Ghosts Of Booksellers Past

While these booksellers themselves aren't necessarily ghosts, their recommendations still stand even after they've left our stores.


Melina S.
Brittany D.
Caelan O.

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Love Lettering: A Witty and Heartfelt Love Story By Kate Clayborn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496725172
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Published: Kensington - December 31st, 2019

Love Lettering captures that edge-of-a-cliff feeling that comes from starting off in a new place, falling in love, or losing a friend. A sweet and earnest romance that follows two people who are seemingly opposites, heading in opposite directions. Brought together by mistake, a Numbers Guy and a Letters Girl explore New York, falling in love with the city and each other.


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The Stardust Thief (The Sandsea Trilogy #1) By Chelsea Abdullah Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316368865
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Published: Orbit - December 27th, 2022

A prince, a merchant, a jinn, and a thief walk into the desert. Each with a different quest in mind, none knowing just what is in store. An Arabian fantasy inspired by bedtime tellings of 1001 nights in her native Kuwait, Abdullah’s debut is a rich and welcome fantasy for those who want luscious world-building that doesn’t require you to take notes, and lively characters who are post puberty (one by a few thousand years). A story about secrets, legacies, and storytelling itself, Stardust Thief is great to share with others or read at night under the covers.


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The Changeling: A Novel By Victor LaValle Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
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Published: One World - March 6th, 2018

Twists and turns. Trolls and glamour. Once you start reading this book, you won't be able to put it down. And you'll come to realize that you won't know what to believe... or who to trust.


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The Autobiography of Malcolm X By MALCOLM X, Alex Haley (With) Cover Image
By MALCOLM X, Alex Haley (With)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780345376718
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 15th, 1992

A powerful, insightful, and beautiful book about one of America’s most influential black leaders and one of my favorite people of all time. I can’t recommend it enough!


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The Art of Yoko Tanji By Yoko Tanji (Artist) Cover Image
By Yoko Tanji (Artist)
$39.99
ISBN: 9784756254948
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Published: Pie International - July 5th, 2022

I admit I was not aware of Yoko Tanji before receiving this book- but now I consider myself a fan. I'm especially fond of the cat illustrations in this collection. Her art expands the boundaries of the imagination and I think this would make a great gift for any art lover.


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Bunny: A Novel By Mona Awad Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525559757
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Published: Penguin Books - June 9th, 2020

Trippy, bizarre, odd. The most fun I’ve had reading absurdist fiction. Reads like a sorority horror film. But what’s real and what isn’t?


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Cackle By Rachel Harrison Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593202036
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Published: Berkley - August 30th, 2022

A cozy horror. It’s like if a Disney villain becomes your best friend and life coach.


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Cardcaptor Sakura Collector's Edition 1 By CLAMP Cover Image
By CLAMP
$29.99
ISBN: 9781632367518
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Published: Kodansha Comics - June 25th, 2019

Sakura accidentally releases cards containing magic into the world. With the help of the adorable guardian of the cards, Sakura must use each card she captures to capture the rest and restore order. A classic magical girl story!


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Creepy Cat Vol. 1 By Cotton Valent Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781648277870
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Published: Seven Seas - October 19th, 2021

If you live with a mischievous cat or love watching cat videos, this book is a MUST! Creepy Cat is a big ball of squishy fluff that you won’t be able to get enough of.


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Doughnuts Under a Crescent Moon Vol. 1 By Shio Usui Cover Image
$13.99
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ISBN: 9781648270741
Published: Seven Seas - February 23rd, 2021

The most relatable sapphic manga I've read yet. I really appreciated that the characters didn't jump into a relationship with each other right away. And the fact that Hinako is struggling with how to be "normal" makes it all the more real. The whole story gave me a warm, fuzzy feeling.


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How to Be a Moonflower (Katie Daisy) By Katie Daisy Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781797201917
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 24th, 2021

A whimsical guide on how to celebrate the night. A perfect gift for yourself or the nature and art lover in your life.


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I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: A Memoir By Baek Sehee, Anton Hur (Translated by) Cover Image
By Baek Sehee, Anton Hur (Translated by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781635579383
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 1st, 2022

A memoir about mental illness told through transcripts of therapy sessions, and through self-reflections. I feel like I’ve learned things about myself through reading this book and I think anyone might find something in common with Sehee.


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Milk Fed: A Novel By Melissa Broder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982142506
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Published: Scribner - August 3rd, 2021

Darkly humorous and sexy story about sexual desire, religion, and personal identity.


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Over My Dead Body: A Witchy Graphic Novel By Sweeney Boo, Sweeney Boo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sweeney Boo, Sweeney Boo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063056305
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Published: HarperAlley - August 30th, 2022

If you love stories about witches and magical schools you must read this book! The characters and setting are so well done that I’d love to be in this world despite the danger lurking in the woods.


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Yokai Cats Vol. 1 By PANDANIA Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781638585824
Published: Seven Seas - October 25th, 2022

Adventures with unique cats, slice of life style! Discover cats who have no face, read minds, and more! My favorite is Hyakume. Who's yours?


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Battle Royale: Remastered (Battle Royale (Novel)) By Koushun Takami Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781421565989
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Published: Haikasoru - April 1st, 2014

Junior high is hard enough without having to hunt down and murder your best friend or crush! Dive into this cult classic if you liked Squid Game, The Hunger Games, and/or Lord of the Flies.


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Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead: A Novel By Emily Austin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982167363
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Published: Washington Square Press - June 28th, 2022

An atheist lesbian accidentally gets a job at a Catholic church but she is too anxious to get out of it. Hilarious consequences ensue!


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The Hole By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hiroko Oyamada, David Boyd (Translated by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811228879
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Published: New Directions - October 6th, 2020

Absurd and dreamlike. Asa goes through bizarre experiences as she tries to adjust to remote rural life in the Japanese countryside. With elements reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.


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Nerd: Adventures in Fandom from This Universe to the Multiverse By Maya Phillips Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9781982165772
Published: Atria Books - October 11th, 2022

I loved these critical musings on nerdy things. My favorite section titled “Moon Prism Power, Make Up!: Power, Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Anime and Manga '' delved into many stories including Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica (all staff picks of mine!). It was fun to share similar thoughts and memories with the author, as well as eye opening to see certain themes and subtexts pointed out. If you were in any fandoms in the 90s or if you like superheroes, cartoons, anime, manga, or anything nerdy please read this book!


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So I'm a Spider, So What?, Vol. 1 (manga) (So I'm a Spider, So What? (manga) #1) By Okina Baba, Asahiro Kakashi, Bianca Pistillo (Letterer), Jenny McKeon McKeon (Translated by) Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9780316414197
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Published: Yen Press - December 19th, 2017

One moment our nameless protagonist is at school, and the next she’s waking up as a spider?!?! Now she must navigate her new reality in a fantasy land filled with monsters. Follow her as she levels up and gains new skills!


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