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Our Little Kitchen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419746550
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 22nd, 2020

A happy picture book that celebrates ingenuity and community and food, by one of my very favorite illustrators and quilters. The movement in the artwork really highlights the fun of the activities happening in the story—cooking with what you have available, taking pleasure in collaborating, making sure that everybody is taken care of, and cleaning together after a meal.


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Binti: The Complete Trilogy Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780756416935
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Published: DAW - July 7th, 2020

Don't let Bezos ruin outer space for you! Let Nnedi Okorafor dance you through it, in a three-for-the-price-of-one paperback that you purchase from an independent bookstore here on damaged Earth.


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Our Riches Cover Image
By Kaouther Adimi, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811228152
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Published: New Directions - April 28th, 2020

An ode to a passionate literary figure and bookshop in Algiers, this book serves as a reminder of the importance of the printed word and the great lengths people have gone to throughout history to create, preserve, and share books under occupation.


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The Book of Form and Emptiness: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563645
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Published: Viking - September 21st, 2021

I composed several different recommendations for this book while on my bike commute during the week that I was reading it, but those have escaped me like a dream disappears after you wake up. I know that I wanted to say something about the nature of this book, and I also know that last night I had a dream about a baby bear boogie-boarding.


The Sentence Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062671127
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Published: Harper - November 9th, 2021

I am recommending The Sentence sight-unseen, because I couldn’t get my hands on a copy before this catalog went to print. I did read a whole stack of books by Louise Erdrich this year, and loved every single one of them. I am excited to get to read her newest and share it during this intense gift-giving season.


The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143120100
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2011

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Trick Cover Image
By Domenico Starnone, Jhumpa Lahiri (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609454449
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Published: Europa Editions - March 6th, 2018

Reads like the best horror novel because it is filled with that feeling of WHATSGOINGTOHAPPEN, but it is not freaky-scary.


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Chirri & Chirra, the Rainy Day Cover Image
By Kaya Doi, David Boyd (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592703074
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - July 6th, 2021

Is there anything more delightful than this?


Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
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Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

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The Seep Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781641292153
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Published: Soho Press - December 8th, 2020

I've been focusing on softness in my visions of the future. This book realizes that vision and offers a sharp critique. A fun, fast, smart read.


The Hard Tomorrow Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463738
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 8th, 2019

$5.00
SKU: cometbus59
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Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807039830
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Published: Beacon Press - September 17th, 2019

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Dream of Europe: Selected Seminars and Interviews: 1984-1992 Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780999719879
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Published: Kenning Editions - April 20th, 2020

You get to take two full courses in Berlin with lecturer Audre in full warrior mode, and have conversations with uses of the erotic Audre, and it is all intense and divine.


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Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781938334290
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Published: Midsummer Nights Press - February 15th, 2018

This was my favorite read of 2020. It offers a level of honesty and friendship, a sense of time, and a glimpse at radical existence that is so resonant. It is also a celebration of snail mail, and I think it would be an excellent gift to recceive via USPS with some nice stamps on the package.


Lilith's Brood Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780446676106
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 1st, 2000

Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Tracks: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060972455
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper Perennial - August 29th, 2017

Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Assata: An Autobiography Cover Image
By Assata Shakur, Angela Davis (Foreword by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781556520747
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - November 1st, 1999

The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

Everything I had hoped it would be!


Go, Went, Gone Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811225946
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Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2017

A profound, balanced story of trial-and-error compassion, action, and protest. This novel will complement all of the hard nonfiction you're compelled to read right now.


The Taiga Syndrome Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780997366679
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Published: Dorothy a Publishing Project - October 1st, 2018

Please don't murder me for saying this, but The Taiga Syndrome is a million times better than Twin Peaks!


Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781452174402
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 7th, 2020

Women Talking Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781635574340
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

You & a Bike & a Road Cover Image
$12.00
Possibly out of print. Email or call to check availability and price.
ISBN: 9781927668405
Published: Koyama Press - May 16th, 2017

The Night Riders Cover Image
By Matt Furie (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936365562
Availability: Backordered
Published: McSweeney's McMullens - August 7th, 2012