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Sometimes I would poke my head out to ask customers if they would like help picking out a book, because I could give them very good recommendations for a six-year old, considering I was six myself.
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I like drama, I like violence, and I like to look at beautiful things; usually I want to laugh, but sometimes I need to be devastated. Manga provides for all those emotional needs, sometimes all of them at once.
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The teen years are always hard, and never harder than now. Whether they need optimism, catharsis, or escapism, these books will give teenagers a much-needed break from the news cycle and help make self-isolation feel a little less isolating.
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The stories we read—or have read to us—as children have remarkable staying power. (Maybe, just maybe, kids' books are better than grown-up books. But you didn’t hear that from me.)
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Every time I think about Colson Whitehead's books I’m led back to Sue. And when I think of Sue I think of the ripe raspberries she brought from her garden to share with us at the Bay Area bookstore where we worked together.
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I find that immersing myself in someone else’s thoughts, ideas, and experiences can give a new understanding of my own situation; at the very least, listening to someone else can make all of us feel a little more connected.
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I have always escaped, traveled, and found solace in books, and why should now be any different? Anyone can dive into a new time and place whenever they want; that is the utter magic of books.
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My artistic process for completing my most recent colored pencil project, depicting a scene from the film Still Walking (directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda back in 2008). And, of course, some book picks.
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Being alone gives me a chance to really enjoy the things I do. Reading for pleasure, for example, is one of those things.
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It's important to take this moment, when all of our routines are up in the air, to reflect on which habits of behavior and thought are really serving us, and whether we might be clinging to the familiar instead of the necessary.
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Falling in love and finding someone who values you is great, in life. In fiction? It’s fluff. Being a woman and having sex makes you trashy. Being happy? Your story is a waste of paper.
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Bookselling quickly became more than just an after-school gig for me. Five years later, I consider it an inextricable part of my identity.
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The hardest part about not being able to go to work, aside from not being with my friends, is that I’ve lost that feeling of stumbling upon an aesthetically cool new book and with a jolt of inspiration say to myself "I can’t wait to bring this home."
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You may not be able to browse our shelves, but you can still find recommendations from the very best. Here are some of our booksellers' very favorite mystery/thriller titles.