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? Or non-fiction, like Bill? Find the bookseller that matches your taste and you can be confident that you'll enjoy your purchase. 

This month's Picks are:


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

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern - "Rarely is a book such an absolute feast—for the senses, for the intellect, and, above all, for the soul. Morgenstern dazzles in her latest novel, an intricately wrought tale populated by lovers, mystery, and sumptuous magic."

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri - "This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable."


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!"

The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton -  "A] stunning new novel . . . Sexton's writing is clear and uncluttered, the dialogue authentic, with all the cadences of real speech... This is a novel about the women, the mothers." ―New York Times Book Review

Tell Me A Story: My Life with Pat Conroy by Cassandra King Conroy - Bestselling author Cassandra King Conroy considers her life and the man she shared it with, paying tribute to her husband, Pat Conroy, the legendary figure of modern Southern literature.

All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg - “Big Little Lies meets Succession in the scorching heat of the Big Easy . . . Money, power and family are touched upon through Attenberg’s emotional, humorous and sharply written accounts.” —Parade


Mary - "I am a sucker for a good thriller, or Sci-Fi but occasionally I will cleanse the pallet 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."

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson - From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang, a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with a remarkable ability.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides - The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

Encycolpedia of a Broken Heart by Jon Lupin (The Poetry Bandit) - No matter your story, you will find yourself in these pages.


Tracy - Her tastes are all over the board; a lover of nature, thrillers, and humor, her picks will keep you on your toes. 

Holding on to Nothing by Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne - In luminous prose, debut novelist Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne brings us a present-day Appalachian story in the tradition of Lee Smith, Silas House, and Ron Rash, cast without sentiment or clich , but with a genuine and profound understanding of the place and its people.

Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street by Karen White - The Christmas spirit is overtaking Tradd Street with a vengeance in this festive new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Karen White.

Truth Worth Telling by Scott Pelley - An inspiring memoir from the frontlines of history by the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent.


Beth - "I am mostly a fiction reader, especially literary and historical fiction.  I do not read suspense or thrillers.  Non-fiction favorites are those that are narrative, and I read from all over the store."

Notre Dame by Ken Follett - “The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.” 

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash - A brilliant evocation of a place, a heart-rending family story, a gripping and suspenseful mystery—with A Land More Kind than Home, a major American novelist enthusiastically announces his arrival.


Tyler - A lover of fantasy and well-structured plotlines.

Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle - Straight from the mind of New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle, Strange Planet is an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple, based on the phenomenally popular Instagram of the same name!

The Deep by Rivers Solomon - The water-breathing descendants of African slave women tossed overboard have built their own underwater society—and must reclaim the memories of their past to shape their future in this brilliantly imaginative novella inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group clipping

How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi - NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.


Bill - Our resident history buff, Bill was a professor of American History and The Holocaust. He's the one to turn to for a great non-fiction recommendation and he occasionally dips his toes into some worthy novels.

From Russia With Blood by Heidi Blake - The untold story of how Russia refined the art and science of targeted assassination abroad -- while Western spies watched in horror as their governments failed to guard against the threat.

A Castle in Wartime by Catherine Bailey - An enthralling story of one family's extraordinary courage and resistance amidst the horrors of war from the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Rooms.

Little Deaths by Emma Flint - Inspired by a true story, Little Deathslike celebrated novels by Sarah Waters and Megan Abbottis compelling literary crime fiction that explores the capacity for good and evil in us all.