Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:00pm

One flew east, one flew west, one stayed thirty years in the cuckoo's nest. This is his story.

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 10:00am

We will be closed Monday, July 4th for the holiday. 

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:30pm

Join us for a discussion of Pip Williams' novel, The Dictionary of Lost Words. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:00pm

Please join us for an author talk with historian Michael Russert, who will discuss his book We Were Marched Hither and Thither:The 123rd New York in the Gettysburg Campaign.

Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

Please join us as we celebrate the publication of The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy.

With us will be the anthology's editor, James Crews, as well as three of its contributing poets: Nancy Gordon, Alice Wolf Gilborn, and Michelle Wiegers.

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 Cover Image
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 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780744027464
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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 Cover Image
By E. B. Goodale, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780358153948
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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.

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By Sheila Heti, Esmé Shapiro (Illustrator)
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.

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By Nicola Edwards, Andrea Stegmaier (Illustrator)
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 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951142247
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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
ISBN: 9781728206028
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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
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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 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982170790
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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
ISBN: 9780593189481
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 10th, 2020


The Way Past Winter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452181554
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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
ISBN: 9781681199443
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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
ISBN: 9781732970403
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(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
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ISBN: 9781732970410
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
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
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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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