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New This Week
  • Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks
  • Thrust: A Novel
  • A Life in Light: Meditations on Impermanence
  • Joan Didion: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
  • I Used to Live Here Once: The Haunted Life of Jean Rhys
  • Plymouth Colony: Narratives of English Settlement and Native Resistance from the Mayflower to Kin…
  • The Angel of Rome and Other Stories
  • The Measure: A Novel
  • Dele Weds Destiny: A Novel
  • W.: A Novel
  • Elsewhere: A Novel
  • The Most Precious Substance on Earth
  • The Scent of Burnt Flowers: A Novel
  • Trinity, Trinity, Trinity: A Novel
  • The Missing Cryptoqueen: The Billion Dollar Cryptocurrency Con and the Woman Who Got Away with It
  • All That Moves Us
  • Inheritance: An Autobiography of Whiteness
  • The Tomorrow Game: Rival Teenagers, Their Race for a Gun, and a Community United to Save Them
  • The Book of Minds: How to Understand Ourselves and Other Beings, from Animals to AI to Aliens
  • The Colony: Faith and Blood in a Promised Land
Hardcover Best Sellers
  • Lapvona: A Novel
  • Corrections in Ink: A Memoir
  • Counterfeit
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  • Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
  • Cult Classic: A Novel
  • Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made
  • Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
  • An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
  • Poison for Breakfast
  • Born in Cambridge: 400 Years of Ideas and Innovators
  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel
  • Internet for the People: The Fight for Our Digital Future
  • Sea of Tranquility
Paperback Best Sellers
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • Death in Her Hands: A Novel
  • It Ends with Us
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel
  • Cain’s Jawbone
  • Klara and the Sun: A Novel
  • Shady Hollow
  • Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel
  • Água Viva
  • Book Lovers
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel
  • ADHD 2. 0
  • The Idiot: A Novel
  • A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Murder in Ancient Rome
  • Pandora’s Jar: Women in the Greek Myths
Featured Titles
  • Yerba Buena: A Novel
  • You Have a Friend In 10A: Stories
  • You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty: A Novel
  • Adventurer: The Life and Times of Giacomo Casanova
  • African Founders: How Enslaved People Expanded American Ideals
  • Atoms and Ashes: A Global History of Nuclear Disasters
  • Breaking Bread: Essays from New England on Food, Hunger, and Family
  • Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World: Essays
  • His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice
  • A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman: A Memoir
  • Raising Raffi: The First Five Years
  • The Rise and Reign of the Mammals: A New History, from the Shadow of the Dinosaurs to Us
  • River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile
  • Sex Is as Sex Does: Governing Transgender Identity
  • The Shores of Bohemia: A Cape Cod Story, 1910-1960
  • Translating Myself and Others
  • Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations
  • We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power
  • Either/Or: A Novel
  • The Evening Hero: A Novel
  • The Colony: A Novel
  • Three
  • Avalon: A Novel
  • Chéri and the End of Chéri
  • This Time Tomorrow: A Novel
  • Tracy Flick Can’t Win: A Novel
  • The Visitors
  • The Kingdom of Sand: A Novel
  • Metropolis: A Novel
  • Nightcrawling: A Novel
Black Lives Matter
  • Fear of Black Consciousness
  • Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness
  • Ain’t Burned All the Bright
  • Manifesto: On Never Giving Up
  • Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life
  • How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged
  • This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown
  • Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality
  • None But the Righteous: A Novel
  • You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays
  • Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century
  • An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World
  • Black Love Matters: Real Talk on Romance, Being Seen, and Happily Ever Afters
  • Don’t Cry for Me: A Novel
  • Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
  • Recitatif: A Story
  • You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
  • What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel