Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks

Announcing Barnes and Noble Bookseller’s Picks on is pleased to announce a joint collaboration with Barnes and Noble Booksellers to bring the best in genre fiction to fans and new readers alike. is partnering with Barnes & Noble for a series of appreciations, the “Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks,” a monthly recommended science fiction and fantasy reading list.

For over a decade, Barnes & Noble buyer Jim Killen has been a driving force behind Barnes & Noble’s remarkably well-chosen science fiction and fantasy sections. Each month, Mr. Killen will curate a list of science fiction & fantasy titles, which various contributors will then discuss and explore.

The recent release of George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons and the smash success of HBO’s Game of Thrones have put interest in epic fantasy at an all-time high. If you’re just beginning to read in this subgenre, you may be wondering what to try next. To answer that question, this month’s theme will focus on the opening volumes of various epic fantasy series.

Over the next ten days, will reassess first trips into worlds of mist, dragons, swords, and magic. And as an added bonus, through September 30th, will be offering the ebook editions of Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World, Steven Erikson’s Gardens of the Moon, and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn for only $2.99 each.

Join us in the upcoming two weeks while we discuss these great epic fantasy beginnings:

Tuesday, September 6: Best Served Cold
Wednesday, September 7: The Blade Itself
Thursday, September 8: The Dragon’s Path
Friday, September 9: Empire in Black and Gold
Monday, September 12: The Eye of the World
Tuesday, September 13: The Fallen Blade
Wednesday, September 14: A Game of Thrones
Thursday, September 15: Gardens of the Moon
Friday, September 16: Mistborn
Monday, September 19: The Name of the Wind

Keep up with all the entries at the B&N index right here on And check back with us at the beginning of October for the next theme!


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