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New This Week
  • The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois: A Novel
  • The Movement Made Us: A Father, a Son, and the Legacy of a Freedom Ride
  • The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred
  • Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life
  • Where Futures Converge: Kendall Square and the Making of a Global Innovation Hub
  • Siren Queen
  • The Hurting Kind: Poems
  • Bitter Orange Tree
  • Such Big Dreams: A Novel
  • First Time for Everything: A Novel
  • Jameela Green Ruins Everything
  • Paradais
  • Bad Girls: A Novel
  • The Partition: Stories
  • Time Shelter: A Novel
  • Forbidden City: A Novel
  • There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness
  • Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation
  • Liberalism and Its Discontents
  • Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made
  • Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison
  • On Jazz: A Personal Journey
  • Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote: A History, a Crisis, a Plan
  • The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison
  • Geek Girls: Inequality and Opportunity in Silicon Valley
Hardcover Best Sellers
  • Liarmouth: A Feel-Bad Romance: A Novel
  • Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essays
  • Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends On It
  • Born in Cambridge: 400 Years of Ideas and Innovators
  • My Seven Black Fathers
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  • Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
  • Crying in H Mart: A Memoir
  • Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made
  • The Personal Librarian
  • Time Is a Mother
  • Acts of Service: A Novel
  • Liberalism and Its Discontents
  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel
Paperback Best Sellers
  • Smahtguy: The Life and Times of Barney Frank
  • Book Lovers
  • Klara and the Sun: A Novel
  • All About Love: New Visions
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • The Idiot: A Novel
  • The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency
  • First Person Singular: Stories
  • Água Viva
  • The Overstory: A Novel
  • Pachinko
  • The Song of Achilles: A Novel
  • When We Cease to Understand the World
  • It Ends with Us
  • The Ministry for the Future: A Novel
Featured Titles
  • Stay Gone Days
  • Theatre of Marvels: A Novel
  • Things They Lost: A Novel
  • The Trouble with Happiness
  • Trust: A Novel
  • Unlikely Animals: A Novel
  • Vigil Harbor: A Novel
  • Vinegar Hill: Poems
  • Violets
  • Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future
  • Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau
  • The Baby on the Fire Escape: Creativity, Motherhood, and the Mind-Baby Problem
  • Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir
  • The Great Experiment
  • In the Founders’ Footsteps: Landmarks of the American Revolution
  • Indelible City
  • The Last Days of the Dinosaurs: An Asteroid, Extinction, and the Beginning of Our World
  • The Quaking of America
  • Serenade: A Balanchine Story
  • Shine Bright
  • Thin Places: A Natural History of Healing and Home
  • A Thousand Ways to Pay Attention: A Memoir of Coming Home to My Neurodivergent Mind
  • Winslow Homer: American Passage
  • The Year of the Horses: A Memoir
  • Kaikeyi: A Novel
  • Spear
  • Probably Ruby: A Novel
  • All the Secrets of the World: A Novel
  • Companion Piece: A Novel
  • Hope and Glory
Black Lives Matter
  • Rooted Jazz Dance: Africanist Aesthetics and Equity in the Twenty-First Century
  • An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World
  • This Boy We Made: A Memoir of Motherhood, Genetics, and Facing the Unknown
  • Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality
  • None But the Righteous: A Novel
  • You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays
  • Just Pursuit: A Black Prosecutor’s Fight for Fairness
  • What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel
  • Black Love Matters: Real Talk on Romance, Being Seen, and Happily Ever Afters
  • Don’t Cry for Me: A Novel
  • Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019
  • Recitatif: A Story
  • Manifesto: On Never Giving Up
  • Black in White Space: The Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life
  • How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That’s Rigged
  • Fear of Black Consciousness
  • You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience
  • Ain’t Burned All the Bright