James has been a (grumpy) bookseller since 1987. He's worked at Octavia Books since July 2008. James is a teacher of an obscure martial art you've probably never heard of. James rides his bicycle every day and thinks you should, too.


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The Family Fang: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061579059
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Published: Ecco - April 17th, 2012

Like Wes Anderson's movies? You'll love this book. This is a story of what happens when performance artists become parents. ~JW

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Fiend: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780770436339
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Broadway Books - April 8th, 2014

What is better than a zombie apocalypse novel?  A zombie apocalypse filled with tweaking meth heads. Yes, it's a page turner. ~JW

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Us Conductors: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935639817
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Published: Tin House Books - June 10th, 2014

Cleverly written historical fiction about Leon Theremin and Clara Rockmore.  Look it up. ~JW

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Afterparty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765336927
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tor Books - April 22nd, 2014

Being able to "print" designer drugs will make the world an much more interesting place.  And by interesting I mean more insane and dangerous place. Who doesn't want to have an imaginary friend with the all the time? ~JW

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Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781621060031
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Microcosm Publishing - December 1st, 2013

Want to talk about bicyles?  About how great they are for you? Your community? Your city?  This will give you the information you seek.  A must read for anyone interested in making their community a better place through biking. ~JW