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Jinhee works in Receiving with Bob. She also handles all our book returns, works the lower level counter, and takes care of all the internet orders for the store.

 

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The Library Book Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781476740195
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 2019

JANUARY 2022

The true story of the most catastrophic  library fire in American history. A mystery that still remains unsolved, the author explores the person most believe is responsible, an actor named Harry Peak, and his motive.
 
However, the heart of the book explores the history of libraries and how they really are civic centers, a sort of town hall if you will. She examines the future of libraries and showcases how fundamentally important they are for our country. A true nod, a love letter perhaps, to libraries.


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$9.99
ISBN: 9781501143823
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Published: Pocket Books - April 19th, 2016

OCTOBER 2021

A dystopian horror story set in the near future, where under a totalitarian and militaristic ruler 100 teenage boys are forced to endure an annual walking contest where there can only be one winner. Their pace cannot fall below four miles an hour; after three warnings, they are permanently removed. The winner is promised anything he wants for the rest of his life.
 
With every page turn, you'll be holding your breath as you follow the main character, 16 year old Ray Garraty, to see what fate awaits him.


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Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525433255
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Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

SEPTEMBER 2021

The true heartwarming story of one man's efforts to heal the spirit, body and mind of an abused animal. When Christopher McDougall was asked to take in a neglected donkey he had no idea what he was in for. Searching for a way to bond with his new family member, Sherman, he read about burro racing and started the process of training. Along the way, he was helped by numerous people, organizations, and other four legged creatures, all with heir unique stories and legacies. A triumphant testament to the power of movement and the unbreakable bond that humans and animals forge. Not just for runners or animal lovers, but for all people.


The Way of Kings: Book One of the Stormlight Archive Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765365279
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Published: Tor Fantasy - May 24th, 2011

MAY 2021

Book 1 in a planned 10 book series >:O.
 
Told from the viewpoint of 3 main characters, you'll find yourself rooting for one of them more than you can imagine for a fictional person. At over 1200 pages, it's an investment in time and energy, but you'll realize that it's not nearly enough! Beautiful, heroic, frustrating, exhilarating, and awe inspiring (just a few of the emotions that you'll experience during your read). The start of an epic fantasy series (no dwarves or dragons here). Simply phenomenal....


Boy's Life Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780671743055
Published: Pocket Books - May 1st, 1992

The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780756404741
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Published: DAW - April 1st, 2008

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The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781492650959
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Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

JULY 2021

During World War I, hundreds of women and girls went to work in factories, painting watch and military dials with the newly discovered element, radium. When they walked home at night, they would literally be glowing from the luminous paint. Soon after, they started to experience gruesome side effects, and their fight for justice would lead to changes in the labor laws that endure to this day. Their case became one of the first in the country where employers were made responsible for the health of their employees  and ultimately lead to the establishment of OSHA. An  unbelievable story you will never forget!