January 20, 2021: A Day to Remember. Inauguration Day Reads

Below is a list of books . . . for all ages . . . in acknowledgment of Inauguration Day. Scroll through to discover books we think your children will enjoy as they learn about our country's new leaders. Scroll further down for adult readers to consider books by and about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as well as books about the US Constitution, Inauguration speeches, and a copy of the Constitution.

Comforting Books To Take Into the New Year

2021 gives us reason for hope and rejuvenation. Literati staff have come up with books we recommend for readers to take with them into the new year: books we feel can be held dear as we head in to the long winter of snow and ice storms, covid fears and reality, and as a new administration gets to work on making the world around us a better place. These are thoughtful books, funny books, inspiring books, calming read-by-the-fireside books. Some are oldies but goodies, some are brand new, and some will be released in the next few months.

In Honor of RBG

Words, books, and photographs give us lasting images of those we've lost. Ruth Bader Ginsburg will remain in our collective memories as the one-of-a-kind symbol of justice and truth. Here are some books we currently have on hand for curbside or postal delivery that honor the great RBG.

2020 Man Booker Prize Nominees 

The Booker Prize rewards the finest in fiction, highlighting great books to readers and transforming authors’ careers. The symmetrical relationship between The Booker Prize for Fiction and The International Booker Prize ensures that they honour fiction and the best writing on a global basis. The prizes are supported by Crankstart, the charitable foundation of Sir Michael Moritz and his wife, Harriet Heyman.

Hot Off the Press! Summer Releases Reading List

We're well aware that our shoppers are frustrated wtih not being able to stroll around Literati's tables and shelves to see what's new, what's recommended, and what Literati staff are reading. Though the store has been closed to the public — but open online 24/7 for delivery and curbside pickup — Literati staff have been busy reading advanced reader copies of soon to be published books. Carla, Julia, Shannon, and Vicki are happy to share with you some of the July and August new releases they're really excited about.

Books for People who Miss Ann Arbor's Art Fair

Ann Arbor's largest outdoor gathering, the Ann Arbor Art Fair, is cancelled for this year. It would have been occurring July 15-18 throughout downtown and the U/M campus. We thought we'd offer you titles to get you through what would be your art-filled week: books about art and color as well as novels surrounding art and artists, models and muses, art heists and mysteries. Get lost in art with this list created by Literati staff Vicki, Jeanne, and Shannon.