As you may suspect, we read a lot of books. Almost as fun as reading books is talking about them with friends, customers, strangers sitting next to us at Stellina, hikers on Sky Trail, weekend bikers in line at Bovine Bakery... If we haven't cornered you yet to talk about our current favorites, you can check here to see what books--old, new, and forthcoming--we're currently enjoying.
Jules Evens' Natural History of the Point Reyes Peninsula is a classic. In addition to providing an exhaustive account of the great biological diversity, the rich geological make-up of the peninsula, and a riveting tour of the ecology of one of the most special places on earth, Evens writes with enviable lyricism. This is a book that lives up to the landscape it approaches, and everyone who spends time here should own a copy.
Ali Smith is becoming one of my favorite writers. This, the first volume in her planned seasonal quartet, is the perfect book for the season.
Heid Erdrich has put together one the most exciting collections of poems I have read in ages. Collecting 21 Native poets first published in the twenty-first century, New Poets of Native Nations offers a fresh and dynamic anthology of work that is destined to become a classic of American literature. As Linda Hogan says, this is a watershed moment. -- Stephen
Samantha Hunt's The Seas swept me away. It reads like a salt-soaked fairy tale and its characters will haunt you (in a good way) as they haunt each other. -- Molly
A thrillingly good collection of poems about working class women, art, and what it means to look--and to see. Deeply empathic, lyrical, and profoundly affecting, Diane Seuss once again proves herself to be one of our great poets.