Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Curiousities Newsletter for June 2012

Greetings, Curious Friends!

This month, take 30% OFF items from the following sections:

Zoology / Nature
Political Science / Current Events
Film and Television Criticism
Action and Adventure

These sections are 30% off throughout the month of June,
but stop in early to find some outstanding deals before it's too late!

New Acquisitions:
We've added dozens of French novels and histories to the foreign
language section; many cook books; hardcover works
by John Steinbeck, Jane Austen, and Mark Twain;
fascinating tracts on art history and theory; psychology;
plenty of recent, bestselling fantasy and science fiction;
science and history texts; and beautifully illustrated books for children.

New acquisitions include nearly every book written by May Sarton,
Harry Turtledove, Elizabeth Bowen and Erle Stanley Gardner.

Our $1 and 50¢ carts in front of Curious are only a small taste
of the bargains to be found inside! The downstairs Dollar Section
has experienced an influx of great books at fantastic prices.

Shop Gossip:
Did Curious look a little different to you on your last visit?
We have moved and reorganized multiple sections in the last few months,
including Michigan History, Science, Poetry, Cookbooks and the Childrens' Section.
We're still the same ol' bookshop, though. Stop in and see what else is new!

Classicon 41: A Collectable Paperback, Pulp, Comic & Glamour Art Show
will be held at the University Quality Inn on Saturday, June 9th!

At Classicon you'll find thousands of collectable pulp magazines,
digests, comics and paperbacks available for sale or trade.
This show is a pop-culture enthusiast's dream, featuring
thousands of pulps and comics from the 20th century,
original paperback artwork from the 1950's and 1960's,
as well as pin-up art by Petty, Vargas and other artists.

When: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: University Quality Inn (3121 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI)
Just off US 127 at exit 78, near the Frandor Shopping Plaza.
Admission: $3.00
For More Information: Curious Book Shop (517) 332 - 0112

There is a limited amount of vendor space left!
Interested in exhibiting? Please contact Ray at the Curious Book Shop.

Community News and Events:
Be a Tourist in Your Hometown
Come out and enjoy beautiful East Lansing for one of
our favorite community events this Saturday, June 2nd.
This family-friendly celebration takes place across Greater Lansing.
Pick up a "passport" and receive FREE admission to
many local attractions, as well as discounts
and special offers from local businesses!
Find out more from the event webpage.

Construction continues on Albert Avenue in East Lansing!
Infrastructure improvements are under way, and Phase Two
of this project beings on Friday, June 1st.

Fear not, for Downtown East Lansing is still shopper-friendly,
with numerous easy-access parking lots and ramps!
And remember, with a purchase we validate
your parking for any City of East Lansing lot.

Literary Birthdays:
June 1: Christopher Marlowe
June 2: Thomas Hardy, Carol Shields
June 3: Allen Ginsberg, Larry McMurty
June 5: Richard Scarry, Margaret Drabble, Ken Follett
June 6: Aleksandr Pushkin, Thomas Mann
June 7: Elizabeth Bowen, Gwendolyn Brooks
June 9: Patricia Cornwell
June 10: Maurice Sendak, Saul Bellow, Immanuel Velikovsky
June 11: Ben Jonson, William Styron
June 12: Johanna Spyri, Anne Frank
June 13: William Butler Yeats, Dorothy Sayers, Fanny Burney
June 14: Harriet Beecher Stowe
June 15: Brian Jacques
June 16: Joyce Carol Oates
June 19: Blaise Pascal, Salman Rushdie
June 20: Lillian Hellman
June 21: Jean-Paul Sartre, Ian McEwan
June 22: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, H.R. Haggard, Octavia Butler
June 24: Ambrose Bierce
June 25: George Orwell
June 26: Pearl S. Buck, Walter Farley
June 27: Alice McDermott, Helen Keller
June 28: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mark Helprin
June 29: Antoine de Saint-Euxpery
June 30: John Gay

It has been a privilege to serve the East Lansing, Lansing, MSU and LCC communities for nearly 43 years!

If you have fond memories of time spent at Curious, we want to hear them - and maybe include them in an upcomming book! Send us your memories at curiousbooks@gmail.com.

Many, many thanks for your continued support of this small, independent local business in beautiful East Lansing.

We hope to see you soon!
Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang

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