Thursday, May 3, 2012

Curiousities Newsletter for May 2012

Greetings from Curious!
This month, stop in and receive 30% OFF items in the following sections:
Art & Art History
Arts & Crafts
Antiques & Collectables
This sale ends on May 31st.

Curious is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sundays, noon - 5 p.m.
Shop News:
New Acquisitions include a selection of works in psychology and philosophy;
plenty of general fiction paperback novels; manga; classic science fiction and fantasy 
novels in paperback and hardcover; cookbooks; beautifully illustrated books
for children and a vast array of astronomy, physics, natural history and biology books!
Also new to the store are a selection of Buddhist, zen and meditation books, as well as
 hard-to-find paperback mysteries by Erle Stanley Gardner,
and books by Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Stephen King, Richard Brautigan,
William Faulkner, Georgette Heyer, Edith Wharton and more!
Our BRAND NEW section includes books by Jonathan Franzen, Stephen King,
E.L. James, Christopher Moore, Rachel Maddow, and Geroge R.R. Martin.
Are you a movie buff? Many new and classic movies were inspired by books!
Stop in and see what we have related to your favorite movie, as well as upcoming
blockbusters like Dark Shadows, The Avengers, Star Trek, Spider-man,
The Hunger Games, Titanic, John Carter and Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Community Events:
The 49th East Lansing Art Festival, one of the biggest and best
fine art festivals in the nation, will be held in Downtown East Lansing
on May 19th and 20th.
To celebrate, Curious will expand out our
front door and onto the sidewalk!  For more information:
The thirty-fourth annual Ann Arbor Antiquarian Book Fair will be held
at the Michigan Union, in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Sunday, May 20th.
Come spend the day at one of our favorite book events, where you'll find
fabulous rare and antiquarian books and paper items from the past few centuries!
Curious will be in attendance, as will a selection of the area's finest book dealers.
Be sure to stop by our booth and say hello!
Show Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Admission: $5.00
For more information:
Classicon 41, a Collectable Paperback, Pulp, Comic & Glamour Art Show
This great show features thousands of collectable comics, pulp magazines, digests,
paperbacks novels and iconic pop culture items available for sale or trade.
Join us on Saturday, June 9th at the University Quality Inn, 3121 E. Grand River Ave, Lansing.
Located just off US 127 at exit 78, near the Frandor shopping plaza.
Show Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $3.00. Free Parking!
Are you interested in exhibiting? A limited amount of vendor space is available.
For more information please contact the Curious Book Shop (
Do you love book shows? Mark your calendar for
the 56th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show,
to be held at the Lansing Center on Sunday, October 7, 2012!
Literary Birthdays:
May 1st: Joseph Heller, Terry Southern
May 3rd: Niccolo Machiavelli
May 5th: Karl Marx, Leo Lionni
May 8th: Thomas Pynchon, Edmund Wilson, Gary Snyder
May 9th: J.M. Barrie, Richard Adams, Alan Bennett
May 11th: Stanley Elkin
May 13th: Daphne Du Maurier, Armistead Maupin
May 15th: L. Frank Baum, Paul Zindel, Katherine Anne Porter
May 16th: Studs Terkel, Bruce Coville
May 18th: Bertrand Russell, Diane Duane
May 21st: Dante Alighieri
May 22nd: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Peter Matthiessen
May 25th: Theodore Roethke, Raymond Carver, Jamaica Kincaid
May 27th: John Cheever, Herman Wouk, Tony Hillerman, Rachel Carson
May 28th: Ian Fleming
May 29th: G.K. Chesterton, T.H. White
May 31st: Walt Whitman

"Be curious, not judgmental." - Walt Whitman
We appreciate your continued support of our independent East Lansing book shop!
We will celebrate our 43rd anniversary later this year.
Many thanks,
Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang
P.S. : We are currently interested in buying: Choose Your Own Adventure paperbacks, Oz or Nancy Drew hardbacks, any books (paperback or hardback) by Kurt Vonnegut, J.D. Salinger, Charles Bukowksi, Abbie Hoffman, Hunter S. Thompson, Philip K. Dick, and Ayn Rand, as well as science fiction/fantasy paperbacks and hardbacks, Philosophy and Eastern religious books.
                                          Please call to set up an appointment! Thanks!
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