Harry

Harry

Harry has been a bookseller his entire adult life and will buy anything put out by Maggie Nelson, Richard Kadrey, Tamsyn Muir, or Thomas Page Mcbee. When not at work he can be found running for Abel Township and cooking (poorly, but enthusiastically) with D20 streaming in the background. 

Favorite Genres: 
Children's Lit
Fantasy
LGBTQ Fiction
Non-Fiction
Poetry
Book Recommendations: 
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The Orange and Other Poems By Wendy Cope Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780571389513
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Faber & Faber - April 9th, 2024

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Greta & Valdin: A Novel By Rebecca K. Reilly Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668028049
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2024

If you’ve been reading every book that’s been compared to Less for the last seven years and it’s never quite right THIS IS IT. Absolutely delicious vibes. Can’t wait to read it again.


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The Invisible Hotel By Yeji Y. Ham Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781638931379
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Published: Zando - March 5th, 2024

This is stick with you for life remember where you were when you read it horror. The Cullinan Diamond of hidden gems. 


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The Dead Take the A Train (Carrion City #1) By Richard Kadrey, Cassandra Khaw Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250867025
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Published: Tor Nightfire - October 3rd, 2023

A hearty blend of laughs and gore, this was everything I wanted (and I wanted a lot!!) from these two. Well balanced, well paced, and thoroughly enjoyable. ~Harry


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Zero to Three: Poems (Cave Canem Poetry Prize) By F. Douglas Brown, Tracy K. Smith (Selected by) Cover Image
By F. Douglas Brown, Tracy K. Smith (Selected by)
$20.95
ISBN: 9780820347271
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 15th, 2014

If I could gift one book of poetry to everyone it would be this one. A perfect book. ~Harry


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How to Count to ONE: (And Don't Even THINK About Bigger Numbers!) By Caspar Salmon, Matt Hunt (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Caspar Salmon, Matt Hunt (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9798887770246
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Published: Nosy Crow - June 6th, 2023

If Where’s Waldo or I Spy books are in your future but baby isn’t quite there yet this is the book for you! Sweetly cheeky this book is fun whether or not you can read. - Harry


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Natural Beauty: A Novel By Ling Ling Huang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593472927
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Published: Dutton - April 4th, 2023

This was the most visceral and nauseating horror novel I've read since Tender Is the Flesh. The pacing builds masterfully, sneakily, until the final chapters are flying by. There is so much incredible imagery in chorus with moments of beautiful, sinister dread that I wake up with something new to say about it every day. - Harry


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Dykette: A Novel By Jenny Fran Davis Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250843135
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 16th, 2023

Dykette. Is. HYSTERICAL. Every few paragraphs there's something so sly and scandalous and  delightful and hot I'm showing everyone in my orbit. It's the summer read to the winter of Big Swiss (despite the winter setting- trust me!) - Harry


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Even Though I Knew the End By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250849458
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Published: Tordotcom - November 8th, 2022

I read this unexpected tear jerker on a camping trip and I highly recommend it for fans of Upright Women Wanted and anyone who has a box of tissues handy. - Harry 


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Big Swiss: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982153090
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Published: Scribner - August 1st, 2023

Tart and overwhelming as a warhead with a slow, satisfying ending…this book is immaculate. I would read a hundred more stories about this town and these people.   - Harry 

 


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Namaste Is a Greeting By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217834
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

I love the graceful shapes and vibrant colors of this sweet book! This is an instantly rereadable work of art, any of these pages would be at home in a frame. ~Harry


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Our Wives Under the Sea: A Novel By Julia Armfield Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250229908
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 27th, 2023

I’m calling it now, in July, I’ve found my favorite book of the year. This is the warmest and most romantic book I’ve ever cried on public transit over. Poignant and sweet in equal measure I turned the pages as slowly as I could to make it last.  ~Harry


X: A Novel By Davey Davis Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220939
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Published: Catapult - June 28th, 2022

This slick book grabbed me by the throat last year and I can still feel it. Totally unique yet deeply, uncomfortably familiar, this is a story I felt in my bones. ~Harry


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See You Soon By Mariame Kaba, Bianca Diaz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Bianca Diaz (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781642597639
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Published: Haymarket Books - March 1st, 2022

This is a loving and graceful book about a young child separated from her mother by incarceration and the ways her family stays close and whole together. Inspired to act? --Harry

Mariame Kaba can also be found in the Sociology aisle - We Do This 'Til We Free Us


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Every Night Is Pizza Night By J. Kenji López-Alt, Gianna Ruggiero (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324005254
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Published: Norton Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

This is my favourite book about the moment you realize for the first time that other people have different experiences...wow!! --Harry

 


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The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America By Eric Cervini Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781250798503
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Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

There is tangible power in knowing your history and feeling the love of those who came before you. If you are intimidated by tomes of queer nonfiction or jaded by corporate pride parades, this is the perfect book for you. --Harry


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Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture By Amos Mac (Editor), Rocco Kayiatos (Editor), Tiq Milan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Amos Mac (Editor), Rocco Kayiatos (Editor), Tiq Milan (Introduction by)
$34.95
ISBN: 9781936932597
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Published: Amethyst Editions - June 11th, 2019

I can vividly remember reading ‘My Pullups Parable’ for the first time and thinking...yes! I’m so glad this wonderful piece of transgender history has been conserved, and I especially recommend it if you’ve been missing your queer community lately. --Harry


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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781949199734
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Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

The warmth and compassion of these stories can't be overstated - they made me hungry in every way possible. Deesha Philyaw sets up snapshots that feel deeply intimate without voyeurism and universal without vagueness. I will, without question, be reading this over and over. --Harry


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My Life as a White Trash Zombie By Diana Rowland Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780756406752
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Published: DAW - July 5th, 2011

This is a warm and heartening series for folks with a strong stomach - Angel Crawford is my hero. --Harry


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The Devil You Know (Felix Castor #1) By Mike Carey Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316511766
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Published: Orbit - March 27th, 2018

If you like for urban fantasy to have a  sense of humour then Felix Castor is your man. This series is dark and vibrant simultaneously with characters to root for til the end.  --Harry


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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
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Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

This series is the most fun I’ve had reading since I was ten. It’s an irreverent comedy. It’s a deeply intimate tragedy. It’s a puzzle. It’s unlike anything else. --Harry


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Bluets By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

I read this book at least once a year and at LEAST seven times per breakup. Bluets will get you through it.  --Harry


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Made for Love: A Novel By Alissa Nutting Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062280596
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Published: Ecco - July 3rd, 2018

This raw and raunchy book will swing you between laughter and catharsis before depositing you at the end, panting, exhilarated. If you read the first page and like it it only gets better from there. --Harry


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Drive Here and Devastate Me By Megan Falley Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781938912863
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Published: Write Bloody Publishing - September 26th, 2018

It did. This gorgeous, bare collection found a home in my heart I hadn't realized was vacant. --Harry


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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Karen Russell Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307947475
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Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2014

Karen Russell is a master of tone, somehow always perfectly capturing Florida beaches and swamps exactly as I remember them. This collection includes both of my favourite short stories ever - Proving Up and Dougbert Shackleton's Rules for Antarctic Tailgating - as well as many other creepy, funny, creepily-funny tales. --Harry


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Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons By John Paul Brammer Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982141516
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2022

Readers familiar with ¡Hola Papi! as an advice column will recognize JP Brammer's warm and generous writing immediately. Through the years I have felt profoundly understood both by the author and his audience - such a gift in a genre I had previously felt no connection with. I wholeheartedly recommend this book, and his work as a whole, to all. --Harry