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Spring is springing, truly, truly.  Early April will bring a gorgeously renovated Card & Gift Room to the 'Smith.  Also, we're opening up sight lines and aisle widths to enable all of us to move about and browse more airily in the main part of the store.   April and May always mean lots of new releases from publishers and from what we're seeing early on there will be terrific choices.  Add to that more sales books in the middle aisle.  Events will be stellar as always.  Enjoy more light and milder temperatures and come visit. 
Dana recommends:

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Married Love: And Other Stories By Tessa Hadley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062135643
Published: Harper Perennial - January 21st, 2020

A fellow bookseller told me about Ms. Hadley, comparing her to Alice Munro and Colm Toibin.  Spot on.  Enjoy this collection and then move on to her four novels and previous collection of stories.

~ recommended May, 2014

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A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools By Bill Laws Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226139760
Published: University of Chicago Press - February 3rd, 2014

Spring! Soon! Meanwhile, read this fascinating book and wear these cool socks. Great gift for your fave gardener, too.

~ recommended March, 2014

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Still Life By Louise Penny Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312948559
Published: St. Martin's Press - May 1st, 2007

The first of nine mysteries taking place in a Canadian village in the Eastern Townships. Inspector Armand Gamache and cohorts are wonderful, complex companions for your winter reading.

~ recommended January, 2014

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The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities By Will Allen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592407606
Published: Avery - July 2nd, 2013

Subtitle says it well: "Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities." With so much of each lacking, Allen uses social justice and good health as his goals while becoming an inspiration to urban farmers. 

~ recommended October, 2013 

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Stoner By John Williams, John McGahern (Introduction by) Cover Image
By John Williams, John McGahern (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590171998
Availability: Likely On Our Shelves
Published: NYRB Classics - June 20th, 2006
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Almost 50 years after its original publication, this book is getting much deserved attention. In such complex times, the quiet perfection of Stoner is deeply moving.

~recommended June, 2013