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Whether you're looking for the best in a certain category or genre, or are looking for a subsection, or something off of the beaten path, or just want to see how our preferences run, our goal is simple: we want to put you in a good book. We want to help you find your unicorn -- the book that will speak specifically to you. Don't see a category or genre you're looking for? Stop by, give us a call, or shoot us an email, we're always happy to talk books!
 
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Our 10 Favorite Books of 2020

These are our 10 favorite books released during 2020, as voted on by our staff. No. 1 is at the left and the list of rankings moves right. You can see the full list -- 89 books in all -- here.
2020 Bestsellers - Adult Books

These are the store's bestselling adult books from 2020.
2020 Bestsellers - Children's and Young Adult Books

These are the store's bestselling children's and young adult books from 2020.
Books That We've Launched Here

We've had the privilege of hosting the launch event for several books. The books are listed from left to right in chronological order of their release, starting with Casey Robinson's Iver & Ellsworth. Casey's launch will always be a special memory for us, as we not only sold out of all the books we had on hand that day, but even a nine additional copies that her publisher pulled from the trunk of his car! Iver & Ellsworth went on to become the first book we sold 100 copies of!
Maps & Infographics Books for Adults

We really love books with maps and infographics, so much so that we made a section of these books for adults in the store. If you can't make it into the store, here's what was in the section when we made it in January 2021.
Maps & Infographics Books for Kids

When we made our section in the store of maps and infographics books for adults, we also pulled a selection of these same kinds of books for kids. We didn't make them their own section in the store (not yet, anyway), but you can see them all here!
Antiracism Non-Fiction and African-American History

Here you'll find a collection of titles, both adult and children's, that can serve as excellent primers for learning more about race, racism, and African-American history. From left to right, they are loosely organized as antiracism books, African-American history, biography/autobiography and children's titles.
Early Chapter Book Series' We Love
 
The first book in each series is shown in this list. You should be able to view the other books in the series by clicking the line with "(series)" in it underneath the author's name.
Kids' Graphic Novel Series' We Love
 
The first book in each series is shown in this list. You should be able to view the other books in the series by clicking the line with "(series)" in it underneath the author's name.
Middle Grade Series' We Love
 
The first book in each series is shown in this list. You should be able to view the other books in the series by clicking the line with "(series)" in it underneath the author's name.
Books on Politics and Electoral Reform

The best current affairs books of 2020. 
Rick Riordan Presents

Rick Riordan made his name mining Greek mythology for fantasy stories. With his own imprint, he has given voice to fantasy stories from other cultures not typically seen depicted in American childrens' books (or really, any American books). Here you will find stories from African, Korean, Native American, Spanish and many other mythologies. Each book is really well done, this is one of our favorite series' going.

Below, please find each book from the imprint, with the series' bunched together.
Acton Mothers Out Front CanaryTrees Campaign

The Acton chapter of Mothers Out Front has organized the CanaryTrees Campaign to warn of the dangers that underground gas pipe leaks have on our street-facing trees, not to mention our health, and the health of our climate. In support of this worthy cause, we have collaborated with community activists to make this recommendation list on trees specifically, and climate change more broadly. The list is organized with adult books at the start, and children's books appear as you scroll to the right.
Indian Food Cookbooks

Great, now we're hungry!
Keeping Kids Busy

Of course, we have more books to keep kids busy than just the Scratch & Sketch books. Some of these they can do by themselves, some they may need your help with. Many of these titles have comparable titles, and in addition to these, we have wide range of Usborne sticker books.
Keeping Adults Busy

Not in the mood to sit down and read, but still looking for something to do? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Barefoot Books

A local publisher that used to have its own store in Concord, Barefoot publishes great educational books, card decks and sticker books.
Baby and Children's Books in both English & Spanish

It's never too early to teach your child to speak Spanish.
Coffee Table/Gift Books

These are books you'll want to have on display, or see on display in the homes of your friends and family after you give them as gifts.
 
Paint by Sticker Kids

These books are for designed for kids, but we've heard from parents that they're fun for them as well!
Climate Fiction (Cli-Fi)

A growing sub-genre, climate fiction generally focuses on topics such as climate change and global warming. 
Romance

Sometimes, we just need a happily ever after.
Paul's Favorite Sci-Fi Books

Paul reads a lot of sci-fi books. These are his favorites.
Vegan Cookbooks

A growing sub-genre of cookbooks, we get asked a lot about these, so we put together this list to highlight our favorites.
 
Unicorns!

These are books about unicorns.
Pride Month 2020
to benefit OUT Metrowest

Celebrate Pride Month in style with one of these 50 titles, which range from children's picture books, to middle-grade, young adult, and a variety of adult books - non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and fantasy included. A portion of the proceeds from any purchase of these 50 titles during the month of June were donated to OUT Metrowest.
Middle Grade and Young Adult Novels in Verse

"Novels in verse" is another way of saying a novel written through poetry. It is an expanding field of literature, particularly among young people's literature. Since we get questions on what type of books fit this profile from time to time, we put together a list of our favorites.
ABRHS Summer Reading List 2020

The wonderful library staff at the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, led by the empress of the library realm/library media specialist Anna Secino, have put together their 2020 Summer Reading List. This is always a fantastic list of exciting and diverse young adult titles, and we've bundled the five paperback books on this list over on our Book Bundles page.
2019 Bestsellers - Adult Books

These are the store's bestselling adult books from 2019, which was our first full year in business.
2019 Bestsellers - Children's and Young Adult Books

These are the store's bestselling children's and young adult books from 2019, which was our first full year in business.
Year One Bestsellers - Adult Books

We opened our doors on March 24, 2018. These are the store's bestselling adult books from our first year in business.
Year One Bestsellers - Children's and Young Adult Books

We opened our doors on March 24, 2018. These are the store's bestselling children's and young adult books from our first year in business.