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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On the radio I was offered a last minute chance to be on the radio Tuesday Dec 11 (WAMC) so I took it. Here are the books I talked about: When You Were Me by Robert Rodi. Rodi’s one of my favorite authors, I’ve mentioned this book on this page before. Middle-aged gay man who […]

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Keep those cards and letters coming!I am not one to be snoopy or nosey. (Okay, maybe a teeny bit) You can give me a present and it will remained untouched until the time I’m supposed to open it. I won’t shake it, lift it, squeeze it. I’ll just wait. Waiting is half the joy. Opening […]

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