Monday, July 2, 2012

Curiousities Newsletter for July 2012

Greetings from the Curious Book Shop!
It'll be a long, hot summer - best spent with a good book in hand.
Our a/c is on and our prices are low. Beat the heat at Curious!
Throughout the month of July, stop in
and get 30% OFF the following sections:
The Olympics
The Curious Five-Hour Sale:
Stop in on July 4th and receive 30% OFF 
all used hardcovers, magazines and all 'New' books! 
On Wednesday, July 4th Curious will be open from 12 - 5 p.m.
New Acquisitions:
We've recently stocked up on great books by Harlan Ellison,
Terry Pratchett, May Sarton, Erle Stanley Gardner, Sigmund Freud,
Harry Turtledove, Mark Twain, Glen Cook, Philip Jose Farmer and more!
Did you know? You can now find NEW BOOKS at Curious!
Our selection includes local authors, Michigan-specific titles,
hard-to-find 20th Century favorites (including David Foster Wallace
and Howard Zinn) and the latest new releases.
This Week's 'New' Books: Eli Broad's The Art of Being Unreasonable,
Howard Zinn's The Historic Unfulfilled Promise, Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins,
Dave Eggers' A Hologram for the King, Loren Estleman's Burning Midnight,
and Jodi Piccoult & Samantha Van Leer's Between the Lines.
Shop News & Gossip:
We've extended our normal store hours for the summer.
Visit us Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sundays 12 - 5 p.m.
Remember: We validate for City of East Lansing parking lots!
On Wednesday, July 4th Curious will be open from 12 - 5 p.m.
Do you have a funny story about Curious?
Were you here for an author signing? 
Did you find that perfect, hard-to-find book at our shop?
As our 43rd anniversary approaches,
we are eager to hear about your memories of Curious.
Email us, and we may even feature it in a future publication!
Did you know that Curious has a blog?
Here you'll find Ray's weekly mystery reviews for the LSJ,
spotlights on unusual acquisitons, shop news and more!
Stay tuned. Our August newsletter will feature information
about nearby book and paper shows in Ohio and Illinois... and Okemos!
Community Events:
Don't miss the 38th Bailey Neighborhood Ice Cream Social!
Enjoy old-fashioned hand-cranked ice cream, music 
and plenty of activites for the whole family at the
Orchard Street Pump House (368 Orchard, E. Lansing) on
Wednesday, July 11th, from 5:30 - 8 p.m. (Rain date: July 12th)
Like great, free music?
East Lansing offers outdoor concerts throughout the summer!
Visit their website an find out more: 
Common Ground Music Festival returns to Lansing
July 9 - 15, on the bank of the Grand River.
Enjoy great music by Sublime (with Rome), Bush,
Joe Walsh, Kevin Costner & the Modern West and more!
Literary Birthdays:
July 1: George Sand (1804), William Strunk (1869), James McCain (1892)
July 2: Hermann Hesse (1877)
July 3: Franz Kafka (1883), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860)
July 4: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), Neil Simon (1927)
July 7: Robert Heinlein (1907), Harriette Arnow (1908)
July 8: Anna Quindlen (1953)
July 9: Anne Radcliffe (1764), Oliver Sacks (1933)
July 10: Marcel Proust (1971), Alice Munro (1931)
July 11: E.B. White (1899), Harold Bloom (1930)
July 12: Henry David Thoreau (1817), Pablo Neruda (1904)
July 14: Woody Guthrie (1912)
July 15: Iris Murdoch (1919)
July 16: Anita Brookner (1928)
July 17: Erle Stanley Gardner (1889)
July 18: Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Clifford Odets (1906)
July 20: Cormac McCarthy (1933)
July 21: Ernest Hemingway (1899), Marshall McLuhan (1911)
July 23: Raymond Chandler (1888)
July 24: Alexandre Dumas (1802), Robert Graves (1895), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900)
July 26: George Bernard Shaw (1856), Aldous Huxley ( 1894)
July 28: Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844), Beatrix Potter (1866), Malcolm Lowry (1909)
July 29: Booth Tarkington (1869), Alexis de Tocqueville (1905)
July 30: Emily Bronte (1818)
July 31: J.K. Rowling (1965)
We are grateful for your continued support of this local, independent book shop!
Since 1969, Curious Book Shop has proudly served the East Lansing, Lansing, MSU and LCC communities.
This fall we will celebrate our 43rd anniversary!
Many thanks,
Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees,
just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Curious Books
307 East Grand River
East Lansing, MI  48823

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