Nonfiction Paperbacks

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New excellent nonfiction paperbacks.

 

Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593083345
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525522317
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Horror Stories: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525512004
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 9th, 2021

Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250785831
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Published: Picador - March 2nd, 2021

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984820389
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Published: One World - March 2nd, 2021

Becoming Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524763145
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Published: Crown - March 2nd, 2021

Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525562641
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Published: Anchor Books - March 2nd, 2021

Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220533
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Published: Catapult - March 2nd, 2021

Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501165184
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 23rd, 2021

The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy in the 21st Century Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393541434
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 23rd, 2021

Serious Noticing: Selected Essays, 1997-2019 Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250785701
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Published: Picador - February 23rd, 2021

Confident Women: Swindlers, Grifters, and Shapeshifters of the Feminine Persuasion Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062956033
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 23rd, 2021

A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250754776
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 23rd, 2021

The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062876614
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Published: Custom House - February 23rd, 2021

Cozy: The Art of Arranging Yourself in the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062654168
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Published: Harper Wave - February 23rd, 2021

Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735221529
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525560562
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Published: Penguin Books - February 23rd, 2021

Golden Gates: The Housing Crisis and a Reckoning for the American Dream Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525560234
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Published: Penguin Books - February 16th, 2021

The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501191909
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 16th, 2021

The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501152559
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Published: Scribner - February 16th, 2021

No More Lies: The Myth and Reality of American History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062981288
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Published: Amistad - February 16th, 2021

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


Appropriate: A Provocation Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781324003588
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063043770
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Published: HarperOne - February 9th, 2021

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525575481
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - February 2nd, 2021

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224117
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593082003
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Published: Vintage - February 2nd, 2021

The History of Philosophy Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781984878762
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

How We Learn: Why Brains Learn Better Than Any Machine . . . for Now Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525559900
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Published: Penguin Books - February 2nd, 2021

How to Prepare for Climate Change: A Practical Guide to Surviving the Chaos Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781982134518
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 26th, 2021

The Body: A Guide for Occupants Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804172721
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Published: Anchor Books - January 26th, 2021

At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393541441
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 26th, 2021

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250134790
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - January 26th, 2021

Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802148575
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Published: Grove Press - January 19th, 2021

Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593084694
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 19th, 2021

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142278
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Published: Tin House Books - January 19th, 2021

The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780804189040
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Published: Harmony - January 12th, 2021

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250257727
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 12th, 2021

Fucked at Birth: Recalibrating the American Dream for the 2020s Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781951213220
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Published: Unnamed Press - January 12th, 2021

Dark Skies: A Journey into the Wild Night Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781472964601
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Published: Bloomsbury Wildlife - January 5th, 2021

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250785695
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Published: Picador - January 5th, 2021

Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538717974
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 5th, 2021

Brother & Sister: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101974278
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Published: Vintage - January 5th, 2021

Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524744205
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Published: Dutton - December 29th, 2020

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781612198552
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Published: Melville House - December 29th, 2020

One Long River of Song: Notes on Wonder Cover Image
By Brian Doyle, David James Duncan (Introduction by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316492881
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Published: Back Bay Books - December 8th, 2020

Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780262539685
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Published: The MIT Press - December 8th, 2020

Long Live Latin: The Pleasures of a Useless Language Cover Image
By Nicola Gardini, Todd Portnowitz (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250758149
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Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450383
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Published: Graywolf Press - December 1st, 2020

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Meditations on Time and a City Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250206428
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Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

97,196 Words: Essays Cover Image
By John Lambert (Translated by), Emmanuel Carrère
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758095
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Published: Picador - December 1st, 2020

Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771622486
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Published: Douglas & McIntyre - October 13th, 2020

Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781324015826
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358469
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 24th, 2020

Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781849353977
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Published: AK Press - November 17th, 2020

Against Amazon: And Other Essays (Biblioasis International Translation #30) Cover Image
By Jorge Carrión, Peter Bush (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771963039
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Published: Biblioasis - November 17th, 2020

No One Asked for This: Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358197027
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Published: Mariner Books - November 17th, 2020

Toil & Trouble: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250752000
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 17th, 2020

Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250296856
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Published: Metropolitan Books - November 10th, 2020

Our Wild Calling: How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643750842
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Published: Algonquin Books - November 10th, 2020

How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781982170820
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Published: Scribner - November 10th, 2020

Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781419747656
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Published: Abrams Press - October 20th, 2020

Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781984899095
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Published: Vintage - October 20th, 2020

Make It Scream, Make It Burn: Essays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316259651
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 20th, 2020

Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393358445
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 27th, 2020

Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey through the English Language Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780226682792
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 1st, 2020

Encounters and Destinies: A Farewell to Europe Cover Image
By Stefan Zweig, Will Stone (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781782273462
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Published: Pushkin Press - October 27th, 2020

Vanity Fair's Women on Women Cover Image
By Radhika Jones (Editor), David Friend (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525562160
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Published: Penguin Books - October 27th, 2020

Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781541672543
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Published: Basic Books - October 20th, 2020

A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094284
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 20th, 2020

Stranger Faces Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945492433
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Published: Transit Books - October 20th, 2020

Erosion: Essays of Undoing Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758248
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Published: Picador - October 13th, 2020

How Charts Lie: Getting Smarter about Visual Information Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393358421
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2020

Something That May Shock and Discredit You Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982105228
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Published: Atria Books - October 13th, 2020

Exhale: 40 Breathwork Exercises to Help You Find Your Calm, Supercharge Your Health, and Perform at Your Best Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143135326
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Published: Penguin Life - October 13th, 2020

Pity the Reader: On Writing with Style Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781644210215
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 13th, 2020