New Styles from Scojo Eyewear

Friday, February 17th, 2017

High quality meets high fashion with Scojo New York.  This line of premium ready-to-wear non-prescription reading glasses features designs inspired by the artistic character and contemporary culture of New York City’s historic neighborhoods. Each pair is expertly handcrafted using a scratch-resistant coating and optical-quality lenses.  Check out the all new styles and colors available!

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The Collected Works of C.S. Lewis

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

From essays and poetry to satire and sermons, C. S. Lewis was a thoughtful and prolific writer, producing more than 30 books during his lifetime.  A collection of these classics has just been re-released: 18 volumes all in beautiful matching paperback bindings.  This collection spans the full breadth and depth of Lewis's work, including both well known titles and harder to find works, such as Poems and Spirits in Bondage.  Whether you're a dedicated C. S. Lewis fan, or just discovering his writing for the first time, these are the perfect volumes to complete your collection!

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New From Philip Pullman!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Philip Pullman fans rejoice!  From the creator of The Golden Compass, The Amber Spyglass, and The Subtle Knife (collectively, the His Dark Materials triology), comes a new series also set in the almost (but not quite) familiar parallel reality where readers first met Lyra Belacqua and her daemon Pantalaimon.

The new series, a trilogy collectively titled The Book of Dust, begins in the years before the original triology and continues years afterward, following Lyra as a young woman.  "You don't have to read it before you read [the original trilogy]," Pullman said in an interview with NPR.  "...this is another story that comes after it, so it's not a sequel, and it's not a prequel, it's an equal."

The first volume of The Book of Dust is due for release on October 19th.

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Everything, Everything Heads to the Big Screen

Everything, Everything at Brilliant BooksTuesday, February 14th, 2017

Perfect Valentine's Day timing!  Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon's bestselling young adult novel (and a favorite here at Brilliant Books), is an unconventional love story about a girl who can't leave her house, and the boy who wants to give her the world. 

The film version, starring Amandla Stenberg (you might remember her as Rue in The Hunger Games) and Nick Robinson, will hit theatres in May, but eager readers can get a hint of what's to come right now: Warner Brothers just released the first trailer for the film.

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In Such Good Company: Carol Burnett's Grammy Winning Performance

Monday, February 13th, 2017

At last night's Grammy Awards, the award for Best Spoken Word Album went to Carol Burnett, for the audio version of her book In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox.

It's a behind-the-scenes look at The Carol Burnett Show, following the actors and improvisation that made the show a twenty-five-time Emmy-Award winning sensation.  The book includes little known show history, personal stories from Burnett herself, and interviews with cast members.  In print, readers can also enjoy images from some of Burnett's favorite episodes.  These highlight some of the more colorful sketches, including a few that turned out to be as surprising to the actors as they were to the audience.

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4 Bookish Gifts for Every Relationship Stage

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Next Tuesday is Valentine's Day, and if you're still looking for a gift for your special someone, you know how tricky it can be, especially depending on what stage of the relationship you're in.  How "romantic" can your gift be if you've only been on a couple of dates?  What can you get for your spouse of 30 years that's different from all the other gifts you've already given? 

Our expert booksellers have put a lot of thought into these kinds of questions, and, better yet, we've come up with answers.  Whether you're spending this Valentine's Day single, with the love of your life, or maybe somewhere in between, we've got the perfect gifts for the occasion.

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Amical's Cookbook Dinner Series: The Mozza Cookbook

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017Mozza at Brilliant Books

Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza are among Los Angeles' favorite Italian restuarants.  Co-owned by award winning chefs Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali, and restauranteur Joe Bastianich, these restaurants create a whole new experience in Italian dining.  Now, thanks to Amical, you can have that same experience here in Downtown Traverse City.

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Thomas Lux (1946-2017)

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Thomas Lux, an award-winning poet and professor of poetry, has died.

From his early surrealist poems to later works that distilled his observations of humanity into rhythmic stanzas, Lux's writing garnered attention and accolades.  He won multiple awards, including the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, which is one of the most prestigious awards a contemporary poet can receive.  He was also a dedicated teacher, serving on the faculty of colleges and universities across the country and instilling a love of poetry wherever he went.

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