Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Curiosities - September 2012 Newsletter

Greetings from Curious, Book Lover!

You'll find great deals on hard-to-find books on ALL THREE FLOORS of our shop, this month!
Save big in September with our new monthly sale - - 30% OFF these sections:

Upstairs: 30% OFF Movie Stuff (Film Histories, Scripts, Posters, Celebrity Biographies and more!)
Main Floor: 30% OFF CookbooksPolitical Science, Gender Studies & Sexuality,Romance & Paranormal Romance
Downstairs: 30% OFF ReligionEducation and Reference

Remember: With a purchase, we'll validate your parking for City of East Lansing lots and ramps.

New Acquisitions:

Our shelves are freshly stuffed with fabulous novels - classics and recent bestsellers at half the price! 
You can also pick up new copies of the latest bestsellers at Curious. 

Notable acquisitions include a selection of Native American histories; science fiction & fantasy;
poetry & novels by Michigan writers; New Age books on astrology, yoga, the occult, dreams and reiki healing;
beautifully illustrated stories for children; biographies; nature guides; Big Little Books; vintage comics and more!

Give yourself goosebumps with our wide selection of affordable horror novels by Brian Lumley, Stephen King 
and Dean Koontz, or paranormal romance novels by Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris and  Sherrilyn Kenyon!

Classic MSU and UofM football programs from the 1930s - 1990s are available in our sports department.
Stop in for a visit on an MSU game day for a bit of Green & White nostalgia.

Shop News & Gossip:

It's election season, and you can educate yourself while you browse our aisles!
Visit Curious this month and see some of our most unusual political items from local and national elections.
We have vintage political campaign posters, stickers, pins and more on display - some dating from the 1800s.
George Romney, Rockefeller, Goldwater, Humphrey, Chamberlain and other 19th and  20th century American leaders are represented.
Stop in soon and experience our political time warp, right in downtown East Lansing.

"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user." - Theodore Roosevelt

It was a beautiful summer in East Lansing, full of interesting customers and unusual books.

Ray was on the road for the better part of August. He took part in book and comic shows,
including Pulpfest (in Columbus, Ohio) and the Chicago Antiquarian Book Show. 
Over Labor Day weekendRay went to Chicago again, for the 70th World Science Fiction Convention!
Stop in soon to see some of the goodies he brought home.

Have you ever been to a book show? Here's your chance!

The Midwest's LARGEST antiquarian book and paper show is coming to Lansing.
Join us on Sunday, October 7 for the 
56th Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show
at the Lansing Center (333 E. Michigan Avenue).
Admission is $4.50 (Children 13 and under are free!)

Collectable First Editions, Michigan History items, Maps, 
Postcards, Original Art, Sheet Music, Rare Books, Children's Books, 
Photographs, Classic Science Fiction, Mysteries, Ephemera, 
Michigan History Items, Civil War & Military History and SO MUCH MORE 
will be on display and for sale at this fabulous show.

Item prices may range from 50 cents to $50,000, 
and there's something for everyone, no matter your interests!

Please visit the Curious Book Shop to pick up a show flyer.

Ray's book buying hours will be limited in the coming weeks.
Please call ahead before bringing in books to sell or trade!  (517) 332 - 0112

You can find Ray's weekly book reviews on our blog,
or in the Sunday edition of the Lansing State Journal!

Literary and Community Events:

The Kerrytown Bookfest is Sunday, September 9 in Ann Arbor.
This literary festival is fun for the whole family, and features
local authors, bookbinders, publishers, booksellers, librarians and more.
Find out more: http://www.kerrytownbookfest.org/

The 56th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
is coming to downtown Lansing on Sunday, October 7th!
Find kindred spirits at this gathering of book and paper lovers
and browse through over one million items from the past few centuries.

Show webpage: http://www.curiousbooks.com/shows.html

Are you interested in exhibiting at the show? 
We have a limited amount of space left.
Please contact Ruth at (517) 332-0123

Literary Birthdays & Events:

Sept. 1: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Sept. 2: Eugene Field
Sept. 3: Sarah Orne Jewett
Sept. 4: Richard Wright
Sept. 7: F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Zelda Sayre at a country club dance, in Alabama in 1918
Sept. 8: Ann Beattie
Sept. 9: Leo Tolstoy 
Sept. 11: D.H. Lawrence, O. Henry
Sept. 12: H.L. Mencken
Sept. 13: Roald Dahl, Sherwood Anderson
Sept. 15: James Fenimore Cooper, Agatha Christie
Sept. 17: Mary Stewart, Ken Kesey, William Carlos Williams
Sept. 18: Dr. Samuel Johnson
Sept. 19: Arthur Rackam, William Golding
Sept. 20: Upton Sinclair, Daniel Defoe
Sept. 21: H.G. Wells, Stephen King
Sept. 23: Euripides, Edgar Lee Masters
Sept. 24: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sept. 25: William Faulkner, bell hooks
Sept. 26: T.S. Eliot
Sept. 28: Kate Douglas Wiggins
Sept. 29: Miguel de Cervantes, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stan Berenstain
Sept. 30: Truman Capote

“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. 

She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad. 

She went to Africa with Ernest Hemingway and to India with Rudyard Kipling. 

She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village."  

- Roald Dahl, Matilda

Our current shop hours are 
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sundays Noon - 5 p.m.

If there's a specific book you're looking for, please let us know!
We'd be happy to keep your request on file or do a special order.

What do you think of, when you think of Curious?
We want to hear about your fond memories of time spent at the shop!
Email us, and your reminisces may be featured in a forthcoming book about the shop.

Thank you for your continued support our independent book shop and local book-related events. 

This fall, we'll celebrate our 43rd anniversary.

Many thanks, 
Ray, Audrey and the the Curious Gang

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Curious Book Shop

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

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