Friday, September 12, 2014

September 2014 Newsletter

Welcome back, Spartans!

East Lansing is brimming with familiar faces and plenty of new booklovers.

We're celebrating the beginning of fall by offering some fresh deals. Stop by the shop and receive 30% OFF items from the following sections:

Drama and Theatre
Essays and Memoirs
All Magazines priced $5 or Less
Remember: With a purchase, we'll validate your parking for City of East Lansing lots and ramps.

New Acquisitions:

A slew of fabulous recent fiction bestsellers, a bevy of hardcover Stephen Kingnovels sure to make you squirm, plenty of 19th and 20th century American, Russian and European literary classics, and more paperback mysteries than we can fit onto the shelves!

Ray brought in a great collection of Astounding Science Fiction pulps, going back to 1930! High-quality Film Books and Hollywood Histories are also new to the shop.

Significant incoming collections include quality Military History texts, a collection of vintage Charlie Brown / Peanuts books, many international cookbooks, 20th century poetry collections, and a number of novels by fan favorites including Jodi Picoult, John le Carre, Stephen King, Sophie Kinsella, Lee Child, Nora Roberts, Michael Connelly, John Sandford, Ken Follett and more!

Also new are a number of new "Fandom" finds, including the new XKCD book, lots of unusual Neil Gaiman items, a fresh supply of vintage Dr. Who paperbacks, some neatMinecraft manuals, and Star Wars goodies, galore!

Speaking of Star Wars...
We have a limited number of the latest Star Wars novel, Star Wars: A New Dawn -- and they're 20% OFF! This book is in short supply in the Lansing area. 
The book serves as a prequel to the upcoming TV series, Star Wars Rebels. It's the starting point for a new era of Star Wars fiction, resetting many major canon plot points. 

Shop Scuttlebutt:

Too. Many. Books.
Please, come help us find homes for them.
We'll be very grateful!

Also, the BIG BOOK SHOW is just a month away.
If you're not sure what we're talking about, start here:

Literary and Community Events:

The Kerrytown Bookfest is THIS SUNDAY, September 7th, in Ann Arbor! This literary festival is fun for the whole family, and features local authors, bookbinders, publishers, booksellers, librarians and more. More info:

The 60th Michigan Antiquarian Book & Paper Show
is coming to Lansing on Sunday, October 5th! Find kindred spirits at this gathering of book and paper enthusiasts, and browse through over one million items from the past few centuries. More info:

September Literary Birthdays and Events:
Sept. 1: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Sept. 2: Eugene Field
Sept. 3: Sarah Orne Jewett
Sept. 4: Richard Wright
Sept. 7: F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Zelda Sayre at a country club dance, in Alabama in 1918
Sept. 8: Ann Beattie
Sept. 9: Leo Tolstoy 
Sept. 11: D.H. Lawrence, O. Henry
Sept. 12: H.L. Mencken
Sept. 13: Roald Dahl, Sherwood Anderson
Sept. 15: James Fenimore Cooper, Agatha Christie
Sept. 17: Mary Stewart, Ken Kesey, William Carlos Williams
Sept. 18: Dr. Samuel Johnson
Sept. 19: Arthur Rackam, William Golding
Sept. 20: Upton Sinclair, Daniel Defoe
Sept. 21: H.G. Wells, Stephen King
Sept. 23: Euripides, Edgar Lee Masters
Sept. 24: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sept. 25: William Faulkner, bell hooks
Sept. 26: T.S. Eliot
Sept. 28: Kate Douglas Wiggins
Sept. 29: Miguel de Cervantes, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stan Berenstain
Sept. 30: Truman Capote

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