*A Refinery29 Best Book of 2018*
*One of Real Simple's Most Inspiring Books for Graduates*
*Indie Personal Finance Bestseller*
How to get good with money, even if you have no idea where to start.
* Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year * Winner of the J.
The concept of terroir is one of the most celebrated and controversial subjects in wine today. Most will agree that well-made wine has the capacity to express “somewhereness,” a set of consistent aromatics, flavors, or textures that amount to a signature expression of place.$16.00ISBN: 9781101973486Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - January 2nd, 2018
Esquire Best Books of 2017
Minnesota Public Radio Best of 2017
The Morning News 2018 Tournament of Books Pick
New York Times bestselling author of The Dog Stars
“[A] gorgeously wrought story.” —Entertainment Weekly$26.99ISBN: 9780062678416Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: William Morrow - January 2nd, 2018
The #1 Instant New York Times Bestseller – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
“Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian Flynn
“Unputdownable.” —Stephen King
“A dark, twisty confection.” —Ruth Ware$16.99ISBN: 9780738527703Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - May 2017
What do you get when you cross a read-aloud storybook with a write-in memory book?
Magic moments between kids and adults
The Lucky to Live in NorCal book is the perfect tool to jump-start meaningful conversations between generations. Read-aloud rhymes set up interesting topics. Then write-in prompts invite children to record their own views to create a personal NorCal keepsake.
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
This original and lucid account of the complexities of love and its essential role in human well-being draws on the latest scientific research. Three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain.
A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children.
The highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appeal
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK
White Tears is a ghost story, a terrifying murder mystery, a timely meditation on race, and a love letter to all the forgotten geniuses of American music and Delta Mississippi Blues.
From the bestselling author of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, here is the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author.
Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes. Includes a new introduction by Margaret Atwood.
Shirley Jackson's beloved gothic tale of a peculiar girl named Merricat and her family's dark secret
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE
The “devastatingly moving” (People) first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented
“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel.
Featured on 60 Minutes, Fresh Air, Studio 360, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show
Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to bring us a sparkly, magical sequel to Uni the Unicorn!
The Rancho Gordo Vegetarian Kitchen
Steve Sando & Julie Newberry
Call 707-733-3199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to buy a copy!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of Zealot and host of Believer explores humanity’s quest to make sense of the divine in this concise and fascinating history of our understanding of God.
The second book in The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy by the New York Times bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben. The third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019.
A New York Times Notable Book
The New York Times’ Critics’ Top Books of the Year
Named a Best Book of the Year by San Francisco Chronicle, National Public Radio, The Economist, Buzzfeed, Paste Magazine, Southern Living, HelloGiggles, and Shelf Awareness
This accessible and fun guide to meditation and mindfulness is the perfect introduction for young children
NAMED ONE OF THE 40 BEST BOOKS OF 2016 BY THE NEW YORK POST
A New York Times Editor's Choice pick
“Ruth Whippman is my new favorite cultural critic...a shrewd, hilarious analysis.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B (coauthored with Sheryl Sandberg)
The internationally acclaimed last work by the legendary Latin American writer$35.00ISBN: 9780393247282Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017
Founded in 1994, Sullivan Street Bakery is renowned for its outstanding bread, which graces the tables of New York's most celebrated restaurants. The bread at Sullivan Street Bakery, crackling brown on the outside and light and aromatic on the inside, is inspired by the dark, crusty loaves that James Beard Award-winning baker Jim Lahey discovered in Rome.$14.99ISBN: 9780399579806Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ten Speed Press - November 14th, 2017
There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful?
$26.00ISBN: 9780374203108Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: MCD - September 5th, 2017
*One of Amazon's 20 Best Books of 2017*
Named one of the best books of 2017 by NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes & Noble, and Southern Living
In his much-anticipated new novel, Robin Sloan does for the world of food what he did for the world of books in Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore$17.99ISBN: 9781481461405Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books - July 25th, 2017
From the critically acclaimed author of The Perfect Pumpkin Pie and Snail and Slug comes a sweet picture book about two very bored turkeys who are trying to figure out what to do with their day.
Throughout the day, starting at 7:45 a.m., two bumbling turkeys are very bored. What should they do today? Well, as they decide, they go through a whole day filled with adventure!Email or call for priceISBN: 9781939547323Availability: Special OrderPublished: Creston Books - April 2017
When Russell makes a deal with the Ms. Krunchensnap, the muscle-flexing principal, that he'll find her stolen wrestling trophy, provide her with a worthy opponent for the bout of the century, and clear his name from the dreaded "bad behavior" list, what could go wrong? Given Russell's reputation and luck, plenty
Do you often find yourself contemplating the inevitiable rise of the automatons? The potential for colonization of other planets? Corruption in science leading to frightening outcomes in the future?
If this sounds like you, than this list is your jam. Elayna is our book buyer and an avid Sci Fi reader, and this week she shared a few of her recommendations for sci fi reads that will give you plenty of food for thought, and possibly some good conversation topics at your next Philosopher's Guild meeting.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle.
Winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel • Discover the novel that launched one of science fiction’s most beloved, acclaimed, and awarded trilogies: Kim Stanley Robinson’s masterly near-future chronicle of interplanetary colonization.
Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world—all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov’s trademark.
The three laws of Robotics:
An award-winning book from the author of Exhalation, this short story collection “blend[s] absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space. . . . raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human.” —The New York Times
The deeply reported story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California—fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong.
“Impeccably timed, intimately reported, and beautifully expressed.”—The New York Times
A fun, illustrated history of the umbrella's surprising place in life and literature
Humans have been making, using, perfecting, and decorating umbrellas for millennia--holding them over the heads of rulers, signalling class distinctions, and exploring their full imaginative potential in folk tales and novels.
This lean, raw, and surprising debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moses longs for something outside the grim existence he has known.
Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for "Restaurant and Professional" category
The debut cookbook from one of the country's most celebrated and pioneering restaurants, Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions in San Francisco.
Explore the world from the beginning of time until the present, in this amazing, over-sized timeline book that brings history to life
Created in association with the American Museum of Natural History, the timeline is uniquely broken out into 12 sections, including by subject areas (such as sea, land) and continents, as well as by date, with over 1,000 pictures and captions.
Uncover the most amazing moments in scientific and technological discovery in this fascinating, over-sized timeline reference.
Created in association with the American Museum of Natural History, the timeline is uniquely broken out into seven subject areas (such as math & measurement, building & inventions) as well as by date, with over 1,000 pictures and captions.
Explore nature's history with the most visually stunning timeline of life on earth ever created.
Created in association with the American Museum of Natural History, the 6-foot fold-out timeline stretches back 4 billion years to the first signs of life in the seas.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children's book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
Join Elayna and Barry on 1440 AM KVON every Friday morning at 8:00 as they chat about new releases, staff recommendations, and great gifts!
A #1 Washington Post bestsellerOne of Michiko Kakutani's (New York Times) top ten books of 2016
From the best-selling author of Gratitude, On the Move, and Musicophilia, a collection of essays that displays Oliver Sacks's passionate engagement with the most compelling and seminal ideas of human endeavor: evolution, creativity, memory, time, consciousness, and experience.
"What Preeti Mistry does on the page is as delicious and exciting as what she does in her restaurant." - Anthony Bourdain
Vibrant and unexpected, The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook is a bold take on Indian food from Oakland-based James Beard Award nominee Preeti Mistry.
New York Times Bestseller
Worldwide bestselling “dazzling storyteller” (Associated Press) Isabel Allende returns with a sweeping novel about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.
In the Midst of Winter begins with a
In a series of letters, a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops, until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa.
Bookseller Paul shares his thoughts on the postmodern fiction genre: "Though it's difficult to pin down exactly what postmodern fiction consists of, I take it as a general playfulness with, and textual awareness of, narrative form. Where an author breaks down barriers between character and author, fiction and non-, the realities within art and reality per se."
Thomas Pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas, first published in 1965.
Amusing, touching, and unsettling, The Melancholy of Anatomy is that most wonderful of fictions, one that makes us see the world in an entirely new light.
John Barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction. Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context of this collection.
Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback
Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition
The remarkable, acclaimed series of interconnected detective novels – from the author of 4 3 2 1: A Novel
This new edition of Labyrinths, the classic representative selection of Borges' writing edited by Donald A. Yates and James E. Irby (in translations by themselves and others), includes the text of the original edition (as augmented in 1964) as well as Irby's biographical and critical essay, a poignant tribute by Andr Maurois, and a chronology of the author's life.
Ava Klein, thirty-nine, lover of life, world traveler, professor of comparative literature, is dying. From her hospital bed on this, her last day on earth, she makes one final ecstatic voyage. People, places, offhand memories, and imaginary things drift in and out of Ava's consciousness and weave their way through the narrative.
In The Flame Alphabet, the most maniacally gifted writer of our generation delivers a novel about how far we will go in order to protect our loved ones.
This deluxe paperback edition--featuring flaps, new cover art, and a new foreword by Tom Bissell--celebrates the 20th anniversary of the original publication of Infinite Jest.
Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers.
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense.
Soon to be a Hulu limited series starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington!
Named a Best Book of the Year by:
One of The New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017
“A pinball machine zinging with sharp dialogue, breathtaking plot twists and naughty humor... McBride at his brave and joyous best.” —New York Times Book Review
Halloween is just around the corner, and that got us to thinking: What's scarier than ghosts, goblins, and witches? The endless 'Frozen' costumes! (Just us?) In case that isn't enough to bring a shiver down your spine, we asked bookseller Raul to share a few of his favorite spooky short story collections, and quicker than a zombie pulls a beating heart out of a chest cavity (hint: super fast), he had a list compiled.
Edgar Allan Poe remains the unsurpassed master of works of mystery and madness in this outstanding collection of Poe's prose and poetry are sixteen of his finest tales, including "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "William Wilson," "The Black Cat," "Th
A collection of dark tales that talk about the wild and humanity. The stories are satisfyingly creepy and weird.
Spooky tales for kids based on ghost stories and urban legends. Read them around a campfire or at a sleepover!
Dark, suspenseful, intense and chilling! There is a reason why H.P. Lovecraft was one of the best horror fiction writers ever...