Something Good

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Usually when someone drops in and asks us to recommend a book, they have something fairly specific in mind.  They want a romance, or some light historical fiction; a gritty mystery or a well-crafted literary tale.  But sometimes we get readers who say, "I'm just looking for something good." 

We've got recommendations for them too.

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Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Stephen Hawking, visionary scientist and author of A Brief History of Time, has died at the age of 76.

Hawking was only 22, studying for his PhD in cosmology at Cambridge, when he was diagnosed with ALS (also known as motor neurone disease), which was beginning to slowly paralyze him.  He was given only two years to live, and despite initially suffering from depression at the altered course his life would take, Hawking's brilliance was unaffected.

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Michael Connelly Wins the Diamond Dagger Award

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Dagger Awards, presented by the UK's Crime Writers' Association, recognize excellence in crime and mystery writing in a wide range of cateogories, from first novels to translations. 

The association's highest honor, however, is the Diamond Dagger, which is given to a writer "whose crime writing careers have been marked by sustained excellence, and who have made a significant contribution to the genre."  This year's winner is Michael Connelly!

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Something Special for Neil Gaiman Fans

Monday, March 5th, 2018

The paperback edition of Neil Gaiman's bestselling Norse Mythology is out tomorrow, and for all the fans out there just waiting to get your copy, we've got a little something extra. 

To celebrate the release, and the gorgeous new cover art, publisher W. W. Norton has created a limited edition art print featuring the new design.  These aren't promotional posters, but actual, frameable artwork, and while supplies last, we'll send one to everyone who orders a copy of Norse Mythology.

The posters, which measure 19" x 13", will ship flat to avoid curling or damage, and, as always, our complimentary nationwide shipping applies!  Quantities are limited, however, so the posters will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

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