The Paperback Table - Non-Fiction

These Precious Days: Essays By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780063092792
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 1st, 2022

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.  


And Yet: Poems By Kate Baer Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780063115552
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 8th, 2022

The second full length poetry collection from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Kind of Woman.

Kate Baer shot into the literary stratosphere with the publication of her debut poetry collection, What Kind of Woman, which became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.


Orwell's Roses By Rebecca Solnit Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593083376
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Published: Penguin Books - October 18th, 2022

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

“An exhilarating romp through Orwell’s life and times and also through the life and times of roses.” —Margaret Atwood


Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty By Patrick Radden Keefe Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984899019
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Published: Anchor - October 18th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing.


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad, and the test kitchen superteam behind the New York Times bestseller Shelf Love deliver maximum-flavor recipes with make-ahead condiments, sauces, and more toppings that transform any dish into an Ottolenghi favorite.

ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR


Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet By Thich Nhat Hanh Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062954817
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Published: HarperOne - October 4th, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER


Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood By Qian Julie Wang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313008
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Published: Anchor - September 27th, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The moving story of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world—an incandescent debut from an astonishing new talent • A TODAY SHOW #READWITHJENNA PICK


Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres By Kelefa Sanneh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525559610
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Published: Penguin Books - October 4th, 2022

One of Oprah Daily's 20 Favorite Books of 2021 • Selected as one of Pitchfork's Best Music Books of the Year

One of the best books of its kind in decades.The Wall Street Journal


Spirits of San Francisco: Voyages through the Unknown City By Gary Kamiya, Paul Madonna (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gary Kamiya, Paul Madonna (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781635579819
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 20th, 2022

The bestselling book from two prizewinning, critically acclaimed contemporary chroniclers of San Francisco-a rich, illustrated, idiosyncratic portrait of this great city-now in paperback.


Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings By Neil Price Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541601116
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Published: Basic Books - September 13th, 2022

A “thrilling” (Wall Street Journal) history of the Vikings by a pre-eminent scholar

The Viking Age saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe.


My Body By Emily Ratajkowski Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250848932
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Published: Metropolitan Books - September 13th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


On Lying and Politics: A Library of America Special Publication By Hannah Arendt, David Bromwich (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Hannah Arendt, David Bromwich (Introduction by)
$12.50
ISBN: 9781598537314
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Published: Library of America - September 6th, 2022

More urgent than ever, two landmark essays by the legendary political theorist on the greatest threat to democracy, gathered with a new introduction by David Bromwich


Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law By Mary Roach Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324036128
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 30th, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller
#1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
#1 Indie Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2021
Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction


Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind By Judson Brewer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593421406
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Published: Avery - August 30th, 2022

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller

A step-by-step plan clinically proven to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits


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$17.95
ISBN: 9780807055588
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Published: Beacon Press - August 23rd, 2022

Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States


All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler By Rebecca Donner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316561709
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 23rd, 2022

The INSTANT New York Times Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography
Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award 
Winner of the Chautauqua Prize
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award
Finalist for the Plutarch Award


A New York Times Notable Book of 2021
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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks By David Rooney Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324021957
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world.


The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos By Judy Batalion Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062874221
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 2nd, 2022

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Also on the USA Today, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Globe and Mail, Publishers Weekly, and Indie bestseller lists.


The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years (The ParentData Series #3) By Emily Oster Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984881779
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Published: Penguin Books - August 2nd, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller! * One of Behavioral Scientist’s Notable Books of 2021

“Emily Oster dives into the data on parenting issues, cuts through the clutter, and gives families the bottom line to help them make better decisions.” –Good Morning America


Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice By Rupa Marya, Raj Patel Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250849298
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Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2022

Raj Patel, the New York Times bestselling author of The Value of Nothing, teams up with physician, activist, and co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition Rupa Marya to reveal the links between health and structural injustices--and to offer a new deep medicine that can heal our bodies and our world.


This Is Your Mind on Plants By Michael Pollan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593296929
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Published: Penguin Books - July 19th, 2022

The instant New York Times bestseller | A Washington Post Notable Book | One of NPR's Best Books of the Year

“Expert storytelling . . . [Pollan] masterfully elevates a series of big questions about drugs, plants and humans that are likely to leave readers thinking in new ways.” —New York Times Book Review


Cuba (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize): An American History By Dr. Ada Ferrer Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781501154560
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Published: Scribner - June 28th, 2022

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY
WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN HISTORY

“Full of…lively insights and lucid prose” (The Wall Street Journal) an epic, sweeping history of Cuba and its complex ties to the United States—from before the arrival of Columbus to the present day—written by one of the world’s lead


Educated: A Memoir By Tara Westover Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399590528
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 8th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • One of the most acclaimed books of our time: an unforgettable memoir about a young woman who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University
 


The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together By Heather McGhee Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525509585
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Published: One World - February 8th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.


Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation By Kevin Roose Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593133361
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 8th, 2022

“A concise, insightful and sophisticated guide to maintaining humane values in an age of new machines.”—The New York Times Book Review
 


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz By Erik Larson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385348737
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Published: Crown - February 15th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis
 


The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War By Louis Menand Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781250829641
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Published: Picador - February 15th, 2022

“An engrossing and impossibly wide-ranging project . . . In The Free World, every seat is a good one.” —Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post

The Free World sparkles. Fully original, beautifully written . . . One hopes Menand has a sequel in mind. The bar is set very high.” —David Oshinsky, The New York Times Book Review


The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250829788
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Published: Picador - February 22nd, 2022

Called “a masterpiece” by The New York Times, the acclaimed trilogy from Tove Ditlevsen, a pioneer in the field of genre-bending confessional writing.


Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica's Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night By Julian Sancton Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984824349
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Published: Crown - February 22nd, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The “exquisitely researched and deeply engrossing” (The New York Times) true survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly awry—with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter


A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey By Jonathan Meiburg Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101911549
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Published: Vintage - February 22nd, 2022

An enthralling account of a modern voyage of discovery as we meet the clever, social birds of prey called caracaras, which puzzled Darwin, fascinate modern-day falconers, and carry secrets of our planet's deep past in their family history.


You Don't Belong Here: How Three Women Rewrote the Story of War By Elizabeth Becker Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541768239
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Published: PublicAffairs - February 22nd, 2022

The long buried story of three extraordinary female journalists who permanently shattered the official and cultural barriers to women covering war.


All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake By Tiya Miles Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984855015
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 1st, 2022

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A renowned historian traces the life of a single object handed down through three generations of Black women to craft a “deeply layered and insightful” (The Washington Post) testament to people who are left out of the archives.
 


Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 By Ibram X. Kendi, Keisha N. Blain Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593449349
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Published: One World - February 1st, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A chorus of extraordinary voices tells the epic story of the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present—edited by Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist, and Keisha N. Blain, author of Set the World on Fire.


The Data Detective: Ten Easy Rules to Make Sense of Statistics By Tim Harford Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593084663
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 1st, 2022

From “one of the great (greatest?) contemporary popular writers on economics” (Tyler Cowen) comes a smart, lively, and encouraging rethinking of how to use statistics.


Let Me Tell You What I Mean (Vintage International) By Joan Didion Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593312193
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Published: Vintage - January 25th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From one of our most iconic and influential writers, the award-winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking: a timeless collection that reveals what would become Joan Didion's subjects, including the press, politics, California robber barons, women, and her own self-doubt.


Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World By Simon Winchester Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062938343
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 18th, 2022

“In many ways, Land combines bits and pieces of many of Winchester’s previous books into a satisfying, globe-trotting whole. . . . Winchester is, once again, a consummate guide.”—Boston Globe


Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History By Richard Thompson Ford Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501180088
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 18th, 2022

A “sharp and entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) exploration of fashion through the ages that asks what our clothing reveals about ourselves and our society.

Dress codes are as old as clothing itself.


Humankind: A Hopeful History By Rutger Bregman, Erica Moore (Translated by), Elizabeth Manton (Translated by) Cover Image
By Rutger Bregman, Erica Moore (Translated by), Elizabeth Manton (Translated by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316418522
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - November 16th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The “lively” (The New Yorker), “convincing” (Forbes), and “riveting pick-me-up we all need right now” (People) that proves humanity thrives in a crisis and that our innate kindness and cooperation have been the greatest factors in our long-term success as a species


Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America By Ijeoma Oluo Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580059527
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Published: Seal Press - November 9th, 2021

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, an  “illuminating” (New York Times Book Review) history of white male identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power?


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man By Emmanuel Acho Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250800473
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 9th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man”


Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization By Yuval Noah Harari Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780063212237
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 26th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

This second volume of Sapiens: A Graphic History, the full-color graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari’s #1 New York Times bestseller, focuses on the Agricultural Revolution—when humans fell into a trap we’ve yet to escape: working harder and harder with diminishing returns.


Black Futures By Kimberly Drew, Jenna Wortham Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399181153
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Published: One World - October 26th, 2021

“A literary experience unlike any I’ve had in recent memory . . . a blueprint for this moment and the next, for where Black folks have been and where they might be going.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)

What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?


Woolgathering By Patti Smith Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811231251
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Published: New Directions - October 26th, 2021

An ode to childhood and to “woolgathering” as the wellspring for a creative life—now in an expanded paperback edition


Is This Anything? By Jerry Seinfeld Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982112721
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 9th, 2021

The first book in twenty-five years from “one of our great comic minds” (The Washington Post) features Seinfeld’s best work across five decades in comedy.

Since his first performance at the legendary New York nightclub “Catch a Rising Star” as a twenty-one-year-old college student in fall of 1975, Jerry Seinfeld has written his own material and sa


The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X By Les Payne, Tamara Payne Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781324091059
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Published: Liveright - October 19th, 2021

An epic, award-winning biography of Malcolm X that draws on hundreds of hours of personal interviews and rewrites much of the known narrative.


War: How Conflict Shaped Us By Margaret MacMillan Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593132371
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 5th, 2021

Is peace an aberration? The New York Times bestselling author of Paris 1919 offers a provocative view of war as an essential component of humanity.

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW