Honoring Black History Month

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.

Warm Up & Feel-Good Reads

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.


New Year, New You

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!

Holidays 2021 Gift Guide

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.

Discover Literati's 2nd Floor

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.

Early Fall 2021: Changing Perceptions

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.

Beach Reads

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.