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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

Bewilderment: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

Harlem Shuffle: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335522535
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Published: Hanover Square Press - September 7th, 2021

Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

My Heart Is a Chainsaw Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #17) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145260
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 24th, 2021

Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136386
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Published: Crown - August 17th, 2021

Billy Summers Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982173616
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Songs in Ursa Major: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593318621
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Published: Knopf - June 22nd, 2021

The Maidens Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250304452
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Published: Celadon Books - June 15th, 2021

Rainbow Milk: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385547062
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Published: Doubleday - June 8th, 2021

Legends of the North Cascades Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781643750101
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 8th, 2021

Official Publish date is June 8, but, we are thrilled to announce that Mr. Evison's new book is available right now! Let us know if you would like us to hold a copy for you! email us here. Or call: 425.775.2789.


The Anthropocene Reviewed (Signed Edition): Essays on a Human-Centered Planet Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525555216
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Published: Dutton - May 18th, 2021

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780385546577
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Published: Doubleday - May 11th, 2021

Yearbook Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984825407
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Published: Crown - May 11th, 2021

Project Hail Mary: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593135204
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

The Premonition: A Pandemic Story Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393881554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

Great Circle: A novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
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Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Rooted: Life at the Crossroads of Science, Nature, and Spirit Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316426480
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 4th, 2021

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316296618
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - April 27th, 2021

Whereabouts: A novel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593318317
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Published: Knopf - April 27th, 2021

Sooley: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385547680
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Published: Doubleday - April 27th, 2021

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062802798
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Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

When the Stars Go Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593237892
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Published: Ballantine Books - April 13th, 2021

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

Broken (in the best possible way) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250077035
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - April 6th, 2021

 

Jenny Lawson on the Difference a Community Makes When It Comes to Depression

 

In Conversation with Mitchell Kaplan on The Literary Life Podcast, here.


What Sammy Knew: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143135500
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Published: Penguin Books - March 16th, 2021

March 16, 2021.
David Laskin of Seattle sets his first novel, “What Sammy Knew,” in the New York City suburbs of the 1970s, telling a memoirlike coming-of-age tale... Great article/review in The Seattle Times, here.

David Laskin wrote a great article explaining why/how he switched to fiction for his brand new book. He also gives great credit to his friend and ours, Ivan Doig. We miss him too. The lovely article here.

Almost memoirlike in its portrait of its specific time and place, “What Sammy Knew” — the first work of fiction by Seattle writer David Laskin (“The Children’s Blizzard”) — is both a coming-of-age novel and an examination of how young people plunge into the historical moment in which they happen to find themselves.


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546133
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Published: Knopf - February 16th, 2021

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136270
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Published: Crown - February 9th, 2021

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall  of a Brazen Crook in the White House Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593136683
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Published: Crown - December 8th, 2020

A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

Barack Obama's first presidential memoir, “A Promised Land," was released November 17, 2020.

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. All kinds of information here: https://obamabook.com

Including a brief interview in which he answers the question: what do you hope to accomplish with this book?

On his twitter feed, he says he would like you to read his book! here.

November 12, 2020. A first review. From the New York Times.

November 13, 2020.
In his new memoir, the former president writes of the job's loneliness and the importance of a trusted circle of confidants who saw him through. A review in The Seattle Times.

See here to order the audiobook through our partner LibroFM.


The Best of Me Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316628242
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 3rd, 2020

“It was originally just going to be an audio collection. So I chose things that I always looked forward to reading out loud,” he says. “It was that simple.”

Great interview with him on npr.

He reads the audio book -- it's all just so much better hearing his voice! Available through our partners at LibroFM.


The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062868084
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Published: Harper - October 27th, 2020

Staff recommended.

Review on npr.


Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

In Ina’s new book you’ll find a collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes that will feed your deepest cravings. From cocktails to dessert, from special weekend breakfasts to quick weeknight dinners, you’ll find yourself making these cozy and delicious recipes over and over again.

Buy "Modern Comfort Food" from us and receive the first-ever downloadable Barefoot Contessa Recipe Index!
This comprehensive digital index has every recipe in Ina Garten’s 12 beloved cookbooks.

Order/buy "Modern Comfort Food" then visit the Random House website here.

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Whale Day: And Other Poems Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399589751
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2020

The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818355
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

Jodi Picoult’s poignant new novel explores the paths not taken, and the choices that shape our lives.

Read a sneak peek of the prologue here!


All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #16) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250145239
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 1st, 2020

Staff recommended across the board! She just keeps getting better!

And this time they're in Paris!


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

From the Washington Post:

In “The Warmth of Other Suns,” Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, explained how the Great Migration changed our country forever. In “Caste,” she shows the distinctions between race, class and caste, the latter a means of ensuring that there is always a “bottom rung” for humans to supposedly rise above. Yet that deep rut has many costs, and not just for those consigned to remain there.


What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing--What Birds Are Doing, and Why (Sibley Guides) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780307957894
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Published: Knopf - April 14th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

Staff recommended! So far we are all loving it! More specific reviews to come...

Words from Mr. Larson:

“It is not my intent with my books to inform in the way that perhaps a hardcore historian might be inclined to do. My goal is to create as rich a historical experience as I possibly can."

Author Erik Larson talks to host J.T. Ellison about "The Splendid and the Vile" on NPT’s A Word on Words. Here.