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Collectable comic strip: scene from The Bear and the Nightingale illustrated by Angela Animates


This month’s adult book option takes us to a United States we would almost, but not quite, recognize. In this genre-defying story, a brother and sister are stranded in a sleepy New England town after an unknown catastrophic event causes all technology to fail. With cars dead, communication evaporated, and roads disintegrating, cities and towns across America have become separate isolated city-states. The sister has adapted, becoming a farmer and respected town citizen. The brother has floundered, once a prominent tv writer, now an ersatz mailman. And then something even stranger than the initial catastrophe happens: a charismatic man from the brother’s past appears from nowhere, with seemingly the only car left in the world that actually works, having driven from California to the East Coast across an America gone wild and savage. And the changes he brings with him could upend the fragile peace the town has built.

This novel is strange, oddly-funny, and dream-like: a cross between post-apocalyptic tale and magical realism, with a healthy dose of philosophical rumination and a treatise on the inherent weirdness of the human condition. There are no straight answers here, but the questions will leave you thinking, and often chuckling, far past the final page.

boxes will ship December 14th to 22nd.


Collectable comic strip: scene from Nevernight illustrated by Angela Animates


This is a fantasy set in the Victorian-esque era and a world where women have to choose between practicing their magic or bearing children for doing both is deadly. Two young heroines, who prove that female friendship is a valuable asset, sets off to change how we understand magic and hope to alter women's role in their world. They want a world where women are free to choose both their families as well as their magical crafts. One fights for her rights not to marry and show her family she has value as a person and not just property to be traded between empires of wealth.

Boxes will ship Nov 17th through 24th.


Collectable comic strip: scene from Wicked Saints illustrated by Angela Animates

SPECIAL FEATURES: dust jacket illustrated by Kira Night


A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever―and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

Boxes will ship October 20th to the 27th

PLEASE NOTE ABOUT ORDERING MULTIPLE BOXES AND ITEMS: If you order more than one box or item, everything will ship together with the latest item shipping out. Shipment is calculated as combined shipping into a single package. If you prefer items to ship as soon as available, then please purchase separately. Otherwise, items go out with the latest dated shipment

note: we will not have a monthly collectable comic strip this month

SPECIAL FEATURES: Sprayed edges and exclusive dust jacket illustrated by @foresnesicsandflowers


Learning has never been this deadly

A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) — until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets. There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere. El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students

This is a late release book so boxes will ship September 29th through October 7th