Psalms for Young ChildrenMarie-Helene DelvalEerdmans Books for Young ReaderHardcover, $169780802853226 Check out this beautiful illustrated book of psalms. Perfect for Lent or any time of the year. The audience may be the younger reader but I’m convinced the adult reader may want to borrow this book from the kids for a little contemplative prayer. Too […]

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They call me Mister Pip. Mister PipLloyd JonesDial Press/Random HouseHardcover, $209780385341066 I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to write about this book. I guess I was lost in the South Seas along with the characters. Mister Pip was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, bragging rights for a worthy novel. Set in the […]

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River Rock: Poems and StoriesDavid Agar JaicksThe Troy Book MakersPaper, $12.959781933994369 This collection of poems and stories is literally hot off the press! The book came in on Friday and I thumbed through it right away. I usually scope out poetry books. May I be blunt? I’m fussy about poetry. I love to read it […]

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Please, sir, may I have some more? I don’t know how I missed this one. But somehow I did, and my book sources kept it a secret. Oh, how can I be a stellar bookseller if I don’t know it all?! LOL But here it is, and I offer it to you. In case you […]

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Last week I was featured in “Shelf Awareness” in their “Book Brahmins” section. I was honored to be asked. Here are my replies: From “Shelf Awareness” 1/18/08 Book Brahmins: Stanley Here he answers questions we put to people in the industry: On your nightstand now (it’s a big nightstand!): The Subtle Knife by Philip PullmanHousekeeping […]

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This is the cover from the Penguin catalog for paperback new titles. I just couldn’t resist this piece of artwork from the book Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein (the upcoming paperback edition). Don’t you just love it?!

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Food LustBook LustVeganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan CookbookIsa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope RomeroMarlowe & Company (PGW)Hardcover, $27.50978-1569242643 I have to say I’ve fallen in love with another cookbook. It’s sassy, entertaining, and the name alone will keep a conversation going for a while. Check it out! There are a few important features of this book […]

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The new year brought a few internet problems and I’ve been unable to edit the blog lately. I managed to get one for a bit but not enough to post more than the poll. I hope this will change soon.

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Christmas Eve. The holiday seasons have been full. From Thanksgiving on it’s been busy at the store. Lots of gift wrapping, festively dressed customers and staff. There was a great response to the Window Decoration Reading Program. Everyday someone was sitting in the window reading. And folks seemed to relish the chance to be still […]

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