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December 2014

In preparation for the holidays, here a few things you should know!

 

  • If you're looking for a book that we do not have in stock, ask us if we can ORDER it for you! 
  • Most orders can be filled if placed before December 20. Ask us to check on availability.
  • We wrap! If you don't have time to wait, feel free to leave your purchases behind and pick them up later.
  • When ordering on our website, choose the "ship to store" option to avoid shipping charges. We'll call you when the book is ready and you can pay on pick up. 
  • Don't live in town? Our website offers a variety of shipping options.
  • Want your online orders wrapped? Add a note to the comments section of your order. 

As always, thank you for your continued support!

 

Gift Guide 

 


I highly recommend My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins, for readers of YA, regardless of age! From Matt de la Pena to Holly Black, these power-house YA writers, have joined forces for a fantastic collection of short stories about the winter holidays -- Hanukkah, Christmas, Solstice, New Year's -- which has a little something for everyone. The stories range from realism to fantasy and while many are love stories these stories are gritty, funny, edgy, and a little offbeat -- exactly the kind of stories we expect from Laini Taylor, Kelly Link, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman, Myra McEntire, Keirsten White, and Ally Carter. ~ Sara
My gift suggestion is any of our hand puppets. Hand puppets are great fun for children of all ages to enjoy, either as the puppeteer or the audience. Puppets encourage interaction between two or more people and they also stimulate imaginative play. I'll be choosing one for my nine-month old grandson. The problem is which one! ~Joanne
For the geek in your life, or the potential geek, or the curious mind in yourself, I recommend Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things. ~ Carol
For science nerds of all ages. ~ Julien
If you know a book someone loves, but not what else they like to read, I suggest Out of Print t-shirts (Women's, Men's, and Children's), featuring covers from classic books such as Song of Solomon, Sherlock Holmes, A Wrinkle in Time, and many others. ~ Tildy

Out of Print also makes onesies for babies that would be perfect for future readers and children of book lovers. Pair a onesie with its book and you have a fantastic gift! ~ Cathy

As a face-paced, attention-grabbing game, SET is a great choice for teenagers and adults alike. It brings people together, engages the mind and could keep multiple people entertained for hours. (It is one of my favorite games!) ~ Rebecca




These two books are on my list for friends and relatives who read non-fiction:

The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore: This is not a history of a comic book but a sociological and cultural snapshot of America in the early 20th century. The character of Wonder Woman emerged from such diverse influences as Harvard, Mount Holyoke, feminism, the women's suffrage movement, Greek mythology, the lie detector test--and from the mind of an unusual, complicated man. Wonder Woman is the most popular female superhero of all time and has lasted as long as Superman and Batman. Jill Lepore is a professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer for The New Yorker.

The Men Who United the States, by Simon Winchester: As to be expected from a writer like Mr. Winchester (e.g., The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China), this account of the "explorers, inventors, eccentrics and mavericks" who created "this one nation, indivisible," is extremely well written and a pleasure to read. American history enthusiasts will immediately be drawn into this history that deals with famous explorers, like Lewis and Clark, and those whose names are not as well known but who contributed to the unification of this vast and diverse country. ~ Mary Fran


I suggest the Unemployed Philosophers Guild mugs for book lovers -- Alice in Wonderland, First Lines of Literature, Banned Books -- although the series does also feature other interests -- Architecture, The Beatles, Dr. Who. ~ Cathy v
My gift suggestion is the Rudolph Melamine Dish Set for babies and toddlers.
~ Tasha

The Downton Abbey board game would be for any devotee of the PBS series. ~ Lindsay


For adult non-fiction, Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto, by Steve Almond; and for adult fiction, Diary of the Fall, by Michel Laub! ~ Lysbeth