Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update          October 2019 Issue 2 
The Bookies Newsletter
Books as Windows and Mirrors with Nic Dufort
Nic Dufort of Random House
We were thrilled to welcome Nic Dufort of Penguin Random House Kids in our store last week to teach educators and our staff about the concept of Books as Windows and Mirrors, and to discuss her favorite new books that feature the concept. For those who don't know, the idea is all about readers finding books that don't reflect their voices and experiences (MIRRORS), but rather give them a chance to hear and see outside ideas that may be foreign to their life experiences (WINDOWS). To see Nic's full list, CLICK HERE, and don't forget to check out our own Bookie Midge's list of her favorite new books that feature the same concept HERE. As always, thank you to everyone who attended our event and thank you to Nic for presenting and for all the great prizes and books we gave out!  

Fresh Ink
Erin Hunter
Erin Hunter's bestselling WARRIORS series returns with the second offering in the spinoff THE BROKEN CODE books. The warriors are being forced to decide if they are more loyal to the code or the clans to which they belong.  
Agent Running in the Field
John Le Car
A spy novel from the master Le Car that's destined to be another bestseller. Nat is a former spy, ready to settle down with his wife back in London. But the changing world, and his anger at it, draw him back into the world he thought he had left.  
The Body 
Already #1 on the Mountains and Plains bestseller list for non-fiction, Bryson returns with his trademark humor to teach us about the most wondrous place of all: our bodies.  

Graham goes back to the well for this thriller. Powerful people have murdered someone to keep them quiet, framed another person, and will do anything to stop the truth from coming out.  
Part of the juggernaut that is 'Rick Riordan Presents', Mbalia creates a world filled with "African-American folk heroes and West African gods." This middle-grade novel starts what is sure to be a long and popular series featuring Tristan Strong.     
Nic Stone          
Our staff learned about this book at Nic Dufort's book talk. Nic Stone, author of DEAR MARTIN, returns to offer us this unique look at race, wealth, poverty, and love. Rico works at a gas station and thinks she sold a winning lottery ticket to 'the little old church lady' - who hasn't claimed her prize. Can Rico find her and change her own luck? Only if she can get help from wealthy Zan, who knows more than he's letting on...   
Ages 12 & Up.

Today is the spookiest day of the year, and you need a truly spooky game to make it perfect! HORRIFIED features all your favorite Universal Movie Monsters, their homes, and the heroes of the films. Pick it up to play while you wait for trick or treaters, and enjoy it all year! Check out this video from GEEK & SUNDRY to learn how to play, and then come into our store to see a demo, buy a copy, or buy one online by clicking here! 

Our Biggest Neighborhood Toy Store Day Ever
Saturday, November 9th  
This year we're celebrating National Neighborhood Toy Store Day in a big way! We'll be demoing toys, giving away prizes, having special flash sales, and much more! So come out and stock up for the holidays! Plus, check out the bottom of this newsletter for a special coupon for use that day!

Jayne Sbarboro set to launch new book , THE BRAVEST HEARTS, at The Bookies

You know her, you love her, and she's back with her newest book! Jayne Sbarboro, the author behind THE TRUEST HEART, is launching her new book in November with us and she's got a lot of big plans for it! Check out more information ABOUT IT HERE and we'll see you on Sunday, November 10th from 3:00pm-5:00pm, in our store!

GamesDay at The Bookies!
Saturday, November 16th
Bookie Karla (our gaming expert) would like to cordially invite you to check out the newest and best games of the year in our store. We'll be welcoming representatives of the game companies in our store to demo and show you what they are most excited about. How about a special coupon from us to you for that day? Check out the bottom of this newsletter.   


The Bookies is looking for someone to help out during the holidays. Applicants must be able to work during the week and one weekend day per week and be flexible to work possibly other times
during the season.
If you are interested, please email

Sunday, November 10th: The Bravest Heart Book Launch 
Saturday, November 16th: GamesDay at The Bookies
Saturday, November 30th: Small Business Saturday