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  • A Question of RESPECT

    Bringing Us Together in a Deeply Divided Nation

    Life in America has become fractured—in public and private—across ever-widening fault lines of anger and incivility.The intensity of disagreement between Americans threatens the nation’s well-being, presenting itself as disrespectful and distrusting in politics, culture, and conversations. Confusion, frustration, and hatred permeate politics, social media interactions, and cable news. The ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Nightmare Fuel

    The Science of Horror Films

    by Nina Nesseth ...
    Nightmare Fuel by Nina Nesseth is a pop-science look at fear, how and why horror films get under our skin, and why we keep coming back for more.Do you like scary movies?Have you ever wondered why?Nina Nesseth knows what scares you. She also knows why.In Nightmare Fuel, Nesseth explores the strange and often unexpected science of fear through the lenses of psychology and physiology. How do horror ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • How the Word Is Passed

    A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

    by Clint Smith ...
    This compelling “important and timely” (Drew Faust, Harvard Magazine) #1 New York Times bestseller examines the legacy of slavery in America—and how both history and memory continue to shape our everyday lives.Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Rest Is Resistance

    A Manifesto

    by Tricia Hersey ...
    ***INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***Disrupt and push back against capitalism and white supremacy. In this book, Tricia Hersey, aka The Nap Bishop, encourages us to connect to the liberating power of rest, daydreaming, and naps as a foundation for healing and justice.What would it be like to live in a well-rested world? Far too many of us have claimed productivity as the cornerstone of success. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Bright Unbearable Reality


    by Anna Badkhen ...
    **2022 National Book Awards Longlist for NonfictionEssays about migration, displacement, and the hope for connection in a time of emotional and geopolitical disruption by a Soviet-born writer and former war correspondent.**Called a “chronicler of a world on the move” by The New York Review of Books, Anna Badkhen seeks what separates and binds us at a time when one in seven people has left their ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Black Men Built the Capitol

    Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C.

    by Jesse Holland ...
    The first book of its kind, with comprehensive up-to-date detailsHistoric sites along the Mall, such as the U.S. Capitol building, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, are explored from an entirely new perspective in this book, with never-before-told stories and statistics about the role of blacks in their creation. This is an iconoclastic guide to Washington, D.C., in that it shines a light ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Intersectional Chicana Feminisms

    Sitios y Lenguas

    by Aída Hurtado ...
    series The Mexican American Experience
    Chicana feminisms are living theory deriving value and purpose by affecting social change. Advocating for and demonstrating the importance of an intersectional, multidisciplinary, activist understanding of Chicanas, Intersectional Chicana Feminisms provides a much-needed overview of the key theories, thinkers, and activists that have contributed to Chicana feminist thought.Aída Hurtado, a leading ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Chase's Calendar of Events 2023

    The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

    Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!The world’s date book since 1957, Chase's is the definitive, authoritative, day-by-day resource of what the world is celebrating.From national days to celebrity birthdays, from historical milestones to astronomical phenomena, from award ceremonies and sporting events to religious festivals and carnivals, Chase's is the must ... Read more

    $87.99 USD

  • A Modern Man

    The Best of George Carlin

    by George Carlin ...
    A new collection of greatest hits from one of the greatest comedians of our time, George Carlin, now the subject of the HBO documentary George Carlin’s American Dream, directed by Judd Apatow and Michael BonfiglioGeorge Carlin was: “a true, true artist” (Chris Rock)…”the master” (Jon Stewart)…“one of the Mount Rushmore guys in our profession” (Jerry Seinfeld)…“the comedian’s comedian” (Jay Leno)… ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Declassified

    A Low-Key Guide to the High-Strung World of Classical Music

    “A refreshingly fun guide” that reads “as if you’re a fly on the wall in conservatory auditions, cutthroat competitions and the obsessive practice routines of professional musicians.” (The New York Times)Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch’s life-long fascination with classical music has taken her through Juilliard and into the shiny world of symphony halls and international concert tours. She’s loved ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Refusing Compulsory Sexuality

    A Black Asexual Lens on Our Sex-Obsessed Culture

    For readers of Ace and Belly of the Beast: A Black queer feminist exploration of asexuality--and an incisive interrogation of the sex-obsessed culture that invisibilizes and ignores asexual and A-spec identity.Everything you know about sex and asexuality is (probably) wrong.The notion that everyone wants sex--and that we all have to have it--is false. It’s intertwined with our ideas about ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Madness of Crowds

    Gender, Race and Identity

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERUpdated with a new afterword"An excellent take on the lunacy affecting much of the world today. Douglas is one of the bright lights that could lead us out of the darkness." – Joe Rogan"Douglas Murray fights the good fight for freedom of speech ... A truthful look at today's most divisive issues" – Jordan B. PetersonAre we living through the great derangement... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Butts

    A Backstory

    by Heather Radke ...
    **“**Winning, cheeky, and illuminating….What appears initially as a folly with a look-at-this cover and title becomes, thanks to Radke’s intelligence and curiosity, something much meatier, entertaining, and wise.” –The Washington Post“Lively and thorough, Butts is the best kind of nonfiction.” —Esquire, Best Books of 2022 So FarA “carefully researched and reported work of cultural history” (The ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Book of the Penis

    by Maggie Paley ...
    “Should be required reading for anyone who has a penis, wants a penis, or loves someone who has or wants a penis . . . titillating and informative.”—Dan Savage, New York Times-bestselling authorThe almighty penis (a.k.a. dick, schlong, pecker, rod, tool, Johnson, etc.) has long been a major object of adoration, revulsion, ridicule, amazement, joy, pride, and even frustration. But does anyone fully ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Solito

    A Memoir

    by Javier Zamora ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY • A young poet tells the inspiring story of his migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this “gripping memoir” (NPR) of bravery, hope, and finding family.“I read Solito with my heart in my throat and did not burst into tears until the last sentence. What a person, what a writer, what a ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Reparations Now!

    Reparations Now! asks for what’s owed.In formal and non-traditional poems, award-winning poet Ashley M. Jones calls for long-overdue reparations to the Black descendants of enslaved people in the United States of America. In this, her third collection, Jones deftly takes on the worst of today—state-sanctioned violence, pandemic-induced crises, and white silence—all while uplifting Black joy. These ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

    by J. D. Vance ...
    THE#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS NOW A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING AMY ADAMS, GLENN CLOSE, AND GABRIEL BASSO**"You will not read a more important book about America this year.**"—The Economist"A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal**"Essential reading."—David Brooks,**New York TimesHillbilly Elegy is a passionate ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Hijas Americanas

    Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina

    In Hijas Americanas, author Rosie Molinary sheds new light on what it means to grow up Latina. Drawing upon her own experiences, as well as interviews and surveys collected from more than 500 Latina women, Molinary provides a powerful understanding of the inner conflicts and powerful triumphs of Latinas. The women profiled in this book are Caribbean, Mexican, Central American, and South American. ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The World Record Book of Racist Stories

    A new collection of hilarious, intergenerational anecdotes full of absurd detail about everyday experiences of racism from the New York Times bestselling authors of You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey, comedian Amber Ruffin and her sister Lacey.Families may not always see eye to eye; we get on each other’s nerves, have different perspectives and lives—especially when we consider how we've ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Open Borders

    The Science and Ethics of Immigration

    by Bryan Caplan ...
    An Economist “Our Books of the Year” SelectionEconomist Bryan Caplan makes a bold case for unrestricted immigration in this fact-filled graphic nonfiction.American policy-makers have long been locked in a heated battle over whether, how many, and what kind of immigrants to allow to live and work in the country. Those in favor of welcoming more immigrants often cite humanitarian reasons, while ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • American Midnight

    The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis

    National Bestseller • New Yorker "Best Books of 2022" selection • New York Times Editor's Choice • a most anticipated book of Fall 2022: the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times and Chicago TribuneFrom legendary historian Adam Hochschild, a "masterly" (New York Times) reassessment of the overlooked but startlingly resonant period between World War I and the Roaring Twenties, when the ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo

    The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

    by Jeroen Dewulf ...
    The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo presents the history of the nation's forgotten Dutch slave community and free Dutch-speaking African Americans from seventeenth-century New Amsterdam to nineteenth-century New York and New Jersey. It also develops a provocative new interpretation of one of America's most intriguing black folkloric traditions, Pinkster. Jeroen Dewulf rejects the usual ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • No-No Boy

    series Classics of Asian American Literature
    "No-No Boy has the honor of being among the first of what has become an entire literary canon of Asian American literature,” writes novelist Ruth Ozeki in her new foreword. First published in 1957, No-No Boy was virtually ignored by a public eager to put World War II and the Japanese internment behind them. It was not until the mid-1970s that a new generation of Japanese American writers and ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Science of Ghosts

    Searching for Spirits of the Dead

    by Joe Nickell ...
    Are ghosts real? Are there truly haunted places, only haunted people, or both? And how can we know? Taking neither a credulous nor a dismissive approach, this first-of-its-kind book solves those perplexing mysteries and more—even answering the question of why we care so very much. Putting aside purely romantic tales, this book examines the actual evidence for ghosts—from eyewitness accounts to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD