Blog Posts tagged with "Bookseller Recommendations"

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Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 12/05/2018

As this round of recommendations came together, we noticed that each selection reflects a specialty of the bookseller who picked it: Berit is always reading interesting food books that affirm the importance of community; Daley spends a lot of time on short, atmospheric novels and books about artists; Hans is drawn to creative approaches to social issues and artful infographics; and Roseanne is on a one-woman mission to celebrate short stories and great backlist titles. You be the judge of whether these inclinations come through in our end-of-year lists, which we will be unveiling soon! Of course, we enjoy reading all kinds...

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 11/11/2018

This month’s recommendations from our bookstore staff feature foldout folktale monsters, reflections on freeing ourselves from legacies of harm, lovingly-told tales from the basketball court, and unusual, textured stories of women and mystery. Each of these books is uniquely suited to be revisited—all four are made up of stories, histories, and ideas that merit our returning to them over and over again, to lending them out to friends and family, to unpeeling a new layer with every re-read. We like to think that makes these titles a good fit for this season, when we find ourselves caught between bustle and hibernation. 

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Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 10/09/2018

We are feeling the Halloween spirit here at Milkweed Books (have you seen our Trick or Treat display?), so to celebrate, here is a 💥 bonus round 💥 of book recommendations featuring the dark and scary stuff we think you might like to read this month. Whether you’re feeling like historical Midwestern gothic, a wacky German war satire, or haunting Urdu short stories, we have something for you to try. If you prefer to read something sweet rather than scary this season, we’ve also included a few gentler literary treats. Don’t worry, our devotion to spooky literature isn’t merely seasonal—you...

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 10/09/2018

This month’s recommendations from our bookstore staff feature the feel-good power of food, hot chilies to eat and admire, a mist-shrouded casino, and essays on all things monstrous. 

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 09/17/2018

This week marks two years since we opened Milkweed Books, our independent bookstore in the Open Book building. Here are this month's recommendations, in which four real people suggest good books we think you might like, too!

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Milkweed Staff – 10/05/2017

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Bookstore / Roundup

This month, Celia examines three works of fiction addressing the body horror of pregnancy and childbirth.

Bookstore / Roundup

This month, Celia recommends three books that discuss our pasts and how we memorialize them, and how we deal with places we’ve left behind.

Bookstore / Roundup

Daley Farr – 08/30/2017

This month, Daley offers three bold and incisive books that confront the ominous portents of hurricane season in the Gulf South, family, and the whole big, messy project of America in equal measure.

Bookstore / Roundup

Milkweed Staff – 07/17/2017

During our Kickstarter campaign, one of the promises we made was to support emerging writers—those with just a debut or second book to their name. Emerging writers often struggle to reach readers in the marketplace because it favors guaranteed sales from proven authors, so we pledged to read, stock, and celebrate their books in part by devoting an entire section of Milkweed Books to their work. Our front display (the first thing you see when you walk in the door!) is dedicated to these important...

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