Jake

Meet Jake, one of our new booksellers. Jake's favorite reads are kids books with heart, adventure, and a dash of romance. 

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823447176
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Holiday House - February 2nd, 2021

Everyone who's ever been a teenager and/or had a body should read this!!! The sweetest, most romantic, uplifting body-positive coming-of-age story you could imagine. I laughed and cried along with Charlie. She's the best, and this book is the best!


Rise to the Sun Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338662238
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 6th, 2021

A love letter to music, complicated girls, and finding where you're meant to be. Plus, who doesn't want to have their first kiss with a girl at a music festival? Sweet, sad, beautiful--the perfect end-of-summer read (or ANY time!!)!


She Drives Me Crazy Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250209153
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 20th, 2021

This book is super popular on TikTok, and for good reason; it's completely worth the hype: gay drama, fake dating, basketball player x cheerleader lesbian romance. And the last scene??? In the gym???? I'm not gonna spoil it, but you MUST read this one for yourself!


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Ophelia After All Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250797308
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order now
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 8th, 2022

Wow wow wow WOW WOW!!! Racquel Marie's debut novel is full of lyrical prose, incredible banter, and Cuban food galore! Ophelia is questioning her sexuality in a way that feels so genuine and caring--this book will be so important for so many queer and questioning teens. 


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062975164
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 19th, 2021

If this book had come out when I was 12, I would be going to Amari conventions. It is EPIC!! Supernatural creatures, a summer camp that's not what it seems, and the bravest, coolest protagonist you could imagine. I LOVE Amari!!


The Accidental Apprentice (Wilderlore #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534477568
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 30th, 2021

Pokemon meets How to Train Your Dragon meets escapist woodland fantasy in this incredible book!! You'll meet a tiny dragon named Mitsy, a not-so-fearsome beast named Root, and a boy who doesn't want to go on an adventure--who goes on one anyway. Love this middle-grade fantasy!


Bloom Cover Image
By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726413
Availability: Backordered
Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

Seaside town, bakers, gays, and first love in this graphic novel that I read in one sitting but have come back to again and again. My heart hurts just writing this review UGH!


Mooncakes Cover Image
By Suzanne Walker, Wendy Xu (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781549303043
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Oni Press - October 15th, 2019

If you don't have something pumpkin-flavored to eat while reading this, you might want to get on that ASAP!! This gorgeous, magical graphic novel combines Chinese and Jewish cultures, has an adorable queer romance, and is BEGGING to be read during sweater weather. 


An Absolutely Remarkable Thing: A Novel (The Carls #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781524743468
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Dutton - July 30th, 2019

Hank had huge shoes to fill, what with John Green being his oldr brother, and BOY did he fill them with something strange and different and totally new. This was the most unusual, exciting, wonderful book I read last year. A blend of sci-fi, new adult romance, and a sprinkle of aliens just for fun. 


Hot Dog Girl Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780525516279
Availability: Available to order - Usually arrives at our store in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Books - March 24th, 2020

Who wants to be the princess when you can be the hot dog?! A bisexual summer love story filled with a run-down amusement park, drama, and, yes, a girl in a hot dog suit. You can't go wrong with any of Jenn Dugan's books, though--try Verona Comics as well!


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780759554993
Availability: Available - On our shelves now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Quite possibly my favorite book of all time--atmospheric, romantic, mysterious. It'll make you want to go to coastal Maine, search for an ancient shipwreck, and fall in love.