Episode 2: (Just) Books That Changed Our Lives!

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest (American Music Series) By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

A New York Times Best Seller
2019 National Book Award Longlist, Nonfiction
2019 Kirkus Book Prize Finalist, Nonfiction
A February IndieNext Pick

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V.


The Stranger Beside Me: The Shocking Inside Story of Serial Killer Ted Bundy By Ann Rule Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501139147
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Gallery Books - November 6th, 2018

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Rule, “America’s best true-crime writer” (Kirkus Reviews), her unforgettable classic account of the horrifying murders in the Pacific Northwest and her shock when she discovered her friend—Ted Bundy—was not only a suspect but also one of the most prolific serial killers in American history.


Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit By John E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501191961
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - October 24th, 2017

Now a Netflix original series

Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E.


Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) By Marlon James Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220188
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 4th, 2020

One of TIME’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

Winner of the L.A. Times Ray Bradbury Prize 

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award

The New York Times Bestseller

Named a Best Book of 2019 by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, GQ, Vogue, and The Washington Post


The Lost Man By Jane Harper Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250105707
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 31st, 2019

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"I love Jane Harper's Australia-based mysteries." —Stephen King

Two brothers meet in the remote Australian outback when the third brother is found dead, in this stunning new standalone novel from Jane Harper


Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style By Benjamin Dreyer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780812985719
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A sharp, funny grammar guide they’ll actually want to read, from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus
 

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY O: The Oprah Magazine Paste Shelf Awareness


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Becoming By Michelle Obama Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States
 


The Fandom By Anna Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338232707
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chicken House - April 24th, 2018

A compulsively readable and clever YA mix of fantasy and contemporary, it's Inkheart meets Kill the Boy Band, for fans of Patrick Ness and Rainbow Rowell!

Violet's in her element. Cosplay at the ready, she can't wait to feel part of her favorite fandom: The Gallows Dance, a mega book and movie franchise that she and her friends know EVERY WORD of (canon and fanfic included).


The Starless Sea: A Novel By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
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Published: Vintage - August 4th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.


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The Last: A Novel By Hanna Jameson Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501198830
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Published: Atria Books - February 18th, 2020

This propulsive post-apocalyptic thriller “in which Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None collides with Stephen King’s The Shining” (NPR) follows a group of survivors stranded at a hotel as the world descends into nuclear war and the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel’s water tanks.


Matilda By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142410370
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 16th, 2007

From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!

Now a musical on Broadway and streaming on Netflix!


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, Book 1) By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator) Cover Image
By J. K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780590353427
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 1st, 1999

Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully.


Stargirl (Stargirl Series #1) By Jerry Spinelli Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440416777
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Laurel Leaf - May 11th, 2004

ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME  •  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A modern-day classic from Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, this beloved celebration of individuality  is now an original movie on Disney+!

And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday!


Where the Wild Things Are: A Caldecott Award Winner By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780060254926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2012

Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.


The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch) By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781773210292
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Annick Press - April 10th, 2018

Over five million copies in print


The Runaway Bunny Board Book: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780061074295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperFestival - January 24th, 2017

HBO Max animated special premieres March 25, 2021!

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown, beloved children’s book author of Goodnight Moon, in a sturdy board book edition, perfect for little hands.


Winnie-the-Pooh: Classic Gift Edition By A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525555315
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

The perfect gift for both new readers and passionate collectors!

A gorgeous new collectible edition of the beloved classic, Winnie-the-Pooh, crafted as a replica of the first American edition from 1926. This elegant book features a textured case, gold foil stamping, and illustrated endpapers. 


Mary Poppins By P. L. Travers, Mary Shepard (Illustrator) Cover Image
By P. L. Travers, Mary Shepard (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780544439566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - May 5th, 2015

This classic novel continues to enchant readers of all ages! A day with Mary Poppins is a day of magic and make-believe come to life.

From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed.


Dry By Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481481977
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

“The authors do not hold back.” —Booklist (starred review)
“The palpable desperation that pervades the plot…feels true, giving it a chilling air of inevitability.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The Shustermans challenge readers.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“No one does


Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President By Candice Millard Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780767929714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - June 12th, 2012

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The extraordinary account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from the bestselling author of The River of Doubt.


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Melting Pot or Civil War?: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders By Reihan Salam Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735216273
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Sentinel - September 25th, 2018

Long before Covid-19 and the death of George Floyd rocked America, Reihan Salam predicted our current unrest--and provided a blueprint for reuniting the country.

"Tthe years to come may see a new populist revolt, driven by the resentments of working-class Americans of color.”