Black History Month calls upon the American public to honor and take notice of the often overlooked achievements of Black Americans. This reading list is a sampling of Black writers who bear witness to the struggles of being Black in this country and gives voice to those Black writers who celebrate being Black in this country. Beginning with poetry the list moves on to fiction, non fiction, cooking, and books for YA, middle readers and young children. Many of these titles are new & noteworthy 2022 releases.
Literati booksellers Carla, Shannon, and Vick put together this reading guide to help you get toasty during these frigid days and nights of January and February. The list offers a selection of warming and feel-good reads from essays to humorous books, poetry to fiction, cookbooks to nature writing, and books for kids of all ages. Sit back and say “ah, that was a good one” as you burrow yourselves indoors.
January 1st is typically the day we set new resolutions to live by: change your diet, quit drinking, exercise, find time for yourself, be a better you, be better to the people around you and to the planet. This list is a selection of reading material to lead you on that path, from books on guided meditation and yoga practice, to discovering nature, to eating better for yourself and a better planet, to being a better you, and more. We offer these suggestions as a way of saying Happy New Year 2022 and a sharing toast to a New You in the New Year!
This has been an abundant year of book releases, from debut authors to authors we have loved over the years. Literati staff have put their heads together to provide you recommendations of books and Literati gear for holiday gifting. The list includes 2021 releases, as well as other titles we treasure — and think someone in your life may, too. It's a long list that runs the gamut from joyful reads to insightful thoughts to current events and into the future.
It's that time of the year when we're looking for some hauntingly good scares. We hope to put a spell on you with these spellbinding true crime, mystery, thriller, and horror reads suggestions!
If you haven't visited our reimagined 2nd floor, you're in for a wonderful surprise. First you'll be greeted at the top of the stairs with toys for tykes to teenagers, lots and lots of fun jigsaw puzzles for all ages, crossword puzzles and game books, as well as greeting cards, posters and prints. All our kids books have been moved upstairs, where there's an extensive collection of young adult, middle reader, picture, and board books just waiting to be discovered.
Fall is a time of change. Summer is coming to an end: leaves are beginning to change colors, the sun has shifted, and many are returning to school or moving into a new home. Here at Literati Bookstore we see Fall as a time for people to discover new ways of living in, being a part of, and seeing the world with books that can inspire, educate, and open new doors to change. — Literati bookseller Carla Bayha curated this expansive reading list.
The heat is on, which means it's time to head north to the beach with more books in your suitcase than a change of clothing! Nothing says beach read like a good romantic comedy . . . or a mystery to get lost in . . . or just some great storytelling. Here's some suggestions for sunny sandy reading.
Summer, ah! What a wonderful time of year to teach your young ones about the great outdoors and get them started on a path towards learning about and loving the natural world. Here's some suggestions of nature picture and board books for children, as well as outdoor interactive activity books that will keep them busy all summer.
There's many ways to honor and spoil the most important guy in your life — DAD! We think there's nothing like a good book for him to get lost in as he dozes off on his hammock or chaise lounge on this one day that he doesn't have to mow the lawn! Here are suggestions for sweet board books gifted from daddy's favorite litte one, along with sports books, novels, and non-fiction books we think he'd enjoy unwrapping this Sunday. Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!