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My Year Abroad: A Novel Cover Image
Concrete Rose Cover Image
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
Better Luck Next Time: A Novel Cover Image
The Sea in Winter Cover Image
A Sky Beyond the Storm (An Ember in the Ashes #4) Cover Image
Super Fake Love Song Cover Image
The Law of Innocence (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel #6) Cover Image
Rent a Boyfriend Cover Image
The Best of Me Cover Image

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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

Tracy

Three Things I Like: Also Star Wars, coffee, and long walks

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My Heart Is a Chainsaw Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

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Curse of the Specter Queen (A Samantha Knox Novel) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368063982
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 1st, 2021

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250800466
Availability: Special Order- EITHER on our shelves or available to order
Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

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
$16.99
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
$16.00
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:  Star Wars the High Republic: Into The Dark by Claudia Gray, Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe

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

Star Wars The High Republic: Into the Dark Cover Image
By Claudia Gray, Giorgio Baroni (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368057288
Availability: Backordered
Published: Disney Lucasfilm Press - February 2nd, 2021

Daniel

Three Things I Like: indie rock, John Mulaney, and making homemade pasta

Currently Reading: The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale

The End of Policing Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782924
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Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

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

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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
$15.95
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
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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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Book Cellar Book Club

The Book Cellar Book Club will meet virtually to discuss their March pick, Picnic in the Ruins by Todd Robert Petersen.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
ZOOM (email for RSVP link)
Picnic In the Ruins Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093225
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Published: Counterpoint - January 5th, 2021

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Eric Johnson in conversation with Mary Wisniewski, "Whenever A Happy Thing Falls"

Journalist and Chicago native Eric Johnson presents his debut novel, a coming-of-age story of corporate greed, familial rupture, falling apart, and putting yourself back together. He will be joined by Mary Wisniewski (Algren: A Life)

Event is free, but pre-registration is required. E-mail words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "Eric Johnson RSVP" to reserve your spot!
Access credentials will be sent on the day of the event.

About Whenever A Happy Thing Falls: Bale Ratcliffe is flourishing during a semester studying abroad in London, enjoying literature and poetry classes and an exciting budding romance with a precocious young actress. But as graduation approaches, Bale’s father, Bruce Ratcliffe, a shrewd businessman obsessed with his son's material success and a hidden agenda, forces Bale to throw away his dreams of becoming a writer and the love of his life to join an elite investment bank run by his friend. 

Plunged into a chaotic corporate culture rife with greed, criminality, misogyny, and racism, Bale’s life crumbles during months of 100-hour work weeks and mounting alcohol and drug abuse. Spiraling out of control, Bale eventually causes an explosive event inside the firm’s office after a late-night debauch, and escapes to a rural cabin where, over the course of a weekend, he must decide what he stands for and how he can ultimately save his own life.

About Eric Johnson: Eric M. Johnson is an American journalist, novelist, and outdoorsman. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in Seattle, where he writes about Boeing and the billionaire space race for Reuters News.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom
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Gina Barreca and Nicole Hollander, "Fast Funny Women"

Join Gina Barreca and Nicole Hollander for an evening of funny flash fiction from the upcoming anthology Fast Funny Women!

Event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "Fast Funny Women RSVP" to reserve your spot. Access credentials will be sent over the day of the event.

About Fast Funny Women: These seventy-five flash nonfiction pieces written by internationally celebrated women authors and dazzlingly hilarious newcomers, are no flashes in the pan: they provide a feast of insights, generously garnished with wit, spice and an exhilarating attention to craft. In Fast Funny Women, you’ll find everything you want from thoughtful essays in a short, delicious form. Perfect for students of writing, writers of humor, and all readers who welcome laughter, insight, and perspective into their lives.  

About Gina Barreca: Hailed as “smart and funny” by People and “Very, very funny. For a woman,” by Dave Barry, Gina Barreca was deemed a “feminist humor maven” by Ms. Magazine. Novelist Wally Lamb said, “Barreca’s prose, in equal measures, is hilarious and humane." Author of ten books and editor of eleven others, her works have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.

About Nicole Hollander: "I was a syndicated cartoonist for 25 years, which encouraged me to read the newspaper and listen to people’s conversations on the bus, to use sarcasm perhaps a bit much and to make people oddly angry…luckily no one knew my address."

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom
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Adam Levin in conversation with Lauren Oyler, "Bubblegum"

(Lauren's photo courtesy of: Pete Voelker)
Let's get weird! Adam Levin's widely praised alternate history/sci-fi/dystopia Bubblegum is now in paperback! He will be joined in conversation by Lauren Oyler (Fake Accounts, out 2/2!), and George Saunders (Lincoln in the Bardo) will also stop by to share his thoughts!

"Delightful. . .As funny, sad, compelling and exhilarating as anything on the internet or IRL. . .Levin unspools a story that dramatizes thinking to an extent that thought itself becomes as riveting as plot, but in which there's also actual plot in abundance." --The Chicago Tribune

"Fantastic. . .Deeply reimagines our world for better or worse. . .Huge and deep and dark and hilarious and trenchant and powerful and complex." --The Austin Chronicle

Event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "Adam Levin RSVP" to reserve your spot.
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About Bubblegum Bubblegum is set in an alternate present-day world in which the Internet does not exist, and has never existed. Rather, a wholly different species of interactive technology--a flesh-and-bone robot called the Curio--has dominated both the market and the cultural imagination since the late 1980s. Belt Magnet, who as a boy in greater Chicago became one of the lucky first adopters of a Curio, is now writing his memoir, and through it we follow a singular man out of sync with the harsh realities of a world he feels alien to, but must find a way to live in.
At age thirty-eight, still living at home with his widowed father, Belt insulates himself from the awful and terrifying world outside by spending most of his time with books, his beloved Curio, and the voices in his head, which he isn't entirely sure are in his head. After Belt's father goes on a fishing excursion, a simple trip to the bank escalates into an epic saga that eventually forces Belt to confront the world he fears, as well as his estranged childhood friend Jonboat, the celebrity astronaut and billionaire.

In Bubblegum, Adam Levin has crafted a profoundly hilarious, resonant, and monumental narrative about heartbreak, longing, art, and the search for belonging in an incompatible world. Bubblegum is a rare masterwork of provocative social (and self-) awareness and intimate emotional power.

About Adam Levin: ADAM LEVIN is the author of The Instructions and Hot Pink. He has been a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award winner, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a National Jewish Book Award finalist. A longtime Chicagoan, Levin currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.

About Fake Accounts: On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, a young woman snoops through her boyfriend's phone and makes a startling discovery: he's an anonymous internet conspiracy theorist, and a popular one at that. Already fluent in internet fakery, irony, and outrage, she's not exactly shocked by the revelation. Actually, she's relieved--he was always a little distant--and she plots to end their floundering relationship while on a trip to the Women's March in DC. But this is only the first in a series of bizarre twists that expose a world whose truths are shaped by online lies.

Suddenly left with no reason to stay in New York and increasingly alienated from her friends and colleagues, our unnamed narrator flees to Berlin, embarking on her own cycles of manipulation in the deceptive spaces of her daily life, from dating apps to expat meetups, open-plan offices to bureaucratic waiting rooms. She begins to think she can't trust anyone--shouldn't the feeling be mutual?

Narrated with seductive confidence and subversive wit, Fake Accounts challenges the way current conversations about the self and community, delusions and gaslighting, and fiction and reality play out in the internet age.

About Lauren OylerLAUREN OYLER’s essays on books and culture have appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineLondon Review of BooksThe GuardianNew York magazine’s The CutThe New RepublicBookforum, and elsewhere. Born and raised in West Virginia, she now divides her time between New York and Berlin.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom
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Bubblegum: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525566489
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 2021

Mari Andrew in conversation with Kimberlee Rhodes- "My Inner Sky" Book Launch

Photo Credit: Christine Han

"There's something about Mari Andrew's words and illustrations that make you feel at home. My Inner Sky reminds readers of the shared grief, joy, and sorrow that we experience throughout life--and how to cope with it." --Marie Claire

"To say this year has been challenging is an understatement and it's easy to despair at the scale of the loss we are collectively experiencing accross the globe. This book is a reminder that healing is humbling, that resilience is beautiful, that there is joy in choosing yourself and that life is made of little moments worth paying attention to and celebrating. Mari makes no grand pronouncements and doesn't offer any easy advice. Instead she shares with us one word and one illustration at a time why being alive is so damn worth it." --Aminatou Sow, author of Big Friendship

Ticket required to attend. All tickets include one copy of the book and can be purchased here.

 

About My Inner SkyFrom New York Times bestselling author Mari Andrew, a collection of essays and illustrations, divided into phases of the sky--twilight, golden hour, night, and dawn--that serves as a loyal companion for life's curveballs

A whole, beautiful life is only made possible by the wide spectrum of feelings that exist between joy and sorrow. In this insightful and warm book, writer and illustrator Mari Andrew explores all the emotions that make up a life, in the process offering insights about trauma and healing, the meaning of home and the challenges of loneliness, finding love in the most unexpected of places--from birds nesting on a sculpture to a ride on the subway--and a resounding case for why sometimes you have to put yourself in the path of magic.

My Inner Sky empowers us to transform everything that's happened to us into something meaningful, reassurance that even in our darkest times, there's light and beauty to be found.

About Mari Andrew: Mari Andrew is a writer, artist, and speaker based in New York City. She is the author of Am I There Yet? and posts her writing and illustrations on Instagram at @bymariandrew.

About Kimberlee Rhodes: Kimberlee Rhodes is a writer and editor living in New York City. She has been featured on the TODAY Show and her work can be seen on the women's lifestyle blog, A Cup of Jo. 

Event date: 
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom Webinar
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David Murray in conversation with Tony Judge, "An Effort to Understand"

""An insightful book packed with wonderful writing, practical advice, and hope for a better, kinder future." -- Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life

"Murray is equally emphatic in rejecting a feigned civility that glosses over real differences, noting that some of the nation's most acclaimed communicators, from H.L. Mencken to Hunter S. Thompson, were renowned for their acerbic critiques of fellow Americans. Though politics is Murray's bailiwick, it is his later reflections on the importance of communication in one's personal life that stand out. Essays on the value and intersection of effective communication with marriage, grief, and technology provide a poignancy that transcends politics."
--Kirkus reviews

Event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "David Murray RSVP" to reserve your spot.
Event access info will be sent over day of.

About David Murray: David Murray heads the global Professional Speechwriters Association and comments daily on communication issues on his popular blog Writing Boots. He is an award-winning Chicago journalist and is editor and publisher of Vital Speeches of the Day, one of the world's longest continuously published magazines. 

About Tony Judge: Tony Judge spent decades in Chicago in broadcast advertising and marketing. He found sponsors for A Prairie Home Companion and produced television documentaries and specials; all the while struggling with golf. He learned author-interviewing at Studs Terkel’s knee. 

About An Effort to Understand: This new collection of essays from rhetoric authority and celebrated writing blogger David Murray applies his signature blend of humor and heart to a free-wheeling conversation about how we communicate in America. With essays like "We Deserve Leaders Who Act Like They Like Us," and "Speaking Truth to Power: Talking to Myself," Murray's words give readers a window into everyday American discourse--from the backroads of rural Illinois to the carpeted halls of the C-suite. Guided by an ear for the lessons of history, An Effort to Understand shows that the personal and political gulfs between us are small compared to our common desire to connect.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom Webinar
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An Effort To Understand: Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781633310483
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Published: Disruption Books - March 2nd, 2021

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