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Our Annual Thank You SALE!

5 Jan 2012
Welcome to our annual thank you sale!
25% off all books and stock
excluding special orders magazines and nautical charts
40% off select books 
From Thursday January 5-January 8
Thank you for supporting your local bookstore!
We look forward to seeing you! 

Now Available in Paperback!

3 Jan 2012
Happy New Year!  What better way to start your New Year than to start a great new book.  Check out some of these great reads now available in paperback!
 Bossypants by Tina Fey

Before Liz Lemon, before Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Fey was just a young  girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local  airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would  be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Fey's story  can be told.
The Social Animal by David Brooks

In this #1 "New York Times" bestseller, Brooks turns to the building blocks of human  flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life.  This is the story of how success happens, told through the lives of one composite  American couple.

Smut by Alan Bennett

One of England's finest and most loved writers explores the uncomfortable and  tragicomic gap between people's public appearance and their private desires in two  tender and surprising stories.

New Releases for December 6th, 2011

5 Dec 2011
Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell

The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer!

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.

Putnam Adult
512 pages, Hardcover, $27.95 (Now 20% off!!)
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 

The special Collector's First Edition will include a never-before-seen letter from Will to his family!

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street--and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move--and that one of their own has betrayed them.

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

Simon & Schuster
528 pages, Hardcover, $19.99
Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James

A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel "Pride and Prejudice" into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem. 

It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball. 

Then, on the eve of the ball, the patrician idyll is shattered. A coach careens up the drive carrying Lydia, Elizabeth's disgraced sister, who with her husband, the very dubious Wickham, has been banned from Pemberley. She stumbles out of the carriage, hysterical, shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. With shocking suddenness, Pemberley is plunged into a frightening mystery. 

Inspired by a lifelong passion for Austen, P. D. James masterfully re-creates the world of "Pride and Prejudice," electrifying it with the excitement and suspense of a brilliantly crafted crime story, as only she can write it.

Knopf Publishing
304 pages, Hardcover, $25.95