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Dumpling Dreams: How Joyce Chen Brought the Dumpling from Beijing to Cambridge Cover Image

Joyce Chen embraced her love of cooking from a very young age while growing up in China. Dumplings...

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Blast From the Past

Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Cover Image

Nine-year-old Ling’s life changes swiftly and completely when one of Mao Zedong’s political office...

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YA Pick

Red Butterfly Cover Image

Living a hermit-like existence in a sixth-floor apartment in busy Tianjin, China, with her elderly American Mama, hiding from neighbors, and ashamed of her bad C...

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Book Subscription

Hello Hello Cover Image

Join our signed first editions club and have a first edition, first printing of a new children’s picture book delivered each month directly to your doorstep (or pick it up at the store). The March book is Hello, Hello by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle, $17.99).



Mamoo Kids Zipper Totes

Gifts for Kids

Mamoo creates awe-inspiring bags for active, adventurous kids. The zipper totes are handcrafted in Oakland, CA from 100% natural cotton canvas with adjustable cross-body strap and are machine washable. They are just the right size to hold standard-size kids’ folders.


Teen Book Group

The Teen Book Group for teens ages 13–16 meets on the fourth Sunday of the month at 3:30 p.m., downstairs in the Children and Teens Department, to discuss and dissect a book of our choosing. The next meeting is on March 25 at 3:30 and we will be reading Front Lines by Michael Grant. Have questions? Interested in joining? Email Emily at