Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mid-December Curiosities Update - Holiday Sale and Special Store Hours

Greetings, Book Lover!

Here's wishing you a happy Winter Solstice and Yuletide!

Along with good cheer, we're offering some great ways to save.

Current Sale:

Special Store Hours:
Curious will close early, at 3 p.m., on Dec. 24th.
We will be CLOSED on Christmas Day.
On New Year's Eve, we'll close at 3 p.m.

Holiday shopping is fun at Curious!
There's no need to panic and rush. 
Our booksellers are ready to help you find just the right thing.
We're full to the brim with wonderful new acquisitions, perfect for everyone on your list.

The following gift suggestions are just the tip of the literary iceburg...

For your Young Reader:
Picture booksfairy tale collections, classic children's novels,
poetry and riddles, Science and Reference books, recent bestsellers 
and the books that You enjoyed years ago can all be found at Curious. 

We also have lovely series fiction, many in slipcase, including the 
Little House on the Prairie series, The Chronicles of Narnia
Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Boxcar Children, Tom Swift
Winnie the Pooh, Black Beauty, Garth Nix, The Wizard of Oz
Encyclopedia Brown, Goosebumps, Harry Potter, Beatrix Potter,
Berenstain Bears, Anne of Green GablesEnder's Game and other favorites.

For the Artist:
We've recently restocked with dozens of new Music books, 
including songbooks and biographies of great composers and 
OperasJazz and Blues. Also new to our shelves are books 
on BalletModern DanceSquare Dancing and more!

Our Arts & Crafts section is overflowing with books about 
Needlepoint and Quilting, as well as Scrapbooking and Textile Arts.

Collections of classic and modern art are plentiful, with detailed pictures 
of masterpieces by artists like Degas, Van Gogh, O'Keefe, Hogarth, 
Ansel Adams as well as modern artists and photographersArt History 
and Art Theory books are great options for a budding artist, or perhaps 
a book on how to draw Comics and Manga, for the cartoon lover.

Books on pottery, sketching, painting, sculptures, 
woodworking, antiques and more are also available!

For Movie and TV Lovers, options are endless!
Scripts, Movie Stills, Vintage Movie Posters and 
Celebrity Biographies are all available. We also have 
books detailing Hollywood history from Silent Films to today's blockbusters.

You'll find books and items from the Star TrekLord of the RingsTarzan
Harry PotterStar WarsJames BondDisney films and much, much more!

Vintage comic books are perfect for fans of superheroes. We have thousands!

Your Sports Fan is in for a treat!
We have dozens of vintage sports items in our Sports Department.
Vintage programs and books about the SpartansLugnutsLions
TigersRedwingsPistons are all available. We also have the 
right gift for your favorite WolverineBuckeye and Bears fan.

Martial ArtsBicyclingWater SportsGolfSailing,
TennisHockey and other sports items are also available.

For the Traveler on your list:
Our vast Travel section is chock-full of great travel guides
foreign language bookstravel essayssurvival guides 
and photograph collections of the most beautiful and fascinating destinations on Earth.

We also have a Michigan travel section, for wanderings closer to home. 
We have Michigan-specific guides for bikinghuntingfishingcamping
hikingbird-watching, touring the Great Lakeslighthouses and more!

... and, of course, we are a Book Lover's dream!
Please call or visit the shop to speak with a clerk about gift-giving options for your favorite Book Lover.
We have countless "fancy" books, ranging from $5 to $5,000, just right for your someone special. 

Volumes of Victorian poetry, books about books, 
SIGNED horror novels by Stephen King and other writers, 
collectible science fiction, fantasy and mystery novels in 
limited and signed editions, beautifully illustrated nature books,
tomes on science and philosophyintellectual literature
tracts on the history of the world, Western and Eastern civilizations,
the Americas, the militaryMichigan and and so much more await.

Check out our blog, Curiosities, for more gift ideas!

As always, we are inexpressibly grateful for your continued support of this small, independent book shop.

Come in for a visit and step through a "portal," into our nostalgia-steeped trove of treasures.

Many, Many Thanks!

Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang

PS - Curious T-Shirts are back! 
New for this season are a limited number of Curious sweatshirts.
The classic Curious Book Shop design is available in a range of colors and sizes.
A T-Shirt and a Gift Certificate makes a great gift for picky readers!

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Curious Book Shop

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

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