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Recommended by: Raissa
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780804190114
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 28th, 2017

Short, clear, on point. It's only a pocketful of book, but a powerful one. We need a little history in order to see the possible paths ahead, and a few steps in order to make our way, in politics and in life. This illuminating report provides both. [Raissa]  


Recommended by: Tanya
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Brolliology: A History of the Umbrella in Life and Literature Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612196701
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Published: Melville House Publishing - November 7th, 2017

I know-what interest does a PNWer have in the umbrella? If you're a literary nerd, trust me: get this book, or gift this to someone who is. From Dickens to Derrida, from status symbol to emblem of impoverishment, Rankine's tour of all things brolly is dutifully researched and so much fun. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781454923459
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Published: Sterling Children's Books - September 5th, 2017

A heartwarming story about growing up different, Aven's difference is being born without arms. Living with challenges both visible and not, Aven discovers that best friends make the best medicine, especially for the parts of ourselves that can't, or shouldn't, be fixed. [Raissa]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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The Hate U Give Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062498533
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 28th, 2017

A powerful, much-needed novel contextualizing Black Lives Matter with a heartbreaking, yet ultimately uplifting, story. Featuring a strong female protagonist straddling her different worlds and finding her voice. [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Alexander Hamilton, Revolutionary Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250123190
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 5th, 2017

Brockenbrough turns Alexander Hamilton's interesting life into interesting reading for armchair historians of all ages. It's quick, accessible prose is never dry, so be prepared: it kept me glued to my seat for hours. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Karen
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The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures Cover Image
By Library of Congress (Compiled by), Carla Hayden (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452145402
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Published: Chronicle Books - March 28th, 2017

Chances are, if you're reading this, you're a book lover. So this is the coffee table book for you! Beautifully reprinted are covers and pages from rare books, as well as the historic Library of Congress card catalog that used to keep them organized. You could pore over it for hours and still find something new to discover -- a lot like a real-life library. [Karen]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781476753836
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Giving someone Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is like giving someone an entire cooking school education. More than delicious recipes, this book teaches principles about food, cooking, and flavors (I particularly love the World of Flavor wheel). Master her principles and you will be able to cook delicious food of any kind, with or without recipes. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Raissa
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Feather Cover Image
By Remi Courgeon (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781592702107
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - August 22nd, 2017

 "Feather" may sound delicate, but labels are often deceptive. It's a book about having to be a tough girl, gaining confidence, and defying expectations. It's also a meditation on self-worth, what is worth fighting for, and even the right to be called by your own name. [Raissa]


Recommended by: Karen
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France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780500519073
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Published: Thames & Hudson - October 24th, 2017

Julia Child is a cooking icon, and this intimate look into her discovery of French cooking is a must-have for the gourmand in your life. The photos, taken by her husband, Paul Child, not only show a cooking icon, but also highlight Paul's talent for photography. [Karen]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Electric Arches Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781608468560
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 12th, 2017

I love work that defies category, both in form and concept. This is Afrofuturist and extremely contemporary. This is poetry and essay and fiction. This is a good reason to get up in the morning in these hard times. This is. [Kenny]


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