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Adult Books We're Anticipating: Pre-order Now!

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Why do pre-orders matter? Publishers prioritize a book's first week sales. Placing a pre-order for your favorite authors and anticipated reads ensures sales will be counted on the publication date and be more likely to end up on bestseller lists. Plus, you get to support an indie bookstore in the process. Check out some of the books we're excited about below!

Updated 5/17/2022


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Happy-Go-Lucky Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316392457
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

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How to Be Eaten: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316450843
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 31st, 2022

""Morals create a labyrinth of rules geared toward blaming the victim." Have you ever looked back on the classic fairy tales we were told as children and think, "was it always this messed up?" If no, then you're about to! HOW TO BE EATEN takes place in modern-day New York City and centers around a group of women, their trauma support group, and the reasons they have all found themselves there in the first place. Hilarious, moving, and empowering all wrapped up into one!" - Melissa

"This was one of the most unique and enjoyable fairytale retellings I've read! I particularly enjoyed the focus on the trauma experienced by the central women. So often, retellings just put a new spin on the original story (which is fun!), but this book focused less on changing the stories and more on how the events in them affected the women for years to come. Each woman had a unique voice and take on her experience, and it was fascinating to watch them help each other heal from their different - and yet still very similar - traumas." - Jeanette


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Yerba Buena: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810465
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

"This book cut so effortlessly to the heart of not just its characters, but to their physical surroundings and all those they came in contact with. There are characters that were only on-page for a fraction of the book that I still found myself hoping to see again just to hear more of their stories, too. Nina LaCour has crafted two gorgeous stories here that are equal parts distinct and fatefully intertwined and I adore her for it." - Mariah

"I've loved Nina LaCour since her YA days and I can't wait for the adult fiction community to fall in love with her too. There's something about the way she writes female characters, complex and effortlessly cool and so real you can almost touch them through the page. YERBA BUENA is no different, and I love that we spend more than half the book following the two leads on their individual journeys before they even get together. You'll want to live in LaCour's prose, bathe in her lush LA backdrop, and befriend all her characters -- trust me, I finished this book in just two short sittings." - Michelle

"Nina Lacour's writing wraps you up in a warm hug. It felt effortless to connect to the characters. This book spans years, but you never miss a beat. It was a pleasure to watch Emilie and Sara grow, apart and with each other, through loss and through love. This book reads like a grown-up found family story, and I absolutely loved it." - Mallory


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Why Patti Smith Matters Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781477320112
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 31st, 2022

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More City than Water: A Houston Flood Atlas Cover Image
By Lacy M. Johnson (Editor), Cheryl Beckett (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781477325001
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Published: University of Texas Press - June 1st, 2022

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Cult Classic: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374603397
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Published: MCD - June 7th, 2022

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Eclipse the Moon: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063051065
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Published: Harper Voyager - July 12th, 2022

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Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781984880116
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Published: Penguin Books - June 7th, 2022

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The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063026254
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Published: Avon - June 7th, 2022

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These Impossible Things: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538709306
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 7th, 2022

"In many ways, this novel felt like The Joy Luck Club for a new generation but it really does create a distinct and compelling identity of its own. The complex and different relationships the three protagonists forge between their religious views and their social lives (and how that affects their relationships with each other) was dramatic but relatable through its nuance. By the end of the book, the main characters will feel like your own lifelong friends and you'll be sad to part from them." - Zareef


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Ghost Lover: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982122188
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 14th, 2022

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Lapvona: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593300268
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Published: Penguin Press - June 21st, 2022

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Elsewhere: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250219633
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Published: Celadon Books - June 28th, 2022

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Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385548519
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Published: Doubleday - June 28th, 2022

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Life Ceremony: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802159588
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Published: Grove Press - July 5th, 2022

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Into the Mist: A Novel Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781643859187
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Published: Crooked Lane Books - July 12th, 2022

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Husband Material (London Calling) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781728250922
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Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - August 2nd, 2022

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Die Around Sundown: A Mystery Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250824820
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 16th, 2022

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Didn't Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316285278
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - August 30th, 2022

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Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062912831
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Published: Avon - September 6th, 2022

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On the Rooftop: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780063139961
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Published: Ecco - September 6th, 2022

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Plagues and Pencils: A Year of Pandemic Sketches Cover Image
By Edward Carey, Max Porter (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781477325865
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 6th, 2022

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Nona the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #3) Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250854117
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Published: Tordotcom - September 13th, 2022

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Faith, Hope and Carnage Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374607371
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 20th, 2022

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Less Is Lost Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316498906
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 20th, 2022

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Across The Sand (The Sand Chronicles) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780358670452
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Harper Voyager - October 4th, 2022

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The Hero of This Book: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062971272
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Published: Ecco - October 4th, 2022

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The Atlas Paradox (Atlas Series #2) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250855091
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Published: Tor Books - October 25th, 2022

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The World We Make (The Great Cities) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316509893
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Published: Orbit - November 1st, 2022

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The Big Texas Cookbook: Food That Defines the Lone Star State Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780063068568
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Published: Harper Wave - November 8th, 2022

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Galatea: A Short Story Cover Image
$12.00
ISBN: 9780063280519
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Published: Ecco - November 8th, 2022

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Before Your Memory Fades Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781335429285
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 15th, 2022

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Number One Is Walking: My Life in the Movies and Other Diversions Cover Image
By Steve Martin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250815293
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Published: Celadon Books - November 15th, 2022

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Black Af History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780358439165
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Published: Dey Street Books - January 17th, 2023

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How to Be Heard Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062845931
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Published: Harper - February 15th, 2023

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Dirtbag: Essays Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250269621
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 25th, 2023