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Books We Love

December 17, 2014 • No Comments

In a shocking twist, book lovers are as fanatical about giving books as they are about reading them. While some people tailor their gift titles to each individual recipient, others have go-to books that fit…

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Cheers to the Holidays!

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Fill the holiday season with tales and toddies, conversation and cocktails. These two books toast you and yours with merry reading — and even merrier drinking.
Of All the Gin Joints by Mark Bailey, illustrated…

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December 10, 2014 Heritage-site

Holiday Fixin’s and Winnings: Heritage and The Wreath Recipe Book

2 Comments December 10, 2014 • 2 Comments

It’s time to deck the halls and fill the bellies, and our friends at Artisan Books have the quintessential books to help you accomplish both. The projects in The Wreath Recipe Book are “inspiring and…

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Holly Jolly Quiz

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Our director of marketing and sales, the inimitable Craig Popelars, is a self-proclaimed savant of the secondary characters from beloved holiday movies. He’ll see your Cindy Lou Who and raise you a Prancer. (After all,…

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December Lucky Stars: Splendor of Our World

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December temperatures might keep you trapped indoors, but this month’s Lucky Stars offer you the chance to reconnect with the outdoors from the warmth of your living room. Get the low-down of the oddly beautiful courtship of…

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December 2, 2014 Fikry Paperback

Excited? Did Someone Say “Excited”?

1 Comment December 2, 2014 • 1 Comment

We’re excited. Booksellers are excited. Readers are excited. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of excitement. Whoa, Nelly, a heapin’ helping of excitement.
What’s all the excitement, you ask? Today’s the official publication day for…

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The Remedy for Snow

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Do you suffer from Lake Effect Snow Syndrome? Do you have cabin fever from being stuck in your house behind a sixty-three-inch wall of snow? Are you trapped inside with nothing to read?
We’ve got…

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November 18, 2014 Descent

Giveaway: Descent by Tim Johnston

4 Comments November 18, 2014 • 4 Comments

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but we’re giving you a gift, the gift of buzz — all wrapped up with a pretty bow.
Excitement for Tim Johnston’s novel Descent is at a fever pitch. The…

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Jacket Design: The Happiest People in the World

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Readers often wonder about the behind-the-scenes aspects of book publishing, and jacket design can seem especially mysterious. Today, Creative Director Anne Winslow explains the creative process behind the jacket for Brock Clarke’s  The Happiest People…

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November 11, 2014 veterans day

Veterans Day Reads

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As we honor our military veterans today, here are some books that offer insight into the veteran experience, battles large and small:
1. Dirty Work by Larry Brown                     …

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