Staff Picks

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We change out the staff picks monthly so you'll always find something new to read! Do you enjoy thrillers, like Mary? Literary fiction, like Damita?  Find the bookseller that matches your taste and you can be confident that you'll enjoy your purchase. 

October’s Staff Picks are:

Kimberly Our manager and a voracious reader who reads all over the store.

Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg

The enchanting story of a widow who finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom after a witch falls into her garden.

The Meaning of Proofs by Gabriele Lolli

Why mathematics is not merely formulaic: an argument that to write a mathematical proof is tantamount to inventing a story.

Museum Bums by Mark Small, Jack Shoulder

A celebration of classical art, history, and shapely derrières that encourages readers to learn something new while still managing to have a chuckle.

Mary - "I am a sucker for a good thriller, or Sci-Fi but occasionally I will cleanse the palate with a great literary fiction or biography. I also enjoy books that have a little fantasy or paranormal aspects to them. Just enough to make it slightly otherworldly."

Angie - Our resident children's book expert, also enjoys literary fiction. She is an admirer of quality writing.

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

A stunning and magisterial epic of love, faith, and medicine, set in Kerala, South India, following three generations of a family seeking the answers to a strange secret.

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer

Journey back to 1930's Paris with this "startlingly modern love story and a mesmerizing portrait of a woman's self-transformation from muse to artist.

The Continental Affair by Christine Mangan

A daring literary caper that is quick on its feet and delightfully surprising.

Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Two women who met in college but parted ways over tragedy find themselves together again in 1950s Tangiers. 

Beth - Our Book Club Manager is always looking for books that provoke good discussions for book clubs.  She enjoys literary and historical fiction and does not read suspense or thrillers.  Non-fiction favorites are those that are narrative, and she reads from all over the store.  Follow her on Instagram @bethlovestoread.

Blown by the Same Wind by John Straley

Mysterious dreams of grizzly bears, a bumbling FBI agent, and a tense hostage negotiation have the town of Cold Storage, Alaska, turned upside down.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

An incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. 

All the Pretty Places by Joy Callaway

From the moment she was born, the transforming beauty of her family's nurseries has arrested her heart. From the moment she knew love, her heart belonged with his. Now she's at risk of losing them both.

Holly –  "I’ll read whatever strikes my fancy. Fantasy, sci-fi, juvenile and young adult, the occasional literary fiction. And in the last few years I’ve been dipping a toe into nonfiction. "

Invisible Hour by Alice Hoffman

An enchanting novel about love, heartbreak, self-discovery, and the enduring magic of books. 

Keeper of Enchanted Rooms by Charlie N. Holmberg

A house of haunted history and ill temper. Make yourself at home in this beguiling novel of love, magic, and danger.


The Skull by Jon Klassen

 A deliciously macabre treat for folktale fans.

A Crochet World of Creepy Creatures and Cryptids by Rikki Gustafson

Create the Monster Menagerie of Your Dreams!

Laura –  While I mostly read fiction, I also love poetry and children’s books, especially ones I can share with my classroom!

Hurricane Girl by Marcy Dermansky

A woman on the run from catastrophe, searching for love, home, a swimming pool, and for someone who can perhaps stop the bleeding from her head.

The Skull by Klassen

 A deliciously macabre treat for folktale fans.

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

Transform how you prep, cook, and think about food with this visionary master class in cooking by Samin Nosrat that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements.


Too Late by Colleen Hoover

​​​​​​​A story about a woman caught in a dangerous web of obsessive love, trying to find a way out before it’s too late.


Billy Summers by Stephen King​​​​​​​

An unforgettable and relentless story about a good guy in a bad job.