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The Worst Kind of Want: A Novel By Liska Jacobs Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250758194
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Published: Picador - July 20th, 2021

What first may appear to be a whirlwind, middle age crisis, is in fact an a study on grief. The grief of losing a loved one and the grief of losing yourself and your youth. Secrets and trama are woven tightly into the fabric of this narative, while exploring love and loss, and the raging chaos that comes with both.


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Catboy By Benji Nate Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781945509704
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Published: Silver Sprocket - August 15th, 2021

This book is so perfect. Why is it so perfect? Fashion, style, big cat who talks. It's perfect.


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The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay (Modern Library Torchbearers) By Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Milford (Editor), Olivia Gatwood (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Milford (Editor), Olivia Gatwood (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780375761232
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Published: Modern Library - September 10th, 2002

"The accent of chagrin and desperation, both resolved and unresolved, is there--the sound of bitter thought, of meditation, of solitude, of the clear, disabused and unexcited mind... She has crossed the line, made the break, passed into regions of cold and larger air." Fellow poet Louise Bogan is quoted here describing Millay's work so compellingly, I simply can't compete. Sleep in, linger in the softness, and read this.


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Are You Listening? By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tillie Walden, Tillie Walden (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250207562
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2019

Stunning and emotional with a touch of magic, Tillie Walden's Are you Listening?, takes you on the run with Bea and Lou. Two unlikely friends who, with the help of a lost cat, find warmth in the midst of a Texas winter. CW: sexual assalt, grief


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Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence: A Baking Book By Claire Saffitz Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984826961
Availability: Not in Stock. Available to Order.
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

Dessert Person is the perfect gift for your partner, roommate, or friend (who lives nearby) who loves baking (and will often give you treats)! These recipes are all hits but my favorites so far are the Almond Butter Banana Bread and the Pull-Apart Sour Cream and Chive Rolls.


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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
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Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

Okay, yeah I know Michelle Zauner is blowing up right now, but it’s for a good reason! If you don't have this book yet, you are missing out. Get it for your indie-music inclined friend, your sister who is obsessed with memoir, or maybe ... it’s the gift you give to yourself this season. 


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Hayao Miyazaki By Hayao Miyazaki (Artist), Jessica Niebel, Toshio Suzuki (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Hayao Miyazaki (Artist), Jessica Niebel, Toshio Suzuki (Foreword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9781942884811
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Published: Delmonico Books - September 7th, 2021

The newest art book from filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is as stunning as it is insightful. Full of sketches, character designs, storyboards, layouts, backgrounds, and production cels, it’s certainly one to add to the collection for the dedicated Miyazaki fan.


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Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

This is a story of boy meets boy. Absolutely adorable and artistically skillful, Heartstopper: Volume 1 is the perfect gift for the young, avid reader and aspiring artist in your life. Also, there are currently two more volumes out with another on the way; they’ll be hooked!


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Moomin Deluxe: Volume One By Tove Jansson Cover Image
$69.95
ISBN: 9781770461710
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 21st, 2014

This one is for the person you really want to impress this season. Whether it’s your favorite kid or your bestie, everyone and anyone will love this expansive Moomin collection. Moomin is a classic comic strip, created by Tove Jansson, with whimsy, charm, and thoughtful commentary on the day to day.