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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 6:30pm

Join us for a Zoom conversation regarding Silvia Moreno-Garcia's novel, Mexican Gothic. If you need to be added to our Zoom list, please email us here

An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . . From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes "a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror" (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico.

Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 10:00am

We will be closed for our annual inventory process on Sunday, February 20th, and Monday, February 21st, 2022. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. 

WAMC Book Picks List

These are the books recommended by booksellers Eve Macneill and Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on May 11, 2021. 

Ain't Burned All the Bright Cover Image
By Jason Reynolds, Jason Griffin (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781534439467
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - January 11th, 2022

Prepare yourself for something unlike anything: A smash-up of art and text for teens that viscerally captures what it is to be Black. In America. Right Now. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jason Reynolds.

Jason Reynolds and his best bud, Jason Griffin had a mind-meld.


Make Meatballs Sing: The Life and Art of Corita Kent Cover Image
By Kara Kramer (Illustrator), Matthew Burgess
$18.95
ISBN: 9781592703166
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 7th, 2021

Deeply influenced by her religious beliefs and fired up by the social justice causes of her day, artist, designer, and educator Corita Kent was a nun like no other


A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books of 2021

A 2021 NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended Book for Children's Nonfiction


Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984878199
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Viking - June 1st, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical exploration of the places where nature is flourishing in our absence
 
"[Flyn] captures the dread, sadness, and wonder of beholding the results of humanity's destructive impulse, and she arrives at a new appreciation of life, 'all the stranger and more valuable for its resilence.'" --The New Yorker


My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Lake Witch Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982137632
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 31st, 2021

Named a Best Book of 2021 by NPR

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones.

“Some girls just


Art Essays: A Collection (New American Canon) Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781609388119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Of Iowa Press - December 15th, 2021

Art Essays is a passionate collection of the best essays on the visual arts written by contemporary novelists. This vibrant and diverse selection includes essays by award-winning writers such as Zadie Smith, Chris Kraus, Teju Cole, Orhan Pamuk, and Jhumpa Lahiri.


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 Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

Named a Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Powells’ Pick, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month," The Millions' Top Ten Book of the Month, and one of CrimeReads' and Oprah Daily's Best Historical Novels of 2021

"Funny, eerie, tender, haunting and unsettling, smokily atmospheric, and fantastically enjoyable." ?Helen Macdonald, author of Vesper Flights


The Devil and the Dark Water 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

Named a Best Book of 2020 by The Guardian, Daily Mail, Financial Times, The Independent, Publishers Weekly, and more.


The Liar's Dictionary: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780385546775
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
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 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982170790
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
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 Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593189481
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AS HEARD ON NPR MORNING EDITION AND ON BEING WITH KRISTA TIPPETT


The Way Past Winter Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452181554
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
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 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781681199443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.


Independent Bookstore Day 2020

These exclusive Independent Bookstore Day products will be available to purchase beginning August 29th, 2020. 

 You Have Arrived at Your Destination : An exclusive SIGNED short story by Amor Towles Cover Image
$11.00
ISBN: 9781732970403
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
(This item cannot be returned.)
Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

A near-future science fiction story from AMOR TOWLES! When Sam's wife first tells him about Vitek, a twenty-first-century fertility lab, he sees it as the natural next step in trying to help their future child get a "leg up" in a competitive world.


 The exclusive BOOKSTORE DAY CANDLE : Oak, dry leaves, and sandalwood Cover Image
By Non Non
$11.00
ISBN: 9781732970410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This item cannot be returned.)
Published: Frostbeard Studios - April 1st, 2020

Celebrate your indie pride and make the world smell a little better with the exclusive Bookstore Day candle. Earthy, relaxing and subtle. Each candle is poured by hand at Frostbeard's Minneapolis shop. Soy wax is renewable, biodegradable, and vegan! Containers are recyclable and reusable.


The Art of Protest Postcards (Set of 4) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781632890597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independent Bookstore Day - April 25th, 2020

In collaboration with Amnesty International, Jo Rippon presents a stunning range of more than a hundred protest posters, from the iconic to the obscure. The civil rights movement, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the global outcry against the Iraq war all make their cameos in this comprehensive collection.


Open a Book, Open Your Mind Socks Cover Image
By N/A N/A
$14.00
Email or call for price
ISBN: 0752489570733
Published: Out of Print Clothing - April 25th, 2020

Trying times call for meaningful socks. Show off your bookish values with these stylish, comfy sock. Only for Bookstore Day!


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