We had a fabulous Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 29. We had an awesome storytime with Deborah Clearwaters and Sue DiCicco, who read from Sue’s Adventures in Asian Art, and led the kids in some fun activities. Then our guest booksellers arrived to promote their own titles as well as books they especially love. Here’re some of their wonderful picks, come check them out!
Mary McNear, author of the Butternut Lake series: The Flamethrowers, by Rachel Kushner; A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara; The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.
Meg Donohue, author of Dog Crazy, and Every Wild Heart: The Mothers, by Brit Bennett; Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Eligible, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Christina Tran, author of Dear Daughter and various zines: Sadhana, by Anand Vedawala; House A, by Jennifer S. Cheng; Crocodile Girl, by Breena Nunez.
Burrito Justice, co-author of Bikes to Books literary bicycle map and tour: Prisoners of Geography, by Tim Marsahll; Cool Gray City of Love, Gary Kamiya; Two Years Before the Mast, Richard Henry Dana Jr.
Kristin Henry, coloring-book artist: When Marian Sang, by Pam Munoz Ryan and Brian Selznick; Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly; Art Forms in Nature, by Ernst Haeckel.
Shanta Sacharoff, author of Other Avenues are Possible, and Flavors of India: Girls are not Chicks (coloring book), by J. T. Bunnell and Julie Novak, For all the People, by John Curl; The Explosion of Deferred Dreams, Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975, by Mat Callahan.
Garrett Caples, author of Power Ballads and Retrievals, and co-editor of Incidents of Travel in Poetry, by Frank Lima: When I Was a Poet, by David Meltzer; On Time, by Joanne Kyger; The Absolute Letter, by Andrew Joron.
Ruth Galm, author of Into the Valley: Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys; A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin; Transit, by Rachel Cusk.