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Two great non-fiction reads, or An Ode to George Santayana

Well. Here we are. 2016. Again embarking on our quadrennial national year-long soul-bludgeoning grind…I mean our glorious process of exercising of our democratic right to select the President. Two outstanding books I’ve read recently shed tremendous perspective on some dynamics … Continue reading

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The books we loved this year, Part 2

Need some ideas for what to buy the book lover in your life or suggestions for a terrific book to get lost in during your holiday down time? Let our book-loving booksellers help. This is part 2 of our list … Continue reading

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My 10 favorite books I read this year (and ten other really terrific ones)

One of the perks of being in charge of content for the store’s blog is having the platform to champion books I love (and a limitless amount of online runway to do it with). So here are my ten favorite … Continue reading

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The books we loved this year, Part 1

Need some ideas for what to buy the book lover in your life or suggestions for a terrific book to get lost in during your holiday down time? Let our book-loving booksellers help.   This week, we’ll be sharing our … Continue reading

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Bargain, banned and burned books, or watching the smoke, ignoring the Fire

So. This is interesting news for the book world: Amazon opened a bricks-and-mortar store this week. Yep. The online monolith that sells everything from books to bikes, bath mats to baby wipes, and bytes and bytes of music, movies, e-books, … Continue reading

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[INSERT SIR MIX-A-LOT-BASED BOOKISH PUN HERE], or New York, New York, it’s a helluva town

Yesterday was a big day for books. More to the point, it was a big day for big books; on the same day Marlon James’ 700+ page A Brief History of Seven Killings was awarded the 2015 Man Booker prize, … Continue reading

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An incredible 75 year-old discovery, or the joys of reading under pressure

Reading shouldn’t be something one feel pressured into, right? It should be a pleasurable and, aside from special circumstances (school, work, etc.), a fully voluntary and free-flowing use of one’s time. I’ve somehow worked myself into a bit of a … Continue reading

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