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February 2016 Staff Picks

"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light." –Vera Nazarian.

February staff picks for those who are shining brightly...

Book review: "The Only Pirate at the Party", by Lindsey Stirling and Brooke S. Passey

This week's book review of Lindsey Stirling's and Brooke S. Passey's , "The Only Pirate at the Party" is by Shane Kinney, bookseller at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

January 2016 Staff Picks

"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." –Unknown.

January staff picks for those who are open to living many lives...

December 2015 Holiday Staff Picks for Young Readers

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." - Neil Gaiman.

Our December staff picks make great gifts for the youngest of book lovers.

December 2015 Holiday Staff Picks

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them." - Neil Gaiman.

Our December staff picks make great gifts - for bibliophiles, history buffs, college students, mystery solvers, environmentalists, comics, and foodies...

November 2015 Staff Picks

"Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood." – John Green

Many of our November staff picks will do just that!

October 2015 Staff Picks

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." – Haruki Murakami.

So without further ado, here are our staff picks!

Book review: "City on Fire," by Garth Risk Hallberg

This week's book review of Garth Risk Hallberg’s debut, “City On Fire" is by Logan Farmer, bookseller at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today.

Book review: 'Why Not Me," by Mindy Kaling

This week's book review of Mindy Kaling’s second book, “Why Not Me?" is by Emma Nelson, bookseller at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. This review was originally was published in Steamboat Today

Book review: 'Above the Waterfall' poetic, contemporary morality tale

After meeting acclaimed author Ron Rash at the 2013 Literary Sojourn, I vowed to read everything he publishes. I appreciate Rash’s work for his ability to mesmerize with atmospheric language and develop characters that haunt the reader long after closing the pages. Rash is a master of the southern gothic genre, and his latest novel, “Above the Waterfall,” published Sept. 8, fulfilled my high expectations.