Our favorite Sports books!
How money, guts, and greed built the Warriors dynasty -- and then took it apart
The Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA for the better part of a decade. Since the arrival of owner Joe Lacob, they won more championships and sold more merchandise than any other franchise in the sport. And in 2019, they opened the doors on a lavish new stadium.$16.95ISBN: 9780307278623Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011
An insider’s look at baseball’s unwritten rules, explained with examples from the game’s most fascinating characters and wildest historical moments.
$18.00ISBN: 9780143109396Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2016
**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**
“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.”—Sports Illustrated$26.95ISBN: 9781616207861Availability: ON HAND in at least ONE of our stores. Click through or call for up-to-the-minute availability.Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020
A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle * San Francisco Chronicle
“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.$28.99ISBN: 9781250230423Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020
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The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir.$30.00ISBN: 9780393635119Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 18th, 2020
A monumental exploration of soccer and society in our time—by its preeminent historian.$19.95ISBN: 9781496217066Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019
In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth.$21.99ISBN: 9780316420815Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - May 7th, 2019Immerse yourself in the natural world with How to Camp in the Woods, the book StarTribune says "does all but set up the tent."$18.00ISBN: 9780525533993Published: Blue Rider Press - June 16th, 2020
**The Instant National Bestseller**
The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors.
Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger.$16.95ISBN: 9781101970850Published: Anchor - March 3rd, 2020
From The New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today.$16.00ISBN: 9780802121455Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Grove Press - July 11th, 2017
Originally published in 1995 to huge critical acclaim and a finalist for the NBCC Award for Nonfiction, Madeleine Blais's In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle is a modern sports writing classic.$18.99ISBN: 9780306824203Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Da Capo Press - August 11th, 2015
Named Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time and a #1 NYT bestseller, this is the classic story of a high school football team whose win-loss record has a profound influence on the town around them.$19.99ISBN: 9781419726477Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 10th, 2017$16.95ISBN: 9780679745358Published: Vintage - June 1st, 1993
They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities.$18.00ISBN: 9781101986660Published: Dutton - March 10th, 2020
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One of the 10 Best Books of March, Paste Magazine
A deeply reported insider perspective of Alex Honnold’s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing.$16.95ISBN: 9780307279187Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011
The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
$38.45ISBN: 9781557286581Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: University of Arkansas Press - April 1st, 2014When high jumper Alice Coachman won the high jump title at the 1941 national championships with "a spectacular leap," African American women had been participating in competitive sport for close to twenty-five years.$15.99ISBN: 9780060730550Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Harper Perennial - February 3rd, 2004
Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety.$17.00ISBN: 9780374272272Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: North Point Press - September 29th, 2004
A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline.$15.99ISBN: 9780306814976Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Da Capo Press - August 8th, 2006Down Farm Road 308, an hour's drive south of Dallas, amidst sprawling fields of cotton lies a small community--Penelope, Texas (population 211).$20.00ISBN: 9780316194761Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships from warehouse in several days.Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2015
The definitive biography of a legendary athlete.
The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net.