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Ben Picks Five

Updated: Apr 11, 2023


Say hi to Ben Kerns our newest bookseller. Since he started in February, Ben has been recommending staff picks that are eclectic, mysterious and interesting. Here are five picks to introduce you to Ben and his reading tastes (and maybe his taste in book covers too!).






Devil House by John Darnielle


A story about the often exploitative nature of the true crime genre written in intimate prose.









A hilarious novel about both learning to drive and how difficult it is to be alive.






Red Rising by Pierce Brown


Space opera about the seeds of revolution. Grandiose characters and action sequences alike!







Biography of X by Catherine Lacey


A fictionalized memoir about a non-existent star of the east village art scene. An America broken in two after the end of World War II. A woman attempts to understand abuse at the hands of the person she loved. All at once.





Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed



A dancing plague spreads through 1920s America. One of the earliest examples of Afrofuturism.


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