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Spring-o Bingo Reading Challenge

Join our Spring-o Bingo Reading Challenge!

Read at least two books listed on our Spring-o Bingo card by May 1st and we will donate $5 on your behalf to our Keep Kids Reading campaign partner, Border Service Corps—which provides books to children and families of refugee and asylum seekers needing temporary shelter in southern New Mexico.

Spring-o Bingo cards have 9 squares—8 with reading categories and 1 free space. Read at least two recommended books and circle the titles. Once you get three across, turn in the bingo card at our info desk (or submit online, link below). We will make a $5 donation for every card completed by May 1st.

Pick up a bingo card in the store, or download one here.

Submit your picks online, by May 1st.

Our staff has read and heartily recommends each of these books. Read a bit about each one below, or click on each title for the full staff review:

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Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One More Page Before Lights Out By Shannon Reed Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335007964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hanover Square Press - February 6th, 2024

BOOK LOVE:  With humor, care, and love, Reed makes the pitch that whoever you are, you should read more, of any kind of book—from Amish romances to thrillers to literary masterpieces and everything in between. —Jax


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Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop: A Novel By Hwang Bo-reum, Shanna Tan (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hwang Bo-reum, Shanna Tan (Translated by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781639732425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 20th, 2024

BOOK LOVE: This lovely Korean novel is a celebration of bookstores and bookselling while still telling its own sweet story. —Melinda


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Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America By Leila Philip Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781538755204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Twelve - January 30th, 2024

CREATURE BOOKS: A truly intriguing account of the prolific beaver and those who have devoted themselves to understanding them, as well as a fascinating chronicle of their vast ecological and economic impacts. —Magnolia


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Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart: And Other Stories By GennaRose Nethercott Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593314180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - February 6th, 2024

CREATURE BOOKS: A bewitching collection of short stories—not quite fairytale, not quite horror, with just enough fantasy. These brand new folk tales are sure to become classics. —Zoe


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Dear Dolly: Collected Wisdom By Dolly Alderton Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063319127
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - February 20th, 2024

ADULTING, LOL: Like having your cool older sister share all her life hacks and heartfelt advice in one neat package! —Kristina
 


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Greta & Valdin: A Novel By Rebecca K. Reilly Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668028049
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2024

ADULTING, LOL: A big-hearted romp of a book that takes on modern dating, queer love, multiculturalism, adulting, and just the sheer ridiculousness of it all. —Melinda


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Martyr!: A novel By Kaveh Akbar Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593537619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - January 23rd, 2024

DAZZLING DEBUT: Akbar thunders onto the literary fiction scene with a book that is as fresh and innovative as any I've read in years. Original and surprising, funny and affecting, thoughtful and poetic. —Casey


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The Three of Us By Ore Agbaje-Williams Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593540725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 20th, 2024

DAZZLING DEBUT: I traveled the full gamut from shocked to delighted to nauseous to gasping with laughter as Agbaje-Williams dished out this whip-smart, winding debut. —Yves


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Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?: A Memoir By Séamas O'Reilly Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316424264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - March 12th, 2024

GREAT VOICES: Leave it to an Irish author to write a memoir that is equal parts humor and heartbreak, leaving you laughing and crying through every sentence. —Casey


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Dominoes: A Novel By Phoebe McIntosh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593596685
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 12th, 2024

GREAT VOICES: A warm and assured debut, infused with voice, through dialogue and scene, from London to Jamaica, that brings the lovable characters to fuller light. —Melinda


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The Bullet Swallower: A Novel By Elizabeth Gonzalez James Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781668009321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - January 23rd, 2024

HISTORY & MAGIC: Infused with magical realism, atmosphere, and curses, this book is good, adventurous fun. —Melinda


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Weyward: A Novel By Emilia Hart Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250842725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 27th, 2024

HISTORY & MAGIC: Ancestral bonds, resilient women, subtle touches of magic, and the transformative power of nature. —Kristina


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Mastering the Art of French Murder: A Charming New Parisian Historical Mystery (An American In Paris Mystery #1) By Colleen Cambridge Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781496739605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - February 20th, 2024

A THIRST FOR BLOOD: Delightfully decadent! This charming mix of food writing, historical fiction, and cozy mystery is sure to have you hungry for seconds. —Jax


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The Briar Book of the Dead By A. G. Slatter Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781803364544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Titan Books - February 13th, 2024

A THIRST FOR BLOOD: I love a good ghost story, and Slatter has delivered a delicious blend of magic and thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. A cozy fantasy with teeth! —Jax


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Bride By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780593550403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - February 6th, 2024

LOVE IN STRANGE PLACES: A spicy, sexy romance romp of paranormal politics (and a hint of mystery) between an alpha Were and an outcast Vampyre, with so much more to lose than just their hearts. —Jocelyn


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The True Love Experiment By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982173449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - February 13th, 2024

LOVE IN STRANGE PLACES: Fizzy Chen is hilarious, her friendships are enviable, her love interest is delicious, and the read is equal parts smart, steamy, and fun! —Melinda