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Bestsellers

Sunday, March 1, 2015
All the Light We Cannot See
  1. All the Light We Cannot See
    by Anthony Doerr
  2. The Sixth Extinction
    by Elizabeth Kolbert
  3. Bad Feminist
    by Roxane Gay
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird
    by Harper Lee
  5. The Boys in the Boat
    by Daniel James Brown

Staff Picks


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#1
Special

Girl in a Band Signed Edition
by Kim Gordon

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#2
Special

The Whites Signed Edition
by Harry Brandt

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"The Whites is the crime novel of the year — grim, gutsy, and impossible to put down. I had to read the final 100 pages in a single sitting. I began being fascinated, and ended being deeply moved. Call him Price or Brandt, he knows everything about... (read more)

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#3
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Frank Signed Edition
by Barney Frank

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#4
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Home Signed Edition
by Carson Ellis

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"A dreamy, painterly meditation on the diversity and range of dwellings around the world and across time and imagination....The text encourages the reader to participate ('But whose home is this? And what about this?'), and the cover illustration... (read more)

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#5
Cooking and Food

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
by Marie Kondo

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"All hail the new decluttering queen Marie Kondo, whose mess-busting bestseller has prompted a craze for tidying in homes across the world...one proper clear out is all you need for the rest of your life." Good... (read more)

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#6
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World Gone by Signed Edition
by Dennis Lehane

About the Author
Dennis Lehane is the author of ten novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; The Given Day; Moonlight Mile; and Live by Night, as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and... (read more)

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#7
Children's

The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One
by Rick Riordan

Staff Pick
Percy Jackson is not normal. He's got ADHD and attention deficit, and he's been kicked out of every school he's ever attended. Now he discovers he's a half blood: half human, half Olympian god. But his problems are only beginning. Someone has stolen Zeus'... (read more)

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#8
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The Sellout Signed Edition
by Paul Beatty

Review
"The Sellout is brilliant. Amazing. Like demented angels wrote it." Sarah... (read more)

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#9
Featured Titles

Citizen: An American Lyric
by Claudia Rankine

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#10
Children's Animals

How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon #1)
by Cressida Cowell

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Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.... (read more)

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#11
Literature

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

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From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie... (read more)

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#12
Children's

Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution
by Avi

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andlt;B andgt;Lives hang in the balance in this gripping Revolutionary War adventure from a beloved Newbery Medalist.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In 1776, young Sophia Calderwood witnesses the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, which... (read more)

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#13
Children's

Calico Bush
by Rachel Field

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This heartwarming and enthralling Newbery Honor Book tells the story of a young French girl who is left orphaned and alone shortly after her family arrives in the New World.... (read more)

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#14
Children's

Shiloh
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

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MARTY WILL DO ANYTHING TO SAVE SHILOH When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight -- and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too... (read more)

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#15
Children's

Blood on the River: James Town, 1607
by Elisa Lynn Carbone

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When 12-year-old Samuel Collier boards a ship bound for the New World, he can't believe his good fortune. Collier learns he can be whomever he wants in the New World settlement of Jamestown. A "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year.... (read more)

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#16
Literature

The Small Backs of Children
by Lidia Yuknavitch

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#17
General

Leuchtturm1917 Medium Soft Squared Black Journal
by Leuchtturm1917

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SOFTCOVER The notebook with the flexible cover. Light and soft to the touch. Features all the advantages of a LEUCHTTURM1917 notebook. ALL DETAILS AT A GLANCE: 121 numbered squared (grid-lined) pages 8 perforated and detachable sheets... (read more)

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#18
Metaphysics

The Bone Clocks
by David Mitchell

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize An elegant conjurer of interconnected tales, a genre-bending daredevil, and master prose stylist, David Mitchell has become one of the leading literary voices of his generation. His hypnotic new novel, The Bone Clocks,... (read more)

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#19
Sociology

Bad Feminist
by Roxane Gay

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A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. “Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink... (read more)

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#20
Health and Medicine

Good Food, Great Medicine, 3rd Edition
by Mea Hassell and Miles Hassell M.D.

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This completely revised and updated edition is written by a brother-sister physician-food writer team with a passion for food as medicine. The 288 easy-to-read pages present powerful medical evidence to support adopting a whole food Mediterranean... (read more)

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#21
Children's

Books of Elsewhere #01: The Books of Elsewhere, Volume 1: The Shadows
by Jacqueline West

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The Forbidden Library kicks off a brand new classic fantasy series perfect for fans of Coraline, Inkheart, and The Books of Elsewhere Alice always thought fairy tales had happy endings. That--along with everything else--changed the day she met her first... (read more)

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#22
Sustainable Living

Permaculture: A Designers' Manual
by Bill Mollison

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This is the definitive Permaculture design manual in print since 1988. It is the textbook and curriculum for the 72-hour Certificate course in Permaculture Design. Written for teachers, students and designers, it follows on and greatly enlarges on the... (read more)

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#23
Literature

The Buried Giant
by Kazuo Ishiguro

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#24
Literature

Family Life
by Akhil Sharma

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Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation)... (read more)

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#25
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Dead Heat Signed Edition
by Patricia Briggs

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#26
Featured Titles

The Marauders
by Tom Cooper

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"The Marauders is so damned good you won't believe it's a first novel…and by the time you reach page 20, you won't care. It's rollicking, angry, eye-popping, and fall-on-the-floor funny, sometimes in the course of a single scene. The cast is... (read more)

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#27
Graphic Novels

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
by Roz Chast

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In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with... (read more)

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#28
Special

Fancy Nancy 10th Anniversary Edition Signed Edition
by Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser

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#29
Literature

Whiteman: A Novel
by Tony D'Souza

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"What makes Whiteman so affecting is DSouzas understanding of what its like to fall in love with people who will never be like you, with a place that will never be home and with a troubled continent that – despite your best intentions – you can... (read more)

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#30
Literature

The Konkans
by Tony D'souza

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"There is a kind of freshness and bubbling wonder in this book, the sense of a writer genuinely searching for answers." -- The Washington Post Francisco DSai is a firstborn son of a firstborn son—all the way back to the beginning of a long line... (read more)

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#31
NEWARRIVAL
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
by Lynsey Addario

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#32
Literature
Americanah
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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#33
NEWARRIVAL

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
by Scott Stossel

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“Scott Stossel has produced the definitive account of anxiety....This story has needed to be told.” Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday... (read more)

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#34
Children's

Jinx
by Sage Blackwood

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In the Urwald, you grow up fast or not at all. Jinx has always feared leaving the path—but then he meets the wizard Simon Magnus. Jinx knows that wizards are evil, but staying with Simon appears to be Jinx's safest, and perhaps only, option. As... (read more)

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#35
Anthologies

The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison

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From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamisons... (read more)

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#36
Biography

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing, the Enigma
by Andrew Hodges

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#37
Foreign Languages

Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Problem Solver (Practice Makes Perfect)
by Erich W. Vogt

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Tackle head-on all the hurdles that you find hard about learning Spanish Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Problem Solver doesn't pretend that learning Spanish is easy. Instead of covering the entirety of the language, it hones in on those areas where you... (read more)

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#38
Literature

Battleborn
by Claire Vaye Watkins

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Like the work of Cormac McCarthy, Denis Johnson, Richard Ford, and Annie Proulx, Battleborn represents a near-perfect confluence of sensibility and setting, and the introduction of an exceptionally powerful and original literary voice. In each of these... (read more)

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#39
Children's

Bamboo People
by Mitali Perkins

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Mitali Perkins is the author of several novels for children, including SECRET KEEPER, the First Daughter series, RICKSHAW GIRL, MONSOON SUMMER, and THE NOT SO STAR-SPANGLED LIFE OF SUNITA SEN. She lives in California.... (read more)

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#40
Children's

Ben and Me: A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written by His Good Mouse Amos
by Robert Lawson

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Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a favorite for generations. Once you've met Amos and... (read more)

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#41
Children's

Smile and Sisters: The Box Set
by Raina Telgemeier

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#42
Crafts

Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt: More Sewing Secrets from a Chanel Collector
by Claire B. Shaeffer

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#43
Children's

The Maze Runner
by James Dashner

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When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade — a large, open expanse... (read more)

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#44
Children's

The Apple
by Dick Bruna

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Dick Bruna, the well-loved author and illustrator of the Miffy books, offers three charming books, each one illustrated in Brunas immediately recognizable style: The Apple, the first book ever created by Bruna, in 1953, tells the story of a rosy red... (read more)

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#45
Excess Culture

Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation (Coloring for Thinkers)
by Lacy Mucklow

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#46
Gardening

Back in the Garden with Dulcy
by Ted Mahar

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When Dulcy Mahar died of ovarian cancer in July 2011, devoted readers begged for her popular garden columns to be reprinted in the paper. Through Dulcy's editor Peggy McMullen, they urged her husband Ted, to write a book. In Back in the Garden with Dulcy... (read more)

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#47
Travel
Tuscany Toskana Tooscane Map
by Touring Club

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#48
Literature

The Art of Racing in the Rain
by Garth Stein

Staff Pick
After the umpteenth customer recommended this book to me, I made it my book club pick. The first few lines made me a bit nervous (because it could have gone so terribly wrong, you see), but I was laughing and crying within the first three pages. I... (read more)

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#49
NEWARRIVAL

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
by Issa Rae

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"I loved this book. Issa Rae is brilliant, funny and loveably awkward." Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me?... (read more)

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#50
Literature

Geek Love
by Katherine Dunn

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Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out — with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes — to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There's Arturo the Aquaboy, who has... (read more)

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