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

List:
The Ride of Her Life by Elizabeth Letts
A True History of the United States by Daniel Sjursen
Learning to Talk to Plants by Marta Orriols
Into the Deep by Robert D. Ballard and Christopher Drew
Iron Sharpens Iron by Herb Terns

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

List:
Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am by Julia Cooke
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
The Last Kings of Shanghai by Jonathan Kaufman
The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina
The Midnight Libraryby Matt Haig
"The Hill We Climb" by Amanda Gorman

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

List:
"Sunshine" by Ludwig Bemelmans
"This Is Your Time" by Ruby Bridges
"Bill Nye's Great Big World of Science" by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone
"A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology" by Toby Wilkinson
"The Answer Is ...: Reflections On My Life" by Alex Trebek
"Answers in the Form of Questions" by Clair McNear
"Magic Lessons" by Alice Hoffman

     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

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

List:
"The Ultimate Book of Scavenger Hunts: 42 Outdoor Adventures to Conquer with Your Family" by Stacy Tornio
"Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays" by Alexandra Petri
"Boys of Alabama: A Novel" by Genevieve Hudson
"The Silent Treatment: A Novel" by Abbie Greaves
"Love Poems for Anxious People" by John Kenney
"The Louvre: The Many Lives of the World's Most Famous Museum" by James Gardner

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

List:
“Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America’s Stolen Land” by Noé Álvarez
“We Ride Upon Sticks” by Quan Barry
“Enterprising Waters: The History and Art of New York's Erie Canal” by Brad L. Utter
“Dear Edward: A Novel” by Ann Napolitano
“The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz” by Erik Larson
“A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II” by Simon Parkin

     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

    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 from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
"Inland" by Téa Obreht
"Chances Are..." by Richard Russo
"The Saturday Night Ghost Club" by Craig Davidson
"The Women of the Copper Country" by Mary Doria Russell
"Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead" by Olga Tokarczuk
"The Ghosts of Eden Park" by Karen Abbott

  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 from Lily Bartels at The Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
“An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” by Hank Green
“Whiskey When We're Dry” by John Larison
“Seaweed Chronicles: A World at the Water's Edge” by Susan Hand Shetterly
“Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters” by Anne Boyd Rioux
“She Loves You (Yeah Yeah Yeah)” by Ann Hood
“History As They Saw It: Iconic Moments from the Past in Color” by Wolfgang Wild
“A House That Once Was” by Julie Fogliano

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

List:
"My Ex-Life" by Stephen McAuley
"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World" by Simon Winchester
"Barracoon: The Story of the Last 'Black Cargo'" by Zora Neale Hurston
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
"The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels" by Jon Mecham
"The Destiny Thief" by Richard Russo
"Tyrant" by Stephen Greenblatt
"The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl" by Stacy McAnulty
"Who Was That?" by Olivier Tallec

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

List:
"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
"Winter Sisters" by Robin Oliveira
"Feel Free" by Zadie Smith
"White Houses" by Amy Bloom
"What Are We Doing Here?" by Marilynne Robinson
"The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating" by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
"People Like Us" by Dana Mele

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

List:

"First Women" by Kate Andersen Brower
"Orphan X" by Gregg Hurwitz
"Wandering Home" by Bill McKibben
"1776" by David McCullough
"Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult
"Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen
"Long Night Moon" by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Mark Siegel

Gregory Maguire returns with an inventive novel inspired by a timeless holiday legend, intertwining the story of the famous Nutcracker with the life of the mysterious toy maker named Drosselmeier who carves him.

Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in Wicked and to Wonderland in After Alice, Maguire now takes us to the realms of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffmann-- the enchanted Black Forest of Bavaria and the salons of Munich. Hiddensee imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. 

Gregory Maguire is a writer of several dozen crossover books for adults and children. He will be at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, NY on Saturday, December 2nd at 8pm. He'll also be appearing at the Open Door Bookstore in Schenectady on Saturday, December 9th at 1pm and The Book House in Albany on Sunday, December 10th at 2pm. His newest novel is Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker. 

Small Business Saturday

Nov 22, 2017

We did Book Picks yesterday, but wanted to give a double dose this week to talk about Small Business Saturday and give you some more book picks as well.

Amy Lane of Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery on Jay Street in Schenectady, NY joins us.

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

Survivor Cafe: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory by Elizabeth Rosner

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Miss D and Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis by Kathryn Sermak with Danelle Morton

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

The Antlered Ship by written by Dashka Slater, illustrated by The Fan Brothers

Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow written by Michelle Cuevas, illustrated by Sydney Smith 

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

List:
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Widow's House by Carol Goodman
Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York by Justin Davidson
Bread Toast Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford - Event at Open Door - Saturday, May 13
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely - Event at Schenectady High School - Tuesday, May 16
Escargot  story by Dashka Slater, pictures by Sydney Hanson

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

List:
We'll Always have Casablanca by Noah Isenberg
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
300 Arguments by Sarah Manguso
In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Wake of of Vultures by Lila Bowen
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! by Carmen Agra Deedy and Eugene Yelchin
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford, art by Elizabeth Zunon

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

List:
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady edited by Veronica Chambers
Silence by Shusaku Endo
The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci
The Marches by Rory Stewart
100 Weight Loss Bowls by Heather Whinney
My Kite is Stuck! And Other Stories by Salina Yoon
The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story by Nancy Rose

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

List:
Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer
A History of Sports in 100 Objects by Cait Murphy
Best American Infographics 2016 by Gareth Cook
Jerusalem by Alan Moore
The Noblest Roman by Jerry Kelly & Misha Beletsky
Hattie's Restaurant Cookbook by Jasper Alexander
Encore: Proctors at 90 by Michael Eck and Richard Lovrich
The Wish Tree words by Kyo Maclear, Pictures by Chris Turnham

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

List:

Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Good Clean Fun by Nick Offerman

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

American Philosophy: A Love Story by John Kaag

The Art of Movement by Ken Browar and Deborah Ory

The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

 

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

List:
All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage
The Only Rule Is It Has to Work by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
Free Days with George by Colin Campbell
How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
A Child's First Book of Trump written by Michael Ian Black, Illustrated by Marc Rosenthal

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

List:
The Man Who Invented Fiction by William Egginton
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed, edited by Caleb Smith
The Jazz of Physics by Stephon Alexander
The Lost Celt by A. E. Conran
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

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

List:

The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson
Gilliamesque by Terry Gilliam
Crucial Interventions by Richard Barnett
Small Scenes Big Galaxy by Vesa Lehtimaki
Expedition by Chuck Palahniuk
Mother Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins
The Brothers Vonnegut by Ginger Strand

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

List:
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow
Felicity by Mary Oliver
The Jump Book by Philippe Halsman
Joy Ride by John Lahr
Trace by Lauret Savoy
The Trouble in Me by Jack Gantos

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

List:
The Rocks by Peter Nichols
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
How to Bake π by Eugenia Cheng
A Kim Jong-il Production by Paul Fischer
Lists of Note by Shaun Usher
The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris
Sidewalk Flowers written by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Sydney Smith

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

List:
Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy
Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall
Legend by Eric Blehm
The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
Martin Marten by Brian Doyle
Creation by Bhajju Shyam with Gita Wolf
I Don't Like Koala by Sean Ferrell, pictures by Charles Santoso
Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane at TheOpen Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir by Viv Albertine
Finding Zero by Amir D. Aczel
The Waterfire Saga by Jennifer Donnelly
One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl, illustrated by Tom Lichentheld

  This week's Book Picks from Amy Lane atThe Open Door Bookstore and Gift Gallery in Schenectady, NY.

List:
Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist by Chad Orzel
On Immunity by Eula Biss
Study of Pose by Steven Sebring
What If? by Randall Munroe
Underwater Puppies by Seth Casteel
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night by Refe and Susan Tuma
Molecules by Theodore Gray
Living Language: Dothraki by David J. Peterson
Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle

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