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Pre-orders for books are like opening weekends for movies. 

They show publishers how excited you are, drum up early support so publishers know how many books to print, how many to ship, where to ship them. They're an early indicator of how successful a book might be for a publisher, which tells them that yes, they should get the author under contract for a sequel or shop rights around for a movie adaptation or order more print runs of the author's backlist. They also tell us these same things, and help us know what books to order more of so that we're not sold out on the release date and you have to wait three days for our next shipment to come in. They give us support and tell the publishers that you are willing to support us and this book in our store. Pre-orders are one of the most important metrics of publishing, and we're making pre-ordering easier for you! 

So here's our monthly list of Possible Pre-orders. These are the books that we as a store are most excited about and would love to get to you as quickly as possible. These are books that the publishers are excited about, that they've been touting to us and to you through early reviews and marketing. These are just a select few of the myriad of books coming out in next month, so don't think that these are the only ones available for pre-order. Anything you're excited for and you think should be on this list? Let us know. Pre-order it. And we'll get it to you on its release day. 

 

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All Adults Here: A Novel Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781594634697
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 4th, 2020

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Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2) Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9781524720926
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

Here's what you need to know:
It is better than the first one in the series. It is absolutely non-stop with stakes through the roof. It has a heist, time wonkery, derring do, aliens and critters, psionic powers, hopeless odds, found family, twists, and All The Feels. It also has a cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers. I haven't had this much fun reading a book in a long time, and I absolutely cannot wait for book three.

--Elliot


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$16.14
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

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Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel (The Murderbot Diaries #5) Cover Image
$22.94
ISBN: 9781250229861
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tor.com - May 5th, 2020

With all of the action, adventure, humor, and heart you've come to expect from Muderbot, NETWORK EFFECT is the perfect continuation of this series. There's an intensity to these stories that resolves in such satisfying ways--my heart is always full of contentment when I finish a Murderbot story. This is no exception. If you're not reading Murderbot, you have time to catch up before this book comes out in May. If you're already reading Murderbot, you know what to expect: hijinks, squishy humans--friends and foes, new and old--a lot of coding, and many interruptions to your preferred media viewing of Sanctuary Moon. This installment does not disappoint. I love it with my whole heart. I hope you will, too.

--Megan


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Who Ate the First Oyster?: The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History Cover Image
$14.45
ISBN: 9780143132752
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Published: Penguin Books - May 5th, 2020

Who Ate The First Oyster? (The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History) is the fascinating, entertaining, educating result. Using anthropology, archaeology, geology, history and other disciplines sometimes denigrated as poor college-major choices, Cassidy answers the eponymous question, as well as others such as:

  • Why was the first person to try an oyster likely a woman?
  • What is the relationship between one of the first inventions and infant cranial capacity?
  • Which did more to push societies previously based on hunting and gathering toward those based on agriculture: the invention of bread, or the invention of beer?

You stand a good chance of guessing that last one without even reading the accompanying chapter, but you'd be missing out. The journeys in these short, smart, informative essays are worth at least as much as the destinations. Half the fun is watching Cassidy stitch together seemingly disconnected scraps of information into broad quilts of knowledge about our collective human history.

--Kelvin


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Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9780823446186
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Published: Neal Porter Books - May 5th, 2020

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The One and Only Bob Cover Image
$16.14
ISBN: 9780062991317
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Published: HarperCollins - May 5th, 2020

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The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think Cover Image
$23.80
ISBN: 9780735223011
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Published: Penguin Press - May 5th, 2020

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Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781524796303
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Published: Bantam - May 5th, 2020

Now in paperpback! The epic prequel to the Song of Ice and Fire, this intricate history of the Targaryans will help slake some of your Westerosi thirst while we all wait for Winds of Winter!


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The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Cover Image
By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
$23.80
ISBN: 9781538701515
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 5th, 2020

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Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
$24.64
ISBN: 9780062434029
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Published: William Morrow - May 12th, 2020

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Cover Image
$23.79
ISBN: 9781338635171
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 19th, 2020

Th highly anticipated prequel to the Hunger Games trilogy takes us back to the 10th Annual Games and President Snow's origins as a gamemaker.


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Something to Talk About Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9780593102527
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Published: Berkley - May 26th, 2020

This Hollywood romance had me absolutely swooning from page one! Jo is an absolute powerhouse, and our view of her very professional front around her assistant Emma is delightfully shattered in her inner monologue. Emma's own strength and ambition are not to be dismissed. And the rumors swirling around the two of them after a red carpet mistake make for a delicious dance around promotions and new scripts, chai lattes and bakery investments, and a long look at Hollywood and how it treats its women. Style and substance, this book is absolutely wonderful and the perfect spring read. 

--Megan



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