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Jules Wagner - Bookseller in Saratoga Springs

Jules WagnerMy name is Jules. I'm a born and raised Saratogian and my family from my mom's side has been in this area for generations. I'm non-binary and asexual, and use they/them/theirs pronouns. I'm constantly reading and researching to stay up to date about the latest in the LGBTQ Community. I'm also a mental health advocate, and an animal lover. I hope to help make a difference for the community through my work with the Bookstore. I look forward to helping in your search for knowledge and new experiences!


“Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can't always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving... you will come to a better place.”
― Uncle Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender

Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven by Kami Garcia - Book Review

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By Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781779503862
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Published: DC Comics - September 28th, 2021

An adorably funny continuation to the first two books that stays true to the characters that we all know and love. While a bit cheesy and overdone, this meet-up is still what fans of Teen Titans have dreamed of for this teen couple. This book has also introduced more characters for yet more books to come in the series and I am here for it. Kami Garcia and Gabriel Picolo are a duo that cannot be beat for this revamped origin series. ~ Reviewed by Jules Wagner

If You Were My Bunny (Story Corner) by Kate McMullan - Book Review

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By Kate McMullan, David McPhail (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780590341264
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Published: Cartwheel - March 1st, 1998

A memorable childhood favorite that would comfort me at night when I would have difficulty falling back to sleep after a nightmare. Beautiful illustrations and a sweet, calming lullaby that will soothe children, and some adults even too. Give your child the comfort of a small soft bunny each night they go to bed. ~ Reviewed by Jules Wagner

Sleepy Dog (Step into Reading) by Harriet Ziefert - Book Review

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By Harriet Ziefert, Norman Gorbaty (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780394868776
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 12th, 1984

One of my top 3 books from childhood. I have fond memories of this adorably illustrated book being read to me for many nights before falling asleep. I highly encourage everyone to give their children/children of loved ones the same fond memories with this book! ~ Reviewed by Jules Wagner

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250217318
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Published: Tor Books - December 29th, 2020

A heartwarming, laugh out loud, adorable tale of a cautiously anxious social worker, an orphanage head, and all their mischievous magical children. Linus is a highly relatable character working a drab, strict office job with a bit of an Eeyore attitude. Enter Arthur to become his ray of sunshine and hope in the world. Linus goes through a bright development and learns how to go off book thanks to the inhabitants of Marsyas Island. This is the perfect book to read when you’re needing some light in your life. ~ Reviewed by Jules Wagner

The Girl from the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781338540581
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

An adorably illustrated, queer, coming-of-age romance that has themes of divorce, mental health, and environmental preservation. It also twists fairy tale magic into the story with a cute selkie girl, Keltie, who gains her human form after a kiss of true love from Morgan, the main character. For anyone looking for a refreshing summer romance read with an unpredictable ending, this is where your search ends because this book has it all. (trigger warning: mental health) ~ Reviewed by Jules Wagner


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