Worry Lines: You're Doing Really Well Given the Circumstances - Worry Lines (Andrew McMeel Publishing)

This lighthearted collection of comics manages to put complex feelings into silly yet heartwarming doodles that will reassure you that you’re not perfect and that’s okay.

Death Valley - Melkissa Broder (Simon & Schuster)

Magical realism with a female protagonist and a mysterious, towering cactus.

Books In A Bar - Summer 2024

Our Books In A Bar book group continues with our Summer 2024 book discussions at Parnell's Pub on Cedar Road. This summer's eclectic selections introduce us to poetry, a whimsical novel, and a most unusual memoir. The discussions will be from 7 to 9 PM in the back room of Parnell's. Grab a beer, glass of wine, or other beverage and join Holly for a lively discussion.

July 8, 2024: Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Harper Perennial)

August 12, 2024: The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa (Harpervia)

September 9, 2024: In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri (Vintage)

Books are available for purchase in the store.



River Kings: A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads - Cat Jarman (Peagasus)

The discovery of a carnelian bead at a Viking archaeological site in England is the impetus for bioarcheologist Catrine Jarman to explain how a bead from India ended up in England during the Viking era.  Part mystery and part adventure story, Jarman shares how cutting-edge archeology is fostering our understanding of the Vikings--how they lived, where they traveled and their impact on the local people they encountered.  A thrilling read and one to appeal to history lovers.



How to Protect Bookstores and Why: the Present and Future of Bookselling - Danny Caine (Microcosm)

The author who currently works here in Cleveland for Literary Cleveland highlights the critical role bookstores play in our communities, acting as local retail district anchors, community gathering places, and sources of new ideas and inspiration.




Birds Through Indigenous Eyes: Native Perspectives on Birds of the Eastern Woodlands - Dennis Gaffin (Princeton)

Informal discussions between an Algonquin/Ojibwe healer and naturalist and an Ojibwe naturalist/animal rehabilitator form the basis of this book showing how Native understandings of birds contrast with conventional Western views.

The Summer We Crossed Europe in the Rain: Lyrics for Stacey Kent - Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf)

A beautifully illustrated volume of lyrics for sixteen songs written for jazz singer Stacey Kent from a Nobel Prize winning author; the poetic synthesis of literary and musical worlds.

Heaven on Earth: The Lives and Legacies of the World's Greatest Cathedrals - Emma Wells (Head Zeus)

From an award-winning British academic and author comes an illustrated history of sixteen of the world’s greatest cathedrals interwoven with the lives, legacies and scandals of the people who built them.

Bite by Bite - Aimee Nexhukumatahil (Ecco)

A unique memoir meditation of short essays about food (some hilarious, some poetic) from the author of World of Wonders.