Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:30pm

Please join us for a discussion of The Island Child by Molly Aitken. 

Oona grew up on the island of Inis: a wind-blasted rock off the coast of Ireland. There, the men went out on fishing boats and the women tended turf fires, the only book was the Bible, and girls stayed at home until they became mothers themselves. Even as a child, Oona knew she wanted to escape island life, but she never could have anticipated the tumultuous turn of events that would ultimately compel her to flee.

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join us for a book launch event. Brad Kessler who will discuss his new novel, North. 

About North

As a late spring blizzard brews, Brother Christopher, a cloistered monk at Blue Mountain Monastery in Vermont, rushes to tend to his Ida Red and Northern Spy apple trees in advance of the unseasonal snowstorm. When the storm lands a young Somali refugee, Sahro Abdi Muse, at the monastery, Christopher is pulled back into the world as his life intersects with Sahro's and that of an Afghan war veteran in surprising and revealing ways.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of poetry as we welcome two authors: James Crews & Camille Guthrie. 

About James Crews

James Crews will be reading from several of his collections of poetry, but we will especially be highlighting his new volume, Every Waking Moment, as well as the anthology he edited, How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude

Friday, October 8, 2021 - 12:00pm

Weather permitting, stop by to enjoy our Sidewalk Sale, running Friday, October 8th, 12 - 6 pm, Saturday, October 9th, 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday, October 10th, 10 am - 3 pm, and Monday, October 11th, 10 am to 3 pm. 

 

Saturday, October 9, 2021 - 11:00am

Unfortunately, due to concerns about transmission of Covid-19, this event has been CANCELLED

We have signed copies available to order, please see this link: https://www.battenkillbooks.com/book/9781640606715

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. 

Nothing Personal Cover Image
By James Baldwin, Imani Perry (Foreword by), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Afterword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780807006429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - May 4th, 2021

James Baldwin’s critique of American society at the height of the civil rights movement brings his prescient thoughts on social isolation, race, and police brutality to a new generation of readers.


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541622
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 25th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine
 


Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525656098
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 4th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the world's leading forest ecologist who forever changed how people view trees and their connections to one another and to other living things in the forest—a moving, deeply personal journey of discovery


The Tree in Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593112595
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - March 16th, 2021

A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes


Thames Mudlarking: Searching for London's Lost Treasures (Shire Library) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781784424329
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shire Publications - May 18th, 2021

How archaeologists and mudlarks have uncovered the history of London through objects dug up from the mud of the River Thames.


Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9780063079540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

“Food, for me, is a constant pleasure: I like to think greedily about it, reflect deeply on it, learn from it; it provides comfort, inspiration, meaning, and beauty…More than just a mantra, ‘cook, eat, repeat’ is the story of my life.” 

Cook, Eat, Repeat is a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined wi


Make Thrift Mend: Stitch, Patch, Darn, Plant-Dye & Love Your Wardrobe Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419743993
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams - April 20th, 2021

Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh, bestselling author of Mending Matters, teaches readers how to mend, patch, dye, and alter clothing for an environmentally conscious, reimagined wardrobe

Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh follows her bestselling book, Mending Matters, with a comprehensive guide to building (and keeping) a wardrobe tha


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: Usually Ships in 3-6 Days
Published: Tin House Books - January 12th, 2021

Named an Indie Next Pick, Library Reads Pick, Apple Books' Best Book, Powells’s Pick, Amazon Fiction & Literature's “Best of the Month," and one of 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

Winner of the 2021 Betty Trask Award
Shortlisted for the 2021 Desmond Elliott Prize

“An audacious, idiosyncratic dual love story about how language and people intersect and connect, and about how far we'll go to save what we're passionate about.”—NPR


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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