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Issue 1                                                                                  August 2014
Hello from Oregon Books and Games!
..and welcome to our brand new newsletter! In this newsletter we are aiming to give you a projected look at what this month will hold at your locally owned independent bookstore. Our goal is to provide you with helpful information on what books are coming out this month, any extra sales we are currently having, and the kind of books we think would interest you, our target audience. At any point scrolling down this newsletter you can click on the title of a book and it will take you to the link directly on our website!

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AUG 9TH 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM

Overstock Used Sale Books 25% off!


Book of the Month

August's book of the month is Terry Goodkind's latest, Severed Souls! It comes out on August 5th and is a continuation of his Sword of Truth series.

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Book Signings for the Month of August!

7 PM on Saturday, August 9th, at Oregon Books & Games

Art Bernstein and Zach Urness will be signing their new book, Hiking Southern Oregon, as well as giving a brief presentation about their experiences. Come down and join us for a fun and insightful look into our area.

From the Idaho Line to the Pacific Coast, Hiking Southern Oregon describes 100 of the best hikes in the beautiful and surprisingly diverse bottom third of the state. Hikes are described for Steens Mountain, Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, Crater Lake National Park; the Gearhart, Sky Lakes, Thielsen, Mountain Lakes, and Kalmiopsis Wilderness Areas; the North Umpqua, Rogue, Applegate, Illinois,  Chetco, and Smith Rivers; Cascade-Siskiyou and Oregon Caves National Monuments; and in California, the Red Buttes and Siskiyou Wilderness Areas and Redwood National and State Parks.

Demona by K.R. Hulsey 

3:00 pm to 5:00 on August 16


Local author K.R. Hulsey will be signing her new book Demona.


A young woman of mixed race, born of both good and evil, contains the keys to her world's salvation. Abused, starved, treated like a wild animal, her journey begins in the cell of a human. She's given up all hope of rescue, family, love - until one fateful night. Freed from slavery, she has the power to save two worlds. But first she has to learn how to be human.


New Hardcovers for the Month of August

Lost Island by Preston & Child - 8/5

Gideon Crew--brilliant scientist, master thief--is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to refuse. Gideon's task: steal a page from the priceless Book of Kells, now on display in New York City and protected by unbreakable security.
6th Extinction by James Rollins - 8/12

A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead-and not just the scientists, but every living thing for fifty square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown - 8/19

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.
The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks 
- 8/26

As the old gods awaken and satrapies splinter, the Chromeria races to find the only man who can still end a civil war before it engulfs the known world. But Gavin Guile has been captured by an old enemy and enslaved on a pirate galley. Worse still, Gavin has lost more than his powers as Prism--he can't use magic at all. 
Susan Elizabeth Phillips - 8/26
He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.

Spotlight Paperback of the Month

Gone Girl 
by Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media-as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents-the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter-but is he really a killer? 
Nonfiction Hardcover August Spotlights

One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the line of children's books.
Appearing in paperback for the first time-with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author-Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand.

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent.

Local Author Spotlight of the Month!


Takilma Tales: The Hippie History of Takilma, Oregon explores the evolution of a small village near the former town of Waldo; a Gold Rush ghost town, in remote Southwest Oregon. In the 60's and 70's, young hippies flocked to the run-down mining and logging town of Takilma on the edge of the Siskiyou Mountains, which straddle the border between California and Oregon. In that wilderness, the hippies transformed the small town, and with hard work and dedication, they created an intentional community, with its own medical clinic, community building, alternative school and food co-operative. This is a collection of stories from Takilma residents and a loose compilation of the history of the place, from 'Natives to Nowadays'; in the words of many of its founding members. The author, herself a resident of Takilma for over 33 years, takes the reader on a fascinating account woven of the memories of numerous free-thinking, New-Age, back-to-the-land people who still reside there. If you've ever wanted to know what the hippie movement was all about; read this book.
Young Adult / Middle School Spotlights

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen �year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces- to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade-a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

It's time to wire up and get connected to one of the most complex areas of Minecraft--Redstone. Redstone experts guide you through all aspects of working with Redstone including mining, smelting, using repeaters, circuit components and circuit designs. This handbook also includes some of the most extraordinary Redstone creations ever.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas's world is perfect. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
Melissa & Doug August Spotlight

Manager Trista and Young Adult Manager Kayla are seen here modeling our Melissa and Doug spotlight toy for August- the adorable little doorbell doll house! This toy is perfect as a birthday gift or just a special treat and combines thinking skills with fun. Recommended for ages 3+.
Children's August Spotlight

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking-each believes he is the true color of the sun.
Robert's Corner

Find out what Robert Moore, the co-founder and owner of Oregon Books & Games is reading and enjoying this month. 
When a book affects you in such a way that it changes you from the inside, you never forget it.  "The Old Man and the Sea", "A Farewell to Arms" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" all made me a different person than I was before I read them.  The authors behind these great works have always been a mystery to me and many others. However, recently two biographical works have been released about Earnest Hemingway and Harper Lee.  

To Kill a Mockingbird changed both me and America.  It spent nearly 2 years as a national bestseller. It is one of few Pulitzer Prize winners I have ever read, because it was interesting, intriguing, and fast moving. 

Why did Harper Lee only write one novel?  "Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee" gives more insight into this fascinating women than any other biography or article.  A great biography does not just fill you with facts, but places you in the mind of the subject and shows you how they go through life.

This book, a work of fiction which is 95% fact, offers the greatest insight into the man that changed American literature. "The Crook Factory" by Dan Simmons covers a short period of time during the Second World War, when Hemingway was living in Cuba.  It was not a quick read because there was so much happening that you had to read every single word.  For lovers of suspense and intrigue, you will not be disappointed with his accounts of J. Edgar Hoover, Ian Fleming, and the love affair of John F. Kennedy with Nazi spy.  I was glued to the book every spare moment for four days.

Tori playing with her new friends...

All smiles!

Frequently Asked Questions!
Q: Do you guys buy books?

A: Yes, we do! We generally base our buying decisions on what we think we have the ability to sell. 

Q: What do you look for?

A: The first thing we look at is condition. Generally that means no broken spines, no water damage, no pages missing, staining, etc. Then we look at the book itself. Typically, we tend to take paperbacks over hardcovers and fiction over nonfiction. For us to buy hardcovers back from you, they have to be recently released- within the last four months is our rule of thumb. We also are always looking for large print books, so if you have any of those lying around we'd love to see them! 

Q: Is there always a book buyer on duty?

A: Yes, of course! One of us is always here to take a look at your books. The best time is around 1 or 2 o'clock in the afternoon when things have slowed down a bit, and we do ask that if you have anything more than a grocery sack full that you come before 4 pm.

Q: Do I have to stay with my books?

A: We do ask that you stay in the store while we sort through them- we are usually very quick and efficient, and you are welcome to browse around the store.

Q: Do you get store credit for the books or cash?

A: You can get store credit or cash. For credit, we give you half of what we will sell the book for. You can also get cash, and for a cash deal you get a fourth of what we sell the book for (half the credit). For example, you bring in a book that retails for $20.00. Say we decide to sell the book used for $10.00, you would get either $5.00 in store credit or $2.50 in cash.

Q: Are you a donation site?

A: No, we are not. 

Q: Can you order a book for me?

A: Yes, we can. We order every day, and most times it only takes 1-2 business days for your books to arrive. Special orders can take slightly longer.

Q: Can I get a discount?

A: You can get a discount on any book by ordering on our website, 
We do not charge shipping for delivery to our store, and it
takes the same amount of time as if we were to order it for you in the store.


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