This holiday season shopping season is going to be different than years past but one thing that has not changed: books make great gifts!

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  • A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet by Ray, Sarah Jaquette
    Ray, Sarah Jaquette
    A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to Keep Your Cool on a Warming Planet

    University of California Press, 2020. Gen Z's first "existential toolkit" for combating eco-guilt and burnout while advocating for climate justice.
    A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The “climate generation”—late millennials and iGen, or Generation Z—is demanding that policy makers and government leaders take immediate action to address the dire outcomes predicted by climate science. Those inheriting our planet’s environmental problems expect to encounter challenges, but they may not have the skills to grapple with the feelings of powerlessness and despair that may arise when they confront this seemingly intractable situation.
    Drawing on a decade of experience leading and teaching in college environmental studies programs, Sarah Jaquette Ray has created an “existential tool kit” for the…

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    University of California Press, 2020. Gen Z's first "existential toolkit" for combating eco-guilt and burnout while advocating for climate justice.
    A youth movement is reenergizing global environmental activism. The “climate generation”—late millennials and iGen, or Generation Z—is demanding that policy makers and government leaders take immediate action to address the dire outcomes predicted by climate science. Those inheriting our planet’s environmental problems expect to encounter challenges, but they may not have the skills to grapple with the feelings of powerlessness and despair that may arise when they confront this seemingly intractable situation.
    Drawing on a decade of experience leading and teaching in college environmental studies programs, Sarah Jaquette Ray has created an “existential tool kit” for the climate generation. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, social movements, mindfulness, and the environmental humanities, Ray explains why and how we need to let go of eco-guilt, resist burnout, and cultivate resilience while advocating for climate justice. A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety is the essential guidebook for the climate generation—and perhaps the rest of us—as we confront the greatest environmental threat of our time. ISBN: 9780520343306.

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    New from the author.

    Book ID: 262402
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  • A Promised Land by Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    A Promised Land

    Crown, 2020. A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making--from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he…

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    Crown, 2020. A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making--from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency--a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective--the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of "hope and change," and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible. This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama's conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day. ISBN: 9781524763169.

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    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268902
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  • Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 by Jennifer Haupt (editor)
    Jennifer Haupt (editor)
    Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19

    Central Avenue Publishing, 2020. Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19 is a collection of essays, poems, and interviews to serve as a lifeline for negotiating how to connect and thrive during this stressful time of isolation as well as a historical perspective that will remain relevant for years to come. All net profits will be donated to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Ms. Haupt rallied a diverse roster of more than 90 authors to contribute their work to Alone Together, free of charge, including Kwame Alexander, Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Jamie Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Pam Houston, Jean Kwok, Major Jackson, Caroline…

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    Central Avenue Publishing, 2020. Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort During the Time of COVID-19 is a collection of essays, poems, and interviews to serve as a lifeline for negotiating how to connect and thrive during this stressful time of isolation as well as a historical perspective that will remain relevant for years to come. All net profits will be donated to The Book Industry Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling community. Ms. Haupt rallied a diverse roster of more than 90 authors to contribute their work to Alone Together, free of charge, including Kwame Alexander, Jenna Blum, Andre Dubus III, Jamie Ford, Nikki Giovanni, Pam Houston, Jean Kwok, Major Jackson, Caroline Leavitt, Ada Limâon, Dani Shapiro, David Sheff, Garth Stein, Luis Alberto Urrea, Steve Yarbrough, and Lidia Yuknavitch. The overarching theme is how this age of isolation and uncertainty holds the possibility of changing us as individuals and a society. ISBN: 9781771682282.

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    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268967
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  • Becoming a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery
    Sy Montgomery
    Becoming a Good Creature

    HMH Books for Young Readers, 2020. School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this picture book adaptation of Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's New York Times best-selling How to Be a Good Creature, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world. ISBN: 9780358252108.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268959
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  • Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson
    Jacqueline Woodson
    Before the Ever After

    Nancy Paulsen Books, 2020. ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career. ISBN: 9780399545436.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 269100
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  • Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood
    Margaret Atwood
    Dearly: New Poems

    Ecco, 2020. In Dearly, Margaret Atwood's first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and zombies. Her new poetry is introspective and personal in tone, but wide-ranging in topic. In poem after poem, she casts her unique imagination and unyielding, observant eye over the landscape of a life carefully and intuitively lived. ISBN: 9780063032491.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268962
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  • Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) (9) by Pilkey, Dav
    Pilkey, Dav
    Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) (9)

    Graphix, 2020. The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree?. ISBN: 9781338535624.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 266395
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  • Dune: Deluxe Edition by Frank Herbert
    Frank Herbert
    Dune: Deluxe Edition

    Ace, 2019. A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert’s epic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time.

    This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes:
    · An iconic new cover
    · Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers
    · A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket
    · A redesigned world map of Dune
    · An updated Introduction by Brian Herbert. ISBN: 9780593099322.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268968
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  • Every Day Is a Poem: Find Clarity, Feel Relief, and See Beauty in Every Moment by Jacqueline Suskin
    Jacqueline Suskin
    Every Day Is a Poem: Find Clarity, Feel Relief, and See Beauty in Every Moment

    Sounds True, 2020. How do we deal with the heaviness of everyday living? When we are surrounded by uncertainty, distrust, and destruction, how do we sift through the chaos and enjoy being alive?
    In Every Day Is a Poem, Jacqueline Suskin aims to answer these questions by using poetry as a tool for finding clarity and feeling relief. With provocative questions, writing practices, and mindset exercises, this celebrated poet shows you how to focus your senses, cultivate curiosity, and create your own document of the world’s beauty. Emphasizing that the personal is inextricable from the creative, Suskin offers specific instructions on how make a map of your past and engage with your pain to write a healing poem. ISBN: 9781683644842.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 269352
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  • Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread by Michiko Kakutani
    Michiko Kakutani
    Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread

    Clarkson Potter, 2020. Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout. ISBN: 9780525574972.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 269073
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  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: MinaLima Edition by J.K. Rowling
    J.K. Rowling
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: MinaLima Edition

    Scholastic Inc, 2020. In this stunning new edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, experience the story as never before. J.K. Rowling's complete and unabridged text is accompanied by full-color illustrations on nearly every page and eight exclusive, interactive paper craft elements: Readers will open Harry's Hogwarts letter, reveal the magical entryway to Diagon Alley, make a sumptuous feast appear in the Great Hall, and more. ISBN: 9781338596700.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268964
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  • Hiking Humboldt Volume 1: 55 Day Hikes in Northwest California by Kenneth Burton
    Kenneth Burton
    Hiking Humboldt Volume 1: 55 Day Hikes in Northwest California

    Backcountry Press, 2016. This locally authored, locally published, gem has become the new authority on Humboldt County hikes! The authors personally hiked the contents of this book with GPS to ensure accuracy. They’ll tell you everything from length and elevation, to whether or not you can bring your dog. ISBN: 9781941624050.

    A new copy.

    Book ID: 268355
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  • Home Body by Rupi Kaur
    Rupi Kaur
    Home Body

    Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2020. Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in Home Body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. Home Body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here. ISBN: 9781449486808.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268972
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  • Instant Karma by Marissa Meyer
    Marissa Meyer
    Instant Karma

    Feiwel & Friends, 2020. In Marissa Meyer's young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her - both good and bad. ISBN: 9781250618818.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268969
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  • Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds
    Jason Reynolds
    Long Way Down: The Graphic Novel

    Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, 2020. Adapted from Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, published by Atheneum in 2017. ISBN: 9781534444959.

    New from the publisher

    Book ID: 268957
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  • Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic by Hoffman, Alice
    Hoffman, Alice
    Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic

    Simon & Schuster, 2020. In an unforgettable novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic. ISBN: 9781982108847.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 267495
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  • Modern Cast Iron by Ashley L. Jones
    Ashley L. Jones
    Modern Cast Iron

    Red Lightning Books, 2020. A comprehensive guide to all things cast iron and home-style cookin', Modern Cast Iron offers a new way for cooks to spice up the kitchen using all-natural tools and ingredients. ISBN: 9781684351022.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268960
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  • Oh, The Things We're For! by Innosanto Nagara
    Innosanto Nagara
    Oh, The Things We're For!

    Triangle Square, 2020. A new book by the author of A is for Activist is a rhyming, boldly illustrated vision of a better world. ISBN: 9781644210147.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268955
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  • Pirate Stew by Neil Gaiman
    Neil Gaiman
    Pirate Stew

    Quill Tree Books, 2020. Pirate stew! Pirate stew! Pirate stew for me and you! Pirate stew! Pirate stew! Eat it and you won't be blue. You can be a pirate too!. ISBN: 9780062934574.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 269150
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  • Skyhunter by Marie Lu
    Marie Lu
    Skyhunter

    Roaring Brook Press, 2020. In Skyhunter, a young adult science fiction novel laced with adrenaline and nonstop action, #1 New York Times- bestselling author Marie Lu creates an immersive world broken by war where danger waits around every corner and loyalty is life. ISBN: 9781250221681.

    New from the publisher.

    Book ID: 268963
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