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Where the Animals Go by James Chesire & Oliver Uberti

When I first flipped this book open, I landed on the graph titled “The Plankton That Flee the Light,” and I fell in love with this book. I became lost in the intimacy the graphs provided, the thin lines and points that signified life and death had taken place, the places where elephants walk and sharks circle in order to avoid humans. I can’t remember the last time math has made me feel so hopeful. - Rachel

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Where the Animals Go: Tracking Wildlife with Technology in 50 Maps and Graphics By James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393634020
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

Economics in Wonderland by Robert Reich

Having watched former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s short yet informative videos on numerous topics related to the economy, I’m excited for this compilation of his essays and cartoon illustrations (drawn on a large sketchpad with magic markers). Reich has always been able to make perplexing subjects accessible to those of us who are less informed, and I’m sure this book will be no different. - Ian

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Economics In Wonderland: Robert Reich's Cartoon Guide To A Political World Gone Mad And Mean By Robert B. Reich Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683960607
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Fantagraphics - November 7th, 2017

From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty

Caitlin Doughty is a staff favorite, and I inhaled her latest book in one night. Traveling to experience how other cultures treat death, she finds a variety of practices, ranging from open-air pyres to walls of glowing Buddhas representing cremated remains. Her humor and respect make this a wonderful, inspiring read. Death should be a celebration of a life well lived, not something to fear, and Doughty opens up a world of possibilities about how death can be approached. - Rachel

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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death By Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caitlin Doughty, Landis Blair (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780393249897
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 3rd, 2017

The Accidental Dictionary by Paul Anthony Jones

I am so excited for the release of this book! Any self-professed wordsmith or etymology nerd should be, too. Paul Anthony Jones looks at 100 words in the English language that have surprising or silly origins (think “tiddlywink”) and traces their journey from their intended use to the definitions we now know. These bite-sized lessons are sure to spice up your small talk and keep you endlessly entertained. - Kelly

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The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words By Paul Anthony Jones Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681775692
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Pegasus Books - October 3rd, 2017

Bibliomysteries edited by Otto Penzler

If you love short stories, mysteries, and books, or any combination thereof (or need a gift for someone who likes at least two of the three), look no further than this handsome anthology. This collection of crime stories focusing on books—from bookstores and booksellers (my personal favorite) to rare books and libraries—curated from a wide mix of authors, is perfect for book lovers who like a good crime. - Flannery

The Quantum Spy by David Ignatius

Washington Post national security columnist and editor David Ignatius is taking a break from the stranger-than-fiction-Trump-putting-us-on-the-brink-of-nuclear-war reality with a new thriller that is guaranteed to entertain while providing a unique perspective into the machinations of the battle between China and the U.S.’s intelligence agencies for the future of technology. Ignatius gives an up-close look at the day-to-day global operations (and bureaucratic battles) of the modern intelligence world, with a fast-paced plot and conflicted characters. - Ryan

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The Quantum Spy: A Thriller By David Ignatius Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393254150
Availability: Backordered
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017

Grow Your Own by Nichole Graf

As cannabis legalization advances in California, regular aficionados will need to decide whether they want to go the commercialized route or try going DIY, which allows you to avoid pesticides while saving money and experimenting with your favorite strains. This well designed book is the best introductory guide I’ve seen for the casual backyard grower. - Natalie

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Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Marijuana By Nichole Graf, Micah Sherman, David Stein, Liz Crain Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941040584
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tin House Books - September 26th, 2017

Dress [with] Sense by Christina Dean

Love fashion but feel guilty about contributing to dye-polluted rivers and sweatshop labor? This book is a cute and concise guide to conscious fashion—how and when to buy, how to properly care for clothing, and ideas for renting, swapping, recycling. It’s your pathway to out of the fast fashion trap that values quantity over quality. - Natalie

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Dress [with] Sense: The Practical Guide to a Conscious Closet By Christina Dean, Sofia Tärneberg, Hannah Lane Cover Image
ISBN: 9780500292778
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Thames & Hudson - April 11th, 2017

A Season With the Witch by J.W. Ocker

When the author moves his family to Salem, MA for the month of October in order to research and explore the town’s dark history and its current culture, he finds a place unlike any other. Ocker has a playful approach to the subject (think Bill Bryson), and this book is a fun, lighted hearted look at a not so fun or light hearted period in our country’s history. - Jade

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A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts By J. W. Ocker Cover Image
ISBN: 9781581573398
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Countryman Press - October 4th, 2016

The Long Haul by Finn Murphy

If you value hard work and enjoy new insight into humanity, read this memoir! With an easy style, Murphy is an indulgent and intelligent storyteller who makes me laugh, puzzle, and question. He’s whip-smart, and fun—a necessary, distinctive voice on the foibles of modern America. - a.c.

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The Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road By Finn Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393608717
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 6th, 2017


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