We are pleased to offer the following monthly subscription plans. Treat someone or treat yourself!
"Unicorn" Book Subscription, curated by Eric Obenauf
3-Month — $48
Get a newly released paperback title, hand-picked by co-owner Eric Obenauf, each month for 3 months!
At checkout, choose shipping method for your order: pickup each new book in store ($0) or mail (+$9.33).
6-Month — $90
Get a newly released paperback title, hand-picked by co-owner Eric Obenauf, each month for 6 months!
At checkout, choose shipping method for your order: pickup each new book in store ($0) or mail (+$18).
12-Month — $175
Get a newly released paperback title, hand-picked by co-owner Eric Obenauf, each month for 12 months!
At checkout, choose shipping method for your order: pickup each new book in store ($0) or mail (+$36).
Past picks for the Unicorn Book Subscription:
A Devil Comes to Town
A novel by Paolo Maurensig (World Editions, May 2019)
Wild rabies runs rampant through the woods. The foxes are gaining ground, boldly making their way into the village. In Dichtersruhe, an insular yet charming haven stifled by the Swiss mountains, these omens go unnoticed by all but the new parish priest. The residents have other things on their mind: Literature. Everyone’s a writer—the nights are alive with reworked manuscripts. So when the devil turns up in a black car claiming to be a hotshot publisher, unsatisfied authorial desires are unleashed and the village’s former harmony is shattered. Taut with foreboding and Gothic suspense, Paolo Maurensig gives us a refined and engaging literary parable on narcissism, vainglory, and our inextinguishable thirst for stories.
Poems by Eve L. Ewing (Haymarket Books, June 2019)
The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots that comprised the “Red Summer” of violence across the nation’s cities, is an event that has shaped the last century but is widely unknown. In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event—which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries—through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.
Essays by Noam Dorr (Sarabande Books, July 2019)
In Love Drones, Noam Dorr explores the troubling relationship between our desire for intimacy and the world of military action, state violence, and intelligence surveillance. Born and raised on a Kibbutz in Israel, Dorr served a compulsory military term as an intelligence analyst, tapped for his skill with translation. This is reflected in the book with form-bending interwoven essays that retrace the fragments of a bomb that never explodes, grenades concealed as oranges, and drones that are simultaneously sound, insect, and lethal aircraft—essays searching for human connection within a landscape of violent conflict. It is a deeply intimate and unsettling book.