We invite you to come in and browse our diverse selection of new and used books. It’s a pleasure for us to share your reading experience and to help you select the next book that will inform, entertain, and delight.
Linda Brower & Karen Barringer, Owners
A Few New Arrivals at Lopez Bookshop
What Have Plants Ever Done for Us? Stephen Harris takes readers step by chronological step through the role of plants in the rise of the Western world, with sojourns through the history of trade, travel, politics, chemistry, and medicine. Plants are our most important food source. Some, such as barley, have been staples since the earliest times. Others, like the oil palm, are relative newcomer
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin. Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most powerful office in the nation.
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin compiles the best work of this legendary short-story writer. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, and among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians.
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the author of The Snow Child, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In the winter of 1885, Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn’t return.
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters. It’s the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred.
A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He’s got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states. On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right–with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself.
My Favorite Pets by Jeanne Birdsall; illustrated by Harry Bliss.
In his homework assignment, Gus spends less time on what he likes about sheep and more on how he’s gotten in trouble doing such things as using a sheep as an umbrella, or letting sheep into his house. (ages 3+)
This is Not a Picture Book! by G. Sergio Ruzzier. Duck finds a book and is surprised to discover that there are books with words and no pictures–and that even without pictures, a book can be interesting and exciting. (ages 8+)
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson. Loving their gifted teacher, three boys are dismayed when she falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day. (ages 8+)
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly, Locker Hero by Rachel Renee Russell. First in a new series! After being targeted by a bully, Max begins to question his resolve to attend public school after having been homeschooled, but aspires to become like his favorite comic book heroes and finds an unexpected opportunity to be the hero his middle school needs. (ages 9+)
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings. Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings–named one of ‘The 25 most influential teens’ of the year by Time–shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. (ages 13+)
“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth