Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, December 12, 2024 - 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of Poetry. Bring several poems to read, either your own or someone else's. 

Open to the public, all are welcome. 

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel, The Light Pirate. 

FINALIST FOR THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

Set in the near future, this hopeful story of survival and resilience follows Wanda--a luminous child born out of a devastating hurricane--as she navigates a rapidly changing world: A "symphony of beauty and heartbreak" (Associated Press).

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, December 12, 2024 - 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of Poetry. Bring several poems to read, either your own or someone else's. 

Open to the public, all are welcome. 

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, December 12, 2024 - 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of Poetry. Bring several poems to read, either your own or someone else's. 

Open to the public, all are welcome. 

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, February 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, July 25, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, August 22, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, October 24, 2024 - 6:30pm, Thursday, December 12, 2024 - 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of Poetry. Bring several poems to read, either your own or someone else's. 

Open to the public, all are welcome. 

WAMC Book Picks

These are the books recommended by booksellers Connie Brooks and Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on April 23, 2024. 

Sean Scherer's Vignettes By Sean Scherer Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780865654419
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Vendome Press - April 16th, 2024

Designer, collector, and proprietor of the contemporary curiosity shop Kabinett & Kammer, Sean Scherer shares his secrets for composing vignettes of favorite objects, showing creative ways to incorporate both cherished possessions and flea-market finds.
 
How do you make your home come alive with personality, charm, and memory?


Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner By Natalie Dykstra Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781328515759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - March 26th, 2024

The vivid and masterful story of Isabella Stewart Gardner—creator of one of America’s most stunning museums—an American original whose own life was remade by art. Includes archival photos of Isabella’s world, museum, and the art she collected.


McSweeney's Issue 73 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Manifesto: A Collection of Manifestos By Dave Eggers (Editor), James Yeh (Editor), Eileen Myles (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Dave Eggers (Editor), James Yeh (Editor), Eileen Myles (Contribution by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781952119767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: McSweeney's - April 18th, 2024

McSweeney's three-time National Magazine Award-winning quarterly returns with a subjective and selective group of manifestos, all from the twentieth century and onward, all roaring with outrage and plans for a better world.


The Book of Doors: A Novel By Gareth Brown Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780063323988
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: William Morrow - February 13th, 2024

A debut novel full of magic, adventure, and romance, The Book of Doors opens up a thrilling world of contemporary fantasy for readers of The Midnight LibraryThe Invisible Life of Addie LarueThe Night Circus, and any modern story that mixes the wonder of the unknown with just a tinge of darkness.


The Stardust Thief (The Sandsea Trilogy #1) By Chelsea Abdullah Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316368865
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Orbit - December 27th, 2022

Inspired by stories from One Thousand and One Nights, this book weaves together the gripping tale of a legendary smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a dangerous quest across the desert to find a legendary, magical lamp.

Neither here nor there, but long ago . .


The Familiar: A Novel By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250884251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - April 9th, 2024

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo comes a spellbinding novel set in the Spanish Golden Age.

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2024 by The Washington Post, NPR, Goodreads, LitHub, The Nerd Daily, Paste Magazine, Today.com, and so much more!


Voices of the People By Joseph Bruchac, Various Artists (With) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781478875161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Reycraft Books - January 1st, 2023

DEVELOPMENT: Voices of the People Trade Book (Hardcover)


Birnam Wood: A Novel By Eleanor Catton Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250321718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - March 5th, 2024

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times Book Review, NPR, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Time, Financial Times, Slate, The Chicago Public Library,
Kirkus, The Telegraph
A Barack Obama Summer Reading Pick

“[A] savagely satirical thriller.” —People


WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by booksellers Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on March 15, 2-22. 

What Artists Wear By Charlie Porter Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781324020400
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2022

An eye-opening and richly illustrated journey through the clothes worn by artists, and what they reveal to us.

From Yves Klein’s spotless tailoring to the kaleidoscopic costumes of Yayoi Kusama and Cindy Sherman, from Andy Warhol’s denim to Martine Syms’s joy in dressing, the clothes worn by artists are tools of expression, storytelling, resistance, and creativity.


The Tree Book: The Stories, Science, and History of Trees By DK Cover Image
By DK
$50.00
ISBN: 9780744027464
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: DK - May 17th, 2022

The secret world of trees is revealed in this beautiful and absorbing guide to the giants of the plant world.






Also By E. B. Goodale, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. B. Goodale, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358153948
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - February 22nd, 2022

An ode to the way memories allow us to be in many places at once, Also is a powerful exploration of being present as well as looking back. Perfect for Mother’s Day, birthdays, or graduation, this modern classic is by Ezra Jack Keats Honor winner E. B. Goodale.


A Garden of Creatures By Sheila Heti, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sheila Heti, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735268814
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Tundra Books - May 10th, 2022

A tender and deeply moving picture book about loss and the big questions it leaves behind from New York Times bestselling author Sheila Heti and acclaimed illustrator Esmé Shapiro.


Children of the World By Nicola Edwards, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Nicola Edwards, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781944530402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: 360 Degrees - May 24th, 2022

Young readers can discover what life is like for children all around the world as they explore everything from food to family, and even learn how to say hello in many different languages.


WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by bookseller Connie Brooks on WAMC's The Roundtable on January 5, 2021. 

The House on Vesper Sands By Paraic O'Donnell Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142247
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

An Oprah Daily and CrimeReads Best Historical Novel of 2021

Named a Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month,” and a Powell's Pick

The Millions' Top Ten Book of the Month


The Devil and the Dark Water By Stuart Turton Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781728206028
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - October 6th, 2020

"Compulsively readable."—New York Times Book Review

From Stuart Turton, author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, comes an extraordinary new locked-room murder mystery.

A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist.


The Liar's Dictionary: A Novel By Eley Williams Cover Image
$26.95
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9780385546775
Published: Doubleday - January 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER“You wouldn’t expect a comic novel about a dictionary to be a thriller too, but this one is. In fact, [it] is also a mystery, love story (two of them) and cliffhanging melodrama.” —The New York Times Book Review


The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic By The New York Times Cover Image
$25.00
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781982170790
Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

A stunning collection of short stories originally commissioned by The New York Times Magazine as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, from twenty-nine authors including Margaret Atwood, Tommy Orange, Edwidge Danticat, this year's National Book Award winner Charles Yu, and more.

When reality is surreal, only fiction can make sense of it.

In 1353, Giovanni Bocca


Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times By Katherine May Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT

“Katherine May opens up exactly what I and so many need to hear but haven't known how to name.” —Krista Tippett, On Being


The Way Past Winter By Kiran Millwood Hargrave Cover Image
$17.99
Email or call for price
ISBN: 9781452181554
Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2020

The Way Past Winter is a riveting adventure about magic, an eternal winter, and one girl's unbreakable determination to reunite her family.

Mila, her sisters, and her brother, Oskar, live in a small forest cabin, surviving in a world gripped by frost and snow.


Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance By Nikki Grimes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681199443
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 5th, 2021

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward new collection of poetry celebrating the little-known women poets of the Harlem Renaissance--paired with full-color, original art from today's most talented female African-American illustrators.


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