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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood By Trevor Noah Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
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Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

A must-read for anyone who has "heard of" apartheid but didn't fully grasp it. Shocking, infuriating, and also very fun. How? Because Trevor Noah is that talented with words and timing.


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Brat: An '80s Story By Andrew McCarthy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538754276
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 11th, 2021

A fun look behind the scenes of some of the most iconic movies of the 80's. McCarthy is a surprisingly good writer - check out his travel writing!


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Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure By William Dylan Powell Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781681062099
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Published: Reedy Press - October 15th, 2019

Finding youself with some time to kill? All these amazing spots are very local and many are free! Discover the quirky side of Houston!


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
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Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

A detailed nonfiction accouunt of "The Troubles" that reads like a frightening murder mystery.


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Bibliophile: Diverse Spines By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781797211916
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2021

A gorgeous celebration of BIPOC literature - books, booksellers, and authors. New Year's Resolution: expand horizons. Check!


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The House on Vesper Sands By Paraic O'Donnell Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142988
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Published: Tin House Books - January 11th, 2022

Wonderful gothic mystery about a divinity student masquerading as a sergeant and a stubborn and adventurous female journalist working to solve the mystery surrounding a window-jumping seamstress.


Confessions of a Bookseller By Shaun Bythell Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781567927221
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - March 22nd, 2022

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the best job in the world? Shaun gives a peek into a year in the life of a secondhand bookshop owner in Scotland. The events, customers, technical problems, and seasonal income variances--he faces them all with humor and a pinch of snark. Maybe we could do an exchange program?


Linea Nigra: An Essay on Pregnancy and Earthquakes By Jazmina Barrera, Christina Macsweeney (Translator) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781949641301
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Published: Two Lines Press - May 3rd, 2022

Beautifully written, gorgeous translation. A love letter to her son, husband, and mother, while at the same time incredibly honest and truthful about the frustrations and fears of pregnancy and motherhood.