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It’s a heist. On the moon. And it’s hilarious, with a story that feels fresh and new. Do you love the science in science fiction? Weir skillfully combines the realities of living on a lunar base with the excitement and thrill of the scope of human ingenuity. It’s hard to follow a smash hit like The Martian, but Artemis does it so well. - Jax

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780553448122
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - November 14th, 2017

I was already a fan of Hearne’s urban fantasy series, so when I heard he was writing a new epic fantasy, I was immediately intrigued. The premise of kingdoms being based around the elements is a trope that could be cheesy but is given a clever spin by Hearne, who manages to weave cheekiness with heartbreak and adventure into a terrific story. - Karena

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$28.99
ISBN: 9780345548603
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Published: Del Rey Books - October 17th, 2017

Ritter’s debut novel is a powerful study on how the present can be a recapitulation of the past. The nonprofit lawyer Abby Williams lives a tidy life, her past hidden, until an investigation in her hometown blurs the divisions between geographies and timelines, good and bad, right and wrong. Abby’s story strangely becomes familiar, holding you long past its final pages. - Karen

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781524759841
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Published: Crown Archetype - November 7th, 2017

If you like your mysteries on the darker side or enjoy a morally ambiguous protagonist, you’ll love the latest in the Scandinavian crime catalog, this one featuring Leona—a detective and a sociopath with a knack for solving crimes. When a naked, blood-covered little girl robs a bank, Leona is thrown into the case of her life and her personal life slides into darker shades of grey. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward to more! - Flannery

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781590518823
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Published: Other Press (NY) - August 1st, 2017

Chris Ware is a Picasso of modern art and storytelling. Even if you’re unfamiliar with Ware, chances are you’ve seen his art and seen the work of those who have been influenced by him. Here you have the most unusual museum feature on a single artist contained between covers. Ware’s art, from early concepts to modern masterpieces, lays out his life with occasional commentary and great insight into an artist, the world he sees, and the art industry. - Jocelyn

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By Chris Ware, Ira Glass (Preface by), Francoise Mouly (Introduction by)
$60.00
ISBN: 9780847860883
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Published: Rizzoli International Publications - October 17th, 2017

Barry has put together a complex (and very funny) historical account of the different ways famous musicians have imagined the future of music. Whether it is sci-fi written by classical composers or experimental soundtracks to imagined utopias, Barry writes with such vivid detail and passion that it makes one imagine that the future of music will be bright. - Gabe

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781910924969
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Published: Repeater - March 21st, 2017

I don’t remember the last time I’ve hugged a book so much. A wonderful combination of history, trivia, social commentary, and art design, all tied together in over-the-top covers and seemingly ridiculous plots. Perfect for fans of horror and sci-fi (and Sy-Fy!) this book will make your wish list grow exponentially. - Rachel

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Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781594749810
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Published: Quirk Books - September 19th, 2017

Just be, Grasshopper. You are ready to practice Zen now. This is one of the very best books on Zen ever written. Written by the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Suzuki Roshi designed this to be read by experienced meditators and novices alike. No need for more words at this time. Just read. - Jason

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice Cover Image
By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
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Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

The quintessential book for lexophiles and logophiles! Lexicographer Kory Stamper takes readers on a delightful tour of Merriam-Webster’s hallowed cubicles and shows us how dictionaries are created an edited. Full of charming, hilarious, and never-pedantic anecdotes, this is fantastic for any wordsmith. - Kelly

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781101870945
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Published: Pantheon Books - March 14th, 2017

This cookbook met my criteria: vegetarian, worldly, and somewhere in between easy and experimental. All the recipes I’ve tried so far, including salads, entrees, and drinks, have been remarkably simple and delicious. - Natalie

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Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781607745495
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 15th, 2015

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