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Staff Favorites from 2023—so far

Discover the Best Books of 2023 (So Far) with Bookshop Santa Cruz's Staff Favorites published this year in hardback or paperback! Click on the covers to learn more about each title.

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Good Night, Irene: A Novel By Luis Alberto Urrea Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316265850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 30th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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The Sun Walks Down: A Novel By Fiona McFarlane Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374606237
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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The Covenant of Water (Oprah's Book Club) By Abraham Verghese Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780802162175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - May 2nd, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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Hello Beautiful (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Ann Napolitano Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593243732
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Dial Press - March 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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The Dog of the North: A Novel By Elizabeth McKenzie Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593300695
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Press - March 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner and Rico, Bookshop's Facilities Manager


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King: A Life By Jonathan Eig Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374279295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 16th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of “Latino” By Héctor Tobar Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374609900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - May 9th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's urgent mission to bring healing to homeless people By Tracy Kidder Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984801432
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 - January 17th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Casey, Bookshop's Owner


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A Living Remedy: A Memoir By Nicole Chung Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063031616
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - April 4th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age By Katherine May Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593329993
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 28th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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I Have Some Questions for You: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593490143
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Viking - February 21st, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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A Darker Wilderness: Black Nature Writing from Soil to Stars By Erin Sharkey (Editor) Cover Image
By Erin Sharkey (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781571313904
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Milkweed Editions - February 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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Small Fires: An Epic in the Kitchen By REBECCA MAY JOHNSON Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781911590484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pushkin Press - June 6th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Melinda, Bookshop's Head Book Buyer


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More Than You'll Ever Know: A Good Morning America Book Club Pick By Katie Gutierrez Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063118461
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 20th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Nikole, Bookshop Supervisor


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Emily Wilde's Encyclopaedia of Faeries By Heather Fawcett Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593500132
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Del Rey - January 10th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Kristina, Bookshop's Digital Marketing Coordinator


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Divine Rivals: A Novel (Letters of Enchantment #1) By Rebecca Ross Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250857439
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - April 4th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Kristina, Bookshop's Digital Marketing Coordinator


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Our Share of Night: A Novel By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariana Enriquez, Megan McDowell (Translated by), Pablo Gerardo Camacho (Illustrator)
$28.99
ISBN: 9780451495143
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: Hogarth - February 7th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Kristina, Bookshop's Digital Marketing Coordinator


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The Perfectionist's Guide to Losing Control: A Path to Peace and Power By Katherine Morgan Schafler Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593329528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Portfolio - January 17th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Chorel, Bookshop's Events Director


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You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir By Maggie Smith Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982185855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - April 11th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Chorel, Bookshop's Events Director


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Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man's World By Lauren Fleshman Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593296783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - January 10th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Chorel, Bookshop's Events Director


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Don't Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You: A Memoir By Lucinda Williams Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593136492
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - April 25th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Rico, Bookshop's Facilities Manager


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White Cat, Black Dog: Stories By Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly Link, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593449950
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 - March 28th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Yves, Bookshop Bookseller


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The Three of Us By Ore Agbaje-Williams Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593540718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 16th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Yves, Bookshop Bookseller


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$15.95
ISBN: 9780807006474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - January 10th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Yves, Bookshop Bookseller


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Whistleblower By Kate Marchant Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781989365083
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wattpad Books - March 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Yves, Bookshop Bookseller


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We Do What We Do in the Dark: A Novel By Michelle Hart Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593329689
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Yves, Bookshop Bookseller


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The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi: A new fantasy series set a thousand years before The City of Brass By Shannon Chakraborty Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780062963505
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Harper Voyager - February 28th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Zoe, Bookshop's Head of Receiving


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Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew from It By Greg Marshall Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419763601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - June 13th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Zoe, Bookshop's Head of Receiving


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The Will of the Many (Hierarchy #1) By James Islington Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982141172
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: S&S/Saga Press - May 23rd, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Zoe, Bookshop's Head of Receiving


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Happy Place By Emily Henry Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593441275
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Berkley - April 25th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Lindsay, Bookshop's Web Manager


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The True Love Experiment By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781982173432
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Gallery Books - May 16th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Lindsay, Bookshop's Web Manager


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Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593317334
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Pantheon - May 2nd, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Holly, Bookshop's Schools Outreach Coordinator


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Promises of Gold By José Olivarez, David Ruano (Translated by) Cover Image
By José Olivarez, David Ruano (Translated by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250878496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - February 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Holly, Bookshop's Schools Outreach Coordinator


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The Candy House: A Novel By Jennifer Egan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781476716770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - March 7th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Holly, Bookshop's Schools Outreach Coordinator


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Solitaire By Alice Oseman Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781338863420
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 2nd, 2023

SSelected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Alana, Bookshop Bookseller


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Every Gift a Curse (The Gifts #3) By Caroline O'Donoghue Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536228403
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walker Books US - May 9th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Alana, Bookshop Bookseller


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I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself: A Novel By Marisa Crane Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781646221295
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Catapult - January 17th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Trey, Bookshop's AP/AR


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Liar, Dreamer, Thief By Maria Dong Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538723562
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 10th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Trey, Bookshop's AP/AR


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The Faraway World: Stories By Patricia Engel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982159528
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - January 24th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Trey, Bookshop's AP/AR


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The Applicant By Nazlı Koca Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802160546
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Grove Press - February 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Trey, Bookshop's AP/AR


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August Blue: A Novel By Deborah Levy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374602048
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 6th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Trey, Bookshop's AP/AR


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The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession By Michael Finkel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525657323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - June 27th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Trey, Bookshop's AP/AR


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The Poisoner's Ring: A Rip Through Time Novel (Rip Through Time Novels #2) By Kelley Armstrong Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250820037
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - May 23rd, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Trey, Bookshop's AP/AR


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Soil: The Story of a Black Mother's Garden By Camille T. Dungy Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982195304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 2nd, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager & Cookbook Buyer


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Ever-Green Vietnamese: Super-Fresh Recipes, Starring Plants from Land and Sea [A Plant-Based Cookbook] By Andrea Nguyen, Aubrie Pick (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Andrea Nguyen, Aubrie Pick (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984859853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - April 25th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager & Cookbook Buyer


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Tenderheart: A Cookbook About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds By Hetty Lui McKinnon Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780593534861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 30th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager & Cookbook Buyer


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Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit By Abra Berens Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781797207148
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - April 4th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager & Cookbook Buyer


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Cooking for the Culture: Recipes and Stories from the New Orleans Streets to the Table By Toya Boudy Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781682687451
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Countryman Press - February 7th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by SB, Bookshop's Marketing Manager & Cookbook Buyer


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Witch King (The Rising World #1) By Martha Wells Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250826794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - May 30th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Jocelyn, Bookshop's Local Author Coordinator


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Dirty Laundry: A Novel By Disha Bose Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593497388
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - April 4th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Jocelyn, Bookshop's Local Author Coordinator


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Vagabonds!: A Novel By Eloghosa Osunde Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593330036
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 28th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Jocelyn, Bookshop's Local Author Coordinator


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The Sign for Home: A Novel By Blair Fell Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982175962
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - March 14th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Jocelyn, Bookshop's Local Author Coordinator


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Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture That Shapes Me By Aisha Harris Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063249943
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - June 13th, 2023

Selected as a "Favorite Book of 2023, So Far" by Jax, Bookshop's Store Manager