Paul's Picks

"What doesn't kill you gives you a funny story."

 

Paul is one of the store's three co-owners, along with Kelly and Sarah. Before arriving in Bellingham with Kelly in 2011, Paul was the long-time manager of Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island. He is a writer and publisher, former President of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and currently serves as President of the Historic Fairhaven Association. Paul is also the programmer for the Chuckanut Writers Workshops and Classes and, since 2012, has served as one of the Chuckanut Writers Conference Coordinators.


 

Badluck Way: A Year on the Ragged Edge of the West Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781476710846
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - July 29th, 2014

The Final Descent Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781442451537
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2013

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The Scar Boys Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781606844397
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Published: Egmontusa - January 21st, 2014

When I finished this book-- this story about severely burned teenager, a guitar, a rock 'n' roll road trip, and finding your place in the world-- and the goosebumps brought on by the ending subsided, I was sorry to have finished it. I may be done with the book, but it's not done with me. Harbinger "Harry" Jones' honest, gutsy, ironic, scarred, scared, real, damaged-but-not-broken voice is one that will stay with me. I sure loved living inside his head for a while. Lightning might have ALMOST struck Harry, but the lightning of inspiration must have ACTUALLY hit this author. --Paul


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Talulla Rising Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780307742186
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Published: Vintage - March 12th, 2013

Picking up where The Last Werewolf left off, Duncan again delivers his own brand of literary horror. He does for werewolves what Anne Rice did for vampires: he lets us walk in their skins, feel their pain... their hungers... their lust... their self-loathing. --Paul


The Last Werewolf Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307742179
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Published: Vintage - April 17th, 2012

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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780767930765
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Published: Anchor Books - June 1st, 2010

A Faustian tale like no other. Cabal is... well... a necromancer, having sold his soul to the devil because it was "interfering with his experiments." Now he wants it back. So he makes a deal with the devil. Dark, subtle hilarity ensues as Cabal, a socially inept anti-hero that the reader comes to root for, opens a circus of the macabre to collect souls to trade for his own. Everyone I've recommended this book to has loved, loved, loved it. --Paul


The Mystery of Edwin Drood Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, David Paroissien (Introduction by), David Paroissien (Notes by)
$12.00
ISBN: 9780140439267
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Published: Penguin Books - May 28th, 2002

The Monstrumologist Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781416984498
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Published: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing - July 20th, 2010

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780618773473
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - September 2006

The Curse of the Wendigo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781416984511
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2011

Straight Man Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375701900
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Published: Vintage Books - June 9th, 1998

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780767902526
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Published: Broadway Books - May 4th, 1999

Black Swan Green Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780812974010
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Published: Random House Trade - February 27th, 2007

Perdido Street Station Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345459404
Availability: Special Order
Published: Del Rey Books - July 29th, 2003

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345391803
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - September 27th, 1995

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The City & the City Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345497529
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Published: Del Rey Books - April 27th, 2010

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780345404473
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Published: Del Rey Books - May 28th, 1996

The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983586
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Published: Random House Trade - June 12th, 2012

Blindness Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156007757
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Published: Harvest Books - October 4th, 1999

The Thirteenth Tale Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743298032
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Published: Washington Square Press - October 9th, 2007

Einstein's Dreams Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781400077809
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Published: Vintage - November 9th, 2004

The Isle of Blood Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416984535
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

Before the Wind Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307949356
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Published: Vintage - February 21st, 2017

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780765356154
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Published: Tor Books - August 1st, 2006

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616203153
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Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - May 7th, 2013

Winter's Tale Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156031196
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Published: Harvest Books - June 2005

Language Arts Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780544715264
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Published: Mariner Books - June 21st, 2016

The Magicians Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452296299
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Published: Plume Books - May 25th, 2010

Station Eleven Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804172448
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2015