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A Career in Books: A Novel about Friends, Money, and the Occasional Duck Bun By Kate Gavino, Kate Gavino (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Gavino, Kate Gavino (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593185483
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Published: Plume - August 2nd, 2022

Told in black and white illustrations, this fun graphic novel tells the story of three women who are just starting their careers in publishing. Their trials and challenges are all part of "a career in books," but their work really takes off when they meet an elderly woman and Booker Prize winner, who mentors each of them on their respective book-y paths.

- Amy

100 Philosophers: The Wisdom of the World's Great Thinkers By Lesley Levene Cover Image
ISBN: 9781789293708
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Published: Michael O'Mara - September 1st, 2022

A definitive and essential treasury of philosophers from around the world, from ancient times to the modern day. A must-read for anyone wanting answers to the most important questions, from those that have dared to ask them.

- Mark

The United States of Cryptids: A Tour of American Myths and Monsters By J. W. Ocker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683693222
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Published: Quirk Books - October 11th, 2022

From the Jersey Devil to the Oklahoma Octopus and our very own Chupacabra, take a tour through the amazing menagerie of American made monsters and the stories behind them! There's no telling what creature will rise from the murky depths of paranoia, imagination and pseudoscience.

- Keaton

Reading the Stars: Astrology for Book Lovers By Book Riot Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419758874
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Published: Abrams Image - October 18th, 2022

Take your zodiac to a place you've never seen it before. Reading the Stars brings astrology to the land of literature. You can see what your sign says about the things you like to read, and why you like them. It is fun and it will really make you think.

- Patrick

Rude Science: Everything You Want to Know About the Science No One Ever Talks About By Stefan Gates Cover Image
ISBN: 9781787136403
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - November 8th, 2022

Scientist Stefan Gates set out to answer all of the questions that you have--and all of the questions you never thought to ask--about your bodily functions. Nothing is unmentionable in this weird and wonderful fact book for all ages.

- Kiarra

Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius By Nick Hornby Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593541821
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 15th, 2022

Two different time periods, two legacies, and two men that seem like they have no connection between one another. However, Nick Hornby shows just how similar Dickens and Prince really were. Written with humor and profound insight, this is one book that makes you re-examine the lives of a Victorian writer and a music icon.

- Patrick