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The Leon Levy Center for Biography Presents: Thad Ziolkowski on the Surf Memoir

Wednesday, July 8, 6:00 PM ET
Thad Ziolkowski, Diane Cardwell, and Michael Scott Moore
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through The Leon Levy Center for Biography

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The Drop: How the Most Addictive Sport Can Help Us Understand Addiction and Recovery Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062965936
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Published: Harper Wave - July 6th, 2021

In this revelatory and original book, award-winning author of the acclaimed surf memoir On a Wave illuminates the connection between waves, addiction, and recovery, exploring what surfing can teach us about the powerful undertow of addictive behaviors and the ways to swim free of them.

Addiction is arguably the dominant feature of contemporary life: sex, gambling, exercise, eating, shopping, Internet use—there's virtually no pleasurable activity that can't morph into a destructive obsession. For Americans under the age of fifty-five, the leading cause of death is drug overdose. But there is another side of addiction.

In some instances, the very activities that can lead to addiction can also lead out of it. As neurologists have recently discovered, surfing is a kind of study in the mechanism of addiction, delivering dopamine to the "pleasure" center of the brain and reshaping priorities and desire in a feedback loop of narrowing focus. Thad Ziolkowski knows this dynamic intimately. A lifelong surfer, he has been surrounded by addiction since his boyhood. In this unique, groundbreaking book, part addiction memoir, part sociological study, part spiritual odyssey, Ziolkowski dismantles the myth of surfing as a radiantly wholesome lifestyle immune to the darker temptations of the culture and discovers among the rubble a new way to understand and ultimately overcome addiction. 

Combining his own story with insights from scientists, progressive thinkers and the experiences of top surfers and addicts from around the world, Ziolkowski shows how getting on a board and catching a wave is a unique and deeply instructive means of riding out of the darkness and back into the light. Yet while surfing is his salvation, its lessons can applied to other activities that can pull us free from the lethal undertow of addiction and save lives. 


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Rockaway: Surfing Headlong into a New Life Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358561965
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Published: Mariner Books - May 25th, 2021

The inspirational story of one woman learning to surf and creating a new life in gritty, eccentric Rockaway Beach


The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062449184
Availability: Not In Store / May Not Be Available To Order (email orders@greenlightbookstore.com for details)
Published: Harper Wave - May 28th, 2019

Michael Scott Moore, a journalist and the author of Sweetness and Blood, incorporates personal narrative and rigorous investigative journalism in this profound and revelatory memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates—a riveting,thoughtful, and emotionally resonant exploration of foreign policy, religious extremism, and the costs of survival.


BPL Presents: Making and Teaching Graphic Novels Part 2

Wednesday, June 2, 6:00 PM ET
Isabel Roxas, Mika Song, and Remy Lai 
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library

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The Adventures of Team Pom: Squid Happens: Book 1 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781912497256
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Published: Flying Eye Books - June 8th, 2021

When oddballs Agnes, Roberta and Ruby discover a shared passion for synchronized swimming, the trio become Team Pom. But between snack time, their favorite TV show, and raising pigeons, it can be hard to find time to practice.

This crew of self-proclaimed weirdos are tired of their loser status in the pool. But on their way to gain the respect and free snacks they deserve, they stumble upon a lonely giant squid. Will he be the secret weapon they need for synchronized swimming stardom? Will they be able to outwit the sinister strangers in bowler hats, or will they end up with ink on their faces?

The first in this series and a debut comic book from award-winning Filipino illustrator Isabel Roxas, Squid Happens is a hilarious read that explores friendship, teamwork and what it means to be yourself.


Donut Feed the Squirrels (Norma and Belly #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984895837
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Published: Random House Graphic - September 29th, 2020

Two squirrel best friends meet their match: a donut food truck! A hilarious young graphic novel perfect for fans of Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea and anyone who would do ANYTHING for a donut.

Norma and Belly would really really really really really like a donut.

With a burned breakfast and a cranky donut seller at the local food truck, they may be stuck with only nuts to eat . . . unless they can steal the biggest, most delicious donut of their tiny lives!

Mika Song gives readers something to laugh at as these squirrels try their hardest to get some donuts while just about everything goes wrong. A fun "donut caper" graphic novel that focuses on madcap action, problem-solving, and the power of working together.


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Apple of My Pie (Norma and Belly #2) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984895851
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Published: Random House Graphic - June 8th, 2021

Join troublemaking squirrels Norma and Belly on more delicious adventures in the sequel to the graphic novel Donut Feed the Squirrels, the perfect next-read for fans of Narwhal & Jelly!

When local park fixture (and spy-master) Pops gets squirrel-napped, it's up to Norma, Belly, and their friend little B to save him! This time, their adventure takes them out of the park--and into the uncharted territory of . . . the local apple orchard.

Where can Pops be? Will this adventure end in tragedy . . . or in apple pie? Or both? With these best friends on the case, you never know what's coming next--but you can be sure there will be friends and delicious foods along the way.


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By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250774491
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - May 25th, 2021

Remy Lai, the award-winning creator of Pie in the Sky makes her middle-grade graphic novel debut, Pawcasso, about the unexpected friendship between the loneliest girl in class and the coolest canine in town.

"It's tail-wagging entertaining!" —Kelly Yang, New York Times bestselling author of Front Desk

Every Saturday, Pawcasso trots into town with a basket, a shopping list, and cash in paw to buy groceries for his family. One day, he passes eleven-year-old Jo, peering out the window of her house, bored and lonely. Astonished by the sight of an adorable basket-toting dog on his own, Jo follows Pawcasso, and when she’s seen alongside him by a group of kids from her school, they mistake her for Pawcasso’s owner.

Excited to make new friends, Jo reluctantly hides the truth and agrees to let “her” dog model for an art class the kids attend. What could go wrong? But what starts as a Chihuahua-sized lie quickly grows Great Dane-sized when animal control receives complaints about a dog roaming the streets off-leash. With Pawcasso’s freedom at stake, is Jo willing to spill the truth and risk her new friendships?


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By Remy Lai, Remy Lai (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250314109
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - May 14th, 2019

A poignant, laugh-out-loud illustrated middle-grade novel about an eleven-year-old boy's immigration experience, his annoying little brother, and their cake-baking hijinks! Perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier and Gene Luen Yang!

"Pie in the Sky is like enjoying a decadent cake . . . heartwarming and rib-tickling." —Terri Libenson, bestselling author of Invisible Emmie

When Jingwen moves to a new country, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. School is torture, making friends is impossible since he doesn’t speak English, and he's often stuck looking after his (extremely irritating) little brother, Yanghao.

To distract himself from the loneliness, Jingwen daydreams about making all the cakes on the menu of Pie in the Sky, the bakery his father had planned to open before he unexpectedly passed away. The only problem is his mother has laid down one major rule: the brothers are not to use the oven while she's at work. As Jingwen and Yanghao bake elaborate cakes, they'll have to cook up elaborate excuses to keep the cake making a secret from Mama.

In her hilarious, moving middle-grade debut, Remy Lai delivers a scrumptious combination of vibrant graphic art and pitch-perfect writing that will appeal to fans of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's Real Friends, Kelly Yang's Front Desk, and Jerry Craft's New Kid.
 


BPL Presents: Making and Teaching Graphic Novels Part 1

Wednesday, May 26, 6:00 PM ET
Breena Bard, Jarod Roselló, and Jarrett Lerner 
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Brooklyn Public Library

Trespassers Cover Image
By Breena Bard, Breena Bard (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338264210
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Gabby Woods loves a mystery, but is breaking into an abandoned lake house going too far to uncover the truth?

Gabby Woods is looking forward to another summer vacation at her family's lake house, even though she would rather bury herself in a mystery novel than make new friends. But soon Gabby meets Paige, a snarky kid from Chicago, and they get caught up in a local mystery: the sudden disappearance of a glamorous couple and the extravagant lake house they left behind. To gather clues about the missing couple, Paige coaxes Gabby into trespassing. Though Gabby knows it's wrong, each sneaky visit to the abandoned lake house uncovers new mysteries. With suspicions mounting about foul play, Gabby must decide what she's willing to risk to uncover the truth, or if solving this mystery -- and keeping her friendship with Paige -- are more trouble than they're worth.


Red Panda & Moon Bear Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603094443
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - July 23rd, 2019

Two Latinx kids battle supernatural threats to their working-class neighborhood with the power of science, magic, and a pair of very special hoodies.

Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mami and Papi get home. But lately... the mysteries have been EXTRA mysterious. All of RP and MB's powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It'll take all their imagination -- and some new friends -- to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy.

In his first book for young readers, Cuban-American cartoonist Jarod Roselló presents a whimsical and tender-hearted adventure, packed with Saturday-morning action and glowing with Caribbean sunshine.


Give This Book a Cover: Spark Your Imagination with Over 100 Activities Cover Image
By Jarrett Lerner, Jarrett Lerner (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534489813
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Published: Aladdin - May 4th, 2021

Inspire kids to grow their imaginations with this second collection of creative activities from Jarrett Lerner, author of the EngiNerds, Geeger the Robot, and Hunger Heroes series!

This collection of fun, open-ended writing and drawing prompts will kick-start creativity and challenge kids to be imaginative in new ways with every turn of a page. The Finish This Comic section features a variety of scenarios and characters inspire kids to write and illustrate a six-panel story. How to Draw instructions encourage kids to find their own drawing styles. Drawing and writing prompts and a smorgasbord of other activities add to the fun perfect for home, road trips, school, and anywhere!


Evan Dahm presents - Island Book: The Infinite Land

Sunday, May 23, 9:00 PM ET
Evan Dahm presents Island Book: The Infinite Land
Live via Twitch. Link to stream below, no registration required. 

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ISBN: 9781250236296
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Published: First Second - May 18th, 2021

Set sail with Island Book: The Infinite Land, the second volume in an Evan Dahm's epic fantasy graphic novel trilogy rich with allegory and underlying themes.

After their quest to find the Monster, Sola and her friends have gone down separate paths. Sola spends her days on the open seas while Hunder stays close to home as the chief of the unified Sun and Fortress Islands. And Wick? Well . . . it’s almost as if he’s become a ghost.

Then their world is thrown into chaos when Alef, the captain of one of Hunder’s ships, brings news of a massive island—a continent—that he says the Sun and Fortress islanders are destined to claim for their own. Alef and Hunder launch an expedition that threatens to bring death and destruction to any who stand in their way. Sola must make a choice—step aside and allow other islanders to die, or risk her own life in order to stop her friend.

"Bright, well-defined panels feature action set against backdrops of sea and sky that are stunning in their visual impact. ...A dazzling mix of excitement and philosophical adventure."—Kirkusstarred review


IBD: Solving Mysteries & Fighting Injustice

Young Adult authors Angeline Boulley, Sara Faring, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Kim Johnson celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with a panel discussion about their new books!

Click here to join this event at 7:30 PM!

Firekeeper's Daughter Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

White Fox Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250304520
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Published: Imprint - September 22nd, 2020

Grown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062840356
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 15th, 2020

This Is My America Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593118764
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 2020

Rivers Solomon & Sarah Gailey

Live via Crowdcast:
Wednesday, May 5, 6:00 PM ET
Rivers Solomon presents Sorrowland

Co-hosted with Loyalty Books
Tickets $0 - $38.35

Sorrowland: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374266776
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Published: MCD - May 4th, 2021

The Deep Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534439870
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - August 4th, 2020

An Unkindness of Ghosts Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781617755880
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Published: Akashic Books - October 3rd, 2017

The Echo Wife Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250174666
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Published: Tor Books - February 16th, 2021

Magic for Liars: A Novel Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250174611
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Published: Tor Books - June 4th, 2019

IBD: Glory Edim + Rio Cortez

Instagram Live EventAs part of the celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl will be in conversation with Rio Cortez, illustrator of The ABCs of Black History, on Instagram Live at 3 PM Friday!

 

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The ABCs of Black History Cover Image
By Rio Cortez, Lauren Semmer (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523507498
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - December 8th, 2020

IBD: Beyond Fabio: The Modern Romance

On Independent Bookstore Day, join authors Georgia Clark, Talia Hibbert, Thien-Kim Lam, and Paul Rudnick for a discussion of the modern romance novel and a celebration of all things hot, steamy, meet-cute and happily ever after.

 

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It Had to Be You: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982133191
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - May 4th, 2021

The Bucket List: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501173035
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - October 1st, 2019

Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #3) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941275
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Published: Avon - March 9th, 2021

Take a Hint, Dani Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #2) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941237
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Published: Avon - June 23rd, 2020

Get a Life, Chloe Brown: A Novel (The Brown Sisters #1) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062941206
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Published: Avon - November 5th, 2019

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Happy Endings: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063040847
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Published: Avon - May 18th, 2021

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Playing the Palace Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593099414
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Published: Berkley Books - May 25th, 2021

IBD: Drawing With Estelí Meza

On Independent Bookstore day, kids of all ages are invited bring your pencils and paints and get ready to make art with Esteli Meza, illustrator of the beautiful new picture book Peace.  From saying hello and pronouncing your friend's name correctly to giving more than you take and saying I'm sorry, this simple concept book explores definitions of peace and actions

Peace Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735844490
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 2nd, 2021

Paz Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735844551
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Published: NorthSouth Books - March 2nd, 2021

IBD: Glennon Doyle + Alexandra Elle

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with #1 bestselling author Glennon Doyle in conversation with wellness author Alexandra Elle! The 2021 Independent Bookstore Day author ambassador, Glennon Doyle, is an activist, the “patron saint of female empowerment” (People), and

Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

Love Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250075734
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 12th, 2017

Carry On, Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451698220
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Published: Scribner - April 8th, 2014

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