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Banned Book Week

Challenges to titles continue to surge across the nation this year. Let's take some time to push back and reaffirm our freedom to read.

We'll highlight banned and challenged books at the store and offer a small discount on banned books you buy for us to place in Free Libraries around the city.

So what is a banned book?

Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781338843415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - March 16th, 1998

The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781250895561
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 16th, 2024

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Art Spiegelman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780394747231
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pantheon - August 12th, 1986

This One Summer By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

The Nowhere Girls By Amy Reed Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781481481748
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2019

The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781635575606
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Halfway to Halloween

We are halfway to the spookiest day of the year, and we are taking a day to celebrate speculative fiction of all sorts.

There's something for everyone throughout the day.

11AM-1PM - meet with Speculative Fiction authors to talk about their books, writing in the genre, publishing, and getting your stories out into the world.

2-3PM- Author T. M. Blanchet will launch the latest book in her speculative YA series, Herrick’s Key

3-5PM - Drop in to make a bookmark

3:30 & 4:30PM - Spooky Story Time

Herrick's Key By T. M. Blanchet Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781946501684
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Tiny Fox Press LLC - April 23rd, 2024

Herrick's End By T. M. Blanchet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946501417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Tiny Fox Press LLC - May 10th, 2022

Herrick's Lie By T. M. Blanchet Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946501493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Tiny Fox Press LLC - March 28th, 2023

Kraulaak: A Lovecraftian Horror Story By S. R. Marks Cover Image
$7.50
ISBN: 9781950188253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Illuminated Myth Publishing - July 1st, 2019

Bribre: A Lovecraftian Horror Story By S. R. Marks Cover Image
$8.50
ISBN: 9781950188260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Illuminated Myth Publishing - July 1st, 2020

Boston.com Book Club with Andre Dubus III

Laura Lamarre Anderson, co-owner of lala books, will interview author Andres Dubus about his latest memoir, Ghost Dogs: On Killers and Kin

Get details about the Book Club

JOIN HERE

This is a Virtual Only Event

Ghost Dogs: On Killers and Kin By Andre Dubus, III Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781324000440
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 5th, 2024

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