Each week, we’ll ask local bookstores what their customers picked up in the previous month. Some of these 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 store is Bedlam Book Café.
1. “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in Trauma Healing” by Bessel van der Kolk (Important Publishing)
2. “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Plant Teachings” 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, Death, 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 Both Means” by Kenneth Weisbrode (The MIT Press)
8. “The Great Trees of Northern New England” by Kevin Martin (Kevin Martin)
9. “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho (HarperOne)
10. “Plants That Heal: Plants as a Source of Medicine, 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 bookshop located at 138 Green St Suite 1, Worcester. For more information, visit https://www.bedlambookcafe.com.