New Releases

Check out some of the great new books publishing this week, on our shelves now or coming in soon.
This is just a sampling of the new books we get in every week. Stop by the shop to see more new releases on our display tables!

List updated on Mondays, usually. :)


The Questions That Matter Most: Reading, Writing, and the Exercise of Freedom By Jane Smiley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597146050
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Heyday Books - June 6th, 2023

One of California's leading writers, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, presents her first nonfiction volume on writing since 2005's best-selling Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel.

Open Throat: A Novel By Henry Hoke Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374609870
Availability: We can get this for you pretty soon!
Published: MCD - June 6th, 2023

"Open Throat is what fiction should be." The New York Times Book Review

The Ghost Forest: Racists, Radicals, and Real Estate in the California Redwoods By Greg King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541768673
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: PublicAffairs - June 6th, 2023

The definitive story of the California redwoods, their discovery and their exploitation, as told by an activist who fought to protect their existence against those determined to cut them down.

Every year millions of tourists from around the world visit California’s famous redwoods.

Maeve Fly By CJ Leede Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250857859
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Tor Nightfire - June 6th, 2023

"This is gory and brutal and beautiful and painful and terrifying and a pure delight." —Stephen Graham Jones, New York Times bestselling author

My Murder: A Novel By Katie Williams Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593543764
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Riverhead Books - June 6th, 2023

“One of those rare emotionally intelligent books that are also fun reads… Going to keep readers turning pages late into the night.” –Dan Chaon, The New York Times

“Ingenious…fresh and unpredictable.” –Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

Where Are Your Boys Tonight?: The Oral History of Emo's Mainstream Explosion 1999-2008 By Chris Payne Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063251281
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Dey Street Books - June 6th, 2023

An explosive oral history of emo’s takeover from 1999 to 2008, featuring


Stamped from the Beginning: A Graphic History of Racist Ideas in America By Ibram X. Kendi, Joel Christian Gill Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984859433
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Ten Speed Press - June 6th, 2023

A striking graphic novel edition of the National Book Award-winning history of how racist ideas have shaped American life—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist.

Translation State By Ann Leckie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316289719
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Orbit - June 6th, 2023

The mystery of a missing translator sets three lives on a collision course that will have a ripple effect across the stars in this powerful novel from a Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winning author.

"There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can.

Between Two Moons: A Novel By Aisha Abdel Gawad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385548618
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Doubleday - June 6th, 2023

Set in the Arab immigrant enclave of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, following three siblings coming of age over the course of one Ramadan, "a moving look at family, survival, and celebration" (Hanif Abdurraqib, author of A Little Devil in America).

Sleeping with the Ancestors: How I Followed the Footprints of Slavery By Joseph McGill, Jr., Herb Frazier Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306829666
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Hachette Books - June 6th, 2023

In this enlightening personal account, one man tells the story of his groundbreaking project to sleep overnight in former slave dwellings that still stand across the country—revealing the fascinating history behind these sites and shedding light on larger issues of race in America.

Joseph McGill Jr., a historic preservationist and Civil War reenactor, founded the Slave Dwelling

Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World By John Vaillant Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732851
Availability: On our shelves now!
Published: Knopf - June 6th, 2023

A stunning account of a colossal wildfire that collided with a city, and a panoramic exploration of the rapidly changing relationship between fire and humankind from the award-winning, best-selling author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce