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Maurice: A Novel By E. M. Forster Cover Image
$12.76
ISBN: 9780393310320
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 17th, 2005

One of the best novelists of all time on queer love and coming of age in the Edwardian era.

- Sam


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Calling a Wolf a Wolf By Kaveh Akbar Cover Image
$13.56
ISBN: 9781938584671
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Published: Alice James Books - September 12th, 2017

In this moving work, Kaveh Akbar examines his struggle with addiction, explores his complex relationship to identity as an Iranian-American, and shows a stunning command of poetic form. Always powerful and poignant, Akbar is one of our best living poets

- Lee


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The Z Word By Lindsay King-Miller Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781683694076
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Published: Quirk Books - May 7th, 2024

AWESOME queer horror. All the drama of The L Word with all the gore and horror of the Walking Dead. Pick this guy up for pride month... if you dare 0.o

- Hannah


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Tin to Table: Fancy, Snacky Recipes for Tin-thusiasts and A-fish-ionados By Anna Hezel Cover Image
$19.96
ISBN: 9781797215518
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 25th, 2023

Between the pandemic and social media trends, tinned fish has come back in a big way in the food world. But, did you know just like their non-canned brethren, they make for excellent cooking ingredients? Anna Hezel creates an in depth cookbook focused on the topic loaded with beautiful food photography, illustrations, and easy to follow recipes.

- Tony


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Liar City By Allie Therin Cover Image
$15.19
ISBN: 9781335621948
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Published: Carina Adores - February 28th, 2023

In an alternate modern-day Seattle, empath Reece has to team up with empath hunter Grayson when an anti-empath politican is killed. This trilogy opener sets up a very slow-burn romance with crackling tension. I've read it twice already. Banter, fast-moving plot, exciting twists, and fascinating characters.

- April


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Walking Practice: A Novel By Dolki Min, Victoria Caudle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Dolki Min, Victoria Caudle (Translated by)
$13.59
ISBN: 9780063258624
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Published: HarperVia - March 12th, 2024

Everyone deals with anxiety at some point or another. Even shapeshifting, man-eating, alien nightmares.

- John


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Underestimated: The Wisdom and Power of Teenage Girls By Chelsey Goodan Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781668032688
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Published: Gallery Books - March 5th, 2024

This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about teenagers. It's not just a parenting book, or a tool for educators: it's an anthology of conversations that show how to listen with curiosity, ask questions with respect, and build meaningful relationships with teenagers. I'm so glad this is on our shelves.

- Murphy


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Theological Tractates. the Consolation of Philosophy (Loeb Classical Library #74) By Boethius, H. F. Stewart (Translator), E. K. Rand (Translator) Cover Image
By Boethius, H. F. Stewart (Translator), E. K. Rand (Translator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780674990838
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Published: Harvard University Press - January 1st, 1973

"So now dry your tears... nor has too violent a storm overwhelmed you, when those anchors still hold firm which ensure that neither present consolation nor future hope shall be wanting.”

- James


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The Sabbath (FSG Classics) By Abraham Joshua Heschel, Ilya Schor (Illustrator), Susannah Heschel (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Abraham Joshua Heschel, Ilya Schor (Illustrator), Susannah Heschel (Introduction by)
$13.60
ISBN: 9780374529758
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 17th, 2005

Originally penned in 1951, Heschel's beautiful treatise on sanctifying time above material and Earthly things remains a powerful and humbling read.

- Stacey


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No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters By Ursula K. Le Guin Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781328507976
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 15th, 2019

CATS (for adults)!!! From the master of sci-fi comes this 10/10 essay collection...including some written in the perspective of her cat, Pard

- Alyssa

 


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Milk Fed: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781982142506
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

This makes the list of PSB staff favorites - staff picked both in hardcover and now in softcover! If you were waiting for it, now's your chance! - Stacey
 

- Olive


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Cinema Love: A Novel By Jiaming Tang Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780593474334
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Published: Dutton - May 7th, 2024

I first came across Jiaming Tang's writing in JOYLAND. His debut novel is "a split-timeline novel of forbidden love and enduring companionship in post-Socialist China."

- Mia


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The Ancient Art of Thinking For Yourself: The Power of Rhetoric in Polarized Times By Robin Reames Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781541603974
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Published: Basic Books - March 19th, 2024

Who doesn't love a good rhetorical question? - Stacey

- Wendy


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Rednecks: A Novel By Taylor Brown Cover Image
$23.20
ISBN: 9781250329332
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 14th, 2024

A pivotal moment in labor history, captured in a novel that brings historical figures and fictional characters to life.

- Sarah


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Reading the Room: A Bookseller's Tale By Paul Yamazaki, Rick Simonson (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Paul Yamazaki, Rick Simonson (Foreword by)
$11.16
ISBN: 9781958846698
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Published: Ode Books - May 8th, 2024

The story of a life lived with purpose, Yamasaki's meander through his life as legendary bookseller at City Lights in San Francisco, is insightful & inspiring. A must read for anyone who loves books and bookstores.

- Josh


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