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The List of Things That Will Not Change Cover Image
The Herd: A Novel Cover Image
The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home: A Welcome to Night Vale Novel Cover Image
Untamed Cover Image
The Wanting Life Cover Image
The Lucky One: A Novel Cover Image
When You Trap a Tiger Cover Image
When the Stars Lead to You Cover Image
Shine! Cover Image
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All 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
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - March 8th, 2005

Tracy

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

Ledfeather Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781573661461
Availability: Backordered
Published: Fiction Collective 2 - August 10th, 2008

Mystery of Mrs. Christie Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781492682721
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - December 29th, 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
Availability: Backordered
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

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

Currently Reading:  Star Wars the High Republic: Into The Dark by Claudia Gray, The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

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

The Empire of Gold: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062678164
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper Voyager - June 30th, 2020

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
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: Special Order
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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

Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512835
Availability: Special Order
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
Availability: Special Order
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
Availability: Special Order
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: Special Order
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
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - April 14th, 2015

Americanah Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307455925
Availability: Special Order
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
Availability: Special Order
Published: Feiwel & Friends - July 14th, 2020

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The Watch: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307955913
Availability: Special Order
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

Stella Hayes and Gari 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."

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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 Gari Light: Gari 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: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
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One Strange Country Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780988924895
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Published: What Books Press - November 1st, 2020

Confluences: Collection of poems Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781734446005
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Published: Bagriy & Company - December 29th, 2019

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Book Cellar Book Club

The Book Cellar Book Club will meet virtually to discuss their February pick, Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Miss Benson's Beetle: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812996708
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - November 3rd, 2020

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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
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Picnic In the Ruins Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093225
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Published: Counterpoint - January 5th, 2021

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Edward McClelland, "Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint, and the Strike that Created the Middle Class"

In a time of great inequality and a gutted middle class, the dramatic story of the strike heard around the world is a testament to what workers can gain when they stand up for their rights.

"[A] fascinating labor struggle. Readers interested in American labor and social history will find McClelland's engagingly written, informative work a key to understanding the voices and roles of those who advocated for better working conditions for all working-class people."
-- Booklist

"A spirited history of labor's triumph."
-- Kirkus Review

"Students of labor history will relish this enthusiastic chronicle of a victory for ordinary workers."
-- Publishers Weekly

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required. Please e-mail words@bookcellarinc.com with the subject line "Edward McClelland RSVP" to reserve your spot. 

About Midnight in Vehicle City: The tumultuous Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937 was the birth of the United Auto Workers, which set the standard for wages in every industry. Midnight in Vehicle City tells the gripping story of how workers defeated General Motors, the largest industrial corporation in the world. Their victory ushered in the golden age of the American middle class and created a new kind of America, one in which every worker had a right to a share of the company's wealth. The causes for which the strikers sat down--collective bargaining, secure retirement, better wages--enjoyed a half century of success. But now, the middle class is disappearing and economic inequality is at its highest since before the New Deal.

Journalist and historian Edward McClelland brings the action-packed events of the strike back to life--through the voices of those who lived it. In vivid play-by-plays, McClelland narrates the dramatic scenes including of the takeovers of GM plants; violent showdowns between picketers and the police; Michigan governor Frank Murphy's activation of the National Guard; the actions of the militaristic Women's Emergency Brigade who carried billy clubs and vowed to protect strikers from police; and tense negotiations between labor leader John L. Lewis, GM chairman Alfred P. Sloan, and labor secretary Frances Perkins.

The epic tale of the strike and its lasting legacy shows why the middle class is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century and will guide our understanding of what we will lose if we don't revive it.

About Edward McClelland: Edward McClelland is a journalist, a historian, and an author born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. His work has been published in numerous places, including the New York TimesWashington Post, and the Chicago Reader, and on Salon and Slate. He is the author of several books, including Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black PresidentNothin' but Blue Skies: The HeydayHard Times and Hopes of America's Industrial Heartland, and How to Speak Midwestern. Connect with him online at edwardmcclelland.com and @TedMcClelland on Twitter.

Event date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780807039670
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Published: Beacon Press - February 2nd, 2021

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Matthew Gavin Frank in coversation with Kathleen Rooney, "Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa"

Calling all birders, true crime addicts, and history buffs as pigeon experts Matthew Gavin Frank and Kathleen Rooney (Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey) combine forces to celebrate Matthew's new book!

""Unforgettable. . . . An outstanding adventure in its lyrical, utterly compelling, and heartbreaking investigations of the world of diamond smuggling." --Aimee Nezhukumatathil

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About The Diamond Smugglers: For nearly eighty years, a huge portion of coastal South Africa was closed off to the public. With many of its pits now deemed "overmined" and abandoned, American journalist Matthew Gavin Frank sets out across the infamous Diamond Coast to investigate an illicit trade that supplies a global market. Immediately, he became intrigued by the ingenious methods used in facilitating smuggling?particularly, the illegal act of sneaking carrier pigeons onto mine property, affixing diamonds to their feet, and sending them into the air.

Entering Die Sperrgebiet ("The Forbidden Zone") is like entering an eerie ghost town, but Frank is surprised by the number of people willing--even eager--to talk with him. Soon he meets Msizi, a young diamond digger, and his pigeon, Bartholomew, who helps him steal diamonds. It's a deadly game: pigeons are shot on sight by mine security, and Msizi knows of smugglers who have disappeared because of their crimes. For this, Msizi blames "Mr. Lester," an evil tall-tale figure of mythic proportions.

From the mining towns of Alexander Bay and Port Nolloth, through the "halfway" desert, to Kleinzee's shores littered with shipwrecks, Frank investigates a long overlooked story. Weaving interviews with local diamond miners who raise pigeons in secret with harrowing anecdotes from former heads of security, environmental managers, and vigilante pigeon hunters, Frank reveals how these feathered bandits became outlaws in every mining town.

About Matthew Gavin Frank: Matthew Gavin Frank is the author of The Mad Feast and Preparing the Ghost, which was reviewed on the front-page of the New York Times Book Review. He teaches creative writing and lives in Marquette, Michigan.

About Kathleen Rooney: Kathleen Rooney is the author, most recently, of the novels Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey and Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk and the co-editor of René Magritte: Selected Writings (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). She is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press and a founding member of Poems While You Wait. Her previous work includes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has appeared in T he New York Times MagazineAllure, Salon, The Chicago TribuneThe Nation and elsewhere. She teaches English and creative writing at DePaul University and lives in Chicago with her spouse, the writer Martin Seay.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
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$25.95
ISBN: 9781631496028
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Published: Liveright - February 23rd, 2021

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143135425
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Published: Penguin Books - August 11th, 2020

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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)

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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
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