Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dazzling Discounts - Splendiferous New Titles - Juicy Shop Scuttlebutt - Curious Book Shop Newsletter for August 2013

"The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul's reaching toward infinity; which is the only thing that raises us up above the beasts that perish." - A.E. Newton

Greetings, Friends of Curious! 

August's Sale -- 30% OFF...

Essays & Memoirs

Also, Magazines priced at $5 or less are 50% OFF!

New Arrivals:
In the past few weeks the shop has acquired...
Books on Opera and classical music composers; Louis L'Amour paperbacks; 
Maigret mysteries by Georges Simenon (en Fran├žais!); National Geographic magazines;
the works of Cicero (Loeb Classics hardcovers); a beautiful collection of books 
about Dance (Ballet, Latin, and more!); a variety of 20th century Poetry; 
Children's Classics; Travel; Mysteries; Political Science; and Science books. 

Other new acquisitions include Buddhism; World History; Nature books; 
Psychology (and it's going fast!); Art and Architecture books; nearly 70
titles by Andre Norton, about a dozen by Stanislaw Lem; Rex Stout;
collectible Michael Moorcock hardcovers;  a gorgeous collection of 
turn-of-the-century (and older!) Jules Verne novels; over 100 recent  
Science Fiction and Fantasy paperbacks; vintage Comics; Beat & 
Counter-Culture paperbacks and more!

We've expanded our selection of New Books this summer,
and now carry more titles by Vonnegut, Kerouac, Bukowski  and Palahniuk,
as well as new books by Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson,
Neil Gaiman, John Green (DFTBA!), Sylvia Plath, Jim Hines,
Ernest Hemingway, Haruki Murakami,  Mardi Jo Link, Neil Gaiman,
Patrick Rothfuss, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many new Michigan books.
We also acquired more pin-back buttons, made from recycled books and magazines.
They've quickly become a shop favorite!  We add new buttons on a bi-weekly basis.

Shop Gossip and Literary Scuttlebutt:

We have sore arms and are covered in dust. Why? Because we're moving!
Moving book sections, that is. This week we've relocated many sections, 
including Horror, Erotica, Theater, Romance, and the Clearance Books. 
If you feel a bit discombobulated on your next visit, please ask us for guidance!

Have you read the new Jim Hines book, yet? Hines is a local, award-winning
fantasy writer with a burgeoning fanbase . . . and he's one of our favorite writers. 
Codex Born, book two of his Magic Ex Libris series, was released yesterday.
We have a few copies of Codex Born and Libriomancer (Book One) in stock.
Michiganders will get a kick out of Hines's subtle nods to Northern Michigan life, 
MSU and (gasp!) a mysterious East Lansing bookseller by the name of "Ray W." 
             WARNING: You won't be able to put down this book!

Upcoming Book & Comic Shows: 

The 58th Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show is just around the corner!

Join us on Sunday, October 13th at the Lansing Center for the MIDWEST'S LARGEST
antiquarian book and paper show! This event is fun for the whole family, and attracts book
collectors and bibliophiles from all over North America. 

Find show photos, vendor information and more on the show website and Facebook page.

Classicon 44, Lansing's premier Collectible Paperbacks, Comics, Pulps
and Glamour Art Show, returns to the University Quality Inn on Saturday,
November 2nd. Mark your calendar! You don't want to miss this nostalgia-
steeped event. It's fun for novices and serious collectors.

Townies, Take Note:

The Great Lakes Folk Festival is happening in East Lansing THIS WEEKEND!
Find out more here:

Town is buzzing with excitement, and we've seen some friendly, familiar faces at the shop.

MSU students are back, and will begin moving onto campus in mid-August!
Sunday, August 25th is Freshman Move-In, and the Fall Welcome Cook-Out is the following Tuesday.

Be sure to get down to Curious soon! We'll validate your parking with a purchase. 

Thank you, THANK YOU for continuing to support this independent East Lansing book shop!
We have proudly served the MSU, LCC, East Lansing and Lansing communities since 1969.

It's been a wild summer full of fascinating acquisitions and visits from booklover friends, old and new. 
We're (almost) ready for September, the Fall Semester and plenty of book show hubbub!

Many thanks,
Ray, Audrey and 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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