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Chris Bolton


Chris Bolton co-created the all-ages webcomic Smash, which will soon be published by Candlewick Press, and created the comedy series Wage Slaves. His short story "The Red Room" was published in Portland Noir from Akashic Books.

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Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
by Jeff Mapes
Staff Pick
Mapes's fantastic and inspiring Pedaling Revolution deserves to be read by everyone, from the cycle-curious to the cycle-phobic. Love it or hate it, the pedaling revolution is upon us — read all about it!... (read more)

List Price $19.95
Your price: $9.95
Used - Trade Paper

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The Witches
The Witches
by Roald Dahl
Staff Pick
"With their third book for young readers, Gaiman and illustrator McKean are on their way to becoming the post-millennial Brothers Grimm. As visually breathtaking as it is scary, The Wolves in the Walls will delight readers of all ages."... (read more)

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Sale - Trade Paper

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A Most Wanted Man
A Most Wanted Man
by John le Carre
Staff Pick
With A Most Wanted Man, legendary spymaster John le Carré tackles the "War on Terror" with this incisive critique that doubles as a stunning thriller. Espionage fans — and people who question the stories we're fed on front pages — will be riveted.... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Truth: With Jokes
The Truth: With Jokes
by Al Franken
Staff Pick
Still disgruntled over Election 2004? Let the irrepressible Al Franken salve your wounds with his sharp-edged commentary and piercing humor. Fans of Lies need this book now more than ever!... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Purity of Blood: Book Two of the Adventures of Captain Alatriste
Purity of Blood: Book Two of the Adventures of Captain Alatriste
by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Staff Pick
This swashbuckler, the follow-up to Captain Alatriste, brings even more gripping thrills and harrowing escapes in the time of the Spanish Inquisition... all with a literary flavor that won't make you ashamed to be seen reading it in coffee shops and on... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
by Neil Gaiman
Staff Pick
Fantasy author Gaiman is at his best in this short story collection, which contains an embarrassing riches of storytelling that is at times dark, funny, terrifying, beautiful, and always brilliant.... (read more)

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New - Mass Market

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Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean
by Douglas Wolk
Staff Pick
Douglas Wolk writes with a critic's authority, offering penetrating analysis of seminal comics writers and their best-known works alongside introductions to lesser-known talents. But he also writes with a fan's enthusiasm, and it shows through in every... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Lush Life
Lush Life
by Richard Price
Staff Pick
It's a given that fans of Price's earlier novels will rush to read Lush Life. In addition, fans of the HBO series The Wire — or anyone who enjoys a gripping read, period — won't want to miss this fantastic novel, which peels back the shiny surface of... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Haunted: A Novel
Haunted: A Novel
by Chuck Palahniuk
Staff Pick
You've gotta love the reviews piling up for Haunted: "provokes a lot more nausea and eye rolls than deep thoughts" (Booklist); "all but dares the reader to be seasick" (New York Times); "a catalog of atrocities" (Library Journal); and my personal... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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Mythology (Ologies)
Mythology (Ologies)
by Hestia Evans and Lady Evans and Dugald Steer
Staff Pick
I wish this book had been published about 25 years sooner! Decorated with little envelopes containing cards, notes, and pop-up scenes, Mythology is a perfect primer for getting fresh minds hooked on Greek mythology. Whether they're Percy Jackson fans... (read more)

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Used - Hardcover

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The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making an Independent Film
The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn't Know You Need to Know about Making an Independent Film
by Reed Martin
Staff Pick
What's great about The Reel Truth isn't simply its usefulness, but its thoroughness. Martin doesn't gloss over the difficulties of the medium (filmmaking is a constant, uphill struggle, no matter how successful you are). Nor does he make any attempt to... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind
Embracing the Wide Sky: A Tour Across the Horizons of the Mind
by Daniel Tammet
Staff Pick
Who would you trust to write a tour of the horizons of the human brain? How about world-famous autistic savant Daniel Tammet, who once recited 22,514 digits of pi from memory? This fascinating book takes you inside the human mind, unveiling its many... (read more)

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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
by George Carlin
Staff Pick
Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.... (read more)

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Your price: $2.95
Used - Trade Paper

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Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know
Graphic Novels: Everything You Need to Know
by Paul Gravett
Staff Pick
Whether you're a novice or longtime reader, there's something of interest for you in Graphic Novels, an insightful and entertaining introduction to an art form whose popularity is growing steadily.... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
by Max Brooks
Staff Pick
A chilling tour through faux-historical zombie plagues. From cannibal Cossacks making a poor choice of meat to a ship full of undead African slaves, it's hard to decide which is more frightening — actual history or zombie fiction — but it all makes... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves (unabridged audiobook)
Peter and the Shadow Thieves (unabridged audiobook)
by Dave Barry
Staff Pick
A perfect adventure for a lazy summer day, Peter and the Shadow Thieves is Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's thrilling follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers. The new book is every bit as clever and exciting, as it sweeps us from the fantasia of Neverland... (read more)

List Price $29.95
Your price: $12.95
Used - Compact Disc

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The Bones: A Novel
The Bones: A Novel
by Seth Greenland
Staff Pick
I'm generally dubious about literary depictions of the comic life, but when no less a comedian than Larry David (creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm) calls a novel a "tour de force... (read more)

List Price $24.95
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Used - Hardcover

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Peter and the Shadow Thieves
Peter and the Shadow Thieves
by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Staff Pick
A perfect adventure for a lazy summer day, Peter and the Shadow Thieves is Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's thrilling follow-up to Peter and the Starcatchers. The new book is every bit as clever and exciting, as it sweeps us from the fantasia of Neverland... (read more)

List Price $18.99
Your price: $5.95
Used - Hardcover

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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
by George Carlin
Staff Pick
Curmudgeons and humor lovers, rejoice! Legendary comedian Carlin is back with even more outrageous, controversial observations and criticisms on everything from politics to the Ten Commandments.... (read more)

List Price $25.25
Your price: $1.48
Used - Hardcover

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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
by Neil Gaiman
Staff Pick
Fantasy author Gaiman is at his best in this short story collection, which contains an embarrassing riches of storytelling that is at times dark, funny, terrifying, beautiful, and always brilliant.... (read more)

List Price $26.95
Your price: $9.95
Used - Hardcover

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