Dear Reader,
  
   Bring the kids to the store on Saturday at noon to meet Ginger Wadsworth who has written Poop Detectives, Working Dogs in the Field. You will get to meet a rescue dog and possibly a service dog too!
   Thinking of getting married? You should know what you're getting into. Please come and meet attorney and author Elizabeth Schwartz at 6pm on Saturday and let's talk about it.  See below for details.
   We will also begin painting classes again on Saturdays. Come on Saturday and sign up for the 4 week series. Get some creativity going this fall!
  
   The outpouring of wonderful words and ideas has been great! I will be talking to several people about the future and can't be more excited! Thank you to everyone who has passed the word onto the right people.

   The photo below is for the display we have up right now in recognition of how everyone is feeling this week. We all need a bit of calm and we're here to help.
   
   We have a table full of holiday cards on sale at 25% off right now while they last. The new stuff crowded them out and we want them to have new homes.

      Happy reading!
Luan 
 

11-02-16

 
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY   
 
Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain $37.50
Anthony Bourdain is man of many appetites. And for many years, first as a chef, later as a world-traveling chronicler of food and culture on his CNN series Parts Unknown, he has made a profession of understanding the appetites of others. These days, however, if he's cooking, it's for family and friends. Appetites, his first cookbook in more than ten years, boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favorites dishes that everyone should (at least in Mr. Bourdain's opinion) know how to cook. Once the supposed "bad boy" of cooking, Mr. Bourdain has, in recent years, become the father of a little girl a role he has embraced with enthusiasm. After years of traveling more than 200 days a year, he now enjoys entertaining at home. Years of prep lists and the hyper-organization necessary for a restaurant kitchen, however, have caused him, in his words, to have "morphed into a psychotic, anally retentive, bad-tempered Ina Garten."


Bread, Wine, Chocolate by Simran Sethi, $15.99  Food is one of the greatest pleasures of human life. Our response to sweet, salty, bitter, or sour is deeply personal, combining our individual biological characteristics, personal preferences, and emotional connections. Bread, Wine, Chocolate illuminates not only what it means to recognize the importance of the foods we love, but also what it means to lose them. Award-winning journalist Simran Sethi reveals how the foods we enjoy are endangered by genetic erosion a slow and steady loss of diversity in what we grow and eat. In America today, food often looks and tastes the same, whether at a San Francisco farmers market or at a Midwestern potluck. Shockingly, 95% of the world's calories now come from only thirty species. Though supermarkets seem to be stocked with endless options, the differences between products are superficial, primarily in flavor and brand.
 
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs by Lisa Randall $16.99 now in paperback.
Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city crashed into Earth, killing off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the planet's species. Challenging the usual assumptions about the simple makeup of the unseen material that constitutes 85% of the matter in the Universe, Randall explains how a disk of dark matter in the Milky Way plane might have triggered the cataclysm. But Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs does more than present a radical idea. With clarity and wit, it explains the nature of the Universe, dark matter, the Milky Way galaxy, comets, asteroids, and impacts. This breathtaking synthesis, illuminated by pop culture references and social and political viewpoints, reveals the deep relationships among the small and the large, the visible and the hidden, as well as the astonishing beauty of the connections that surround us. It's impossible to read this book and look at either the Earth or the sky again in the same way.


Lick Cats by Carli Davidson $17.99
The pet photographer and bestselling author of the Shake series presents more than sixty cute, cuddly, and charming cats caught in mid-lick in this delightfully funny full-color photography collection. Photographed in Carli Davidson's recognizable style, Lick Cats includes more than 130 highly detailed, up-close portraits of cats at their most candid tongue-flicking moments.Showcasing slow-motion photography, Lick Cats follows the same layout as her previous books each spread features two images of the same cat placed side by side to capture them in the action. The collection also includes a model roster listing the names, ages, and types of cats photographed, charming outtake images from the shoots, a short introduction about her process, and information about animal rescue to encourage fans to adopt a rescue cat.
 

Lick Dogs by Carli Davidson $17.99
The pet photographer and bestselling author of the Shake series presents more than sixty cute, cuddly, and charming dogs caught in mid-lick in this delightfully funny full-color photography collection.
Photographed in Carli Davidson's recognizable style, Lick Dogs includes more than 130 highly detailed, up-close portraits of dogs at their most candid tongue-flicking moments.Showcasing slow-motion photography, Lick Dogs follows the same layout as her previous books each spread features two images of the same dog placed side by side to capture them in the action. The collection also includes a model roster listing the names, ages, and types of canines photographed, charming outtake images from the shoots, a short introduction about her process, and information about animal rescue to encourage fans to adopt a rescue dog.

Shop Cats of New York by Tamar Arslanian with photos by Andrew Marttila $24.99 New York City s most iconic felines.
They inhabit New York City s most legendary and coziest spots the Algonquin Hotel, a whiskey distillery, Bleecker Street Records, a pilates studio, bookstores, bike shops, and in bodegas around the five boroughs. True New Yorkers masters of people watching they perch on wine crates, piles of books, and a classic hotel desktop, taking in all the activity around them. Shop Cats of New York introduces forty of New York s favorite felines as popular cat blogger Tamar Arslanian and Instagram pet photographer Andrew Marttila capture these deeply loved and well-cared-for animals in their city habitats and reveal how they have come to reign over their urban kingdoms.

Losing Isn't Everything by Curt Menefee $26.99 In Losing Isn't Everything, famed sportscaster Curt Menefee, joined by bestselling writer Michael Arkush, examines a range of signature "disappointments" from the wide world of sports, interviewing the subject at the heart of each loss and uncovering what it means months, years, or decades later to be associated with failure. While history is written by the victorious, Menefee argues that these moments when an athlete has fallen short are equally valuable to sports history, offering deep insights into the individuals who suffered them and about humanity itself. 
 
Younger Readers

If You Give A Mouse A Brownie written by Lauren Numeroff with illustrations by Felicia Bond-- $17.99  From the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond comes the ninth picture book in the blockbuster If You Give . . . series, one of the most beloved children's series of all time. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie is perfect for beginning readers and story time.
If you give a mouse a brownie, he's going to ask for some ice cream to go with it. When you give him the ice cream, he'll probably ask you for a spoon. He'll start drumming on the table. Drumming will get him so excited he'll want to start a band...

Book Club pick for November 17    
To join, read the book and show up. We would love to have you with us.

Next meeting is Thursday, November 17, 6:15.


The Sympathizer  by Viet Thanh NguyenThe winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as five other awards, The Sympathizer is the breakthrough novel of the year. With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a man of two minds, a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

December   Dogs of Christmas 
  
EVENTS

First Friday 6-8pm
Susan Jokelson
November's Artist of the Month

Saturday, November 5, 9am
Writer's Group for Writers Who Write
with Stephanie Haffner
Join a supportive group for a supportive kick in the pants. 

Painting with Marshall Hasbrouck!
A new series begins at 2 on Saturday so be here
to sign up for the series.


Saturday, Nov. 5, Noon
Poop Detectives!
Working Dogs in the Field




Saturday Nov. 5, 6pm
Elizabeth Schwartz
Before I Do, A Legal Guide to Marriage,
Gay and Otherwise

Thinking of getting married? Want to know what you're getting into? Please come and meet attorney Elizabeth Schwartz and let's talk.



December 3 is a Family Day with two new picture books and time and space to shop!  Details to come.

Just added! December 10 at 5pm
Mark your calendar now!


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