Dana's Picks

Dana is the shop owner, and has been a bookseller for over twenty-five years.  

Plotline pet peeves?
1. _________ had the perfect life, then _______ happens & everything goes to hell.
2. Dad/mom/grandparent dies & the main character returns home, where long buried secrets... blah blah blah...

Both are just plain lazy and formulaic.

Dogear or bookmark?
Bookmark--I have a stash and match them to the mood/subject of the book.

Any classics you refuse to read?
This isn't going to make me popular, but Austen & Dickens. Tried 'em. We didn't get along.

First book that made a big impression on you?
The Talisman by Stephen King when I was 11--it was the fattest book I had ever read; what a sense of accomplishment.
Then, at 15, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut taught me how truly original and unconventional literature could be. It changed everything.

What's your most terrifying book experience?
I discovered I hated my book 30 minutes into a 4hr flight and didn't have a back-up.

Your mission as a bookseller?
To connect people to books that surprise them & open new words/avenues of reading.

Anything else of note??
1. There needs to be an 8th day of the week where nothing is expected of anyone except reading. The world would be a better place. Libroday?
2. I will always have a soft spot for the people who 1st introduce me to books I fall in love with.

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Wolf at the Table By Adam Rapp Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316434164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 19th, 2024

Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781646142767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Levine Querido - October 31st, 2023

California Bear: A Novel By Duane Swierczynski Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316382977
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books - January 9th, 2024

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The Hunter: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593493434
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - March 5th, 2024

Fun & sexy - perfect escapist reading. With dragons!


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The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store: A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593422946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 8th, 2023

Shifty's Boys By Chris Offutt Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802161758
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Published: Grove Press - June 13th, 2023

Starter Villain By John Scalzi Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780765389220
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - September 19th, 2023

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The Main Character: A Novel By Jaclyn Goldis Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781668013045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - May 21st, 2024

Small Mercies: A Novel By Dennis Lehane Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062129499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - April 23rd, 2024

 

 


The Last Watch (The Divide Series #1) By J. S. Dewes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250236340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - April 20th, 2021

The Road to Roswell: A Novel By Connie Willis Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593499870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - March 26th, 2024

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: A new fantasy series set a thousand years before The City of Brass By Shannon Chakraborty Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062963512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - March 26th, 2024

The Ferryman: A Novel By Justin Cronin Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780525619499
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 7th, 2024

The Shallows: A Nils Shapiro Novel By Matt Goldman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250323682
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Published: Forge Books - May 7th, 2024

The Warm Hands of Ghosts: A Novel By Katherine Arden Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593128251
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Published: Del Rey - February 13th, 2024

The Husbands: A Novel By Holly Gramazio Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385550611
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - April 2nd, 2024

Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect: A Novel By Benjamin Stevenson Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063279070
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Published: Mariner Books - January 30th, 2024

Bittersweet in the Hollow By Kate Pearsall Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593531020
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2023

How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math from Nerd Nite By Dr. Chris Balakrishnan, Matt Wasowski, Kristen Orr (Illustrator) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250288349
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 20th, 2024

Those We Thought We Knew By David Joy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525536918
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 1st, 2023

Killing Me (An Amber Jamison Novel #1) By Michelle Gagnon Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593540749
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 16th, 2023

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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063204157
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

If Fredrik Backman and Sy Montgomery  ever had a literary love child, this is it. A novel of outcasts and octopuses (octopi?), it delves into loss and creating community in an utterly charming manner.  I usually run from a book described as "charming", so I was really surprised how much I loved this one.  ~ Dana


Now Is Not the Time to Panic: A Novel By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062913517
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Published: Ecco - August 1st, 2023

Maeve Fly By CJ Leede Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250857859
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Published: Tor Nightfire - June 6th, 2023

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When We Were Birds: A Novel By Ayanna Lloyd Banwo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313619
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Published: Anchor - February 14th, 2023