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Latest Staff Picks

Looking for the perfect graduation gift for that young woman in your life, but don't want to go for the clichéd Oh, the Places You'll Go? Look no further, for Sarah Kay's The Type is the foolproof book of inspiration and affirmation with beautiful illustrations accompanying powerful words (and, you're guaranteed not to have the same gift as anyone else! Not to mention brownie points for Sarah Kay.)

Picked by Avery

Don't you hate it when you are running late for your assassination and then you stumble into a parallel universe...

Me too.

Picked by Garrett

Are you working in a stressful and/or trauma inducing environment? Do you feel your personhood is being exploited at work?

If so, have minimal fear Trauma Stewardship is here!

Van Dernoot Lipsky's and Burk's work is the quintessential guide for discovering and doing something about the emotional hardships that come from service-based work. Learn to advocate for your health, create a meaningful personal community and build solid boundaries.

Picked by Garrett

An extremely approachable overview of Nordic economic policy and Scandinavian views on the social safety net, with an excellent if brief history of the labor struggles that got them there. Though it was especially painful to read during the opening days of 2017, it ultimately served as a tangible reminder of what is possible when a society chooses to embrace solidarity over selfishness.

Picked by Anje

By far my favorite guide to NW vegetable gardening (it's the only one I continue to use). It has easy to navigate month by month breakdowns of exactly what you should be doing and what things you're able to plant. For someone with an attention span like mine, it's a no-brainer.

Picked by Anje

Vellitt Boe is no stranger to the Call To Adventure.

Vellitt Boe might be scared, but she'll venture forth without hesitation regardless.

After all, Vellitt Boe hasa world to save, and gods be damned, she's going to do it.

Kij Johnson's newest novella, heavily influenced by H. P. Lovecraft (The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath in particular), stars a retired-adventurer-turned-professor who follows the Hero's Journey to save a wayward student from the waking realm and subsequentially, her world from its tempestuous gods.

Picked by Avery

ANARCHY FOR US ALL.

(Okay but seriously there is some very good life advice in here.)

Picked by Avery

Hands down my favorite children's illustrated book of 2017 and easily in my all-time top 10.

Picked by Avery

Jessa Crispin is not interested in signing a no-strike clause with the patriarchy, and she's here to argue that YOU shouldn't be, either. In Why I Am Not a Feminist, she pulls no punches as she delivers a pitch perfect rebuttal to the uber-approachable milquetoast lifestyle feminism we've all become accustomed to hearing about.

Picked by Anje