Nathaniel's Current Favorites

I've been working for Liberty Bay Books in some form or another since I was sixteen. Now after three years abroad teaching English I have returned to take over the Bremerton store as manager. While abroad I spent a lot of time reading digitally and listening to books on Libro.fm so ask me about audio favorites! I like reading mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy with Non-fiction and History coming close behind. I'm in Bremerton most days, so come on in and let's talk books!


Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250073020
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - August 9th, 2016

Sarcasm and gore? Check.

Strong female lead? Check.

Shadows and not-cats? Check.

Snarky footnotes? Check.

Read this if you enjoy all of the above. You won't be disappointed. -Kate


Ninefox Gambit Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781781084496
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Solaris - June 14th, 2016

This book is one of the most unique SciFi books I've read--definitely a must for those who enjoy being thrown into a world and having to figure it out for yourself. Awesome world building and fantastic mind games. Kel Charis is a disgraced Captain in the hexarchate and is given a chance to redeem herself. It's simple: retake the most impenetrable fortress ever built. She comes up with an idea so crazy it just might work. Why not wake up the undefeated tactician Shudos Jedao and use him? Never mind that he inexplicably massacred everyone under his command after defeating the enemy in his last battle. It's her only chance. -Kate


Raven Stratagem Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781781085370
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Solaris - June 13th, 2017

Are you ready for this? This book is BETTER THAN THE FIRST ONE. I did not think it possible. Read itttttt


Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening Cover Image
By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781632157096
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Published: Image Comics - July 19th, 2016

BEAUTIFUL graphic novel with an interesting world.


Saga Volume 1 (Saga (Comic Series)) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781607066019
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Published: Image Comics - October 23rd, 2012

Pretty much a required read for any adult who enjoys graphic novels.


Uprooted: A Novel Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780804179058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Del Rey - March 1st, 2016

Nobody Likes a Goblin Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9781626720817
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Published: First Second - June 7th, 2016

Beautiful watercolors and an adorable story of a goblin who lives with his friend Skeleton in a cave. One day, ADVENTURERS STORM THE CAVE! They take everything, including Skeleton!! Goblin must venture out to rescue his friend, even though his neighbor troll warns him to be careful. After all, nobody likes a goblin. Except... :) My favorite baby shower gift, birthday gift, Christmas gift, Easter gift, and just because gift for kids 0-7.


Mighty Jack Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781626722644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 6th, 2016

A modern Jack and the Beanstalk featuring Jack, who trades his single mom's car for magic beans, his non-verbal autistic sister, and a strong girl-next-door who trains with swords in her front yard. This is a fun trilogy for kids aged 7-13.


The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories Cover Image
By Ken Liu
$13.59
ISBN: 9781481424363
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Published: Saga Press - October 4th, 2016

Ken Liu's short stories will draw you in. I actually prefer this to his novels. With beautiful storytelling and characters, these stories are either sci-fi or based on Asian myths, which creates a really nice balance in the collection.


The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9781626723634
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

This book is a cute love story between a prince and a determined young seamstress. Oh, and they meet because the prince, though he is straight, likes to dress as a woman sometimes. Lighthearted graphic novel about accepting yourself and each other for who you are.


Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel Cover Image
$13.60
ISBN: 9781250037756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - September 24th, 2013

San Francisco, secrets and a path to immortality? Robin Sloan creates a story the will draw you in and keep you wanting more!


Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories Cover Image
By Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Haruki Murakami (Introduction by), Jay Rubin (Translated by)
$13.60
ISBN: 9780140449709
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Published: Penguin Classics - March 3rd, 2009

Akutagawa in Japan is known as The God of Short Stories and has had a lasting presence through stories like Hell Screen and In A Bamboo Grove (the story inspiration for Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon). He had a way with words that resonates in the way that only great stories can.


Relish: My Life in the Kitchen Cover Image
By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781596436237
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Published: First Second - April 2nd, 2013

Lucy Knisley smacks it out of the park in this wonderfully illustrated graphic memoir. FIlled with insightful stories and some fun recipes to boot!