Staff Picks of the Month

  • Perfume and Pain: A Novel By Anna Dorn Cover Image
  • The Unreality of Memory: And Other Essays By Elisa Gabbert Cover Image
  • Everybody: A Book about Freedom By Olivia Laing Cover Image
  • The Silverblood Promise: The Last Legacy, Book 1 By James Logan Cover Image
  • Once Upon a Tome: The Misadventures of a Rare Bookseller By Oliver Darkshire Cover Image
  • A Nose and Three Eyes (Hoopoe Fiction) By Ihsan Abdel Kouddous, Jonathan Smolin (Translator), Hanan Al-Shaykh (Foreword by) Cover Image
  • The Phoenix Crown: A Novel By Kate Quinn, Janie Chang Cover Image
  • Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom By Jennifer S. Holland Cover Image
  • We All Want Impossible Things: A Novel By Catherine Newman Cover Image
  • The Yellow Bus By Loren Long, Loren Long (Illustrator) Cover Image
  • Hamnet By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
  • One Writer's Beginnings By Eudora Welty Cover Image
  • Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles By Rosecrans Baldwin Cover Image
  • See Loss See Also Love: A Novel By Yukiko Tominaga Cover Image
  • A Guest in the House By Emily Carroll Cover Image
  • Couplets: A Love Story By Maggie Millner Cover Image
  • You Better Be Lightning By Andrea Gibson Cover Image
  • Fastest Things On Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood By Terry Masear Cover Image
  • Midnight's Children: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
  • Warrior Girl Unearthed By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
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    Everything Good Dies Here: Tales from the Linker Universe and Beyond By Adrian Thieret, Djuna Cover Image

New & Noteworthy Fiction

  • The Dallergut Dream Department Store By Miye Lee, Sandy Joosun Lee (Translator) Cover Image
  • Long Island Compromise: A Novel By Taffy Brodesser-Akner Cover Image
  • This Great Hemisphere: A Novel By Mateo Askaripour Cover Image
  • Little Rot: A Novel By Akwaeke Emezi Cover Image
  • Bear: A Novel By Julia Phillips Cover Image
  • Parade: A Novel By Rachel Cusk Cover Image
  • The Midnight Feast: A Novel By Lucy Foley Cover Image
  • The Cautious Traveller's Guide to the Wastelands: A Novel By Sarah Brooks Cover Image
  • Middle of the Night: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
  • You Are the Snake: Stories By Juliet Escoria Cover Image
  • Tehrangeles: A Novel By Porochista Khakpour Cover Image
  • Moonbound: A Novel By Robin Sloan Cover Image
  • Fire Exit: A Novel By Morgan Talty Cover Image
  • Mirrored Heavens (Between Earth and Sky #3) By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
  • The Road to the Country: A Novel By Chigozie Obioma Cover Image
  • The Second Coming: A novel By Garth Risk Hallberg Cover Image
  • Mood Swings: A Novel By Frankie Barnet Cover Image
  • Perfume and Pain: A Novel By Anna Dorn Cover Image
  • The Guncle Abroad By Steven Rowley Cover Image
  • Lost Ark Dreaming By Suyi Davies Okungbowa Cover Image
  • All Fours: A Novel By Miranda July Cover Image
  • Blue Ruin: A novel By Hari Kunzru Cover Image
  • Long Island (Eilis Lacey Series) By Colm Toibin Cover Image
  • Real Americans: A novel By Rachel Khong Cover Image
  • Funny Story By Emily Henry Cover Image
  • Lucky: A novel By Jane Smiley Cover Image
  • Someone You Can Build a Nest In By John Wiswell Cover Image
  • The Familiar: A Novel By Leigh Bardugo Cover Image
  • Table for Two: Fictions By Amor Towles Cover Image
  • A View from the Stars: Stories and Essays By Cixin Liu Cover Image
  • The Angel of Indian Lake (The Indian Lake Trilogy #3) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
  • The Woods All Black By Lee Mandelo Cover Image
  • Annie Bot: A Novel By Sierra Greer Cover Image
  • James: A Novel By Percival Everett Cover Image
  • Parasol Against the Axe: A Novel By Helen Oyeyemi Cover Image
  • Fruit of the Dead: A Novel By Rachel Lyon Cover Image
  • The Hunter: A Novel By Tana French Cover Image
  • Wandering Stars: A novel By Tommy Orange Cover Image
  • Moon Of The Turning Leaves: A Novel By Waubgeshig Rice Cover Image
  • The Book of Love: A Novel By Kelly Link Cover Image
  • The Book of Ile-Rien: The Element of Fire & The Death of the Necromancer - Updated and Revised Edition By Martha Wells Cover Image
  • Greta & Valdin: A Novel By Rebecca K. Reilly Cover Image
  • Plastic: A Novel By Scott Guild Cover Image
  • The Warm Hands of Ghosts: A Novel By Katherine Arden Cover Image
  • What Feasts at Night (Sworn Soldier #2) By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
  • The Fox Wife: A Novel By Yangsze Choo Cover Image
  • The Women: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
  • Ordinary Human Failings: A Novel By Megan Nolan Cover Image
  • The Tainted Cup (Shadow of the Leviathan #1) By Robert Jackson Bennett Cover Image

New & Noteworthy Nonfiction

  • The Secret History of Sharks: The Rise of the Ocean's Most Fearsome Predators By John Long Cover Image
  • Rooted: The American Legacy of Land Theft and the Modern Movement for Black Land Ownership By Brea Baker Cover Image
  • Out of the Sierra: A Story of Rarámuri Resistance By Victoria Blanco Cover Image
  • Hip-Hop Is History By Questlove, Ben Greenman (With) Cover Image
  • Traveling: On the Path of Joni Mitchell By Ann Powers Cover Image
  • We Refuse: A Forceful History of Black Resistance By Kellie Carter Jackson Cover Image
  • Everything and Nothing at Once: A Black Man's Reimagined Soundtrack for the Future By Joél Leon Cover Image
  • Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk By Kathleen Hanna Cover Image
  • Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees By Aimee Nezhukumatathil Cover Image
  • The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War By Erik Larson Cover Image
  • The Swans of Harlem: Five Black Ballerinas, Fifty Years of Sisterhood, and Their Reclamation of a Groundbreaking History By Karen Valby Cover Image
  • The Light Eaters: How the Unseen World of Plant Intelligence Offers a New Understanding of Life on Earth By Zoë Schlanger Cover Image
  • The Backyard Bird Chronicles By Amy Tan, David Allen Sibley (Foreword by) Cover Image
  • Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays the Rent By Judi Dench, Brendan O'Hea Cover Image
  • The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder By David Grann Cover Image
  • Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder By Salman Rushdie Cover Image
  • The Age of Magical Overthinking: Notes on Modern Irrationality By Amanda Montell Cover Image
  • Somehow: Thoughts on Love By Anne Lamott Cover Image
  • There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
  • The Unclaimed: Abandonment and Hope in the City of Angels By Pamela Prickett, Stefan Timmermans Cover Image
  • Who's Afraid of Gender? By Judith Butler Cover Image
  • No Judgment: Essays By Lauren Oyler Cover Image
  • Grief Is for People By Sloane Crosley Cover Image
  • How to Win Friends and Influence Fungi: Collected Quirks of Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math from Nerd Nite By Dr. Chris Balakrishnan, Matt Wasowski, Kristen Orr (Illustrator) Cover Image
  • Ten Bridges I've Burnt: A Memoir in Verse By Brontez Purnell Cover Image
  • Medgar and Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story That Awakened America By Joy-Ann Reid Cover Image
  • Alphabetical Diaries By Sheila Heti Cover Image
  • Toxic: Women, Fame, and the Tabloid 2000s By Sarah Ditum Cover Image
  • How to Be a Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty & Female Creativity By Jill Burke Cover Image
  • Critical Hits: Writers Playing Video Games By Carmen Maria Machado (Editor), J. Robert Lennon (Editor) Cover Image
  • Unruly: The Ridiculous History of England's Kings and Queens By David Mitchell Cover Image
  • Sad Happens: A Celebration of Tears By Brandon Stosuy, Rose Lazar (Illustrator) Cover Image
  • My Effin' Life By Geddy Lee Cover Image
  • Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education By Stephanie Land Cover Image
  • My Name Is Barbra By Barbra Streisand Cover Image
  • Words from Hell: Unearthing the darkest secrets of English etymology By Jess Zafarris Cover Image
  • Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography By Staci Robinson Cover Image
  • The Woman in Me By Britney Spears Cover Image
  • The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA By Liza Mundy Cover Image
  • Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will By Robert M. Sapolsky Cover Image
  • A Man of Two Faces: A Memoir, a History, a Memorial By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
  • The Iliad By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image
  • A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism (Politics and Society in Modern America #155) By Nelson Lichtenstein, Judith Stein Cover Image
  • The Book of (More) Delights: Essays By Ross Gay Cover Image
  • Of Time and Turtles: Mending the World, Shell by Shattered Shell By Sy Montgomery, Matt Patterson (Illustrator) Cover Image
  • Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune By Anderson Cooper, Katherine Howe Cover Image
  • Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss's Glossier By Marisa Meltzer Cover Image
  • Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong's Rendezvous with American History By Yunte Huang Cover Image
  • Thin Skin: Essays By Jenn Shapland Cover Image
  • When Crack Was King: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era By Donovan X. Ramsey Cover Image

Celebrating Disability Pride Month

  • Crip Genealogies By Mel Y. Chen (Editor), Alison Kafer (Editor), Eunjung Kim (Editor) Cover Image
  • Disability Intimacy: Essays on Love, Care, and Desire By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
  • Black Disability Politics By Sami Schalk Cover Image
  • Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
  • Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World By Ben Mattlin Cover Image
  • The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays By Esmé Weijun Wang Cover Image
  • Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist By Judith Heumann, Kristen Joiner Cover Image
  • Just by Looking at Him: A Novel By Ryan O'Connell Cover Image
  • Easy Beauty: A Memoir By Chloé Cooper Jones Cover Image
  • Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cover Image
  • Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (Exploded Views) By Amanda Leduc Cover Image
  • Disability Friendly: How to Move from Clueless to Inclusive By John D. Kemp Cover Image
  • Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally By Emily Ladau Cover Image
  • Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence By J. Logan Smilges Cover Image
  • Sexy Like Us: Disability, Humor, and Sexuality By Teresa Milbrodt Cover Image
  • About Us: Essays from the Disability Series of the New York Times By Peter Catapano (Editor), Rosemarie Garland-Thomson (Editor) Cover Image
  • From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability By Pia Justesen, Tom Harkin (Foreword by) Cover Image
  • Fairest: A Memoir By Meredith Talusan Cover Image
  • Soul Jar: Thirty-One Fantastical Tales by Disabled Authors By Annie Carl (Editor), Nicola Griffith (Foreword by) Cover Image
  • The Hearing Test: A Novel By Eliza Barry Callahan Cover Image
  • What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma By Stephanie Foo Cover Image
  • True Biz: A Novel By Sara Novic Cover Image
  • Noor By Nnedi Okorafor Cover Image
  • Deaf Utopia: A Memoir—and a Love Letter to a Way of Life By Nyle DiMarco, Robert Siebert Cover Image
  • The Future Is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes and Mourning Songs By Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Cover Image
  • A Sign of Her Own By Sarah Marsh Cover Image

Summer Reading Recommendations

  • I Hope This Finds You Well: A Novel By Natalie Sue Cover Image
  • Funny Story By Emily Henry Cover Image
  • Perfume and Pain: A Novel By Anna Dorn Cover Image
  • Diavola: A Novel By Jennifer Thorne Cover Image
  • Rainbow Black: A Novel By Maggie Thrash Cover Image
  • Good Material: A novel By Dolly Alderton Cover Image
  • Just for the Summer By Abby Jimenez Cover Image
  • My Heart Is a Chainsaw (The Indian Lake Trilogy #1) By Stephen Graham Jones Cover Image
  • The Women: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
  • Tehrangeles: A Novel By Porochista Khakpour Cover Image
  • This Summer Will Be Different By Carley Fortune Cover Image
  • Very Bad Company: A Novel By Emma Rosenblum Cover Image
  • The Guncle Abroad By Steven Rowley Cover Image
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    The Wedding People: A Novel By Alison Espach Cover Image
  • Honey: A Novel By Isabel Banta Cover Image
  • The Midnight Feast: A Novel By Lucy Foley Cover Image
  • Horror Movie: A Novel By Paul Tremblay Cover Image
  • Cue the Sun!: The Invention of Reality TV By Emily Nussbaum Cover Image
  • Lies and Weddings: A Novel By Kevin Kwan Cover Image
  • Everyone on This Train Is a Suspect: A Novel By Benjamin Stevenson Cover Image
  • Goodnight Tokyo By Atsuhiro Yoshida, Haydn Trowell (Translator) Cover Image
  • The Paris Novel By Ruth Reichl Cover Image
  • Long Island (Eilis Lacey Series) By Colm Toibin Cover Image
  • The Ministry of Time: A Novel By Kaliane Bradley Cover Image
  • The Penguin Book of Pirates By Katherine Howe (Editor) Cover Image
  • The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder By David Grann Cover Image
  • Bite by Bite: Nourishments and Jamborees By Aimee Nezhukumatathil Cover Image
  • Seven Days in June By Tia Williams Cover Image
  • We Were Never Here: A Novel By Andrea Bartz Cover Image
  • Middle of the Night: A Novel By Riley Sager Cover Image
  • Malibu Rising: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
  • Outlawed By Anna North Cover Image

California Reading

  • We Are the Land: A History of Native California By Damon B. Akins, William J. Bauer, Jr. Cover Image
  • Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World By Malcolm Harris Cover Image
  • Desert Oracle: Volume 1: Strange True Tales from the American Southwest By Ken Layne Cover Image
  • The Library Book By Susan Orlean Cover Image
  • Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles By Rosecrans Baldwin Cover Image
  • Where I Was From: A Memoir (Vintage International) By Joan Didion Cover Image
  • Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition By Marc Reisner Cover Image
  • Slow Days, Fast Company: The World, The Flesh, and L.A. By Eve Babitz, Matthew Specktor (Introduction by) Cover Image
  • City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (Essential Mike Davis) By Mike Davis, Robert Morrow (Photographs by) Cover Image
  • A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished a Community By Natalia Molina Cover Image
  • Dreaming California: High End, Low End, No End in Sight By Susan Ressler (Photographer), Larry Lytle (Preface by), Mark Rice (Afterword by) Cover Image
  • Assembling California (Annals of the Former World #4) By John McPhee Cover Image
  • I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer By Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn (Introduction by), Patton Oswalt (Afterword by) Cover Image
  • Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy (American Crossroads #59) By George J. Sánchez Cover Image
  • California Exposures: Envisioning Myth and History By Richard White, Jesse Amble White (Photographs by) Cover Image
  • A Country Called California: Photographs 1850-1960 By Stephen White Cover Image
  • Tanya Holland's California Soul: Recipes from a Culinary Journey West [A Cookbook] By Tanya Holland, Maria C. Hunt (With), Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz (With), Alice Walker (Foreword by) Cover Image
  • Historical Atlas of California: With Original Maps By Derek Hayes, Chris Labonté (Other primary creator) Cover Image
  • California Soul: An American Epic of Cooking and Survival By Keith Corbin, Kevin Alexander Cover Image
  • The Battle for People's Park, Berkeley 1969 By Tom Dalzell, Todd Gitlin (Foreword by), Steve Wasserman (Afterword by) Cover Image
  • Read Me, Los Angeles: Exploring L.A.'s Book Culture By Katie Orphan Cover Image
  • Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine By Sally Schmitt, Bruce Smith (With), Troyce Hoffman (By (photographer)), Cindy Pawlcyn (Foreword by), Thomas Keller (Foreword by) Cover Image
  • Gas and Glamour: Roadside Architecture in Los Angeles By Ashok Sinha, Ashok Sinha (Photographer), Jack Esterson (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image
  • California: An American History By John Mack Faragher Cover Image
  • Black, Brown, Yellow, and Left: Radical Activism in Los Angeles (American Crossroads #19) By Laura Pulido Cover Image
  • A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 By Simon Winchester Cover Image
  • The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California By Mark Arax Cover Image
  • Dear California: The Golden State in Diaries and Letters By David Kipen (Editor) Cover Image
  • Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies By Reyner Banham, Joe Day (Foreword by) Cover Image
  • The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory By Norman M. Klein Cover Image
  • City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771�1965 (Justice) By Kelly Lytle Hern�ndez Cover Image
  • Miracle Country: A Memoir of a Family and a Landscape By Kendra Atleework Cover Image