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We had a wonderful holiday season and met a whole bunch of new folks. I know, it's something that happens all the time we hope. But I don't take it for granted. It's a gas to be downtown, and we love meeting so many new friends.

Take a look at our new arrivals below. The links will take you to the books for more information and to order them, in print or ebook format where available.

Thank you for all your support and feedback,
Happy Reading,

Luan


AMONG THE ARRIVALS THIS WEEK


Abundance Now, Amplify Your Life & Achieve Prosperity Today by Lisa Nichols $25.99
Twenty years ago, Lisa Nichols was a single mother dependent on public assistance and jumping from one dead-end job to the next. Determined to break out of the defeatist mindset, negative behavior, and bad habits that were holding her back from success, she resolved to change her life. Today, she leads the life of her dreams.
Foreword by Steve Harvey.




Calm, Calm the Mind, Change the World by Michael Acton Smith $19.99  Achieving mindfulness doesn't require a huge lifestyle shift or special training. It's about mastering simple habits that work with the demands of your busy life. It uses the abilities you're born with: creativity, spontaneity, and awareness of the world around you. There are no rules to follow or break. Everyone can achieve calm-including you.Based on the popular iPhone app, a visually exciting, practical, and playful interactive guide to twenty-first century meditation that provides simple tools, tricks, and habits to find tranquility and focus, improve creativity and productivity, achieve better mental and physical health, and ultimately transform your life.  We love this creative, easy to use, and calming book!

The Past by Tessa Hadley $26.99
With five novels and two collections of stories, Tessa Hadley has earned a reputation as a fiction writer of remarkable gifts. She brings all of her considerable skill and an irresistible setup toThe Past, a novel in which three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house.
These three weeks may be their last time there; the upkeep is prohibitive, and they may be forced to sell this beloved house filled with memories of their shared past (their mother took them there to live when she left their father). Yet beneath the idyllic pastoral surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them.

Petty, The Biography by Warren Zanes $30  An intimate account of the life of the iconic rock-and-roll star traces his rural Southern upbringing, the stories behind his most famous songs and his collaborations with such fellow artists as George Harrison, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.
I first learned of Tom Petty as a naive freshman in college. I've been a fan ever since. Check out this new bio.






The Art of Star Wars, The Force Awakens by Phil Szostak with a foreword by Rick Carter $40.00  Taken with the movie? Want more to pore over like sketches, scenes, schematics and the like? Here's the book for you. Or that person who took you to the movie. Or the one who took you to the first one so many years ago.....
FOR THE YOUNGER READER

My Chinatown, One Year in Poems by Kam Mak $6.99 
Chinatown-a place of dragons and dreams, fireflies and memories.
Chinatown-full of wonder and magic, fireworks on New Year's Day, and a delicious smell on every corner.
Chinatown-where every day brings something familiar and something wondrously new to a small boy.
Chinatown-home!
Kam Mak grew up in a place of two cultures, one existing within the other. Using extraordinarily beautiful paintings and moving poems, he shares a year of growing up in this small city within a city called Chinatown.

Silly Wonderful You by Sherri Duskey Rinker with illustrations by Patrick McDonnell $17.99  4-8 years old but great for new and expecting parents!
Before YOU came along, so many things were different!
But now . . .
There's laughter, a house full of adventures and toys, a million little surprises. . . . And so much love.



Hillary Rodham Clinton, Some Girls are Born to Lead by MIchelle Markel with illustrations by LeUyen Pham $17.99  4-8 years
How do you talk about prominent people or who the candidates for president are? They're on the tv and in the paper all the time. Here's a picture book about Hillary Clinton that will help with one of them.

 



Events
Join us to meet authors in person.

Saturday, January 16 @ 6pm
Melissa Price, Laina Villenueve, Karin Kallmaker
**Lesbian fiction writers.**

Wednesday, January 20 @ 6pm
Susan Cox and her debut mystery novel
The Man on the Washing Machine



Saturday, February 6 @ 5pm

Kimber Simpkins and her new book
52 Ways to Love Your Body



Saturday, February 13 @ 6pm
Mehrsa Baradaran
How the Other Half Banks
**current events**


Saturday, March 5 @ 4pm

Jeri Westerson and the latest Crispin novel
The Silence of the Stones
**medieval noir**

Featured Artist On the Walls

Shane Donahue


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