The Apparitionists by Peter Manseau

Peter Manseau weaves an expert tale about the original spirit photographer William Mumler and his exploits in mid-19th century New York and Boston. The reader follows Mumler from his early Read more...

Posted by on February 28, 2018

Obama: An Intimate Portrait by Pete Souza

As Chief Official White House photographer, Pete Souza accompanied President Obama every step of the way from inauguration day until the final moments when the president left the Oval Office Read more...

Posted by on January 24, 2018

Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction by Grady Hendrix

Horror in print has been plagued with the obscene for decades. From Satanic cults to Nazi leprechauns to a killer Santa Claus, no other genre has seen such fun filth Read more...

Posted by on January 15, 2018

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

Firefly July not only has perfect poems for warm summer nights and sun-filled days, but can also help you escape the scorching heat as it travels through the seasons. Crispy, Read more...

Posted by on July 20, 2017

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe

This richly textured biography shows more than how an artist came to be, but also how he works, creates, and embodies the beauty around us all.

Posted by on June 29, 2017

How To Build A Museum by Tonya Bolden

How To Build A Museum is a timely story of the creation, formation, and inner workings of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). A group of Read more...

Posted by on March 18, 2017

The 24-Hour Wine Expert by Jancis Robinson

From the title, it seems hard to believe that this slim volume can impart enough wine sense to place you as a “wine expert” in such a short time frame! Read more...

Posted by on February 14, 2017

Table Manners: How To Behave In The Modern World And Why Bother by Jeremiah Tower

Have you caught yourself texting or posting a photo while attending a dinner party when the meal is underway? Or informing your host (or hostess) of meal restrictions or allergies Read more...

Posted by on December 7, 2016

Anything but Ordinary Addie : the True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic by Mara Rockliff

The shared history of magic and showmanship has long included the stories of men, most famously Harry Houdini and PT Barnum, but some readers may be surprised to know that Read more...

Posted by on September 10, 2016

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