Staff Picks

The staff here at Sundance Books and Music shares a common passion for reading, listening and discovering. One of the best things about being a member of the Sundance staff is the conversations we get to have with our amazing, diverse customers every day. We love hearing about the books and music that you're excited about, and getting to offer some recommendations of our own too.

Be sure to check back regularly to find out about the books and music that our staff can't wait to share with you. You can also visit the archive for more of our staff picks.

This week, check out selections from Emily, Stephanie, Nilo, Casey & Christine:




Call Me By Your Name
Andre Aciman captures the exact feel of confusion, terror, and euphoria that comes with one's first adult relationship. Set against the backdrop of a perfect Italian summer, this is a beautiful, highly-personal coming-of-age story.


Shadows on the Lake
Set in beautiful Northern Italy, and featuring a May-December romance, this is the perfect read for enjoying a glass of wine in the warmer weather


The Flame Throwers
A striking reflection on the art cuture of the 1970s and the fascist movement in Italy.


The Changeling
This is an unsettling and darkly beautiful portrayal of childhood, motherhood, and consciousness. Karen Russell's poignant intro is icing on the cake.


Nicholas Nixon
Nicholas Nixon's large format, black and white photography is stunning, accesible, and humane, whether he's looking at family, the elderly, the everyday, or the ill.