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Books of the Month

A young Palestinain-American girl embraces Islam to find herself amongst family turmoil and tragedy. I loved this book!
The Beauty of Your Face
A candid account of the fancy and frenzy of Guerneville in the 70's and 80's.
River Days, River Nights
A swirling portrait of a damned Mexican Village. A witch is dead and all of the villagers are investigating the murder.
Hurricane Season
Absolutely brilliant. Fizzes with energy-and with raunchiness, color , beauty and insight.
Irish Examiner
Iron Annie
A YA novel that is perfect for adults as well. Petra Planned to be a storyteller like her grandmother, but earth is in danger of being destroyed as a comet is heading its way.
The Last Cuentista
An utterly absorbing piece of noir fiction.
Secret Identity
Deftly mix[es] research and reimagining.
The New York Times Book Review
The Art of Losing
I couldn’t put this book down. A masterfully written tale of an interpreter at The Hague who is interpreting the case of an African head of state accused of heinous crimes against his people.
Michael (proprietor)
Intimacies
Toni Morrison called novelist and poet Henry Dumas an “absolute genius.” An important collection of the black experience in the United States.
Echo Tree: The Collected Short Fiction
A slow burning mystery with murder, romance, and family dysfunction. What more can you want?
The Kingdom

Happy 1st Birthday

Join us Saturday and Sunday from 2-5pm.
Raffles, Readings, and Live Music.

Coffee Bazaar next door will be playing live jazz fusion guitarist Bobby Martin.

What's New On Our Shelves

Life Span

Life Span

Molly Giles
Long Island

Long Island

Colm Tóibín
You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World

Edited by Ada Limón
Long Live Queer Nightlife

Long Live Queer Nightlife

Amin Ghaziani
Woman Life Freedom

Woman Life Freedom

Marjane Satrapi
What Kingdom

What Kingdom

Fine Gråbøl
Translated by Martin Aitken
About Uncle

About Uncle

Rebecca Gisler
Translated by Jordon Stump
300,000 Kisses

300,000 Kisses

Seán Hewitt & Luke Edward Hall
Empty Theatre

Empty Theatre

Jac Jemc
Funny Story

Funny Story

Emily Henry
Mona of the Manor

Mona of the Manor

Armistead Maupin
Wandering Stars

Wandering Stars

Tommy Orange
Table For Two

Table For Two

Amor Towles
James

James

Percival Everett
Starter Villain

Starter Villain

John Scalzi
Loot

Loot

Tania James
Pony boy

Pony boy

Eliot Duncan
Glitter And Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City

Glitter And Concrete: A Cultural History of Drag in New York City

Elyssa Maxx Goodman
Sublunar

Sublunar

Harald Voetmānn
August Wilson: A Life

August Wilson: A Life

Patti Hartigan
Bavarian Bears

Bavarian Bears

Swen Marcel
Robin And Her Misfits

Robin And Her Misfits

Kelly Ann Jacobson
Crossings How Road Ecology Is Shaping The Future Of Our Planet

Crossings How Road Ecology Is Shaping The Future Of Our Planet

Ben Goldfarb
The Ghost Forest

The Ghost Forest

Greg King
A Council of Dolls

A Council of Dolls

Mona Susan Power
Against Technoableism

Against Technoableism

Ashley Shew
Doppelgänger

Doppelgänger

Naomi Klein
Daughter

Daughter

Claudia Dey
The Free People’s Village

The Free People’s Village

Sim Kern
Crook Manifesto

Crook Manifesto

Colton Whitehead
The Fraud

The Fraud

Zadie Smith
Lone Women

Lone Women

Victor LaValle
Chain Gang All-Stars

Chain Gang All-Stars

Nana Kramer Adjei-Brenyah

New Essays, Poetry, and Short Fiction

The Lights: Poems

The Lights: Poems

By
Suddenly We: Poems

Suddenly We: Poems

Evie Shockley
Promises Of Gold: Poems

Promises Of Gold: Poems

José Olivarez
Glowing in the Dark: Stories of Wounded Healers

Glowing in the Dark: Stories of Wounded Healers

Judith Day
Holler, Child: Stories

Holler, Child: Stories

Latoya Watkins
Somewhere A Phone Is Ringing: Collected Stories

Somewhere A Phone Is Ringing: Collected Stories

Nancy Bourne
Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go: Stories

Let’s Go Let’s Go Let’s Go: Stories

Cleo Qian
Dearborn: Stories

Dearborn: Stories

Ghassan Zeineddine
Congratulations, The Best Is Over

Congratulations, The Best Is Over

R. Eric Thomas
Creep: Accusations and Confessions

Creep: Accusations and Confessions

Miriam Gurba

Young Adult and Chapter Books

Worser

Worser

Jennifer Ziegler
Click

Click

Kayla Miller
Swim Team

Swim Team

Johnnie Christmas
The Lesbian’s Guide to Catholic School

The Lesbian’s Guide to Catholic School

Sonora Reyes
Family of Liars

Family of Liars

e. Lockhart
Heat Wave

Heat Wave

TJ Klune
The Last Cuentista

The Last Cuentista

Donna Barba Higuera
Melissa

Melissa

Alex Gino
Starfish

Starfish

Lisa Fipps
Violet Made Of Thorns

Violet Made Of Thorns

Gina Chen
Fire Keeper’s Daughter

Fire Keeper’s Daughter

Angeline Boulley

Coffee Table Books

Library of Esoterica Plant Magick

Library of Esoterica Plant Magick

Library of Esoterica Astrology

Library of Esoterica Astrology

Library of Esoterica Witchcraft

Library of Esoterica Witchcraft

God Made My Face

God Made My Face

Art in Flower

Art in Flower

Tom of Finland XXL

Tom of Finland XXL

Future Liberty: Liberty Fabrics and the Avant-Garde

Future Liberty: Liberty Fabrics and the Avant-Garde

Vegan at Home

Vegan at Home

Wild Life: The Life and Work of Charley Harper

Wild Life: The Life and Work of Charley Harper

Madrid: Portrait of a City

Madrid: Portrait of a City

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: The Complete Plates in Colour 1734-1765

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: The Complete Plates in Colour 1734-1765

Modern Architecture A-Z

Modern Architecture A-Z

San Francisco: Portrait of a City

San Francisco: Portrait of a City

Dragon Rock At Manitoga

Dragon Rock At Manitoga

Amazônia

Amazônia

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

Secrets of the Whales

Secrets of the Whales

Into the Forest: The Secret Language of Trees

Into the Forest: The Secret Language of Trees

What's Cooking?

The MeatEater Outdoor Cookbook

The MeatEater Outdoor Cookbook

Krysta Ruane
The Sea Lover's Cookbook

The Sea Lover's Cookbook

Newt: A Cookbook For All

Newt: A Cookbook For All

Newt Nguyen
Black Sea: Dispatches & Recipes

Black Sea: Dispatches & Recipes

Caroline Eden
Islas: A Celebration of Tropical Cooking

Islas: A Celebration of Tropical Cooking

Von Diaz
Koreaworld: A Cookbook

Koreaworld: A Cookbook

Deuki Hong & Matt Rodbard
Zaytinya

Zaytinya

José Andrés
The Silver Spoon Pasta

The Silver Spoon Pasta

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook

A Year At Catbird Cottage: Recipes For A Nourished Life

A Year At Catbird Cottage: Recipes For A Nourished Life

The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations By Artists

The Kitchen Studio: Culinary Creations By Artists

My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes And Convictions

My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes And Convictions

Pig Beach: BBQ Cookbook

Pig Beach: BBQ Cookbook

Portugal: The Cookbook

Portugal: The Cookbook

Peru: The Cookbook

Peru: The Cookbook

Sephardi: Cooking the History

Sephardi: Cooking the History

Japan: The Cookbook

Japan: The Cookbook

Take a look at our used books

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Books for Children

Meet The Greens!

Meet The Greens!

Nöel Yates
Book Of Dinosaurs: 10 Record Breaking Prehistoric Animals

Book Of Dinosaurs: 10 Record Breaking Prehistoric Animals

Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak
One boy watching

One boy watching

We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know

We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know

Traci Sorell
Frané Lessac
Fox Tells a Lie

Fox Tells a Lie

Susanna Isern and Leire Salaberria
The Book That Kino Wrote

The Book That Kino Wrote

Mariana Ruiz Johnson
If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It

If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It

Lil Miss Hot Mess
Olga de Dios
Armadillo Antics

Armadillo Antics

Bill Martin Jr. & Michael Sampson
Gibberish

Gibberish

Young Vo
My Perfect Cabin

My Perfect Cabin

Emmanuelle Mardesson & Sarah Loulendo
The Wisdom of Trees

The Wisdom of Trees

Lita Judge
Lita Judge
Luli and the Language of Tea

Luli and the Language of Tea

Andrea Wang
Hyewon Yum
My First Book of Beards

My First Book of Beards

Robyn Wall
Lydia Nichols
My First Book of Tattoos

My First Book of Tattoos

Robyn Wall
Lydia Nichols

Upcoming Events & Readings

Short Stories on the River
Sunday
Jul
28
2:00 pm
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Books & Letters Events

Sunday
Jul
28
2:00 pm
Short Stories on the River

Short Stories on the River

Daniel Coshnear lives in Guerneville, works at a group home for the un-housed and mentally ill, and teaches writing at UC Berkeley Extension, and in other north bay facilities. He is author of Jobs & Other Preoccupations (Helicon Nine 2001) winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Award and Occupy & Other Love Stories (Kelly's Cove Press 2012) and winner of the Novella Prize for Homesick, Redux (Flock 2015) His newest story collection, Separation Anxiety was released 10/21 by Unsolicited Press.

Judith Day is a psychotherapist in Sonoma County. In private practice since receiving her master’s degree in counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1985, she has also taught mindfulness meditation for 30 years. Her book Glowing in the Dark, Stories of Wounded Healers (Wordrunner Press, 2023) is a set of three stories inspired by her work as a therapist. A second book, Going Where They Belong, Stories (Wordrunner Press, 2024) is a collection of nine short stories, many of which were previously published in journals. She lives near the ocean with her husband of 40 years.

Katie M. Flynn is a writer, editor, and educator based in San Francisco. Her writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Tin House, and Tor.com, among other publications. She's been awarded Colorado Review's Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction and the Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing. Her first novel, The Companions, came out in March 2020 and opens during a prolonged pandemic where the living can't go out, but the dead can come in as companions. Her interlinked collection of short stories, Island Rule, is out now from Gallery Books.

Elizabeth Stix's linked short story collection, THINGS I WANT BACK FROM YOU, is out now from Black Lawrence Press. The Masters Review calls it "compulsively readable, deeply observational... precise, surprising, and off-handedly hilarious." The author Jonathan Lethem writes, "Stix's voice is dazzling – rueful, lyrical, incisive, and funny as hell." Her stories have appeared in McSweeney's, Tin House, Boulevard, The Los Angeles Times Sunday magazine, and have been performed live at Selected Shorts in New York and the New Short Fiction Series in LA. Her story “Alice” was optioned by Sneaky Little Sister Films. In the early 2000s, she founded the vanguard lit zine The Big Ugly Review. When she's not writing, she can be found staying up way too late doing the NYT Spelling Bee.

Join Us For An Afternoon of Short Stories

Every town needs and deserves a bookstore.

Russian River Books & Letters was born In December of 2021 to fulfill that need and create a gathering place for bibliophiles, writers, or just anyone who wants to hang out and browse. Stay tuned for special events including music, readings, book clubs, and writing workshops.

Please come in and say hello if you are Russian River local or just staying with us for a few days. We look forward to seeing you soon.