Top Shelf in January: THE RADIANT ROAD by Katherine Catmull

Katherine Catmull is one of our favorite Austin writers. Her first middle grade novel, Summer and Bird, was a huge staff favorite and one of our bestsellers. Consuelo, one of our managers and an early fan of Summer and Bird, described it as, “The story of two sisters each trying to find her own way … Continue reading Top Shelf in January: THE RADIANT ROAD by Katherine Catmull

Top Shelf in July: The Hand That Feeds You by A. J. Rich

Falling in love is a mind-bending experience. All at once, your future opens before you in a sherbet-tinged horizon of everlasting bliss. Every question in this long, wandering life finds its answer in the miracle face that is suddenly smiling at you in the morning, delivering coffee, staring deep into your eyes because yes, it’s … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: The Hand That Feeds You by A. J. Rich

Top Shelf in July: CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki

Y'all might recognize this month's Top Shelf pick from The Colbert Report (and from recent posts right here on this very blog). California by Edan Lepucki is a debut post-apocalyptic novel coming out this month from Hachette Book Group, a publisher locked in a highly publicized struggle with an online retailer that has resulted in restricted access to Hachette's titles. Stephen Colbert … Continue reading Top Shelf in July: CALIFORNIA by Edan Lepucki

Top Shelf Pick for September

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson In May, I attended a meeting of independent booksellers in Indianapolis. At the beginning of the meeting we performed one of those annoying icebreaker exercises that are so common in both classrooms and boardrooms. Being booksellers, our icebreaker exercise was to introduce ourselves and then tell … Continue reading Top Shelf Pick for September