March 16th, 2010

We have a big project going on at the store right now, namely the conversion to a new computerized inventory system. It's both very consuming and very exciting for us. Not only is our staff looking forward to it, but many books have shown some eagerness as well (see photo on right.) We will soon be offering a new Frequent Buyers program and some other noteworthy services. In the meantime we are offering a rather short newsletter which just features the best new books out this week.

Here they are! Our weekly picks for the two best: two hardcover, two paperback, and two children's books. The very best new arrivals to leap out of the box and onto our shelves this week. Call or email us if you want more information on any of these titles, or to have us hold you a copy. Or stop in and check them out in person. We'd love to see you. Thanks as always for sharing your reading with us!

 

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
By Lewis, Michael
2010-03 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393072235 - Hardcover
List Price $27.95 - Your Price: $22.36


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It's an awfully good time time to be a provocative economist, and in The Big Short Michael Lewis squares up on The U.S. Stock Market Crash of 2008. It would be nice if thise book were more in the way of history than current affairs but... ...More

The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables

The Testament of Cresseid and Seven Fables
By Henryson, Robert
2009-10 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374273484 - Hardcover
List Price $25.00 - Your Price: $20.00


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Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf was so widely acclaimed that the poet was bound for a curtain call. This enticing translation of 16th century Scottish poet's Robert Henryson's work features The Testament of Cresseid, Henryson's continuation of the story of Troilus and Criseyde. ...More

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor

Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
By Gooch, Brad
2010-03 - Back Bay Books
9780316018999 - Paperback   See Other Formats
List Price $16.99 - Your Price: $13.59


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Flannery readily earns The Weekly Top 2 DBBTONIP (Deserving Big Book That's Out Now In Paperback rating. ...More

This World We Live in

This World We Live in
By Pfeffer, Susan Beth
2010-04 - Harcourt Children's Books
9780547248042 - Hardcover
List Price $17.00 - Your Price: $13.60


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The third and final book in Pfeffer's excellent Meteor Cycle is out today. The World We Live In is set a full year after the noteworthy events of Life As We Knew It ...More

Shark vs. Train

Shark vs. Train
By Barton, Chris
2010-04 - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
9780316007627 - Hardcover
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The best picture books deal with an important issue without it ever being apparent to young readers and listeners. Shark vs. Train deals with rivalry and competition issues in a manner so clever and funny that one can only applaud and turn back to page 1 for another read. ...More

The Quiet Book

The Quiet Book
By Underwood, Deborah
2010-04 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547215679 - Library Binding
List Price $12.95 - Your Price: $10.36


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The Quiet Book is a wonderfully simple exploration of one complex idea, all the different kinds of quiet, such as "Hide-N-Seek quiet, Right before you yell SURPRISE Quiet, First snowfall quiet, and Lollypop quiet." Gentle and evocative drawings convey the emotional range of being quiet in a manner which will make for a truly thoughtful read aloud experience for reader and child. ...More

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