Welcome To Fall

The wind is blowing outside the store, and we're watching leaves and readers go tumbling down the street, which is a sure sign that fall is upon us. Inside the store, we can tell that the fall season is here because the boxes coming from our distributors are starting to fill up with all sorts of new books. 

At the top of the box, we have the new Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. The Girl in the Spider’s Web is NOT written by Stieg (because, as you know, he’s dead), but is written by David Lagercrantz, who has been both a crime reporter and a novelist. We’ll have to see if he’s up to the task of continuing the story of Lisbeth and Mikael Blomkvist. 

Also, this week we have new books from R. A. Salvatore (Archmage), Cherie Priest (Chapelwood; the second book in the Borden Dispatches series), Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (The Copper Gauntlet), Christine Feehan (Dark Ghost), Sarah J. Maas (Queen of Shadows; the 4th book in the Throne of Glass series), Deanna Raybourn (A Curious Beginning, which starts a new series!), Ingrid Law (Switch), and the latest NYPD Red from James Patterson and Marshall Karp (NYPD Red 3, in fact, now in trade paperback). 

Debuts include Fran Wilde’s Updraft (wings and world-building!), Adam Rakunas’s Windswept (rum-running space opera!), Kevin Sands’s Blackthorn Key (alchemists, puzzles, and pigeons!), and Amy Stewart’s Girl Waits with Gun (which, technically, isn’t a debut since she is the author of the awesome The Drunken Botanist). 

Seriously. There has to be something for everyone in that list. We're having trouble deciding what to curl up with first ourselves. 

Coloring Autumn

Over there on the right hand column, you'll see a box of upcoming events. There's only one right now, but you should watch that space because Oh, Hootenany! have we got plans. For the time being, though, let's just all mark our calendars for September 23rd, which is our COLORING AUTUMN event. What's that, you ask? Well, it's an adult party with coloring books, snacks, chocolate, and a bit of wine. Because sometimes the adults need a night off, too. 

This is a ticketed event, so make sure to drop by and get your ticket prior to the event. Or call us. Or you can even order tickets from our website

New Books, New Layout, New Attitude

We'll keep this newsletter short because there's lots of new stuff to process. If you've been in the store recently (which, duh, you have, because we have your email address), you'll have seen the new layout. But we're continuing to make changes nearly every day in the store. We're going through the shelves, taking a hard look at what you've been buying and what's been staying on the shelves. Do you know what we've discovered? Our dear customers like books. They like cool books. Interesting books. Books that make them excited to be readers. And so we're making an effort to make sure more books like that are on our shelves. Except to see more new books and more books from interesting presses that are doing exciting things. We hear that reading hasn't gone out of style yet, so we're going to make sure there are books worth reading. 

As always, we appreciate your patronage, and would love to see you whenever you need something to read. 


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