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Happy Holidays!
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December 2017  
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From Catherine Weller 
Ah December! It's a month filled with so many lovely smells. Christmas cookies, pine, latkes, panatone, and (for my family, as well as countless New Mexicans and Mexicans) tamales. There's another scent people encounter this time of year: that book smell. You know it. It's a curious combination of leather, paper and glue. People walk into our store, inhale and comment on it all the time.

catherine I have to confess that I don't notice the smell of books as easily as many people. I think it's because I'm surrounded by it most of the time. It is my pleasure and honor to work among books "full time." Though I work primarily with the new books, the used and rare books are all around. After a day of working with books I go to a lovely home, its walls -- and many available surfaces --covered with books.

Books can make a home lovely, indeed can make a home, in many ways. They soften sound in rooms, look great on shelves, and even make the occupants look smart. Books also help people make their homes in that other way: readers can learn to cook and even clean, to repair, to paint, to decorate and arrange. Most importantly books enlighten and entertain us; draw us into other worlds while comfortably ensconced in our own. When I go home at night and close my front door on the world, I open another one when I sit on the couch and pick up whatever book I'm reading. It's delightful. I don't think I'm the only one who believes that a person who is happy when she is home is in a good home.

You too can fill your home and the homes of your friends with that book smell, and the joy that accompanies it. All you have to do is find the right books. It is our pleasure to assist you.

Happy Reading. Happy Holidays. And Happy New Year.
From Tony Weller 
Boston's DeWolfe, Fiske and Company printed popular books between 1880 and 1905. They were best known for inexpensive but ornate reprints of popular literature but they also produced numerous lines of juvenile books. We recently acquired six delightful thin sextodecimo juvenile volumes printed around 1890. These little books have cloth spines and glossy color illustrated paper-covered boards. They are available individually.
 
The Three Kittens by (S.?)E. Bennett. $50
Miss Mischief
by E. Nesbit. $60
Dear Little Buttercup
by Edric Vredenburg. $60
The New Pets
, unattributed. $60
Fireside Fancies by Edric Vredenburg. $40 (detached text block) 
Very Pretty by S. E. Bennett. $60
 
Each of these charming volumes contains four delicate, charming and well-printed full color illustrations. Oooh!
December Events 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 8 PM 
Free  Play Reading Sweat by Lynn Nottag e. Presented and directed by Dr. Richard Scharine. In one of the poorest cities in America, a group of factory workers struggle to keep their lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near future. Lynn Nottage is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards.
 
 
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 6:30 PM
Western myster writer C. M. Wendleboe reads and s igns Hunting the Five Point Killer. Former detective Arn Anderson never thought he'd be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. But he doesn't seem to be the only one coming out of retirement. On the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back.


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 3 PM
Susan Lehman reads and signs her True Crime books.
Visions of Ted Bundy: The Psychic and the Chi Omega Murders:
reporter Helen Baxter is approached by a young music student, who claims to have provided key details that led to the capture of Bundy, thanks to his visions. Was there a psychic link between Joseph and the killer?
Echoes from the Mind: The Psychic and the Gainesville Student Murders: Helen Baxter performs her own investigation of Florida murders with the help of several unusual sources: psychics. Would they be able to provide the police with enough credible information to stop the killings?
       
 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 3 PM
Weller Book Works and We Olive present our next in the Books and Cooks Culinary Competition: Xmas Cookies ! Do you have a family recipe or original creations? This battle is for you!
Contact Lane for entry details: lane@wellerbookworks.com, or 801-328-2586. There will be giveaways and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Judging is done blind, with a three judge panel. We'd love to see you there! And if you don't want to compete, come watch to be part of the fun and taste some awesome Christmas treats!
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