Staff Picks - Valentine's Day

Perfect picks for everyone from the hopeless romantic to your own valentine!

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A Tale of Two Cities (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
By Charles Dickens, Simon Schama (Introduction by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780679729655
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 14th, 1990

Don’t be intimidated by this classic. It might be a story of the French Revolution, but even more it’s a story of love — desperate, unrequited, reckless. Read this, fall in love with Sydney Carton, and come talk to me. -- Jolie


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Meet Cute Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328759870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - January 2nd, 2018

 

Meet cute, noun, “a scene in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time.”

Award-winning, bestselling YA authors tackle their own meet-cute scenes. One of these (at least one) will make you “awwww” -- Maggie


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Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425265963
Availability: Currently sold out, can usually be ready for pick-up or shipping in 2-5 business days
Published: Berkley Books - August 29th, 2012

Passionate story about the forbidden romance between a professor and his graduate student. Looking for something more layered and complex post-50 Shades? A page-turning read! -- Cassie


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Love Voltaire Us Apart: A Philosopher's Guide to Relationships Cover Image
By Julia Edelman, Hallie Bateman (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781785782244
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Icon Books - January 9th, 2018

 

Fun lil’ book for your significant mother — I MEAN, other. Yes, Freud, and all your fav thinkers’ thoughts on love and connection are hilariously compiled by Edelman. Come for the mixtape section, stay for Kant using AIM to flirt… -- Andy


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At the Strangers' Gate: Arrivals in New York Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781400041800
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 5th, 2017

A portrait of New York City in the 1980’s, told through Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha’s arrival to a tiny basement room on the Upper East Side. Full of tender and humorous moments only these aspiring artists could experience. We got a sneak preview of his one man show at the store!


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I Believe in a Thing Called Love Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374304041
Availability: Currently sold out, can usually be ready for pick-up or shipping in 2-5 business days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - May 30th, 2017

 

A perfect summer read! One girl plots her way to love with the help of the masters — K-dramas!


The Grand Sophy (Regency Romances #10) Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781402218941
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca - July 1st, 2009

 

Try a regency romance! Georgette Heyer is the best. Exciting, romantic, historical.


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Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780375835339
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - August 28th, 2007

 

One of the great takes-place-in-one-night books, and it’s even better than the movie. -- Nick


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Beautiful Bastard Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476730097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - February 12th, 2013

 

Not just a pretty cover — beats Fifty Shades by a mile in characterization and quality of writing. Same with Bared to You by Sylvia Day, one shelf up! -- Emmanuelle