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New Releases for March 8th, 2011

7 Mar 2011

What a great week for books! Don't miss any of these titles new in stock.


The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht 

Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Obreht, the youngest of "The New Yorker's" 20 best American fiction writers under 40, spins a timeless novel about a young doctor who confronts the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death.



The Company We Keep
by Robert and Dayna Baer

Robert and Dayna Baer's initial meeting was slightly unusual -- both were on a covert mission in Sarajevo for the CIA. In this intermittently intriguing memoir, they describe their careers in "the Company," their romance, and the difficulty they have in establishing a balanced life outside the world of secret agents. Their travels take them to interesting places in interesting timesfrom Bosnia and Lebanon during civil wars, to Syria under the Assads, the mansions of sheiks, and the safe houses of terrorist groups.





 The Source of All Things by Tracy Ross

 A powerful memoir about Ross's struggle to come to terms with her childhood abuse at the hands of her stepfather.



Three Stages of Amazement
by Carol Edgarian 


High-octane melodrama about a married couple whose brilliance, beauty and nobility are no safeguard against personal and societal woes during the first year of the Obama presidency.



And don't forget these hot titles newly available in paperback:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Solar by Ian McEwan

The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell

The 1000 Autumns of Jacob De Zoet by David Mitchell

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.