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Give us some love!
Inventory Clearance Sale

Now through Sunday, February 21

Mystery discounts between 10% and 40% off most books and 50% off others. Really, what better time to stock up for your spring break reads? Give us some love - and help us make room for all the great new books that are being released this spring. 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 6

Dean Robbins reads from his new book Two Friends - a wonderful new book for children of all ages. Doug Moe will interview Dean about the book and more! The book portrays the little known friendship between two civil-rights champions.  Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass lived near each other in Rochester, New York.  Susan was a champion of women's rights, and Frederick a champion of African American rights.  In this picture book, they meet in Susan's parlor to chat and support one another.  They prepare to go out and fight for what they believe in -- after taking a break for a cup of tea. 

Sunday, February 7
12:30 pm

History's Mysteries Book Club meets to discuss Emma Donohue's book Frog Music

Friday, February 12
7:00 pm

Matthew Hefti discusses his debut novel A Hard and Heavy Thing. 

"America's Asian wars have already inspired fine novels, and this debut effort is an intense, compelling addition. Hefti was an explosive ordnance disposal technician deployed to Afganistan and Iraq twice, and his depiction of life and death in the misbegotten Iraq invasion stay with readers for a long time."  --Booklist (starred review)

Contemplating suicide after eight years at war, Levi sits down to write a note to his best friend Nick, explaining why he’s lost all hope. After a childhood of blood pacts, punk shows, and competing infatuations with the wounded and troubled Eris, both went off to war in a fit of youth and misdirected patriotism. But now Levi returns from Iraq both disgraced and lauded.

Thursday, February 18
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Union South on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus
Doug Bradley and Craig Werner discuss their award winning book We Gotta Get Out of this Place -- the soundtrack of the Vietnam War. 

Friday, February 19
6:00 - 9:00 pm -----
For the Love of Books!

Artful Escapes in Fitchburg
Mystery to Me teams up with the Little Creek Press to sponsor the Madison Reading Project's evening titled For the Love of Books -- Paint and Craft Night! Make great crafts with books! Visit the Reading Project's Facebook page to see some crafts they've already done.  Entry fees are $45.00 and proceeds go to support the Reading Project. If you're unable to attend and would like to support the Reading Project, Mystery to Me would be happy to bring them your donation of gently used (or new!) children's books. 

Sunday, February 21
10:00 am

It's never too late or too early to teach your kids about how to be kind online. Join author Galit Breen for this informative and engaging parenting workshop!
This is a ticketed event ($10.00) sponsored by Madison's Jewish Federation 
Tickets can be purchased online through the website linked above. 

Friday, March 4
7:00 pm

Andrea Thalasinos discusses her new book Fly By Night.

About the book...
On the same day Greek American marine biologist Amelia Drakos receives word that funding for her beloved Seahorse Laboratory has been cut, she discovers that her deceased father had lived a secret life.

With foreclosure and unemployment looming, as well as the fallout from a brief, confusing love affair, Amelia reluctantly becomes curator for Minnesota's Mall of America Sea Life Aquarium. At the same time, a string of perplexing e-mails from someone with her late father's name, Ted Drakos, arrive. Ted claims that he has important information about an inherited property on Lake Superior. And that he is her older brother.

When Amelia and Bryce, a long-time friend, go to check out the property, they discover week-old, orphaned, husky/wolf-hybrid pups under the dilapidated porch. Amelia adopts the pups and takes them back with her to Minneapolis, where they introduce chaos into her already crazy life.

Amelia and Bryce soon find themselves embroiled in the midst of a very angry environmental debate regarding reinstatement of the wolf hunt in Wisconsin. Amelia wonders if she and her newfound brother can overcome the sins of their father and find peace.

In Fly by Night, Andrea Thalasinos shows that family secrets can jump-start a new way of looking at the world.

Coming up....
Keep up with our events by following us on Facebook and on our website. Details about these and other events will be posted in our March newsletter. 
Steven Coss -- Fever of 1721, March 8 at 7pm
Brian Freeman -- Goodby to the Dead, March 10 at 7 pm
Kathy Cramer -- The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker, March 18 at 7 pm
Libby Hellman -- Jump Cut, March 22 at 7 pm
Madison Writers' Studio, March 24 at 5:30 pm

In the works..
Annelise Ryan
Mary Kubica
John Powless
...and more! 

Prepare to Vote 

We encourage you to do everything you can to be informed about current events. And now that the Wisconsin's voter ID law is in place, we strongly urge you to be ready to vote on February 16. What does it mean to "be ready?"
* Be informed and then question your information...
* Have an ID (see the
GAB website linked here
* Pay it someone else get to the polls

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