Nov.07, 2019
We're hiring!
FLOOR MANAGER
Position open until filled

Thank you for your interest in the Floor Manager position at Maria’s Bookshop. We are always excited to receive applications from people who have a passion for books and a desire to share their enthusiasm with the community. We are seeking an avid reader with extraordinary customer service skills, strong personnel management skills, solid organizational skills, problem solving and consensus building skills, verbal and written communication skills, a college education and, ideally, experience in the book industry. Applicants must be proficient computer users and be physically able to carry out daily tasks. The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic, reliable, adaptable, self-motivated team leader, who is a creative problem solver with a positive attitude that inspires others.
STAFF PICKS
Sara loves this book!
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
By Charlie Mackesy

This book is absolutely delightful in so many ways. From the adorable and elegant illustrations to the simultaneously simple yet profound interactions, every page is filled to the brim with love and sincerity. There is a character here for everyone. The boy is slightly insecure and a little overwhelmed by the world, but he is joined by the cheerful and optimistic mole, the wise and tender horse, and the quiet yet stalwart fox.

Elizabeth Gilbert said it best: "The world that I am required to inhabit is this one. But the world that I long to inhabit is the one that Charlie Mackesy has created."

Pssst! This is a perfect gift for pretty much anyone.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, Nov.7
@ 6:30 pm
Book reading and signing with author Craig Childs
From the author of  The Secret Knowledge of Water  and  Atlas of a Lost World  comes a deeply felt essay collection focusing upon a vivid series of desert icons--a half-blind bighorn ram, a sheet of virga over Monument Valley, solitude on the Green River. Craig Childs delves into the primacy of the land and the profound nature of the more-than-human.

Maria's Bookshop is thrilled to host one of our communities' favorite authors! You'll want to arrive early for this one... 
Wednesday, Dec.11
Farmington Public Library
@ 5-6 pm
Book reading and presentation by author Jan Brett
Jan Brett is the New York Times #1 bestselling artist/author of over 35 picture books and has sold over 42 million copies combined. Her books have been chosen as "Best Children's Book of the Year" by The New Yorker , Parents , Redbook and others.

Purchase your copy at Maria's Bookshop ahead of time to receive a "First-in-line" ticket (w hile supplies last).
GIFT-SPIRATION
We've got great new baby gifts and toys from Petit Collage!
The sooner you shop, the greater your selection will be!
BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Girl, Woman, Other
By Bernardine Evaristo
"A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum."--Booker Prize Judges Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language.

Half Baked Harvest
By Tieghan Gerard
The author of  Half Baked Harvest Cookbook  keeps things simple with 125 easy, show-stopping recipes: fewer ingredients, foolproof meal-prepping, effortless entertaining, and everything in between. 

We all want to make and serve our loved ones beautiful food—but we shouldn’t have to work so hard to do it. With  Half Baked Harvest Super Simple,  Tieghan Gerard has solved that problem. 

On her blog and in her debut cookbook, Tieghan is beloved for her freshly sourced, comfort-food-forward recipes that taste even better than they look.  Half Baked Harvest Super Simple  takes what fans loved most about  Half Baked Harvest Cookbook  and distills it into quicker, more manageable dishes.

Especially for home cooks who are pressed for time or just starting out,  Half Baked Harvest Super Simple  is your go-to for hassle-free meals that never sacrifice taste.
The Beautiful Ones
By Prince
The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death

Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of  Purple Rain  to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era.
FOR YOUNG READERS
Wrecking Ball
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 14
By Jeff Kinney
In  Wrecking Ball,  Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series—from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney—an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley’s family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they need to get out of town?
REGIONAL AUTHOR HIGHLIGHT
Molly's Tale of the American Pikas
By Melissa Marsted
Welcome to the newest book in the Lucky Penny Publications' Wildlife Adventures for Young Readers series. Molly the Meadowlark takes readers on a journey through five national parks that are threatened by climate change. Molly introduces us to the pika, an adorable mammal that can be found in each of the national parks Molly visits. Molly will teach readers about pikas, including how they escape from animals that hunt them, such as the Sierra Nevada red fox, weasels, bobcats, and hawks. What is an even greater danger to the pikas than all of these predators? Read Molly's story to learn more about how changes in climate are one of the biggest threats to our dear little pikas' way of life.
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When you gift any 2,3, or 12 month audiobook membership through Lbiro.fm, you will receive Audibook of the Year and #`1 New York Times bestseller, Circe by Madeline Miller for Free. This gift is Libro.fm's way of thank you for supporting Maria's Bookshop this holiday season.

And we thank you, too!