Find your new favorite reads with this collection of top titles curated by our expert librarians.
"cutting-edge science supports a truth that poets, artists, mystics, and earth-based cultures across the world have proclaimed over millennia: life on this planet is radically interconnected"
"Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance."
Ways of Being
"A brilliant, searching exploration of different kinds of intelligence--plant, animal, human, artificial--and how they transform our understanding of humans' place in the cosmos"
Killers of the Flower Moon
"Tells the story of the brutal murders behind white settlers' attempted dispossession of an Osage family's Oklahoma lands, under which lay some of the world's most valuable oil fields."
Around the World in 80 Trees
"AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY TREES, beautifully illustrated by Lucille Clerc, is about eighty different trees species and their intricate relationships with people, animals and other plants."
The Power of Trees
"An illuminating manifesto on ancient forests: how they adapt to climate change by passing their wisdom through generations, and why our future lies in protecting them."
Failure is an Option
"H. Jon Benjamin--the lead voice behind Archer and Bob's Burgers--helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure."
"Passionate advocate for end-of-life care and TikTok star Nurse Hadley shares moving stories of joy, wisdom, and redemption from her patients' final moments, offering powerful lessons on facing death"
"In her new book, Amy Bloom writes about loving her husband and helping him to end his life after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's."
"Gathering moss is a mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses."
"This is a scientific exploration of what traits led to the dominance of Homo sapiens and how we have evolved to evade the laws of natural selection and now design the world around us."
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
In one of the best and most succinct introductions to Zen practice, the important teacher Shunryu Suzuki discusses posture and breathing in meditation as well as selflessness, emptiness & mindfulness
All About Love
"All About Love is a blueprint for finding myriad types of love, which hold the redemptive power to change our minds and lives."
"Poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy recounts the seven-year odyssey to diversify her garden in the predominately white community of Fort Collins, Colorado"
Miracle In the Andes
"Nando Parrado regained consciousness to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as family members and supporters, had crashed deep in the Andes."
The Boy Crisis
Examines issues challenging today's young men in the areas of education, mental health, sexuality, and leadership, outlining a comprehensive blueprint for parents, teachers, and policymakers to help
"Distinguishes medical falsehoods from evidence-backed truth on topics including exercise, supplements, diets, alternative medicine, vaccines, and more."
The Way of Imagination
"Essays on out-of-the box thinking as a modality of response to climate change, status quo, and political disruption."
Art Before Breakfast
"For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5- to 10-minute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule"
The War of Art
"In this powerful, straight-from-the-hip examination of the internal obstacles to success, bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner barriers"
It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism
A progressive takedown of the uber-capitalist status quo that has enriched millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the working class, and what transformational change would actually look like.
Around the World in 80 Plants
"Jonathan Drori takes another trip across the globe, bringing to life the science of plants by revealing how their worlds are intricately entwined with our own history, culture, and folklore."
"From the creators of the Academy Award-nominated documentary My Octopus Teacher, an immersive journey into the underwater world that inspired it-and holds transformative lessons for us all."
"The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston’s homeless community."
Ducks: Two Years in the Oils Sands
This is an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people.
How We Live Is How We Die
Understand the many changes in our lives to find more freedom and less fear. We might try to resist, but endings happen in every moment: the end of a relationship, the end of a day, the end of life.
The Lady and the Octopus: How Jeanne Villepreux-Power Invented Aquariums and Revolutionized Marine Biology
Jeanne Villepreux-Power, to keep sea creatures alive for her studies, had to invent a contraption to hold them―the aquarium
The Unwritten Book: An Investigation
This book revels in the randomness, connectivity, and magic of everyday existence. And at its heart is the immense weight of love.
An epic exploration of the Earth's underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. At once ancient and urgent, this is a book that will change the way you see the world.