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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.


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.


Ring in the New Year

Adventure Journal: 50 Things to Try in the Winter Cover Image
The Deliberate Dreamer's Journal Cover Image
Win the Day Journal: Harness the Power of 24 Hours Cover Image
The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge Cover Image
A Little Bit of Mindfulness Guided Journal, 26: Your Personal Path to Awareness Cover Image
Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding Cover Image

Montana & the West

Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana Cover Image
Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power (The Lamar Series in Western History) Cover Image
Trees in Trouble: Wildfires, Infestations, and Climate Change 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
Grand Dishes: Recipes and Stories from Grandmothers of the World Cover Image
Hearth & Home: Cook, Share, and Celebrate Family-Style Cover Image
The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen Cover Image
Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] Cover Image
The Little Library Cookbook: 100 Recipes from Your Favorite Books Cover Image