This Week In The Bookshop

We are celebrating the Memoir this month.  Stop in and check out a few of our favorites and get 25% off all memoirs.


Blood, Bones & Butter The Inadvertant Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton

“Add this to the shelf of chef memoirs but also recommend it to readers with a penchant for forthright, well-written memoirs in general.”-Booklist

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

“Walls’s journalistic bare-bones style makes for a chilling, wrenching, incredible testimony of childhood neglect. A pull-yourself-up-by-the-bootstraps, thoroughly American story.”Kirkus Reviews                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Mennonite In A Little Black Dress by Rhonda Janzen

“A loose and gossipy, organic and unhurried memoir.  I loved this book, and Rhoda Janzen.”–Kate Christenson for  NY Sunday Times Book Review.

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

“Burroughs tempers the pathos with sharp, riotous humor in stories that are self-deprecating, raunchy, sexually explicit…. scatological, grotesque, and deeply affecting.”- Booklist


An Unquiet Mind:  A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison


“The writing is clear and beautiful, the descriptions accurate, the interior world she evokes is furiously alive. In the 16 years since An Unquiet Mind was first published, no greater book about manic depression – or bipolar disorder – has appeared.” – Alexander Linklater, The Observer


Other Memoirs worth checking out:

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Naked by David Sedaris

Wanderlust y Elisabeth Eaves

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

The Motorcycle Diaries y Ernesto Guevara

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