While we all may have dreaded those summer reading books we were assigned in school, we guarantee these books will be the ones that you can’t put down as you lounge poolside.
When a company's workers are literally dying on the job, when their business model relies on preying on local businesses and even their own vendors, when their CEO is the richest person in the world while their workers make low wages with impossible quotas... wouldn't you want to resist?
Danny Caine, owner of Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas has been an outspoken critic of the seemingly unstoppable Goliath of the bookselling world: Amazon. In this book, he lays out the case for shifting our personal money and civic investment away from global corporate behemoths and to small, local, independent businesses. Well-researched and lively, his tale covers the history of big box stores, the big political drama of delivery, and the perils of warehouse work. He shows how Amazon's ruthless discount strategies mean authors, publishers, and even Amazon themselves can lose money on every book sold. And he spells out a clear path to resistance.
We all need a little reminder to take care of ourselves these days. This summer, relax with 200 Ways to Refresh, Restore, and Rejuvenate. This book helps you reconnect with your body, mind, spirit, and surroundings, and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face the world again. From self-massage to meditations to decluttering, these relaxation exercises help you focus on your own personal needs in an enjoyable way, freeing you up to care for the world around you, as well.
Need a fictional escape, while also planning your future trip to Paris? This is a walker’s guide to Paris that takes us through its past, present and possible futures
Eric Hazan, author of the acclaimed Invention of Paris, takes the reader on a walk from Ivry to Saint-Denis, roughly following the meridian that divides Paris into east and west, and passing such familiar landmarks as the Luxembourg Gardens, the Pompidou Centre, the Gare du Nord and Montmartre, as well as forgotten alleyways and arcades. Weaving historical anecdotes, geographical observations, and literary references, Hazan’s walk guides us through an unknown Paris. With the aid of maps, he delineates the most fascinating and forgotten parts of the city’s past and present.
A poetry collection of Robinson's heart. Her work is a diverse assortment of gut-wrenching stories, powerful anecdotes, whimsical observations, and overall joyful expressions. She relinquishes social constructs with command and grace. Her rare eloquence is mesmerizing and inclusive to all readers. This collection takes you to extraordinary places and doesn't return you quite the same.
Originally published in England in 1938, and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global Black resistance. Robin D.G. Kelley’s substantial introduction contextualizes the work in the history and ferment of the times, and explores its ongoing relevance today.
Rania Naim's beautiful paperback book poetically explores the thrills of love, the highs and lows of life, and the challenges of new beginnings. A book for those who will understand.
101 ways to free yourself from plastic and save the world. Join the war on plastic with these 101 tips for individuals to begin to eliminate single-use plastics from their life. Carry your own cutlery, choose cones over cups, and buy a box of donuts instead of a packaged one.