2015 Bestsellers

Between the World and Me Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - July 14th, 2015

Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer)


Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s Cover Image
By Mike Evangelist (Photographer), Andy Sturdevant (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$29.95
ISBN: 9780873519922
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - November 2015

Dayton's was in its prime, the new Nicollet Mall was full of people, the Foshay Tower was still king, and the IDS Center was beginning its rise. Bustling sidewalks teemed with shoppers and businessmen, young and old, no matter what the weather, because the skyway system was just being born. Downtown Minneapolis in the early 1970s was a scene.


Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! Cover Image
By Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780872866836
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Published: City Lights Books - April 7th, 2015

The New York Times Bestseller

"This is The Most Inspiring Children's Book We've Ever Seen."--Refinery29.com


Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements Cover Image
By Walidah Imarisha (Editor), Adrienne Maree Brown (Editor), Sheree Renee Thomas (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781849352093
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Published: AK Press - April 7th, 2015

Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fiction. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first anthology of short stories to explore the connections between radical speculative fiction and movements for social change.


We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Anchor Books - February 3rd, 2015

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller--a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name--from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.


A is for Activist Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

"Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds--full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike."--Occupy Wall Street

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who w


How to Love Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781937006884
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Published: Parallax Press - December 2014

How to Love is the third title in Parallax's Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love.


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?


My Brilliant Friend, Book One: Childhood, Adolescence Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609450786
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Published: Europa Editions - September 25th, 2012

Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy's most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times)


Go Set a Watchman Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062409850
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Published: Harper - July 14th, 2015

A historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.


Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781594486630
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2015

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music.


Goodnight Loon Cover Image
By Abe Sauer, Nathaniel Davauer (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780816697038
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Published: University of Minnesota Press - August 2014

A charming retelling of a children's classic in a distinctly Northwoods voice There's a loon, of course. And a Duluth pack. And crop art, Tater Tot hotdish, and, inevitably, deer ticks. The familiar green room is set on a pontoon, lit by the moon over a quiet lake. The childhood classic Goodnight Moon is transformed into a must-have for every Minnesota child's bookshelf.


A Brief History of Seven Killings Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award

One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book


Bad Feminist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.


The Only Ones Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512279
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 10th, 2015

O, The Oprah Magazine's Top 10 Favorite Books of 2015.
Washington Post Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2015.
"Fascinating... A heart-piercing tale of love, desire and acceptance. Readers will be mesmerized by Dibbell's staccato prose as much as they are by the harrowing circumstances this mother and child must endure."


H Is for Hawk Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802123411
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2015

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year


M Train Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781101875100
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 6th, 2015

National Best Seller
From the National Book Award winning author of Just Kids an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafes and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smith has described as a roadmap to my life.


Wildwood Cover Image
By Colin Meloy, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062024701
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 25th, 2012

For fans of The Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Now in paperback