April Staff Picks

 

If there is anything we love more than reading books... it's talking about them! Scroll down to see what books we are raving about this month.

Can't Spell Treason Without Tea (Tomes & Tea #1) By Rebecca Thorne Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250333292
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Bramble - May 7th, 2024

"I've been singing the praises of the Tomes & Tea series for a while now. Great cozy fantasy with a solid sapphic romance. Don't miss this or Rebecca Thorne's other books!." - Will


Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season By Erin Benzakein, Julie Chai (With), Jill Jorgensen (With), Chris Benzakein (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Erin Benzakein, Julie Chai (With), Jill Jorgensen (With), Chris Benzakein (By (photographer))
$32.50
ISBN: 9781452172897
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Chronicle Books - February 11th, 2020

"If, on the off chance, you return home for a wedding and suddenly find yourself in charge of the floral arrangements because the theme turns out to be "DIY", this is what you'll want to have in your back pocket. Beautiful pictures, simple instructions and tips, and some great ideas for florals throughout the year. Give your apartment a pop of color! Or do the bouquet for that surprise DIY wedding in McCarren Park you know that artsy friend is going to invite you to." -Mindy


Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780593230275
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 14th, 2023

"Caste was such an eye-opening read. Historian Isabel Wilkerson's gaze is clear-eyed and empathetic as she examines how caste inflicts horror upon India, the Jim Crow South, and Nazi Germany -- and, by extension, degrades and lessens the humanity in all of us. This book took me out of a long nonfiction slump, and I recommend it for anyone curious for a deeper understanding of the invisible lines that divide us and shape our world." -Eileen 


I Who Have Never Known Men By Jacqueline Harpman, Ros Schwartz (Translator), Sophie Mackintosh (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Jacqueline Harpman, Ros Schwartz (Translator), Sophie Mackintosh (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492600
Availability: Backordered
Published: Transit Books - May 10th, 2022

"A dark, dystopian read where a young woman is kept underground in a large cage with no way of escape. She has no memory of life before and no idea why she is there. Thirty-nine other women live there but any intimacy is forbidden and privacy is not allowed. Rules are enforced by the armed guards who never speak. The young narrator knows nothing of books, history, the concept of time, and no true understanding of needs and feelings. How will she know freedom? Very thought-provoking read!" -Nicole


Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World By Naomi Klein Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374610326
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 12th, 2023

"Holy smokes is Naomi Klein smart. In Doppelganger, she weaves philosophy, history, and science with the ideas of literary giants like Philip Roth and Carmen Maria Machado and right-wing influencers like Steve Bannon and Naomi Wolf to explain this uniquely stupid period in American history. It reads like one long brilliant essay and I cannot put it down." -Eileen 


Lives of the Monster Dogs: A Novel (FSG Classics) By Kirsten Bakis, Jeff VanderMeer (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Kirsten Bakis, Jeff VanderMeer (Introduction by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780374537142
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 9th, 2017

"A Victorian gothic set in the present day, "Lives of the Monster Dogs" chronicles the rise of a modern Prometheus who defies conventional science to bring his madness to life and the terrible and tragic reign of the creatures he unleashes. Kirsten Bakis has created a magical world running parallel to our own that shocks and surprises at times but also feels so familiar that you could reach your hand into it and pet it.." -Steven


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How to Make a Horror Movie and Survive: A Novel By Craig DiLouie Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316569316
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Redhook - June 18th, 2024

Recommended by Will