Bloomsbury Books Ashland

Bloomsbury Books Ashland

290 E. Main St
Ashland, OR 97520
541-488-0029
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M-Fri 8:30am-9pm
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Sun 10am-6pm

Home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Specializing in contemporary fiction, children’s books, young adult, local authors, & a large Shakespeare & theater section

After shopping, enjoy your book at… Bloomsbury Coffee House
Organic eats, drinks, treats
Above Bloomsbury Books.
290 E. Main
(541) 708-0608

THE BLOOMSBURY BOOK CLUB WILL BE DISCUSSING 

THE LIGHT YEARS BY CHRIS RUSH

ON MARCH 31ST

BLOOMSBURY PICKS FOR FEBRUARY

WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT
Isabel Ibañez
I absolutely loved this book! The bold and adventurous Ximena has lived her whole life in Inkasia: a beautiful but war-torn country where she serves as a decoy condesa. Ximena’s only goal is to protect her best friend and heir to the throne of Inkasia. But when Ximena must go abroad to the rival kingdom in order to marry the evil King, she faces the ultimate test of bravery and loyaty. Ximena must decide between peace and war, between friendship and doing what she believes is right.

This novel blends gorgeous prose with delightfully subtle magic to create one of the best new YA novels of 2020.

– Sierra

THE MERCIES
Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Magnusdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into a sudden and reckless storm fishermen, including her brother and father, are drowned and left broken on the rocks below. With the menfolk wiped out, the women of the tiny Arctic town of Vard² must fend for themselves. Three years later, a stranger arrives on their shore. Absalom Cornet comes from Scotland, where he burned witches in the northern isles. He brings with him his young Norwegian wife, Ursa, who is both heady with her husband’s authority and terrified by it. In Vard², and in Maren, Ursa sees something she has never seen before: independent women. But Absalom sees only a place untouched by God, and flooded with a mighty evil. As Maren and Ursa are drawn to one another in ways that surprise them both, the island begins to close in on them, with Absalom’s iron rule threatening Vard²’s very existence

SHUGGIE BAIN
Douglas Stuart
A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction. Recalling the work of Édouard Louis, Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, and Hanya Yanagihara, it is a blistering debut by a brilliant novelist who has a powerful and important story to tell.

BLOOMSBURY PICKS FOR JANUARY

SUCH A FUN AGE
Kiley Reid
Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains’ toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store’s security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix’s desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix’s past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.

UNCANNY VALLEY: A MEMOIR
Anna Wiener
Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment.

THE SILENT PATIENT
Alex Michaelides
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations–a search for the truth that threatens to consume him.

BLOOMSBURY FAVORITES OF THE YEAR

THE OVERSTORY
Richard Powers
The Pulitzer Prize-winner and the year’s best-selling novel at Bloomsbury is life changing – both an impassioned work of activism against the coming catastrophe of climate change and a paean to the natural world.  Now in paperback.

THE STARLESS SEA
Erin Morgenstern
From the author of THE NIGHT CIRCUS, a timeless love story set in a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD
John Le Carre
With Trump and Brexit center stage, in a chilling portrait of contemporary events,  this is a breathtaking and darkly humorous tale,  told with unflagging tension by the greatest espionage writer of our time.

THE TESTAMENT
Margaret Atwood
The sequel to HANDMAIDEN’S TALE has already won this year’s Booker Prize.   Atwood resumes 15 years after the first Gilead novel with a triumph  of suspense, imagination and her subtle, acerbic wit.

OLIVE, AGAIN
 Elizabeth Strout
The indomitable Olive Kitteridge is back in a novel that is as brilliant and eloquent ,as accessible and powerful ,as the earlier Pulitzer Prize-winner.

THE NICKEL BOYS
Colson Whitehead
Whitehead, author of UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boy sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.

WHAT ROSE FORGOT
Nevada Barr
Best-selling  N.Y Times mystery writer, Nevada Barr, has recently re-located to Ashland and we’re proud to sell her latest, cleverly plotted novel -which has received raves from local mystery bookclubs.

THE GUARDIANS
John Grisham
Customers wait every year for the new mystery by this smart, best-selling writer.  GUARDIANS is a legal thriller, already being compared to THE FIRM.

THE DUTCH HOUSE
Ann Patchett
A dark fairy tale, from one of our favorite novelists, about a brother and sister expelled by their wicked step-mother from their childhood home.  On a deeper level, it brilliantly mines the themes of love, forgiveness and acceptance.

THE WATER DANCER
Ta-Nehisi Coates
From the National Book Award-winner, a powerful book about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.   A transcendent work about the humanity and power of those who suffered from America’s most disgraceful sin.

RUNNING WITH SHERMAN
Christopher McDougall
From the best-selling author of BORN TO RUN, a heartwarming story about training a rescue donkey to run one of the most challenging races in America.  This is a store favorite – no politics or dystopia- and a lot of heart.

THE SOURCE OF SELF-REGARD
Toni Morrison
The late Nobel Prize-winner, one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our time, has written a luminous collection of essays, speeches and meditations, spanning four decades.

BLOOMSBURY PICKS FOR NOVEMBER

THE STARLESS SEA
Erin Morgenstern
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth. What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians–it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also of those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose–in both the mysterious book and in his own life.

EDISON
Edmund Morris
Enlightened by seven years of research among the five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison’s huge laboratory at West Orange, New Jersey, and privileged access to family papers still held in trust, Morris is also able to bring his subject to life on the page–the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children. If the great man who emerges from it is less a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature, driven onward by compulsive creativity, then Edison is at last getting his biographical due.

THE GUARDIANS
John Grisham
In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s.

Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister.

Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated.

THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX, AND THE HORSE
 Charlie Mackesy
Radiant with Mackesy’s warmth and gentle wit, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse blends hand-written narrative with dozens of drawings, including some of his best-loved illustrations and new, never-before-seen material. A modern classic in the vein of The Tao of Pooh, The Alchemist, and The Giving Tree, this charmingly designed keepsake will be treasured for generations to come.

BOOKS ON LOVE

5 LOVE LANGUAGES Falling in love is easy. Staying in love–that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?Discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner–starting today.

SNUG Chetwynd’s second book has the same charming and inviting style as her first and includes 50 percent new, never-before-shared comics. Snug is a celebration of the quirks and peculiarities of every one of us–and the magic that happens when we find our matching puzzle piece.

FRANKLY IN LOVE High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all.

DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE The perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and other lovers as well, this evocative, lyrical tribute to love and its healing, restorative powers is complemented by 21 diverse works by Henri Matisse, including oils, line drawings, paper cut-outs, book illustrations, and linocuts.

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