Saturday, March 2, 2013

March 2013 Newsletter - Sales! Shows! Shop Gossip and More!

Greetings from the Curious Book Shop!
Are you hitting the road, or planning a "stay-cation" this month?

Maybe you're be planning your garden, 

or getting the house (and yourself) ready for warmer weather!

Whatever your plans, Curious has a book to help you meet your goals.

We've recently acquired a selection of travel guides, gardening and
landscape references, exercise manuals and home repair how-to books.

Come down to the ol' bookshop and see what's new!

What's On Sale This Month:

30% OFF HARDCOVERS in the following sections:


New Acquisitions:

Comics of all sorts, including classics from DC, Marvel,
Whitman, Harvey, and numerous smaller publishers;
a collection of The Baker Street Journal, a Sherlock fan
publication from the 1960s; Lovely mid-century hardcover
romances by Grace Livingston Hill (with dust jackets!);
Yoga, Meditation, and Eastern Religion books;
Ethnic Cookbooks; and vintage Dr. Who paperbacks.

SO MANY classic Science Fiction & Fantasy paperbacks; 
P.G. Wodehouse paperbacks; recent fiction bestsellers 
in paperback and hardcover; Beat and Counter-Culture classics;
French books; German books; high-quality art books;
paperback Mysteries by Fleming, Doyle, Child, Christie,
Grisham, Peters, Hiaasen, James, and others.

Shop News and Gossip:

Do you have some books or other paper items to sell?

Ray's usual book-buying hours are
Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 3 - 7 p.m.
Please call ahead!  
Keep in mind that we are selectively interested in all sorts of paper things,
including old postcards, photographs, advertisements, maps and transportation memorabilia.

Our selection of brand-new books is constantly evolving.
We stock the latest bestsellers, novelizations of 
award-winning movies like Life of Pi and Warm Bodies,
hard-to-find titles by local authors 
and gift-quality editions of beloved books by our favorite writers. 
(Neil Gaiman! John Green! Chuck Klosterman! J.R.R. Tolkien!)

Our independent, Michigan-based book distributor has plenty to offer. 
What would YOU like to find at Curious? Feel free to let us know.

We're looking forward to FAMILY DAY at the Broad Art Museum!
Visit the Education Wing of the Broad on Saturday, March 2 (12 - 4pm) for FREE,
and enjoy an interactive, family-focused tour. Find out more:

If you love the Lansing and East Lansing communities as much as we do,
you'll be pleased to note that there are many events to attend this month!
Find out more on the City of East Lansing website, 
or by picking up a copy of the current Lansing City Pulse newspaper.

The Antiquarian Book & Paper Show is quickly approaching!Join us on Sunday, April 7th for the 57th Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show.
This fabulous show is the largest of it's kind, and happens in our backyard: at the Lansing Center!
There will be over 70 dealers from around the country, each with their own specialties and interests.
This show is for everybody!
Make a day of perusing an astounding selection of books, postcards, photographs,
magazines, posters, military and Michigan history items, sports memorabilia, and a fantastic selection of ephemera. 

Later this month you will receive an informative email about the show and what you may find there.
Until then, please visit the Show Page of our website to learn more about this exciting event.

Can't make it on April 7th?
The next show will be on Sunday, October 13, 2013. Mark you calendar! 

Literary Birthdays to Celebrate in March:
March 1: William Dean Howells, Ralph Waldo Ellison
March 2: Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss!), Tom Wolfe, John Irving
March 6: Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Ring Lardner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
March 8: Kenneth Grahame, John McPhee
March 9: Mickey Spillane
March 11: Douglas Adams
March 12: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Edward Albee, Virginia Hamilton
March 13: L. Ron Hubbard
March 17: Kate Greenway
March 18: John Updike
March 19: Philip Roth, Irving Wallace
March 20: Sir Isaac Newton, Henrik Isben, Ovid, Lois Lowry
March 22: Randolph Caldecott, Louis L'Amour, James Patterson
March 25: [Mary] Flannery O'Connor
March 26: Edward Bellamy, Joseph Campbell, Robert Frost, Tennessee Williams
March 31: Nikolai Gogol, John Fowles, Marge Piercy

Thank you for your continued support of our independent book shop.

We've proudly served the East Lansing / Lansing / MSU / LCC communities since 1969!

Come down to the shop soon and see what's new (and used).

Many thanks,
Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang

If you would like to receive our monthly bookshop newsletter, please email us! 


Curious Book Shop

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

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