Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of Kai Thomas's novel, In the Upper Country. 

In the 1800s in Dunmore, a Canadian town settled by people fleeing enslavement in the American south, young Lensinda Martin works for a crusading Black journalist.

One night, a neighboring farmer summons Lensinda after a slave hunter is shot dead on his land by an old woman who recently arrived via the Underground Railroad. When the old woman refuses to flee before the authorities arrive, the farmer urges Lensinda to gather testimony from her before she can be condemned for the crime.

Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 6:00pm

Please join us for an author talk with Kai Thomas, who will discuss his debut novel, In the Upper Country. 

Winner of the 2023 Atwood Gibson Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

The fates of two unforgettable women--one just beginning a journey of reckoning and self-discovery and the other completing her life's last vital act--intertwine in this sweeping, powerful novel set at the terminus of the Underground Railroad.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - 6:00pm

Please join us as we host writer Eric Rickstad as he discusses his newest novel, Lilith

 

About Lilith

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, April 4, 2024 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of Morgan Talty's collection of stories, Night of the Living Rez. 

Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.

WAMC Book Picks

These are the books recommended by booksellers Connie Brooks and Heather Boyne on WAMC's The Roundtable on Januayr 16, 2024. 

Menewood: A Novel (The Hild Sequence) By Nicola Griffith Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374208080
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: MCD - October 3rd, 2023

Making a much-anticipated return to the world of Hild, Nicola Griffith’s Menewood transports readers back to seventh-century Britain, a land of rival kings and religions poised for epochal change.


Prophet By Helen MacDonald, Sin Blaché Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780802162021
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - August 8th, 2023

From the extraordinary minds of award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author of H Is for Hawk Helen Macdonald and first time author Sin Blach , Prophet is their electric debut, a tantalizing adventure fusing noir, sci-fi and a slow burn queer romance--set in a universe just one perilous step from our own.


One Woman Show: A Novel By Christine Coulson Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781668027783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 17th, 2023

A “highly original and imaginative” (The Irish Times) novel—remarkably told through museum wall labels—about a 20th-century woman who transforms herself from a precious object into an unforgettable protagonist.

Author Christine Coulson spent twenty-five years writing for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


George: A Magpie Memoir By Frieda Hughes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668016503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 6th, 2023

“Poignant and funny…a passionate book about unconditional love and commitment.” —The Washington Post * “Captivating.” —Associated Press * “Rich with imagery…It’s impossible not to be smitten.” —Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

From poet and painter Frieda Hughes, an intimate, charming, and humorous


Praisesong for the Kitchen Ghosts: Stories and Recipes from Five Generations of Black Country Cooks By Crystal Wilkinson Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593236512
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - January 23rd, 2024

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A lyrical culinary journey that explores the hidden legacy of Black Appalachians, through powerful storytelling alongside nearly forty comforting recipes, from the former poet laureate of Kentucky.


I Could Read the Sky By Timothy O'Grady, Steve Pyke (Photographer), John Berger (Preface by) Cover Image
By Timothy O'Grady, Steve Pyke (Photographer), John Berger (Preface by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781800182714
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Published: Unbound - September 26th, 2023

With a foreword by John Berger

I Could Read the Sky is a collaboration, in the shape of a lyrical novel, between writer Timothy O'Grady and photographer Steve Pyke.


So Late in the Day: Stories of Women and Men By Claire Keegan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780802160850
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2023

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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