Staff Picks

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.


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.

August 2015 Staff Picks

"Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light." –Vera Nazarian. Get ready to let in more light with this month's staff picks...

July 2015 Staff Picks

So many wonderful books, so little time. Let's not waste another second! Without further ado, let's dive into this month's staff picks...

June 2015 Staff Picks

The up-side of a long, rainy spring is that we have 18 books for you to add to your reading list! We even have a book recommended by Geraldine Brooks and Stephen King - and Virgie. Enjoy! Don't forget to check-out our Books and Brews event line-up too...

May 2015 Staff Picks

We can snow-dance all we like, but we can't guarantee a snowy winter. We're not always blessed with a long hot summer (and for some that is a blessing)! ...But somehow, we can always count on the topsy-turvey weather of spring (a.k.a mud-season) which often locks us indoors on weekends. For that fact, we are immensely grateful because it's one of life's simplest and greatest pleasures to curl up with a good book - for the whole weekend! Without further ado, check-out our favorite books to lose yourself in right now...

Staff Picks April 2015

Just a few days ago, we quietly launched our brand new website! It's bold, beautiful and, most importantly, it's "mobile responsive" which is tech-speak for "looks fabulous and is easy to read no matter what device your read with - iphone, ipad, Android..." We do hope you enjoy using it!

If, perchance, you devour blogs, newspapers and all kinds of articles via RSS feeds, well, you are in luck! Our new site comes equipped with a blog that you can subscribe to, so you'll never skip an Off The Beaten Path beat again! Check-out the blog...

Now, let's dive into this month's staff picks: