Books on the Park

9th Ave: Mark Ernest Pothier

Cover of Mark Ernest Pothier's Outer Sunset. The cover is an abstract illustration of the Great Highway in San Francisco's outer sunset.There are lines of green, red, orange, yellow, and blue making up the highway, and purples making up the sky as the sun sets off the page.

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Outer Sunset: A Novel By Mark Ernest Pothier Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609388836
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - May 15th, 2023

Jim Finley—a recently retired English teacher living alone on the shifting edge of San Francisco—has been set, unwittingly, on the back porch of life. Trying to harmonize the voices in his head, he sits most days by his stack of “to-do” books until, one day, his daughter comes home with the worst news of her life. Everything changes.


9th Ave: Miah Jeffra with Kai Harris

Cover of Miah Jeffra's American Gospel. The cover is a photo of a gray-blue scale, with a brownstone tenement building in the middle center, standing lone next to some trees bare from winter. The title is written in white letters at the top of the cover in the sky, and the author's name is written in the same letters below the building.

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What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel By Kai Harris Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593185360
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - February 7th, 2023

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize
A Marie Claire Book Club pick

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by *Marie Claire* *Teen Vogue* *Buzzfeed* *Essence* *Ms. Magazine* *NBCNews.com* *Bookriot* *Bookbub* and more! 


9th Ave: Dionne Irving

Cover of Dionne Irving's The Islands. The cover has a collaged image of a metal fence, long beach grass, sand, and turquoise sea. The title and author name are in bold black writing down the center.

The Islands: Stories By Dionne Irving Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220663
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Published: Catapult - November 1st, 2022

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Powerful stories that explore the legacy of colonialism, and issues of race, immigration, sexual discrimination, and class in the lives of Jamaican women across London, Panama, France, Jamaica, Florida and more


The Islands follows the lives of Jamaican women—immigrants or the


9th Ave: Arielle Estoria with Virgie Tovar

Cover of Arielle Estoria's book, The Unfolding. The cover is a taupe background, with a line drawing of a feminine figure with long flowing hair, the sun behind their shoulder. The title and lines are in brown, sage green, pink, and gold.

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The Unfolding: An Invitation to Come Home to Yourself By Arielle Estoria Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063094420
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Published: HarperOne - March 7th, 2023

Arielle Estoria is known for her moving and empowering words that encourage women and all people to be confident in who they are, compassionate about where they’ve been, and loving about who they are becoming.


The Body Positive Journal By Virgie Tovar, Lucila Perini (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Virgie Tovar, Lucila Perini (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781797214450
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 3rd, 2022

This joyful and empowering guided journal encourages readers to love and value their body as it is.


9th Ave: Oindrila Mukherjee with Talia Lakshmi Kolluri

Cover of Oindrila Mukherjee's novel The Dream Builders. The cover is pink and orange, with a peacock feather crossing it diagonally, the title written in bold white down the center.

The Dream Builders By Oindrila Mukherjee Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781953534637
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Published: Tin House Books - January 10th, 2023

A Good Morning America and PureWow Best Book of January

A Goodreads Buzziest Book of the New Year

A January Indie Next Pick & Debutiful Most Anticipated Book of 2023

“A marvel.” —Kevin Wilson

“Funny, moving, and often deliciously cynical.” —Tiphanie Yanique


What We Fed to the Manticore By Talia Lakshmi Kolluri Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534415
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Published: Tin House Books - September 6th, 2022

Longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Fiction

A Ms. Magazine, Bustle, Publishers Weekly, Chicago Review of Books, Debutiful, and ALTA Journal Best Book of September

An Orion Best Book of Fall


9th Ave: Briana Loewinsohn with Gene Luen Yang

Cover of Briana Loewinsohn's graphic memoir, Ephemera. The cover is off white with illustrated sage green leaves on the top and bottom. The title is written in green cursive, delicately placed in the center of the cover.

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Ephemera: A Memoir By Briana Loewinsohn Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781683966906
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Published: Fantagraphics - March 21st, 2023

A debut graphic novel that poignantly blends memoir, magic realism, and graphic medicine.


Shang-Chi by Gene Luen Yang Vol. 1: Brothers & Sisters By Gene Yang, Dike Ruan (Illustrator), Philip Tan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Yang, Dike Ruan (Illustrator), Philip Tan (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781302924850
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Published: Marvel - April 13th, 2021

THE MASTER RETURNS! An ancient and evil secret society has stayed in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zhu. But now his successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world...Zheng Zhu's son, Shang-Chi!


American Born Chinese By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250811899
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Published: First Second - February 23rd, 2021

A Michael L. Printz Award winner, a National Book Award finalist, and a New York Times bestseller!


9th Ave: Rebecca Makkai


Join us on Thursday, March 2 at 7pm when Rebecca Makkai joins us to celebrate her latest book, I Have Some Questions for You, at 9th Ave!

The Great Believers: A Novel By Rebecca Makkai Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735223530
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Published: Penguin Books - June 4th, 2019

PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST
NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BOOK OF 2018
LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER
ALA CARNEGIE MEDAL WINNER
THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARD WINNER

Soon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler


9th Ave: Record of the Month Listening Party

Rectangular graphic with a lime green background and white and black rings drawn over it. In the center is a record sleeve with an LP sticking partially out. The LP has a green apple in the center of it. The sleeve of the record reads, in groovy font, "Green Apple Books, Record of the Month Club"

3 months of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


6 months worth of our Record of the Month picks!

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.


Our first pick for Record of the Month is They Only Wanted Your Soul by the Reds, Pinks, and Purples.

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.

For the first month only, subscribers will get TWO RECORDS by The Reds, Pinks, & Purples--the Record of the Month along with their 2021 album Uncommon WeatherThis offer is only available with the purchase of a subscription during January 2023.

About the Artist(s):
Before The Reds, Pinks & Purples started getting noticed by a larger audience, the "I Should Have Helped You" 4 song EP snuck out on Swedish experimental label I Dischi Del Barone and quickly disappeared, becoming a little-heard but often whispered about piece of the RPPs discography. Recorded around the same time as the material that ended up on his breakthrough LP Uncommon Weather, it contains some of the best examples of Glenn Donaldson’s melancholy but wry take on indie pop. Needless to say, it's terrific.

The original 7" is now a white whale for collectors, trading for silly prices on Discogs when it shows up at all. This music needs to be heard, so we've put together this limited reissue that adds six more tracks to make it a mini-LP length grab bag of hits. It has songs about record shopping, religion, worker's rights, dysfunctional holidays, and of course heartbreak sung over a maze of shimmering fuzzy guitars and drum machine beats -- an essential chapter of the Reds, Pinks & Purples story.
 


Our first pick for Record of the Month is They Only Wanted Your Soul by the Reds, Pinks, and Purples. For the first month only, subscribers will get TWO RECORDS by The Reds, Pinks, & Purples--the Record of the Month along with their 2021 album Uncommon WeatherThis offer is only available with the purchase of a subscription during January 2023.

Please note that shipping will not be available for any Record of the Month orders, all vinyl will be able to be picked up at any of our locations.

 

About the Artist(s):
Before The Reds, Pinks & Purples started getting noticed by a larger audience, the "I Should Have Helped You" 4 song EP snuck out on Swedish experimental label I Dischi Del Barone and quickly disappeared, becoming a little-heard but often whispered about piece of the RPPs discography. Recorded around the same time as the material that ended up on his breakthrough LP Uncommon Weather, it contains some of the best examples of Glenn Donaldson’s melancholy but wry take on indie pop. Needless to say, it's terrific.

The original 7" is now a white whale for collectors, trading for silly prices on Discogs when it shows up at all. This music needs to be heard, so we've put together this limited reissue that adds six more tracks to make it a mini-LP length grab bag of hits. It has songs about record shopping, religion, worker's rights, dysfunctional holidays, and of course heartbreak sung over a maze of shimmering fuzzy guitars and drum machine beats -- an essential chapter of the Reds, Pinks & Purples story.


9th Ave: Jen Beagin

Cover of Jen Beagin's novel Big Swiss. The cover is a painting of a white woman, upside down, with long brown hair with a wide open mouth and equally wide eyes, cleavage pressing against a frilly white blouse. The title is in bright yellow across the painting.

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Big Swiss: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982153083
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Published: Scribner - February 7th, 2023

A brilliantly original and funny novel about a sex therapist’s transcriptionist who falls in love with a client while listening to her sessions. When they accidentally meet in real life, an explosive affair ensues.

Greta lives with her friend Sabine in an ancient Dutch farmhouse in Hudson, New York. The house, built in 1737, is unrenovated, uninsulated, and full of bees.


Pretend I'm Dead: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
$16.00
Temporarily Unavailable
ISBN: 9781501194429
Published: Scribner - January 8th, 2019

NAMED A BEST BOOK of the YEAR by O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE, REFINERY 29, and KIRKUS REVIEWS
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE

The “wondrous” (O, The Oprah Magazine), “scathingly funny” (Entertainment Weekly) debut from Whiting Award winner and author of Big Swiss Jen Beagin about a cleaning lady named Mon


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