Book List

Venture Into Department 22

What is Department 22 you ask? It’s our “If You Like THIS, Then Try THIS” section of the store! It’s in the front corner with all the book clubs, seasonal picks, Indie Next selections, signed copies, and event books so you can’t miss it! We hope to help you find your next favorite book with these lists, all of which have been curated by our store manager Sarah!

Click on the Dept 22 button below to see all the lists, or on the title or cover of the “lead title” to see that specific list!

If You Like…

Where the Crawdads Sing

OR southern family or coming of age fiction

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Bookshop on the Corner

OR lighthearted fiction that happens to be set in the Scottish Highlands

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Children of Ash and Elm

OR the tv shows The Last Kingdom or Vikings, or just Vikings in general

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Six of Crows

OR epic fantasy written by badass women

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

OR fiction books that feature cooking and baking or The Great British Baking Show

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Barbarian Days

OR if you really love a fascinating story about a person who did the unexpected

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Ghosts of Harvard

OR fiction featuring some dark academia

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Soul of an Octopus

OR are an ardent follower of Greta Thunberg or Sir David Attenborough

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Normal People

OR are a millennial who feels like the world is falling apart right in front of them and want some books to relate to

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Royal We

OR you’re an obsessive Anglophile like our manager Sarah who created this whole list

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Kitchen Confidential

OR if you just miss Tony Bourdain or want a woman’s perspective on life in a restaurant kitchen – Sarah figures since he was a prominent #MeToo supporter he would really like this list

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Power

OR super awesome feminist fiction set in the near future or an alternate reality

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Lovely War

OR if you’re burnt out on WWII literature and want to read about WWI

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Jetsetters

OR quirky and funny family fiction

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Night Circus

OR historical fantasy with a hint of romance

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

Black Flags, Blue Waters

OR pirates, just pirates – who doesn’t love pirates?

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Rose Code

OR fiction about female codebreakers and spies during WWII

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

If You Like…

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

OR nonfiction about female codebreakers and spies during WWII

Then You Should Try These Wonderful Books!

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