On Empathy

Recommended Reading: On Empathy

If you've visited us shopside in the last couple of months, odds are you'll have noticed an evolving display of books about Palestine, Israel and the Middle East. The world is feeling its age, these days, but at the end of the day reading is a technology for expanding empathy. We're here to help connect people to stories, to share the work of the human beings who are historians and poets and artists and novelists and journalists doing their work anywhere in the world, under any circumstances. So if you're hoping to understand this corner of the world a little more, here's a small array of books to get started.

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Booksmith Staff

Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza By Mosab Abu Toha Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872868601
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Published: City Lights Books - April 26th, 2022

Salt Houses By Hala Alyan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328915856
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2018

The Question of Palestine By Edward W. Said Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679739883
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 1992

On Palestine By Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappé, Frank Barat (Editor) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608464708
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 7th, 2015

Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom By Norman Finkelstein Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780520318335
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Published: University of California Press - July 27th, 2021

Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics By Marc Lamont Hill, Mitchell Plitnick Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781620977255
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Published: New Press - May 31st, 2022

Light in Gaza: Writings Born of Fire By Jehad Abusalim (Editor), Jennifer Bing (Editor), Mike Merryman-Lotze (Editor) Cover Image
By Jehad Abusalim (Editor), Jennifer Bing (Editor), Mike Merryman-Lotze (Editor)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781642596991
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Published: Haymarket Books - August 30th, 2022

Enemies and Neighbors: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017 By Ian Black Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780802128607
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Published: Grove Press - October 16th, 2018

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 By Rashid Khalidi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250787651
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Published: Picador - January 26th, 2021

Black Power and Palestine: Transnational Countries of Color (Stanford Studies in Comparative Race and Ethnicity) By Michael R. Fischbach Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781503607385
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Published: Stanford University Press - November 20th, 2018

They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom By Ahed Tamimi, Dena Takruri Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593134597
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Published: One World - September 5th, 2023