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Old Gods, New Enigmas: Marx’s Lost Theory Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788732178
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Published: Verso - October 6th, 2020

Letters of Note: Music Cover Image
By Shaun Usher (Compiled by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143134657
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Published: Penguin Books - October 6th, 2020

White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226745
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Published: Catapult - October 6th, 2020

The Seine: The River that Made Paris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358599
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 29th, 2020

The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans—and Other Possible Phenomena Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501194146
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Published: Scribner - September 22nd, 2020

A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250619532
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Published: Picador - September 22nd, 2020

A Dictionary of Symbols: Revised and Expanded Edition Cover Image
By Juan Eduardo Cirlot, Jack Sage (Translated by), Valerie Miles (Translated by), Victoria Cirlot (Afterword by), Herbert Read (Foreword by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781681371979
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Published: NYRB Classics - September 22nd, 2020

Nature Matrix: New and Selected Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640092761
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 15th, 2020

Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802157379
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Published: Grove Press - September 22nd, 2020

Dick Gregory's Political Primer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062981356
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Published: Amistad - September 15th, 2020

ArtCurious: Stories of the Unexpected, Slightly Odd, and Strangely Wonderful in Art History Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134596
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Published: Penguin Books - September 15th, 2020

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220212
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Published: Catapult - September 15th, 2020

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Family, Fatherhood, and Rethinking Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358544
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 15th, 2020

The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807002582
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Published: Beacon Press - September 15th, 2020

The Scandal of the Century: And Other Writings (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525566809
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Published: Vintage - September 15th, 2020

Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780593238899
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

Midland: Reports from Flyover Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982147778
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Published: Tiller Press - September 8th, 2020

The Two Hands of God: The Myths of Polarity Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781608686865
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Published: New World Library - September 8th, 2020

A User's Guide to Democracy: How America Works Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250751843
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Published: Celadon Books - September 8th, 2020

The Practice of the Wild: Essays Cover Image
By Gary Snyder, Robert Hass (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094215
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 8th, 2020

Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631496653
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Published: Liveright - September 8th, 2020

Fashionopolis: Why What We Wear Matters Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735224032
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2020

The Practice of the Wild: Essays Cover Image
By Gary Snyder, Robert Hass (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094215
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - September 8th, 2020

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982129927
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525564171
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2020

Permanent Record Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250772909
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Published: Picador - September 1st, 2020

Not a Novel: A Memoir in Pieces Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Kurt Beals (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811229326
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Published: New Directions - September 1st, 2020

Year of the Monkey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984898920
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Published: Vintage - September 1st, 2020

Who We're Reading When We're Reading Murakami Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781593765897
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 1st, 2020

Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393358612
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

Renowned architect Frederick Law Olmstead (designer of NY's Central Park) was a correspondent for the NY Times in his youth and spent months traveling the South in the 1850's trying to get a handle on the tension surrounding slavery and the widening divide happening in America in the decade leading up to the Civil War. When Tony Horwitz stumbled on this historical tidbit, he decided to follow Olmstead's path through the South, since the parallels with 1850's America and 2019's are starkly, frighteningly similar. Have we really spent the last 170 years only to come to stare into the same awful chasm between us? Horwitz (who sadly died just after publication) approaches it all with tremendous humanity and homor - he's long been one of my favorites and a true gem.  -seth


The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691210773
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 1st, 2020

The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101972373
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Published: Vintage - August 25th, 2020

The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735223851
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Published: Penguin Books - August 25th, 2020

The Sprawl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566895828
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 25th, 2020

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358094
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143111191
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250295712
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Published: Picador - August 18th, 2020

A Death in the Rainforest: How a Language and a Way of Life Came to an End in Papua New Guinea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643750477
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 18th, 2020

The Unreality of Memory: And Other Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374538347
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Published: FSG Originals - August 11th, 2020

Things We Didn't Talk About When I Was A Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142032
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Published: Tin House Books - August 11th, 2020

Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781786891570
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Published: Canongate Books - August 11th, 2020

The Passenger: Japan Cover Image
By AA VV
$22.00
ISBN: 9781787702196
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Published: Passenger - August 11th, 2020

The Passenger: Greece Cover Image
By AA VV
$22.00
ISBN: 9781787702189
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Published: Passenger - August 11th, 2020

This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250297259
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Published: Celadon Books - August 11th, 2020

The Way of Imagination: Essays Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640093652
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 11th, 2020

Two Trees Make a Forest: In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220007
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Published: Catapult - August 4th, 2020

Burn the Place: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982157777
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Published: Scribner - August 4th, 2020

This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant's Manifesto Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250619495
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250757975
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Published: Picador - August 4th, 2020

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612198668
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Published: Melville House - August 4th, 2020

Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985719
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2020

Strange Harvests: Giving and Taking from the Natural World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399562808
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Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020

A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143111207
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Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525560739
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Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020

Tales of Two Planets: Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World Cover Image
By John Freeman (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133926
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Published: Penguin Books - August 4th, 2020

A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316509442
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - August 4th, 2020

Bukowski, a Life Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781574232417
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Published: Black Sparrow Press - July 28th, 2020

Running with Sherman: How a Rescue Donkey Inspired a Rag-tag Gang of Runners to Enter the Craziest Race in America Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525433255
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Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250619433
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Published: Picador - July 21st, 2020

The Weil Conjectures: On Math and the Pursuit of the Unknown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250619570
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Published: Picador - July 21st, 2020

Time Song: Journeys in Search of a Submerged Land Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101974643
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Published: Vintage - July 21st, 2020

Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250619464
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Published: Picador - July 21st, 2020

A Woman's Place: Inside the Fight for a Feminist Future Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781623174842
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Published: North Atlantic Books - July 21st, 2020

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735210943
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Published: Riverhead Books - July 21st, 2020

This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption Are Ruining the American West Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735220997
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Published: Penguin Books - July 21st, 2020

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781541699342
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Published: Basic Books - July 14th, 2020

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812986549
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

A History of My Brief Body Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781937512934
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - July 14th, 2020

Cocaine + Surfing: A Sordid History of Surfing's Greatest Love Affair Cover Image
By Chas Smith, Matt Warshaw (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781644280331
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Published: Rare Bird Books - July 14th, 2020

The Secret Life of Cows Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525557333
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Published: Penguin Books - July 7th, 2020

The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524743420
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Published: Dutton - July 7th, 2020

If: The Untold Story of Kipling's American Years Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735221451
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Published: Penguin Books - July 7th, 2020

The Future Earth: A Radical Vision for What's Possible in the Age of Warming Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062883162
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Published: HarperOne - June 30th, 2020

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560364
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Published: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020

Eye of the Shoal: A Fishwatcher's Guide to Life, the Ocean and Everything Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781472936820
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Published: Bloomsbury Sigma - June 30th, 2020

A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781911508786
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Published: And Other Stories - June 16th, 2020