Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Feb-Burrr!-ary Newsletter from Curious Book Shop

Greetings, Bibliophile!

Here's what's new (and used) at Curious...

"Snow flurries began to fall and they swirled around people's legs like house cats. It was magical, this snow globe world." - Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

Spring is coming. Eventually.
Until the ice recedes, stop by Curious and find the perfect book to take your mind off the chill.

February Sale:
Think Spring! and save some Green with big discounts in the following sections... 


New Arrivals:
We have far too many books, this we know.

With new arrivals each day, it's hard to keep track of all the new items. Some of our recent favorite "gets" include mid-century books on electronics, electrical engineering, radios and "radio astronomy." They're pretty out of this world.

Other recent acquisitions include...
Beautifully bound novels by Louis L'Amour; Young Adult Fantasy;  Groovy old issues of High Times; Cook Books; Children's Books; Hardcover Science Fiction classics in marvelous condition; Ellis Peters paperback mysterys; and an assortment of moderately priced Movie Poster Compendiums, featuring terribly good B Movie posters, westerns, horror, and more!

A few collections of Irish Ballads and Pub Songs can be found in the Music Section. First come, first serve! May the luck of the Book Hunter be with you.

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?" -  John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley 

Shop Scuttlebutt:

We're making the most of quiet winter days by reorganizing, relocating, and expanding some sections of the bookshop.

The Counter-Culture section has a new home! It includes the writings of Ginsberg, Bukowski, Burroughs, Kerouac, Kesey, Plath, Miller, Nin, Vonnegut, and many more edgy 20th century favorites. Now, this beatific assortment of books is located directly across from the front counter.

This move freed up space for a (slightly) bigger and (much) better New Books section. We specialize in weird and wonderful, hard-to-find books, so please browse our unread oddities on your next visit. Treasures await you.

Snuggling up somewhere warm with a truly great book is so simple and pleasing, this time of year. Whether it be a creepy thriller, a heart-warming romance, a wild adventure novel, or gardening book to get you through the gloomy months... we've got it! Your next winter read is waiting for you. 

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." - Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet

Mark Your Calendar!

Woo-hoo! The Big Book and Paper Show is just around the corner, and we simply cannot wait!

Join us at the Lansing Center on Sunday, April 19th for the Midwest's LARGEST show of its kind. It's a literary wonderland, right in our own backyard.

THANK YOU for supporting this local, independent book shop! It has been a long, quiet winter resulting in a hard-scrabble existence. We simply wouldn't exist without those who brave the cold for a chance to wander among the stacks, here at Curious.

It's cosy-warm at the bookshop, and we'll validate your parking for City of EL parking lots... so what are you waiting for?! Come find your new favorite book, before someone else snaps it up.

Many thanks,
Ray, Mark, Audrey and the Curious Gang

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