Cathy's Picks

 

I'm Cathy Fiebach owner of Main Point Books. I opened the store in 2013 because I couldn't live somewhere without a bookstore and starting a business made more sense than moving. My goal was, and continues to be, creating a space that provides the Main Line with a place to discover and discuss great books whether newly published, or just new to us. I read a broad range of books, but especially enjoy literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. 

The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780385490818
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

A haunting, chilling, frightening depiction of a future that feels far off and yet familiar at the same time. This literary classic tells the tale of a Handmaid named Offred, who is condemned to bear children against her will in the dystopia of Gilead. In this novel, Atwood explores autonomy and what it means to truly own your body, and what happens when someone else holds the reins.


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (A Tristan Strong Novel, Book 1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368042413
Availability: Backordered
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - September 22nd, 2020

For a debut novel, this is a fantastically thrilling first book! Part of the Rick Riordan Presents series, this book is a wonderful dive into a world inhabited by Black American gods, legends, and stories. It follows young Tristan, still reeling from the death of his best friend, who feels anything but strong. When he goes down to Alabama to take some time away with his grandparents, he finds himself in a rather sticky situation, and ends up opening a rift to a different world. This is a fantastic read for anyone who enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, or even just wants to hear a fun tale with a myth system that doesn't get nearly enough spotlight.


The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250153708
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - July 17th, 2018

The podcast has turned into a graphic novel! In this fun, goofy, and surprisingly heartfelt graphic novel adaptation of The Adventure Zone podcast, we can join in on Merle, Magnus, and Taako's Dungeons and Dragons Adventure! In this first arc of the campaign, the boys take up a job that quickly turns into searching for kidnappers. This graphic novel is followed by a whole bunch more, and if you enjoyed it, you might as well listen to the podcast, too!


Magpie Murders: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062645234
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - March 27th, 2018

This mystery is a new favorite because it blends a classic, Agatha Christie-style of idyllic murder mystery whodunnit with a present-day dash to figure out the culprit. When a writer is murdered and his manuscript is found unfinished, his editor takes it into her hands to find out what really happened. This is wonderful for those who want to read more mysteries, but find themselves more drawn to an older, whodunnit style of writing.