February is coming to a close, and that means the end of Black History Month. However, we believe in supporting authors of color every month of the year! If you've been by the store, you've seen our center table filled with books by Black writers: James Baldwin, Roxane Gay, Jacqueline Woodson, Alice Walker, and Richard Wright. We'll recommend those books all year long; but we'd like to highlight some 2015 books by writers of color, too. After all, who isn't excited about the new Toni Morrison?? Add these books to your to-read list, and find more at WeNeedDiverseBooks.org.
Who says you have to buy chocolate for your Valentine? We think books are as romantic as diamonds! Grab a copy of Pride & Prejudice for your crush and watch them swoon. The Time Traveler's Wife says "I love you" better than champagne. And we would certainly fall head over heels for the person who picked up Pablo Neruda's Love Poems. If you're looking for a romantic read beyond Fifty Shades of Gray, stop by for some excellent suggestions. We love classics, cookbooks, and contemporary love stories!
"New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week
you can begin paving hell with them as usual."
Do you make New Year's Resolutions? We have one that we make every year: to read more books! But collectively, we have several others. Some of our staff wants to learn to like Sci-Fi. Some of our staff wants to learn to read books that aren't Sci-Fi. Some of us want to eat more vegetables, and some of us want to perfect our cookie baking. If you want to start meditation, we have books for you. If you want to learn British history, we have books for you. If you want to sell your crafts on Etsy, we have books for you. No matter what your goals are for 2015, we'd be happy to help you acheive them.