Staff Recommendations for Stay at Home

Miss talking to booksellers and book lovers in store to find next read? Check out our Staff Recommendations videos to hear about what we're reading while staying at home, new books that are coming out, and our old favorites.

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Annabel's Recommendations

5,203 Things to Do Instead of Looking at Your Phone by Barbara Ann Kipfer

The Five Minute Garden by Laetitia Maklouf

365 Days of Art in Nature: Find Inspiration Every Day in the Natural World by Lorna Scobie

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Annabel's Recommendations

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys



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Thatcher's Recommendations

Oasis: Modern Desert Homes Around the World by iO Tillet Wright, photographs by Casey Dunn

Humans by Brandon Stanton

Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks by Adam Nayman



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Quinn's Recommendations

Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles

Black Swans: Stories by Eve Babitz

American Utopia by David Byrne and Maira Kalman



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Freddy's Recommendations

Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks by Adam Nayman

The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan by Tom Shone



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Noelle's Recommendations

The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane & Jackie Morris

Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval, forward by Wes Anderson

When The Light of the World Was Subdued, edited by Joy Harjo

HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style by Elizabeth Holmes



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Caleb's Recommendations

The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas by Obi Kaufmann

Catlady by Leah Goren

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers



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Austin's Recommendations

Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind, Vol. 1 by Yuval Noah Harari

Visual Encyclopedia by DK

Do You Read Me?: Bookstores Around the World by Gestalten



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John's Recommendations

The Art of Jazz by Alyn Shipton

Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits

Morning Glory on the Vine by Joni Mitchell



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Debra's Recommendations

Popol Vuh: A Retelling by Ilan Stavans, illustrated by Gabriela Larios

Fruit Cake: Recipes for the Curious Baker by Jason Schreiber

Dolly Parton, Songteller by Dolly Parton and Robert K. Oermann



Quinn Recommends:

The Shame by Makenna Goodman



Mia Recommends:

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell



Mia Recommends:

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez

 Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski



Paisley Recommends:

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart



Thatcher Recommends

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi



Erin Recommends

Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal

How to Cure a Ghost by Fariha Róisín, illustrated by Monica Ramos




John Recommends

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Possibility of Reddish Green: Wittgenstein Outside Philosophy by David Rothenberg



Quinn Recommends

The Girls by Emma Cline



John Recommends

Wicked Enchantment by Wanda Coleman

Essential Essays by Adrienne Rich



Freddy Recommends

Cathedral by Raymond Carver



Alison Recommends

Leading Men by Christopher Castellani

The Ticking is the Bomb by Nick Flynn



Marc Recommends

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell



Erin Recommends

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne



Erin Recommends

Real Life by Brandon Taylor



Austin Recommends

If on a winter's night a traveler by Italo Calvino

De Profundis by Oscar Wilde



Austin Recommends

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov



Debra Recommends 

The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

The Source of Self Regard by Toni Morrison



Noelle Reads & Recommends

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander




Wendy Recommends

Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters




Paisley Recommends

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Lovely War by Julie Berry

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus



KelleyAnn Recommends

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell



Debra Recommends

The Shapeless Unease by Samantha Harvey

Salad Party by Kristy Mucci



Wendy Recommends

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

All Adults Here by Emma Straub




Alison Recommends

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn

Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando A. Flores



Marc Recommends

Futurability by Franco "Bifo" Berardi

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan



Mia Recommends 

KooKooLand: A Memoir by Gloria Norris




Alex Recommends

That We May Live by C.J. Evans

Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami



Austin Recommends

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov (Modern Library Classics)



KelleyAnn Recommends

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor



Gabe Recommends

Broken by Don Winslow

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich



Quinn Recommends

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh



Marc Recommends

I Like to Watch by Emily Nussbaum

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky




Thatcher Recommends

In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Impossible Owls by Brian Phillips



Debra Recommends

A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore




Freddy Recommends

The Origins of Creativity by Edward O. Wilson

On Writing by Stephen King



Joey Recommends

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

The City and the City by China Mieville



Debra Recommends

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton



John Recommends

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

The Light Years by Chris Rush