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AMORALMAN: A True Story and Other Lies Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525658559
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Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

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The Babysitter: My Summers with a Serial Killer Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982129477
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Published: Atria Books - March 2nd, 2021

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781426221774
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Published: National Geographic - March 2nd, 2021

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593189696
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 2nd, 2021

The Empathy Diaries: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560098
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Published: Penguin Press - March 2nd, 2021

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Extraordinary Orchids Cover Image
By Sandra Knapp, Mark W. Chase (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780226779676
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 31st, 2021

Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781616208462
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 2nd, 2021

The Soul of a Woman Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780593355626
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 2nd, 2021

The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573077
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250234995
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Published: Celadon Books - February 23rd, 2021

Tom Stoppard: A Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780451493224
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Published: Knopf - February 23rd, 2021

What Is Life?: Five Great Ideas in Biology Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780393541151
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

Every Thing Is Sacred: 40 Practices and Reflections on the Universal Christ Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780593238783
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Published: Convergent Books - February 16th, 2021

The Good Hand: A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781984881519
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Published: Viking - February 16th, 2021

The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780393542011
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544828698
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 16th, 2021

Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250756428
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 16th, 2021

The Power Wish: Japan's Leading Astrologer Reveals the Moon's Secrets for Finding Success, Happiness, and the Favor of the Universe Cover Image
By Keiko, Rieko Yamanaka (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984880420
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Published: Penguin Life - February 9th, 2021

Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525557852
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Published: Penguin Press - February 9th, 2021

Unfinished: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984819215
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Published: Ballantine Books - February 9th, 2021

Wait: A Love Letter to Those in Despair Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781611808803
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Published: Shambhala - February 9th, 2021

Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328974624
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - February 2nd, 2021

The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780195331400
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - February 1st, 2021

Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982151270
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Published: Atria Books - February 2nd, 2021

Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652666
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062643230
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Published: HarperOne - February 2nd, 2021

Like Streams to the Ocean: Notes on Ego, Love, and the Things That Make Us Who We Are Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593137239
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Published: Convergent Books - February 2nd, 2021

Lincoln's Mentors: The Education of a Leader Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062877192
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Published: Custom House - February 2nd, 2021

The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525520962
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Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393245585
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224681
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Published: Viking - January 26th, 2021

American Kompromat: How the KGB Cultivated Donald Trump, and Related Tales of Sex, Greed, Power, and Treachery Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593182536
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Published: Dutton - January 26th, 2021

The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062914668
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Published: Harper - January 26th, 2021

Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982129811
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - January 26th, 2021

Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781786898180
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Published: Canongate Books - February 23rd, 2021

Let Me Tell You What I Mean Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780593318485
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Published: Knopf - January 26th, 2021

Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524760267
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Published: Crown - January 26th, 2021

The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780197525791
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 28th, 2021

This Is the Voice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982128746
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 26th, 2021

A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495144
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Published: Liveright - January 26th, 2021

Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631497773
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Published: Liveright - January 12th, 2021

Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524746988
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Published: Pantheon - January 5th, 2021

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781982113346
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Published: Scribner - January 12th, 2021

Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501166730
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 5th, 2021

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781580059510
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250800466
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 10th, 2020

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The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358126607
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 6th, 2020

Here’s proof positive that you don’t have to be obsessed with a podcast to enjoy the spinoff book. Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlsedt’s 99% Invisible has been around for ten years, but I had never heard of it. This very enjoyable book (one of my customers described it as upscale bathroom reading) looks at everything from left turns to squirrels to uncomfortable benches to brick veneers. Alas, it’s not an urban planning podcast – this is just the first topic they decided to cover. Mars’s show reminds me a bit of Wisconsin Public Radio’s To the Best of Our Knowledge, as hosted by Rod Serling. As an aside, the publisher chose to give a different ISBN inventory code to the signed (well, initialed) edition, even putting it on the bellyband. Sometimes we have a different ordering ISBN, but the book itself has the same identifying code, to make reordering easier when the signed copies run out. But in this case, the sales are separate, maybe not on national bestseller lists, but on the Edelweiss industry peer sharing site. Some stores (like Boswell) override to the unsigned ISBN, but other stores clearly don’t. But to you, that’s invisible!

— Daniel Goldin


World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

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Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World's Largest Owl Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374228484
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

Tag along with a doctoral student undertaking the first significant study of largest owl in the world. The fish owl, with a wingspan of 2 meters, lives in a narrow habitat in Japan and far eastern Russia. Slaght spends four intense winters in a remote, sparsely populated area of Russia, accompanied by two to three characters with knowledge of the habitat and/or simply a willingness to endure extreme, often dangerous conditions. Obviously a dedicated researcher, Slaght is also a gifted writer, giving the reader vivid experiences of the vast wilderness, of barely avoided disasters, of the exhaustion brought by unexpected setbacks, and of the delights of learning firsthand about fish owls.

— Kay Wosewick


Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735213616
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 26th, 2020

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