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. 

March's Picks are:

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."

Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica

A dark and twisted exploration of loyalty, family, and how far we'll go to protect the ones we love.

Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey

A hilarious and painfully relatable debut novel about one woman’s messy search for joy and meaning in the wake of an unexpected breakup.

Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

In this smart and chilling thriller, master of suspense Mary Kubica, author of the upcoming Just the Nicest Couple, takes domestic secrets to a whole new level, showing that some people will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.

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

Pandora by Susan Stokes-Chapman

An exhilarating historical novel set in Georgian London where the discovery of a mysterious ancient Greek vase sets in motion conspiracies, revelations, and romance.

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

A curmudgeonly professor journeys to a small town in the far north to study faerie folklore and discovers dark fae magic, friendship, and love in the start of a heartwarming and enchanting new fantasy series.

Eastbound by Maylis De Kerengal

In this gripping tale, a Russian conscript and a French woman cross paths on the Trans-Siberian railroad, each fleeing to the east for their own reasons.

Damita - "I primarily read literary fiction and short story collections. I'm also a fan of Southern literature, the darker, the better! I do enjoy reading quality juvenile fiction and young adult books when I can. I have more books in my growing stacks than I'll ever be able to read in this lifetime!"

Maame by Jessica George

A deeply moving story about growing up, moving on, grief, and tradition. 

Lark Ascending by Silas House

A timely, powerful story of survival set in the not-too-distant future, reminding us to always hold on to hope, even in the worst of times.

School For Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

One lapse in judgement lands a young mother in a government reform program where custody of her child hangs in the balance.

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.

The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki

New-money heiress Marjorie Post isn’t content to remain a society bride as she remakes herself into a savvy entrepreneur, a visionary philanthropist, a presidential hostess, and much more.

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan

Three plucky women lift the spirits of home-front brides in wartime Britain, where clothes rationing leaves little opportunity for pomp or celebration—even at weddings—in this heartwarming novel based on true events.

All the Beauty in the World by Patrick Bringley

A fascinating, revelatory portrait of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its treasures by a former New Yorker staffer who spent a decade as a museum guard.

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. "

Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire

A young girl discovers an infinite variety of worlds in the Shop Where the Lost Things Go.

Still Life by Sarah Winman

A captivating, bighearted, richly tapestried story of people brought together by love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster.

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

A novel of art, time travel, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space.

Cass - Prefers to read Young Adult, fantasy, and cheesy slice-of-life fiction novels. 

Unseelie by Ivelisse Housman

The start of a swoony, high-energy duology reminiscent of classic fairytales yet brimming with a charm all its own.

The Making of Middle Earth by Chris Snyder

The most in-depth exploration ever undertaken of Tolkien's world.

Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Holly Black , Tony DiTerlizzi

A compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick books delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. 


The Boy and the Dog by Seishu Hase

One dog changes the life of everyone who takes him in on his journey to reunite with his first owner in this inspiring novel about the bond between humans and dogs and the life-affirming power of connection.​​​​​​​