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Oh, No! No Inventory Update

UPDATE on updating our in-store inventory, so that you can see online just what we have or can get for you: 
Our work-around is sporadic at best and what you see as "in stock" may not be and vice versa.
The only reliable information is that if the status is: "hard to find," that book really is really hard to get (at a reasonable price)!

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Raven Recommends

We are not going to call this page "Raven's Raves," but she probably does have a few that she'll want to share with you.



All the Bright Places Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385755917
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - September 13th, 2016

All the Bright Places will rip your heart to shreds in the best of ways. Although I was left sobbing after this book, it is hands-down my favorite. All the Bright Places will make you fall in love with the protagonists like never before. It's a story of teen love, tragedy, curiosity, and harsh reality. With my whole heart, I strongly urge you to take the time to read this book.

Eleanor & Park: Exclusive Special Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250012579
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

As of now, Eleanor and Park is my second favorite book. Although I read it more than two years ago, it forever has a special place in my heart. This book is perfect for you if you're a sucker for semi-cheesy, teen novels like I am. It depicts two polar opposite teens who find love for one another in their heart. It contains the hardships of a bad family life and the hardships of a seemingly "perfect" family. If you're ever looking for a heart-warming book, take the time to read Eleanor and Park.