Readings

Dan Glickman in conversation with Burdett Loomis

This is a virtual event! Click here to RSVP. 

Former congressman Dan Glickman presents his new book LAUGHING AT MYSELF in conversation with Bird Loomis. Join us for an unforgettably Kansas evening!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Laughing at Myself: My Education in Congress, on the Farm, and at the Movies By Dan Glickman Cover Image
$47.94
This book is hard-to-find or out of print and we may not be able to get it. Email for more details.
ISBN: 9780700632138
Published: University Press of Kansas - June 8th, 2021

Where else but in America could a Jewish kid from Kansas, son of self-made, entrepreneurial parents and a grandson of Russian and Eastern European immigrants, end up as a congressman, secretary of agriculture, and chief lobbyist for Hollywood?


Magic in Black Indie Spaces: LaKase Cousino in conversation with C.M. Lockhart

This is a virtual event. Click here to register!

LaKase Cousino presents her thrilling new novel Across the Broken Tide in converation with Written in Melanin owner C.M. Lockart. Join them for a wide-ranging and fascinating conversation about Black indie spaces, speculative literature, magic, and more. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Across the Broken Tide By Lakase Cousino Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781952978005
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Lakase Cousino - June 1st, 2021

Born in the sands, unmade in the seas.


David Tromblay & Terese Marie Mailhot

This is a virtual event! RSVP here.

Acclaimed memoirists David Tromblay and Terese Marie Mailhot come together for a wonderful virtual event. 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Staff Pick Badge
As You Were By David Tromblay Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539222
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Dzanc Books - February 16th, 2021

A hypnotic, brutal, and unstoppable coming-of-age story echoing from within the aftershocks set off by the American Indian boarding schools of generations past, fanned by the flames of nearly fifteen years of service in the Armed Forces, exposing a series of inescapable prisons and the invisible scars of attempted erasure.

When he learns his father is dying, David Tromblay ponders what w


Heart Berries: A Memoir By Terese Marie Mailhot Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640091603
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Counterpoint - April 9th, 2019

A powerful, poetic memoir of an Indigenous woman's coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest—this New York Times bestseller and Emma Watson Book Club pick is “an illuminating account of grief, abuse and the complex nature of the Native experience . . . at once raw and achingly beautiful (NPR).


The Essentials By David Tromblay Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781952600067
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Whiskey Tit - January 21st, 2021

The not-too-distant future. The global population reaches ten billion, leaving the planet at its breaking point. The population is being thinned; its people, their professions, and their health are reclassified: Essential or Nonessential.



Sangre Road By David Tromblay Cover Image
$13.95
This book is hard-to-find or out of print and we may not be able to get it. Email for more details.
ISBN: 9781643961910
Published: Shotgun Honey - April 23rd, 2021

Introducing Moses Kincaid, an ornery, brazen, and possibly punch-drunk bounty hunter who must track down a skip trace into rural Oklahoma-circa summer 1995.


Nino Cipri in conversation with Premee Mohamed

Note: this is a virtual event. Click here to RSVP!

Celebrate the release of Defekt with a reading and conversation with Nino Cipri and Premee Mohamed! 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Defekt (LitenVerse #2) By Nino Cipri Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250787491
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Tordotcom - April 20th, 2021

Winner of the British Fantasy Award!

Nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award!

Find out if five Dereks are better than one in Nino Cipri's Defekt, the sequel to Finna, the surrealist world-hopping adventure.


Finna (LitenVerse #1) By Nino Cipri Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250245731
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
This book cannot be returned. Make sure what you're ordering is exactly what you want.
Published: Tordotcom - February 25th, 2020

“A magical anti-capitalist adventure.” —Annalee Newitz


Homesick: Stories By Nino Cipri Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945814952
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Dzanc Books - October 15th, 2019

Shirley Jackson Award finalist
World Fantasy Award finalist


Beneath the Rising By Premee Mohamed Cover Image
$11.99
This book is hard-to-find or out of print and we may not be able to get it. Email for more details.
ISBN: 9781781087862
Published: Solaris - March 3rd, 2020

Hope Has A Price

Nick Prasad has always enjoyed a quiet life in the shadow of his best friend, child prodigy and technological genius Joanna ‘Johnny’ Chambers.


A  Broken Darkness (Beneath the Rising #2) By Premee Mohamed Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781781088753
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Solaris - April 1st, 2021

In the heartwrenching follow-up to last year’s breakout Beneath the Rising, the war with the nameless things from Beyond opens a new front – as the heroes’ tattered friendship is finally torn apart.

It’s been a year and a half since the Anomaly, when They tried to force Their way into the world from the shapeless void.

Nick Prasad is piecing his


The Annual Migration of Clouds By Premee Mohamed Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781770415935
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: ECW Press - September 28th, 2021

AURORA AWARD WINNER

"This packs a punch." -- Publishers Weekly

"One of the most unique and engaging voices in genre fiction." -- Booklist


Alex George, Emma Straub and Danny Caine in Conversation

Note: this is a virtual event. Click here to RSVP!

Three bookseller-authors. Three new paperbacks. One unforgettable event.

The Paris Hours: A Novel By Alex George Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250307200
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Flatiron Books - May 4th, 2021

“Like All the Light We Cannot See, The Paris Hours explores the brutality of war and its lingering effects with cinematic intensity. The ending will leave you breathless.” —Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train and A Piece of the World

One day in the City of Light. One night in search of lost time.


Setting Free the Kites By Alex George Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399576485
Availability: This book is backordered. We'll happily get it for you but we're not sure how long it'll take.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 9th, 2018

From the author of the “lyrical and compelling” (USA Today) novel A Good American comes a powerful story of two friends and the unintended consequences of friendship, loss, and hope.
 


A Good American By Alex George Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425253175
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2013

“A beautifully written novel, laced with history and music.” —Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

A LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
A BOOKPAGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


All Adults Here: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634703
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Riverhead Books - April 13th, 2021

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
"In a time when all we want is hope, it’s a beautiful book to reach for." -Jenna Bush Hager

“Literary sunshine.”—New York Times

“The queen of the summer novel.”—Entertainment Weekly


The Vacationers: A Novel By Emma Straub Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633881
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2015

"Delicious . . . richly riveting . . . The Vacationers offers all the delights of a fluffy, read-it-with-sunglasses-on-the-beach read, made substantial by the exceptional wit, insight, intelligence and talents of its author.”—People (four stars)


Modern Lovers By Emma Straub Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634680
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Riverhead Books - May 30th, 2017

“It’s ‘Friends’ meets ‘Almost Famous’ meets the beach read you’ll be recommending all summer.” –TheSkimm


Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures By Emma Straub Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631825
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Riverhead Books - July 2nd, 2013

A Bookpage Best Books of 2012 pick

“At once a delicious depiction of Hollywood’s golden age and a sweet, fulfilling story about one woman’s journey through fame, love, and loss.”—Boston Globe 


Other People We Married By Emma Straub Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781594486067
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2012

The beloved story collection from the New York Times-bestselling author of The Vacationers, All Adults Here and This Time Tomorrow


Flavortown By Danny Caine Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780578876344
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Harpoon Books - May 4th, 2021

At FLAVORTOWN's core is a sequence of poems that imagines a place called, well, Flavortown, an American culinary dystopia where Guy Fieri is patron saint and everything is painfully delicious and "authentic." The book juxtaposes the dispatches from Flavortown with portraits of the real-life Midwest, in the process exploring fatherhood, masculinity, and nostalgia.



El Dorado Freddy's: Chain Restaurants in Poems and Photographs By Danny Caine, Tara Wray (Photographer) Cover Image
By Danny Caine, Tara Wray (Photographer)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781948742627
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Belt Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

A charming and accessible collection of poems dedicated to one of the most American of inventions--fast food.


Continental Breakfast By Danny Caine Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780996103770
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
This book cannot be returned. Make sure what you're ordering is exactly what you want.
Published: Mason Jar Press - April 1st, 2019

Wes Jackson in conversation with Robert Jensen

Hogs Are Up: Stories of the Land, with Digressions By Wes Jackson, Robert Jensen (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Wes Jackson, Robert Jensen (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780700630592
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: University Press of Kansas - March 12th, 2021

The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability By Robert Jensen, David Orr (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robert Jensen, David Orr (Foreword by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780700630554
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: University Press of Kansas - February 18th, 2021

Zoraida Córdova in conversation with Mark Oshiro

This is a virtual event; click here to RSVP!

Zoraida Córdova presents her new YA Fantasy epic ILLUSIONARY in conversation with Mark Oshiro! Join us for conversation and Q&A!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Illusionary (Hollow Crown #2) By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780759556034
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

In this thrilling adventure, our magical heroine embarks on a dangerous journey in order to bring justice to the kingdom—perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir and Sarah J. Maas.

Reeling from betrayal at the hands of the Whispers, Renata Convida is a girl on the run.


Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) By Zoraida Córdova Cover Image
$18.99
This book is hard-to-find or out of print and we may not be able to get it. Email for more details.
ISBN: 9781368023801
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 28th, 2020

Set in a lushly drawn world inspired by Inquisition Spain, Zoraida Córdova's fantasy is an epic tale of love and revenge perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir and Sarah J.


Each of Us a Desert By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$17.99
This book is hard-to-find or out of print and we may not be able to get it. Email for more details.
ISBN: 9781250169211
Published: Tor Teen - September 15th, 2020

From award-winning author Mark Oshiro comes a powerful coming-of-age fantasy novel about finding home and falling in love amidst the dangers of a desert where stories come to life


Anger Is a Gift: A Novel By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250167026
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Tor Teen - May 22nd, 2018

*31st Annual Lammy Finalist for LGBTQ Childrens/Young Adult category*
*2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner*
*Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018*
*Vulture's 38 Best LGBTQ YA Novels*

*Book Riot's Best Books 2018*
*Hyable's Most Anticipated Queer YA Books of 2018*


Anger Is a Gift: A Novel By Mark Oshiro Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250167033
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Tor Teen - May 7th, 2019

The trade paperback edition of the highly buzzed about YA debut from Mark Oshiro, Anger Is a Gift follows a boy from Oakland as he falls in love amidst the chaos of modern America.

*31st Annual Lammy Finalist for LGBTQ Childrens/Young Adult category*
*2019 ALA Schneider Family Book Award Teen Winner*


White Magic, Difficult Fruit, and the Witch of Eye: Kate Lebo, Kathryn Nuernberger, & Elissa Washuta

Note: This is a virtual event. Click here to RSVP!

White Magic, Difficult Fruit, and the Witch of Eye

Join three wonderful authors as they discuss their wonderful new nonfiction books!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes) By Kate Lebo Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374110321
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 6th, 2021

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Atlantic, New York magazine and NPR

"Dazzling." —Samin Nosrat, The New York Times Magazine

Inspired by twenty-six fruits, the essayist, poet, and pie lady Kate Lebo expertly blends natural, culinary, medical, and personal history.


The Witch of Eye By Kathryn Nuernberger Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781946448705
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Sarabande Books - February 16th, 2021

This amazingly wise and nimble collection investigates the horrors inflicted on so-called "witches" of the past. The Witch of Eye unearths salves, potions, and spells meant to heal, yet interpreted by inquisitors as evidence of evil. The author describes torture and forced confessions alongside accounts of gentleness of legendary midwives.


White Magic By Elissa Washuta Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142391
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Tin House Books - April 27th, 2021

Finalist for the PEN Open Book Award

Longlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Award

A TIME, NPR, New York Public Library, Lit Hub, Book Riot, and Entropy Best Book of the Year


Lee Child, Laurie R. King, Craig Johnson, and Rachel Howzell Hall: How To Write A Mystery

This is a virtual event! Click here to register!

Mystery masters Lee Child & Laurie R. King present their new anthology, How To Write a Mystery! Don't miss this rare chance to hear two masters discuss their craft!

How to Write a Mystery: A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America By Mystery Writers of America, Lee Child (Editor), Laurie R. King (Editor) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149437
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Scribner - April 27th, 2021

From 70 of the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—“this is a writing guide that readers and writers will turn to again and again” (Booklist, starred review).

Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is known for providing unparalleled resourc


Storytime with Brad Sneed: Because I'm New

This is a virtual event! Click here to RSVP!

Join Kansas City author and illustrator Brad Sneed for an interactive storytime for all ages celebrating the new book Because I'm New!

About the Book

Because I'm New By Brad Sneed, Brad Sneed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brad Sneed, Brad Sneed (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534110717
Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 15th, 2021

A new baby in the family means a lot of changes--from late night diaper changes to learning new ways to play--but in this sweet offering from Brad Sneed, baby tells their older sibling just what to expect. This is a heartfelt celebration of those first months with baby and the genesis of the sibling bond.


Pages