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Temple Alley Summer Cover Image
By Sachiko Kashiwaba, Avery Fischer Udagawa (Translator), Miho Satake (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781632063038
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Published: Yonder - July 6th, 2021

A very endearing book by Japan’s beloved children’s author, Sachiko Kashiwaba. Temple Alley Summer features two mysterious stories, which involve young Kazu and his best friend, Akari. Over the course of the summer, these two friends are challenged to solve the mystery of a hidden Buddhist temple, and the neighborhood ghosts it protects. The book also features beautiful illustrations by Miho Satake, who worked on both Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service, making it a perfect book for any Studio Ghibli fan.


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Velvet Was the Night Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593356821
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Published: Del Rey - August 17th, 2021

In this new novel, Silvia Moreno-Garcia hijacks classic noir and transports us to turbulent 1970s Mexico City. Set against the historical backdrop of the Corpus Christi Massacre, which disappeared many student activists and organizers, Moreno-Garcia seamlessly weaves Mexican culture and politics into the daily life of a lovelorn receptionist named Maite, and the unfolding mystery surrounding her missing bohemian neighbor and her cat.


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The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982140298
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atria Books - March 23rd, 2021

The first in depth exploration of Nipsey Hussle's life which parallels the history of Los Angeles. An important record of his life, music and lasting contributions to our city.


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Battles in the Desert (40th Anniversary Edition) Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780811230957
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Published: New Directions - June 1st, 2021

In this charming coming-of-age story, 15-year-old Carlos’s unrequited love for a much older woman serves as the tragic metaphor for American consumerism as it clashes with traditional Mexican culture of the 1940s. Pacheco’s prose is sweet and nostalgic, but not lacking in directness. The afterword by Fernanda Melchor is a brilliant addition to this classic work.


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A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes: A Son's Memoir of Gabriel García Márquez and Mercedes Barcha Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780063158337
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Published: HarperVia - July 27th, 2021

In this sparse but sweet memoir, Rodrigo Garcia pays loving tribute to his parents, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mercedes Barcha. Simply one of the best books I read this year.


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Ayrton Senna (Little People, BIG DREAMS #49) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711246720
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - October 6th, 2020

A great introduction to the Brazilian racing hero, Aryton Senna.


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Against the Loveless World: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982137038
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Published: Atria Books - August 25th, 2020

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Why Solange Matters (Music Matters) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781477320082
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Published: University of Texas Press - April 20th, 2021

In this brilliant addition to The Music Matters Series, author and musician, Stephanie Phillips chronicles the collective movement of Black Artists such as herself and Solange which is challening the limited imagination of the white mainstream.


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The Marathon Don't Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982140298
Availability: Backordered
Published: Atria Books - March 23rd, 2021

The first in depth exploration of Nipsey Hussle's life which parallels the history of Los Angeles. An important record of his life, music and lasting contributions to our city.


McGlue: A Novella Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525522768
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Published: Penguin Books - January 8th, 2019

Guaranteed to mak you sea sick.....


Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
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Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

The Houseguest: And Other Stories Cover Image
By Amparo Dávila, Matthew Gleeson (Translated by), Audrey Harris (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811228213
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Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2018

Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
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Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good Cover Image
By Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781849353267
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Published: AK Press - March 19th, 2019

Little Man, Little Man: A Story of Childhood Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781478000044
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Published: Duke University Press - August 24th, 2018

The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781608463572
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Haymarket Books - June 5th, 2018

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062413512
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Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2018

The White Card: A Play Cover Image
$16.00
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781555978396
Published: Graywolf Press - March 19th, 2019

How Mamas Love Their Babies Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781936932009
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feminist Press - February 13th, 2018

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Sula (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400033430
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

The Night Stalker: The Disturbing Life and Chilling Crimes of Richard Ramirez Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780806538419
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Citadel - August 30th, 2016

Abolish Ice Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949017212
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Published: OR Books - October 1st, 2019

The Beautiful Ones Cover Image
By Prince
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399589652
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: One World - October 29th, 2019

Why Lhasa de Sela Matters (Music Matters) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477319628
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Published: University of Texas Press - November 11th, 2019

Who Is Ana Mendieta? (Blindspot Graphics) Cover Image
By Christine Redfern, Caro Caron (Illustrator), Lucy R. Lippard (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781558617032
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Published: Feminist Press - June 14th, 2011

Shooting Down Heaven Cover Image
By Jorge Franco, Andrea Rosenberg (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455897
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Published: Europa Editions - May 19th, 2020

The Undocumented Americans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399592706
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021