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November 14, 2023
Featuring the BEST book according to Raven booksellers, proof that cookies can change lives, a new local picture books section, and more.

November 7, 2023
Featuring November staff picks, Raven bestsellers, reviews galore, and more.

October 31, 2023
Featuring Willie Nelson's new book, treats to keep the spooky vibes rolling, dark historical fantasy, shedding light on time travel, and more.

October 24, 2023
Featuring our "From the River to the Sea" display, the Britney Spears memoir, Myrtle Hardcastle mysteries galore, a fantasy favorite out in paperback, Raven bestsellers, and more.

October 17, 2023
Featuring how you can support the Lawrence Humane Society, legal and medical thrillers, fantastical fiction for young readers, signed copies of Kij Johnson's new book, and more.

October 10, 2023
Featuring October staff picks, Raven bestsellers, an abundance of bookseller reviews, and more.

October 3, 2023
Featuring speculative fiction coming out our ears, the gravity of the local sticker, sapphic thrillers, 50 years of hip-hop, and more.

September 19, 2023
Featuring encounters with the Raven's mystery section, sapphic soccer romance, an illustrated edition of The Hobbit, new Ava Reid, and more.

September 12, 2023
Featuring September staff picks, Millie Bobby Brown's debut novel, Raven bestsellers, new Mona Awad, and more.

September 5, 2023
Featuring Boynton for the babies, signed copies of Melissa Etheridge's memoir, and new titles from heavy hitters like Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, and more.

April 11, 2023
Featuring April staff picks, Addie LaRue out in paperback, a new Maggie Smith memoir, short stories on mental health for teens, and more.

April 4, 2023
Featuring transcendent poetry, books about penguins, memoirs on motherhood and disability, a week full of kids' graphic novels, and more.

March 28, 2023
Featuring names for your next backyard chicken, beaver books, the new Dog Man title, military science fiction, and more.

March 21, 2023
Featuring a surrealist romp from a debut author, a poem a day to keep the madness at bay, Amor Towels out in paperback, and more.

March 7, 2023
Featuring 25(!!!) staff reviews, March staff picks, Raven bestsellers, and more.

February 28, 2023
Featuring escapist fantasies, anti-colonial horror, fantastical female pirates, a Madame Restell history, and more.

February 21, 2023
Featuring books for the superfans, fantasy on audio, the new Bernie book, Raven bestsellers, and more.

February 15, 2023
Featuring Lois Lowry on bog bodies, memoirs of a Met security guard, messy breakup books, and more.

February 7, 2023
Featuring February staff picks, Raven bestsellers, books for V-Day, and more.

January 31, 2023
Featuring all the best paperbacks fresh off the presses, a book from a Raven bookseller, amazing new middle grade, and more.

January 24, 2023
Featuring life-affirming books, notes from the science & nature section, fat activism, and highlander romance, and more.

January 17, 2023
Featuring wild book covers with everything from liturgical illuminations to hairy chests, the "Weird Al" Yankovic graphic novel, a new haunted house from Grady Hendrix, and more.