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Shania

     Three Things I Like: Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, and Spy
     Kids 3D

Breasts and Eggs Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781609455873
Availability: Backordered
Published: Europa Editions - April 7th, 2020

The Dew Breaker (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400034291
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Published: Vintage - March 8th, 2005

Sadie

Three Things I Like: witches, glitter, & magic

Currently Reading: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574043
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

The Wise Man's Fear Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780756407124
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Published: DAW - March 6th, 2012

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780756405892
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Published: DAW - April 7th, 2009

Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orisha #2) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250170996
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - December 3rd, 2019

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018

A Darker Shade of Magic: A Novel (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780765376466
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Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
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Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

The Night Circus Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
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Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Series #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143119685
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Published: Penguin Books - December 27th, 2011

Throne of Glass Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781619630345
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 7th, 2013

Julia

Three Things I Like: Craft beer, Star Wars, and veggie korma
Ask Me About: Queer lit, small presses, Sci-fi/fantasy
Currently Reading:  Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed, Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett

Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

The Chosen and the Beautiful Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

With Teeth: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

The Upstairs House: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062975829
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Published: Harper - February 23rd, 2021

The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399592706
Availability: Backordered
Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

Klara and the Sun: A novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Honey Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
Availability: Backordered
Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

The Sprawl Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895828
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 25th, 2020

Work Won't Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781568589398
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Published: Bold Type Books - January 26th, 2021

Bunny: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

Temporary (Emily Books) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895668
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Published: Coffee House Press - March 3rd, 2020

A Door Behind a Door Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781953387028
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - May 18th, 2021

Abby

 

Three things I like: car rides, carbs, and parodying songs

Currently reading: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. by Samantha Irby and Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall, illustrations by Hugo Martinez

Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
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Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

Neon Girls: A Stripper's Education in Protest and Power Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062971326
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 9th, 2020

Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374194321
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Little Weirds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316485364
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 24th, 2020

Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316259651
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2020

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538745359
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 17th, 2020

Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512835
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 12th, 2019

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982115180
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

Meaty: Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525436164
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Published: Vintage - April 3rd, 2018

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316259651
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2020

Honey Girl Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
Availability: Backordered
Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Earthlings Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802157003
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Published: Grove Press - October 6th, 2020

Suzy

 
Three Things I Like: animals, traveling, and golf 
 
Currently reading: The Fell of Dark by Caleb Roehrig
 
 
 
 
 
The Fell of Dark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250155849
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 14th, 2020

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The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
Availability: Backordered
Published: Hogarth - March 12th, 2013

The watch was one of my favorite fiction reads last year.  The story describes a sentinel event for the characters during the Afghan war.  Each chapter tells the same event from a different characters point of view.  My heart raced and pounded as if I were present.

-Suzy- 



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Events

Salon: A Classics Book Club

The Salon book group will meet to discuss their October pick, Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury.

Event date: 
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501167713
Availability: Special Order- EITHER on our shelves or available to order
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 24th, 2017

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Salon: A Classics Book Club

The Salon book group will meet to discuss their November pick, Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty.

Event date: 
Monday, November 22, 2021 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Delta Wedding Cover Image
By Eudora Welty, Anne Tyler (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358212522
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Published: Mariner Books - June 2nd, 2020

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DesiLit Book Club

DesiLit will meet (virtually) to discuss their November pick, Bright Lines by Tanwi Nandini Islam.

Event date: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
Zoom
Bright Lines: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143123132
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - August 11th, 2015

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***Offsite*** All Hallows Eve at Naper Settlement with Lindsay Currie

  

Join us at Naper Settlement for their All Hallows Eve event, and stop by to pick up Lindsay Currie's new book What Lives in the Woods! More info about the event and ticketing can be found HERE!

About Lindsay Currie: Lindsay Currie loves a great mystery, and is the author of a number of award-winning mystery books for young readers. Her titles include THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET (2017, S&S) and SCRITCH SCRATCH (2020, Sourcebooks Young Readers) and the forthcoming WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS (2021, Sourcebooks Young Readers) and CURSES OF EASTPORT (2022, Sourcebooks Young Readers). Lindsay's debut middle grade (PECULIAR INCIDENT) has been to several print runs, was featured in TIME for Kids, was a final nominee for a children's book award in seven states, was an Amazon Prime Book Box pick, and continues the capture the hearts of young readers every single day. SCRITCH SCRATCH is following in those footsteps by going to a second print run only one short month after release, being one of only sixteen titles chosen for the national March Madness book event, becoming an Amazon Book Box pick for April 2021, and winning the Friends of American Writers award.

About What Lives in the Woods: All Ginny Anderson wants from her summer is to sleep in, attend a mystery writing workshop, and spend time with her best friend. But when Ginny's father--a respected restoration expert in Chicago--surprises the family with a month-long trip to Michigan, everything changes. They aren't staying in a hotel like most families would. No, they're staying in a mansion. A twenty-six room, century-old building surrounded by dense forest. Woodmoor Manor.

But unfortunately, the mansion has more problems than a little peeling wallpaper. Locals claim the surrounding woods are inhabited by mutated creatures with glowing eyes. And some say campers routinely disappear in the woods, never to be seen again.

As terrifying as it sounds, Ginny can't shake the feeling that there's something darker . . . another story she hasn't been told. When the creaky floors and shadowy corners of the mansion seem to take on a life of their own, Ginny uncovers the wildest mystery of all: There's more than one legend roaming Saugatuck, Michigan, and they definitely aren't after campers.

It's after her.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Naper Settlement
523 S Webster Street
Naperville, IL 60540
What Lives in the Woods Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781728209753
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

What Lives in the Woods Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728245720
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Scritch Scratch Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728232423
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481477055
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Published: Aladdin - August 28th, 2018

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***Offsite*** Dr. Simon Balto, "Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power"

The Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC) is hosting Dr. Simon Balto, details to come! Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power is ULCC's Outstanding Book on the History of Chicago Award Winner. 

About Dr. Simon Balto: Simon Balto is assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Iowa.

About Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power: In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn of many local whites, including members of the city's political leadership and police department, who generally sympathized with white Chicagoans and viewed black migrants as a problem population. During Chicago's Red Summer riot, patterns of extraordinary brutality, negligence, and discriminatory policing emerged to shocking effect. Those patterns shifted in subsequent decades, but the overall realities of a racially discriminatory police system persisted.

In this history of Chicago from 1919 to the rise and fall of Black Power in the 1960s and 1970s, Simon Balto narrates the evolution of racially repressive policing in black neighborhoods as well as how black citizen-activists challenged that repression. Balto demonstrates that punitive practices by and inadequate protection from the police were central to black Chicagoans' lives long before the late-century "wars" on crime and drugs. By exploring the deeper origins of this toxic system, Balto reveals how modern mass incarceration, built upon racialized police practices, emerged as a fully formed machine of profoundly antiblack subjugation.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power (Justice) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781469659176
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 1st, 2020

Rescheduled for Spring Colleen Kinder and panelists, "Letter to a Stranger"

  

Rescheduled for Spring

Join us in celebration of the new collection Letter to a Stranger edited by Colleen Kinder! Colleen will be joined by contributing authors Rachel Swearingen, Howard Axelrod, Sheba Karim, Amber Meadow Adams, Keij Parssinen, and Sally Franson.

Event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "Colleen Kinder RSVP" to reserve your spot. Event access links will be sent day of, and all start times are in US Central Time.

About Colleen Kinder: Colleen Kinder is an essayist and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, National Geographic Traveler, Salon.com, and The Best American Travel Writing. She has taught writing at Yale University, the Chautauqua Institution, and Semester at Sea. A Fulbright Scholar, Kinder received her MFA at the University of Iowa and is the author of Delaying the Real World and the cofounder of the online magazine Off Assignment.

About Letter to a Stranger: When Colleen Kinder put out a call for authors to "write a letter to a stranger who haunts you," she opened the floodgates. The responses--intimate and addictive, all in the form of letters, all written in the second person--began pouring in. These short, insightful essays by today's best literary minds are organized around such themes as Grati­tude, Wonder, and Farewell, and guide us both across the globe and through the mysteries of human connection.

Bestselling author Leslie Jamison, who provides the foreword, reveals she has been haunted for years by a traveling magician she met in Nicaragua. Journalist Ted Conover writes his missive to a stranger he met on a New Yorker assignment in Rwanda. From the story of Vanessa Hua's shoe shopper in China to the tale of Michelle Tea's encounter in a Texas tattoo parlor, these pieces are replete with observations about how to live and what to seek, and how a stranger's loaded glance, shared smile, or question posed can alter the course of our lives. Moving and unforgettable, Letter to a Stranger is an irresistible read for any literary traveler and the perfect gift for anyone who is haunted by a person they met once but will remember forever.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
ZOOM (email for RSVP link)
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Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us Cover Image
By Colleen Kinder (Editor), Leslie Jamison (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643751245
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - March 22nd, 2022

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