August 2018 Non-Fiction

Books from events and the bestsellers lists drove our August non-fiction sales.

Converting the Saints: A Study of Religious Rivalry in America Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781589587564
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Published: Greg Kofford Books, Inc. - August 7th, 2018

Finding Stillness in a Noisy World Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781607816263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Utah Press - June 29th, 2018

Moving through the settings of her life—red rock canyons, aspen forests, mountains, and cities—Jana Richman probes the depths of her internal landscape and asks how we can find stillness in our noisy world.


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062457714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - September 13th, 2016

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Over 3 million copies sold

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.


Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781439195468
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 8th, 2018

From one of America’s most brilliant writers, a New York Times bestselling journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness.

At the heart of Buddhism is a simple claim: The reason we suffer—and the reason we make other people suffer—is that we don’t see the world clearly.


Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780345326492
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 12th, 1985

"A passionately felt, deeply poetic book. It has philosophy. It has humor. It has its share of nerve-tingling adventures...set down in a lean, racing prose, in a close-knit style of power and beauty."
THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOKREVIEW


The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780679723004
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 28th, 1989

In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.


Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060899226
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Published: Ecco - January 9th, 2007

An updated and revised edition of Anthony Bourdain's mega-bestselling Kitchen Confidential, with new material from the original edition


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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice Cover Image
By Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction by), David Chadwick (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590308493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Shambhala - June 28th, 2011

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."


We Should All Be Feminists Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781101911761
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Published: Anchor - February 3rd, 2015

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller from the award-winning author of Americanah, “one of the world’s great contemporary writers” (Barack Obama).


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393609394
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2017

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.