The Art of Libromancy by Josh Cook

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If it matters to you that your vegetables are organic and your clothes ethically made, then it should also matter how books are made and sold to you. In this manifesto for readers, Cook, a Massachusetts bookseller, guides bibliophiles with a series of essays on topics ranging from taste to whether indie bookstores are in fact truly "indie." Writing with passion, poise, and unmatched expertise, Cook delivers an empowering treatise, a practical framework for a bright bookselling future--and droves of book recommendations.



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ISBN: 9781771965415
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Published: Biblioasis - August 22nd, 2023

A Thread of Violence by Mark O'Connell

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O'Connell's surprisingly beautiful exposé of morality focuses on Malcom Macarthur, who brutally murdered two people in 1980s Ireland, yet was released in 2012 for good behavior. Roaming the Dublin streets with an apparently clear conscience and referring to his crimes as an "episode," this aristocratic killer Intrigued and perplexed O'Connell--to the point where the writer befriends him and struggles to peel back the layers of his strange obsession, grappling with both the bizarre relationship he's formed with Macarthur and the infuriating details the killer chooses to disclose.

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ISBN: 9780385547628
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Published: Doubleday - June 27th, 2023

The End of the World is a Cul de Sac, by Louise Kennedy

Staff Pick

Kennedy's short stories feature characters as complex as any in her impressive longer fiction--notably, her breakout novel Trespasses. Here she navigates a wide spectrum of human emotions, writing with a delicacy that articulates a great love for the women of Northwest Ireland whose domestic perils she charts so acutely.


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ISBN: 9780593540923
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Published: Riverhead Books - December 5th, 2023