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Mind, Body & Spirit

The Golden Bough by William Frasier

Inside the Arician forests of Ancient Rome, a freed slave holds a sword and a tree branch. His title is Rex Nemorensis, the King of the Wood, and as long as he holds that branch, he remains so. This tale is just one of many others recounted by Sir William Frasier in his seminal work, The Golden Bough, which is a must-read for all those curious about the oddities of ancient culture. - Aric

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The Golden Bough: Abridged Edition (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) Cover Image
By James Frazer, George W. Stocking (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780140189315
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 1st, 1998

Invisible by Michele Lent Hirsch

Hirsch’s experiences facing chronic illness are a window into a significant public health and social issue. Ilnesses affecting young women are less likely to be taken seriously and the women are disproportionately affected by barriers in work, relationships, and medicine. Invisible amplifies the diverse voices in order to offer community and arm with information. - Clara

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Invisible: How Young Women with Serious Health Issues Navigate Work, Relationships, and the Pressure to Seem Just Fine Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780807023952
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Published: Beacon Press - February 27th, 2018

Girls & Sex by Peggy Orenstein

This is a must read for anyone living or working with adolescent girls. Orenstein bridges the generation gap to analyze how modern girls experience their bodies, sexuality, and sex. It’s a painful truth that the realm of sexuality remains potentially dangerous and damaging despite progress in women’s rights, but Orenstein’s writing is a great contribution to the conversation. - Clara

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Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062209740
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 7th, 2017

Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski

This is the book ladies have been waiting for, all the things we should have learned in sex education, but didn’t. Nagoski is a font of information and delivers it with expertise as well as understanding. I learned so much from this book; you need to read it! - Karena

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Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781476762098
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 3rd, 2015

The Origins of Creativity by Edward Wilson

Written by a Pulitzer Prize winning scientist, this book highlights the development of language and the arts in human nature dating back to our earliest stages of development. Wilson describes how our access to creativity sets our species apart from all others and how the sciences are affected by our ability to use our creativity to imagine, predict, and discover. - Grace

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781631493188
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Published: Liveright - October 3rd, 2017

The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks

Sacks always had a talent for making complex science accessible to the average reader, and in this work, one of two he was writing before his death, he focuses on the essence of the human experience. The essays in this collection vary by topic—from Darwin and evolution to Freud and physiology—and length and display Sacks’s mastery of the written word. - Aric

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780385352567
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Published: Knopf - October 24th, 2017

The Pure Joy of Being by Fabrice Midal

I was immediately struck by the beauty of this book, which also contains an impressive survey of Buddhist teachings and is full of insights and instructions to assist us on our spiritual path. Jack Kornfield writes an excellent introduction and makes a case for this as an important addition to a personal collection of books on Eastern wisdom. For me, it was the many color-plated images of rare Tibetan paintings and sculptures that kept me turning pages. - Jason

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The Pure Joy of Being: An Illustrated Introduction to the Story of the Buddha and the Practice of Meditation Cover Image
By Fabrice Midal, Jack Kornfield (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781611804843
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Published: Shambhala - October 17th, 2017

Altered Traits by Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson

Goleman and Davidson have written a readable and well-researched book that draws on not just the benefits of mindfulness but the brain research on what happens within our body that makes meditation and focused awareness quiet and center us as much as it does. They argue that while the benefits of mindfulness are tenfold, it is important to also have an understanding of the whys and hows of the practice so it does not simply become a cultural phenomenon that gets diluted and loses its worth. With tips, research, and explanation, this book is a wonderful read for those who want to deepen and understand the workings behind their mindfulness practice. - S.M.C.

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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780399184383
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Published: Avery - September 5th, 2017

The Dharma of The Princess Bride by Ethan Nichtern

Was Fezzik a Bodhisattva? How do I practice compassion toward Ted Cruz (who is apparently a huge fan of the movie)? In this wise and funny book, Nichtern interweaves personal stories about his own romantic relationships with the love life of Princess Bride’s Westley and Buttercup, all the while teaching the Dharma. It works on every level. Fans of Benjamin Hoff’s The Tao of Pooh and Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance will enjoy this unique book as will, of course, lovers of The Princess Bride. - Jason

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The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780865477766
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Published: North Point Press - September 12th, 2017

The Misfit's Manifesto by Lidia Yuknavitch

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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$16.99
ISBN: 9781501120060
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Published: Simon & Schuster/ TED - October 24th, 2017

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