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August 2020 Birthday Sale

cakeA Three-Day "THANK YOU" Sale

20% off these titles

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
July 30 through August 1, 2020

Orders placed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for books on this list will be discounted 20% as a thank you to you, our community, for 26 years of support.

They are arranged alphabetically by title (removing "A" and "The"). Like the store, the selection is eclectic - we tried to choose something for everyone! Some we have on hand, others will be ordered as requested.

For web orders, please use the code "26YEARS" in the comments field to ensure that the discount is applied.

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Afterlife Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781643750255
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 7th, 2020

A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine * The New York Times * The Washington Post *Vogue * Bustle * BuzzFeed * Ms.


Ask Again, Yes: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982106997
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Published: Scribner - May 5th, 2020

The triumphant New York Times Bestseller * The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick *

Named one of the best books of the year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle

“This is one beautiful book.


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781338635171
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 19th, 2020

Ambition will fuel him.
Competition will drive him.
But power has its price.


The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
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Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER · WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER  · USA TODAY BESTSELLER


The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393712872
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 10th, 2019

Easy-to-understand science-based strategies to maximize your brain’s potential.


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Brave Like That Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062878113
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Published: HarperCollins - June 2nd, 2020

Find yourself. Find your place. Find your brave.

This uplifting tale, which award-winning author Leslie Connor dubbed “a perfectly paced journey of the heart” is perfect for fans of Lisa Graff and Lynda Mullaly Hunt. 


The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250231321
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 7th, 2020

The paperback edition of the New York Times bestseller that the Wall Street Journal said was “chock full of momentous events and larger-than-life characters.”


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Chirp Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547602810
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - February 4th, 2020

"[A] deftly layered mystery about family, friendship, and the struggle to speak up." - Laurie Halse Anderson, bestselling author of Speak and Shout

From acclaimed author Kate Messner comes the powerful story of a young girl with the courage to make her voice heard, set against the backdrop of a summertime mystery.


Conviction Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316528498
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Published: Mulholland Books - April 14th, 2020

A true crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past in this "blazingly intense" Reese Witherspoon book club pick and New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year (A. J. Finn).


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Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307271013
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Published: Knopf - May 5th, 2020

A hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive account of the author's adventures, in the world of French haute cuisine, for anyone whose ever found joy in cooking and eating food with their family--from the author of the best-selling, widely acclaimed Heat.

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice


Falastin: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581731
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Published: Ten Speed Press - June 16th, 2020

A soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today from the Ottolenghi restaurants’ executive chef and partner—120 recipes shaped by his personal story as well as the history of Palestine.

“Truly, one of the best cookbooks of the year so far.”—Bon Appétit


Fly Fishing and Conservation in Vermont: Stories of the Battenkill and Beyond Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467141321
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Published: History Press - March 9th, 2020

Vermont is an angler's paradise, but few pause to consider the past and future impact that conservation has had on trout fishing. Writer, angler and conservationist Tim Traver combines the latest fisheries science with well-seasoned opinions on the storied past, evolving present and hopeful future of this worthy pursuit.


A Garden Miscellany: An Illustrated Guide to the Elements of the Garden Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781604698817
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Published: Timber Press - October 29th, 2019

 “A pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly

Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth?


Here in the Real World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062698957
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Published: Balzer + Bray - February 4th, 2020

From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.


Hid from Our Eyes: A Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne Mystery (Fergusson/Van Alstyne Mysteries #9) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780312606855
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Published: Minotaur Books - April 7th, 2020

THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER

New York Times
bestseller Julia Spencer-Fleming returns to her beloved Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series with new crimes that span decades in Hid from Our Eyes.


Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781501169717
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

“Cooking shouldn’t just be about making a delicious dish—owning the process and enjoying the experience ought to be just as important as the meal itself.


The Long Call (The Two Rivers Series #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250204455
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 28th, 2020

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
WINNER OF THE AGATHA AWARD FOR BEST CONTEMPORARY NOVEL


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Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780812985030
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 3rd, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island


Night Boat to Tangier Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911341
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Published: Anchor - July 7th, 2020

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


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Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313812
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD
A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF 2018
A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018


Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982381
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 5th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet.


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Simon the Fiddler: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062966742
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Published: William Morrow - April 14th, 2020

“The reader is treated to a kind of alchemy on the page when character, setting and song converge at all the right notes, generating an authentic humanity that is worth remembering and celebrating.” — New York Times


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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
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Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis


This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781324003205
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 11th, 2020

A visionary work of radical empathy.

Known for immersion journalism that is more immersed than most people are willing to go, and for a prose style that is somehow both fierce and soulful, Jeff Sharlet dives deep into the darkness around us and awaiting us.


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Where the Crawdads Sing Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735219090
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PHENOMENON
More than 7 million copies sold worldwide
A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
A Business Insider Defining Book of the Decade 

"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon

"Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review


Who Loves Books?: A Flip-Flap Book (Interactive Board Book for Toddlers, Mix and Match Animals) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781452170978
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 11th, 2020

An interactive instant classic for inquisitive young minds and budding book lovers.

From the creator of the critically acclaimed Flip-Flap book, Hide and Sleep.

Who loves books? Is it Rabbit? Is it Bird? Is it Butterfly? Flap and flap the sturdy pages of this playful book to find out.