Kate Recommends

a picture of three people in front of a multitude of shops, the middle woman (Kate) has blonde hair and is smilingKate 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! ❤️

Books: 

The Current: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616206772
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - January 22nd, 2019

"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: A Novel (Justice Flanagan #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765399137
Availability: Special Order
Published: Forge Books - June 5th, 2018

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.


Young Jane Young: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205041
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Published: Algonquin Books - August 22nd, 2017

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.


The First Rule of Punk Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780425290408
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 22nd, 2017

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 Marsh King's Daughter Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735213005
Availability: Backordered
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 13th, 2017

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
 


Wildman Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484749579
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

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?"


Ginny Moon Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780778330165
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Park Row - May 2nd, 2017

"A brilliant debut." --Graeme Simsion, New York Times bestselling author of The Rosie Project


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History of Wolves Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125873
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 3rd, 2017

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!


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The Second Mrs. Hockaday: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616205812
Availability: Special Order
Published: Algonquin Books - January 10th, 2017

Kate says: Beautifully written and well researched. Rivers keeps you captivated at every turn.


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XO, OX: A Love Story Cover Image
By Adam Rex, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781626722880
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 3rd, 2017

Kate says: Patience and persistence is the key! I too am now in love with Ox!


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Short Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399186219
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Published: Dial Books - January 31st, 2017

Kate says: Holly Goldberg Sloan hits us again with humor and heart.


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The Sun Is Also a Star Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780553496680
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - November 1st, 2016

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!


The Shadow of the Wind Cover Image
By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

"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


Outside Over There Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780060255237
Availability: Special Order
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: HarperCollins - April 22nd, 1981

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.


Sector 7 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780395746561
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Published: Clarion Books - September 20th, 1999

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.


The Last Equation of Isaac Severy: A Novel in Clues Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501175138
Availability: Usually Arrives in 3-5 Days
Published: Atria Books - December 4th, 2018

*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


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

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”


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