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Staff Picks

So many books, so little time.  Shown below are a selection of books old and new picked by our staff.  If you haven't already, pick one of these up and enjoy.  Scroll to find our SUMMER READS. Read more on our BLOG
On Inequality Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691167145
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 29th, 2015

Peace Corps taught me that “enough is better than the same,” and “poverty is worse than inequality.” Princeton Philosophy Professor Emeritus Frankfurt captures these ideas brilliantly in his small book, swimming against the tide of political correctness once again, as he did in his earlier masterpiece, “On Bullshit.” - Jim Scott, Bookseller (read reviews by Jim on our blog).

The God of Small Things: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812979657
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - December 16th, 2008

The writing in this book was captivating.  Amidst the heavy content of the worth of a life in a culture, community and family, the writing was lyrical and rich with description.  I could see the people clearly in my mind and enjoyed getting acquainted with their characters.  

Angella Meanix, Bookseller  

A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader Cover Image
By Maria Popova (Editor), Claudia Bedrick (Editor)
ISBN: 9781592702282
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - December 31st, 2018

This book is amazing.  The letters from various authors, musicians and artists to young readers are heartfelt and will leave a lasting impression on the avid reader in your life.  The illustrations offer a playful second part to each letter; making it a good read and picture book all at once. 

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525576709
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - February 19th, 2019

Book Review by Jim Scott The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, by David Wallace-Wells

Wallace-Wells has delivered an eloquent description of the world’s climate breakdown and the consequent societal collapse.  Though a non-scientist and non-environmentalist, this talented journalist writes that mankind has “exited the state of environmental conditions that allowed the human animal to evolve in the first place, in an unsure and unplanned bet on just what that animal can endure.”  His conclusion emerges from analyzing years of others’ “scientific work” (my emphasis) and recognizing the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as the gold-standard assessment of the Earth’s state (on a carbon dioxide [CO2] drunk) and the likely trajectory for climate change (collapse), due principally to human-generated, CO2-rich emissions, accepted as “settled science” in our schools, colleges, scientific journals, and public media.  READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.