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High on my list of new releases is BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the popular public radio show featuring the Seattle-based program’s best stories about our friends in the avian realm. Author Ellen Blackstone, who is a main force behind the show, offers brief essays on birds’ lives, habits, and songs that are illuminating and fascinating. The charming flock of illustrations are by Rhode Island School of Design’s Emily Poole. The book also features a foreword by John W. Fitzpatrick, director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Bird and nature lovers are sure to enjoy this delightful volume. - Dave I.

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BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show Cover Image
By BirdNote, Ellen Blackstone (Editor), Emily Poole (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781632171696
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Published: Sasquatch Books - March 20th, 2018

How do wrist fitness monitors keep track of our steps? And how does GPS really work? In his totally readable, super-engaging book, physics professor James Kakalios reveals the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from our smart phones and digital “clouds” to X ray machines and hybrid vehicles. “You won’t find a better, more enjoyable tour guide to how the laws of physics explain the world all around us.” —Sean Carroll, Caltech physicist

The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770437756
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Published: Broadway Books - May 15th, 2018

To truly understand the path that ancient peoples made across the Bering land bridge, author and adventurer Craig Childs doesn’t just study their path, he walks it. As he describes his journey and that of our ancient ancestors, he shows us a wild world of mastodons, mammoths, and saber-toothed cats. Written with a sense of poetry and appreciation for the untamed, Childs’s latest work is terrific for the student of history or the adventurer at heart. - Aric

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Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307908650
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Published: Pantheon - May 1st, 2018

Whoever you are, whatever your political leanings, I urge you to read this story of two boys who fled their country, El Salvador, for a better life in the United States. Told with honesty and a lot of heart, The Far Away Brothers chronicles their journey, from their harrowing passage through the desert to their battles with the legal system in order to remain in a country where their lives are unthreatened. - Jax

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The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101906200
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Published: Broadway Books - May 22nd, 2018

The indomitable Mary Russell is back at it again, this time tracking down a friend’s missing aunt in a search that leads her from the notorious insane asylum of Bedlam to the canals of Mussolini-era Venice. With a cast of players that includes fascist Blackshirts and Cole Porter in full party mode, King’s writing is, as ever, brimming with wit, rich historical detail, and her own brand of infectious joie de vivre. - Ilana

Don’t miss our in-store book launch event with Laurie R. King on June 24th, 2018.

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Island of the Mad: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804177962
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Published: Bantam - June 12th, 2018

A tantalizing blend of investigative thriller and introspection into what it really means to know those you love. This is a perfect thriller of a beach read (even more appropriate as the opening scene is set at the beach!). The strong writing and exciting twists and turns make this a very enjoyable mystery and a great read if you loved Gone Girl or The Woman in Cabin 10. - Megan

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Watch Me Disappear: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812989489
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - May 8th, 2018

If you’ve never read the Cecil Younger Investigation series, this new edition of the first book is a great place to start. Winner of the Shamus Award for Best First Novel, The Woman Who Married a Bear finds private investigator Younger traveling across Alaska to uncover the motive and identity of a killer. “A fascinating Alaskan setting, great characters, a highly unusual plot and remarkably good writing. It’s a winner.” —Tony Hillerman

The Woman Who Married a Bear (A Cecil Younger Investigation #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616959135
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Published: Soho Crime - May 1st, 2018

Do you want to laugh uncomfortably? Awkwardly empathize? Be absolutely charmed? Full-page personal ads and the adventures of the lonely but undaunted teenage Tobias build one side of Erin Nations’ world, while customer service, memories of growing up a triplet, and honest reflections on being trans and transitioning introduce us to Nations himself. I am both uncomfortable and too comfortable in reading Gumballs because it feels so familiar to me, kindness and weirdness and all; it feels like home. - Jocelyn

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781603094313
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - June 26th, 2018

Fans of Mike Mignola (Hellboy) will no doubt devour his latest book, illustrated by the incomparable Troy Nixey and colored by Eisner winner Dave Stewart. With such talents at work, Jenny Finn is sure to be beautifully crafted and promises a generous dose of Mignola’s trademark Lovecraftian horror: a plague that leaves bodies covered in tentacles, a serial killer slashing women at night, and a séance that reveals a horrible curse… - Kelly

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Jenny Finn Cover Image
By Mike Mignola, Troy Nixey, Troy Nixey (Illustrator), Farel Dalrymple (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781506705446
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Published: Dark Horse Books - June 19th, 2018

Tommy Orange’s debut offers a contemporary glimpse of Native lives through a wide array of characters. There There lifts the figure of the Native American off the shrine built of white America’s guilt and sins. This novel has horror and rage and sadness and banality—and beauty, too: Orange writes of the humanity of his people who exist now: urban, dynamic, less “other,” more real. - Chorel

Don’t miss our free event with Tommy Orange at Bookshop Santa Cruz on June 18th, 2018.

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There There: A novel Cover Image
$20.76
ISBN: 9780525520375
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Published: Knopf - June 5th, 2018

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