Staff Picks

January 2017 Staff Picks

Happy new year, book lovers! The sub-zero temperatures earlier this month kept us inside, but no matter: we’ve stayed busy reading these books! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
While we have your attention, we have exciting news!

  • Off the Beaten Path will now open at 7:30 am 7 days per week. Stop by for a coffee, pastry, and a good book.
  • We now offer e-books and audio books from our new online store and the My Must Reads app. This is a great opportunity to read and listen wherever you go, while still shopping with Off the Beaten Path.

December 2016 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 2016 Staff Picks

Our December staff picks make great gifts - for bibliophiles, history buffs, globetrotters, mystery solvers and everyone else on your list.

November 2016 Staff Picks

"Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day." ~Thornton Wilder. You'll be thankful for this month's staff picks.

September 2016 Staff Picks

"The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading." ~David Bailey

Books to grow in knowledge in this month's staff picks.

August 2016 Staff Picks

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." ~ Joseph Addison

Books recommended by our staff for an active mind.

June 2016 Staff Picks

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. - Dr. Seuss

Books to take you places as recommended by our staff.

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.