Staff Favorites

Staff Favorites

Our Staff Favorites section, is by far our most popular spot to browse in the store. Many customers return to share their opinions about books they’ve selected from our Staff Recommendations. It is really the heart of what Independent Bookstores and Booksellers provide to readers.

The excitement and anticipation of the next great story that will heighten their next reading experience. So if you ever need a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to ask. It really is one of our favorite things about being booksellers.

If you’re buying a gift for someone else? We always offer complimentary gift wrap and can ship it as well.

Robin, Mary, Megan and Margie

 

Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

There’s something intensely magical about a debut novel and Where The Crawdad’s Sing is that novel.  First time author Delia Owens blew me away with her beautiful writing and descriptions of the marshland on the North Carolina coast.  I could hear the grasses singing in the breeze and almost smell the brine in the air.  This is a novel that comes alive and shimmers in its themes of abandonment, loneliness, the rawness of the natural world, and the primal urge of this young protagonist named Kya, or the Marsh Girl, to not only survive in it, but thrive in her own unique way.  By the end I didn’t want to let her go.   Loved, loved, loved this! – Robin

In The Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu – Mayor of New Orleans

“It’s an important book for everyone in America to read, because it shows how intellectual honesty can lead to moral clarity”. – Walter Isaacson.  I agree completely!  This book will piss you off, it will inspire, and hopefully set the record straight on the great stain of racism in America. – Robin

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Riveting!  A brilliant 19 year old Stanford drop-out, Elizabeth Holmes spins the technology world and Silicon Valley off the charts with her start-up company Theranos.  Promising to revolutionize the medical industry with her blood testing machine that only needs a drop of blood to perform hundreds of tests, she secures round after round of funding from experienced venture capitalists skyrocketing her net worth upwards of $4.7billion.  There’s only one problem – her machine doesn’t work and puts the lives of thousands of patients at risk.  Author John Carreyrou of The Wall Street Journal delivers this incredible story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron.  An excellent read! – Mary

 

The Oracle Year by Charles Soule

What would you do with 108 predictions about the future?  Hedge your bets and stash your winnings in the Caymens, or something more altruistic for the sake of others?  This philosophical adventure becomes a cat and mouse chase as the Oracle evades the authorities.  I couldn’t put it down. – Margie

 

 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Pachinko is one of the best books I’ve picked up in awhile.  Min Jin Lee expertly details the hardships of a family trying to stay together and alive in a world that is completely against them.  Tragic and real, this is a story I recommend everyone read.  –  Megan

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