Each week we will ask local booksellers what their customers have picked up in the previous month. Some of them will be bestseller lists, others will be lists of some of the more interesting selections, but all are a representation of What Worcester’s Reading. This week’s featured shop is Bedlam Book Café.
1. “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk (Important Publishing)
2. “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed Editions)
3. “Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman” by Anne Helen Peterson (Plume)
4. “Fairy Tale” and other novels by Stephen King (Scribner)
5. “How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence” by Michael Pollan (Penguin Books)
6. “Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now” edited by Amit Majmudar (Knopf)
7. “On Ambivalence: The Problems and Pleasures of Having It Both Ways” by Kenneth Weisbrode (The MIT Press)
8. “Big Trees of Northern New England” by Kevin Martin (Kevin Martin)
9. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho (HarperOne)
10. “Plants That Cure: Plants as a Source for Medicines, from Pharmaceuticals to Herbal Remedies” by Elizabeth A. Dauncey and Melanie-Jayne R. Howes (Princeton University Press)
Bedlam Book Café is a new and used bookstore located at 138 Green St Suite 1, Worcester. For more information, visit https://www.bedlambookcafe.com.