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2019 NEWS:
  • Newly released MUST-READ books for January, 2020:

      NEW HARDCOVER FICTION:
    • AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins
    • A LONG PETAL OF THE SEA by Isabel Allende
    • AGENCY by William Gibson
    • HITTING A STRAIGHT LICK WITH A CROOKED STICK: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston
    • SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid
    • THE VANISHED BIRDS by Simon Jimenez
    • WHEN WE WERE VIKINGS by Andrew David MacDonald

      NEW HARDCOVER NONFICTION:
    • ARGUING WITH ZOMBIES: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future by Paul Krugman
    • UNCANNY VALLEY: A MEMOIR by Anna Wiener

      FICTION FINALLY IN PAPERBACK:
    • A GOOD MAN by Ani Katz
    • THE CARE AND FEEDING OF RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY GIRLS by Anissa Gray
    • THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo
    • THE UNLIKELY ESCAPE OF URIAH HEEP by H. G. Parry
    • TIAMAT'S WRATH by James S. A. Corey
    • GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss
    • OUTSIDE LOOKING IN by T. C. Boyle
    • A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE WORLD by C. A. Fletcher

      NONFICTION FINALLY IN PAPERBACK:
    • THE CLUB: JOHNSON, BOSWELL, AND THE FRIENDS WHO SHAPED AN AGE by Leo Damrosch
    • BAD BLOOD: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
    • BEYOND THE PERIPHERY OF THE SKIN: Rethinking, Remaking, and Reclaiming the Body in Contemporary Capitalism by Silvia Federici

      Are your books taking up more space in your home than they deserve? Moving? Need some cash for your books? Want to trade books you've read for books you haven't read? Bring us your books! We might not take all of them, but we'll pay cash or give you store credit for the ones we do want.

    • Wednesday, January 1 through Tuesday, January 21, 2020: We have resumed buying and trading books in January from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm.

    • Wednesday, January 22 through Friday, January 31, 2020: We will STOP buying books in January. We buy and trade books from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm during the first three weeks (21 days) of each month except April and December. We do NOT buy or trade books in April and December. We will resume buying and trading books on Saturday, February 1.

BOOK AWARD NEWS:
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019: The 2019 National Book Awards have been presented for the year's best Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young People's Literature
    • Fiction: Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
    • Nonfiction: The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom
    • Poetry: Sight Lines by Arthur Sze
    • Young People's Literature: 1919: The Year That Changed America by Martin W. Sandler
  • Monday, October 14, 2019: Both GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER by Bernardine Evaristo and THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood have won the 2019 Booker Prize for the best novel of the year.
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019: THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal wins the 2019 Hugo Award for the best science-fiction/fantasy novel of the year.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019: The nominees for the 2019 Booker Prize have been announced.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019: AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones wins the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction - the world's most prestigious annual book award celebrating and honoring women authors.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019: CELESTIAL BODIES by Jokha Alharthi - translated by Marilyn Booth from the original Arabic - wins the 2019 International Booker Prize for the best novel of the year translated into English.
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019: THE CALCULATING STARS by Mary Robinette Kowal wins the 2019 Nebula Award for the best science-fiction/fantasy novel of the year.
  • Friday, April 26, 2019: DOWN THE RIVER UNTO THE SEA by Walter Mosley wins the 2019 Edgar Award for the best mystery/suspense novel of the year.
  • Monday, April 15, 2019: The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction, Nonfiction, History, Biography, and Poetry have been announced.


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