Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Curiosities Newsletter for November 2011

Greetings, Curious Readers!

Isn't it about time you brushed up on your American History?

During the month of November, the following sections are 30% OFF:
American History
World History
Rock & Roll Books

New Acquisitions at Curious include a set of Ellery Queen's best mysteries, attractively bound; vintage football programs for Michigan State and University of Michigan spanning from the 1950s to the 1980s; dozens of manga graphic novels; plenty of general fiction bestsellers; hardcover and paperback novels by Terry Pratchett; many religious books; 3 companion sets of Great Books, to be purchased together; paperback series fiction for children, including Michigan Chillers, Barbie, Magic Tree House, Choose Your Own Adventure, American Girl and more!
We have also acquired numerious bestselling paperback and hardcover books by authors including Jonathan Franzen, Stephen King, Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, D.H. Lawrence, Rebecca West, Margaret Mitchell, Robert Jordan, James Michener and Gabriel Garcia Marquez; a wide variety of Paranormal Romance novels (located on our main floor and in the basement); signed copies of A History of the Red Cedar Neighborhood by Janet L. Hicks Ronk; books about various religions; and many nicely illustrated children's books, perfect to give as gifts to young readers!

Shop News:

Many thanks to everyone who helped us celebrate our 42nd anniversary, last month.
We would LOVE to know of your fond memories and favorite books from Curious.
Please post them on our Facebook page!
Ray will be reviewing Barn Stories: A Collection of Michigan Short Stories
by Michigan author Larry Neitzert! Watch for the review in this Sunday's
edition of the Lansing State Journal, or on our blog!
Neitzert will be signing copies of of his latest work at Everybody Reads
( 2019 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, Mi 48912)
on Wednesday, Nov. 9th, from 7 until 9 pm.

Join us at the University Quality Inn on
November 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
(3121 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI)
Admission: $3.00
At Classicon you will find thousands of collectable Pulp Magazines,
Digests, Comics and Paperbacks availbable for sale or trade!
Other items of interest include Calendars, Pinups and Glamour Art;
Original Paperback Artwork from the 1950s and 1960s; Mysteries;
Detective Stories; Westerns; Romance; Science Fiction and other
Classics from the 1920s - 1960s!
For more information, please contact the Curious Book Shop.

Shop and Save on GREEN FRIDAY at the Curious Book Shop!
Downtown East Lansing businesses will take part in this big sale day
on Friday, December 2nd, offering stellar discounts on all sorts of
wonderful gift items. EVERYTHING will be at least 25% OFF at Curious!

Did you stop by Curious during the Pumpkin Walk?
We had an estimated 1200 kids (plus parents!) visit the shop last Thursday,
and saw some extra-cool literary themed costumes, including Laura Ingalls Wilder,
Sherlock Holmes, Dorothy, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Winnie the Pooh,
Olivia the Pig, Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter.

Community Happenings:
The Spartans play Minnesota on Saturday, November 5th.
This is a home game, and it begins at noon.
Remember, downtown parking is at a premium on football Saturdays!

The Spartans play their final home game against Indiana
on Saturday, November 19th. Go Green! Go White!
Scene Metrospace (110 Charles St., East Lansing)
presents Bedlam, a "visual exploration" by local photographer
Robert Turney, depicting 19th century mental patients and institutions.
This show runs from Nov. 4th until Dec. 11th.
The East Lansing Film Festival is November 9 - 17!
Tickets and schedule information is available at www.elff.com,
or by calling (517) 993 - 5444.
We will be open on Sundays, from noon until 5 pm,
and there is free parking in East Lansing's city parking lots!
Literary Happenings through History for November:

Ivan Turgenev, born Nov. 9 1818. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. born Nov. 11, 1922.
Herman Melville's Moby Dick first published by Harper and Brothers in
New York on Nov. 14, 1981. Sylvia Beach opened her Parisian book shop,
Shakespeare & Co
., on Nov. 17, 1919. George Eliot born Nov. 22, 1811.
Ray Walsh
, owner and founder of Curious Book Shop, celebrates his
birthday Nov. 25th! Lewis Carroll gave his handwritten manuscript,
Alice's Adventures Underground, to Alice Liddell as an early
Christmas gift on Nov. 26, 1864. John Donne, born Nov. 27 1573.
C.S. Lewis
born Nov. 29, 1898. Oscar Wilde died in Paris, Nov. 30, 1900.

As the holiday season approaches, please consider shopping for gifts at Curious,
You'll find unique, beautiful gift-quality and rare books at affordable prices.
Call or email to set up an appointment with Audrey, our gift-giving guru.
She can help you find just the right item for that special someone - or for yourself!
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 8 pm
Sundays, Noon - 5 pm

As always, we thank you for supporting a local, independently owned book shop!
 - Ray, Mark, Audrey and the rest of the Curious Gang


Curious Books
307 East Grand River
East Lansing, MI  48823
(517) 332-0112

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