Nick's Staff Picks

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The Sword of Shannara Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345314253
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Published: Del Rey - July 12th, 1983

Terry Brooks is famous as an author for good reason. If you're a fan of classic pulp fantasy, this is a tough book to put down.

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Heroes' Feast (Dungeons & Dragons): The Official D&D Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984858900
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 27th, 2020

I could see these recipes being a hit at any event, D&D-related or otherwise. Even if you're not interested in cooking, the photos, art, and "lore" for each recipe makes it fun to flip through.

One of a Kind: A Story About Sorting and Classifying Cover Image
By Neil Packer, Neil Packer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536211214
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Published: Candlewick Studio - October 13th, 2020

This book is beautifully laid out and illustrated, with a cute story about the many, many, many ways that people organize and sort things.

Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385348270
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Published: Crown - September 8th, 2020

"Short and cheerful" is the perfect way to describe this book. It's genuinely fun to read, witty,  and easy to tear through in an afternoon.

Metamorphosis and Other Stories: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Michael Hofmann (Translated by), Michael Hofmann (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780143105244
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Published: Penguin Classics - February 26th, 2008

Kafka is famous for his dark fiction, but he's written so much more than just The Metamorphosis. This collection of stories was a great chance to see what else he wrote, as someone who only ever knew Kafka for the one story we read in 12th grade English class.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345391803
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Published: Del Rey - September 27th, 1995

This isn't just your average everyday sci-fi book...anyone can, and should, read this. It's genuinely hilarious and so hard to look away from.