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The Hike: A Novel By Drew Magary Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399563874
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Published: Penguin Books - July 4th, 2017

The Hike just works. It’s like early, good Chuck Palahniuk. . . . Magary underhands a twist in at the end that hits you like a sharp jab at the bell. . . . It’s just that good.” —NPR.org

“A page-turner. . . . Inventive, funny. . . . Quietly profound and touching.”—BoingBoing


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Wolf in White Van: A Novel By John Darnielle Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250074713
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Published: Picador - September 1st, 2015

A New York Times Bestseller. Nominated for the National Book Award, Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and Winner of the Alex Award, "One of the Most Compelling Books of the Year" (Blake Butler, Vice)


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The Woman Who Married a Bear (A Cecil Younger Investigation #1) By John Straley Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9781616959135
Published: Soho Crime - May 1st, 2018

High drama meets local color as a private investigator works to uncover the motive and identity of a killer in this Shamus Award–winning first Cecil Young investigation set in Sitka, Alaska.


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Nothing to See Here By Kevin Wilson Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062913463
Availability: BACKORDERED - Availability will be delayed
Published: Ecco - October 29th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller  •  A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!


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Something That May Shock and Discredit You By Daniel M. Lavery Cover Image
$26.00
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ISBN: 9781982105211
Published: Atria Books - February 11th, 2020

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, O, The Oprah Magazine, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Yahoo Lifestyle, and Bitch Media

“A delightful hybrid of a book… You’ll laugh, you'll cry, often both at once.


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Beautiful Darkness By Kerascoët, Fabien Vehlmann, Helge Dascher (Translated by) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781770463363
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - October 30th, 2018

A group of little people find themselves without a home in this horror fantasy classic


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All We Know of Pleasure: Poetic Erotica by Women By Enid Shomer (Editor), Elizabeth Alexander (Contribution by), Dorianne Laux (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Enid Shomer (Editor), Elizabeth Alexander (Contribution by), Dorianne Laux (Contribution by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780932112972
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Published: Carolina Wren Press - November 27th, 2018

Here is the good stuff: poetry written by women that actually excites the thinking reader. This anthology, spanning work of the last 75 years, will broaden its readers' notions of what defines erotic poetry. For what is more intriguing, more satisfying than strong, self-assured writing?


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Everything Is Illuminated By Jonathan Safran Foer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544484009
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Published: Mariner Books - April 14th, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.


Why Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere By Hillary Chute Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062957788
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 8th, 2019

A New York Times Notable Book

Filled with beautiful color art, dynamic storytelling, and insightful analysis, Hillary Chute reveals what makes one of the most critically acclaimed and popular art forms so unique and appealing, and how it got that way.


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Hellboy Omnibus Volume 1: Seed of Destruction By Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Mark Chiarello (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mike Mignola, John Byrne, Mike Mignola (Illustrator), Mark Chiarello (Illustrator), Dave Stewart (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781506706665
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Published: Dark Horse Books - May 22nd, 2018

The Hellboy saga begins--with over 300 pages drawn by Mignola! For the first time, Hellboy's complete story is presented in chronological order for the ultimate reading experience.


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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Marjane Satrapi Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375714573
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Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004

BEST SELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


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Skulduggery Pleasant By Derek Landy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780008248789
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Published: HarperCollins Children's Books - May 1st, 2018

She's twelve. He's dead. But together they're going to save the world. Hopefully.

The iconic first book in the bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant series.

Stephanie's uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror, it certainly wasn't fiction.


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One Hundred Years of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780060883287
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

"One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. . . . Mr.


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Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062334978
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Published: Harper - October 28th, 2014

A splendid send-up of government, the postal system, and everything that lies in between in this newest entry in Terry Pratchett’s internationally bestselling Discworld series. 

Convicted con man and forger Moist von Lipwig is given a choice: Face the hangman’s noose, or get Ankh Morpork’s ancient Post Office up and running efficiently!


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Boneshaker: A Novel of the Clockwork Century By Cherie Priest Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780765318411
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Published: Tor Books - September 29th, 2009

In the early days of the Civil War, rumors of gold in the frozen Klondike brought hordes of newcomers to the Pacific Northwest. Anxious to compete, Russian prospectors commissioned inventor Leviticus Blue to create a great machine that could mine through Alaska's ice. Thus was Dr. Blue's Incredible Bone-Shaking Drill Engine born.


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Anansi Boys By Neil Gaiman Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062564337
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 25th, 2016

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods, to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul.

God is dead. Meet the kids.


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Leaving Richard's Valley By Michael DeForge Cover Image
$38.55
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ISBN: 9781770463431
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - April 2nd, 2019

When a group of outcasts have to leave the valley, how will they survive the toxicity of the big city?


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Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.


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Alaska's Wild Plants, Revised Edition: A Guide to Alaska's Edible and Healthful Harvest By Janice J. Schofield Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781513262789
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Published: Alaska Northwest Books - March 30th, 2020

With bright color photographs and completely up-to-date information, this authoritative guidebook introduces adventurers and harvesters to more than 80 of Alaska's most common wild edible plants.


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Fresh Alaska Cookbook By Rob Kinneen, Ash Adams (By (photographer)), Brian Adams (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Rob Kinneen, Ash Adams (By (photographer)), Brian Adams (By (photographer))
$51.48
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ISBN: 9781602233591
Published: University of Alaska Press - August 15th, 2018

What’s for dinner tonight? Is it something shaken from a bag or peeled from a plastic tray? Or is it flaky, fresh salmon paired with rhubarb-berry agua fresca?


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The Art of Fermentation: New York Times Bestseller By Sandor Ellix Katz, Michael Pollan (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sandor Ellix Katz, Michael Pollan (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781603582865
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - May 14th, 2012

"The bible for the D.I.Y set: detailed instructions for how to make your own sauerkraut, beer, yogurt and pretty much everything involving microorganisms."--The New York Times

*Named a "Best Gift for Gardeners" by New York Magazine