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Staff Favorites from 2020

Although 2020 has been, in many ways, a year we would like to forget, one thing we don’t want to forget are all the great books we’ve read. Now that we are in July, we can officially share with you some of our favorite books from the first half of 2020. See what our booksellers loved and find your next great read!

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A Burning: A novel By Megha Majumdar Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525658696
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Knopf - June 2nd, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner, and by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer.


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The Vanishing Half: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Brit Bennett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner.


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Run Me to Earth By Paul Yoon Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501154041
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: S&S/ Marysue Rucci Books - January 28th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner.


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Valentine: A Read with Jenna Pick By Elizabeth Wetmore Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913265
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner.


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The Knockout Queen: A novel By Rufi Thorpe Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525656784
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Knopf - April 28th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner.


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The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir By Wayétu Moore Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450314
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Graywolf Press - June 2nd, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer.


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The Undocumented Americans By Karla Cornejo Villavicencio Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399592683
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer.


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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307279286
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jade, Bookshop's Head of Receiving, and by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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Why Fish Don't Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life By Lulu Miller Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501160271
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 14th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jade, Bookshop's Head of Receiving, and by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race By Reni Eddo-Lodge Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635572957
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jade, Bookshop's Head of Receiving. (Technically not published this year, but it is such a relevant read.) 


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Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures By Merlin Sheldrake Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525510314
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Random House - May 12th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Trey, Bookshop bookseller.


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This Is How You Lose the Time War By Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: S&S/Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Trey, Bookshop bookseller.


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The Bear By Andrew Krivak Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658702
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 11th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Trey, Bookshop bookseller.


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Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes By Bryant Terry Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399581045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - February 11th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by S.B., Bookshop's Cookbook Buyer and Marketing Manager.


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Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters By Dominique Crenn, Emma Brockes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224742
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Penguin Press - June 9th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by S.B., Bookshop's Cookbook Buyer and Marketing Manager.


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The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants By Jennifer Jewell Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781604699029
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Timber Press - March 3rd, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by S.B., Bookshop's Cookbook Buyer and Marketing Manager.


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Conjure Women: A Novel By Afia Atakora Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525511489
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Random House - April 7th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jenny, Bookshop's Marketing Coordinator.


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The Henna Artist By Alka Joshi Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778309451
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Mira Books - March 3rd, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jenny, Bookshop's Marketing Coordinator.


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The Giver of Stars: A Novel By Jojo Moyes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399562488
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 8th, 2019

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jenny, Bookshop's Marketing Coordinator.


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Fresh Water for Flowers By Valérie Perrin, Hildegarde Serle (Translator) Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781609455958
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Europa Editions - July 7th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Ksenia, Bookshop bookseller.


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Echo on the Bay By Masatsugu Ono, Angus Turvill (Translator) Cover Image
By Masatsugu Ono, Angus Turvill (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781949641035
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Two Lines Press - June 9th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Ksenia, Bookshop bookseller.


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Riot Baby By Tochi Onyebuchi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250214751
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Tordotcom - January 21st, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Ksenia, Bookshop bookseller.


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The Lady from the Black Lagoon By Mallory O'Meara Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335010131
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hanover Square Press - March 3rd, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by J, Bookshop bookseller.


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The Age of Witches: A Novel By Louisa Morgan Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316419512
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Redhook - April 7th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by J, Bookshop bookseller.


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Little Eyes: A Novel By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell (Translated by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541363
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Riverhead Books - May 5th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Celeste, Bookshop bookseller.


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Pizza Girl: A Novel By Jean Kyoung Frazier Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385545723
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
(Please note: This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Doubleday - June 9th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Celeste, Bookshop bookseller.


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The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525541608
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Celeste, Bookshop bookseller.


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The Language of Butterflies: How Thieves, Hoarders, Scientists, and Other Obsessives Unlocked the Secrets of the World's Favorite Insect By Wendy Williams Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501178061
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 2nd, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by MJ, Bookshop bookseller.


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The Worst Best Man: A Novel By Mia Sosa Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062909879
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - February 4th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by MJ, Bookshop bookseller.


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Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel (The Murderbot Diaries #5) By Martha Wells Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250229861
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Tordotcom - May 5th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by MJ, Bookshop bookseller.


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Axiom's End: A Novel (Noumena #1) By Lindsay Ellis Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250256737
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: St. Martin's Press - July 21st, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jax, Bookshop's Backlist Buyer and Floor Manager.


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The Deep By Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439863
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: S&S/Saga Press - November 5th, 2019

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jax, Bookshop's Backlist Buyer and Floor Manager.


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Convenience Store Woman By Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori (Translator) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802129628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - September 17th, 2019

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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The Emissary By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811227629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions - April 24th, 2018

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250214713
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Tordotcom - January 22nd, 2019

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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Artificial Condition: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250186928
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - May 8th, 2018

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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Rogue Protocol: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250191786
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - August 7th, 2018

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250191854
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 2nd, 2018

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Tori, Bookshop bookseller.


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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line: A Novel By Deepa Anappara Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593129197
Availability: This item is likely out of print! We may be able to order it from the publisher. If it's unavailable, we will refund you ASAP.
Published: Random House - February 4th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jax, Bookshop's Backlist Buyer and Floor Manager.


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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316453691
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Ivy, Bookshop's Assistant Children's Buyer


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Mexican Gothic By Silvia Moreno-Garcia Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780525620785
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Ivy, Bookshop's Assistant Children's Buyer


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Blended By Sharon M. Draper Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442495012
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 7th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Ivy, Bookshop's Assistant Children's Buyer


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Cinderella Is Dead By Kalynn Bayron Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603879
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 7th, 2020

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Ivy, Bookshop's Assistant Children's Buyer


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Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner) By Bernardine Evaristo Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802156983
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - November 5th, 2019

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jess, Bookshop bookseller.


Fleabag: The Scriptures By Phoebe Waller-Bridge Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593158272
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - November 26th, 2019

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2020 by Jess, Bookshop bookseller.