speed reader header image
Quick Links
OPEN DAILY

Main Store  
M-Sat 9 am-9pm; 
Sun 9am-6pm
 
Off Square Books 
M-Sat 9am-8pm;   
Sun Noon-5pm
  Square Books, Jr.:  
M-Sat 9am-7pm; 
Sun Noon-5pm
SUMMER IS HERE

We have another week with no book events, though we do have a literary event with the release of the new John Grisham book, Camino Island, on Tuesday. 

During the week of June 12th-16th, we have an event every weekday. See our calendar for more information.

******

John Grisham's Camino Island 
out Tuesday, June 6th

by John Grisham
(Doubleday, $28.95)
*signed copies available*

Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there's trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it. 


*******

In the meantime...
Read on with these paperbacks 
for your summer reading enjoyment.


by Jennifer Ackerman
(Penguin, $17.00)

This smart and entertaining narrative appeals to bird geeks and the commonly curious alike with anecdotes, science, and new insights into what birds know about our frighteningly changing world. Now out in paperback. -- RH





by Jacqueline Woodson
(Amistad, $14.99)

Four adolescent girls ban together in their friendship to protect each other from an unsympathetic world. Together they are beautiful and strong and nothing can touch them. But they can't stay together forever and as they seek their way out, the spell protecting them is broken. Now out in paperback. -- LR



by Molly McCully Brown
(Persea, $15.95)

"Molly McCully Brown's first book of poems, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, is part history lesson, part séance, part ode to dread. It arrives as if clutching a spray of dead flowers. It is beautiful and devastating." -- New York Times



by Sarah Gerard
(Harper Perennial, $15.99)

Don't miss this young southern writer. "One of the themes of Sunshine State, Sarah Gerard's striking book of essays, is how Florida can unmoor you and make you reach for shoddy, off-the-shelf solutions to your psychic unease.... The first essay is a knockout, a lurid red heart wrapped in barbed wire.... This essay draws blood." -- Dwight Garner, New York Times


by Matthew Desmond
(Broadway, $17.00)

Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America's most devastating problems: the struggle for a permanent home. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.




by David Byrne
(Three Rivers Press, $22.00)

How Music Works is David Byrne's incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form. From its very inceptions to the influences that shape it--whether acoustical, economic, social or technological--Byrne thoughtfully considers how music works, from Bach to the 21st century.



by Paul Beatty
(Picador USA, $16.00)

A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, The Sellout  showcases a comic genius at the top of his game. Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize in Fiction.





by Jane Mayer
(Anchor, $17.00)

Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group. This was one New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016 and it's now out in paperback.



by Viet Thanh Nguyen
(Grove, $16.00)

The winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as six other awards,  The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a "man of two minds," a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. 


by Samantha Irby
(Vintage, $15.95)

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With  We Are Never Meeting in Real Life. , comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.





by Rebecca Solnit
(Haymarket Books, $15.00)

"An elegant reminder that activist victories are easily forgotten, and that they often come in extremely unexpected, roundabout ways."
-- The New Yorker







by J.D. Wilkes
(Two Dollar Radio, $15.99)

This weird little book tells the story of a haunted forest where a house was swallowed by kudzu and a vampire cult roams free. A  mesmerizing fantasia where Wilkes ambitiously grapples with the contradictions of the contemporary American South while subversively considering how well we know our own family and friends.



 
SAVE THE DATE 
for upcoming signings:
Unless otherwise noted, all events will be at Off Square 

Monday, 6/12

Tuesday, 6/13

Wednesday, 6/14

Thursday, 6/15

Friday, 6/16

Tuesday, 6/27

Wednesday, 6/28

Tuesday, 7/18

Tuesday, 7/25



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Click  here for a full listing of 
scheduled events.
   Events are always free and wheelchair accessible.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 
2013 BOOKSTORE OF THE YEAR