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Some of our favorite new books available in hardcover.

A City on Mars

by Kelly & Zach Weinersmith

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK Space technologies and space business are progressing fast, but we lack the knowledge needed to have space kids, build space farms, and create space nations in a way that doesn’t spark conflict back home. In a world hurtling toward human expansion into space, A City on Mars investigates whether the dream of new worlds won’t create nightmares, both for settlers and the people they leave behind. In the process, the Weinersmiths answer every question about space you’ve ever wondered about, and many you’ve never considered: Can you make babies in space? Should corporations govern space settlements? What about space war? Are we headed for a housing crisis on the Moon’s Peaks of Eternal Light—and what happens if you’re left in the Craters of Eternal Darkness? Why do astronauts love taco sauce? Speaking of meals, what’s the legal status of space cannibalism? With deep expertise, a winning sense of humor, and art from the beloved creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, the Weinersmiths investigate perhaps the biggest questions humanity will ever ask itself—whether and how to become multiplanetary.

Let Us Descend

by Jesmyn Ward

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK A haunting masterpiece set in the years before the Civil War about an enslaved girl who is sold …

Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will

by Robert Sapolsky

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK Behavioral scientist Robert Sapolsky plumbs the depths of the science and philosophy of decision…

North Woods

by Daniel Mason

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK A young couple escapes the confines of their Puritan village to build a place of their own in th…

The Vaster Wilds

by Lauren Groff

HOLIDAY PICK & OUR FAVORITE BOOK THIS YEAR! It’s the middle of the night, nearing the end of winter, and a you…

My Name is Barbra

by Barbra Streisand

HOLIDAY GIFT PICK The long-awaited memoir by the superstar of stage, screen, recordings, and television. Barbr…

Iron Flame (The Empyrean Book 2)

by Rebecca Yarros

Everyone expected Violet Sorrengail to die during her first year at Basgiath War College—Violet included. But Threshi…

The Narrow Road Between Desires (Kingkiller Chronicle)

by Patrick Rothfuss

PRE-ORDER NOW! OUT 11/07-23 #1 New York Times-bestselling phenomenon Patrick Rothfuss returns to the wildly popula…

Death Valley

by Melissa Broder

The most profound book yet from the visionary author of Milk Fed and The Pisces, a darkly funny novel about grief tha…

The Deadline

by Jill Lepore

A book to be read and kept for posterity, The Deadline is the art of the essay at its best. Few, if any, historian…

Going Infinite: The Rise and Fall of a New Tycoon

by Michael Lewis

When Michael Lewis first met him, Sam Bankman-Fried was the world’s youngest billionaire and crypto’s Gatsby. CEOs, c…

The Librarianist

by Patrick deWitt

Comic and tender characters, a sudden surreal adventure halfway through – if you’ve read other deWitt (like The Siste…