Melissa

Melissa

Bookstore manager, bibliophile and all-around nerd since 1979.

Likes: Coffee, coffee, coffee, sour beers, pierogies, the smell of rain, falling leaves, dancing with my husband and my dogs, carbs, tattoos, musicals, Muppets, Steve Rogers (not Chris Evans, the comic incarnation), Chucks, and board games.

Dislikes: Humidity, vodka, people who don't use turn signals, dog-earred library books, the 90's X-Men cartoon, and doing dishes. 

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Farmhand Volume 1: Reap What Was Sown Cover Image
By Rob Guillory, Rob Guillory (Artist), Taylor Wells (Artist)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534309852
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Image Comics - January 22nd, 2019

I freakin' love Rob Guillory! This book is weird and twisted just like Chew. My favorite parts are the little jokes he puts in the background of panels. Be sure to read every poster, sign, etc.


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Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781948226196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - May 7th, 2019

Its finally here, the book that I haven't shut up about since I first read it a few months ago. The subject matter alone is fascinating, but the writing is absolutely beautiful. Just read it, you'll love it!


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The Starless Sea: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385541213
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - November 5th, 2019

Erin Morgenstern's writing is like hanging out with a really good friend, enchanting and familiar. Well-worth the wait, The Starless Sea is a love letter to storytelling in all its forms. 


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Small Spaces Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525515043
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2019

Such a fun and fantastically creepy read. You won't be able to look at scarecrows the same way again!


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Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316420747
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2018

Gill takes well-known tales and tells them from every character's perspective. You learn that no one is born evil but is made that way through circumstances. 


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Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers Cover Image
By Anna James, Paola Escobar (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984837127
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - September 24th, 2019

I'm a sucker for bookish books. Give me a book about a bookshop or a library and I'm all in. This reminded me so much of a middle grade version of The Eyre Affair and any comparison to Jasper Fforde is one of the highest compliments I can give.


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Sourdough: or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250192752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 18th, 2018

Such a weird and wonderful book that centers around a mystical sourdough starter. Perfect for foodies or anyone who like a touch of magical realism.