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The Accidental Dictionary by Paul Anthony Jones

I am so excited for the release of this book! Any self-professed wordsmith or etymology nerd should be, too. Paul Anthony Jones looks at 100 words in the English language that have surprising or silly origins (think “tiddlywink”) and traces their journey from their intended use to the definitions we now know. These bite-sized lessons are sure to spice up your small talk and keep you endlessly entertained. - Kelly

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The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781681775692
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Published: Pegasus Books - October 3rd, 2017

Bibliomysteries edited by Otto Penzler

If you love short stories, mysteries, and books, or any combination thereof (or need a gift for someone who likes at least two of the three), look no further than this handsome anthology. This collection of crime stories focusing on books—from bookstores and booksellers (my personal favorite) to rare books and libraries—curated from a wide mix of authors, is perfect for book lovers who like a good crime. - Flannery

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Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781681774589
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 8th, 2017

The Quantum Spy by David Ignatius

Washington Post national security columnist and editor David Ignatius is taking a break from the stranger-than-fiction-Trump-putting-us-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-war reality with a new thriller that is guaranteed to entertain while providing a unique perspective into the machinations of the battle between China and the U.S.’s intelligence agencies for the future of technology. Ignatius gives an up-close look at the day-to-day global operations (and bureaucratic battles) of the modern intelligence world, with a fast-paced plot and conflicted characters. - Ryan

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ISBN: 9780393254150
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017

Grow Your Own by Nichole Graf

As cannabis legalization advances in California, regular aficionados will need to decide whether they want to go the commercialized route or try going DIY, which allows you to avoid pesticides while saving money and experimenting with your favorite strains. This well designed book is the best introductory guide I’ve seen for the casual backyard grower. - Natalie

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ISBN: 9781941040584
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Published: Tin House Books - September 26th, 2017

Dress [with] Sense by Christina Dean

Love fashion but feel guilty about contributing to dye-polluted rivers and sweatshop labor? This book is a cute and concise guide to conscious fashion—how and when to buy, how to properly care for clothing, and ideas for renting, swapping, recycling. It’s your pathway to out of the fast fashion trap that values quantity over quality. - Natalie

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ISBN: 9780500292778
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Published: Thames & Hudson - April 11th, 2017

A Season With the Witch by J.W. Ocker

When the author moves his family to Salem, MA for the month of October in order to research and explore the town’s dark history and its current culture, he finds a place unlike any other. Ocker has a playful approach to the subject (think Bill Bryson), and this book is a fun, lighted hearted look at a not so fun or light hearted period in our country’s history. - Jade

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A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781581573398
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Published: Countryman Press - October 4th, 2016

The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

If you value hard work and enjoy new insight into humanity, read this memoir! With an easy style, Murphy is an indulgent and intelligent storyteller who makes me laugh, puzzle, and question. He’s whip-smart, and fun—a necessary, distinctive voice on the foibles of modern America. - a.c.

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The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393608717
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt

To my mind, Greenblatt writes the gold standard for nonfiction. In his new book, he takes the story of Adam and Eve and looks at it from every possible perspective: its many origins, its use through history and its cultural effects through time. This is the story behind the story, and a fascinating, intelligent, well researched kaleidoscope of ways to think about it.

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ISBN: 9780393240801
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 12th, 2017

Eruption by Steve Olson

An engaging read about not just volcanoes, but also the American logging industry, environmentalism, and people’s staggering ability to ignore what’s right in front of them. Olson offers up the deeply personal experiences of the people near the volcano when it burst, those who survived, and those who didn’t. - Jade

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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393353587
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 7th, 2017

The Service of the Dead by Candace Robb

The year is 1399 and young widow Kate Clifford just had a world of trouble thrown on her doorstep. She has two young wards by her late husband's mistress to watch out for, King Richard's (the II) men keep raiding her shipments, and, oh, there's a dead body in her guesthouse. Robb has created a masterpiece and one hell of a compelling protagonist. I loved every twist and turn of this most excellent historical mystery. - Ivy

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The Service of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781681774534
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Published: Pegasus Crime - May 9th, 2017

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