EVERYTHING BELONGS TO THE FUTURE
by Laurie Penny
In this great, short sci-fi novel set in a future where the wealthy can buy life longevity/immortality, a group of anarchists hatches a plot to upend the system. Written by a wonderful feminist/journalist/activist who's bravely(and repeatedly) ventured into the nether-regions of the alt-right and survived to report about it, at the heart of this novel is a story about betrayal and the depth of the surveillance state.
—John Cleary, bookseller
by Francesca Sanna
This is an achingly beautiful children's book about the refugee crisis. It's the story of a family who lives in a city close to the sea, but war erupts and takes their father, and now they must leave everything behind and travel across borders to escape their dangerous country. Each page is another stunning illustration gloriously weaving in migrating birds. Share this one far and wide. —Kate Layte, owner + manager
THE NEW ODYSSEY
by Patrick Kinglsey
In this accessible and necessary book, Kingsley introduces us to the people who have found themselves an unwilling part of the current crisis—from smugglers, refugees, aid workers and more. A keen journalist, he explains how the situation got to be like this and gives us page after page of eye-witness accounts of what's really happening that goes much deeper than headlines. If there's only one nonfiction book for you this winter, make it this one.
—Kate Layte, owner + manager
by Min Jin Lee
From the bestselling author of FREE FOOD FOR MILLIONAIRES comes a profoundly moving novel that traces generations of a Korean family, beginning with young Sunja who marries and moves to Japan when she is abandoned by a lover who has gotten her pregnant. This story of endurance and sacrifice and strength is a compulsive read, gorgeously told and deeply effecting. Min Jin Lee will join us on Independent Bookstore Day, April 28! Mark your calendar—she's a dynamic and brilliant author.
—Katie Eelman, media + events