Erika VanDam, Owner and Fearless Leader of RoscoeBooks

Erika is a refugee from cubicle-land who quit her job in ad sales to open RoscoeBooks. As a girl growing up in Massachusetts, Erika read everything from Judy Blume and Nancy Drew books to her mom's cookbooks and the Audubon Field Guide to Birds (seriously)...and her love of reading has only grown over the years. A proud resident of Roscoe Village, Erika lives just down the street with First Husband Jeff and their adorable, vivacious daughters, Caroline and Alice. When not working at RoscoeBooks or hanging out with her family and friends, Erika enjoys cooking, running, and reading a mix of fiction and nonfiction.

A few of Erika's favorites:

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634239
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2015

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR,  Vanity Fair, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Refinery 29, Men's Journal, Ploughshares, Lit Hub, Book Riot, Los Angeles Magazine, Powells, BookPage and Kirkus Reviews 

Girl Through Glass: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062326270
Availability: Special Order
Published: Harper - January 26th, 2016

Long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize

An Amazon Best Book of the Month 

Buzzfeed Most Exciting Book of the Year

A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year & Bestseller

Selected as a Skimm Read 

We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476756660
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Simon & Schuster - August 19th, 2014

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014 * Washington Post Top 50 Fiction List for 2014 * Entertainment Weekly Ten Best Fiction Books of 2014 * Esquire 5 Most Important Books of 2014 * Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2014 * One of Janet Maslin’s Ten Favorite Books of the Year in The New York Times

The instant New York Times bestseller

Anna and the Swallow Man Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553513349
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2016

A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book
Winner of the Indies Choice Book Award                             
Winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award

Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307276681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2011

New York Times Bestseller | Pulitzer Prize Finalist

"Ms. Russell is one in a million. . . . A suspensfuly, deeply haunted book."--The New York Times

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781451626650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 5th, 2011

This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

Now a Hulu limited series starri

Never Let Me Go (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400078776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a devastating novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389831
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - August 11th, 2009

An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists.