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- Mundo Cruel: Stories by Luis Negrón is "not necessarily light but is gracefully done," Melissa says. It's set in Puerto Rico and is comprised of nine stories that span the breadth of the human condition, delivered with Negrón's biting humor. It's
- The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin is the latest installment of the Tales of the City series (and the purported last and final). "It made me cry on an airplane," Melissa says.
- Frog Music is from Emma Donoghue, the same author behind Room. This novel is set in San Francisco in the summer of 1876 and follows the story of a young woman who is shot dead. "It's gripping and it's fun to have a picture painted for yo
"It's complicated," Bibliohead Bookstore's owner Melissa Richmond says. At first, the landlord at 334 Gough Street had given her until the end of December to find a new home, but now it's likely that the date may be moved up to September 30. And Melissa is finding it "exceedingly difficult" to secure a new location. But she isn't giving up hope—especially after proving the critics wrong for the last decade, consistently posting a 7 percent growth in profits year after year.
"I met the challenge 10 years ago to start this store," Melissa tells us, "and I'm willing to meet this challenge now." In the midst of "fighting for her business," Melissa still graciously offered up her three picks to read this summer. Unsurprisingly, much of it revolves around this city that she still so clearly loves. So stop in and buy the books, support the Indiegogo campaign, and put in a good word with the local retail landlords.
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