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Think local with these amazing local authors, books published locally, and a select few titles centered around our Central state!
  • Brenda's Wish

    Haley, Jackie
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    A True Story of Faith, Family and the Testament of Love Brenda's Wish: A True Story of Faith, Family and the Testament of Love is a unique story of...

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  • Burn Scars

    Prijatel, Patricia
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    A Memoir of the Land and Its Loss Journalist and educator Patricia Prijatel and her family built a tiny cabin in a remote Colorado mountain valley ...

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  • Heard It in a Love Song

    Graves, Tracey Garvis
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    From the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances.Love doesn’t always wai...

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  • You Don't Need This Book

    McDougal, Ben
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    Entrepreneurship in the Connected Era You don't need this book, but when you're ready for a friendly jolt, this synthesized narrative is brewed as ...

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  • Burying the Lede

    LeValley, Joseph
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    Tony Harrington, Book #1 A horrific double murder in small town Iowa leads to the arrest and trial of the young man who owned the murder weapon. To...

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  • The 1619 Project

    Hannah-Jones, Nikole
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    A New Origin Story A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing ...

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  • The Family Chao

    Chang, Lan Samantha
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    The residents of Haven, Wisconsin, have dined on the Fine Chao restaurant's delicious Americanized Chinese food for thirty-five years, content to i...

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  • Nightbitch

    Yoder, Rachel
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    In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog. One day, the mother was ...

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  • Cry from an Unknown Grave

    LeValley, Joseph
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    Tony Harrington, Book #2 A late-night cry for help from a teenage girl puts Tony Harrington and his colleagues at a small-town newspaper onto the t...

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  • Kendra Creates - Handmade Bookmarks

    Kendra Creates
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    These beautiful, handmade bookmarks are one-of-a-kind! Pictures show a variety of available options, but each one is truly unique. Created with hig...

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  • Messages on the Moon

    Friestad-Tate, Dr. Jill
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    As people around the world celebrated man’s first steps on the moon, the astronauts of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission placed a silicon disc containing me...

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  • Performing Murder

    LeValley, Joseph
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    Tony Harrington, Book #4 The violent death of a famous actress rocks the rural Iowa town of Orney, where a Hollywood movie company is filming on lo...

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  • Quit Being So Good

    Hemmer, Kristi
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    Stories of an Unapologetic Woman When Kristi Hemmer was 8, she was the Connect Four champ; nobody wanted to play with her. When she was 12, she was...

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  • Raygun Die-Cut Stickers

    Raygun
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    Raygun is a Des Moines, IA based company which has grown to a multi-location (and multi-state) Midwestern staple! All stickers are designed by Rayg...

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  • Reunion of the Good Weather Suicide Cult

    McCord, Kyle
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    This gripping drama follows Tom Duncan, the sole survivor of the largest cult mass suicide in U.S. history, as he works to rebuild his shattered li...

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  • The Shimmering Secret

    Hansen, Karla
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    The Shimmering Secret sparkles with a delightful narrative and vibrant, full-color illustrations. Set in an ancient Chinese village, the tale provi...

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  • The Third Side of Murder

    LeValley, Joseph
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    Tony Harrington, Book #3 The unexpected death of a favorite cousin takes Iowa newspaper reporter Tony Harrington and his mother, Carlotta, to the A...

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  • Later Gator Die-Cut Stickers

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    Later Gator is a Des Moines, IA art studio run by local mural artist & illustrator, Ally!  We are SO excited to be able to feature some of her ...

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  • Raccoon River Press Stickers

    Raccoon River Press
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    Share your love of our unique store with the world!

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  • Many Small Hungerings

    Bortz, William
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    THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY AND WILL BE RELEASED ON 09 MAY 2023. An explosive and elevated exploration on love, longing, and loss, M...

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  • The Late Americans

    Taylor, Brandon
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    THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY AND WILL BE RELEASED ON 23 MAY 2023. The author of the Booker Prize finalist Real Life and the bestsellin...

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  • The Sophocles Rule

    Levalley, Joseph
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    THIS ITEM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY AND WILL BE RELEASED ON 03 MARCH 2023. Tony Harrington, Book #5 It began with a simple coin toss, which l...

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  • Omari's Big Tree and the Mighty Djembe

    Imhotep, Abena Sankofa
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    He knows there is something special in his hands, he just isn't sure exactly what it is. And even when he gets teased, he never EVER stops believin...

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