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Books We Can't Wait to Start Selling

There are many things to love about being a bookseller, but my favorite double edged sword is that we get to read so many amazing books before they are officially released in stores. Double edged only because we read books we love and then we have to WAIT, sometimes MONTHS before we get to shove them breathlessly into your hands. 

There’s been a lot of buzz around the bookstore lately because of all the wonderful advance reading copies we’re getting through, and because the suspense is killing us, this is what we can’t wait to recommend in the coming months:

Bookselling as a Latina

We had an author event scheduled on February 1 at our Ravenna store with Jeanine Cummins for her new book, American Dirt. I planned on attending, not as an employee of Third Place Books but as someone interested in what the author had to say. I also had a question. 
 
Here is what I would have asked Jeanine Cummins at the event: 
 

New Cookbooks to Put Under the Tree

Here's one of two quick and dirty gift guides for those on your list who cook, who love to cook, who need to learn how to cook, who just love cookbooks. This one is all about books that came out this year; stay tuned for next week's Pantry Staples, the ones no cook should be without.

11 New Cookbooks to Put Under the Tree

Three Books on Parenthood

Every book we read is no doubt affected by our reading history – the books we’ve read before and those we read after. One of the pleasures of being among so many books as a bookseller is that I come to see them as constellations, each book shining brightly on its own, adding to and becoming something more expansive when connected to other books.

National Novel Writing Month Survival Book List

Dear Book Doctor,  I’m in the middle of my first National Novel Writing Month and I knew it would be hard, but I didn't know it would be THIS hard! How am I supposed to last the month?  Sincerely,  Weary Writer

Dear Book Doctor,

I’m in the middle of my first National Novel Writing Month and I knew it would be hard, but I didn't know it would be THIS hard! How am I supposed to last the month?

Sincerely,

Weary Writer


Dear Weary Writer, 

First of all, YES, in this house we LOVE National Novel Writing Month! A bunch of Third Place Booksellers are participating too (for better or for worse). We’re all in the trenches together!

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