Bookish Books

Around the World in 80 Books Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593299883
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Published: Penguin Press - November 16th, 2021

A transporting and illuminating voyage around the globe, through classic and modern literary works that are in conversation with one another and with the world around them

*Featured in the Chicago Tribune's Great 2021 Fall Book Preview * One of Smithsonian Magazine's Ten Best Books About Travel of 2021*


The Library: A Fragile History Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781541600775
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Published: Basic Books - November 9th, 2021

Perfect for book lovers, this is a fascinating exploration of the history of libraries and the people who built them, from the ancient world to the digital age.
 
Famed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built up over centuries, destroyed in a single day, ornamented with gold leaf and frescoes, or filled with bean bags and chi


Orwell's Roses Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593083369
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Published: Viking - October 19th, 2021

Longlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

“An exhilarating romp through Orwell’s life and times and also through the life and times of roses.” —Margaret Atwood

 
“A captivating account of Orwell as gardener, lover, parent, and endlessly curious thinker.” —Claire Messud, Harper's


The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525537144
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

“Feminism, history, literature, politics—this tale has all of that, and a heroine worthy of her own turn in the spotlight.” —Therese Anne Fowler, bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

A revelatory new portrait of the courageous woman who saved Dostoyevsky’s life—and became a pioneer in Russian literary history


Book Nerd (gift book for readers) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523510269
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - April 13th, 2021

Book nerds rule!


Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

A New York Times Notable Book, a Barack Obama favorite, selected as a Top 10 Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, and Entertainment Weekly, and a Best Book of the Year by Goodreads Choice Awards, the Associated Press, and many more

“If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washi


The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541675087
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Published: Basic Books - October 12th, 2021

A breathtaking journey into the hidden history of medieval manuscripts, from the Lindisfarne Gospels to the ornate Psalter of Henry VIII

“A delight—immersive, conversational, and intensely visual, full of gorgeous illustrations and shimmering description.” –Helen Castor, author of She-Wolves

Medieval manuscripts can tell us much about power and


Paradise: By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2021 Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781565841635
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Published: New Press - May 1st, 1995

From the Nobel Prize winner, a coming-of-age story that illuminates the harshness and beauty of an Africa on the brink of colonization


The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History Cover Image
By The New York Times, Tina Jordan (Editor), Noor Qasim (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780593234617
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 2nd, 2021

A “delightful” (Vanity Fair) collection from the longest-running, most influential book review in America, featuring its best, funniest, strangest, and most memorable coverage over the past 125 years.


The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476777412
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 4th, 2017

To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post) from the author of The Falcon Thief.

In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collecto


Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany (Book for Writers, Book Lovers Miscellany with Booklist) Cover Image
By Jane Mount (Illustrator)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781452167237
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 11th, 2018

Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, is a love letter to all things bookish. Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. It's a must-have for every book collection, and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers, and more.


Bookshop Tours of Britain Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781912054473
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Published: Fairlight Books - October 1st, 2021

Bookshop Tours of Britain is a slow-travel guide to Britain, navigating bookshop to bookshop. Across 18 bookshop tours, the reader journeys from the Jurassic Coast of southwest England, over the mountains of Wales, through England's industrial heartland, up to the Scottish Highlands, and back via Whitby, the Norfolk Broads, central London, the South Downs, and Hardy's Wessex.


A Child of Books Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Sam Winston, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator), Sam Winston (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536221923
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Published: Candlewick - September 15th, 2021

A New York Times Bestseller!

New York Times
best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.


The Bookshop of Second Chances: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593355657
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

A woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly aloof bookseller in this utterly heartwarming debut, perfect for readers of Evvie Drake Starts Over.

“Humor and charm abound. . . . [This] love story hits the spot.”—Publishers Weekly


Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501116858
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Published: Scribner - January 9th, 2018

When a bookshop patron commits suicide, his favorite store clerk must unravel the puzzle he left behind in this “intriguingly dark, twisty” (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel from an award-winning short story writer.

Lydia Smith lives her life hiding in plain sight.


Shelf Life: Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374600181
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 5th, 2021

“As a bookseller, I loved Shelf Life for the chance to peer behind the curtain of Diwan, Nadia Wassef’s Egyptian bookstore—the way that the personal is inextricable from the professional, the way that failure and success are often lovers, the relationship between neighborhoods and books and life.


The Blessing and the Curse: The Jewish People and Their Books in the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393868371
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2nd, 2021

An erudite and accessible survey of Jewish life and culture in the twentieth century, as reflected in seminal texts.


Property of the Rebel Librarian Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524771508
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Published: Yearling - September 3rd, 2019

Celebrate the freedom to read with this timely, empowering middle-grade debut in the spirit of The View from Saturday or Frindle.

June Harper is a good kid. She follows the rules, plays flute in band, and spends her spare time reading. Nobody would ever call her a rebel . . . until her parents take strict parenting to a whole new level.


Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062748683
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Published: HarperCollins - January 15th, 2019

RECIPIENT OF THE PURA BELPRÉ HONOR 

* A Today Show's Best Kids' Books of 2019 * Indie Next List Pick * Junior Library Guild Selection * 


When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is the richest person in the world while their workers make low wages with impossible quotas... wouldn't you want to resist?


In the Bookstore: 1000 Piece Puzzle Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781648960901
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - September 7th, 2021

Enter every reader's dream bookstore in this fun puzzle where literary genres come to life as the pieces come together.


Maisy Goes to the Local Bookstore: A Maisy First Experiences Book Cover Image
By Lucy Cousins, Lucy Cousins (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781536200850
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Published: Candlewick - March 27th, 2018

“The upbeat little mouse treads familiar ground in the search for literary gold. . . . Her trip introduces young readers to the delights of a local bookstore.” — Kirkus Reviews


The Least We Can Do: White Supremacy, Free Speech, and Independent Bookstores Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781771964654
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Published: Biblioasis - September 14th, 2021

The Sinner and the Saint: Dostoevsky and the Gentleman Murderer Who Inspired a Masterpiece Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594206306
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Published: Penguin Press - November 16th, 2021

*A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * One of The East Hampton Star's 10 Best Books of the Year*

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Most Dangerous Book, the true story behind the creation of another masterpiece of world literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment.


The Plot: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250790767
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Published: Celadon Books - May 11th, 2021

** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! ** The Tonight Show Summer Reads Winner ** A New York Times Notable Book of 2021 **

"Insanely readable."
—Stephen King

Hailed as "breathtakingly suspenseful," Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it.


Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226806
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Published: Catapult - January 19th, 2021

This national bestseller is "a significant contribution to discussions of the art of fiction and a necessary challenge to received views about whose stories are told, how they are told and for whom they are intended" (Laila Lalami, The New York Times Book Review).


Olive or Twist: Cocktails and Coasters for Literary Libations Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250277992
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Published: Castle Point Books - October 19th, 2021

Cocktails and coasters with a literary twist!

Booklovers, raise your glasses! Olive or Twist is a pop-out book of stylish coasters and delicious cocktail recipes for the bookworm in you. Inspired by famous works of literature and the drinkers who penned them, you can stir up some liquid trouble and use these clever coasters for every pour.


On Girlhood: 15 Stories from the Well-Read Black Girl Library Cover Image
By Glory Edim (Editor)
$23.95
ISBN: 9781631497698
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Published: Liveright - October 26th, 2021

NPR • Best Books of 2021

Proudly introducing the Well-Read Black Girl Library Series, On Girlhood is a lovingly curated anthology celebrating short fiction from such luminaries as Rita Dove, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, and more.

“When you look over your own library, who do you see?”


Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393651904
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

A PBS NewsHour Best Book of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year in Nonfiction

A brilliant scholar imparts the lessons bequeathed by the Black community and its remarkable artists and thinkers.


A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.


Moonflower Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062955463
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 30th, 2021

Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life.


All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735222168
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Published: Penguin Press - October 12th, 2021

The first-ever full reckoning with Marvel Comics’ interconnected, half-million-page story, a revelatory guide to the “epic of epics”—and to the past sixty years of American culture—from a beloved authority on the subject who read all 27,000+ Marvel superhero comics and lived to tell the tale