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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 I feel are worth looking for right now and through February. — Vick

Holiday Book Gifting: Fiction Suggestions 2022

Looking for fiction books to gift? There's so many and it's not so easy grabbing a book of the shelf and knowing "this is the one!" This list is suggestions of new fiction releases I've put together  from the past few months. Included 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.

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 are 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 I know  are not to be missed. —Curator Vick

End of Summer 2022 Reads

Though summer's end is closing in on us, it's still the dog days of summer: hot August days that send us to the beach or pool before the leaves start turning. Here's a list of books I hope will amuse you, captivate you, educate you, and find yourselves lost in . . . books that are good company while soaking up the end of summer sun. — curator vick

Pride Month Reading List

The entire month of June is Pride Month, which commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots, which eventually led to the efforts and progress towards achieving equal rights, justice, and opportunies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans. Big Thanks to Literati staff member/bookseller David Vogel for putting together most of this reading list that touches on and celebrates LGBTQ culture.

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