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In late-Renaissance Italy, while restoring musical instruments for Prince Ferdinando de Medici, Cristofori dreams of and invents an instrument that can play as quietly as a clavichord and as loudly as a harpsichord. Priceman’s gouache and ink illustrations create a whimsical, musical energy. Grades K–3. - Ga

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The Music of Life: Bartolomeo Cristofori & the Invention of the Piano Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481444842
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 18th, 2017

Two extraordinary picture book biographies about artists who view the world as outsiders—the musician Muddy Waters initially, and the visual artist James Castle perennially. Through the stories of their art, they reveal the wider, richer world outside the bounds. Grades 2–5. - Ga

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Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters Cover Image
By Michael Mahin, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481443494
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2017

Frans Lanting, one of the most widely known and well-respected nature photographers in the world, has taken some of the iconic photographs of the past several decades. Here he collects his best images from Africa, capturing the light and vibrancy of the continent. The images are so astounding they literally calm the spirit. A great gift for photographers, travelers, nature lovers, and those looking to take an African safari of the mind. - Rico

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Into Africa Cover Image
By Frans Lanting, Chris Eckstrom (Editor), Frans Lanting (Photographer)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781608878895
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Published: Earth Aware Editions - October 10th, 2017

I’m a lifelong misfit who has never felt inclined to fit in. While I’ve been lucky to find kindred misfit spirits here at Bookshop, I know others may not have yet, so I’m thrilled with this short but powerful TedTalk book that looks at the power and necessity of misfits. If you’re a misfit, you’ll feel seen and inspired. If you’re not, you’ll gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the misfits among us! - Flannery

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The Misfit's Manifesto (Ted Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501120060
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ Ted - October 24th, 2017

This is the most interesting and consequential book I’ve read in quite some time. Drawing on a wealth of research, UC Berkeley’s Matthew Walker presents a compelling argument that the power of sleep and dreams, properly utilized, can enhance the everyday lives of individuals and even society at large. Discard everything you thought you knew about sleep, read this book, change your habits, and reap the significant benefits of consistent quality sleep. - Trey

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Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501144318
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

The author of numerous well-researched and well-received biographies including Steve Jobs and The Innovators, Walter Isaacson now has written on another of the most interesting people in history, Leonardo da Vinci. Isaacson explores both the person and the genius he displayed in so many fields. - Ian

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Leonardo Da Vinci Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781501139154
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2017

This fantastic book stayed with me long after I first read it. A lesbian couple, both of them engineers-turned-spaceship-hijackers, attempts to join a pirate crew for gold and glory (and to escape the crushing unemployment of the future). The catch? The pirates are being held hostage by a homicidal AI, and the pair are given a suicide mission to destroy it. A new sci-fi must-read for fans of Becky Chambers’s award-winning Wayfarer series (The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet). - Kelly

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ISBN: 9781481476874
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Published: Saga Press - October 31st, 2017

Manhattan Beach is stunning. Read the first page and sigh with immense pleasure at having started something magnificent. Set in Brooklyn around the Great Depression and WWII, we follow young Anna Kerrigan, one of the first female Naval Yard divers, as she seeks to unravel her father’s mysterious disappearance. This may seem a straightforward historical novel, but with Egan’s peerless writing and keen emotional intelligence, it plumbs the depths of human will, connection, and reinvention. - Melinda

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Manhattan Beach Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476716732
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 3rd, 2017

The biggest snowstorm in history hits New York in January 2016. In its midst, two aging professors and one young undocumented immigrant find themselves thrown together into an adventure none of them expected. Over the course of a few days, the storm, and their lives—from Chile to Guatemala to Brazil—will be woven together in personal tragedy and national revolution. A timely story, with unexpected twists of nature. - Jocelyn

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In the Midst of Winter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501178139
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Published: Atria Books - October 31st, 2017

This prequel to Hoffman’s ever-beloved Practical Magic traces the adolescent years of the three Owens siblings—the descendants of a witch and a witch-hunter—as they discover their secret, feared ancestral gift. What begins with whimsical wishes and parlor tricks spirals into the manifestation of the Owens’ curse: to their bloodline, falling in love is fatal. Hoffman’s quick storytelling is as delightful as ever, mystical yet light-footed, weaving family lore into the teens’ journeys of self-acceptance. - Julia

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The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501137471
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 10th, 2017

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