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New Arrivals
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    California Signed Edition

    Edan Lepucki 9780316250818
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    Dreamwood

    Heather Mackey 9780399250675
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    Summer House with Swimming Pool

    Herman Koch 9780804138819
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This Is the Water (P.S.)
This Is the Water (P.S.)
by Yannick Murphy
Staff Pick
Page-turning suspense Yannick Murphy style — always inventive, with gorgeous prose, surprising perspectives, and captivating characters. This Is the Water is a most unusual mystery.
Recommended by Tessa, Powells.com

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City Lights Pocket Poets #19: Lunch Poems
City Lights Pocket Poets #19: Lunch Poems
by Frank O'hara
Staff Pick
Most days, I carry a copy of Lunch Poems with me on my bus ride to work. It has been an icebreaker, a talisman, a security blanket, and much more. This 50th anniversary edition is a great opportunity to revisit one of the most celebrated poetry collections of the 20th century, or to discover it for the first time. It also includes 14 pages of illuminating correspondence between O'Hara and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, as well as a preface by John Ashbery. And it's finally in hardcover, so it'll last even longer!
Recommended by Adam P., Powells.com

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The Queen of the Tearling
The Queen of the Tearling
by Erika Johansen
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For 19 years, Kelsea has lived in the forest, watched over by an older couple. But the time has come for her to be crowned as the realm's queen. Kelsea must learn how to rule her kingdom and find people she can trust to guide her.
Recommended by Mary Jo, Powells.com

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The Other Side: A Memoir
The Other Side: A Memoir
by Lacy M. Johnson
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In this exceptional literary memoir, Johnson paints a candid self-portrait of a life bearing the weight of a horrendous event — getting kidnapped, bound, and raped by an ex-boyfriend. This is a story that insists on being told, and it is conveyed with incredible grace.
Recommended by Renee P., Powells.com

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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Far from the Tree is a document of such profound empathy that most readers will be stunned. Solomon navigates the barriers between parents and children with amazing emotional dexterity and an unmatched skill with words. There is not one person in this world who should not read this book.
Recommended by Keith M., Powells.com

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Landline
Landline
by Rainbow Rowell
Staff Pick
This is A Christmas Carol meets Rainbow Rowell. If you had a telephone that could call your spouse in the past, what would you say? Funny, a tiny bit tragic, and full of Rowell's usual magic and quirk, this is her best book so far.
Recommended by Erin D., Powells.com

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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies
by Alastair Bonnett
Staff Pick
Unruly Places is The Chronicles of Narnia for grown-ups, made real. Sorted into chapters like "Dead Cities" and "No Man's Lands," which are further divided into vignettes about specific locations (complete with the global coordinates!), Bonnett takes the reader on lively expeditions into both natural and man-made spaces, far flung and domestic.
Recommended by Rhianna Walton, Powells.com

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Uncaged (The Singular Menace #1)
Uncaged (The Singular Menace #1)
by John Sandford and Michele Cook
Staff Pick
When 16-year-old Shay's brother goes missing, she and her social activist friends must take on an evil corporation based in Eugene, Oregon, in order to save him. The first of a new series, Uncaged is a wild ride with its fearless characters and heart-stopping plot twists.
Recommended by Xander, Powells.com

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My Pet Book
My Pet Book
by Bob Staake
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A book never has fleas or chews on the furniture. It never, ever poops. In fact, for one boy in Smartytown, a book seems like the perfect pet! With its bright, wacky illustrations, My Pet Book is about the best pet book you could ever have.
Recommended by Naomi, Powells.com

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Landline
Landline
by Rainbow Rowell
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If we could call into the past and speak to earlier loves, would we beg them to let us go or egg them on in their long-ago pursuit of our affections? Rowell's tale of a marriage in crisis is woven with this particular bit of magic, which forces us to reimagine our personal narratives and reconsider our previous selves.
Recommended by The Dot, Powells.com

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California Signed Edition
California Signed Edition
by Edan Lepucki
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This book proves definitively that when Sherman Alexie and Stephen Colbert tell you to read a book, you should probably go ahead and do it. Edan Lepucki creates a world full of morally ambiguous characters who force you to examine the systems of security and trust that we create for ourselves. A disturbingly believable post-apocalyptic novel, California exposes just how vulnerable the bonds of blood, marriage, and friendship can be.
Recommended by Lizzy, Powells.com

List Price $26.00
Available August 13, 2014
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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease (Vintage)
by Daniel Lieberman
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An epic journey through our biological history and the forces that have shaped the evolving human body over millions of years, this is science writing at its finest.
Recommended by Ted, Powells.com

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Sale Books
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Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects
Collage Lab: Experiments, Investigations, and Exploratory Projects
by Bee Shay
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Sometimes we need a little help getting started in a new craft, and that's why I recommend this title to anyone who feels intimidated about collage. Using the scientific method, Bee Shay introduces techniques for first-time collagers. You get an... (read more)

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Used Books
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon
Staff Pick
An autistic math genius sets out to solve the murder-by-pitchfork of a neighbor's dog. The narrator's autism gives a terrific, interesting depth to his voice. Incredibly well done, Mark Haddon's debut novel is sweet, original, and moving.... (read more)

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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.)
by Peter Brown
Staff Pick
Bobby's teacher is a monster! I mean, just look at her! So, what happens when he finds her in his favorite spot in the park? Keep your eye on Peter Brown's hilarious and subtly morphing illustrations in this lovely book about friendship and the way we see each other.
Recommended by Gigi Little, Powells.com

List Price $18.00
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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
Staff Pick
Going Somewhere is an adventure, a love story, and an utterly addictive read. Benson's tale of crossing the country by bike with his girlfriend might make you think twice about making the same journey, but you won't be able to tear yourself away from this sharp-eyed, hilarious memoir.
Recommended by Josephine, Powells.com

List Price $16.00
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The Midnight Library
The Midnight Library
by Kazuno Kohara
Staff Pick
This delightful bedtime book is a perfect addition to a young reader's collection. Illustrated in charming linocut prints is the story of a little librarian and her owl assistants, who go on reading adventures to help the animals that inhabit the night library!
Recommended by Aubrey, Powells.com

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