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14 10, 2017

Book of The Week: everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too

2017-10-14T11:32:15+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Staff Picks|Tags: |

everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too by Jomny Sun   How best to describe this book? It is a necessity for dreamers; an illustrated manual for understanding the human condition written in the language of your inner child - a pensive exposé on whimsy, told through the gentle and unapologetically uncomplicated mind of [...]

30 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #2 • Strange Practice

2017-09-30T11:33:54+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Sketchy Reviews|Tags: , , , |

London is in a state of unrest, our medical practitioners are overworked, and the world seems to grow more grim by the day. If this all naturally culminates in a society of underworld figures hiding at the fringes of mundane life, dabbling in dark magic and advanced science, Vivian Shaw's Strange Practice called it first! [...]

23 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Oi Cat!

2017-10-07T12:09:58+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Oi Cat is the Independent Booksellers Children's Book Of The Season! This children's picture book is ridiculous in the very best way. A hilarious and totally silly story about animals and on what/whom they should sit depending on what rhymes with their species - you'll find alpacas on cream crackers and armadillos on soft pillows, [...]

16 09, 2017

SKETCHY REVIEW #1 • The Hate U Give

2017-09-30T11:59:43+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Sketchy Reviews, Staff Picks, Teen|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to our new biweekly column! In SKETCHY REVIEWS, we will be reviewing and celebrating some of our favorite books - giving you a treat for the mind and the eye, with our signature "only-a-little-nonsense" approach. Without further ado...   The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas gave me, conversely, zero hate. What it did [...]

16 09, 2017

Book of The Week: Thornhill

2017-09-16T10:19:37+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Thornhill by Pam Smy   When people tell stories, do they always tell them to their fullest extent? Pam Smy does. Thornhill is a beautiful, frightening, and mesmerizing Children's Book - and not only does it include delicate and atmospheric illustrations, but the entire story is told through them. Narrated by entries found in a [...]

21 07, 2017

Book of The Week: Rosie Revere, Engineer

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Fiction, Kids, Staff Picks|Tags: |

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty Rosie is an inventor by nature but loses her nerve when laughed at by a beloved relative. All until Great Aunt Rose, with her riveting engineering skills, encourages her to shoot for the stars, and teaches her to learn from mistakes. Rosie soon learns that every success is worth [...]

12 07, 2017

Book of The Week: The One-in-a-Million Boy

2017-07-22T11:21:13+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Fiction, News, Staff Picks|Tags: |

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood 104 year old Ona Vitkus never expected to open her heart or share her story with the particular young boy who feeds her birds. Ona knows something is wrong when the boy doesn't show up one week, and his taciturn and estranged father, Quinn, takes his place. In a [...]