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Who loves ya, Baby? Gifts for little ones

Elegant Bay Cable Knit Stroller Blanket – These fur backed stroller blankets are soft and warm featuring a cable knit design with a plush fur backing. Maileg Noah’s Cruise Rattle Set – These cute little rattles are the perfect baby gift and a great way to teach children about Noah and his animals.  Babylit Little Poets Miracles Everywhere – Inspire your little ones to see the miracles of everyday life with lines from Walt Whitman’s “Miracles” in Leaves of Grass. Oli & Carol Avocado Teether – Arnold the…

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October Books

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship…

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Easy, Tiger!

New Gifts from Easy, Tiger: Thing I’ll Cancel Later Daily Planner – Write down all those things you’ll forget anyway in 2020. Each and every page features the random holiday of the day, celebrity birthdays and a bit of trivia. $35 Curren Mood Enamel Frame – These handsome frames have a hilarious picture you can keep or add your own. “in Current Mood” and “Damn, Son!” $15/$25 Hilarious Pots and Vases – Finally your plant and flowers can speak their…

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Hot Fall Books

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino – In nine essays, Tolentino writes about our current cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine’s journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of physical optimization. A true book of our time! Inland by Tea Obreht – In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold in this sweeping but little-known history that subverts and reimagines…

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Back-to-School

The Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems – Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn’t like it? What if the teacher doesn’t like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?! Thoughtfuls for Kids – Tuck one of these pop-open cards into your child’s lunchbox, pocket or backpacks and let the hidden message add encouragement, love and delight to their day.  Takenaka Bento Boxes – Transport lunches and…

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It’s Raining Books!

Easter really cut into my reading time! Now I’m back and have recently read some good ones: Miriam Toews’s Women Talking, a fictionalized story about the “ghost rapes” of Bolivia, David Brooks’s latest musings on morality The Second Mountain, Preet Bharara’s Doing Justice and Mayor Pete’s (he’s an Episcopalian!) memoir Shortest Way Home. This week I will be starting a series called “One Minute Reviews” on Instagram. Follow us so you can check it out!  We also have new spring gifts for Moms and Teachers,…

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Spring Books

This spring spiritual rock stars Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Joan Chittister and Nadia Bolz-Weber all released compelling new books. Whether you are interested in the “forgotten truth” of the Christ, gaining the courage to speak spiritual truth in a power-hungry world, exploring other faiths or updating some of the church’s negative teachings about sex, these are all timely reads. Exciting news: Little Sister by Patricia Chadwick is now available in the bookstore! (The rest of the world gets them next week.) Mark…

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Becky’s Book Picks

People always ask how I manage to read so much. I read 2-3 books per week on average and here’s my trick: I multi-task with audio books. I read when I paint, I read when I drive, I read when I cook, and I read when I’m sitting around playing Candy Crush. It’s amazing how quickly books get read when you double up! Lately I’ve been reading books at the intersection of history, politics and…

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New Year, New You

There’s something about a new year that stirs the desire to be wiser, healthier and more fulfilled. Come by and check out new books and journals to help you on your journey—be it spiritual, domestic, physical or psychological—we have something to help make 2019 a year of growth and gratitude. We are pleased to introduce our new YA Guru, Pei Pei Martin. Pei Pei took the Goodreads 100 books in a year challenge in 2018 and nailed it. Here…

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