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Staff Favorites from 2021—thus far!

Now that we are in July, we can officially share with you our favorite books for the first half of 2021. Below are books that our booksellers have loved—click on the covers to learn more about each title.

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Infinite Country: A Novel By Patricia Engel Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982159467
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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Great Circle: A novel By Maggie Shipstead Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner and Jenny, Bookshop's Digital Media Marketing Coordinator


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Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor) Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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Olympus, Texas: A Novel By Stacey Swann Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545211
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Doubleday - May 4th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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Gold Diggers: A Novel By Sanjena Sathian Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984882035
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Press - April 6th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir By Michelle Zauner Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657743
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - April 20th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jade, Bookshop's Head of Receiving and Andrea, Bookshop bookseller, and Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted By Suleika Jaouad Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588587
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Random House - February 9th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jade, Bookshop's Head of Receiving.


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Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age By Annalee Newitz Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652666
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jade, Bookshop's Head of Receiving.


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Things We Lost to the Water: A novel By Eric Nguyen Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317952
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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What's Mine and Yours By Naima Coster Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538702345
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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My Broken Language: A Memoir By Quiara Alegría Hudes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590047
Availability: Hard to Find - Believed to be Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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Writers & Lovers By Lily King Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780802148544
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - February 16th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Krystal, Bookshop bookseller and Jenny, Bookshop's Digital Media Marketing Coordinator


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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Krystal, Bookshop bookseller


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Childhood: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 1 By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780374722937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: FSG Originals - January 26th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Krystal, Bookshop bookseller


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Outlawed By Anna North Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Molly, Bookshop bookseller


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Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food By Julia Turshen Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062993335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave - March 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager and Cookbook Buyer


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Bress 'n' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer By Matthew Raiford, Amy Paige Condon (With) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781682686041
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Countryman Press - May 11th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager and Cookbook Buyer


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Black, White, and The Grey: The Story of an Unexpected Friendship and a Beloved Restaurant By Mashama Bailey, John O. Morisano Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lorena Jones Books - January 12th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager and Cookbook Buyer


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Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: One World - January 12th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Trey, Bookshop bookseller


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We Begin at the End By Chris Whitaker Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250759665
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Trey, Bookshop bookseller


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Klara and the Sun: A novel By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf - March 2nd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Trey, Bookshop bookseller


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A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Random House - March 30th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jocelyn, Bookshop Santa Cruz Operations, Technology, and ECommerce Manager


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The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred By Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541724709
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bold Type Books - March 9th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jocelyn, Bookshop Santa Cruz Operations, Technology, and ECommerce Manager


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White Magic By Elissa Washuta Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142391
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Tin House Books - April 27th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jocelyn, Bookshop Santa Cruz Operations, Technology, and ECommerce Manager


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Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey By Erin Entrada Kelly, Erin Entrada Kelly (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970428
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 4th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jocelyn, Bookshop Santa Cruz Operations, Technology, and ECommerce Manager


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Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555254
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Andrea, Bookshop bookseller


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The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Ivy, Bookshop's Head Children's Buyer and Department Manager


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Da Vinci's Cat By Catherine Gilbert Murdock Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015258
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 25th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Ivy, Bookshop's Head Children's Buyer and Department Manager


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She Drives Me Crazy By Kelly Quindlen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250209153
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 20th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Ivy, Bookshop's Head Children's Buyer and Department Manager


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A Deadly Education: A Novel (The Scholomance #1) By Naomi Novik Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593128503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - May 4th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Ivy, Bookshop's Head Children's Buyer and Department Manager


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The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel By Abi Daré Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781524746094
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dutton - February 23rd, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jenny, Bookshop's Digital Media Marketing Coordinator


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Homeland Elegies: A Novel By Ayad Akhtar Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316496414
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - May 25th, 2021

Selected as a Staff Favorite Book of 2021 by Jenny, Bookshop's Digital Media Marketing Coordinator