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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Girl Through Glass: A Novel By Sari Wilson 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 

Anna and the Swallow Man By Gavriel Savit 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) By Karen Russell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307276681
Availability: Special Order
Published: Vintage - July 26th, 2011

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • The bravely imagined, wildly acclaimed debut novel from the author of Vampires in the Lemon Groveabout a thirteen year old girl who sets out on a mission through magical swamps to save her family.

Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Joseph Heller, Christopher Buckley (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781451626650
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
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) By Kazuo Ishiguro Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400078776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2006

NOBEL PRIZE WINNER From the acclaimed, bestselling author of The Remains of the Day comes “a Gothic tour de force" (The New York Times) with an extraordinary twist—a moving, suspenseful, beautifully atmospheric modern classic.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International) By Haruki Murakami Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307389831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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.