Dear Reader,
    It has been fascinating going to an online platform exclusively. There have been digital kinks to work out, and a few other logistical issues. But it's been a great learning experience.

   The new website has been a hit! I have a number of lists under the Children's Books heading- the garden cat, just click on the picture. They're pretty great year end lists and I keep finding titles to put on my recommendation page.

   Please go check out the Vault titles. They are the titles I have on hand and they're available for delivery to Cafe Santana locally, or pretty quick shipping anywhere.
   Otherwise, order anything else and have it shipped to you directly. Having things shipped to me first can be dicey with the porch thefts happening.
   I'm watching orders carefully to make sure if they're for the holidays I process them quickly.

   Find out if you neighborhood school needs or wants books. You can order them here and have them sent directly to the library or teachers!

   Take a look at some of the new and wonderful books out now below!
Take care of each other,

       What's that address again?

Great Vegan Meals for the Carnivorous Family

Do you have a variety of eaters coming over? Having a party and need to accommodate the unexpected vegan? This will help you avoid that awkward moment when you realize there's nothing for them to eat. Plus, some of these recipes are pretty great for everyone.
PS. Don't forget dessert.

The Vintage Baker

My friend Karen, queen of midcentury, recommends this book and that's good enough for me. "This keepsake cookbook features fetching retro patterns and illustrations, luscious photography, an embossed foil cover, and-surprise! -a tiny, vintage-style, booklet inside. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this sweet package."

Fire & Blood

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen-the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria-took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

Once Upon a River

"Time to settle down for a story. It begins, as good stories should, with the rescue of a pair of strangers on a winter night. Though all is not as it seems in Diane Setterfield's latest, as Once Upon a River quickly delves into a mystery. The young girl was dead when she was pulled from the river, but hours later she begins to breathe. As the story of her revival spreads, more than one member of the village feels mysteriously drawn to her. Could she be their missing child, estranged granddaughter, long-lost sister?

Dog Man, Brawl of the Wild

This is the 6th Dog Man book and if you have a fan in the house you know how exciting this is. The release date is December 24 so order your copy now so that it ships then.
Is Dog Man bad to the bone? The heroic hound is sent to the pound for a crime he didn't commit! While his pals work to prove his innocence, Dog Man struggles to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he ever fully fit in with one?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Don't forget holiday classics.


 The Polar Express
'Twas the Night Before Christmas

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