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
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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 Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062444134
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Voyager - July 5th, 2016

I really loved this character-driven space romp! It wasn’t all action, it really was like taking a trip with a crew of friends. I love the way Chambers talked about the interaction between the different species and the importance of not being speciesist. There’s always plenty to be learned in well done sci-fi and we could all learn a little about how to treat our fellow sapients from this book.


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Cicada Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338298390
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 29th, 2019

Shaun Tan has a way of breaking your heart and putting it back together in his beautifully illustrated books. Cicada is no exception.


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Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524798628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - March 5th, 2019

This book was a fun mash-up of Almost Famous and VH1's Behind the Music. If you lover Fleetwood Mac, piles of cocaine, and bad life choices set against a 70's rock n' roll backdrop, then this is the book for you.


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The Book of Unwyse Magic Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781627794220
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 26th, 2019

This book has everything required for a good story: magic mirrors, enchantments, fair folk, and a sassy book.


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Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524787202
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 26th, 2019

  I love this book and found myself laughing out loud a lot. I can't wait to read the other three in the series. After all, an evil alien warlord bookseller must always finish what she starts.