Book Picks

   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

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Stan Hynds of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
The Sunlit Night by Rebecca Dinerstein
I Saw A Man by Owen Sheers
The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus
Bell Weather by Dennis Mahoney
The High Divide by Lin Enger
The Painter by Peter Heller
Fives and Twenty-Fives by Michael Pitre

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

List:
Every Father's Daughter: 24 Women Writers Remember their Fathers selected and presented by Margaret McMullen, introduction by Philip Lopate
Why Stop at Vengeance by Richard Stevenson
The Love Object: Selected Stories by Edna O'Brien
Artists Unframed: Snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Shakespeare's Star Wars series by Ian Doescher

    

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

List:
Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own by Kate Bolick
How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne
A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me by David Gates (event at Oblong Rhinebeck, Tuesday, 5/19, 7pm)
The Octopuppy by Martin McKenna
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

    

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

List:
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
The Light of the World: A Memoir by Elizabeth Alexander
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Reagan: A Life by H. W. Brands
The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning: A Polar Journey by Wendy Trusler and Carol Levine
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Welcome to the Neighborwood by Shawn Sheehy

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

List:
Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle and Rafael López
Baby Love by Angela DiTerlizzi and Brooke Boynton Hughes
The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1 by Holly Grant
Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

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

List:
On The Move by Oliver Sacks
Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchel of The New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel
The Year My Mother Came Back by Alice Eve Cohen (Author event, Saturday, May 2nd, 5PM)
Waking Up To The Dark: Ancient Wisdom For A Sleepless Age by Clark Strand (Author event at Kleinert/James Arts Center, Saturday, May 2, 7PM)
The Secret History of Kindness: Learning From How Dogs Learn by Melissa Holbrooke Pierson (Author event, Saturday, May 9th, 4PM)
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure by Nadia Spiegelman & Sergio Garcia Sanchez
The Farmer and The Clown by Marla Frazee

   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

  Today's Book Picks list comes from Jess Hanlon of The Northshire Bookstore.

List:
Get in Trouble by Kelly Link
Funny Girl by Nick Hornby
Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott
Rules of Scoundrels series by Sarah MacLean
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm
El Deafo by Cece Bell

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

List:
Women of Will by Tina Packer
Danger in the Darkest Time (Magic Tree House Super edition) by Mary Pope Osborne
Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano
The Getaway Car by Donald Westlake
Collected Poems by Michael Gizzi

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

List:
Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una Lamarche
Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder by Amy Butcher
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser & Timothy Dwyer (event at Rhinebeck store Saturday, 4/11, 7pm)
On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City by Alice Goffman
The Keepers: The Box & the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders
Lumberjanes Volume 1 by Noelle Stevenson
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach (event at Rhinebeck store Sunday, 4/26, 4pm)
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma (event at Rhinebeck store Sunday, 4/26, 4pm)

  

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

List:
In Wilderness by Diane Thomas
The Cavendon Women by Barbara Taylor Bradford
A Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment by Scott Carney
Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina Maclaughlin
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook: Simple, Wholesome Dishes from America's Best Dairy Farms
National Geographic’s Abroad at Home: The 600 Best International Travel Experiences in North America
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson 

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