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Staff Picks

Our favorite titles won't be found on your typical bestseller list.  They are a reflection of what's on our mind, in our hearts and our diverse personal interests.  


Mara always has more books to read and that's exactly how she likes it.  There is a deliciousness to the books ahead of her and she is notoriously unfaithful reading several titles at a time.  Literary fiction? Yes please, but also Science Fiction, Queer Romance, Non-Fiction, Memiors and whatever she's reading to her daughter for bedtime.  Click here to see Mara's full list of favorites.


Marisa has just the right amount of books, but never the right amount of time to read them all.  When she gets the chance, you can find her reading fiction, poetry, novels in translation, social justice books and family epics alongside a good post-apocalyptic story.  To cleanse her palate after all that heavy stuff a good rom-com usually does the trick.  She's working on getting more non-fiction into the rotation but it's slow going.  Click here to see Marisa's favorites.


David is a 26 year old transplant who loves anything outside of normal.  He mostly reads horror, science fiction, fantasy or anything else that falls under the label of "speculative fiction", and he has a knack for recommending the perfect read.  Click here to see the David's staff picks.


Katrina's shelves are filled with lyrical prose inspired by the natural world, books to read out loud at bedtime, inspirational cooking and gardening memoirs,reminders that life though imperfect is beautiful, and a good Western for the modern day.  What inspires her list? Good writing and a positive vibe. Click here to see Katrina's list of favorites.


Alyssa‚Äôs favorites span a vast array of genres.  Fiction, non fiction and mysteries all make the list! The common theme? Excellent writing, relatable characters, and engaging storytelling. Bonus points if the book weaves historical facts or current social issues into the storytelling.  Click here for more of Alyssa's favorites.


Kara's picks will make you think, feel and look at the world through a whole new lens.  See the full list of Kara's staff picks here.


Ambria appreciates a good memoir alongside timeless classics for all ages.  Click here to see more of Ambria's staff picks.


Books for Giving

The Unwinding: And Other Dreamings Cover Image
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
The Lost Soul Cover Image
The Beatles: Get Back Cover Image
Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom Cover Image
Bright Star Cover Image

Montana & the West

Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana Cover Image
Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change Cover Image
Helmi's Shadow: A Journey of Survival From Russia to East Asia to the American West Cover Image
Beaver, Bison, Horse: The Traditional Knowledge and Ecology of the Northern Great Plains Cover Image
Race and the Wild West: Sarah Bickford, the Montana Vigilantes, and the Tourism of Decline, 1870-1930 (Race and Culture in the American West #17) Cover Image
The Grizzly in the Driveway: The Return of Bears to a Crowded American West Cover Image

From the Larder

Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top: A Baking Book Cover Image
Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
Hearth & Home: Cook, Share, and Celebrate Family-Style Cover Image
The New Cider Maker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Craft Producers Cover Image
Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] Cover Image
The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler Cover Image