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sweet pea

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 6:35pm
I only read highbrow literature, such as graphic novels and anything post-apocalyptic. I’m obsessed with young adult books with strong female protagonists, African fiction, world folktales, and feminist science fiction. For nonfiction, my proclivities lean towards women’s history and biology. Among my favorite authors are Octavia E. Butler, Akiko Yosano, Zora Neale Hurston, Lauren Beukes, Tamora Pierce, Zitkala- Ša, Sheri S. Tepper, and Astrid Lindgren.

Bob Stevenson

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:46pm
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$16.99
ISBN: 9781942658160
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - October 11th, 2016

This ingenious novel features a charming psychiatric patient possibly inhabited by Robert Louis Stevenson, a Noh mask, Mark Twain cosplay, and many loveable, quirky characters, including some from Tacoma!   [sweet pea]


Sad Animal Facts

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:43pm
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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250095084
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 6th, 2016

Like a tabloid for the animal kingdom, this book brings you the most unfortunate gossip about our world's denizens. Dwarf lemurs? They coat their homes with poo. Baby giraffes? They fall 6 ft to the ground when born. Whimsical illustrations provide the perfect fodder for starting awkward conversations with strangers. [sweet pea]


Dead Feminists

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:37pm
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Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632170576
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 11th, 2016

This book from local letterpress luminaries Chandler & Jessica celebrates their series of broadsides featuring powerful quotes from dead feminists. We learn, not only about the fascinating lives of these 24 women, but the research, details, and thought that went into creating the fantastic art devoted to them. [sweet pea]


Toolshed Coloring Book

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:24pm
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By John Lee Phillips (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781780679006
Availability: Backordered
Published: Laurence King - October 25th, 2016

At this point, we may have seen a coloring book for everything. But what about more utilitarian objects? Who doesn’t like coloring tools? Tools for poking, drilling, screwing, and other ways to get your house in order. Perfect for any handyperson! [sweet pea]


Speaking American

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 5:14pm
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Speaking American: How Y'All, Youse, and You Guys Talk: A Visual Guide Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544703391
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 25th, 2016

I grew up in a number of places, so personally witnessed the soda/pop/sodee wars, but was still unprepared when I went to Wisconsin for college and people kept talking about bubblers. The what? These endlessly fascinating linguistic maps show the divides in our country are not just political. [sweet pea]


Atlas Obscura

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 01/15/2017 - 4:55pm
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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

Why use a normal travel guide when you could be touring salt mines (I can tell you the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Poland is amazing), bizarre museums (a parasitology museum, wot?), statues of Child-Eaters, crazy landforms, and more. An endlessly fascinating tour guide to our world. [sweet pea]


Some Writer!

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 6:50pm
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Some Writer!: The Story of E.B. White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780544319592
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2016

This engaging illustrated biography of E.B. White (Charlotte's Web, etc), uses cute illustrations, photos, ephemera, and personal letters to tell the story of one of our most iconic children's authors. I can't imagine a more fitting tribute. [sweet pea]


Illustrated Book of Sayings

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/18/2016 - 4:36pm
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The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781607749332
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 13th, 2016

Stop ironing my head! I’m trying to review this book without blowing little ducks and I have to do it soon before I start pedaling in the sauerkraut. This beautifully illustrated book of wonderfully odd expressions from around the world will both educate and delight. Now, I’m off like a bucket of prawns in the midday sun [sweet pea]


The Core of the Sun

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 12:48am
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The Core of the Sun Cover Image
By Johanna Sinisalo, Lola Rogers (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802124647
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - January 5th, 2016

A bizarre, wonderful novel that makes me want to eat chiles. Both poignant and hilarious, the excerpts from manuals the government put out to subjugate women are morbidly funny. Plus I would totally join a religious cult devoted to capsaicin. Feminist speculative fiction at its best. [sweet pea]


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