Jasmine

Jasmine, bookseller, Jersey City

Most recent staff pick: Mrs. S: My Life With Frank Sinatra by George Jacobs

This is a special book. It's like you're sharing cocktails at a dark bar with an old friend. The conversation is colorful and omnidirectional, it makes you work to keep up, but it's worth every second to feel like you're in the same scene as Frank Sinatra and his eccentric assemblage of mobsters, crooners and starlets through the eyes of George Jacobs. It's not just about Sinatra's excursion through fame, but through a world that changes for all in it, and the seemingly fruitless pursuit of perfection.

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Aquicorn Cove Cover Image
By Katie O'Neill, Katie O'Neill (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781620105290
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Oni Press - October 16th, 2018

Here, we take a peek into a fishing family's struggling lives. The loss of a family member affects and guides everyone through the re-discovery of a mysterious sea creature and what else lies below the stormy waters. Great read with an important message.


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Blue Horses: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143127819
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Penguin Books - October 11th, 2016

The phrase "life is about the little things" comes to mind whenever I read a Mary Oliver poem. This collection of honest and gentle poems takes your hand and ushers you to find serenity in the stillness of nature. Her poetry serves to remind you of the sweet whimsy in simplicity, the serendipitousness of daily life and, ultimately, helps heal a weary mind.


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The Prince and the Dressmaker Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626723634
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: First Second - February 13th, 2018

This tale tells of an unlikely bond formed between a shy prince and an ambitious dressmaker that changes both their lives forever. The art is gorgeous, the characters feel like real people (that you want to hug), and you'll wish it didn't end. Full of friendship, dreams, family tension and gorgeous dresses, Jen Wang's The Prince and the Dressmaker is one of my favorite graphic novels of the year.


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Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060596743
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: It Books - April 6th, 2004

This is a special book. It's like you're sharing cocktails at a dark bar with an old friend. The conversation is colorful and omnidirectional, it makes you work to keep up, but it's worth every second to feel like you're in the same scene as Frank Sinatra and his eccentric assemblage of mobsters, crooners and starlets through the eyes of George Jacobs. It's not just about Sinatra's excursion through fame, but through a world that changes for all in it, and the seemingly fruitless pursuit of perfection.