Ask a bookseller

Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment.

Ask a Bookseller: ‘Martyr!’
Content Bookstore owner Jessica Peterson White recommends “Marytyr!” by Kaveh Akbar, telling of an Iranian-American’s poignant journey through addiction, grief and self-discovery.
Ask a Bookseller: ‘Art and Fear’
Discover the inspirational power of perseverance in artmaking with “Art and Fear,” a favorite of bookseller and amateur painter Elaine Eckert of Dickson Books.
Ask a Bookseller: ‘The Three Little Tardigrades: A Slightly Scientific Fairy Tale’
Revati Kilaparti of Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colo., said this book is a delight to read, with cute, colorful pictures and more information at the end that gives you a chance to learn about these versatile creatures.
Ask a Bookseller: ‘There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension’
Donna Garban of Little City Books in Hoboken, N.J., recommends a memoir that’s perfect for March Madness. It’s called “There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension” by Hanif Abdurraqib.
Ask A Bookseller: ‘The Bullet Swallower’
Kara Thom of Excelsior Bay Books in Excelsior recommends a multi-generational novel, “The Bullet Swallower” by Elizabeth Gonzalez James.
Ask a Bookseller: ‘Is God Is’
Blake Worthey of Two Friends Bookstore in Bentonville, Ark., recommends Aleshea Harris’s play “Is God Is.”
Ask a Bookseller: ‘Yours Truly’
Rachel Harris of Four Pines Bookstore in Bemidji recommends one with a local setting and a lot of feels: “Yours Truly” by Abby Jimenez.
Ask A Bookseller: ‘The September House’
Ryan Elizabeth Clark of Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, N.H., said Carissa Orlando’s novel “The September House” is the one of the best horror novels she’s ever read.