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Mother's Day

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12th!
We have a wonderful selection of books, cards, and gifts at our store for Mother's Day, including the recommended titles below. And don't forget Bookshop Santa Cruz gift cards, available in any amount.
Thank you moms--and everyone who supports them--for all that you do!
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Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400069996
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Published: Random House - April 2nd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the job (and the risk) of a lifetime when she entered the high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet.

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Woman of Color Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419732942
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 2nd, 2019

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In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579655976
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Published: Artisan - October 4th, 2016

New York Times Bestseller
“I want to rip out every page of this glorious book and hang them on my wall so that I can be surrounded by these incredible women all day long.”
—Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers

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Guess How Much I Love You Cover Image
By Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763642648
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick - October 14th, 2008

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 43 million copies worldwide!

A beloved classic lets children "love you right up to the moon — and back."

Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996104
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Published: Random House - April 23rd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect gift for new parents and grandparents this Mother’s Day: a bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and #1 bestselling author

I Love My Mommy Because... Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525472476
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - March 30th, 2004

The perfect board book for babies and toddlers to read with Mom!

"I love my mommy because she gives me great big hugs."

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Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984822178
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Published: Hogarth - April 16th, 2019


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Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood's Messy Years Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316337489
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 2nd, 2017

I have loved Catherine Newman’s writing since the first time I read it, and I kind of think of her as my parenting spirit animal. She captures the elation, beauty, messiness, mistakes, and anxiety of raising children like no one else—and is absolutely hilarious, too. In her new book she takes on the toddler-to-teenager years, or what she calls “[the time] your children will remember as childhood.” In this book that is by turns gut-wrenching and gorgeous, Newman writes about moments big and small that will leave you laughing, crying, and so very grateful for family. —S.B.


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Becoming Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524763138
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Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

Is Mommy? Cover Image
By Victoria Chang, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481402927
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Published: Beach Lane Books - November 3rd, 2015

In this irreverent, hilarious, and charming picture book, award-winning poet Victoria Chang and celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies—no matter what.

Is Mommy tall or short?

Is Mommy fun or boring?

In this joyous ode to hardworking mothers everywhere—who may not always be fun or

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Mama  Do You Love Me?: (Children's Storytime Book, Arctic and Wild Animal Picture Book, Native American Books for Toddlers) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811821315
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Published: Chronicle Books - July 1st, 1998

Mama, do you love me? Yes I do, Dear One. How much?

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634727
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 27th, 2016

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of

One Love: (Multicultural Childrens Book, Mixed Race Childrens Book, Bob Marley Book for Kids, Music Books for Kids) Cover Image
By Cedella Marley, Vanessa Newton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452102245
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 21st, 2011

Adapted from one of Bob Marley's most beloved songs, One Love brings the joyful spirit and unforgettable lyrics of his music to life for a new generation. Readers will delight in dancing to the beat and feeling the positive groove of change when one girl enlists her community to help transform her neighborhood for the better.

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062072245
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Published: Ecco - January 20th, 2015

“Salted with insights and epigrams, the book is argued with bracing honesty and flashes of authentic wisdom…[an] excellent book.” —Andrew Solomon, The New York Times Book Review

"[A] richly woven, entertaining, enlightening, wrenching and funny book.” —The Washington Post

Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594486678
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 2nd, 2013

In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter of her own life: grandmotherhood.
Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax's life.

En las Piernas de Mamá / On Mother's Lap Cover Image
By Ann Herbert Scott, Glo Coalson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780618752478
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - February 19th, 2007

There is always room on mother's lap--and this simple tender story is now available in Spanish and English.

The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.

A Mother for Choco Cover Image
ISBN: 9780698113640
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Published: Puffin Books - March 19th, 1996

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not.