Beth's Picks

Beth is the frontlist book buyer and IT director for Phoenix Books and has been in bookselling for over a decade. As an omnivorous reader, no genre is off limits, though she harbors a not-so-secret love for young adult fiction. When not reading, Beth can often be found baking something chocolatey, knitting lace, or steadfastly ignoring the weeds in her vegetable garden. She lives in a super-secret Franklin County location with her spouse and their very opinionated rabbits, the Property Destruction Brothers.

Uprooted Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780804179058
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Del Rey Books - March 1st, 2016

Come for the witches and wizards, stay for the killer trees. --Beth


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My Name Is Lucy Barton Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781400067695
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2016

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The Girl in the Red Coat Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781612195001
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Published: Melville House Publishing - February 16th, 2016

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I Yam a Donkey! Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544087200
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Published: Clarion Books - June 16th, 2015

Delightful wordplay abounds in this laugh out loud funny picture book! Who's On First for the grade school crowd. I yam a bookseller, and I love this book.


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Kristen
Fangirl Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250073808
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 12th, 2015

Want to read a book with humor, depth, and a Harry Potter-like fandom? Look no further. <3 this book!  --Beth

I read this book in one night, without once glancing up from the page.  Fangirl is a witty, insightful, well-told story.  --Kristen


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Eden West Cover Image
$20.87
ISBN: 9780763674182
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 14th, 2015

Nodd is the new Garden of Eden, where the Grace await the end times assured of their salvation. Or so Jacob’s been told. Protected his nearly eighteen years from the wicked temptations of the World, Jacob is shaken when he encounters outsiders for the first time, threatening his commitment to his faith and his community. Pete Hautman perfectly captures the confusion and hope of budding love in this haunting novel .


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Kate the Great, Except When She's Not Cover Image
By Suzy Becker, Suzy Becker (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780385387422
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - August 5th, 2014

El Deafo Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781419712173
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Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014

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Breakfast Served Anytime Cover Image
$19.71
ISBN: 9780763667917
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 8th, 2014

Breakfast
Served Anytime celebrates the seemingly ordinary moments—a mysterious
letter, a car ride, a butterfly on the wrist—that can change the course
of an entire life. A summer at Geek Camp with other gifted teens exposes
Gloria to a world much larger than she had dreamed of in her native
Louisville. Beautifully written, this novel is meant to be savored,
like the “night before the museum” feeling that Gloria lives for.


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Beth
We Were Liars Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780385741262
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Published: Delacorte Press - May 13th, 2014

"Brilliant. This genuinely is one of those books where about all you can say is "You must read this.'" —Kristen

"WOW. I don't want to give anything away, so just WOW. Completely unexpected and wonderful." —Beth


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