Bobby's Picks

Since helping bring a World Series Championship to the Chicago Cubs, Bobby has settled in to head up the shipping and receiving department for the store. When he's not slinging boxes, he's a graphic designer, photographer, and writer. Vonnegut, Rebecca Solnit, George Saunders and Haruki Murakami are some of his favorite reads, but he also delves into current events, natural history, religion, and science. To him, bookstores are essential for building community, learning and sharing ideas, and providing a comfortable place to hang out.

 

 

Books: 
Step Into the Circle: Writers in Modern Appalachia Cover Image
By Amy Greene (Editor), Trent Thomson (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781949467130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blair - December 3rd, 2019

The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385537070
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday - July 16th, 2019

Heartbreaking story of a young African-American teenager thrown into a Florida "home for boys" detention center through no fault of his own and how he navigates this new world full of hatred and abuse.  


Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene Cover Image
By Jessica Cory (Editor)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781946684905
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: West Virginia University Press - August 1st, 2019

In a time where misconceptions and downright misinformed opinions continue to perpetuate a narrative of Appalachia sorely lacking in any real insight, it is refreshing to engage a collection such as “Mountains Piled Upon Mountains.”

Editor Jessica Cory has assembled works from contemporary writers that reflect the intricacies of the relationship between the land and its people in this era of human influence on the environment. She employs place-based fiction, poems, and literary nonfiction from the likes of Ann Pancake, Taylor Brown, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Thomas Rain Crowe, and Wayne Caldwell, among many others in and of Appalachia. The way in which Cory has arranged the pieces into seven sections (Contemplate, Recount, Destroy, Preserve, Protect, Evolve, and Celebrate) gives each piece context and connects the reader to the writer and the environment.


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Fantomas Versus the Multinational Vampires: An Attainable Utopia (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Julio Cortazar, David Kurnick (Translator), David Kurnick (Afterword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781584351344
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Published: Semiotext(e) - August 1st, 2014

Cortazar blurs the line between novel novel and graphic novel in this biting satire of modern society and it's excesses.


Watershed Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781938235597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - October 8th, 2019

The setting: Rural Western Tennessee in the 1930s, as a huge hydroelectric dam project looms over the community. The story exists within that moment just before the lights flicker on and expose all the dirt that was until then hidden in the dark. And once that light truly shines, the protagonists must face the past and move toward a future, consequences and all. 


Gather at the River: Twenty-Five Authors on Fishing Cover Image
By David Joy (Editor), Eric Rickstad (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938235528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hub City Press - May 14th, 2019

Fisherman or not, you'll be intrigued by this collection of fishing stories and essays from contemporary authors like Ron Rash and Jill McCorkle.


Back of Beyond a Horace Kephart Biography Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780937207949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - July 9th, 2019

Appalachian Book of the Dead Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781970137897
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sfk Press - September 3rd, 2019

Appalachian gothic thriller, each page saturated with an eerie feeling like someone is watching over your shoulder.


The Edge of America Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781950182008
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haywire Books - September 10th, 2019

Fast-paced riotous sweaty crime thriller rising out of the sleazy swamp that is South Florida.


Becoming Bodhisattvas: A Guidebook for Compassionate Action Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781611806328
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Shambhala - September 4th, 2018

Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316318631
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - March 26th, 2019

Sex, Economy, Freedom, & Community: Eight Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091405
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Counterpoint LLC - December 4th, 2018

Killing Commendatore: A novel Cover Image
By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by), Ted Goossen (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525435761
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 1st, 2019

Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608469468
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - September 4th, 2018

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The Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807012390
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - May 1st, 1999

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet Cover Image
By Joan Halifax, Rebecca Solnit (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250101358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - November 12th, 2019

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594204227
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Press - May 15th, 2018

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Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316510936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - August 15th, 2017

An inspiring and important read on social justice and how to work towards it.


This Young Monster Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781910695357
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Published: Fitzcarraldo Editions - June 5th, 2018

Florida Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594634529
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

Beastie Boys Book Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780812995541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 30th, 2018

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The Linden Tree Cover Image
By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811219082
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Published: New Directions - April 24th, 2018

The Timothy Leary Project: Inside the Great Counterculture Experiment Cover Image
By Jennifer Ulrich, Zach Leary (Foreword by), Michael Horowitz (Preface by)
$27.50
ISBN: 9781419726460
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Published: Abrams Press - April 17th, 2018

On Trails: An Exploration Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476739236
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - July 4th, 2017

You will never look at a trail in the same way again after reading this extensive study.


Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101980972
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Essential insight into the rise of the radical right.


Complete Stories Cover Image
By Kurt Vonnegut, Jerome Klinkowitz (Editor), Dan Wakefield (Editor), Dave Eggers (Foreword by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781609808082
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Published: Seven Stories Press - September 26th, 2017

It's Vonnegut, what else needs to be said!


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Conversations with America: Confronting the Divisive Challenges of Our Time Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780989542852
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Published: McKee Learning Foundation - August 21st, 2018

Men Explain Things to Me Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781608464661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

Collection of essays including the title piece that gave rise to the term "mansplaining.”


Pastoralia Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781573228725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2001

Classic collection of stories from the short story master.


Literature Class, Berkeley 1980 Cover Image
By Julio Cortázar, Katherine Silver (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811225342
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions - March 28th, 2017

The best book on the craft of writing I have ever read.


Critical Critters Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9781472936714
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bloomsbury Natural History - September 26th, 2017

The third in a trilogy of art books detailing extinct or endangered species from the Gonzo artist.


The Best Minds of My Generation: A Literary History of the Beats Cover Image
By Allen Ginsberg, Bill Morgan (Editor), Anne Waldman (Introduction by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802126498
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - April 4th, 2017

History of the Beats from the inside.


The Hideout (Pushkin Collection) Cover Image
By Egon Hostovský, Fern Long (Translated by)
Email or call for price.
ISBN: 9781782272403
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Pushkin Collection - July 25th, 2017

Dark, psychological thriller from a Czech writer in the 1940's.


Atlantic Hotel Cover Image
By Joao Gilberto Noll, Adam Morris (Translator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781931883603
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Two Lines Press - May 16th, 2017

Nihilistic short novel full of twists and turns from a Brazilian writer.


The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780804190039
Availability: Special Order - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Three Rivers Press - April 3rd, 2018

The Line That Held Us Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425280287
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 9th, 2019