We Recommend

Let our expert librarians recommend your next great read. For a customized list of recommendations, check out Personal Picks.

Maus

A memoir of Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to…

Marbles

After a bipolar disorder diagnosis, Ellen Forney began a years-long struggle to find mental stability without losing…

Fun Home

This alternately crushing and funny memoir reflects on the author's childhood, focusing on her complex relationship with…

French Milk

Through delightful drawings, photographs, and musings, Knisley documents a six-week trip she and her mother took to Paris…

Drinking at the Movies

Presents a reflection on early adulthood in which the author moves from San Francisco to Brooklyn at the height of Obama'…

Epileptic

David B. spent an idyllic early childhood in a small town near Orléans, France, but the family's life changed abruptly…

Don't Go Where I Can't Follow

In this collection of letters, drawings, and photos, Anders Nilsen chronicles a six-year relationship and the illness…

The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief

A deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named Laroche leads Orlean on a tour of America's strange flower-selling…

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Traces the development of the atomic bomb from concept to Hiroshima.

Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

Over the course of one day, traces the loss of the author's Zionist faith against a backdrop of Jewish history,…

Jerusalem

Delisle explores the complexities of a city that represents so much to so many, examining the impact of the conflict on…

In the Kingdom of Ice

Facing everything from snow blindness to polar bears, North Pole explorers of the 1800s battled madness and starvation as…

The Empathy Exams
The Empathy Exams

Visceral and revealing essays that question our basic understanding of others.

The Last Days of the Incas

Documents the conquest of the Inca Empire and the insurgency against the Conquistadors.

Assassination Vacation

Vowell's essayist eye examines American assassination sites for humor and oddity as she explores U.S. history and culture…

We Recommend

More Recommendations

Your local librarians have profiles in our catalog (BiblioCommons) to share our interests, what we’re reading and to create even more recommendation lists.  Follow and like our profiles and learn more about getting social on our catalog.

Picks From Staff

Neighborhood Branch Spotlight