Company) $32.00

What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?
Edited by John Hausdoerffer, Brook Parry Hecht, Melissa K. Nelson, Katherine Kassouf Cummings
(University of Chicago Press)

As we face an ever-more-fragmented world, What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be? demands a return to the force of lineage—to spiritual, social, and ecological connections across time. Published in association with the Center for Humans and Nature and interweaving essays, interviews, and poetry, this book brings together a thoughtful community of Indigenous and other voices—including Linda Hogan, Wendell Berry, Winona LaDuke, Vandana Shiva, Robin Kimmerer, and Wes Jackson—to explore what we want to give to our descendants.

Birdpedia: A Brief Compendium of Avian Lore 

Christopher W. Leahy (Princeton University Press)     $16.95

Beloved Beasts : Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction

Michelle Nijhuis
(W.W. Norton & Company) $27.95

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The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucalt and the End of Revolution

Mitchell Dean, Daniel Zamora (Verso)


Marcus Aurelius, ed. Robin Waterfield (Basic Books)   $28.00

Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment

Benjamin Storey, Jenna Silber Storey (Princeton University Press)      $27.95

The Great Guide: What David Hume can Teach Us About Being Human and Living Well

Julian Baggini (Princeton University Press) $24.95

Radical Humility: Essays on Ordinary Acts

Edited by Rebekah Modrak, Jamie Vander Broek     (Belt Publishing)

Citadels of Pride: Sexual Abuse, Accountability, and Reconciliation

Martha C. Nussbaum       (W.W. Norton & Company)       $27.95


Stoic Wisdom: Ancient Lessons for Modern Resilience

Nancy Sherman (Oxford University Press)             $24.95

Bald: 35 Philosophical Shortcuts

Simon Critchley   (Yale University Press)     $25.00

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The Salon of 1846

Charles Baudelaire   (David Zwirner Books)     $12.95

Dēmos: An American Multitude

Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley (Milkweed Editions)

The Essential Muriel Rukeyser: Poems

Muriel Rukeyser (Ecco)       $16.99

The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women

Translated by Dick Davis  
(Penguin Classics)   $17.00

Poems of Healing

Karl Kirchwey   (Everyman's Library)

Collected Poems

Sonia Sanchez (Beacon Press)  $29.95

Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

Edited by Joy Harjo      
(W. W. Norton & Company)     $15.00

Field Study

Chet'la Sebree (FSG Originals)

Black Girl, Call Home

Jasmine Mans (Berkley)          $15.00

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The Renunciations

Donika Kelly
(Graywolf Press)

Somebody Else Sold the World

Adrian Matejka (Penguin Books)

What Water Knows

Jacqueline Jones LaMon (Triquarterly) $17.00

Black Earth: Selected Poems and Prose

Osip Mandelstam (New Directions) $16.95

Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2021 

Yusef Komunyakaa (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Parallel Movement of the Hands: Five Finished Longer Works

John Ashbery (Ecco)       $26.99


The New World Written: Selected Poems

Maria Barranda (Yale University Press)      $30.00 

Tropical Lung: exi(s)t(s)

Roberto Harrison

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Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares: Horses in Indian Myth and History

Wendy Doniger (University of Virginia Press) $35.00

Sufi Lyrics: Selections from a World Classic 

Bullhe Shah, trans. Christopher Shackle $19.95. (Harvard University Press)

Take Back What the Devil Stole: An African American Prophet's Encounters in the Spirit World                
Onaje X. O. Woodbine
(Columbia University Press)

Ms. Donna Haskins is an African American woman who wrestles with structural inequity in the streets of Boston by inhabiting an alternate dimension she refers to as the “spirit realm.” In this other place, she is prepared by the Holy Spirit to challenge the restrictions placed upon Black female bodies in the United States. Growing into her spiritual gifts of astral flight and time travel, Donna meets the spirits of enslaved Africans, conducts spiritual warfare against sexual predators, and tends to the souls of murdered Black children whose ghosts haunt the inner city.

The Gospels

Translated by Sarah Ruden (Modern Library)       $28.00

Against the Hounds of Hell: A Life of Howard Thurman

Peter Eisenstadt (University of Virginia Press)   $34.95

Beyond: How Humankind Thinks About Heaven

Catherine Wolff (Riverhead Books)      $28.00

Poems of the First Buddhist Women

Trans. Charles Hallisey (Harvard University Press) $19.95

Page 43

Life on the Line: Young Doctors Come of Age in a Pandemic 

Emma Goldberg (Harper)      $27.99

Extraordinary Orchids

Sandra Knapp (University of Chicago Press) $30.00

In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration

Shane O'Mara
(W. W. Norton & Company) $15.95

What Is Life? Five Great Ideas in Biology

Paul Nurse    (W. W. Norton & Company) $20.00

Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else

Jordan Ellenberg (Penguin Press) $28.00


A Sense of Self: Memory, the Brain, and Who We Are

Veronica O'Keane        (W. W, Norton & Company) $27.95

Second Nature: Scenes From a World Remade

Nathaniel Rich

Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How it Made Us Human

Rob Dunn, Monica Sanchez (Princeton University Press)      $27.95

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A Planet of Viruses 

Carl Zimmer (University of Chicago Press)

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
(Bold Type Books)

In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter. One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly non-traditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. The Disordered Cosmos dreams into existence a world that allows everyone to experience and understand the wonders of the universe.

Do Not Erase: Mathematicians and Their Chalkboards
Jessica Wynne (Princeton University Press)       $28.00

Mathematics for Human Flourishing

Francis Su
(Yale University Press)

This Is Your Mind on Plants

Michael Pollan (Penguin Press)      $28.00

Page 45

Hummingbird Salamander

Jeff VanderMeer (MCD)        $27.00

Winter's Orbit

Everina Maxwell (Tor Books) $24.99

Rise & Shine

Patrick Allington (Scribe US) $16.00

Remote Control

Nnedi Okorafor (Tordotcom) $19.99

Octavia E. Butler: Kindred, Fledgling, Collected Stories (LOA #338)

Octavia E. Butler   (Library of America) $35.00

The Widow Queen

Elzbieta Cherezinska (Forge Books) $25.99


A Court of Silver Flames

Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Publishing) $28.00


Rivers Solomon (MCD)        $27.00

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Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life

Suzanne Koven           (W. W. Norton & Company)     $26.95

Suffragette Manifestos

Various Authors

(Penguin Books)


This Is How We Come Back Stronger: Feminist Writers on Turning Crisis into Change 

The Feminist Book Society                                                         (The Feminist Press at CUNY)                                               $25.95

In essays, short fiction, poetry, and more, writers respond to the personal and the political in the time of pandemic. This Is How We Come Back Stronger provides an essential feminist perspective on how we might move forward—and reminds us that, despite it all, we are not alone.

Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

Daphne A. Brooks (Belknap Press) $39.95

The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marraige

Sasha Issenberg (Pantheon)   $40.00

Ain't I A Woman?

Sojourner Truth (Penguin Books)


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Afro-Nostalgia: Feeling Good in Contemporary Black Culture

Badia Ahad-Legardy (University of Illinois Press) $26.95

Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women That A Movement Forgot

Mikki Kendall (Penguin Books) $16.00

Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition

Schomburg Center (Penguin Classics) $22.00

The New Age of Empire: How Racism & Colonialism Still Rule the World

Kehinde Andrews (Bold Type Books)    $29.00

Shades of Black

Nathalie Etoke, trans. Gia Walker (Seagull Books) $14.50

Who Will Pay Reparations on My Soul?

Jesse McCarthy (Liveright) $27.95

How the World Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery

Clint Smith (Little, Brown & Company)    $29.00

The Cause of Freedom: A Concise History of African Americans

Jonathan Scott Holloway (Oxford University Press)      $18.95

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The Premonition: A Pandemic Story

Michael Lewis (W. W. Norton & Company) $30.00

Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer

Wendell Berry (Counterpoint)  $10.00

The Second: Race and Guns in Fatally Unequal America

Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury Publishing) $28.00

There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness

M. Leona Godin (Pantheon)  $28.00

We Need New Stories: The Myths That Subvert Freedom

Nesrine Malik   (W. W. Norton & Company) $23.95

Anarchist Communism

Peter Kropotkin

(Penguin Books)



The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee (One World)     $28.00

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

Adrian Miller     (The University of North Carolina Press) $30.00

There's a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crisis

Edited by Tracy K. Smith, John Freeman   (Vintage)   $16.95

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen: The Emotional Lives of Black Women

Inger Burnett-Zeigler (Amistad Press)  $24.99

Family Properties (10th Anniversary Edition): Race, Real Estate,
and the Exploitation of Black Urban America

Beryl Satter

The World Explained
in 264 Infographics

Jan Schwochow (Prestel)    $65.00

Racism and the Class Struggle: The Meaning of Black Revolt in the United States

James Boggs
(Monthly Review Press)

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers

Mark Gevisser

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism 

Amanda Montell (Harper Wave) $27.99 

Queer Love in Color

Jamal Jordan
(Ten Speed Press)

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Monkey King: Journey to the West

Wu Cheng'en, trans. Julia Lovell (Penguin Classics) $30.00

On Violence and on Violence Against Women

Jacqueline Rose
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)       $30.00

Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching 
Jarvis R. Givens
(Harvard University Press)

Black education was a subversive act from its inception. African Americans pursued education through clandestine means, often in defiance of law and custom, even under threat of violence. They developed what Jarvis Givens calls a tradition of “fugitive pedagogy”—a theory and practice of Black education in America. The enslaved learned to read in spite of widespread prohibitions; newly emancipated people braved the dangers of integrating all-White schools and the hardships of building Black schools. Teachers developed covert instructional strategies, creative responses to the persistence of White opposition. From slavery through the Jim Crow era, Black people passed down this educational heritage.

Scouting and Scoring: How We Know What We Know about Baseball

Christopher J. Phillips
(Princeton University Press)         $19.95

King Kong Theory 

Virginie Despentes, trans. Frank Wynne
(FSG Originals) $15.00


Let the Record Show: A Political History of Act Up New York, 1987-1993

Sarah Schulman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)        $40.00

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Cover Page to come

How to Tell a Joke: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Humor
Marcus Tullius Cicero, trans. by Michael Fontaine

Can jokes win a hostile room, a hopeless argument, or even an election? You bet they can, according to Cicero, and he knew what he was talking about. One of Rome’s greatest politicians, speakers, and lawyers, Cicero was also reputedly one of antiquity’s funniest people. After he was elected commander-in-chief and head of state, his enemies even started calling him “the stand-up Consul.” How to Tell a Joke provides a lively new translation of Cicero’s essential writing on humor alongside that of the later Roman orator and educator Quintilian. The result is a timeless practical guide to how a well-timed joke can win over any audience.

How to Keep an Open Mind: An Ancient Guide to Thinking like a Skeptic
Sextus Empiricus, trans. by Richard Bett

Along with Stoicism and Epicureanism, Skepticism is one of the three major schools of ancient Greek philosophy that claim to offer a way of living as well as thinking. How to Keep an Open Mind provides an unmatched introduction to skepticism by presenting a fresh, modern translation of key passages from the writings of Sextus Empiricus, the only Greek skeptic whose works have survived.

How to Give: An Ancient Guide to Giving and ReceivingSeneca, trans. by James S. Romm  How to Be Content: An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of AcessHorace, trans. by Stephen Harrison How to Think About War: An Ancient Guide to Foreign PolicyThucydides, trans. by Johanna Hanink How to Die: An Ancient Guide to the End of LifeSeneca, trans. by James S. Romm  How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of ImbibingVincent Obsopoeus, trans. by Michael Fontaine

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Continental Breakfast

Danny Caine(Mason Jar Press)$15.00 El Dorado Freddy's: Chain Restaurants in Poems and Photographs
Danny Caine(Belt Publishing)$20.00

El Dorado Freddy's may be the first book of fast food poetry.  In "Olive Garden," "Culver's," "Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen," "Cracker Barrel," "Applebee's (after James Wright)" and other poems, Caine "reviews" chain restaurants, taking on topics such as parenting, the Midwest, politics, and chicken fingers along the way.

Save the USPS: A Small Business's Love Letter to An Essential American Institution
Danny Caine(Raven Bookstore)$3.00

A 16-page zine serving as a quick introduction to the struggles facing the USPS and why it needs to be saved. Much is at stake when we discuss the future of the USPS, including live-saving medications, the democratic process, millions of jobs, and the fate of any small business trying to compete in the big-tech-dominated online marketplace.


How to Resist Amazon and Why: The Fight for Local Economics, Data Privacy, Fair Labor, Independent Bookstores, and a People-Powered Future!

Danny Caine(Microcosm Publishing)$12.95

Page 54


Family Happiness
Laurie Colwin

To the rest of the world, Polly Solo-Miller Demarest lives a charmed life. She has a beautiful home, a dashing lawyer husband, and two delightful children. But beneath this idyllic surface, the pressure of being the “perfect flower” of an illustrious family—and a stable, always-available wife, mother, and daughter—are getting to her. The spark has gone out of her marriage, and to her own surprise, she’s having an affair. What follows is at once cathartic and provoking, and both may be necessary states in order for Polly to become the kind of person she wants to be. Family Happiness is a heartfelt novel about a midlife crisis and a woman tired of being taken for granted—and a reminder that family, like happiness, can take many forms.

Another Marvelous Thing
Laurie Colwin

Josephine “Billy” Delielle and Francis Clemens are happily married—just not to each other. Another Marvelous Thing is the story of their affair, from its fabulous inception to its inevitable end. Billy and Francis couldn’t be more different, at least when it comes to age and disposition, but that doesn’t prevent them from falling in love and settling into the easy rhythms of romance—phone calls every morning, rendezvous every weekday afternoon, the odd out-of-town escape—despite both still being very partial to their spouses. In interconnected stories, Laurie Colwin deftly reveals each character’s point of view and examines, in razor-sharp detail, the “marvelous” and messy glory of modern love and the curious desires of the heart. This whirlwind romance, perfectly captured in Colwinesque frank and funny style, is firm proof that opposites really do attract.

The Lone Pilgrim 

Laurie Colwin

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Adult / Children's Divider page

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Free to Be Elephant Me

(Ages 4-8)

Giles Andreae (Orchard Books) $18.99

Crunch the Shy Dinosaur

(Ages 3-5)

Ciocco Dunlap (Random House) $8.99

The Crayons' Book of Feelings

(Ages 1-3)

Drew Daywalt (Philomel Books)

Memory Jars

(Ages 4-8)

Vera Brosgol (Roaring Brook Press) $18.99


(Ages 2-5)

Derek Desierto (Feiwel & Friends) $18.99

What Do You Know?

(Ages 5-8)

Aracelis Girmay (Enchanted Lion Books) $17.95


Fred Gets Dressed

(Ages 3-6)

Peter Brown (Little Brown Books)

Not Yeti

(Ages 4-7)

Kelly Dipuccio (Viking Books for Young Readers) $17.99

Page 58


Pillow Places

(Ages 4-8)

Joseph Kuefler (Balzer & Bray)

I Am Smart, I Am Blessed I Can Do Anything!

(Ages 3-7)

Alissa Holder (Flamingo Books) $17.99

Hello from Here

(Ages 0-3)

Pamela Kennedy
(Worthy Kids)

The Rock From the Sky

(Ages 4-8)

Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press)

What Are Your Words?

(Ages 4-8)

Katherine Locke
(Little Brown Books)

Turtle in a Tree

(Ages 3-7)

Neesha Hudson (Dial Books) $17.99

Sharing a Smile

(Ages 4-8)

Nicki Kramar (Simon & Schuster) $17.99

The Circles All Around Us

(Ages 3-6)

Brad Montague (Dial Books)


(Ages 4-6)

Sarah Hwang (Margaret Ferguson Books) $17.99

Page 59

This Is Ruby

(Ages 4-7)

Sara O'Leary (Tundra Books) $17.99

A Boy Named Isamu

(Ages 4-7)

James Yang (Viking Books for Young Readers) $17.99

My Shadow is Pink                                                         (Ages 4-7)                                                                         Scott Stuart                                                                 (Larrikin House)                                                            $16.99

My Shadow is Pink is a beautifully written rhyming story that touches on the subjects of gender identity, self acceptance, equality and diversity. Inspired by the author's own little boy, The main character likes princesses, fairies and things 'not for boys'... he soon learns (through the support of his dad) that everyone has a shadow that they sometimes feel they need to hide. This is an important book for a new generation of children (and adults alike) which exemplifies the concepts of unconditional love, respect and positive parenting.


(Ages 4-8)

Baptiste & Miranda Paul (NorthSouth Books) $18.95

Line and Scribble

(Ages 3-5)

Debora Vogrig (Chronicle Books) $18.99


Families Can

(Ages 1-3)

Dan Saks (Rise x Penguin Workshop) $7.99

Stop That Virus!

(Ages 0-4)

Susanna Rumiz
(Words & Pictures)

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(Ages 3-7)

Elisa Amado Isol
(Groundwood Books)


(Ages 4-8)

Ariel Andres Almada
(Cuento de Luz) 

Brave as a Mouse 

(Ages 3-7)

Niccolo Carozzi (Random House Studio) $17.99

Twinkle Twinkle Little Kid 

(Ages 4-7)

Drew Daywalt (Philomel Books) $17.99

Bruno the Beekeeper: A Honey Primer

(Ages 7-10)

Aneta Frantiska Holasova (Candlewick) $19.99

Doggo and Pupper 

(Ages 7-9)

Katherine Applegate
(Feiwel & Friends) $9.99


(Ages 3-7)


Goodnight Everyone

(Ages 2-5)

Chris Haughton (Candlewick) $8.99

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn

(Ages 4-8)

Shannon Hale (Abrams Books for Young Readers) $18.99

Page 61

Before They Were Artists

(Ages 8-12)

Elizabeth Haidle (Etch/HMH Books for Young Readers) $17.99

The Power of Style

(Ages 12+)

Christian Allaire (Annick Press) $12.95

Women in Science

(Ages 0-3)

Rachel Ignotofsky (Crown Books for Young Readers)  $9.99

Hear My Voice/Eschcha mi voz

(Ages 8+)

Warren Binford (Workman Publishing Company) $19.95

A Day for Rememberin'

(Ages 6-9)

Leah Henderson (Abrams Books for Young Readers)

Women in Sports

(Ages 0-3)

Rachel Ignotofsky (Crown Books for Young Readers) $9.99


Wonder Women of Science

(Ages 9-12)

Tiera Fletcher (Candlewick Press)

Kids on the March

(Ages 10-14)

Michael G. Long (Algonquin Young Readers) $16.95

We are Explorers

(Ages 9-12)

Kari Herbert (Thames & Hudson) $19.95

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(Ages 8-12)

Juliet Menéndez (Henry Holt and Co.)

Girl Warriors

(Ages 9-12)

Rachel Sarah (Chicago Review Press) $16.99

Shirley Chisholm Dared

(Ages 4-8)

Alicia D. Williams (Anne Schwartz Books)

Atomic Women

(Ages 12+)

Roseanne Montillo
(Little Brown Books) $11.99

June Almeida, Virus Detective!

(Ages 7-8)

Suzanne Slade (Sleeping Bear Press)    $16.99

Your Life Matters

(Ages 6-9)

Chris Singleton (Bushel and Peck Books) $17.99

She Persisted

(Ages 6-9)

Rita Williams-Garcia (Philomel Books)  $5.99

Thank You, Dr. Salk

(Ages 4-8)

Dean Robbins (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) $18.99

I Affirm Me

(Ages 4-8)

Nyasha Williams (Running Press Kids) $17.99

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The Sea-Ringed World

(Ages 8-18)

Maria Garcia Esperon
(Levine Querido)

Pink is for Boys 

(Ages 0-3)

Robb Pearlman
(Running Press Kids)

She Persisted: Ruby Bridges

(Ages 6-9)

Kekla Magoon
(Philomel Books)

The Book of Awesome Girls

(Ages 12+)

Becca Anderson (Mango) $16.95

Rolling Warrior

(Ages 10+)

Judith Heumann
(Beacon Press)

Thrill Seekers

(Ages 12+)

Ann McCallum Staats
(Chicago Review Press)


Being You: 
A First Conversation About Gender

(Ages 2-5)

Megan Madison 
(Rise x Penguin Workshop) $8.99

She Persisted: Sonia Sotomayor 

(Ages 6-9)

Meg Medina
(Philomel Books)

Bodies Are Cool

(Ages 3-5)

Tyler Feder
(Dial Books)

Page 64


Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

(Ages 12-18)

Anton Treuer
(Levine Querido)

Hair Twins

(Ages 4-8)

Raakhee Mirchandani
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

My America

(Ages 2-6)

Karen Katz
(Henry Holt and Co.)

Michelle Obama

(Ages 4-7)

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
(Francis Lincoln Children's Books)

We Got Game!

(Ages 8-12)

Aileen Weintraub
(Running Press Kids)

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy

(Ages 10-14)

Emmanuel Acho
(Roaring Brook Press)

What I Am

(Ages 3-7)

Divya Srinivasan
(Viking Books for Young Readers)

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Baby Young, Gifted, and Black

(Ages 0-2)

Jamia Wilson (Wide Eyed Editions)        $9.99

The Tossy-Turny Princess and the Pesky Pea

(Ages 4-8)

Susan Verde (Abrams Books for Young Readers)  $17.99

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

(Ages 4-8)

John Martz (Tundra Books)

The Legend of Auntie Po

(Ages 10-14)

Shing Yin Khor
(Kokila) $12.99

Let's Tell a Story! Space Adventure

(Ages 5-7)

Lily Murray (Wide Eyed Editions)

Truly Tyler

(Ages 8-12)

Terri Libenson
(Balzer + Bray)

How to Tell Stories to Children


Joseph Sarosy, Sile Rose West (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) $22.00

It's So Quiet

(Ages 3-5)

Sherri Duskey Rinker (Chronicle Books) $17.99

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The Fairytale Memory Game

(Ages 4-7)

Anna Claybourne
(Laurence King Publishing)

In The Fairy-tale Memory Game, reunite characters and props from your favorite fairy tales in this fun new memory game. Simply match three objects to create a story: Cinderella + pumpkin carriage + glass slipper. Can you remember who's afraid of being eaten by the wolf? And which tale the three bears belong to? Young children will enjoy piecing the stories together and expert storytellers can play as a challenging memory game where you must remember the location of all three pieces. The delightful box contains 15 fairy tales illustrated by Yeji Yun and retold by Anna Claybourne.

Oh Look, a Cake!

(Ages 4-7)

J.C. McKee
(Clarion Books)

Chez Bob 

(Ages 4-8)

Bob Shea (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) $17.99


(Ages 4-8)

Gabi Snyder
(Paula Wiseman Books)

This Is Still Not A Book

(Ages 2-4)

Jean Jullien (Phaidon Press) $16.95


You Have to Read This Book!

(Ages 4-8)

Bruce Eric Kaplan
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) $17.99

My Father's Dragon

(Ages 7-9)

Ruth Stiles Gannett
(Bushel & Peck Books)

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Shark Summer

(Ages 9-12)

Ira Marcks
(Little Brown Books for Young Readers)      $12.99

Fitz and Cleo 

(Ages 6-9)                                                                     Jonathan Stutzman                                                           (Henry Holt and Co.)                                                         $12.99

Fitz and Cleo are siblings by chance, but best friends by choice. Oh, and they also happen to be ghosts! Join Cleo, a happy-go-lucky kind of gal, and Fitz, her science-minded brother, as they laugh their way through eleven gut-busting stories, including exploring the beach with a new friend, enjoying some ice cream, playing baseball, and gazing at the stars.

Dog Man: Mothering Heights

(Ages 7+)

Dav Pilkey (Graphix)  $12.99

Just Pretend

(Ages 8-12)

Tori Sharp (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)  $12.99

No One Returns From the Enchanted Forest

(Ages 8-12)

Robin Robinson (First Second) $14.99

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The Cardboard Kingdom #2: Roar of the Beast

(Ages 9-12)

Chad Sell (Knopf Books for Young Readers) $12.99

Scales & Scoundrels Book 2: The Festival of Life

(Ages 8-13)

Sebastian Girner 
(TKO Studios)


(Ages 8-12)

Kayla Miller
(Etch)  $12.99

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke

(Ages 10-14)

James Patterson (Jimmy Patterson) $12.99

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess

(Ages 4-8)

Tom Gauld
(Neal Porter Books) $18.99

Turtle in Paradise

(Ages 8-12)

Jennifer L. Holm
(Ransom House Graphic)


The Thud

(Ages 13-18)

Mikael Ross

Scales & Scoundrels Book 1: Where Dragons Wander

(Ages 8-13)

Sebastian Girner
(TKO Studios) $14.99

The Secret Garden


Mariah Marsden (Andrews McMeel Publishing) $11.99

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Leo Loves Daddy

(Ages 1-3)

Anna McQuinn (Charlesbridge)


My Dad

(Ages 4-7)

Susan Quinn (Words & Pictures) $17.95

Our Shed

(Ages 4-7)                                                                   Robert Broder                                                               (Little Bigfoot)                                                              $17.99

This lovely story is about a father teaching his daughter how to build a backyard shed for storing the necessities of family life–a lawn mower, sprinkler, sleds, kid toys. For each practical element the dad brings to the project, his daughter adds her own imaginative creative spin. In the end, they are both happy with their collaboration. And, just as dad passes building skills on to his daughter, so does his daughter eventually pass those skills on to her own son when they fix up the peeling shed at the end of the story.

My Mother Is a House

(Ages 2-5)

Aurore Petit (Gecko Press) $18.99

No Pants!

(Ages 3-5)

Jacob Grant (Viking Books for Young Readers) $17.99

Leo Loves Mommy

(Ages 1-3)

Anna McQuinn (Charlesbridge) $7.99

Llama Llama Loves His Mama

(Ages 0-4)

Anna Dewdney (Viking Books for Young Readers) $9.99

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Tad and Dad

(Ages 1-3)

David Ezra Stein
(Nancy Paulsen Books)

Too Much Stuff!

(Ages 4-8)

Emily Gravett (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) $17.99

My Big Little Girl

(Ages 3-5)

Greg Pope (Flowerpot Press) $16.99


(Ages 3 & under)

Leslie Patricelli

Bird House

(Ages 4-8)

Blanca Gomez (Abrams Books for Young Readers) $17.99

Families Grow

(Ages 1-3)

Dan Saks
(Rise x Penguin Workshop)


I Sang You Down from the Stars

(Ages 4-8)

Tasha Spillett-Sumner
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)


(Ages 3 & under)

Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick) $7.99

Your Mama

(Ages 4-7)

NoNieqa Ramos

Page 72


What Adults Don't Know About Architecture

(Ages 9-15) The School of Life
(The School of Life) $19.99

Colors in Nature                          (Ages 6+)   Stepanka Sekaninova (Albatros Media)

What Adults Don't Know About Art

(Ages 9-15)                                                                                   The School of Life                                                                       (The School of Life)                                                                 $19.99

Here is a guide to art for children with a difference. In a tone that's kindly, informative, unstuffy and at times rightly irreverent, this book explains how art can fit into our lives. We learn where the impulse to make art comes from, what art to look at in certain moods, how to visit a museum without getting bored and why — without even realising it — we become experts in art by decorating our first bedrooms.

Colors of Habitats                      (Ages 6+)    Stepanka Sekaninova
(Albatros Media)

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Sofia Valdez’s Big Project Book for Awesome Activists

(Ages 4-8)

Andrea Beaty
(Abrams Books For Young Readers)

Be Strong

(Ages 3-6)

Pat Zietlow Miller (Roaring Brook Press) $18.99

Inner Workings

(Ages 8-12)

Peter Hinckley (Bushel & Peck Books) $18.99

Maker Camp

(Ages 10+)

Delanie Holton-Fessler (Roost Books) $19.95

Science Superstars

(Ages 12-18)

(Castle Point Books)

We Move Together

(Ages 6-9)

Kelly Fritsch & Anne McGuire (AK Press) $16.00


Code Breaker, Spy Hunter

(Ages 6+)

Laurie Wallmark (Harry N. Abrams) $18.99

Have You Ever Seen a Flower?

(Ages 3-5)

Shawn Harris (Chronicle Books)

What Can Colors Do?

(Ages 4-8)

Elizabeth Yohlin Baill (Princeton Architectural Press) $16.95

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Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers

(Ages 10+)

Michelle Obama (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) $18.99

What the Road Said

(Ages 6-10)

Cleo Wade (Feiwel & Friends) $18.99

Harry Versus the First 100 Days of School

(Ages 5-8)

Emily Jenkins (Anne Schwartz Books) $17.99

The Great Godden

(Ages 14-18)

Meg Rosoff (Candlewick Press)

What Does Little Crocodile Say?

(Ages 2-5)

Eva Montanari (Tundra Books) $17.99


Next Stop: Kindergarten!

(Ages 3-5)

Brooke Jordan (Familius)

Rebel Girls Lead

(Ages 6-9)

Rebel Girls
(Rebel Girls) $8.99

Long Distance

(Ages 10+)

Whitney Gardner (Simon & Schuster Books) $14.99

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(Ages 10-14)

Pamela Erens
(Ig Kids)

You Will Leave a Trail of Stars                                         Lisa Congdon                                                          (Chronicle Books)                                                         $15.95

In this illustrated guide to life—perfect for graduates and other seekers—acclaimed artist and educator Lisa Congdon offers up wisdom and insights for living. Each inspirational quote, lesson, and piece of advice is brought to life by Congdon's signature illustration style, making the book a beautiful gift or keepsake. Whether you're starting a new chapter of your own story, or simply searching for ways to live with more intention, curiosity, and joy, this book will inspire you to connect with yourself and prepare for any adventure life might have in store.

Dear Teacher,

(Ages 4-8)

Paris Rosenthal

The Day the Rain Moved In

(Ages 3-7)

Éléonore Douspis (Groundwood Books)

We Want a Dog

(Ages 3-8)

Lo Cole (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)$17.99

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(Ages 5-10)

Silvia Fernandez
(Syncretic Press)

When We Fly 

(Ages 4-8)

Jess McGeachin
(Philomel Books)

Percy's Museum

(Ages 3-7)

Sara O'Leary
(Groundwood Books)

A young boy moves from the city to a new home in the country. He misses his friends, but at least it’s summertime — flowers are blooming, baby birds are hatching, and caterpillars are transforming into butterflies. Enraptured by the natural world, Percy climbs trees, tastes wild strawberries and tries to catch fish in the river with his bare hands. Percy discovers that being alone doesn’t have to be lonely, but explorers often share their findings. So, he creates a way to share his collection with others.

Graduation Groove

(Ages 3-6)

Kathryn Heling
(Little Bee Books) $17.99


It's Perfectly Normal 

(Ages 10+)

Michael Emberling, Robie H. Harris

ABC, Rise Up and Be!

(Ages 4-8)

Annemarie Riley

(Buschel & Peck Books)

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Book of Questions

(Ages 7+)

Pablo Neruda (Enchanted Lion Books) $18.95

You Don't Have to be Everything

(Ages 12-18)                                                                       Diana Whitney                                                             (Workman Publishing Company)                                      $14.95

Created and compiled just for young women, You Don’t Have to Be Everything is filled with works by a wide range of poets who are honest, unafraid, and skilled at addressing the complex feelings of coming-of-age, from loneliness to joy, longing to solace, attitude to humor. These unintimidating poems offer girls a message of self-acceptance and strength, giving them permission to let go of shame and perfectionism.

Beautiful Day!

(Ages 5-7)

Rodoula Pappa
(Harry N. Abrams) $16.95

An Emotional Menagerie

(Ages 5-11)

The School of Life
(The School of Life)

Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes (100th Anniversary Edition)

(Ages 8+)

Langston Hughes (Sterling Children's Books) $18.95

The One Thing You'd Save

(Ages 8-12)

Linda Sue Parks (Clarion Books) $16.99

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The Hill We Climb

(Ages 14+)

Amanda Gorman (Viking Books) $15.99

Change Sings

(Ages 4-8) 

Amanda Gorman (Viking Books for Young Readers)

Magnificent Homespun Brown

(Ages 12-18)
Samara Cole Doyon
(Tilbury House Publishers)

Told by a succession of exuberant young narrators, Magnificent Homespun Brown is a story -- a song, a poem, a celebration -- about feeling at home in one’s own beloved skin. With vivid illustrations by Kaylani Juanita, Samara Cole Doyon sings a carol for the plenitude that surrounds us and the self each of us is meant to inhabit. 


(Ages 0+) 

Ruth Forman
(Little Simon)


Carry On

(Ages 9-12) 

Various Contributors (Owlkids) $17.95

All of Us

(Ages 4-8) 

Kathryn Erskine (Philomel Books)

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The Octopus Escapes

(Ages 3-7)

Malie Meloy
(G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers) $17.99

On the Day the Horse Got Out

(Ages 4-8)

Audrey Helen Weber
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) $18.99

The Night Walk

(Ages 8+)                                                                                       Marie Dorleans                                                                             (Floris Books)                                                                              $17.95

Mama opened our bedroom door. "Wake up, you two," she whispered. "Let's go, so we get there on time." Excited, the sleepy family step outside into a beautiful summer night. The world is quiet and shadowy, filled with fresh smells and amazing sights. Is this what they miss when they're asleep? Together, they walk out of their sleeping village. What will they find in the dark landscape? This beautiful and evocative book movingly recalls family trips and the excitement of unknown adventure, while celebrating the awe-inspiring joy of the natural world.


(Ages 4-7)

Tatiana Ukhova (Greystone Kids)

On the Other Side of the Forest

(Ages 3-8)

Nadine Robert (Greystone Kids)

The Collectors

(Ages 3-7)

Alice Feagan
(Kids Can Press) $17.99

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A Pizza with Everything on It

(Ages 5-8)

Kyle Scheele (Chronicle Books) $17.99

The Night Wild

(Ages 3-5) 

Zoe Tilley Poster (Dial Books) $17.99

They Call Me River

(Ages 4-8) 

Maciek Albrecht
(Cameron Kids)

A Turtle's View of the Ocean Blue

(Ages 6+) 

Catherine Barr
(Lawrence King Publishing)


(Ages 4-8) 

Richard Jones (Peachtree Publishing Company) $17.99

Little Lost Fox

(Ages 3-5) 

Carolina Rabei (Egmont) $6.99


Faraway Things

(Ages 4-8) 

Dave Eggers (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) $18.99

Hardly Haunted

(Ages 4-8) 

Jessie Sima (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) $17.99

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Amina's Song

(Ages 9-12) 

Hena Khan (Salaam Reads/ Simon & Schuster)


(Ages 8-12) 

Marion Dane Bauer (Candlewick Press)

Black Brother, Black Brother 

(Ages 8-12) 

Jewell Parker Rhodes
(Little Brown Books)

Last Gate of the Emperor

(Ages 8-12) 

Kwame Mbalia, Prince Joel Makonnen (Scholastic Press)

Goldilocks: Wanted Dead or Alive 

(Ages 8-12) 

Chris Colfer, John Proctor (Little Brown Books) $12.99

Amber & Clay 

(Ages 11-14) 

Laura Amy Schiltz
(Candlewick Press)


Ways to Grow Love

(Ages 7-10) 

Renée Watson (Bloomsbury Children's Books)

Maya and the Robot

(Ages 6-9) 

Eve L. Ewing (Kokila)  $16.99

Da Vinci's Cat

(Ages 9-12) 

Catherine Gilbert Murdock (Greenwillow Books)

Page 84


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

(Ages 9-12) 

 Lewis Caroll (Two Hoots) $19.99

Once Upon an Eid

(Ages 8-12) 

S.K. Ali and Aisha Saeed
(Amulet Paperbacks) $8.99

The Magic Misfits: The Fourth Suit

(Ages 8-12) 

Neil Patrick Harris 
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Pages & Co.: The Map of Stories

(Ages 9-12) 

Anna James
(Philomel Books)

A Tale of Witchcraft...

(Ages 8-12) 

Chris Colfer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) $9.99

Fighting Words

(Ages 10+) 

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(Dial Books)

The League of Secret Heroes Complete Collection 

(Ages 9-12) 

Kate Hannigan

Minecraft: The Mountain

(Ages 8-12) 

Max Brooks
(Del Rey)

The Other Side of Luck

(Ages 8-11) 

Ginger Johnson (Bloomsbury Children's Books) $16.99

Page 85

Forever This Summer

(Ages 8-12) 

Leslie C. Youngblood
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Paola Santiago and the Forest of Nightmares

(Ages 8-12) 

Tehlor Kay Mejia
(Rick Riordan Presents)

Erik vs. Everything

(Ages 8-12) 

Christina Uss
(HMH Books for Young Readers)

Ways to Make Sunshine

(Ages 7-10) 

Renée Watson
(Bloomsbury Children's Books)


(Ages 10+) 

Nnedi Okorafor
(Viking Books for Young Readers)

Marcus Makes a Move

(Ages 8-12) 

Kevin Hart
(Crown Books for Young Readers)


Echo Mountain

(Ages 10+) 

Lauren Wolk (Dutton Books for Young Readers)

The Lost Things Club

(Ages 8-12) 

J. S. Puller
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Page 86


The Marvelous

(Ages 13-18)

Claire Kann (Swoon Reads) $18.99

Hurricane Summer

(Ages 13-18)

Asha Bromfield (Wednesday Books)     $18.99

Turtle Boy

(Ages 10+)

M. Evan Wolkenstein (Yearling Books)

The Burning (Young Readers Edition)

(Ages 12-17)

Tim Madigan, adapted by Hilary Beard       (Henry Holt and Co.)          $19.99


(Ages 13-17)

Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon
(Quill Tree Books)      $19.99


(Ages 14-18)

Daniel Aleman (Little Brown Books)

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

(Ages 13-17)

Joya Goffney (Harperteen)     $17.99

Realm Breaker

(Ages 13-17)

Victoria Aveyard (HarperTeen) $19.99

An Emotion of Great Delight

(Ages 13-17)

Tahereh Mafi (HarperCollins) $19.99

Page 87

A Sitting in St. James

(Ages 14-17)

Rita Williams-Garcia    (Quill Tree Books) $17.99

We Are Inevitable

(Ages 14-17) 

Gayle Forman (Viking Books for Young Readers) $18.99

The Cost of Knowing 

(Ages 13-17)                                                                              Brittney Morris                                                                            (Simon & Schuster)                                                                     $18.99

Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best.  But as much as Alex tries, he often comes up short. It’s hard to for him to be present when every time he touches an object or person, Alex sees into its future. When he touches a scoop, he has a vision of him using it to scoop ice cream. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. Alex feels these visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life.


(Ages 13-17)

Julie Murphy (Balzer and Bray)        $17.99


Blood Like Magic

(Ages 14-17)

Liselle Sambury (Margaret K. McElderry Books) $19.99

The Prison Healer

(Ages 13-17)

Lynette Noni (HMH Books for Young Readers) $18.99

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