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Stephanie moved to Bellingham for graduate school and never left! After teaching elementary school for over a decade and running the local nonprofit Whatcom Young Writers, she now supports writers as a book coach and the Writing Community Coordinator here at the store. Stephanie is an avid reader and writer and enjoys a good afternoon nap.

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Americanah: A novel By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307455925
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 4th, 2014

My favorite book by one of my favorite authors! This book is the story of a long-distance relationship on it's surface, but really it's about self-discovery, immigration, race, and the different ways we create a home for ourselves.

The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250217318
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

This book made me laugh out loud and cry. Just read it. You'll thank me.

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The Book Thief By Markus Zusak Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375842207
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

There are a lot of WWII books out there, but this one - narrated by Death and starring a girl wise beyond her years - is my all-time favorite to explore the time period.

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300 Arguments: Essays By Sarah Manguso Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555977641
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
Published: Graywolf Press - February 7th, 2017

In three sentences or less, she makes 300 statements about how she sees her world with both humor and profound depth. I've read this book a million times and something new always hits me.

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Anxious People: A Novel By Fredrik Backman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501160844
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - July 6th, 2021

Quirky people trying to get through an unusual situation? Yes please!

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue By V. E. Schwab Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765387578
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - April 11th, 2023

I know this book is divisive (people either love it or hate it) but I found the writing beautiful and the story compelling. What would you do if you were going to live forever...and no one would remember you?