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Ever wonder what the library staff read when they're at home? Check out the Staff Picks cart in the upper lobby to see! (Look for the books with the orange bookmarks.) This collection is so popular that we've gathered the titles here for your perusal.

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Agent Garbo: the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day by Stephan Talty

Alive: the story of the Andes survivors by Piers Paul Read

The Amber Room: the Fate of the World's Greatest Lost Treasure by Catherine Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy

The Art of Fielding: a novel by Chad Harbach

The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker (Spoken CD)

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton (Spoken CD)

Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon

The Backyard Bartender: 55 Cool Summer Cocktails by Nicole Aloni

Beastly Things: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery by Donna Leon

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad, translated by Ingrid Christopher

Born Standing Up by Steve Martin (Spoken CD)

Brothers by Da Chen

The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe

The Butterfly's Daughter by Mary Alice Monroe

Buy, Keep or Sell: The Insider's Guide to Identifying Trash, Treasure or Tomorrow's Antiques by Judith Miller

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray

Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks

Chihuly (DVD)

Choices by Mary Lee Settle

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Clatterford: The Complete Season 1 (DVD)

Crazy For You by Jennifer Crusie

Dark Light by Randy Wayne White

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

Death at a Funeral (DVD)

Defining the World: the extraordinary story of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary by Henry Hitchings

Dispatches From the Edge: a Memoir of War, Disasters and Survival by Anderson Cooper

Editing Made Easy: simple rules for effective writing by Bruce Kaplan

Edmund Wilson: a life in literature by Lewis M. Dabney

Eight Girls Taking Pictures: a novel by Whitney Otto

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Elsewhere: a memoir by Richard Russo

Emily, Alone by Stewart O'Nan

Enchanted Life of Adam Hope, a novel by Rhonda Riley

Enrique's Journey: the story of a boy's dangerous odyssey to reunite with his mother by Sonia Nazario

The Feast of Love by Charles Baxter

Finders Keepers: a tale of archaeological plunder and obsession by Craig Childs

The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley

Firstborn (a novel) by Lorie Ann Grover

Flora, a novel by Gail Godwin

For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose

For the Time Being by Annie Dillard

Frangipani by Celestine Vaite

Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts by Emily Anthes

Frost on My Moustache: the Arctic Exploits of a Lord and a Loafer by Tim Moore

Gap Creek: the story of a marriage by Robert Morgan

The Garden of Martyrs by Michael C. White

Giada's Family Dinners by Giada de Laurentiis

Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and the journey of a generation by Sheila Weller

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid

Great Smaller Museums of Europe by James Stourton

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty, a novel by Joshilyn Jackson

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (Spoken CD)

The Hair of Harold Roux by Thomas Williams

Hesher (DVD)

The House at the End of Hope Street: a novel by Menna Van Praag

The House I Loved: a novel by Tatiana de Rosnay

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, a novel by Mohsin Hamid

In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson

Incognito: the secret lives of the brain by David Eagleman

In Revere, in Those Days (a novel) by Roland Merullo

In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes our Lives by Steven Levy

Island Beneath the Sea: a novel by Isabel Allende (Spoken CD)

I've Got Your Number: a novel by Sophie Kinsella (Spoken CD)

Jack in the Pulpit: a Martha's Vineyard mystery by Cynthia Riggs (Spoken CD)

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting edited by Ann Hood

The Last Letter From Your Lover: a novel by Jo Jo Moyes

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Left Neglected by Lisa Genova (Spoken CD)

Letters from Skye: a novel by Jessica Brockmole

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch

Looking for Me: a novel by Beth Hoffman

Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel (Spoken CD)

Manhunt: the 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer by James. L. Swanson (Spoken CD) /p>

Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris by Ann Mah

The Men Who Stare at Goats (DVD)

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior by Judith Martin

Monster: Living Off the Big Screen by John Gregory Dunne

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: a novel by Robin Sloan

My French Whore: a love story by Gene Wilder (Spoken CD)

The Nature of Cape Cod by Beth Schwarzman

Noah's Compass by Anne Tyler

Nobody's Perfect: writings from the New Yorker by Anthony Lane

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: a novel by Neil Gaiman

O.J. in the Morning, Spirited Dispatches on Aging with Joie de Vivre by A. E. Hotchner

The Organic Suburbanite: An Environmentally Friendly Way to Live the American Dream by Warren Schultz

Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Taught Me About Intelligence and Intuition by Benjamin Kilham

Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books by Aaron Lansky

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton (Spoken CD)

The Postmistress: a novel by Sarah Blake (Spoken CD)

The Psychopath Test: a Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson

Queen of the Night: a novel of suspense by J.A. Jance (Spoken CD)

Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a post-Wild World by Emma Marris

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higasida

Resistance by Anita Shreve

The Road to Ubar: finding the Atlantis of the sands by Nicholas Clapp

Le Road Trip: a Traveler's Journal of Love and France by Vivian Swift

Russian Winter, a novel by Daphne Kalotay

Sacred Hearts: a novel by Sarah Dunant (Spoken CD)

Sanibel Flats by RAndy Wayne White (Spoken CD)

The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister

Scoundrels (Star Wars) by Timothy Zahn

Sea Change: Alone across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat by Peter Nichols

Songs From the Road by Leonard Cohen (music CD)

Soonchild by Russell Hoban

A Star for Mrs. Blake: a novel by April Smith (Spoken CD)

Star Island: a novel by Carl Hiaasen (Spoken CD)

Still Writing: the perils and pleasures of a creative life by Dani Shapiro

Stoner by John Williams

Taking Chance (DVD)

That's That by Colin Broderick

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre by the National Gallery of Art (DVD)

Turn of Mind by Alice La Plante

The Typewriter Girl: a novel by Alison Atlee

An Unintended Journey: a caregiver's guide to dementia by Janet Yagoda Shagam

Up Till Now: the autobiography by William Shatner

Vampire Weekend (Music CD)

Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War by Michael J. Neufeld

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

Where'd You Go Bernadette: a novel by Maria Semple

Why We Make Things and Why it Matters: the education of a craftsman by Peter Korn

William Morris Decor and Design by Elizabeth Wilhide

With My Body by Nikki Gemmell

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Updated October 21, 2014