Laura Banks is a writer, actor, and comic who made her debut in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and then went on to star in three films for Roger Corman. She continued to become an accomplished stand-up comic and improvisor with Whoopi Goldberg and was a regular at the famed Improvisation and Comedy Cellar in New York City. Banks is a USA Today Best-Selling Author with over 250,000 books sold.
Book of the Day 3/28/23
Diane Simard will touch your heart, move you to tears, and inspire you to face your fears with sheer tenacity and unrelenting courage. Her book, The Unlikely Gift of Breast Cancer, blends the self-help and autobiography genres and shares her remarkable story and lifechanging experience surviving cancer.
Nature Inspired Books to Read this Spring
Spring is in the air! Nature is slowly awakening from its winter slumber and life is beginning once again. If you find inspiration in the natural rebirth that surrounds us in the Spring, check out some of these nature-inspired reads on BookBaby Bookshop.
Book of the Day 3/2/23
In February, we recognized and celebrated Black History Month. As we now transition to Women’s History Month, this is the perfect book to read. Black Girl White Skin touches on the intersection of identity and provides hope to readers – even in life’s darkest moments.
Book of the Day 2/17/23
A Long Way from Iowa is a remarkable story that is written by a skilled author. For the dreamers who aspire to live the writerly, adventurous life, this book will speak to you in so many different ways. Author Janet Hulstrand chronicles three generations of women with a passion for reading, writing, and travel, and her journey takes her to some truly extraordinary places.
Book of the Day 2/8/23
Breaking Free tells a remarkable story that is both haunting and inspirational. It chronicles the author’s struggle through both sexual and mental harassment, how it changed him, and how it led to his growth as an adult.
Book of the Day 12/8/22
There are some books that make us stop and count our blessings – as life can change in an instant. The Long Way Home reminds us of this reality. The book shows how a routine bike ride home from work can turn an entire family’s life upside down. But, amidst the adversity and pain, hope is never lost. You’ll be blown away by Shauna Joas’ memoir and her resilience despite facing the most frightening circumstances.
Book of the Day 11/14/22
Norman Mathews’ autobiography, The Wrong Side of the Room: A Life in Musical Theater, is a multidimensional masterpiece that reminds readers there is hope, no matter what. In the book, Mathews shares his fascinating life story. It’s a tale of a small-town boy who grew up to be a dancer on Broadway and movies, and after a severe back injury, he reinvented himself to become a composer and playwright. It’s rich with compelling and at times heart wrenching details about coming of age, coming out, and becoming a respected artist.
Book of the Day 10/5/22
This new release on Bookshop is an absolute must-read. Written by USA Today bestselling author Laura Banks, her riveting memoir shares a deep dive into her taste of fame while piloting the Reliant in Star Trek II.
Book of the Day 7/19/22
This Book of the Day is life-changing. Unashamed is the engrossing story of Aziza Kibibi's life surviving years of sexual abuse from her father, Aswad Ayinde.