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Holiday Gifts and Winter Reading from your Local Independent Bookstore




The Great Lakes Great Reads program is an annual program to recognize excellence in writing for books about or written by authors with ties to the Great Lakes region. Congratulations to this year’s winners! ADULT FICTION


Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian Akashic 9781617756177


The First Rule of Punk by Celia C. PĂŠrez Puffin 9780425290422

What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha One World 9780399590832


Love illustrated by Loren Long Putnam 9781524740917

This catalog is produced by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association, which is comprised of independent bookstores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The independent bookstore is alive and well, particularly in this area of the country. Our numbers are growing like never before, and it is all due to you. People who shop at independent bookstores instead of online or at chain stores not only support their local bookstore, they also bring revenue back into their communities. Studies have shown that for every dollar spent in a chain store, only 14 percent of each dollar returns to the community. Shopping in locally owned businesses returns over 48 percent back to the community in salaries, taxes and in other ways. For online businesses, 0 percent stays in the community. Thank you for supporting your locally owned bookstore and your community. Where you spend your money matters!


FICTION Virgil Wander Leif Enger The first novel in 10 years from award-winning, bestselling author Enger follows the inhabitants of a Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. Grove 9780802128782 $27

My Year of Rest and Relaxation Ottessa Moshfegh A young woman attempts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation. Penguin Press 9780525522119 $26

Kingdom of the Blind Louise Penny Armand Gamache receives a peculiar letter in Penny's highly anticipated 14th installment of the bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache mystery series. Minotaur 9781250066206 $28.99

Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners Gretchen Anthony A formidable matriarch goes to wild efforts to wrest back control of her family in this sidesplitting dramedy set in the Midwest— perfect for fans of Jonathan Tropper. Park Row 9780778307860 $16.99

Home After Dark David Small This literary graphic novel brilliantly renders the brutality of male adolescence during the 1950s. Liveright 9780871403155 $27.95

Prague Spring Simon Mawer The New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Room returns to Czechoslovakia during the turbulent 1960s with a suspenseful story of sex, politics and betrayal. Other Press 9781590519660 $17.95

Every Last Lie Mary Kubica A widow's pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche in this exhilarating thriller from New York Times bestselling author Kubica. Park Row 9780778330929 $15.99

When the Lights Go Out Mary Kubica A woman is plunged into a bizarre case of stolen identity in this ambitious and riveting thriller by the blockbuster bestselling author of The Good Girl. Park Row 9780778330783 $26.99


PEOPLE Pence Andrea Neal Journalist Neal reveals a multifaceted view of the selfdescribed Christian, conservative Republican, from his beginnings in a large Irish-Catholic family to his time beside Donald Trump. Red Lightning 9781684350377 $22

The Good Neighbor Maxwell King The first full-length biography of the creator and star of "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood" tells the story of Fred Rogers, a champion of compassion and kindness. Abrams 9781419727726 $30

Hindsight Justin Timberlake In his first book, the multitalented entertainer reveals the creative process behind his work in film, music and comedy, along with visual material from his personal archives. Harper Design 9780062448309 $40

Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back) Jeff Tweedy The singer, guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs and the people who have inspired him. Dutton 9781101985267 $28

Writers From Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Gabriel García Márquez and Toni Morrison, this DK book features more than 100 biographies of the world’s greatest writers. DK 9781465474773 $35

Invisible Stephen L. Carter Carter tells the untold story of his grandmother—one of America's most powerful black lawyers who took down the Mafia in 1940s New York. Holt 9781250121974 $30

The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant Elizabeth D. Samet, editor With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses S. Grant’s memoirs ever published. Liveright 9781631492440 $45

Maid Stephanie Land Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Land's memoir about poverty in America and her experiences working as a maid. Hachette 9780316505116 $27


TRUE STORIES Black Klansman Ron Stallworth This is the true story of the African-American police officer who went undercover to investigate the KKK and the basis for the major motion picture directed by Spike Lee. Flatiron 9781250299055 $17.99

The Diary of a Bookseller Shaun Bythell This is the funny and fascinating memoir about Bythell's delightfully odd experiences at the helm of a small Scottish bookshop. Melville House 9781612197241 $25.99

American Dialogue Joseph J. Ellis The award-winning author of Founding Brothers insightfully connects the views of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Adams to the most divisive issues in America today. Knopf 9780385353427 $27.95

Heirs of the Founders H.W. Brands From bestselling historian Brands comes the story of how America's second generation of political giants battled to complete the work of the Founding Fathers. Doubleday 9780385542531 $30

Leadership Doris Kearns Goodwin Are leaders born or made? This seminal book explores leadership through the lens of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson. Simon & Schuster 9781476795928 $30

These Truths Jill Lepore In the most ambitious onevolume American history in decades, award-winning historian Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation. Norton 9780393635249 $39.95

Fly Girls Keith O'Brien Don't miss the untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the national air races of the 1920s and 1930s— and won. Eamon Dolan 9781328876645 $28




The Next Person You Meet in Heaven Mitch Albom This enchanting sequel to the # 1 bestseller The Five People You Meet in Heaven is an unforgettable novel of how our lives and losses intersect. Harper 9780062294449 $23.99

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Dan Egan Pulitzer finalist Egan delivers an eye-opening portrait of our nation’s greatest natural resource, the Great Lakes, as they face ecological calamity. Norton 9780393355550 $17.95

Atlas of Poetic Botany Francis Hallé This is an incredible collection of illustrated field notes and stories that uncover true tales of the strange and beautiful plants of the world’s rainforests. MIT Press 9780262039123 $24.95

The Long Path to Wisdom Jan-Philipp Sendker From the author of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats comes this charming collection of folk tales that offers a window into Burma’s fascinating history and culture. Other Press 9781590519646 $16.95

Sea Prayer Khaled Hosseini The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner responds to the refugee crisis with this moving, illustrated short work of fiction for readers of all ages. Riverhead 9780525539094 $15

Why Travel Matters Craig Storti Explore the profound life lessons learned through the joys of world travel. Storti infuses his own experiences with quotations and insights from famous travelers, historians and literary masters. Nicholas Brealey 9781473670280 $24.95

Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest Matt Williams “I highly recommend Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest to anyone who cares about the natural world.” — Kenn Kaufman, renowned birder and naturalist Indiana University Press 9780253035271 $29

Innumerable Insects Michael S. Engel Illustrated with stunning images from the American Museum of Natural History’s Rare Book Collection, this is a fascinating look at the world’s most numerous inhabitants. Sterling 9781454923237 $27.95

COOKING Go Kamado JJ Boston This is an introduction to the ceramic kamado-style grill, with over 100 recipes for grilling, smoking and baking, as well as practical guidance on use and maintenance. Alpha 9781465473530 $22.99


Soup Derek Bissonnette With over 300 delicious, inventive recipes and beautiful photography featuring the world’s favorite comfort food, Soup is certain to become a cornerstone of your kitchen. Cider Mill Press 9781604338096 $35

The Essential Pantry Maggie Green This is an indispensable resource for cooks who want delicious, easy recipes right at their fingertips. Also available: The Essential PlantBased Pantry (9781684350100). Red Lightning 9781684350421 $30

Cooking Scrappy Joel Gamoran From the National Chef of Sur La Table and star of the A&E show “Scraps” comes an innovative guide to using every resource in your kitchen. Harper Wave 9780062862945 $29.99

Affordable Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot® Jennifer Robins The author of the bestselling Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot® shows you how to use easy-to-find, cheaper ingredients to create amazing meals with your Instant Pot®. Page Street 9781624146015 $21.99

Martina's Kitchen Mix Martina McBride At home or on the road, McBride knows how to entertain. In her second cookbook, she shares all her family favorites. Oxmoor House 9780848757632 $30

The Little House Cookbook (Revised Edition) Barbara M. Walker A newly revised and updated edition of the award-winning cookbook features full-color photos and recipes inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House books. HarperCollins 9780062470799 $24.99

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs The cookbook every young chef needs! For the first time ever America’s Test Kitchen is bringing their expertise and know-how to young chefs. Kid-tested and kid-approved! Sourcebooks Jabberwocky 9781492670025 $19.99


GIFTS The Art of Reading Jamie Camplin & Maria Ranauro For art and book lovers alike, this beautiful volume explores the relationship between books, artists and Western paintings over the past six centuries. Getty 9781606065860 $34.95

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die James Mustich As readable and entertaining as the volumes it recommends, Mustich's compendium will make you want to drop everything and read all 1,000 books. Workman 9781523504459 $35

12 Rules for Life Jordan B. Peterson With over 2 million copies sold, Peterson brings his uncompromising voice to readers seeking a deeper and more profoundly meaningful life. Random House Canada 9780345816023 $25.95

Simple Things Jerry Apps Apps returns to the simple things that defined his boyhood farm—a fencepost, a lantern—recalling stories and values from even the most familiar objects. Wisconsin Historical Society Press 9780870208874 $22.95

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables Catherine Reid In this book, fans of Anne of Green Gables will discover how L. M. Montgomery’s connection to Prince Edward Island inspired her to write the beloved series. Timber 9781604697896 $24.95

Ballet This visual guide features beautiful photography that captures famous dancers, key stories and more than 70 of the most well-known ballet dances. DK 9781465474780 $40

Uberland Alex Rosenblat A startup that promised entrepreneurship for everyone, Uber instead upended our understanding of work in the digital age. Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. University of California Press 9780520298576 $26.95

National Geographic Almanac 2019 National Geographic’s first annual almanac for adults is crammed with cool, cutting-edge content: phenomenal photos, fun facts, surprising stories, great maps and more. National Geographic 9781426219818 $19.99


GIFTS I’ll Be There for You Kelsey Miller The definitive retrospective of the most beloved TV show of all time, this celebration of “Friends” incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to explore how a sitcom changed television forever. Hanover Square 9781335928283 $26.99

Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones have searched the band’s archives and jointly authored the only official illustrated Led Zeppelin book. Reel Art Press 9781909526501 $69.95

The Night Before Christmas Clement C. Moore & Charles Santore Thanks to stunning illustrations by renowned artist Santore, this beautiful, oversize edition of the classic poem is destined to become a family heirloom. Applesauce 9781604332377 $19.95

Radio Flyer Robert Pasin This visual history of the Little Red Wagon is told through a rich collection of photos and stories that highlight its unique place in American culture. Harper Design 9780062838995 $24.99

The Illustrated History of the Snowman Bob Eckstein With over 200 illustrations, The Illustrated History of the Snowman is a truly original winter classic—smart, surprisingly enlightening and simply the coolest book ever. Globe Pequot 9781493036660 $29.95

Big Whiskey Carlo DeVito Beautiful, evocative photography and in-depth profiles capture this legendary spirit as never before, providing whiskey lovers everywhere with a whirlwind tour of America’s storied Whiskey Trail. Cider Mill Press 9781604337761 $29.95

How to Be a Bourbon Badass Linda Ruffenach Redefine your perceptions of bourbon and those who savor it. Your journey to becoming a bourbon badass begins here. Red Lightning 9781684350087 $24

How to Drink Like a Mobster Albert W.A. Schmid Mixology expert Schmid provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up the best Prohibition-style bar and pour the drinks to match. Red Lightning 9781684350490 $15


TEEN The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein Kiersten White This dark retelling from New York Times bestselling author White isn’t the Frankenstein you know. And 200 years later, Mary Shelley's monster has never been more alive. Delacorte 9780525577942 $18.99

Dear Evan Hansen Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul From the show's creators comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by the hit Broadway show Dear Evan Hansen. Poppy 9780316420235 $18.99

Hey, Kiddo Jarrett J. Krosoczka The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Krosoczka details growing up with a drugaddicted mother, a missing father and two opinionated grandparents. Graphix 9780545902489 $14.99

Bridge of Clay Markus Zusak Zusak returns with a complex family saga that spans three generations, culminating in a single miracle: a boy and his bridge. Knopf 9781984830159 $26

Grim Lovelies Megan Shepherd Prepare to be spellbound by this new fantasy where secrets have been long buried, friends become enemies, and everything— especially humanity—comes at a price. HMH 9781328809186 $17.99


MIDDLE GRADE The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide: The World's Most Adventurous Kid Dylan Thuras, Rosemary Mosco & Joy Ang Explore 100 weird but wondrous places—from meteor sites to fantastical crystal caves. Workman 9781523503544 $19.95

Monstrous Devices Damien Love Twelve-year-old Alex receives a package, and when strange events start occurring, he suspects this small toy is more than special. Viking 9780451478580 $17.99

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret Trudi Trueit Danger and adventure await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers in this story inspired by real-life National Geographic explorers. Under the Stars 9781426331596 $16.99

24 Hours in Nowhere Dusti Bowling Bowling—author of Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus—returns to the desert to create a gripping story about friendship, hope and finding the power we all have within ourselves.​ Sterling 9781454929246 $14.95

Dactyl Hill Squad Daniel José Older Bestselling author Older combines history, fantasy and real-world relevance in this fast-paced adventure in which dinosaurs roam the streets of Civil War-era New York City. Arthur A. Levine 9781338268812 $16.99

Dork Diaries 13: Tales from a Not-So-Happy Birthday Rachel Renée Russell Find out if Nikki Maxwell’s birthday will be a blast or a bust in the 13th installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Aladdin 9781534426382 $13.99

Harbor Me Jacqueline Woodson Woodson's first middle grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when students share their stories. Nancy Paulsen 9780399252525 $17.99

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Flashback Shannon Messenger Join the next global phenomenon in the unforgettable seventh book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Aladdin 9781481497435 $19.99


MIDDLE GRADE Longburrow: Podkin One-Ear Kieran Larwood Middle grade readers are sure to love this epic fantasy that follows Podkin and his siblings as they face a villainous threat. HMH 9781328498038 $7.99

The Girl in the Locked Room Mary Downing Hahn From the ghost story master comes this tale of a girl imprisoned for over a century, the events that put her there and a timeless friendship. Clarion 9781328850928 $16.99

Wundersmith Jessica Townsend The captivating and heartpounding sequel to the New York Times bestseller Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow follows heroine Morrigan as she battles a new evil. Little, Brown 9780316508919 $17.99

Max Einstein James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein Officially authorized by the Albert Einstein Archives, this book follows Max Einstein, a young genius who solves the world's toughest problems using science. JIMMY Patterson 9780316523967 $14.99

Air Blast Cannon Ready, aim, blast! Using this fun and clear instruction book, readers can construct a moveable, air-powered cannon and fire away at the included targets! Klutz 9781338271249 $24.99

The Wild Robot Escapes Peter Brown An instant New York Times bestseller, this is the sequel to the bestselling The Wild Robot by award-winning author Brown. Little, Brown 9780316382045 $16.99

CHILDREN’S Business Pig Andrea Zuill Jasper would rather draw graphs than play in the mud. Can this cute pig find someone to adopt him who means business, too? Sterling 9781454926849 $16.95


Bee Still Frank J. Sileo & Claire Keay Bentley the Bee teaches his friends how they can use meditation to keep themselves calm. Magination 9781433828706 $16.99

The Broken Ornament Tony DiTerlizzi Bestselling author and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator DiTerlizzi brings a brand-new Christmas classic to life. Simon & Schuster 9781416939764 $17.99

Little Worlds Géraldine Collet & Sébastien Chebret Help kids discover their own little worlds, where they feel safe to explore the things that make them happy. Magination 9781433828195 $16.95

Winter Is Here Kevin Henkes & Laura Dronzek An award-winning husbandand-wife team introduces concepts of winter with gorgeous, expressive art and short, lyrical text. Greenwillow 9780062747181 $17.99

A Tuba Christmas Helen L. Wilbur & Mary Reaves Uhles There is no place for a tuba in the annual concert, but Ava finds a place for herself and her instrument in a special holiday celebration. Sleeping Bear 9781585363841 $16.99

Edison Torben Kuhlmann Two friends build a vessel that takes them to the bottom of the ocean to find a missing treasure. NorthSouth 9780735843226 $19.95

Grow Grateful Sage Foster-Lasser, Jon Lasser & Christopher Lyles Kiko goes on a class camping trip and learns all about gratitude. Magination 9781433829031 $16.99


CHILDREN’S Mapping Sam Joyce Hesselberth A cat explores her neighborhood in this gorgeously illustrated informational picture book for readers who want to know how to get from here to there. Greenwillow 9780062741226 $17.99

Pterodactyl Show and Tell Thad Krasnesky & Tanya Leonello When a boy brings his pterodactyl to school for show and tell, hilarious havoc ensues in this wild and wacky romp. Flashlight Press 9781936261345 $17.95

An Anthology of Intriguing Animals Children will discover the amazing stories and myths behind more than 100 animal favorites—from tigers to koalas—and pore over incredible photographs and beautiful illustrations. DK 9781465477026 $19.99

Nature's Friend Lindsey McDivitt & Eileen Ryan Ewen This picture book biography examines the life of Gwen Frostic, the renowned Michigan artist whose nature-inspired artwork has captivated fans for generations. Sleeping Bear 9781585364053 $16.99

Holes in the Sky Patricia Polacco Miss Eula is back! In this heartwarming companion to Chicken Sunday, Trisha is devastated when her grandmother passes away, but finds joy with a new friend. Putnam 9781524739485 $18.99

Mac B., Kid Spy: Mac Undercover Mac Barnett & Mike Lowery In this witty and historically inspired chapter book, the Queen’s newest secret agent, Mac B., travels the globe to find the stolen crown jewels. Orchard 9781338143591 $12.99

Presto & Zesto in Limboland Arthur Yorinks & Maurice Sendak This is a never-beforepublished picture book from Sendak, the awardwinning creator of Where the Wild Things Are. Michael di Capua 9780062644657 $18.95

Disney Ideas Book Elizabeth Dowsett Bring your love of Disney to life with more than 100 creative projects and activities: crafts, party games, puzzles, papercraft and much more. DK 9781465467195 $24.99

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CHILDREN’S Bye-Bye! Carol Zeavin, Rhona Silverbush & Jon Davis Part of the new Terrific Toddlers series, Bye-Bye! can help reassure toddlers that saying “goodbye” doesn’t mean forever. Magination 9781433828768 $8.99

Boo-Boo! Carol Zeavin, Rhona Silverbush & Jon Davis Part of the new Terrific Toddlers series, Boo-Boo! can help toddlers understand the everyday troubles of minor cuts and scrapes. Magination 9781433828751 $8.99

All Mine! Carol Zeavin, Rhona Silverbush & Jon Davis Part of the new Terrific Toddlers series, All Mine! can help toddlers understand how to take ownership of their belongings. Magination 9781433828775 $8.99

Baby Loves Science Board Boxed Set Ruth Spiro & Irene Chan Inspire a sense of wonder with big, brainy science in four little board books, plus an adorable periodic table poster of the alphabet. Charlesbridge 9781632890351 $35.96

Be Bold, Baby: Michelle Obama Alison Oliver Be bold with this board book! Celebrate Michelle Obama’s most inspiring moments with quotes from the former first lady and vibrant illustrations by Oliver. HMH 9781328519894 $9.99

Giraffe Problems Jory John & Lane Smith Laugh your way through storytime with this read-aloud from John and Smith, the creators of Penguin Problems. Random House 9781524772031 $17.99

King Alice Matthew Cordell Cordell, Caldecott awardwinning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers another warm and delightful picture book celebrating books, reading and snow days. Feiwel & Friends 9781250047496 $17.99

Grow Up, David! David Shannon On the 20th anniversary of No, David!, David is back and taunting his older brother with a series of tricks that no “you’re too little” can stop! Blue Sky 9781338250978 $17.99


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The German Cookbook This authoritative book showcases the diversity of German cuisine, with 500 recipes including both beloved traditional recipes and contemporary dishes representing the new direction of German cooking. 9780714877327 $49.95

Annie Leibovitz at Work In this revised and updated edition of Annie Leibovitz at Work, our most celebrated living photographer explains how her pictures are made. 9780714878294 $49.95

Flower Color Guide This is the ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide from New York’s preeminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam. What Pantone is to color, Flower Color Guide is to flowers. 9780714877556 $35

Where to Drink Beer Where to Drink Beer is the ultimate guide by the real experts - 500 of the world’s most revered brewers reveal the little-known, eclectic, and surprising destinations they visit for their ultimate beer. 9780714876016 $29.95

The Nordic Baking Book Magnus Nilsson delves into all aspects of Nordic home baking with recipes for everything from breads and pastries to cakes and cookies. 9780714876849 $49.95

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World This visually stunning and broad-ranging survey explores and celebrates humankind’s ongoing fascination with animals. 9780714876818 $59.95

JUST FOR KIDS My Art Book of Love A tender and wise ode to love, this stylish book is also illustrated with an expertly curated selection of fine art for young children. 9780714877181 $16.95 Little Bear Dreams This gentle and imaginative tale takes readers on a journey of wintry opposites both expected and unexpected. This snuggly read-aloud will both amuse and calm its young audience. 9780714877242 $17.95

Seeing Stars This artful introduction to constellations equips readers with the information they need to locate, name and explain all 88 internationally recognized constellations. 9780714877723 $24.95

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GLIBA 2018 Holiday Catalog  

The GLIBA Holiday Catalog featuring dozens of new books from a wide range of publishers. Catalogs are distributed to consumers in the Great...

GLIBA 2018 Holiday Catalog  

The GLIBA Holiday Catalog featuring dozens of new books from a wide range of publishers. Catalogs are distributed to consumers in the Great...