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  1. $28.95 New Hardcover add to wish list

    Bleeding Edge

    Thomas Pynchon 9781594204234

Bleeding Edge

by Thomas Pynchon
Pynchon is the king of the paranoid school of American fiction. He's also really good at puns. Which explains why this Silicon Valley meets Upper West Side romp through the early years of the Internet Age can be both terrifying and so damned fun.
- Martin

The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt
Donna Tartt delivers a beautifully rendered story about a young boy whose life takes a striking turn when an art museum explosion presents him the opportunity to "rescue" a priceless painting that will always hauntingly remind him of his mother. - Mark

  1. $27.95 $13.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    The Circle

    Dave Eggers 9780385351393

The Circle

by Dave Eggers
In Dave Eggers's latest page-turning novel, Mae Holland is ecstatic to get a job at the Circle — an Internet company that's like Google, Facebook, and Apple combined and on steroids. Thrilling and sinister, The Circle explores issues of connectivity, privacy, and democracy that our world is hurtling toward.
- Jill

  1. $30.00 New Hardcover add to wish list

    The Best of McSweeney's

    Dave Eggers 9781938073595

The Best of McSweeney's

by Dave Eggers
Anyone with even a passing interest in contemporary fiction should own this book. Featuring short stories from greats like George Saunders, Lydia Davis, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith — along with other goodies from the renowned journal — this anthology is one to savor from cover to cover.
- Renee

S.

by J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
Anyone familiar with J. J. Abrams's cultishly popular film and TV projects should know exactly what to expect from his first foray into the printed word: the unexpected. This über-meta, genre-blending novel (akin to House of Leaves and Cloud Atlas) takes the reader on a fast-paced, perplexing ride.
- Kim

  1. $39.95 New Hardcover add to wish list

    The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems

    Emily Dickinson and Jen Bervin and Marta Werner and Susan Howe 9780811221757

The Gorgeous Nothings:
Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems

by Emily Dickinson
Bringing together 52 facsimiles of Emily Dickinson's poetry, jotted down on envelopes that functionally shape and contain her words, The Gorgeous Nothings illuminates the visual nature and linguistic concision of her work. This beautiful book will appeal to any lover of the written word. - Kim

  1. $19.95 Gifts Miscellaneous add to wish list

Zombie Cribbage

by Forrest-Pruzan Creative
This clever mash-up resurrects a classic card game with a custom-designed travel board, illustrated playing cards, and an alternate set of rules for zombielicious fun. Earn points to send your zombies staggering down a cobblestone scoreboard in an apocalyptic race to the finish! - Kristi


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  1. $45.00 New Hardcover add to wish list

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2

by Mark Twain
The legendary life of America's best-loved author is brilliantly narrated through self-portrait in this second volume of Twain's autobiographical work. With his remarkable humor and wit, Twain brings readers near, sharing his experiences, ideas, and opinions, all in his characteristic voice.
- Chandler

  1. $27.00 New Hardcover add to wish list

Torment Saint:
The Life of Elliott Smith

by William Todd Schultz
Essential for fans of Elliott Smith. William Todd Schultz has written a beautiful, revelatory, and deeply thoughtful biography which never loses sight of music as the defining aspect of Smith's life.
- Tessa

  1. $28.95 $19.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list

    One Summer: America, 1927

    Bill Bryson 9780767919401

One Summer:
America, 1927

by Bill Bryson
Trust Bill Bryson to make the summer of 1927 as immediate and thrilling to the reader as it was to the Americans who lived through it. Written with Bryson’s characteristic wit, irony, and genuine fondness for his subject matter, One Summer is a joyful read by a master of narrative nonfiction. - Rhianna

  1. $21.50 New Trade Paper add to wish list

Far from the Tree

by Andrew Solomon
Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest of society. A fascinating read that will make you more human. - Jill

  1. $29.00 New Hardcover add to wish list

David and Goliath

by Malcolm Gladwell
Perceptive and surprising, Gladwell's new book illuminates the concepts of obstacles and adversity through moving and provocative stories. Demonstrating the unexpected or overlooked advantages to being disadvantaged, Gladwell offers an engaging and enlightening reinterpretation of a common perception. - Michal

  1. $17.99 New Trade Paper add to wish list

Hyperbole and a Half

by Allie Brosh
Local author Allie Brosh uses MS Paint and her inspired prose to create hilarious and poignant stories and essays. Whether she's discussing her dogs, depression, hot sauce, or her childhood, Brosh is insightful and darkly comic. Half original material, half reprinted from her very popular website.
- Mary Jo

  1. $17.99 New Hardcover add to wish list

    Shake

    Carli Davidson 9780062242648

Shake

by Carli Davidson
It's said that when dogs take wagging to a full body shudder, they become refreshed and ready to begin again. Carli Davidson's delightful assortment of canines photographed while caught in the act reminds us once again why we love these critters so.
- Mark

Flying Wish Paper

Whether you want to let go of a bad relationship or celebrate your awesome year, this kit provides a lovely way to bring intentionality into everyday life. Simply write down a wish, shape the paper into a tube, light the top edge, and watch it burn until it lifts spectacularly into the air.
- Lauren

  1. $35.00 New Hardcover add to wish list

The Kinfolk Table:
Recipes for Small Gatherings

by Nathan Williams
This recipe collection from Portland-based Kinfolk magazine celebrates stylish young foodies who host perfectly imperfect gatherings. But even the most inept home cook will appreciate the sumptuous photography and thoughtful introductions to each featured contributor. - Molly

  1. $32.00 Gifts Miscellaneous add to wish list

    Whisky for Two Gift Set

    Teroforma 0091037537133

Whisky for Two Gift Set

by Teroforma
For anyone who takes their whisky (or whiskey) seriously. This set comes with two handsome, lead-free crystal tumblers that feel great in your hand, along with six of Teroforma's popular Whisky Stones so you can savor a good thing without watering it down. Your favorite spirit at its best.
- Tate

  1. $35.00 New Hardcover add to wish list

    Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull.

    John Gorham and Liz Crain 9781938073571

Toro Bravo:
Stories. Recipes. No Bull.

by John Gorham and Liz Crain
Gorham creates Spanish-style dishes with layered and complex flavors. Recipes are augmented with the personal history of their evolution in Gorham's kitchen, making Toro Bravo a bit like enjoying dining at the chef's table at this favorite Portland restaurant.
- Tracey

  1. $19.99 New Board Book add to wish list

The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

by Richard Betts
I love drinking wine but have always felt a little overwhelmed when choosing a bottle. After reading (and scratching) through Master Sommelier Richard Betts's approachable scratch-and-sniff board book, I now feel like a verifiable vino expert. - Molly

  1. $24.95 $17.50 Used Hardcover add to wish list

Knitting Yarns:
Writers on Knitting

by Ann Hood
Knitting: it's not just for Madame Defarge. Authors as varied as Andre DuBus III, Sue Grafton, and Ann Patchett share essays on the passion and magic of knitting. Put those needles down, grab a cuppa, and settle in for an inspiring read. - Tracey


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    Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey

    Emily Winfield Martin 9780449810804

Dream Animals:
A Bedtime Journey

by Emily Winfield Martin
Dream Animals is a lullaby of a children's book filled with lovely, old-fashioned, sometimes quirky imagery and rhyming verse. This sweet tale asks the questions, what is your dream animal and where will it take you? - Naomi

Battle Bunny

by Jon Scieszka, Mac Barnett, and Matthew Myers
In Battle Bunny, young Alex lovingly defaces Birthday Bunny, the book his grandma gave him. Balloons turn into bombs; a bowl of "Carrot Crispies" turns into "Greasy Guts." It's a hilarious send-up of classic children's books, infused with a real kid's imagination.
- Gigi

  1. $29.99 New Hardcover add to wish list

    The Little Mermaid

    Robert Sabuda 9781416960805

The Little Mermaid

by Robert Sabuda
Readers of all ages will marvel at the astonishing pop-ups in this retelling of the well-loved fairy tale. The intricate and innovative three-dimensional artwork cleverly leaps from the pages, beautifully bringing to life this delightful underwater adventure.
- Abby

  1. $16.00 $10.95 Used Hardcover add to wish list

"When Did You See Her Last?"
(All the Wrong Questions #2)

by Lemony Snicket
Get ready for mystery, mayhem, mistaken identities, misplaced melons, and more in the second book of Snicket's "autobiographical" series. When a young Lemony investigates a girl's disappearance, he uncovers more than he bargained for.
- Renee P.

  1. $13.95 New Hardcover add to wish list

Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Hard Luck

by Jeff Kinney
In the eighth Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, Greg Heffley attempts an experiment we've all wanted to try: leaving all of his decisions up to fate. Chock-full of Greg's characteristic doodles and clever musings, Hard Luck delivers in spades the irresistible humor the series is known for. - Xander

The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #4)

by Rick Riordan
Looking for a post-Potter obsession? Enter Heroes of Olympus. The action-packed series follows a group of teenagers living in a modern-day world still inhabited by the beasts and titans of classical mythology. In this fourth installment, the demigods must combine forces to seal the Doors of Death.
- Xander

  1. $24.95 Gifts Miscellaneous add to wish list

And Then...
Story Starters

by M. H. Clark and Alexandra Ball
We love storytime at our house, and this wonderful gift set takes it to the next level. Twenty beautifully illustrated cards narrate the opening of a tale that could go anywhere — and leave the storytelling up to you and your child. - Matilda

  1. $22.99 $16.09 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Goods: Volume 1

    McSweeney's 9780062024060

The Goods: Volume 1

by McSweeney's
An activity book from the irreverent folks at McSweeney's that will delight children of all ages and make adults laugh out loud too? Yes, please. Hilarious, thoroughly entertaining, and genuinely useful, The Goods is the perfect gift for smart kids (and their smart parents).
- Tessa

  1. $24.99 Gifts Miscellaneous add to wish list

Forbidden Desert:
Thirst for Survival

by Gamewright
I love board games, but let's be honest: it's no fun to lose. Especially when some people are so bad about winning (I'm looking at you, Dad). This lively adventure game features cooperative game play, so everybody wins or everybody dies! - Chris

  1. $18.99 New Hardcover add to wish list

    Fangirl

    Rainbow Rowell 9781250030955

Fangirl

by Rainbow Rowell
Genuine — and genuinely funny — this touching coming-of-age novel perfectly blends humor and heartfelt emotion. Fangirl is about love, fan fiction, outsiders, and sisters starting their freshmen year at college. This gem will captivate teen and adult readers alike. - Abby

  1. $18.99 New Hardcover add to wish list

The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice #12)

by John Flanagan
I'm one of the millions who anxiously awaits the next Ranger's Apprentice book, and fortunately The Royal Ranger is here. Flanagan delivers a fantastic adventure in which Will Treaty faces the battle of his life. Fans of Tolkien, Redwall, or Game of Thrones will love this book. - Max

  1. $18.99 New Hardcover add to wish list

    Teardrop

    Lauren Kate 9780385742658

Teardrop

by Lauren Kate
Besides her wonderful name, 17-year-old Eureka Boudreaux has supernatural powers, of which she is unaware. Her deceased mother left her some clues, but this romantic, mysterious story keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. If you liked Lauren Kate's Fallen series, be sure to read Teardrop. - Greta

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