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Holiday Recommendations 2016

Nutshell by Ian McEwan — A witty take on Hamlet set in contemporary London emphasizing the murder mystery over the revenge aspect.  Yes, the “narrated by a fetus” premise is out there, but don’t take it too seriously.  It just

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Our Holiday Suggestions…

Need a good gift idea? Here are some staff and customer favorites from the past year. “M Train” by Patti Smith Curl up with a cup of strong black coffee and Patti Smith’s phenomenal new memoir. Smith, a NY cultural

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Review: “The Horse” by Wendy Williams

       An extraordinary story of the horse through its fifty-six million year journey as one of our great companions.  The author, a recognized authority, gives us a new picture of today’s horses in terms of their relationship to

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Stocking Stuffers)

marcel duchamp the afternoon interviews

Recommendations from Charlie and Thomas. Schottenfreude : German Words for the Human Condition by Ben Schott The miscellaneously fecund Ben Schott (creator of Schott’s Miscellany) has dived into the German language and come out the other end with Schottenfreude :

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Children’s Books)

The hobbit illustrated

Recommendations written by Thomas and Abigail. Animation Studio by Helen Piercy Animation Studio is more of a hobby than a book, and it’s pretty much the coolest thing in our children’s section.  It has everything a child needs (complete with

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Biography & History)

roth unbound

Recommendations written by Abigail, Charlie, and Willa. Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Stanley CrouchOne of our finest critics, on both jazz and culture, brings his formidable talents to bear on this biography of Charlie

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A Holiday Gift Guide (Non-Fiction)


Recommendations written by Abigail, Matthew, Thomas and Willa.   A Reader’s Book of Days by Tom Nissley  A Reader’s Book of Days takes an entire calendar year, from January 1st through December 31st, and provides little-known, fun biographical details from

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A Review of On Paper: The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History by Nicholas A. Basbanes


The old chestnut, “If it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen,” comes to mind in reading Nicholas Basbanes’ sparkling new history of paper, published in October. Basbanes hands the reader a neat and compact history of the invention of paper

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"A wonderful establishment, with a splendid staff. This place helps redeem the Upper East Side of New York. Every reader in the area should make it a home away from home."

–Stephen Koch, Author and Former Chairman of the MFA Graduate Writing Program at Columbia

"A veritable book lover’s paradise"

– New York Social Diary

“Crawford Doyle is that rarity: a gorgeous store with the nuanced selection and incredible staff to back it up. They set a new benchmark for what a bookstore can be and do.”

– Dustin Kurtz, Marketing Manager at Melville House