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Hurricane Irene Store Hours

26 Aug 2011

Due to Hurricane Irene we are closing at 3pm Friday and will be closed Saturday. Our hours the remainder of the week will depend on what happens. You might want to call ahead, but we'll update here and on our Facebook page as soon as we know anything.  Now is an excellent time to bunker down with a good book, though! We definitely plan on getting some reading done this weekend.

New Releases for August 16th, 2011

16 Aug 2011


 Check out these new releases and find your next great read on our shelves!


  The Submission

by Amy Waldman 

Cool, eloquent, raising two fatherless children, Claire has emerged as the most visible of the widows who became a potent political force in the aftermath of the catastrophe. She longs for her husband, but she has found her mission: she sits on a jury charged with selecting a fitting memorial for the victims of the attack.


Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
Young Wade Watts takes refuge in the OASIS, the globally networked virtual reality that nearly all of humanity relies on. An orphan, Wade lives in the Stacks, a vast slum comprising trailers piled in precarious towers, but keeps to his hideout, where he attends school online, plays video games, and sends his avatar, Parzival, to visit with Aech, his only friend. Fanboys (2009) screenwriter Cline brings his geeky ardor for 1980s pop culture to his first novel, an exuberantly realized, exciting, and sweet-natured cyberquest.
The Sugar Barons
by Matthew Parker
For some 200 years after 1650, the West Indies were the strategic center of the western world, witnessing one of the greatest power struggles of the age as Europeans made and lost immense fortunes growing and trading in sugar--a commodity so lucrative it became known as "white gold."
***New in Paperback***
Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Bloody Crimes by James Swanson
An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd


New Releases for August 9th, 2011

9 Aug 2011
From intriguing non-fiction to exciting new fiction there's a little bit of everything this week.  Come find your next great read today!
by Charles Mann
More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas.
The Twelfth Enchantment
by David Liss
David Liss takes readers on a light-hearted romp through Regency England in "The Twelfth Enchantment. "With an adroit mix of fact and fantasy, Liss casts heroine Lucy Derrick into a world of industrializing mill towns, mysterious enchantments, ghostly dogs, undead fairies, Luddites, and even Lord Byron and his legions of lovesick women. Charged with gathering the scattered pages of an alchemical manuscript, Lucy's adventures teach her that appearances can be deceptive--and delightfully so. Liss's deft touch with historical subject matter and his ability to craft tremendously appealing characters makes this a thoroughly enjoyable, satisfying read. 
Beijing Welcomes You
by Tom Scocca
Beijing has debuted as the defining city of the now and foreseeable future, and China as the ascendant global power. Beijing is the ultimate representation of China's political and cultural capital. Scocca arrived in 2004 as an American eager to see another culture, and preparations were in full swing to create a renewed city.
All You Desire
by Kristen Miller
Haven Moore and Iain Morrow have been living a blissful life in Rome, an ocean way from the Ouroboros Society and its diabolical leader. But the mysterious disappearance of Haven's best friend sends the pair running back to New York, where they encounter the diabolical, scheming Horae.
***New in Paperback***
Emperor of all Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Hundred Foot Journey by Richard Morris
Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld