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“Remember the past - and await the future.”

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Deborah Harkness, from A Discovery of Witches

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Meet Deborah Harkness at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg on August 19! 

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Parent/Child Book Club
Come shop under the stars
Check out our ARC’s! There’s tons of ‘next in the series’
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A late addition to Friday Reads…

John C is reading the short story collection “Between Friends” by Israeli author Amos Oz, just recently released.

                                              

The stories are all set at a kibbutz. Kibbutzim, agricultural cooperatives, played a major role in Israel’s history. I have a special connection to this subject. I had an opportunity to work and live at a kibbutz off and on over a year and a half. (I’m a proud ex-turkey farmer.) The stories capture the unique personalities of people who live at a particular kibbutz, and illuminates the everyday problems and challenges they face. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict once again dominates world news, but the people who live in and around this conflict may actually have more pressing demands that play center stage.

lemonysnicketlibrary:

Lemony Snicket, the author responsible for A Series of Unfortunate Events, is now calling on all readers to submit sketches, portraits, illustrations, photographs, trailers, bookmarks, math notes and other art inspired by his newest book series All the Wrong Questions.
To enter this top secret contest, publicly post (or repost) your original All the Wrong Questions art by September 8, 2014 on tumblr, instagram or twitter, using the hashtag #ATWQFanArt. Participation is and should be limited to professional, nonprofessional and unprofessional artists, their associates and friends of friends.
Lemony Snicket will award 13 winners with a print of their work, a $50.00 gift certificate to their favorite bookstore, and signed copies of the All the Wrong Questions series, including the newest volume "Shouldn’t You Be in School?".
Please help keep the #ATWQFanArt contest restricted by sharing this post only with members of our organization and other people.
Questions? Ask here.

Quick! Don’t think! Just draw!

lemonysnicketlibrary:

Lemony Snicket, the author responsible for A Series of Unfortunate Events, is now calling on all readers to submit sketches, portraits, illustrations, photographs, trailersbookmarksmath notes and other art inspired by his newest book series All the Wrong Questions.

To enter this top secret contest, publicly post (or repost) your original All the Wrong Questions art by September 8, 2014 on tumblr, instagram or twitter, using the hashtag #ATWQFanArt. Participation is and should be limited to professional, nonprofessional and unprofessional artists, their associates and friends of friends.

Lemony Snicket will award 13 winners with a print of their work, a $50.00 gift certificate to their favorite bookstore, and signed copies of the All the Wrong Questions series, including the newest volume "Shouldn’t You Be in School?".

Please help keep the #ATWQFanArt contest restricted by sharing this post only with members of our organization and other people.

Questions? Ask here.

Quick! Don’t think! Just draw!

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY!!!!

Some classic friendships to check out:
Elephant & Piggie (all of the books) - Mo Willems
Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
Corduroy - Don Freeman
Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
The BFG - Roald Dahl
Frog & Toad - Arnold Lobel
and many many more

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY!!!!

Some classic friendships to check out:

  • Elephant & Piggie (all of the books) - Mo Willems
  • Winnie the Pooh - A.A. Milne
  • Corduroy - Don Freeman
  • Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White
  • The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
  • Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling
  • The BFG - Roald Dahl
  • Frog & Toad - Arnold Lobel

and many many more

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jubilantics:

Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald

Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).

THIS IS MY FAVORITE THING

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Happy Birthday, Penguin, and Thanks for Inventing the Modern Paperback Book

politicsprose:

Happy birthday, penguinclassics!

thepenguinpress:

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8 Great New Books By Women You Should Definitely Read
2014 has been deemed the “Year of Reading Women.”  Let’s support this movement!
The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Black Vodka: Ten Stories by Deborah Levy
I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Off Course by Michelle Huneven
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
 

thepenguinpress:

via HuffPost

8 Great New Books By Women You Should Definitely Read

2014 has been deemed the “Year of Reading Women.”  Let’s support this movement!

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Black Vodka: Ten Stories by Deborah Levy

I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-sook Shin

The Vacationers by Emma Straub

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Off Course by Michelle Huneven

Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

 

Read this beautifully illustrated graphic novelization of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book while listening to the man himself here.
Trust me, it’s more than worth it

Read this beautifully illustrated graphic novelization of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book while listening to the man himself here.

Trust me, it’s more than worth it

Section Tour Sunday - Mystery Novels with Liz

Sunday section tours went missing for awhile there. To commemorate their return we’re taking a look through McNally Robinson’s Mystery section with section manager Liz. 
1) Any exciting news about your section?
Peter May, the multi award-winning author of numerous crime thrillers, including the internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy, in conversation and signing the Fin MacLeod crime thrillers The Black House and The Lewis Man will be here on September 16th
Last summer, I picked up a advance reading copy of The Black House and was quickly drawn in by the haunting landscape of the remote Isle of Lewis, situated in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, and the glimpses into Fin MacLeod’s boyhood spent there. 
On November 17th McNally Robinson is hosting No. 1 bestselling crime and thriller writer, Peter James, in conversation with Terry MacLeod CBC Radio One 89.3 FM/990 AM’s The Weekend Morning Show and signing his latest book Want You Dead.  Want You Dead is the tenth book in the Detective Roy Grace series.

2)What should people be aware of in your section that they maybe aren’t?
  In addition to current bestsellers, we carry old favourites like Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammett, and Arthur Conan Doyle.  Sherlock Holmes is definitely holding his own against the likes of Harry Hole and Jack Reacher.  

I would like to bring attention to the Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo Inspector Martin Beck series.  Writing in Sweden of the 1960’s, they have been called the “best writers of police procedural in the world”  by The Birmingham Post and were among the first to incorporate a social consciousness into their work. 
 


3)What are you hand selling these days?
Roseanna, the first Martin Beck Mystery, is the the  book I hand sell most frequently. In addition, I often hand sell Jussi Adler-Olsen’s books from the Department Q Series.  Customers enjoy this series featuring homicide detective Carl Morck.  
For the past month or so, we have had a display called “First in the Series”, promoting the first books of many different series. Included are the familiar, such as Henning Mankel’s Faceless Killers and Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason, alongside new mysteries such as Becky Masterman with the first Bridget Quinn #1 Rage Against the Dying or Belgium’s Pieter Aspe Square of Revenge.    

In the future, a small portion of the Mystery section will be allocated to books which are the firsts in many more series.

4)Any new trends? 
We are looking forward to a new release from the always popular Louise Penny, A Long Way Homecoming in August.  Penny’s How the Light Gets In is releasing in paperback on July 29th.

5)Any perfect mysteries for the cabin?
The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affaira first book release for Switzerland’s Joel Dicker, sold more than two million copies in Europe and has been on several ‘summer reads’ lists.  It will be interesting to see how it is received in Canada.

More Summer Reads:
The Black-Eyed Blonde: A Philip Marlowe Novel Benjamin Black
New Philip Kerr novel Prayer 
The Son by Jo Nesbo
Black Rock by John McFetridge
6)What should we look forward to in the section?

I am personally looking forward to delving into The Last Policeman Series by Ben H. Winters, mysteries set in pre-apocalyptic United States.