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    Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox, Massachusetts.

List:
Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee
Mike Nichols: A Life by Mark Harris
The Smash-Up by Ali Benjamin
Fulfillment by Alec MacGillis
How to Resist Amazon and Why by Danny Caine
Stop Telling Women to Smile by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

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James Conrad and Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Unsolved Case Files: Escape at 10,000 Feet DB Cooper and the Missing Money by Tom Sullivan
Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure by Menachem Kaiser
A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraqib
Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong
New York, New York, New York: Four Decades of Success, Excess and Transformation by Thomas Dyja
Northern Spy by Flynn Berry
Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury by Honor Moore
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song by Kevin Young

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Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas has been an outspoken critic of the seemingly unstoppable Goliath of the bookselling world: Amazon.

In his book, "How to Resist Amazon and Why," he lays out the case for shifting our personal money and civic investment away from global corporate behemoths and to small, local, independent businesses. His tale covers the history of big box stores, the big political drama of delivery, and the perils of warehouse work.

He shows how Amazon's ruthless discount strategies mean authors, publishers, and even Amazon themselves can lose money on every book sold. And he spells out a clear path to resistance, in a world where consumers are struggling to get by.

On Tuesday night at 7 p.m. he will part of a virtual event with Suzanna Hermans – Owner of Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck and Millerton, New York.

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      This week's Book Picks lists comes from Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 

List:
Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells
Norse Mythology Volume 1 (Graphic Novel) by Neil Giaman and P. Craig Russell
Never Have I Ever by Isabel Yap
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint
Day Zero by C. Robert Cargill
Later by Stephen King
Galaxy and The Ground Within by Becky Chambers
The Burning: The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 by Tim Madigan

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        This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Eve Macneill of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman
Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad
The Boy Whose Head Was Filled With Stars: The Life of Edwin Hubble by Isabelle Marinov, illustrated by Deborah Marcero
The Wisdom of Trees: How Trees Work Together to Form a Natural Kingdom by Lita Judge
The Oak Papers by James Canton
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

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  This week's Book Picks come from Mike Hare of Northshire Books in Saratoga Spring, New York and Manchester Center, Vermont.

List: Four Hundred Souls edited by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders
Exercised by Daniel E. Lieberman
Kill Switch by Adam Jentleson
Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Creativity by John Cleese

This week's Book Picks come from Mike Hare of Northshire Books in Saratoga Spring, New York and Manchester Center, Vermont.

List:
"Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson
"Memorial Drive" by Natasha Trethewey
"Dewey Defeats Truman" by A.J. Baime
"Breath" by James Nestor
"The All-Night Sun" by Diane Zinna
"Cardboard Gods" by Josh Wilker

     This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"That Time of Year" by Marie NDiaye
"Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey" by Kathleen Rooney
"The Party Upstairs" by Lee Conell
"The Cold Vanish" by Jon Billman
"Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw" by Charles Leerhsen
"Vesper Flights" by Helen Macdonald
"All the Devils are Here" by Louise Penny
"The Nesting Dolls" by Alina Adams

   

  Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
"Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson
"Belabored: A Vindication for the Rights of Pregnant Women" by Lyz Lenz
"Intimations" by Zadie Smith
"The City We Became: A Novel" by NK Jemisin
"Deacon King Kong" by James McBride
"Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom-Tom Club, Tina" by Chris Frantz
"My Best Friend" by Julie Fogliano and Jilian Tamaki

This week, Book Picks was bumped by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus update. 

Pamela Pescosolido from The Book Loft in Great Barrington, MA shared his list, even though we didn't get to talk about these titles on the air.

Even though the Bookloft is closed books can still be purchased here and the store will get a percentage of the sales. The Book Loft will be opening at a new location at 63 State Road, Great Barrington, Massachusetts as soon as they are able to under state orders.

List:
"The House in the Cerulean Sea" by T.J. Klune
"Docile" by K. M. Szpara
"Devolution" by Max Brooks
"Antkind" by Charlie Kaufman
"Valentine" by Elizabeth Wetmore
"Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family" by Robert Kolker

    This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop, Phil Lewis.

List:
"Apeirogon" by Colum McCann
"Redhead by the Side of the Road" by Anne Tyler
"A Long Petal of the Sea" by Isabel Allende
"Disappearing Earth" by Julia Phillips
"All Adults Here" by Emma Straub

     This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era" by Gareth Russell
"The Day It Finally Happens" by Mike Pearl
"Peculiar Questions and Practical Answers" from the files of the New York Public Library
"You Suck at Cooking"
"Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds" by Ian Wright
"Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge" by Sheila Weller
"Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" by Kevin Noble Maillard

Book Picks - The Bookstore

Dec 10, 2019

 Today's Book Picks come from Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore in Lenox.

List:
“Charlie the Tramp” and “Harvey’s Hideaway” by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban
“And Go Like This” and “Reading Backwards: Essays and Reviews 2005-2018” by John Crowley
“The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team” by Matthew Goodman
“Girl with a Leica” by Helena Janeczek
“Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old” from the editors at Plough House

Events:
December 12 at 5:30 p.m. Patty Crane, "Bell I Wake To"
December 13 at 5:30 p.m. Jeffrey L. Diamond, "Live To Network"

    This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
“The World That We Knew” by Alice Hoffman
“The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes
“How To” by Randall Munroe
“The Book of Gutsy Women” by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
“Isla and Lulu” by Noelle Gentile, illustrated by Maria G. Gama - signing on 10/20
“Bird Count” by Susan Edwards Richmond - signing on 10/26
“A Stone Sat Still” by Brendan Wenzel - signing on 10/27

This week's Book Picks come from Kira Wizner of Merritt Bookstore in Millbrook, New York.

List:
Women Talking” by Miriam Toews
Lights All Night Long” by Lydia Fitzpatrick David
Normal People” by Sally Rooney
New Kid” by Jerry Craft
Dandy” by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Charles Santoso
I Miss You When I Blink” by Mary Laura Philpott
How to Disappear” by Akiko Busch
The Person You Mean To Be” by Dolly Chugh
The Honey Bus” by Meredith May
All That You Leave Behind” by Erin Lee Carr

In his new book, "Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America," Box Brown surveys the broad history of marijuana, from its role in Hindu mythology to its importation into the Americas by Spain.

Brought into the U.S. by Mexican immigrants in the 19th century, marijuana eventually became associated with jazz musicians and inevitably became tainted by a racist social mythology—one that linked weed to violence and sex—which was used to justify legal restrictions of the drug.

In his work of graphic nonfiction, Brown provides a look at the history, pharmacological affects, and legalization movement surrounding marijuana in North America.

Brown is an award-winning graphic novelist and will discuss the new book with Paul Benzon, Assistant Professor of English at Skidmore College on tomorrow at 6PM at Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York.

    James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
“Afternoon of a Faun” by James Lasdun
“Midnight in Chernobyl: The Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster” by Adam Higginbotham
“Visiting Days: Poems” by Gretchen Primack -- event April 13th, 5pm
“What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance” by Carolyn Forché
“Tiny Hot Dogs: A Memoir in Small Bites” by Mary Giuliani
“Leading Men” by Christopher Castellani
“The Old Drift” by Namwali Serpell

  This week, Book Picks was bumped by NPR Special Coverage of President Trump's address to The UN General Assembly. 

Giovanni Boivin from The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA shared his list, even though we didn't get to talk about these titles on the air.

List:
“The Bird King” by G. Willow Wilson
“I Am God” by Giacomo Sartori
“Weatherman” by Jody Leheup
“Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides
“Black Leopard Red Wolf” by Marlon James

This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Kinsey Foreman of Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

List:
"Because" by Mo Willems
"When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree" by Jamie Deenihan
"To Night Owl From Dogfish" by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
"The Cold Is in Her Bones" by Peternelle van Arsdale
"Once & Future" by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
"Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive" by Stephanie Land
"The Weight of a Piano: A Novel" by Chris Cander
"The Age of Light: A Novel" by Whitney Scharer
"Falter:Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?" by Bill McKibben
"Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story" by Leslea Newman and illustrated by Amy June Bates

    This week's Book Picks come from Connie Brooks and Kate Reid of Battenkill Books in Cambridge, NY.

List:
“The Library Book” by Susan Orleans
“Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell
“Clockmaker’s Daughter” by Kate Morton
“Bitter Orange” by Claire Fuller
"A House that Once Was" by Julie Fogliano illustrated by Lane Smith
"A Home in the Barn" by Margaret Wise Brown illustrated Jerry Pinkney
"Bridge of Clay" by Markus Zusak

  This week's Book Picks from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
“In Pieces” by Sally Field
“How To Be a Good Creature” by Sy Montgomery
“1,000 Books to Read Before You Die” by James Mustich
“I Am Human: A Book of Empathy” by Susan Verde
“An Elderly Woman is Up To No Good" by Helene Tursten
“These Truths” by Jill Lepore

  This week's Book Picks come to us from Emily Crowe at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
American War by Omar El Akkad
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
Kinship of Clover by Ellen Meeropol
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Do Fairies Bring the Spring by Liza Gardner Walsh and Hazel Mitchell

This week's Book Picks  come from Phil Lewis of The Bennington Bookshop.

List:
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddharta Mukherjee
Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian

  James Conrad from The Golden Notebook in Woodstock, NY joins us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America by Douglas Brinkley
Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table—An American Story by Ellen Wayland-Smith
What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas
Nopi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal

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Author James Patterson has announced the first round of grants in his goal of donating $1 million to independent bookstores