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All's Well: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982169664
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 3rd, 2021

Mona Awad is something else. In her new novel, ALL'S WELL, she once again illustrates that no one can write about the spirals and swirls of the human mind like she can. We follow a college theater professor who suffers severe chronic pain after a fall off the stage, but there's hope her suffering and resentment towards her younger, more lithe students may come to an end when three enigmatic businessmen offer her relief... but at a cost. Bursting at the seams with toil and trouble, Awad leaves her readers reeling as only a master can do. Hear that sound? That's you. And even you don't know if you're laughing or screaming.

-Conner, Assistant Book Manager


If the Shoe Fits: A Meant to be Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781368050388
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Published: Hyperion Avenue - August 3rd, 2021

Dead Wednesday Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593306673
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

Jerry Spinelli never disappoints with his books and DEAD WEDNESDAY is a book that I cannot get out of my mind. I am still processing the meaning and am already beginning to read the book, again. Spinelli does not shy away from the issues of childhood, as evidenced by his newest novel. DEAD WEDNESDAY is an important book, especially for the children that are grieving or worrying about their own life. DEAD WEDNESDAY teaches empathy in such a unique way and will lead to many discussions. This is the perfect book for book clubs and classroom conversations.

-Marilyn, Children's Book Buyer


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The Manningtree Witches Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220649
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Published: Catapult - August 10th, 2021

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Velvet Was the Night Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593356821
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Published: Del Rey Books - August 17th, 2021

Oh, man! Silvia Moreno-Garcia is really a powerhouse of an author! I look forward to each new book from her with great anticipation, knowing it'll be something totally different than the last--as is the case with Velvet Was the Night! 70's crime fiction set in Mexico City amidst political turmoil...If you haven't read her yet, you are truly missing out!

-Becky, Book Buyer


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My Heart Is a Chainsaw Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

I adore Stephen Graham Jones's work! Slashers have never been more fun! If horror is your jam, you are going to love My Heart is a Chainsaw! An absolute must read for genre fans!

-Becky, Book Buyer


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Certain Dark Things: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250785589
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 7th, 2021

Sylvia Moreno-Garcia has kind of flipped the vampire genre on its head here, combining Aztec and other lore to create a world with ten different kinds of vampires. And in this world, the vampires have become drug lords - warring against one another and human gangs as well. Drug wars, vampires, Mexico City and a smidge of history besides, and all set in the very near future, Certain Dark Things is a fabulous read. Fabulous! And highly original! And definitely one I'm recommending to EVERYONE!

-Becky, Book Buyer


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No Gods, No Monsters (Convergence Saga #1) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982603724
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Published: Blackstone Publishing - September 7th, 2021

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Harlem Shuffle Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 14th, 2021

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Change Sings: A Children's Anthem Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Loren Long (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593203224
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 21st, 2021

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Under the Whispering Door Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217349
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Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

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HEX Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250780935
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Published: Tor Nightfire - September 21st, 2021

From the start, Thomas Olde Heuvelt carefully and quietly builds an atmosphere of utter and complete dread. When we meet Black Spring, they’ve grown a bit ambivalent and have started to take Katherine for granted. Some folks fear her, sure, but others mock the witch and flaunt the town’s centuries-old laws concerning her. This is due in part to the fact that no one has really witnessed Katherine’s powers for quite some time: the last real incident was back in the 60s, after all, and though everyone knows of the deaths that occurred then many of them have brushed it off. It’s clear from the beginningof Hex that something bad is coming and that tension and suspense escalates fabulously throughout the book, bringing it to an eventual frenzied climax of some of the most awesome horrific imagery ever. Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s US debut is exactly the kind of book any horror fan will delight in reading and I absolutely can’t wait to see more from this Dutch author.

-Becky, Book Buyer


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The Beatryce Prophecy Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536213614
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Published: Candlewick - September 28th, 2021

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Garlic and the Vampire Cover Image
By Bree Paulsen, Bree Paulsen (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062995087
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Published: Quill Tree Books - September 28th, 2021

An adorable and fangless tale where not a drop of blood is spilt and garlic is cute. Sometimes when we face our fears, we make new friends. Perfect for Halloween!

-Conner, Assistant Book Manager


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Light From Uncommon Stars Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250789068
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

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Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982168438
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Published: Scribner - September 28th, 2021

From the first page I knew I was in for something special, extraordinary, and magnificant. Anthony Doerr has delivered us a masterpiece of all time! CLOUD CUCKOO LAND is brilliant, weaving a chaotic grand story taking place in the past, present, and future. You won't know how it will all come together, but you trust you will, and you won't be disappointed. CLOUD CUCKOO LAND is book you will immediately want to start rereading the minute you are done, because you don't want the story to end. Get ready for goosebumps!

-Marilyn, Children's Book Buyer


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Read Island: The Picture Book Cover Image
By Nicole Magistro, Alice Feagan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781736523308
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Published: Read Island, LLC - October 1st, 2021

I want to go to Read Island! What a magical, lilting, sweet story. The illustrations and poetry, reminding you to just breathe, to just take time to imagine is soul soothing for both the reader and little listener. This is my kind of adventure.

-Nicole, BookBar Owner


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A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
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Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

Women turning the story of Sleeping Beauty on its head while kicking ass, breaking down the patriarchy, and creating their own endings. Also: Lesbians. 10/10 - Would recommend!

-Kerin, Bookseller Extraordinaire


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The Book of Magic: A Novel (The Practical Magic Series #4) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982151485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 5th, 2021

Alice Hoffman continues to delight readers with her final installment of the Practical Magic series. THE BOOK OF MAGIC begins with the family finally trying to end the curse so that they can freely fall in love and have the lasting love that they have tried so hard to hide. THE BOOK OF MAGIC returns to their London roots to undo what began generations ago. But can love conquer black magic in order to find happiness? Hoffman is a such a brilliant author, teaching us all life lesson and the importance of being raised by strong women and to know that "love is what matters most!"

-Marilyn, Children's Book Buyer


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Reprieve: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063079915
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Published: William Morrow - October 5th, 2021

You know that friend who hates roller coasters? Who hates anything scary? Or thrilling? Anything to get your adrenaline going? The mode of peer pressure I prefer to get this friend to do the thing is: "Look, there are people getting off the ride," "There hasn't been a person who's gone up who hasn't made back down." "You see, they're leaving. Everyone survived this haunted house." But... what if they didn't? What if four people enter a haunted house and only three emerge? Let me introduce REPRIEVE, a debut novel by James Han Mattson, who answers this nightmare- fueled question in his sharp and engaging debut novel. In the middle of Nebraska sits of an ancient mansion that is the site a notorious full- contact haunted house where, if you can complete it, you win a generous cash prize. People travel from far and wide to attempt the seemingly impossible and the last group to ever attempt the house ends in grisly murder. Buckle up because that's just the tip of the iceberg. Mattson delves into race, immigration, and queerness all through the lens of horror and it is expertly done. It is the intersection of so many things and it has earned its place as an instant classic on my bookshelf.

- Conner, Assistant Book Manager


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The Survivors Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385547567
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Published: Doubleday Books - October 5th, 2021

This took me on such an emotional journey and left me feeling almost bereft of something once I'd finished. The emotional journey and development of the characters really got to me on a personal level and touched on a lot of hard truths of family and life. For the first time in a while, after finishing the final chapter, I had to sit and process everything I'd just read to fully be able to process the impact this novel had on me.

-Kerin, Bookseller


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Frankie & Bug Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534482531
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Published: Aladdin - October 12th, 2021

Gayle Foreman has given our young readers such a gift with FRANKIE & BUG! This is a book that belongs on every child's bookshelf; to teach the power of friendship, the need for empathy, and the courage to stand up for what is right. FRANKIE & BUG takes place in the 70s on Venice Beach. Bug wants to spend her summer on the beach, but is stuck at home with Frankie, her neighbor's nephew that is visiting for the summer. Frankie has no interest in the beach. He just wants to solve the Midnight Marouder serial killer case. Frankie & Bug don't really have any similar interests, until a new mystery arises that they must come together to save a life. Frankie & Bug prove that children are quite powerful and can actually change the world.

-Marilyn, Children's Book Buyer


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A Bathroom Book for People Not Pooping or Peeing but Using the Bathroom as an Escape Cover Image
By Joe Pera, Joe Bennett (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781250782694
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Published: Forge Books - November 16th, 2021

What a charming little book. I will be revisiting the audio book (Thanks Libro.FM!) and the print book for years to come. If you ever feel like you need a deep breath, here it is. It doesn't solve any problems, but this bite-sized guided meditation gives you space. It's so simple and so beautiful. I loved it.

- Conner, Assistant Book Manager


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Call Us What We Carry: Poems Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593465066
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Published: Viking Books - December 7th, 2021