June is Pride Month!

June is the most beautiful month of the year and also when LGBT+ communities world-wide come together to celebrate and honor the freedom to be themselves. The original organizers chose this month to pay homage to the Stonewall uprising in June1969, in New York City, which helped spark the modern gay rights movement. Listed are new releases and about-to-be-released books that honor and touch on LGBTQ+ stories, history, fiction, non-fiction, and poetr — for adults and young ones.


Honoring Earth Day

If you are checking out this reading list, most likely you have a respect for and a concern for our home, Mother Earth. Thousands of books are published every year about the impact we have had on nature and the world around us, from poetry to non-fiction to fiction, in adult and children's books. Since the pandemic and the results we witness daily from climate change, a large majority of new book releases now touch on, or are about, environmental devastation and fears and impacts of the virus.

March Is Women's History Month

February 28, 1909 was the first Woman's History Day in New York City, commemorating the one-year anniversary of the garment workers' strikes when 15,000 women marched through lower Manhattan. On March 8, 1978, a Sonoma County, California education task force kicked off Women's History Week with International Women's Day. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared the week of March 8 Women's History Week across the country. By 1986, 14 states had declared the entire month of March Women's History Month.

It's a New Year With New Books to Look Forward to Discovering: January & February 2023 New Releases

The holiday season is always an exciting one for readers: favorite authors release new books and perfect books for gifting appear on store bookshelves. Just as exciting is what's in store in a new year, with debut authors, more new releases from favorite authors, and additions to sequels hitting the shelves. Here's a list of what to look for right now and through February.

Holiday Book Gifting: Fiction Suggestions 2022

Looking for fiction books to gift? This list is suggestions of new fiction releases, mostly from the past few months. Included in the list are the fiction titles from the New York Times Top 10 Books of the Year. Plus: every end of the year Literati staff are given the difficult task of naming their favorite book from the year. Click here to see the 2022 staff favorite list. Happy holidays and happy book gifting!

Holiday Book Gifting: Non-Fiction Suggestions 2022

What a great season to be shopping for books to give as gifts. Literati Bookstore is chock-full of 2022 releases — most brand-new releases for the season — that are exciting, fascinating, thought-provoking, delicious, funny, inspiring, beautiful . . . good luck not feeling compelled to get some of these for yourself! The list is entirely non-fiction, featuring memoirs, biographies, cookbooks, as well as books about the natural world, the music and film industries, and books about fascinating people who have changed the world.

Fall 2022 Book Releases

Autumn is an exciting season for readers: publishers release a higher volume of new books in the fall than throughout the rest of the year. It tends to be the season when much-awaited for new books by favorite authors hit the bookshelves, as well as debuts from authors the industry just knows readers are going to love. Literati inventory staff are busier than ever, opening lots and lots and lots of boxes, filling our display tables and shelves with these new book releases. Here are suggestions of some of the It titles not to be missed.

Banned Books Week 2022

Banned books week is September 18 - 24, 2022. It's incredibly sad that books are still being banned in the 21st century and sadder still that far-right politicians, media, and religious leaders continue to successfully dictate their belief systems in this manner. The best way to fight back is to buy and read banned books, to talk about this growing attack on the First Amendment, and to not allow school systems and religious organizations to influence their disregard towards multiculturism and race in the classroom by using your voice where it can be heard: VOTE!