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Polar Vortex By Shani Mootoo Cover Image
Labyrinths By Jorge Luis Borges, Donald A. Yates (Editor), James E. Irby (Editor), William Gibson (Introduction by), André Maurois Cover Image
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The Diamond Eye: A Novel By Kate Quinn Cover Image
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Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
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The David Foster Wallace Reader By David Foster Wallace Cover Image
Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Novel By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image

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With Teeth: A Novel By Kristen Arnett Cover Image
Gold Diggers: A Novel By Sanjena Sathian Cover Image
Travels with George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy By Nathaniel Philbrick Cover Image
The First Day of Spring: A Novel By Nancy Tucker Cover Image
The Paper Palace: A Novel By Miranda Cowley Heller Cover Image
The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #17) By Louise Penny Cover Image

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Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman By Lucy Worsley Cover Image
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The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster! By Mo Willems Cover Image
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Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us By Rachel Aviv Cover Image
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Galatea: A Short Story By Madeline Miller Cover Image
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The House of Fortune By Jessie Burton Cover Image
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The Matchmaker's Gift: A Novel By Lynda Cohen Loigman Cover Image

Avid Reader Podcast Books

The Extractionist By Kimberly Unger Cover Image
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MOTHERCARE: On Obligation, Love, Death, and Ambivalence By Lynne Tillman Cover Image

Find Waldo July!

by Angella Meanix


Nothing like a good hide-and-seek game to bring a community together. Though it’s not dusk and the fireflies aren’t out and we aren’t hiding in the bushes at the neighbors house — we are hiding 5” Waldo standees at participating businesses through July 30th! If you're looking for a simple and fun activity, join us.  While searching you can claim little goodies along the way. View details HERE -- This July Find Waldo

Put on Your Seatbelts, This is a Wild Ride!

by Angella Meanix

The last fire-fishing boats of Taiwan. Joe Russo for Gastro Obscura

Travel & Food Adventure

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide 

by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras

Gravy is for Turkey!!

by Angella Meanix


Inspiration ... Taste by Stanley Tucci

“All Creatures Know Love …”

by Angella Meanix


 

To pique your interest we have an excerpt from a recent best seller. 
 

Baby Books

by Angella Meanix

 

We often get asked, "what is a good book for a baby?" ... and the answer is -- any children's book!  It depends what your goal is. 

Children listen and follow along with whatever kind of story you're reading them.  Of course, rhythm and cadence help keep attention.  As will a simple storyline.

“Warbler, if you fly above this tomb sing him your sweetest song.”

by Angella Meanix

This isn't a new suggestion. It was suggested a while ago in the summer --just after we went into quarantine. I couldn't put this book down.  It struck all the right cords. I've resurfaced my suggestion because it is out in paperback!  Enjoy!  BUY THE BOOK.