We've decided that masks are now optional in store. You're free to wear them, or not, and there will *always* be masks on the front desk!! You will see some of us continue to wear them anyway due to personal preference.
Submitted by NancyBraus on Fri, 07/08/2022 - 10:31am
A few summer reading recommendations!
THE MUSIC OF BEES by Eileen Garvin
This is one of our favorite paperback summer reads this year. Three people in a small Oregon town have all undergone great personal tragedies when they come together in a book that highlights the power of friendship and the experience of beekeeping.
I couldn't resist that title. Writing it in capital letters returns me to the days of my youth and writing those ever so hated book reports, where I felt like a fool in my inability to discuss what I like or dislike. I'm a better writer now, of course. At least I think I am!
In truth I was a blogger for many years before moving to other forms of social media, but I've always liked being able to say, edit, what I've written and am happy to return to blogging for the love of books.
Social Justice is a hot topic (whenever has it not been?) these days, and we thought we would showcase a few of our most popular titles. Some of these books and authors are new, while others have been around for quite awhile. Either way, all have excellent reputations and make for worthwhile reading.
Published: Elephant Room Press - January 9th, 2014
For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction.
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.
Published: PuddleDancer Press - September 1st, 2015
5,000,000 COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE • TRANSLATED IN MORE THAN 35 LANGUAGES
What is Violent Communication? If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate—judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing o
Due to the big snow last Monday, our first Contemporary Issues Book Group meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 12th at 6 pm, . So...if you haven't read the book yet, but were hoping to participate, you've still got time!
Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019
With "virtuosic vulnerability" (The Atlantic), the iconic bassist and Red Hot Chili peppers co-founder pens a love letter to a youth spent wild in Los Angeles in his raw and riveting coming-of-age memoir.
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 15th, 2019
INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life, from his rollercoaster lifestyle as shown in the film Rocketman, to becoming a living legend.
"A delight, full of heart and hijinks and humor . . . McDougall is a gifted storyteller who gets to the heart of the human-animal connection." --John Grogan, author of Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 24th, 2019
As seen in the HBO docuseries THE VOW: A jaw-dropping insider look into the world of the so-called "Hollywood Sex Cult" NXIVM chronicling the rise of enigmatic cult leader, Keith Raniere, from its "Patient Zero," his former girlfriend and test subject for his coercive control techniques.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions.
The thrilling conclusion to Myke Cole's Sacred Throne trilogy
Heloise and her allies are marching on the Imperial Capital. The villagers, the Kipti, and the Red Lords are united only in their loyalty to Heloise, though dissenting voices are many and they are loud.
An intrepid young woman stalks a murderer through turn-of-the-century Chicago in "this rich, spooky, and atmospheric thriller that will appeal to fans of Henry Darger and Erik Larson alike" (Sarah McCarry).
The New York Times bestselling first book in Joe Abercrombie's The Age of Madness Trilogy where the age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities.
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.
We are excited to announce our next author event! “The Rich Get Richer: How Our Quest to Accumulate Wealth has Divided America” will be the topic of a conversation between author/journalist Michael Mechanic and local author and campaigner Chuck Collins, at 7:00pm on Tuesday, August 3, at 118 Elliot (118 Elliot Street, Brattleboro).