Friday, October 4, 2013

October 2013 Newsletter

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
 - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Greetings, Book Lovers!

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

Football Books
Music (Classical, Jazz, Rock & Roll and More!)

Don't Delay! This sale ENDS EARLY, on October 20th.

New Arrivals:

Help!  Help!
We're drowning in fabulous new acquisitions!
Here's just a taste of what's new at Curious:

Gently-used paperback novels by Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Wolfe,
Ayn Rand, William S. Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
Jane Austen, Stephen King, John Steinbeck, Terry Brooks, Larry Niven,
Chuck Palahniuk, Balzac, Louis L'Amour, Dave Eggars, Michael Chabon,
Orson Scott Card, Terry Pratchett, Jim Butcher, David Eddings and more.

A collection of classics by Livy, Polybius, Plutarch, Xenophon and other historians.

Freshly-stocked sections include Poetry, Music, Michigan History, Science,
Psychology, Gender Studies, Bibliophilia/BookLovers and Beat & Counter-Culture.

This week, we released a batch of vintage Dr. Who paperbacks into the shop.
They're flying out the door! Hurry in (or use your TARDIS) to snag a copy for yourself.

Bargain Hunters, take note: the Clearance section was restocked this morning!

Don't forget -- we stock today's bestsellers, too! 
Stop by the shop to pick up your copy of the newest titles 
by Stephen King, Jonathan Lethem, Malcolm Gladwell, 
Jhumpa Lahiri, Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini and others.

Bookshop Scuttlebutt:

Lansing's premier literary event, the  BIG BOOK SHOW is right around the corner,
 and we're "frazzled, but functioning" in this final week of preparations.
More on that later, though...

Are you attending the Chicago Book and Paper Fair, this Saturday?
If so, be sure to stop by the Curious booth and say hello to Ray!

We're looking forward to an influx of Spartan alumni visitors next weekend,
Catch the Homecoming Parade (Theme: Spartan Super Heroes) 
on Friday, the big football game on Saturday at Spartan Stadium,
and the Big Book Show on Sunday the 13th, in Lansing!

Ray is making news!
He's featured in the Faces of East Lansing column, in today's State News.

"'At Curious, you never really know what to expect,' Walsh said. 'We like it that way.'"

Pick up your copy of the State News this weekend, and read all about the man behind Curious Book Shop.

And finally...

The 58th Michigan Antiquarian Book and Paper Show

Spend the day with like-minded book-lovers,
as we browse thousands upon thousands of 
collectible books, photographs, art prints, posters,
postcards, maps, ephemera and so much more
at the MIDWEST'S LARGEST antiquarian book and paper show.

Centuries-old illuminated manuscripts and Gutenberg bible pages
may be displayed alongside rare sports and Hollywood memorabilia.
20th Century propaganda posters and frame-worthy magazine covers
deserve your perusal. New and classic children's literature favorites
are sure to please, and perhaps you'll finally discover that 
rare first edition or signed copy of your favorite novel.

Bring the whole family!
The show is easily navigable, with wide aisles that 
allow easy access for wheelchairs and strollers.
Enjoy soothing acoustic music by local musicians,
and have a bite to eat from the on-site concessions.

Location: The Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI
Show Hours: 9:30 AM - 5 PM (Sorry, no early admittance!)
Admission: $4.50 (Children 13 and under are FREE!)

Get into the book show spirit by reading the virtual Show Guide and Press Release
or better yet, come down to Curious and "talk books" with us while we prepare.

It's a pleasure to serve the local literary community, and 
we're eager to celebrate our 44th BIRTHDAY later this month!

Thank you, THANK YOU (!) for your continued support.

Hope to see you at the show, next Sunday!
Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang

"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking." - Jerry Seinfeld

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

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