Bobby's Picks

Bobby heads up the shipping and receiving department for the store. When he's not slinging boxes, he's a graphic designer, photographer, and writer. To him, bookstores are essential for building community, learning and sharing ideas, and providing a comfortable place to hang out, for everyone.

Books: 
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780525432593
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Published: Vintage - February 19th, 2019

The Walls of Jericho Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780008444358
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Published: HarperCollins - March 4th, 2021

New Seeds of Contemplation Cover Image
By Thomas Merton, Sue Monk Kidd (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811217248
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Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2007

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510321
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2021

Being Peace (Thich Nhat Hanh Classics) Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jane Goodall (Foreword by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946764683
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Published: Parallax Press - October 6th, 2020

The Only Way Is the Steady Way: Essays on Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781988784663
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Published: Invisible Publishing - April 2nd, 2021

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene: Hybrid Plants, Animals, Minerals, Fungi, and Other Specimens Cover Image
By Nicolas Nova (Editor), Disnovation Org (Editor), Nicolas Nova (Introduction by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9789493148444
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Published: Onomatopee - May 18th, 2021

The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781608686865
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Published: New World Library - September 8th, 2020

Weather (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345806901
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Published: Vintage - January 19th, 2021

The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635573077
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

The Last Taxi Driver Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142681
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Published: Tin House Books - April 6th, 2021

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In the Distance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894883
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Published: Coffee House Press - October 10th, 2017

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The Kingdom: A Novel Cover Image
By Emmanuel Carrère, John Lambert (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250159441
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Published: Picador - March 6th, 2018

Humans Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250114297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 6th, 2020

Harmada Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781949641059
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Published: Two Lines Press - November 10th, 2020

Surreal and hallicinatory treat from the Brazilian master. Hints of Kafka and David Lynch.


Igifu Cover Image
By Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781939810786
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Published: Archipelago - September 15th, 2020

Searing, heartbreaking and beautifully tragic stories that leave one aching


Even as We Breathe Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781950564064
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Published: Fireside Industries - September 8th, 2020

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The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316509848
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Published: Orbit - March 24th, 2020

What's that poking out of your collar?


Painting Enlightenment: Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra Cover Image
By Paula Arai, Robert A. F. Thurman (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781611807561
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Published: Shambhala - September 10th, 2019

A book I will always go back to, over and over. Pure beauty and so inspiring. The Heart Sutra as art form.


24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid Cover Image
By Willie Mays, John Shea, Bob Costas (Introduction by), Bob Costas (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250230423
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020

Willie Mays, one of the best baseball players in the history of the game, shares stories, anecdotes and lessons from a life on the field.


Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street Cover Image
$8.00
ISBN: 9781911475217
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Published: Paper + Ink - September 15th, 2019

Let's just say that Bartleby will be with you along time.


Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984826800
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Published: Del Rey Books - February 9th, 2021

Beware the sanctity of the deep woods around Mount Rainier, especially after an eruption, and especially if you are part of an eco-friendly intentional community trying to get away from the modern urban rat race.


Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593083345
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538717974
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Chuck on his process. Full of great advice and anecdotes from his "kitchen table MFA" to his notorious book tour events. Fantastic!


Design as Art Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780141035819
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 8th, 2019

A brilliant study of art and design full of engaging and creative ideas.


Kitchen Curse: Stories Cover Image
By Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker (Translated by), Benedict Anderson (Translated by), Maggie Tiojakin (Translated by), Tiffany Tsao (Translated by)
$18.95
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ISBN: 9781786637154
Published: Verso Fiction - October 1st, 2019

Brilliant stories from an Indonesian writer. At times aggressive, surreal and heavy, Kurniawan taps into something deep and unconsidered within the human experience.


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

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
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Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

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.  


Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525432326
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Published: Anchor - July 14th, 2020

Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene Cover Image
By Jessica Cory (Editor)
$27.99
ISBN: 9781946684905
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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)
$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
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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
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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: Backordered at Our Warehouse. ETA Unavailable.
Published: Great Smoky Mountains Association - July 9th, 2019

Appalachian Book of the Dead Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781970137897
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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
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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
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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
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Published: Hachette Books - March 26th, 2019

Sex, Economy, Freedom, & Community: Eight Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091405
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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
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Published: Vintage - October 1st, 2019

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

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The Power Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316547604
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 8th, 2019

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780807012390
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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
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Published: Flatiron Books - November 12th, 2019

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Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316510936
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Published: Legacy Lit - 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
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 21st, 2019

Beastie Boys Book Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780812995541
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Published: Random House - 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
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ISBN: 9781419726460
Published: Abrams Press - April 17th, 2018

On Trails: An Exploration Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476739236
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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
$14.95
ISBN: 9781608464661
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2015

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


Pastoralia Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781573228725
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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
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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
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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
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ISBN: 9780802126498
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)
$18.00
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ISBN: 9781782272403
Published: Pushkin Collection - July 25th, 2017

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


Atlantic Hotel Cover Image
By João Gilberto Noll, Adam Morris (Translator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781931883603
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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
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804190039
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Published: Crown - April 3rd, 2018

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

The Braindead Megaphone Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594482564
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 4th, 2007