Staff Picks

May 2016 Staff Picks

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” - Groucho Marx

Books for your enjoyment and education as recommended by our staff.

April 2016 Staff Picks

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost. April staff picks celebrate the poetry of words and emotion.

We love language: we love its malleability, its diversity, its utility, the ability it provides to speak to one another across millennia… and we savor the work of wordsmiths who elevate language to artform.

This month, in celebration of language, we’re sharing with you our favorite poetry, meditations on language, and the masterful writers who make reading accessible to young people. Enjoy!

March 2016 Staff Picks

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

March staff picks are here for living.

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...

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.

DID YOU KNOW?

You can purchase books online at Off The Beaten Path and pick them up in the store? Choose "I would like to pick this order up at the store" during the check-out process. We can even gift wrap them for you (and gift wrapping is FREE for Members). Simply add a customer note to your order about the books you want gift wrapped - individually or as bundles! We'll have them ready, wrapped and waiting for you!

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!

September 2015 Staff Picks

"There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book." ~Josh Jameson. For our September Staff Picks, we have page-turners for all ages with many soon to be published books to choose from.