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Sabrina Cover Image
My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love Cover Image
Turtles All the Way Down Cover Image
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel Cover Image
The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
The Feral Detective: A Novel Cover Image
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Ali: A Life Cover Image
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White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement--and How I Got Out Cover Image

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Lotte

Three Things I Like: pasta, animals, circus arts

Currently Reading: It by Stephen King

 

It: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501142970
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner - January 5th, 2016

Jon

 

Three Things I Like: 80's New Wave, Nintendo, being angry online

Currently Reading: The End of the Myth by Greg Grandin

The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250179821
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Published: Metropolitan Books - March 5th, 2019

Julia

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Three Things I Like: Craft beer, Star Wars, and veggie korma

Currently Reading:  Inland by Tea Obreht, The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Inland: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812992861
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Published: Random House - August 13th, 2019

The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590597
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

Tabitha

Three Things I Like: eating, glitter, and astrology

Currently Reading: Pan's Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro

Pan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062414465
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 2nd, 2019

Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169440
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Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe: A Novel Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780425286555
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 27th, 2016

Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2013

Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250178954
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Published: Forge Books - May 28th, 2019

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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Konner

Three Things I Like: napping, writing, and macaroni & cheese

Currently Reading: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

As Many Nows as I Can Get Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525553854
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Published: Dial Books - August 20th, 2019

Bitter Orange Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781947793156
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Published: Tin House Books - October 9th, 2018

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion--Surprising Observations of a Hidden World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781771643016
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Published: Greystone Books - November 7th, 2017

Portia

Three Things I Like: binge watching Netflix, comedy, and never ending bowls of pasta

Currently Reading: Little by Edward Carey

Little: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525534327
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 23rd, 2018

All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
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Published: Dutton - February 7th, 2017

Elan Mastai has written the perfect time travel book.  Wait, scratch that.  He has written the perfect book.  What could become an overwhelmingly scientific account of time travel is instead a great book filled with laughter and crying and "oh god this is so good wait what's happening I CAN'T PUT THIS BOOK DOWN" feelings.  I read this book in 100 page increments, finding it physically painful to put down.  Definitely at the top of my list of best books I have read this year (even though it, sadly, doesn't come out until next year).  I can't wait until I can put this in customers' hands.  I guess I will just have to make do with my co-workers for now...


The Girls: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780812998603
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House - June 14th, 2016

Carry On: A Novel (Simon Snow Series #1) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250049551
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 6th, 2015

Rowell's take on the "Chosen One" magician story is a great one. Flipping between many unique points of view, Rowell creates some amazing dramatic irony that keeps you turning the pages. I was incredibly sad when this book ended. I wanted to spend way more time with these awesome characters in their beautifully crafted world.


Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250077004
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 22nd, 2015

Jenny Lawson has a beautiful and hilarious way of writing about the mental illness that she lives with.  Told in short, essay-like chapters, you will find yourself laughing at every page.  And, if you haven't yet, make sure to check our her first book, Let's Pretend This Never Happened.


Eleanor Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781101923924
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Random House Audio Publishing Group - January 12th, 2016

Beautifully blending reality and a fascinating look at purgatory and the dream world, Eleanor makes you think about the world beyond what we can see.  Gurley creates a fully realized other world that pulls you in and doesn't let go.  A beautiful piece of writing and quite a feat of creativity.


Kyle

Three Things I Like: The Bard, a well crafted beer, and short walks in the snow 

Currently Reading: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Milkman: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450000
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 4th, 2018

The Overstory Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393635522
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 3rd, 2018

Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780735220171
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

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Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015

Pure magic. Shakespeare, comic books, Star Trek, and the apocalypse all swirl together into one of my favorite books of the year. Mandel deftly weaves us through multiple characters in the past and present in this strangely real yet fantastically imaginative tale. And unlike many of its fellow world-ender novels, Mandel paints us a future full of hope and new beginnings. 


American Gods: Author's Preferred Text Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062080233
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 5th, 2013

The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 2016

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (with bonus content): A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 12th, 2012

One of the most influential novel's I've ever read. The comic book aspect drew me in, but I the depth of the characters gave it the lasting impact. We are all searching for oursevles. We all have a secret identity. We are all trying to escape something. We all want to change the world. Chabon's characters struggle along with the rest of us with the medium of comic books as their backdrop. One of the most impressive feats is Chabon's ability to verbally paint for us what his characters are painting in their own fictional world within world. They say that readers of fiction have a greater ability to empathize with the people. You can't read this book without feeling empathy. You can't help but realize how much you and these people share in your own ways. "Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to."

 


East of Eden Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780670033041
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Published: Viking - June 24th, 2003

The Nix: A novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781101946619
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Published: Knopf - August 30th, 2016

Kafka on the Shore (Vintage International) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400079278
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Published: Vintage - January 3rd, 2006

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

Days Without End: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143111405
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Published: Penguin Books - September 12th, 2017

Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062645227
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Published: Harper - June 6th, 2017

But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399184130
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Published: Penguin Books - April 25th, 2017

One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626650
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250094735
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

Carly

Three things I like: sushi, Renee Magritte, and other peoples' drama

Currently reading: Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov

Laughter in the Dark (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679724506
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Published: Vintage - December 17th, 1989

Elizabeth

 

Three things I like:  birds, tea, and The Great British Baking Show.

Currently reading: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780735223523
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Published: Viking - June 19th, 2018

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143128090
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Published: Penguin Books - March 28th, 2017

*Whether you are a sommelier, a boxed-wine drinker, a rose fanatic, or just wondering what the heck the buzz is about, Bianca Bosker delivers with Cork Dork!

Bianca Bosker co-founded The Huffington Post’s tech section and served as the site’s Executive Tech Editor until 2014 when she handed herself over to the life of wine.
Cork Dork is that story: all at once a hilarious memoir, an instructional guide to drinking wine, and a window into the history, science, and philosophy of living for taste.
With writing that is both informative and laugh-out-loud hilarious, Cork Dork makes wine accessible. It shows you how to be present in the experience. To savor each sip, letting it play over your senses and your memories. And for civilians like me, it makes you want to participate:

While learning the proper routine of blind-tasting, I attempted to “blind” taste the GoT red blend.
While reading about the neuroscience of smell, I tried to better appreciate my pineapple coconut smoothie.
And while sitting in a very quiet cafe, I laughed out loud at the image of corks flying and exploding bottles of red wine.

READ. THIS. BOOK. 


Exit West: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735212176
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 7th, 2017

This book left me breathless, heartbroken, and hopeful. Exit West is one of those rare titles that quietly speaks truth in the face of chaos and crisis. By bringing the refugee crisis to our own doorstep with magical realism, Hamid's narrative demands empathy for people whose struggles are otherwise filtered through political agenda. Nadia and Saeed help us to understand what it means to be forced into change despite overwhelming adversity, to be loyal to a past that is all but lost, and to finally find a new home in hope and love. Mohsin Hamid has given us a lens into the hard reality of our time while suggesting that with some humility, tenderness, and revision, we might just arrive to a new future battered but in tact and looking forward.


The One-Eyed Man Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780670025350
Availability: Special Order
Published: Viking - March 7th, 2017

The One-Eyed Man is provocative and exasperating. 
Ron Currie has presented readers with a unique insight on the human condition. Is our narrator painfully honest or unreliable to a fault? After the death of his wife and a moment of enlightenment, K. has found the ability (or so we are lead to believe) to see without bias and speak without filter. Grief and pain are irrelevant. But by "liberating" himself, K. may have doomed those around him. Is it better to drown in delusion or to be ripped apart by awareness? 
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king of his own mind until the blind revolt.
Incredibly well done.


All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101985137
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton - February 7th, 2017

Pardon the temporal drag, but I believe that's future me declaring this my favorite book of 2017.
I am so grateful for the few months I have to digest this novel so I can present it to customers without dissolving into squeals and feels (Because if you review the audio of me reading the last 50 pages of this book, I very loudly experience the full range of human emotion)! 


Where this book is science fiction, it is smart and quirky, as fresh as a lemon tart and just as delicious. When it starts getting too complicated, our narrator reminds us that he doesn't really get it either.
But WAIT, this book is more than time travel. It is the consequences of our actions, the hope for a better tomorrow, the strength to be our best selves, the guilt we endure, and the love we live for. 
Plus it's REALLY fun, and is going to make an amazing film some day. 5 stars, plus a little gold star sticker on the side.


Sweetbitter: A novel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101875940
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf - May 24th, 2016

Savory and delicious--with a hint of cocaine and a strong note of self-discovery (and maybe a tinge of regret).

The kind of book that keeps you up until 2am screaming THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. My favorite book of the year so far.

--Liz


The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062255662
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 3rd, 2014

Ocean at the End of the Lane was the most gripping novel on my 2015 list, occupying my time on two flights to and from Orange County. Complicated and heart-wrenching, it had me squirming in my seat. I found myself horrified and in awe of this young boy whose innocence allows him to recognize a danger that no "grown-up" can while leaving him feeling incapable of confronting its authority. Sitting on that plane, I felt both enlightened and powerless.

This book knows what it means to be a child.


Girl Through Glass: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062326270
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2016

   


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

   


The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780440221661
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dell - August 30th, 2005

   


Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781594486296
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2014

Heather

Three Things I Like: red meat, Nintendo, and my bed

Currently Reading: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

Gone with the Wind Cover Image
By Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy (Preface by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416548942
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Pocket Books - May 20th, 2008

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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679728757
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 5th, 1992

Terrifying.  McCarthy didn't just change the novel of the American West, he changed the novel period.  The only way this book could be more frightening is if it were written in blood.

-Heather- 


Karrie

Three Things I Like: scuba diving, Indian food, and Moroccan Riads

Currently reading: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316316132
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

I love Russian novels -- give me Tolstoy or Dostoevsky and I'll be entertained for days. It's hard to adapt/capture the feelings evoked by these classic Russian novels in the 21st centure, let alone by the hand of an American author.  Towles came damn close, through this tale of a count sentenced to life in the Metropol Hotel, which is across from the Kremlin in Moscow.  Recounting days spent and lives lived in this swanky hotel, this book offers a great escape. Highly recommend!


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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780770436407
Availability: Special Order
Published: Hogarth - May 7th, 2013

I usually struggle with plots that move back and forth through space and time, but this book flowed unlike any I've ever read.  It is beautifully written and very moving.  You'll also learn a lot about Chechnya.

-Karrie- 


The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804171472
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

Americanah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307455925
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Published: Anchor - March 4th, 2014

Suzy

 
Three Things I Like: animals, traveling, and golf 
 
Currently reading: The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
 
 
 
 
 
The Forgetting Time: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250118714
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - February 7th, 2017

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The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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

**OFFSITE** Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks at Everybody's Coffee!

Rainbow Rowell & Faith Erin Hicks at Everybody's Coffee!
Join us at Wilson Abbey @ Everybody's Coffee to celebrate the release of Pumpkinheads

with author Rainbow Rowell and illustrator Faith Erin Hicks!

BUY TICKETS HERE

If you are attending as a parent/guardian, please contact the store directly.

This event is a limited signing and only open to ticket holders. Those who purchase a ticket with either the hardcover or the paperback of PUMPKINHEADS will receive a spot for the signing line.  Signing numbers will be passed out on a first come, first serve basis at the event.

Please Note: Each author will sign three (3) books in total including PUMPKINHEADS, and personalize one (1) book of the attendee's choice from the three.

About Pumpkinheads:
Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they've worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they're reunited every September 1.
But this Halloween is different--Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah's ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn't ready to let him. She's got a plan What if--instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut--they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he's been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Beloved writer Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award-winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place--and a person--with no regrets.


About Rainbow Rowell:
RAINBOW ROWELL writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (Attachments and Landline). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl and Carry On). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.


About Faith Erin Hicks:
Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her graphic novels include Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp (with Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan), Friends with Boys, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), the Bigfoot Boy series (with J. Torres), The Last of Us: American Dreams (with Neil Druckmann), the Eisner Award-winning The Adventures of Superhero Girl, and the Nameless City series.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Everybody's Coffee
935 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
Pumpkinheads Cover Image
By Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator), Sarah Stern (Contributions by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626721623
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

Pumpkinheads Cover Image
By Rainbow Rowell, Faith Erin Hicks (Illustrator), Sarah Stern (Contributions by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250312853
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: First Second - August 27th, 2019

Events Terms: 

**OFFSITE** Seane Corn @ Ravenswood Event Center

Seane Corn will be at Ravenswood Event Center for a yoga class and to discuss her book "Revolution of the Soul"!

The yoga class will begin at 5:00pm with the book event starting at 6:00pm.

Tickets are REQUIRED to attend the yoga class and includes a copy of the book. It is free to attend only the book talk.

Purchase tickets HERE

**To make check in easier, please fill out the waiver at the bottom of this event and bring it with you**

About Seane Corn:
Seane Corn is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and public speaker who has been featured in more than 50 print and broadcast media channels including The Today Show, Yoga Journal, and Mantra magazine. She is the cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World(R), a global humanitarian leadership training program. In addition to her many popular instructional DVDs, Seane teaches extensively at workshops, conferences, and retreats throughout the US and abroad. Learn more at seanecorn.com and offthematintotheworld.org.


About "Revolution of the Soul":
Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty--enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings--to help us heal, evolve, and change the world

"My first lessons in spirituality and yoga had nothing to do with a mat, but everything to do with waking up. They included angels, seeing God, and being in Heaven. But, believe me, not the way you might think." So begins Revolution of the Soul.

What comes next reads like a riveting memoir filled with uncensored moments of joy, pain, wonder, and humor. Except, this book is so much more than that.

Seane's real purpose is to guide us into a deep, gut-level understanding of our highest Self through yoga philosophy and other tools for emotional healing--not just as abstract ideas but as embodied, fully-felt wisdom. Why? To spark a "revolution of the soul" in each of us, so we can awaken to our purpose and become true agents of change. Just a few of the stops along the way include:

The everyday "angels" Seane finds in the gritty corners of New York's 1980s East Village; her early struggles as a total yoga-class misfit; the profound shadow work and body-based practices that helped her to heal childhood trauma, OCD, unhealthy behaviors, and relationship wounding; hard-earned lessons from some of the most heartbreaking places on the planet; and many other unforgettable teaching stories.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Ravenswood Event Center
4021 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
Revolution of the Soul: Awaken to Love Through Raw Truth, Radical Healing, and Conscious Action Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781622039173
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sounds True - September 3rd, 2019

Local Author Night ft. Zachary Lindner, Melanie Weiss, Sandra Jackson-Opoku, and G.P. Gottlieb

It's Local Author Night at The Book Cellar, featuring Bill Mathis (The Rooming House Diaries), Zachary Lindner (High School Queens), Melanie Weiss (Spoken), Sandra Jackson-Opoku (Revise the Psalm) and G.P. Gottlieb (Battered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery).

   

About Zachary Lindner:

Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status—and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused.

 

About High School Queens:

They all thought they did a masterful job of keeping their secrets close to their chest. These stupid fools thought they were the high court of this kingdom, but they had no clue who was really pulling the strings. You might wonder to yourself, who would be that heartless to make them backstab their friends, expose other's secrets, and lose their morals? You don’t need to know who I am, but you better remember my name, The Marked Queen. Danielle, Andrew, Delilah, Aman, and Jasmine all are now faced with a mysterious villain whose one goal is to ruin each of their lives. They must protect their secrets at all cost, or they'll be the next victim on Marked Day. They know what’s at stake, and they’ll stop at nothing to continue being: the rich spoiled girl, the normal teenager, the girl who isn’t banging the principle, the straight vlogger, and the girl who isn’t her dad’s punching bag.What happens when The Marked Queen changes up the game just in time for prom? Will each of our favorite puppets survive? Or are they willing to backstab each other just to keep up their personas? The only thing lost at this prom wasn’t going to be their virginity. Sex, Lies, and High School Queens explores the major theme of self-acceptance. Can they learn to accept all their flaws or pray victim to The Marked Queen? Each chapter continues to fill your sweet tooth until the climactic moment at the prom where you get to have that final bite of the bitch cake you’ve been dying to consume.

 

About Melanie Weiss:

Melanie Weiss lives and works in Oak Park, Illinois. This is her first novel. 

 

About Spoken:

High school freshman Roman Santi has everything -- good looks, great friends, a mansion with an Infinity swimming pool -- except the one thing he really wants. A relationship with his father.

When Roman's life gets turned upside down (thanks mom!?) he is forced to leave his pampered Hollywood lifestyle and move into his grandparents' Midwestern home. Sleeping on a lumpy pullout sofa and starting at a new high school is the WORST but Roman’s life starts to look up when his pink-haired friend Zuzu, and his crush, a classmate named Claire, introduce him to performance poetry through the high school's Spoken Word Club. While his mom is flying back and forth to L.A. to try to return them to the life they had, Roman becomes part of a diverse group of characters that challenge his rather privileged view of the world. Through Spoken Word, Roman recognizes the hole in his own life he needs to fill and discovers his voice. Spoken Word leads Roman on a journey of new friendships, first love, and finding the dad he never knew.

 

About G.P. Gottlieb:

G.P. Gottlieb holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano and voice (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and New England Conservatory). During her career as a cantor (Boston and Denver), a high school music teacher (Chicago), and the administrator of a law center (DePaul University College of Law), she wrote stories, songs, and several unwieldy book-length manuscripts.

Galit is honing the craft of writing with guidance from Chicago author and writing teacher, S.L. Wisenberg, and a Whipped and Sipped sequel, Smothered, is already underway. She serves as a host for New Books in Literature, a podcast of the New Books Network, which gets nearly 60,000 downloads each day. Also, she graduated from the French Pastry School’s Bread Boot Camp and will attend Chocolate Boot Camp this summer. 

 

About Battered:

Alene Baron is 38 years old and over seven years divorced from her philandering husband. She lives in a Chicago lakefront high-rise with her 3 children and her 72-year-old father. She owns the nearby Whipped and Sipped Café, which serves decadent but healthful pastries and drinks. Alene’s pastry chef and best friend is Ruthie, the college roommate with whom she once developed code words to study for history exams.

Alene is also an avid reader of mysteries. When a neighbor is found dead she begins to compile a list of suspects. A week later, another neighbor is found battered, and one of Alene’s young employees is holding the gun.

A few days later, the murderer confronts Alene.

 

About Bill Mathis:
Bill Mathis is a preacher’s kid from a large family. He spent over 40 years in the Chicago area directing YMCA camps and working with foster children. Upon retirement, he moved to Beloit, Wisconsin, but can still see Illinois—enough that, so far, his novels are set in Chicago. The Rooming House Diaries is Bill’s second novel. A sequel will follow in 2020. His first novel, Face Your Fears, deals with disability, LGBTQ and family.

About The Rooming House Diaries - Life, Love & Secrets:
Six diaries are found in an old rooming house in the Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood. Written by the owners, family members, and several boarders, the diaries span from the late 1800’s to 2000 and interweave with and through the ever changing history and demographics of Chicago. Polish immigrants build and operate the home, the wife has a secret that remains hidden for 115 years. A teen age boy appears from France in the middle of the depression and informs the owner that he is the result of the owner's love affair during World War I. An unmarried pregnant teen shows up in 1950 and, after several years, is given a certificate of adoption written on a brown paper bag to signify her and her daughter’s acceptance into the family. The first Mexican in the neighborhood, a gay man with a disability, is given a room and eventually inherits the place, his childhood story of living on the streets in Tijuana, Mexico is moving. Two brothers, the oldest and youngest sons, die in different wars 22 years apart, one is an angel, the other, well, definitely not an angel. The book resonates with deep, relate-able, complex characters who face the ups and downs, joys and tragedies of family life and prove that not all families carry the same DNA.  Kirkus Reviews said it’s, "A story of secrecy, suffering, fortitude, and compassion that demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the human psyche.” 

About Sandra Jackson-Opoku:
Sandra Jackson-Opoku is the author of two novels. The American Library Association Black Caucus award-winning The River Where Blood is Born was listed in Best Novels of the Nineties: A Readers Guide. Hot Johnny (and the Women Whom Loved Him) was
an Essence Magazine Hardcover Fiction Bestseller. Her fiction, poetry, essays and dramatic works appear in Kweli Journal, Obsidian, Ms. Magazine, Octillo Review, Another Chicago Magazine, New Daughters of America (an anthology) and many other outlets. With Qurasyh Ali Lansana, she co-edited the anthology Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, a Chicago Review of Books Nonfiction Finalist.
Jackson-Opoku’s work has earned the National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowship, a Coordinating Council of Literary Magazines Fiction Award for Younger Writers, a Ragdale Foundation US/Africa Fellowship, a William Randolph Hearst Research Visiting Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, a Roots Fellowship at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a Whiting Foundation Fellowship and awards from the Illinois Arts Council and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
Jackson-Opoku has taught literature and writing at Columbia College Chicago, the University of Chicago, the University of Miami, and Chicago State University.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
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High School Queens Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781645330981
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Published: Kingston Publishing Company - March 21st, 2019

Spoken Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780988609839
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Published: Rosehip Publishing - March 13th, 2019

Battered: A Whipped and Sipped Mystery Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781941072523
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Published: D. X. Varos, Ltd. - August 6th, 2019

Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781940430867
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Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing - January 17th, 2017

Lyle Roebuck, "Phantom Sounds"

Lyle Roebuck will be at The Book Cellar to discuss his story collection Phantom Sounds.

  

 

About Lyle Roebuck: Lyle Roebuck is a native of St. Simons Island, GA. He lives in Chicago, IL and Florence, Italy.

About Phantom Sounds: Phantom Sounds (Big Table Publishing, Boston/San Francisco) is a collection of eleven midwestern and southern gothic stories. Christopher Bollen (author of The Destroyers) says of the collection, “Lyle Roebuck’s short stories have all the grace and wit of the best fiction and all of the insights and pathos that comes from genuine living that doesn’t go as planned.” Ann McGlinn (author of EL PENCO) calls the book “Compulsively readable.”

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Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Unsupervised Concert

Join members of Unsupervised, Chicago’s collaborative conductorless chamber orchestra, at the Book Cellar for an up-close-and-personal performance of beautiful music for string quartet.

The performance starts at 6:00pm, but arrive early to get seats and a drink, then stay after to meet the ensemble!

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Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
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Old St. Pat's Book Group

Old St. Pat's Book Group meets to discuss Teacher Man by Frank McCourt.

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
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Teacher Man: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743243780
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Published: Scribner - September 19th, 2006

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