Kate Schlademan started working at a small university book store just out of college. After this, she went on to work at various Borders locations for 7 years managing all aspects of daily store operations along with traveling as a trainer. She took a short break from the book industry and mostly cured her travel bug by teaching English in South Korea for 5 years. Upon returning to the States, she was hired at the Learned Owl where she soon became the events coordinator and manager. She went on the buy The Learned Owl in 2013 and has never looked back. Kate is currently our amazing owner! ❤️
"A first-rate thriller . . . Past and present merge in The Current, Tim Johnston's atmospheric, exquisitely suspenseful novel of two murders separated by ten years."
—The Washington Post
“Gripping . .
The Devil's Half Mile by Paddy Hirsch is a riveting historical thriller debut set in 1799 New York City, perfect for the fans of Gangs of New York and the works of Caleb Carr and Erik Larson.
From the author of the international bestseller The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry comes another novel that will have everyone talking.
Aviva Grossman, an ambitious congressional intern in Florida, makes the mistake of having an affair with her (married) boss. When the affair comes to light, the popular congressman doesn’t take the fall.
A 2018 Pura Belpré Author Honor Book
The First Rule of Punk is a wry and heartfelt exploration of friendship, finding your place, and learning to rock out like no one’s watching.
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
“Brilliant....About as good as a thriller can be.”—The New York Times Book Review
“[A] nail-biter perfect for Room fans.”—Cosmopolitan
“Sensationally good psychological suspense.”—Lee Child
This "thought-provoking, hilarious, eloquent" (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel by a remarkable new talent explores the relationship between identity and place, marvels at the speed at which a well-planned life can change forever, and asks the question, "
How can a total stranger understand you better than the people you've known your entire life?"
"A brilliant debut." --Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project
Kate says: Loved this coming-of-age story set in rural Minnesota. Lots of areas for discussion with this one. Book clubs will eat it up!
Kate says: Beautifully written and well researched. Rivers keeps you captivated at every turn.
Kate says: Patience and persistence is the key! I too am now in love with Ox!
Kate says: Holly Goldberg Sloan hits us again with humor and heart.
Kate says: Eleanor and Park meets Nick and Norah. A beautifully written exploration of love set in the shadow of the timely issue of immigration and deportation. Much, much love!
"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."—The New York Times Book Review
"One gorgeous read." —Stephen King
A New York Times Bestseller
(This book cannot be returned.)
With Papa off to sea and Mama despondent, Ida must go outside over there to rescue her baby sister from goblins who steal her to be a goblin's bride.
The Caldecott Honor–winning adventure of a young boy and a mischievous cloud in a funny, touching story about art, friendship, and the weather by three-time Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner.
Only the person who gave us Tuesday could have devised this fantastic Caldecott Honor–winning tale, which begins with a school trip to the Empire State Building.
*Wall Street Journal’s “Mysteries: Best of 2018”
*Book of the Month Club Selection
*Edgar Award Nominee: Best First Novel by an American Author
A “hugely entertaining” (Wall Street Journal) mystery starring “a Royal Tenenbaums-esque clan of geniuses” (Martha Stewart Living)—perfect
A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER!
A 2021 Alex Award winner!
The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”