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Featured Fiction & Poetry
  • After Callimachus
  • African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song
  • The Awkward Black Man
  • Beowulf
  • The Boy in the Field
  • Breasts and Eggs
  • A Burning
  • The Butterfly Lampshade
  • A Children’s Bible
  • The City We Became
  • A Deadly Education
  • Hamnet
  • Homeland Elegies
  • How Much of These Hills Is Gold
  • I Hold a Wolf by the Ears
  • Impersonation
  • Jack
  • Land’s End
  • Leave the World Behind
  • Luster
  • The Lying Life of Adults
  • Magic Lessons
  • Memorial
  • Monogamy
  • One by One
  • Owed
  • Piranesi
  • Postcolonial Love Poem
  • The Resisters
  • Runaway
  • The Searcher
  • Shuggie Bain
  • Snow
  • Such a Fun Age
  • Transcendent Kingdom
  • Utopia Avenue
  • Vagabonds
  • The Vanishing Half
  • Want
  • What Are You Going Through
  • A Wild Winter Swan
  • The 99% Invisible Field Guide to the City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
  • Becoming Duchess Goldblatt
  • Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
  • Bright Precious Thing
  • The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
  • Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
  • Eleanor
  • Good Boy
  • Having and Being Had
  • How to Be Depressed
  • Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir
  • Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West
  • The Obama Portraits
  • Picturing Resistance: Moments and Movements of Social Change from the 1950s to Today
  • A Promised Land
  • Solutions and Other Problems
  • Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
  • Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented
  • Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots
  • Sugar in Milk
  • Sun Flower Lion
Featured Nonfiction
  • The 99% Invisible Field Guide to the City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
  • Becoming Duchess Goldblatt
  • Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
  • The Big Three: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and the Rebirth of the Boston Celtics
  • Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture
  • Boston’s Apollo: John Singer Sargent and Thomas McKeller
  • Bright Precious Thing
  • Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
  • The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
  • Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy
  • Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence
  • The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America
  • Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics
  • Eat a Peach
  • Eleanor
  • The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)
  • The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps
  • Falastin: A Cookbook
  • Gods at Play
  • Good Boy
  • Having and Being Had
  • His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope
  • How to Be Depressed
  • If Then
  • Just Us: An American Conversation
  • Kant’s Little Prussian Head and Other Reasons Why I Write
  • Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
  • Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing
  • The Man Who Ate Too Much
  • The Math of Life and Death: 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives
  • Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir
  • Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention
  • Murder and the Movies
  • My Autobiography of Carson Mccullers
  • New World Sourdough: Artisan Techniques for Creative Homemade Fermented Breads
  • Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West
  • The Obama Portraits
  • One Life
  • Ottolenghi Flavor
  • Picturing Resistance: Moments and Movements of Social Change from the 1950s to Today
  • The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes
  • The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
  • A Promised Land
  • The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food: A Cookbook
  • The Saddest Words: William Faulkner’s Civil War
  • Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
  • Solutions and Other Problems
  • Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics
  • Tacky’s Revolt
  • Tales from the Ant World
  • Too Much Information: Understanding What You Don’t Want to Know
  • Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented
  • The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?
  • Vesper Flights
  • Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music
  • Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots
  • The World of Plymouth Plantation
Featured Kids & YA
  • Felix Ever After
  • Maya and the Rising Dark
  • The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
  • Snapdragon
  • Sugar in Milk
  • Sun Flower Lion
  • Ways to Make Sunshine
  • Your Place in the Universe
  • You Matter
  • You Should See Me in a Crown
New This Week
  • Accidentally Wes Anderson
  • African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song
  • Alexandria
  • The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
  • Ex Libris
  • Finding Latinx
  • Fugitive Atlas
  • Funeral Diva
  • A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky
  • To Hold Up the Sky
  • Love After the End
  • Make Me Rain
  • The Neil Gaiman Reader
  • Nose Dive
  • A Place for Everything
  • Plain Bad Heroines
  • The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
  • Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
  • The Silence
  • The Verso Book of Feminism
  • Where the Wild Ladies Are
  • Why Vegan?
Black Lives Matter
  • At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America (Modern Library Paperbacks)
  • Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
  • The Black Flamingo
  • Brown Girl Dreaming
  • The City We Became
  • The Condemnation of Blackness
  • Everything Inside
  • The Fire Next Time
  • The Hate U Give
  • Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
  • Hood Feminism
  • Invisible Man
  • Lakewood
  • The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader
  • Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
  • Middle Passage
  • Monster
  • New Kid
  • The Nickel Boys
  • Reconstruction Updated Ed: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877
  • Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • The Second Founding
  • Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children
  • The Source of Self-Regard
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
  • Stony the Road
  • This Is My America
  • The Underground Railroad: A Novel
  • The Vanishing Half
  • Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots
  • The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Vintage)
  • The Water Dancer
  • Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
  • White Freedom
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race