You are here

Crystal

    Crystal, bookseller and children's specialist, Brooklyn and Jersey City. 

    Most recent staff pick: Love is Love by DC Entertainment 

    Love Is Love is a comic book anthology to honor the victims, survivors and families of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. Artists from around the world have come together to share inspiring and heart-breaking artwork about that tragic and unforgettable night. It will inspire you and remind you at every turn, to be yourself, and to be brave. 

    Love Is Love Cover Image
    By Marc Andreyko (Editor), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator)
    $9.99
    ISBN: 9781631409394
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: IDW Publishing - January 10th, 2017

    Love Is Love is a comic book anthology to honor the victims, survivors and families of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting. Artists from around the world have come together to share inspiring and heart-breaking artwork about that tragic and unforgettable night. It will inspire you and remind you at every turn, to be yourself, and to be brave. 


    Staff Pick Logo
    There Is a Tribe of Kids Cover Image
    $18.99
    ISBN: 9781626720565
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 3rd, 2016

    I have become obsessed with animal groupings! This beautifully drawn story follows a young child on their journey through different animal tribes; from a smack of jellyfish to a tribe of kids. What does it mean to wander without a tribe of one's own; or can you find one amongst the many groups out there? (Crystal)


    Staff Pick Logo
    If I Had a Gryphon Cover Image
    By Vikki Vansickle, Cale Atkinson (Illustrator)
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9781770498099
    Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
    Published: Tundra Books (NY) - February 9th, 2016

    Sam just got her very first pet but hamsters are pretty boring compared to the magical mythological creatures she's been reading about. Sam starts imagining what it would be like to have a magical pet instead of a boring one and starts to realize maybe her safe little hamster is the perfect pet for her. (Crystal)


    Staff Pick Logo
    Don't Touch This Book! Cover Image
    $16.99
    ISBN: 9781492632245
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - March 28th, 2016

    Larry the loveable monster still isn't very good at sharing. In this super funny and interactive follow-up to 'Don't touch the button!' he doesn't want to share the BOOK! But page by page Larry sees that sharing can be a whole lot of fun! (Crystal)


    Staff Pick Logo
    Koreatown: A Cookbook Cover Image
    $30.00
    ISBN: 9780804186131
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Clarkson Potter Publishers - February 16th, 2016

    This cookbook is more than just recipes; it is an honest look into the culture and soul that goes into these dishes. Not only do you get a real life look at the journey these two men went on but you get some really great easy to understand recipes and an in depth lesson on K-Town culture throughout America, traditions and essential vocabulary to bring some Korean flavor into your own kitchen.


    Staff Pick Logo
    Be a Friend Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9781619639515
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - January 5th, 2016

    Dennis loves dressing and acting like a mime! He's not a big talker but from his actions
    you can tell he's lonely. In comes Joy! She's different from Dennis and that's OK! Be a friend is an adorable tale of friendship that encourages individuality and imagination! (Crystal)

     


    Staff Pick Logo
    Princeless Volume 4: Be Yourself Cover Image
    By Jeremy Whitley, Emily Martin (Artist), Brett Grunig (Artist)
    $14.99
    ISBN: 9781632291165
    Availability: Special Order: Please email for availability
    Published: Action Lab Entertainment - November 10th, 2015

    Princeless is one of my favorite series this year! Princess Adrienne is like no princess you've ever read about. She likes swords and dragons and has decided she doesn't need a prince to save her! This all ages comic is perfect for the modern princess ready to take on outdated gender roles and save the day!"


    Staff Pick Logo
    Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
    By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780316013727
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

    Thunder Boy Jr doesn't like his name. He's named after his father, Big Thunder. But Thunder Boy wants a name that's all his own; that represents who he is! A beautiful tale of family and celebrating who you are. (Crystal)


    Staff Pick Logo
    Are We There Yet?: A Story Cover Image
    $17.99
    ISBN: 9780316199995
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

    Every parent has heard this line. Long rides in the car aren't always the most fun, except this one! Time always seems to slow down when you're in a car on a long trip but in this car, it starts to go backwards in time! This book is both beautifully illustrated and imaginatively interactive! You'll never look at driving the same! (Crystal)


    Staff Pick Logo
    Archie, Volume 1 Cover Image
    By Mark Waid, Fiona Staples (Illustrator)
    $19.99
    ISBN: 9781627388672
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Archie Comic Publications - March 29th, 2016

    Somehow brand new yet true to the original we all know and love! Staples and Waid have taken Riverdale and it's beloved characters and brought them to the 21st century! Relatable for all ages, a new generation of Archie lovers are about to be born! (Crystal)


    Staff Pick Logo
    Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Cover Image
    $9.99
    ISBN: 9780062348685
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - June 7th, 2016

    Cyber pen-pals, blackmail, theater, friendship, and Oreos—what more do you need in a book!? There's also some romance, drama (both on and off the stage) as well as Simon's witty and hilarious narrative. So what do you do when you're blackmailed into being someone's wingman while trying to figure out your sexuality as well as the identity of your cyber-crush? I have no clue what I'd do; Simon does a pretty bang-up job given the circumstances. (Crystal)