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Patrick Rothfuss's Wise Man's Fear and Other New Releases

25 Feb 2011

Prince Books is pleased to announce that we have signed copies of Patrick Rothfuss's new book, The Wise Man's Fear (the second Kingkiller Chronicles book, sequel to the bestselling Name of the Wind). These signed editions are limited, so hurry today to reserve your copy. The book is released March 1st, along with these other great books.

The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of his family, and travels into the Fae realm.

We are currently sold out of signed editions 


Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Zoe Baxter has spent 10 years trying to get pregnant, and after multiple miscarriages and infertility issues, it looks like her dream is about to come true. But a terrible turn of events leads to a nightmare--one that takes away her unborn baby and breaks apart her marriage to Max. Includes a CD of original songs created especially for this novel.


Fire on the  Horizon by Konrad & Shroder

Shroder and Konrad deliver the definitive, white-knuckled account of the BP oil disaster aboard the Deepwater Horizon, as told through exclusive first-person interviews and investigative reporting.

Along with these great titles new in paperback:

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
The Ask by Sam Lipsyte

I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden
The Beach Club by Elin Hidebrand
Walking to Gatlinburg by Howard Frank Mosher


ABA Statement on Borders’ Bankruptcy Filing

23 Feb 2011

In response to the news on Wednesday, February 16, that Borders Group Inc. had filed for Chapter 11 protection and will close about 30 percent of its stores nationwide in the coming weeks, the American Booksellers Association issued the following statement:

Though Borders is not a member of the American Booksellers Association, we are always saddened when any bookstore closes. The industry – whether independent bookstores, publishers, or readers – does not benefit from the diminishment of places to browse, discover, and buy books.

However, despite the doom and gloom expressed by some about the future of full-service bricks-and-mortar bookstores – and, while we don’t underestimate the challenges that lie ahead – ABA believes that the indie bookstore model is well positioned for the future.

ABA membership numbers have stabilized; the vast majority of ABA members are coming off the best holiday season they have had in years; and, we’ve partnered with Google to allow our members to offer e-books through their websites.

As book buyers and readers are facing a skyrocketing number of books vying for their attention – with more and more demands on their time – our members’ customers are telling us that, now more than ever, they appreciate the care independent stores take in choosing the titles to stock, and that the curated selection in our stores can’t be found elsewhere.

In addition, more and more consumers appreciate the fact that our members are locally owned and have long-standing and close ties to their communities. They understand that by shopping in an independent store they are making sure that far more of their spending dollars recirculate back into the community. Shopping locally supports the small businesses that are creating jobs, directly fuels local growth, and helps preserve the special things that make each American community unique.

Looking ahead, we know that indie stores will have to continue to work hard and stay nimble and innovative. No matter what may appear in the headlines today, and understanding that the circumstances leading to the current situation facing Borders is very different than those of independents, we believe that our members will continue to offer their customers a unique shopping experience they can’t find anywhere else.

New Releases for February 8th, 2011

4 Feb 2011

Come check out there new titles just released this week!

Known and Unknown:
A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld

With the same directness that defined his career in public service, Rumsfeld's memoir is filled with previously undisclosed details and insights about the Bush administration, 9/11, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also features Rumsfeld's unique and often surprising observations on eight decades of history.

Close to Famous
by Joan Bauer

Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there.

I Think I Love You by Allison Pearson

In 1974 Wales, 13-year-old Petra and her friend, Sharon, are obsessed with a contest whose winners will be flown to America to meet their teen idol, David Cassidy. In 1998 London, Petra is pushing 40 and on the brink of divorce. While cleaning out her mother's closet, she finds a letter her mother had intercepted declaring her the winner of the contest. The girls reunite for an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet their teen idol at last.


The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life by Bettany Hughes

From the celebrated British author and historian comes a dazzling new book in which she combines historical inquiry and storytelling lan to give readers a brilliantly vivid portrait of Socrates and the Golden Age of Athens.

*New In Paperback!*

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Incarceron by Cathrine Fisher
Union Atlantic by Adam Haslett
The Routes of Man by Ted Conover