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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 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982159467
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385545211
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984882035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 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 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399588587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393652666
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780593317952
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538702345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590047
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 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 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 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 Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635575422
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 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 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 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 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250759665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593318171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541724709
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142391
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062970428
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 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 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338540574
Availability: Backordered
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 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015258
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250209153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593128503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey Books - 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 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 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