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Winter Reading Program

Our Winter Reading Program has begun, and runs through February 28, 2022.

We are challenging our customers to read at least three of eight great books selected by Bookshop Santa Cruz. Upon completion, adults will receive a $5 gift card to Bookshop Santa Cruz, a cookie from Pacific Cookie Company, and a complimentary tasting flight on the sidewalk patio at the downtown Santa Cruz Birichino Tasting Room. Read all about the eight books in the program below.

Pick up an official Winter Reading Program bookmark in the store, add one to your cart, or download one here.

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The Wrong End of the Telescope Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780802157805
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - September 21st, 2021

“Three stories are woven together in this masterful, wise, and empathetic novel. Alameddine writes with care and precision about existence in the midst of impossibility. This is a special, moving book.” —Trey


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Perestroika in Paris: A novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436096
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - November 2nd, 2021

"Full of secrets, exploration and adventure, Perestroika in Paris is Anxious People with pets—warm, charming, and witty storytelling at its best." —Melinda


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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

“I’ve never read anything more brutally honest, relevant, or personal. This is not a novel about immigration and integration. This is an elegy, a poem of serious reflection, a lament, about home.” —Jenny


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Hench: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062978585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - November 9th, 2021

“A wild and creative twist on the superhero trope. Who inflicts more damage on society, superheroes or the supervillains they fight? This is a fun, cinematic novel set in a comic book universe, unlike anything else you've ever read.” —Trey


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The Widows of Malabar Hill (A Perveen Mistry Novel #1) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616959760
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - November 20th, 2018

“Sujata Massey’s diverse, vivid characters and twists and turns will keep you reading through to the satisfying end of this historical whodunnit, set in Bombay, India.” —Jocelyn


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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 14th, 2021

“With her trademark wit, Roach investigates the many ways that people have tried to change the course of nature for their own comfort and/or profit, generally with disastrous results. As always, she excels at taking unfamiliar scientific concepts and presenting them in a way that’s both easy and enjoyable to absorb.” —Jade


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Once I Was You: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982128661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - August 31st, 2021

“Award-winning NPR journalist Maria Hinojosa's captivating memoir is an intimate exploration of the harrowing realities and ingrained invisibility faced by undocumented immigrants. A must-read.” —Charlotte


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Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374538101
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

"Acclaimed writer Jamaica Kincaid shares her passion for plants, as well as her keen observations, in Among Flowers, an account of her botanical trek through Nepal. A profound, frank, and engrossing horticultural adventure." —S.B.


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