Staff Pick of the Week: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches is the first in a trilogy by Deborah Harkness.  The trilogy is now complete with July’s publishing of The Book of Life, and the series is so consistently great that really, we think you should read all three. These books are a fantastic combination of fantasy, historical fiction, […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Enigma by Robert Harris

This week’s staff pick of the week is Enigma by Robert Harris.  A code breaking mystery set in WWII, this book has it all and is a rivetingly good read. “A gripping World War II mystery novel with a cryptographic twist, Enigma‘s hero is Tom Jericho, a brilliant British mathematician working as a member […]


No Idea What to Read Next?

2013 was a phenomenal year for books, and there are a lot of “best of 2013” lists.  If you don’t know what to read this summer, why don’t you check out one of last year’s best? Andrew Carnegie Medal Shortlist & Similar Works Best of the Best Books List: 2013 […]


Staff Pick of the Week: Furniture Makeovers by Barb Blair

This week’s staff pick is “Furniture Makeovers” by Barb Blair.  It’s the perfect time of year to re-varnish, finish, paint, or otherwise alter your furniture since you can probably do it outdoors where it won’t smell up your house. “Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You’ll […]


Staff Pick of the Week: We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle

  We Never Talk About My Brother by Peter S. Beagle (best known for The Last Unicorn which was also made an animated film) is a collection of short stories about a myriad of topics.  Beagle is a master of short stories, and if you haven’t read him, you should (according to the […]