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New Arrivals
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Paperback Favorites
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The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Staff Pick
"It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery..." Take your time reading this beautifully written book with an innovative... (read more)

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US History
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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (P.S.)
by Howard Zinn
Publisher Comments
“Its a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and... (read more)

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Philosophy
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Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)
by C S Lewis
Publisher Comments
In 1941 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, C. S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. More than half a century later, these talks continue to retain their... (read more)

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Science Fiction and Fantasy
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The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicles #1)
by Patrick Rothfuss
Publisher Comments
Patrick Rothfuss's New York Times-bestselling debut novel is the riveting first-person narrative of a young man who grows to be the most notorious magician his world has ever seen. From his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent... (read more)

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General
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The Known World
The Known World
by Edward P. Jones
Publisher Comments
In one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, Edward P. Jones, two-time National Book Award finalist, tells the story of Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave who falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in... (read more)

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Literature
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The Madonnas of Leningrad (P.S.)
The Madonnas of Leningrad (P.S.)
by Debra Dean
Publisher Comments
Bit by bit, the ravages of age are eroding Marina's grip on the everyday. An elderly Russian woman now living in America, she cannot hold on to fresh memories— the details of her grown children's lives, the approaching wedding of her grandchild... (read more)

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Classics
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Absalom, Absalom! (Vintage International)
Absalom, Absalom! (Vintage International)
by William Faulkner
Publisher Comments
“Read, read, read. Read everything—trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you’ll find out.... (read more)

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Science Reference
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Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)
Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)
by Sharon Moalem
Publisher Comments
Joining the ranks of modern myth busters, Dr. Sharon Moalem turns our current understanding of illness on its head and challenges us to fundamentally change the way we think about our bodies, our health, and our relationship to just about every other... (read more)

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Humor
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The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
by Edward Abbey
Staff Pick
He's often compared to Thoreau, and one of his mottos was taken from Emerson: "resist much, obey little." While Abbey has much in common with the forefathers of environmental conservation, he certainly took it a few giant steps further. Abbey and his... (read more)

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Featured Titles
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The Yiddish Policemen's Union (P.S.)
The Yiddish Policemen's Union (P.S.)
by Michael Chabon
Staff Pick
After winning the Pulitzer Prize for his groundbreaking The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon returns for another literary tour de force. In a "what-if" story for adults, Chabon imagines that Alaska was turned into a Jewish state... (read more)

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Sale Books
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Kockroach (P.S.)
Kockroach (P.S.)
by Tyler Knox
Publisher Comments
It is the mid-1950s, and Kockroach, perfectly content with his life infesting a fleabag hotel off Times Square, awakens to discover that somehow he's been transformed into, of all things, a human. A tragic turn of events, yes, but cockroaches are awesome... (read more)

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Used Books
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Never Let Me Go: A Novel
Never Let Me Go: A Novel
by Kazuo Ishiguro
Staff Pick
Set in a (barely?) alternate England in the late 1990s, Never Let Me Go is the sum of Kathy's memories. Kathy is one of many "donors" who have been brought into being for purposes that, while well-intended, can come to no good. Ishiguro's novel touches... (read more)

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