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The Law of Innocence (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) Cover Image
The Best of Me Cover Image
The French Laundry, Per Se (The Thomas Keller Library) Cover Image
Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose Cover Image
The Sentinel: A Jack Reacher Novel Cover Image
Golem Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
Humans Cover Image
The Tower of Nero (Trials of Apollo, The Book Five) Cover Image
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey: A Novel Cover Image

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Shania

     Three Things I Like: Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, and Spy
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Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982108847
Availability: Special Order
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 6th, 2020

Practical Magic: 25th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Alice Hoffman, Alice Hoffman (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425190371
Availability: Special Order
Published: Berkley - August 5th, 2003

Tracy

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

The Kingdom: A novel Cover Image
By Jo Nesbo, Robert Ferguson (Translated by)
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525655411
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf - November 10th, 2020

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Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

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
Availability: Special Order
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

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

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

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

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250170972
Availability: Special Order
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
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tor Books - January 19th, 2016

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

The Night Circus Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307744432
Availability: Special Order
Published: Anchor - July 3rd, 2012

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

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

Julia

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

Currently Reading:  The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste, The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán & Sophie Hughes (Translator)

2020 Favorites!
 

The Shadow King: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358513
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

The Remainder Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895507
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 6th, 2019

Daniel

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

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

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$17.95
ISBN: 9781784782924
Availability: Special Order
Published: Verso - August 28th, 2018

Abby

 

Three things I like: car rides, carbs, and making up new lyrics to songs

Currently reading: Neon Girls by Jennifer Worley

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

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

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

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

Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393356199
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 25th, 2018

Loitering: New and Collected Essays Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781935639879
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tin House Books - November 11th, 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)
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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
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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: Special Order
Published: Back Bay Books - May 22nd, 2018

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: Backordered
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
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804171472
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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 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
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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

Jen Atkin in conversation with Marianna Hewitt, "Blowing My Way to the Top"

Join Jen Atkin and Marianna Hewitt virtually for a fun, fabulous and inspiring discussion about Jen’s new book Blowing My Way to the Top & her remarkable journey! 

In this inspiring, insightful, and laugh-out-loud funny book, Jen chronicles her remarkable journey and shares what she’s learned along the way. From growing up in a conservative Mormon community, where girls were discouraged from pursuing their ambitions, to striking out on her own and finding success on the celebrity style circuit, to building the cult-status brand OUAI—Jen reveals with refreshing candor, the lessons, mistakes, and memorable moments that have paved her road to success.

 

Jen Atkin is a career hair stylist, beauty columnist, and entrepreneur, whose clients include Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, Katy Perry, Chrissy Teigen, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Lopez. Jen established her own haircare line, Ouai, in 2016, and is the founder of the digital magazine ManeAddicts.com. She lives in Los Angeles. 

Marianna Hewitt is a Los-Angeles-based blogger with a focus on all things beauty. Marianna’s expertise also includes style, wellness and travel to inspire readers to lead a beautiful life inside and out. In addition to her blog platform, Life with Me, she is the co-founder and creator of skincare brand, Summer Fridays.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT ONLY -No book purchase included

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AND PURCHASE JEN'S BOOK- Signed book included

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Crowdcast
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Blowing My Way to the Top: How to Break the Rules, Find Your Purpose, and Create the Life and Career You Deserve Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062940551
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper Wave - December 8th, 2020

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Christie Tate, "Group"

(Christie Tate's photo by Mary Rafferty)

We are so excited to welcome local author Christie Tate to discuss her memoir Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life!

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to words@bookcellarinc.com with your name and the subject "Christie Tate RSVP." Event access information will be sent out the day of the event.

About Group: Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that still plagued her despite her achievements?

Enter Dr. Rosen, a therapist who calmly assures her that if she joins one of his psychotherapy groups, he can transform her life. All she has to do is show up and be honest. About everything--her eating habits, childhood, sexual history, etc. Christie is skeptical, insisting that that she is defective, beyond cure. But Dr. Rosen issues a nine-word prescription that will change everything: "You don't need a cure. You need a witness."

So begins her entry into the strange, terrifying, and ultimately life-changing world of group therapy. Christie is initially put off by Dr. Rosen's outlandish directives, but as her defenses break down and she comes to trust Dr. Rosen and to depend on the sessions and the prescribed nightly phone calls with various group members, she begins to understand what it means to connect.

Group is a deliciously addictive read, and with Christie as our guide--skeptical of her own capacity for connection and intimacy, but hopeful in spite of herself--we are given a front row seat to the daring, exhilarating, painful, and hilarious journey that is group therapy--an under-explored process that breaks you down, and then reassembles you so that all the pieces finally fit.

About Christie Tate: Christie Tate is a Chicago-based writer and essayist. She has been published in The New York Times (Modern Love), The Washington PostChicago TribuneMcSweeney's Internet Tendency, and elsewhere .

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom
Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
Availability: Special Order
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

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David Stuart Maclean in conversation with Gillian Flynn, "How I Learned To Hate In Ohio"

Neighbor and longtime friend of the store David Stuart Maclean is celebrating the launch of his debut novel and cautionary tale How I Learned to Hate in Ohio.

Attendance is free, but advance registration is required. Please e-mail us as words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "David Stuart Maclean RSVP" to reserve your spot. Access information will be sent out to all attendees the day of the event.

About How I Learned To Hate in OhioIn late-1980s rural Ohio, bright but mostly friendless Barry Nadler begins his freshman year of high school with the goal of going unnoticed as much as possible. But his world is upended by the arrival of Gurbaksh, Gary for short, a Sikh teenager who moves to his small town and instantly befriends Barry and, in Gatsby-esque fashion, pulls him into a series of increasingly unlikely adventures. As their friendship deepens, Barry's world begins to unravel, and his classmates and neighbors react to the presence of a family so different from theirs. Through darkly comic and bitingly intelligent asides and wry observations, Barry reveals how the seeds of xenophobia and racism find fertile soil in this insular community, and in an easy, graceless, unintentional slide, tragedy unfolds.

About David Stuart Maclean: David Stuart MacLean is a winner of the PEN Emerging Writer Award for Nonfiction and author of the award-winning memoir The Answer to the Riddle Is Me. His work has appeared in the New York TimesPloughsharesGuernica, and on This American Life. He has taught creative writing at the University of Chicago, Columbia College, and the School of the Art Institute; is co-founder of the Poison Pen Reading Series in Houston; and was a Fulbright Scholar to India. Raised in central Ohio, he now lives in Chicago. How I Learned to Hate in Ohio is his debut novel.

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom
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How I Learned to Hate in Ohio: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419747199
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Published: The Overlook Press - January 19th, 2021

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Racial Justice Book Club

The Racial Justice Book Club will meet to discuss their December pick, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

Event date: 
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

Book Cellar Book Club

The Book Cellar Book Club will meet to discuss their January pick, A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Tolz.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
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A Fraction of the Whole: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385521734
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - September 23rd, 2008

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Stella Hayes and Gary Light Poetry Reading (in conversation with Matthew Salomon)

Event is free, but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "Hayes/Light Reading RSVP."

Event access information will be sent out to attendees day of.

About Stella Hayes: One Strange Country is STELLA HAYES’S first poetry collection. She grew up in an agricultural town outside of Kiev, Ukraine and Los Angeles. Hayes earned a creative writing degree at University of Southern California. Her work has been nominated for the Best of the Net and has appeared in Prelude, The Recluse, The Lake and Spillway, among others. She lives with her family in Larchmont, N.Y.

About Gary Light: Gary Light was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1967. He has lived in Chicago since 1980. He holds a degree from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Slavic Literatures Studies, with department honors, double majoring in Political Science. He is an attorney and works in international law, both in the U.S, and abroad. Since 1993, Light's poetry has been published widely in literary journals and poetry anthologies in the U.S., Canada, Israel, Europe and Ukraine. He is a member of the American PEN Center and the Writer's Union of Ukraine. Since 1992, Light’s books of poetry have been published in Russian. The most recent collection, The Return Trajectories was published both in the U.S. and Ukraine in 2017. It was awarded the Ukrainian Writers Union's Literary Prize for the best collection of original poetry published that year. In the beginning of 2020, Light's first English-language poetry collection "Confluences" was published in Chicago (Bagriy, 2020). The hardcover edition of the book was subsequently published in Europe by Kayala in 2020. Light regularly participates in poetry readings and other literary events on both sides of the Atlantic.

About Matthew Salomon: Salomon was born in late 1956 and was raised by émigré parents from central Europe (Germany and Poland) who met in the NYC area nearly a decade earlier. He earned graduate degrees in mathematics and economics at Boston University and the Johns Hopkins University (1978 and 1982, respectively) and later earned an MFA degree in literature from American University in DC (2007). Having completed a 32-year career as an economic policy advisor for the U.S. Congress in 2015, Salomon now works as a statistical model developer for a progressive DC non-profit organization and also as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus teaching economics to adult learners. He’s been reading, writing and translating poems since his childhood and, as an adult, Matt’s worked on cross-disciplinary poetic projects with painters, photographers, musicians and digital artists. His translations are mostly from modern Hebrew (Israeli) poetry but has also translated from German, Yiddish and Spanish (the latter, with help from his daughters who are fluent). Salomon has regularly read his poems in a variety of current and former DC-area venues over the years (e.g., Takoma Park’s Third Thursday Series, DC’s Joaquin Miller Summer Poetry Series, Chapters Literary Bookstore and annual Artomatic ekphrastic poetry exhibitions). During the quarantine, he’s enjoyed reading new work and old with other poets from around the world. His poems and translations have appeared in a 2007 collection (Returning to the City of Hyphens), poetry journals (such as Folio), collaborative volumes, as well as his poetry blog golempoem.

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Zoom
One Strange Country Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780988924895
Availability: Special Order
Published: What Books Press - November 1st, 2020

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