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Books of the Month

An intimate and haunting portrait of one of the most elusive gods on Princeton’s Mount Olympus. A triumph of research and a wonderful read.
Sylvia Nasar, author of A BeautifulMind
Journey to the Edge of Reason: The Life of Kurt Godel  By Stephen Budiansky
A stunning short story collection by Guerneville writer Daniel Coshnear. Coshnear explores how pervasive this disorder can be in this 18 story collection.
Separation Anxiety By Daniel Coshnear
Dazzling. Schalansky’s meticulously researched stories are poignant reminders of the extent of our impact on the natural world and a call to honor the animals, objects, and places that, due to our own
Kirkus (starred review)
An Inventory of Losses By Judith Schalansky
The untold story of T.S. Eliot and his secret struggle of being gay and the madness that helped produce his greatest work.
The Waste Land By Harper Jameson
After her death, Highsmith’s editor discovered her diaries and notebooks with meticulous instruction on how they should be read. A deep look inside one of the greatest modernist writers.
Patricia Highsmith Her Diaries and Notebooks

What’s New on our Shelves

Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy

Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy

Jamie Raskin
Afterparties: Stories

Afterparties: Stories

Anthony Veasna So
Mel Brooks: All About Me!

Mel Brooks: All About Me!

Mel Brooks
To Paradise

To Paradise

Haqnya Yanagihara
Fiona and Jane

Fiona and Jane

Jean Chen Ho
Brown Girls

Brown Girls

Daphne Palasi Andreades
Brocken Spectre By Jacques J. Rancourt

Brocken Spectre By Jacques J. Rancourt

Jacques J. Rancourt
Anthem

Anthem

Noah Hawley
Reel Bay: A Cinematic Essay  By

Reel Bay: A Cinematic Essay By

Jana Larson
The Fortune Men

The Fortune Men

Nadia Mohamed

Free English Classes

Starting January 10, we will be teaching FREE English As a Second Language classes to the local community. Classes are for beginners to intermediate and will be every Monday from 5:30 to 7pm at Books & Letters!

Empezando en Enero 10, daremos clases gratuitas de Inglés para los residentes de nuestra comunidad. Las clases son para nivel principiante o nivel intermedio y tendrán lugar cada Lunes de 5:30 a 7pm en la misma tienda de Books & Letters!

Coffee Table Books

Self Evident Truths

Self Evident Truths

Silver Skate Seventies

Silver Skate Seventies

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

Her Majesty

Her Majesty

What's Cooking?

The New Camp Cookbook By Linda Ly

The New Camp Cookbook By Linda Ly

Linda Ly
grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes By Abra Berens

grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes By Abra Berens

Abra Berens

Take a look at our used books

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Books for Children

Red White and Whole

Red White and Whole

Rajani LaRocca
The Sea Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas

The Sea Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas

Maria Garcia Esperon
Amanda Mijangos
Ultima Parada De La Calle Market By Matt de la Peña

Ultima Parada De La Calle Market By Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña
Christian Robinson
My Two Border Towns  By David Bowles

My Two Border Towns By David Bowles

David Bowles
Erika Meza
I Am the Subway

I Am the Subway

Kim Hyo-eun
Deborah Smith
Supernana

Supernana

EvaByrne
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Nikole Hannah-Jones
Nikkolas Smith
Julian is a Mermaid

Julian is a Mermaid

Jessica Love

Upcoming Events & Readings

Books & Letters Events

Reading with Jacques J. Rancourt

Reading with Jacques J. Rancourt

2019 Alice James Books Award Editor’s Choice

"Who would I have been back then?" asks the speaker of this aching and astute collection of poems, many of which wrestle with the legacy and intergenerational trauma of AIDS from the point of view of someone born in the pandemic's aftermath. What does it mean to live and love in the wake of a community-rupturing crisis, when a stranger's kiss recalls "those men/of our fathers' generation/who'd rendezvous in parks/past dark?"
—Michelle Hart, Oprah Daily

Join Jacques J. Rancourt for a reading from his Brocken Spectre book of poems.

Thursday
Jan
27
5:30 pm
Spring Writers' Group Information Session

Spring Writers' Group Information Session

Writing is a solitary process, but you don't have to do it alone! Come join a group of dedicated writers interested in developing their writing while helping others writers do the same.  We are looking for people willing to commit to showing up and sharing work and knowledge.

The group will meet every other Thursday - beginning February 3rd for 3 months. From 5:30 to 7:30pm.

For more information contact us.

(Writers must be fully vaccinated and masks are required)

Writing is a solitary process, but you don't have to do it alone! Come join a group of dedicated writers interested in developing their writing while helping others writers do the same.

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.