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Valentine's Day

What better way to say I love you . . . to your sweetie, your bestie, your child, or that special someone that makes your heart go pitter-pat . . . than with a book about love?

Love Poems Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Donald D. Walsh (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811217293
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Published: New Directions - January 17th, 2008

Sensual, earthy love poems by the supreme poet of love, Pablo Neruda, in this beautiful book that is a perfect gift of love for Valentine's Day . . . and a lovely way to say "I love you."

The Sun and Her Flowers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449486792
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 3rd, 2017

Reflecting the life cycle of a flower, poet/illustrator Rupi Kaur's second book of poetry focuses on themes of love and loss, trauma and abuse, healing, femininity and the body. It is a celebration of love in all its forms.

Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less Cover Image
ISBN: 9781579659912
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Published: Artisan - December 8th, 2020

"You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be swept away—in less time than it takes to read this paragraph." Told in voices that are honest, vulnerable, tender, and wise, these 175 true stories are each as moving as a lyric poem and convey a universally recognized feeling, all in fewer than one hundred words. There are stories of love found and love lost, and the sometimes rarest of loves, self-love.

Loveblock (An Abrams Block Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419731532
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - December 1st, 2020

Teach your children how animals around the world show their love in this interactive board book. "Love is strong. You have my back and I’ll always have yours." This is a truly sweet and lovely gift for anyone you love.

Julián Is a Mermaid Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763690458
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Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

This beautifully illustrated and exuberant children's picture book reveals costumed mermaids who leave one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly dressed up. When Julián gets home, daydreaming of the magic he’s seen in these women, all he can think about is dressing up just like them in his own fabulous mermaid costume: a butter-yellow curtain for his tail, the fronds of a potted fern for his headdress. But what will Abuela think about the mess he makes — and even more importantly, what will she think about how Julián sees himself? Mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a jubilant picture of self-love and a radiant celebration of individuality.

What Kind of Woman: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063008427
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 10th, 2020

Through poems that are as beautiful as they are accessible, Kate Bear proves herself to be an exemplary voice in modern poetry. Her words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Her poems are those you share with your mother, your daughter, your sister, and your friends.

All About Love: New Visions (Love Song to the Nation) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060959470
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 30th, 2018

bell hooks uses her incisive mind to explore the question “What is love?” with answers that strike at both the mind and heart. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation.

One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452138558
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 9th, 2014

Based on Bob Marley's song, this board book is a perfect teaching book for toddlers and preschoolers to learn about diversity, teamwork, and love. "One love, one heart, let's get together and feel all right."

Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Vivien Jones (Editor), Vivien Jones (Introduction by), Tony Tanner (Introduction by), Vivien Jones (Notes by)
ISBN: 9780141439518
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Jane Austen's classic novel about Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy is the penultimate of love stories and still a best-seller after all these many years.

Pride and Prejudice: The Complete Novel, with Nineteen Letters from the Characters' Correspondence, Written and Folded by Hand Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452184579
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 15th, 2020

This deluxe edition of the classic "Pride and Prejudice" brings to life the letters exchanged among Jane Austen's characters in her most popular book. Glassine pockets are placed throughout the book containing removable replicas of 19 letters from the story.

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The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984818355
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

Jodi Picoult's latest novel is about the choices we make and the chance corners we turn that lead us to and from love . . . and back again. 

Outlander: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385319959
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Published: Delta - August 10th, 1998

"Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail." Diana Gabaldon’s first work of fiction introduces two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781984820150
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

Isabel Allende's latest masterful work of historical fiction is about hope, exile, and belonging and is a deeply moving story of love, and how that love inspires survival through the most horrific tortures of war and repression.

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

Part romance and part election story, "Red, White & Royal Blue" tells the story of Alex, United States First Son, and Henry, Prince of Wales, and their secret love affair amidst Alex's mother's reelection campaign. This book has it all: witty banter, beautiful love letters, timely political commentary, and an awesome squad of characters.

My Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735227934
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Published: Dial Books - January 8th, 2019

Some days your heart is a puddle or a fence to keep the world out. But some days it is wide open to the love that surrounds you. With lyrical text and breathtaking art, "My Heart" empowers all readers to listen to the guide within, in this ode to love and self-acceptance. 

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802412706
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Published: Northfield Publishing - January 1st, 2015

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? Gary Chapman's "The 5 Love Languages" will help guide you through your life's endeavors in love.

How to Love (Mindfulness Essentials #3) Cover Image
By Thich Nhat Hanh, Jason DeAntonis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781937006884
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Published: Parallax Press - December 1st, 2014

Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love. He distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.

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When You Read This: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062834683
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - February 18th, 2020

Told in a series of e-mails, blog posts, online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondence, home-rental bookings, and other snippets of our virtual lives, "When You Read This" is a deft, captivating romantic comedy that is funny, tragic, surprising, and bittersweet, and candidly reveals how we find new beginnings after loss.

Dog Songs: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143125839
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2015

"Dog Songs" includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.

Love in the Time of Cholera (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389732
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Published: Vintage - October 5th, 2007

Oh what a great love story! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again. Treat yourself . . . or someone you love . . . to this Gabriel Garcia Marquez classic.

Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984822185
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Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

A  story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. "Normal People" takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t.

Love Poems for People with Children Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593085240
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 15th, 2019

Love Poems for Married People Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525540007
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2018

All the Odes: A Bilingual Edition Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Ilan Stavans (Editor)
ISBN: 9780374534929
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - July 18th, 2017