The Best Book of the Season

Mr. Dickens and His CarolEverything you want from a book about Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, and faith, hope, and charity.

This is the best book of the season.

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Holiday Gift Ideas from The Bookman!

When you're shopping for your out-of-town loved ones, shop online-local with The Bookman!

Our two holiday catatlogs are available to browse and shop online from the comfort of your couch, office, or whatever comfort station you might enjoy!

The Great Lakes Independent Bookseller's Holiday Catalog is chock-full of suggested titles for all ages and interests!

The ABC Group's Best Books for Young Readers is... so many books for young readers, it would take all year to read all the books!

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Notables Book Club

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life Cover Image
Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche Cover Image
They Are All Me Cover Image
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values Cover Image
If We Were Villains Cover Image

Notables Book ClubThe Notables Book Club is a monthly meeting to discuss notable books with notable hosts in notable venues!
The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest that will Bring Purpose to your Life
with Notable Host Shelley Irwin will make your December especially notable!

The Notables Book Club meets monthly until April. Find more deails on the Notables Book Club page.


North Ottawa Wellness Foundation Suggested Reads

BrainIn today’s hectic and demanding world, we are frequently bombarded by stressful situations and scenarios.
Current neuroscience and physiology research help us to recognize and understand the stress response in both the body and the mind, as well as the long term consequences for our well-being and longevity.
These insightful books provide the background for understanding this impact and include excellent practices and tips for navigating the stress response to a happier, healthier you.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812981605
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - January 7th, 2014

Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385347334
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harmony - December 27th, 2016

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda Cover Image
ISBN: 9780861716838
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Wisdom Publications (MA) - July 26th, 2011

Go Wild: Eat Fat, Run Free, Be Social, and Follow Evolution's Other Rules for Total Health and Well-Being Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316246101
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - December 22nd, 2015

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A Tr Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062265432
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dey Street Books - December 30th, 2014

The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live-And How You Can Change Them Cover Image
By Richard J. Davidson, Sharon Begley (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9780452298880
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Plume Books - December 24th, 2012

Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being Cover Image
Call for price and availabiliy. (616) 846-3520.
ISBN: 9780804140133
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harmony - November 10th, 2015

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455587971
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 3rd, 2017

Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307956835
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harmony - October 22nd, 2013

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143113102
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 1st, 2008

The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143128373
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 26th, 2016


Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Clockwork Dynasty Cover Image
The Left Hand of Darkness Cover Image
The Punch Escrow Cover Image
Kindred Cover Image
The Salt Line Cover Image
Chasing the Phoenix: A Science Fiction Novel Cover Image

The Clockwork Dynasty follows June on an international hunt-and-chase as she uncovers the secrets of ancient automatons, but at what peril? The Clockwork Dynasty is Daniel H. Wilson's masterful new novel. It seamlessly interweaves past and present, exploring a race of beings that live by different principles than humans, but ultimately value loyalty. Daniel H. Wilson's novel expertly draws on his robotics and science background, combining exquisitely drawn characters with visionary technology--and riveting action.

The Left Hand of Darkness is a landmark science fiction novel. Ursula LeGuin explores  psychology, society, and human emotion, including sexual and gender roles, with a riveting story about interstellar political intrigue.  Algis Budrys praised the novel as "a narrative so fully realized, so compellingly told, so masterfully executed".  

The Punch Escrow is a new science fiction thriller about what happens when your technology accidentally clones you. The most powerful corporation in the world comes for you, and doesn't stop coming for you. Author Tal M. Klein lives in Detroit, and brings us his first novel sure to please fans of Ready Player One, Micheal Crichton, and Douglas Adams.

Kindred, while perhaps strictly speaking science fiction because it's a time-travel story is much, much more. Octavia Butler's unclassifiable tale of a modern black woman in the Antebellum South is sure to leave every reader shaken and filled with conflicting thoughts and emotions.

The Salt Line, brand new with a release date of September 5 this year, portrays a post-apocalyptic world with literary depth of character and emotion. By turns violent and pastoral, set in the near-south of North Carolina and Tennessee, Holly Goddard Jones debut thriller evokes Station Eleven and The Godfather, with women in all the major roles.

Chasing the Phoenix follows the far-future adventures of a human and a mutant dog who are globe-trotting thorugh a seris of post-whoops adventures. Michael Swanwick's satiric world building continues as our duo find a way into and out of war-torn China. A light read, but one with though-provoking subtexts.