Kelly bought The Fountain in January 2008 after managing it since 2000 and she has been a professional independent bookseller since 1989.


She's an omnivore of a reader, rarely refusing to at least try reading any category of book. Unfortunately, we also suspect she eats them.





Wait, What?: And Life's Other Essential Questions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062664570
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Published: HarperOne - April 4th, 2017

I am generally dismissive of these expanded commencement addresses that clog the shelves every graduation season, but I can't seem to get this one out of my mind.  Despite the lofty title of Dean of the College of Education at Harvard, Ryan's contribution to the genre is plain-spoken, funny, honest, and honestly helpful.  He focuses on asking yourself a series of broad questions regularly to enhance your character, your quality of life, and your contribution to the world. You can read it in about two hours.  This book is great for anyone in transition: moving, retiring, starting a new job.  I highly recommend it. I can't stop thinking about it.

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The Gentleman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562655
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Published: Penguin Books - August 1st, 2017

So our main character accidentally sells his wife to the Devil.  

Like ya do.  

Originally, he believed he hated his newlywed.  But now that she is gone, he is bereft beyond all reckoning and assembles a band of misfits as incompetent as himself to journey to the Underworld to get her back.

A refreshing romp at once familiar and strange. Readers will love the bumbling main character and his histrionics. Recommended for readers of Christopher Moore's historical novels and lovers of Monty Python.

Escargot Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374302818
Availability: Currently Out of Stock - Available to Ship From Our Warehouse in 3-5 Days
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - April 11th, 2017

What a treat: this book!  A charming, funny, interactive picture book that is ideal for picky eaters and animal lovers alike.

Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things:  1. To be your favorite animal. 

2. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book. But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one—with a little help from the you!—he discovers that it's not so bad after all. Best read in a horrible French accent. 

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The Nowhere Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481481731
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Published: Simon Pulse - October 10th, 2017

I loved this book!!  So important.  Please read it and share it with girl and boy teens and the people who care about them.  I wish we had heard more from Amber.  Maybe in a future book?  There aren't many books out there about teens trying to change the culture of their schools and their communities through peaceful activism.  The Nowhere Girls tells it like it is. Some of it is clumsy.  Sometimes it doesn't work or takes a while to get off the ground.  But it is always worth trying.  I really did love this book. 


Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592409280
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Published: Berkley Books - October 17th, 2017

Roben Farzad's debut is a fast-paced tale of drugs, sex, and Dom Perignon set in a swanky Miami hotel called The Mutiny.  The book seems destined for the silver screen until you realize that it's too ridiculous to believe. But that's the thing: every freaky cocaine-fueled moment, each kingpin ordered assassination, every larger-than-life character, every celebrity cameo is actually real.  So, put the soundtrack to Miami Vice on the in the background, grab yourself decadent drink, and settle in for a ripping good read! We are throwing his release party on 10/17...and it is *going* to be a party.

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Anatomy of a Miracle: A Novel* Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553447583
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Hogarth Press - March 20th, 2018

The perfect book to take on your next family vacation!  Funny!