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Recommended by: Tanya
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Razor Clams: Buried Treasure of the Pacific Northwest Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780295741420
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Published: University of Washington Press - September 1st, 2017

If you don't know the razor clam, do you even PNW? This is a delightful read that digs deep into the Siliqua patula, including lore, recipes, and the bivalve's role in our state's identity. The only thing that digs deeper? You, after you've read this book, with shovel in hand, on a freezing Washington beach, ready to clam. [Tanya]


Recommended by: Karen
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Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399167898
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Published: Philomel Books - November 14th, 2017

Fun, engaging illustrations with a universal message that will hit home with kids and adults. Jeffers reminds us we are never alone on our home, planet earth. [Karen]


Recommended by: Kenny
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The Power Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316547611
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

If you call a book a feminist dystopia I will basically always read it. This one, though, is next level. Electric, compelling, rich, nasty, deep, everything. It could have gone on for a million more pages. I wish it had. [Kenny]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium Cover Image
$34.95
ISBN: 9780190276317
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 15th, 2017

I'm not sure it's possible to get any more geeky than this comprehensive field guide to the plants, both ordinary and fantastic, that appear in JRR Tolkien's work, replete with illustrations, maps, and enough info to engross you for months. [sweet pea] 


Recommended by: Herbert
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Cats in Art Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781780238333
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Published: Reaktion Books - October 15th, 2017

Kittehs. As a former historian and art critic, this book gives the kittehs the attention we deserve. So interesting. So striking. So worshipful. Impress me, impressionists! Bow down, Banksy! [Herbert]


Recommended by: Karen
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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563249
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

I am a sucker for any Mary Oliver book, and in this collection of selected poems she's picked her own best works. It's a unique peek into the mind of one of my favorite poets. The poems are also fluid and beautiful. [Karen]


Recommended by: Kenny
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Don't Call Us Dead: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977856
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017

I spend a lot of time looking for poetry that does something to me like what this book did to me: punched holes in my heart, stunned me with its beauty, pushed me closer to knowing what we've thought over for too long. It handles deftly race and identity, what it is to be human, and even the complexity of texting in these modern days. [Kenny]


Recommended by: Kenny
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The Library Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481460927
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 3rd, 2017

There is only one thing I love almost as much as bookstores and that's The Library. This book is the perfect celebration of that perfect place. Like a library, this book is quiet but full of life, filled with imagination and fun. "I like books and they like me." [Kenny]


Recommended by: sweet pea
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Her Right Foot Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Shawn Harris (Artist)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781452162812
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 19th, 2017

A moving, important book for our time. Both a whimsical history of the Statue of Liberty and a vital treatise on what it means to be a nation of immigrants. Read it & try not to cry! [sweet pea]


Recommended by: Tanya
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Women's Libation!: Cocktails to Celebrate a Woman's Right to Booze Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735216921
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Published: Plume Books - November 7th, 2017

1/2 cocktail recipes, 1/2 feminist history, 1/2 puns... wait, did I do that math right? This book "will make you want to smash the patriarchy-and get smashed while you're doing it." One Ursula K. Le Gimlet for me, please. [Tanya]


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