Book Picks

    Today's Book Picks list comes from Leah Moore of The Northshire Bookstore.

Pugs of the Frozen North by Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre Illustrated by Sarah McIntyre
Princess In Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde by Shannon Hale, Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier
The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson
Brambleheart by Henry Cole
Lilliput by Sam Gayton, Illustrated by Alice Ratteree
Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles DeLint and Charles Vess
The Search for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, Illustrated by Keith Thompson
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, Illustrated by William O'Connor

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

List:
Ostend: Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth and the Summer Before the Dark by Volker Weidermann
Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA and Me by John Hadden
In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a 30 Year Journey Through Romania by Robert Kaplan
Bob Dylan: All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track by Phillipe Margotin and Jean-Michel Guesdon
Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano
The Dot and the Line by Norton Juster

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
River Road by Carol Goodman (event Tues 1/19, 6pm, Rhinebeck)
The Apple Family by Richard Nelson
Simple Matters by Erin Boyle
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (book group at Oblong Rhinebeck in Feb & March)
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson 

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

List:
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
The Secret River by Kate Grenville
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
The Hummingbird by Stephen Kiernan
Mathematics: An Illustrated History of Numbers edited by Tom Jackson
Soup for Syria collected and photographed by Barbara Abdeni Massaad
Saturn Run by John Sandford and Ctein
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
Real Tigers by Mick Herron

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

List:
The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner
Desperate Steps: Life, Death, and Choices Made in the Mountains of the Northeast by Peter Kick
The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert
Christmas Bells by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Potzsch
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
The Only Child by Guojing
Two upcoming author events at Battenkill Books:
Live to Air with Jeffrey Diamond - Thursday, January 21st at 7 p.m.
Lay Down Your Weary Tune with W. B. Belcher, Thursday, January 28th at 7 p.m.

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

List:
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa (out in January)
American Housewife by Helen Ellis (out in January)
UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin (YA)
Descent by Tim Johnson
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt (out in January)
how to be both: a novel by Ali Smith

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

List:
Sam Phillips The Man Who Invented Rock N Roll by Peter Guralnick
The Band Photographs: 1968-1969 by Elliott Landy
Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired Stagolee, John Henry and Other Traditional American Folk Songs by Richard Polenberg
Sharon Tate: A Life by Ed Sanders
City On Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg
Fun City: John Lindsay, Joe Namath and How Sports Saved New York in the 1960s by Sean Deveney
Lucky Peach presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Peter Meehan and the editors of Lucky Peach
The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt
Crossroads by Tal Ronnen

  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

   Today's Book Picks list comes from Aubrey Restifo of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Waiting by Kevin Henkes
Grandma's House by Alice Melvin
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Symphony for the City of the Dead by MT Anderson
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

      Dianne Ortmann and Carrie Knudsen from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl
Live to Air by Jeffrey L. Diamond
Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill
Felicity by Mary Oliver
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition by JK Rowling; illustrated by Jim Kay
The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) by Daniel James Brown
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

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

List:
The Mulberry Bush by Charles McCarry
The Occupation Trilogy by Patrick Modiano
Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words by Bernadette Mayer
The Cretan Runner by George Psychoundakis; translated by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It by Daniel Klein
Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
Simon Says: Tales Told by the Red Lion Inn Ambassador by Jana Laiz and Jayne Church

   Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

Welcome to the Museum: Historium by Jo Nelson & Richard Wilkinson
The Wonder Garden by Kristjana Williams & Jenny Broom
Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting
Cabin Porn collected by Beaver Brook
Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
Plotted: A Literary Atlas by Andrew DeGraff
Map: Exploring the World by Victoria Clarke
Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, and Future by Lauren Redniss
Tacopedia by Deborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena

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

List:
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
Slade House by David Mitchell
The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro
The Lake House by Kate Morton
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

    This week's Book Picks come to us from Joan Grenier and Niki Marion at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

List:
My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy
Soup for Syria; Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity collected and photographed by Barbara Abdeni Massaad
God’s Kingdom by Howard Frank Mosher
City on Fire
by Garth Risk Hallberg
George by Alex Gino
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt
The Marvels written and illustrated by Brian Selznick
Loe, A Ghost Story written by Mac and illustrated by Christian Robinson
Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

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

List:
The Catskills: Its History and How it Changed America by Stephen Silverman and Raphael Silver
Norwegian Wood: Chopping, Stacking and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Myttting
Growing Tomorrow: Behind the Scenes with 18 Extraordinary Sustainable Farmers Who Are Changing the Way We Eat by Forrest Pritchard (event November 1st, 2pm and 6pm)
Compost City by Rebecca Louis (event November 1st 2 pm and 6pm)
The Cocktail Party: Eat, Drink, Play, Recover by Mary Giuliani (event October 30th at 6 pm)
The Other Paris by Luc Sante (event November 21st at 4 pm)
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
M Train by Patti Smith

   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

 Today's Book Picks list comes from Maeve Noonan of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Magna Carta by Dan Jones
The Greatest Knight by Thomas Asbridge (out in paperback in November)
Entry Island by Peter May
The Ivory Vikings by Nancy Marie Brown
The Witches by Stacy Schiff (out October 27)
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson
Trace by Laret Savoy (out November 10)
The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo by Kent Nerburn

  Dianne Ortmann and Carrie Knudsen from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients' Lives by Theresa Brown
Hannah Arendt: A Life in Dark Times by Anne Heller
1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die by Barry Stone, ed.
I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brien
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Chris Riddell

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

List:
Fast Shuffle: A Novel by David Black
A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin
Pedigree by Patrick Modiano
So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood by Patrick Modiano
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas

    Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck (two events: at White Hart Inn in Salisbury on Thursday, 9/17, and at Oblong Rhinebeck on Saturday, 9/19, 7pm)
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Step Aside, Pops by Kate Beaton
George by Alex Gino (event at Oblong Rhinebeck with Alex & editor David Levithan on Saturday, 9/19, 4pm)
The Marvels by Brian Selznick (event at The Mahaiwe on Sunday, 9/20, 3pm)
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (event with Rebecca Stead at Oblong Rhinebeck on Saturday, 9/26 at 2pm)

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

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Jessica Elder of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks
The Wicked Fairytale Trilogy by Sarah Pinborough
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matthew Holm
Displacement by Lucy Knisley
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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

List:
The Last Love Song: A Biography of Joan Didion by Tracy Daugherty
Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh
Purgatory & Paradise: Sassy 70s Suburbia and the City by Meryl Meisler (event on Saturday Sept 4 at the Center for Photography at Woodstock)
The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong by David Orr
A Celebration of the Seasons: Good Night Songs by Margaret Wise Brown
Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories by R. J. Palacio
How to Stay Alive in the Woods by Bradford Angier
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southward
Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie by Lauren Redniss
The Mindfulness Coloring Book: Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People by Emma Farrarons

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

List:
Encyclical on Climate Change & Inequality: On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis
Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge
Dylan Goes Electric: Newport, Seeger, Dylan and the Night that Split the Sixties by Elijah Wald
Moment of War by Laurie Lee
A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century by Ken Cuthbertson
Sage of Waterloo: A Tale by Leona Francombe

  Suzanna Hermans from Oblong Books and Music joins us with this week's Book Picks list.

List:
What Pet Should I Get? by Dr. Seuss
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter & Shane W. Evans
Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
The Fold by Peter Clines

  We learned this morning that one of our first Book Picks independent booksellers and friend, Scott Meyer of Merritt Books, passed away after a long fight with cancer. Before we share this week's Book Picks - we remember Scott and send his family and friends our condolences.

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

List:
The Hand that Feeds You by A. J. Rich
Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Maine Coon's Haiku: And Other Poems for Cat Lovers by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Lee Anthony White

  Emily Crowe, Children's Director for The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA joins us with this week's list.

List:
Speak by Louisa Hall
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
How To Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
The Red Bicycle by Jude Isabella
Up In the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
City of Thieves by David Benioff
Almost Famous Women by Meghan Mayhew Bergman

  Dianne Ortmann and Carrie Knudsen from Chatham Bookstore in Chatham, NY join us with this week's Book Picks.

List:
Van Gogh: A Power Seething by Julian Bell
The Sheperd's Life by James Rebanks
Sylvia's Table by Liz Neumark
Rescue At Los Banos by Bruce Henderson
That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms and What Our English Says about Us by Erin Moore

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

List:
Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs by Sally Mann
Follies of God: Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog by James Grissom (Event on Monday, July 13)
Elliott Landy's Opening Night (Event on Saturday, July 4th)
Living Large: Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason by Joseph P. Eckhardt
The Dylanologists: Adventures In The Land of Bob by David Kinney
The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir by Vivian Gornick (Event Sunday, July 12)
As Night Falls /em> by Jenny Milchman

  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

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