Sunday, April 8, 2012

April Update. New Monthly Sale! New Acquisitions! Fun Events in East Lansing!

Happy Spring!

To celebrate the return of spring, we're offering some fresh discounts:

30% OFF the following sections:


This sale runs until the end of April.


The Doctor is In!
Dozens of Dr. Who novels have appeared on our shelves.
They'll go fast, so hop into your Tardis and get to the shop.

A large selection of poetry, philosophy and psychology books have arrived,
including works by Ayn Rand, Foucault, Chomsky, and Freud.

We have plenty of new science fiction and fantasy novels by Pratchett, Heinlein,
Ursula K. LeGuin, Terry Brooks, Poul Anderson, Ray Bradbury, Neal Stephenson and others.

We've also acquired many more Native American and military histories,
books in Latin and Greek, songbooks, cook books and graphic novels!

New collections include a 54 volume set of Great Books (a beautiful five-foot shelf of books!),
the Harvard Classics 50 volume set with the lecture book, a hardcover set of C.S. Lewis's Narnia
series in a slipcase and small boxed sets by Ruth Rendell, Winston Churchill and Eastern spiritualist Baird T. Spalding.

Want to find out about more of the curious books we come across?
Keep an eye on our blog and our Facebook page.


Curious will be closed this Sunday, April 8th for some spring cleaning.

It has been a busy month at Curious!
In March a well-known magazine (Playboy!) staged a photo shoot in our shop,
and writer Heath Lowrance hailed us the "Best Bookshop Ever".
The Hunger Games movie release brought us some extra traffic, including
a reporter with Lansing's WILX news team and multiple print journalists.

The 55th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show was a grand success,
featuring more than 75 dealers from across the country.
We delighted in seeing so many old friends and fellow book lovers.
Keep an eye out for Ray's forthcoming review of the show!

Did you go to the show?
Please tell us what you thought of it!
Mark your calender; the next show will be on
Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Lansing Center.


With warmer weather comes so much to do in the Lansing area!

The Capital City Film Fest kicks off on April 12th. This four-day festival
happens in Lansing, and features about 24 hours of remarkable submissions.
New to the CCFF this year is TEXxLansing, a gathering of great local minds.
The Kresge Art Center is having an Open Art Studio Event
on April 12, from 5 - 8 pm. The public is invited!
Demonstrations include ceramics, sculpture and printmaking.

 21st is National Record Store Day!
Show your appreciation for your favorite local record shop.

The Broad Art Museum is hosting a special event on April 21st,
from 3 - 7pm. "The Land Grant: Art, Agriculture, Sustainability"
will feature numerous artists, speakers, food and live music.
This event will be held in the old Jacobson's / Barnes & Noble building
in downtown East Lansing (333 E. Grand River Ave.).
More information can be found on their website.

Also happening on April 21st is the Taste of East Lansing!
This event will be held in downtown East Lansing from 5 - 8 pm.
Join community members in feasting upon delicious food
from local businesses. Find out more on their website!

For those in the know, there will be a Free Market in Valley Court Park
on Saturday, April 28th. Find out more about the "Greater Lansing
Really Really Free Market" on their Facebook page.

1st: Anne McCaffrey, Samuel R. Delaney
2nd: Hans Christian Andersen, Emile Zola
3rd: Washington Irving, Dorothy Eden
4th: Dan Simmons, Dennis L. McKiernan, Maya Angelou
5th Booker T. Washington
8th: Barbara Kingsolver
10th: Anne Lamott, David Halberstam
12th: Tom Clancy, Beverly Cleary, Scott Turow
13th: Thomas Jefferson, Nella Larson, Seamus Heaney
16th: Garth Williams, Sir Kingsley Amis, Thornton Wilder
21st: Charlotte Bronte
22nd: Henry Fielding
23rd: William Shakespeare, Cervantés
24th: Anthony Trollope
26th: David Hume, Marcus Aurelius, Maud Hart Lovelace
27th: Edward Gibben
28th: (Nelle) Harper Lee, Terry Pratchett
30th: Alice B. Tolkas, Larry Niven, Annie Dillard

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.
She read books as one would breathe ether, to sink in and die.”

Annie Dillard, "The Living"

We appreciate your continued support of our independent East Lansing book shop.
Later this year we will celebrate our 43rd anniversary!

Many thanks, and we hope to see you soon!
Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang

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