Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Curious Book Shop's Newsletter for June 2014

Greetings from Curious!

It's nearly summer, and we're rolling out the deals...

June Sale - 30% OFF...
General Fiction (Paperbacks & Hardcovers!)
General Music
New Acquisitions:

It's been a busy few weeks at Curious, and we've added many treasures, new and antique, to our ever-changing selection...

English translations of Nordic, Swiss, Flemish, Danish and other centuries-old European stories; Issues of the Journal of Asian Studies (more coming!); Mythology & Folklore; Collections of American and European Folk Songs, Ballads and Drinking Songs

Also New: Theatre (lots added to Clearance, too!); Painting and Drawing How-To Guides; Silver Age Comics (mostly DC); Cookbooks; Gardening Guides; American History; Political Science; Philosophy; Stephen King books; Memoirs and Essays

We have obscure Bukowski titles in the New Books section, as well as current Bestsellers. New in stock is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, soon to be a major TV series! Also worth mentioning are new and popular books by Brandon Sanderson, George Saunders, John Green, George R.R. Martin, Terry Pratchett, J.K. Rowling and more!

Shop Gossip:

It's been a strange month at Curious - a mix of long, slow periods and chaotically busy weekends. Be a Tourist in Your Hometown and the East Lansing Art Festival brought droves of booklovers to our shop.

We've also welcomed the first wave of students freed from the drudgery of the school year. They're stocking up on classic and new science fiction, fantasy and dystopian novels. Beach reads are also a favorite, though the water's still a bit cold up north.

We're gearing up for summer, and for CLASSICON 45!

Local Literary Events:

CLASSICON 45 comes to Lansing on Saturday, June 28th. Classicon is Lansing's PREMIER convention for lovers of comicspulpsglamour art and other 20th-century literary collectables. Specialties include vintage mystery and detective stories, science fiction, aviation, romance, westerns, and classics from the 20s - 60s.
For more information you can contact Curious Book Shop, 517-332-0112. Admission is $3.00. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

University Quality Inn, 3121 E. Grand River Avenue, Lansing ( just off US 127 at exit 78, near Frandor) For more information you can contact Curious Book Shop, 517-332-0112.

Great Lakes Postcard & Paper Expo
Presented by the West Michigan Postcard Club
Saturday July 19, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Wyoming, MI
Featuring postcards, trade cards, photographs, maps, ephemera, local history and more! 
More Info: Wally Jung (517) 230-0734 postcardwally@comcast.net

PULPFEST 2014 / FarmerCon IX
August 7 - 10 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio
'Celebrating Science Fiction's Golden Year of 1939 and 75 Years of Fantastic Fiction'
Pulpfest is a neat event for pop-culture fans, and a great chance to shop around and network. Ray will be there, so stop by the Curious booth and say 'Hello!"

Photographica Show & Sale
Sunday, October 19 at the Royal Oak Elks Lodge
2401 E. Fourth Street.
Hosted by the Michigan Photographic Historical Society, this event features vintage cameras, photographs, postcards, ephemera, and photography specialists ready to answer your questions.

Postcard and Paper Shows by Wally Jung
Wally Jung, local postcard specialist, is hitting the road this summer! Don't miss your chance to see some amazing items at a show near you: Frankenmuth (June 29), Toledo (August 3), Traverse City (August 10), Lansing(August 23), Metro Detroit / Troy (November 16)
More Info: (517) 230-0734 or postcardwally@comcast.net

And of course...
The 60th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
returns to Lansing on Sunday, October 5th.
Mark your calendar! You won't want to miss the MIDWEST'S LARGEST show of its kind, featuring over 180 tables of first editions, children's books, Michigan history, military history, autographs, ephemera, photographs, art, postcards, vintage magazines, cookbooks, sheet music, and so much more.
Literary Birthdays:
June 1: Christopher Marlowe
June 2: Thomas Hardy, Carol Shields
June 3: Allen Ginsberg, Larry McMurty
June 5: Richard Scarry, Margaret Drabble, Ken Follett
June 6: Aleksandr Pushkin, Thomas Mann
June 7: Elizabeth Bowen, Gwendolyn Brooks
June 9: Patricia Cornwell
June 10: Maurice Sendak, Saul Bellow, Immanuel Velikovsky
June 11: Ben Jonson, William Styron
June 12: Johanna Spyri, Anne Frank
June 13: William Butler Yeats, Dorothy Sayers, Fanny Burney
June 14: Harriet Beecher Stowe
June 15: Brian Jacques
June 16: Joyce Carol Oates
June 19: Blaise Pascal, Salman Rushdie
June 20: Lillian Hellman
June 21: Jean-Paul Sartre, Ian McEwan
June 22: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, H.R. Haggard, Octavia Butler
June 24: Ambrose Bierce
June 25: George Orwell
June 26: Pearl S. Buck, Walter Farley
June 27: Alice McDermott, Helen Keller
June 28: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mark Helprin
June 29: Antoine de Saint-Euxpery
June 30: John Gay 

MANY THANKS to all of you lovely bibliophiles!
We wouldn't be here without your continuing support, and can't find the words to fully express our gratitude. 

Much love from Curious,
Ray, Audrey and the Curious Gang
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