Black Futures Month

In a piece for the New York Times, local author Patrice Gopo wrote, “in a society with an abundance of stories featuring white characters, my daughter needs to see herself reflected in the pages. She needs me to help her find stories that expand our country’s typical narrative about black people — beyond slavery, segregation and the civil rights movement. She needs to see people who share her race existing in a variety of books — happy, carefree, fantastical ones, as well as stories of strife.”

This February, we shifted our gaze ever so slightly, so that it rested not only upon black histories but also black futures, curating displays and collections that showcased myriad Black narratives set in the past, present, and future.

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Winter Institute Wrapped by Adah and Eleanor

Adah and Eleanor traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico for Winter Institute, a week of workshops and networking for booksellers, publishers, and authors from across the nation. It was book nerd’s dream and resulted in exposure to A TON of new titles we can’t wait to read and authors we can’t wait to be friends with. Read on for a sampling of some of the most promising books and writers we encountered.

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Year in Review

Still searching for the right gift for someone on your holiday list? Read on, holiday shoppers, for a round-up of this year's best reads. Take a peak at your store's bestsellers and explore your booksellers' top choices for this year's new releases. We have a sneaking suspicion that you'll find a great gift hidden in these lists...

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5 Cookbooks for the Season of Food

We all have food traditions, ingrained in our memories alongside the faces of loved ones who joined in their inception or repetition - a taste signifies a season, a scent evokes a sentiment, a flavor recalls a family member.

That’s why we’ve assembled a list of recently published cookbooks, from which you can draw inspiration for new food memories or elevate pre-existing menus this holiday season.

From your friends at Main Street Books, happy holidays and happy cooking!

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