Books and Giftsi

Books and Giftsi

This photo is of Henry, our adopted bookstore cat. He arrived last spring, and settled himself right in. He is about 5, He lives mostly at Ed and Roguey’s house, because of our alarm system. He generally comes in Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but not in summer when the doors are open! He is a very sweet friendly cat, loud purr, tolerant of children.

Very sadly, in July, Henry didn’t come running to meet us when we came home. We were very worried because although he loved being out in our
garden, he was very much a homebody. Coyotes have recently returned
to the area, and we think that’s what happened to him In May we
will be looking for an older orange male that needs a home

The bookstore is open from 10 a.m. to 5 pm Monday through Thursday, til 8 p.m.on Friday, and 11.30 a.m. til 3 p.m. on Saturday. We are closed on Sunday.

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WE HAVE EXCELLENT SECTIONS OF MYSTERIES, FICTION, HISTORY
BIOGRAPHY, ESSAY. COOKING, OREGON both fiction and history, AND
RECENT TITLES IN HARDCOVER.AND PAPERBACK.

WE SPECIALIZE IN CHILDREN’S’ BOOKS: FROM BOARD BOOKS FOR BABIES; PICTURE BOOKS FOR 2-7 YEAR OLDS; AND FICTION FOR
7-12 YEAR OLDS AND YOUNG ADULT, 12 AND UP. WE CARRY ALMOST
ALL OF THE POPULAR SERIES, AND KEEP CURRENT ON NEW ADDITIONS TO THEM. DOVER COLORING BOOKS ARE IN CONSTANT
DEMAND, AND WE GET THEM IN WEEKLY,

WE ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT ALL OUR BOOKS, AND CAN RECOMMEND FOR ANY AGE, FROM BABY BOOKS ON.

SINCE WE CAN NO LONGER CARRY ALL THE BOOKS WE WOULD LIKE, IF YOU ORDER BY 3.30 P.M. WE WILL HAVE YOUR BOOKS BY 10 A.M. THE NEXT DAY WITH THE OCCASIONAL EXCEPTION.

Researching and finding books people are looking for is something we love doing, and we are good at it!

We offer good service, good communication, a sense of humor, and an eye for detail. We stock books we like, and our customers appreciate that, while current bestsellers and back stock are also well represented. We have work by local authors too.

A quote from a customer today, I’ve been looking on the internet for this

(not a book!), and here is exactly what I want in my local bookstore.

DECEMBER 2013 WILL BE OUR 42nd ANNIVERSARY. ED AND ROGUEY OPENED THE BOOKSTORE ONE SMALL ROOM, WITH ABOUT 30 SHELVES OF BOOKS.
THANKS TO YOU, WE WERE ABLE TO GROW INTO HALF OF THE BUILDING. THE RESTAURANT OCCUPIES THE OTHER HALF OF OUR
6,000 SQ. FOOT BUILDING.

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We have a display of publisher’s releases every week. All books now have what’s called a street smart date, which is almost always a Tuesday for some reason, so we thought it would be fun to have a special place just for those books. So far, it has had considerable interest especially for those who don’t get to read Publisher’s Weekly.
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TSHIRTS
If you like interesting & unusual T-shirts, we have them. Seal Rock artist Scott Shisler silk screens on high quality shirts, then hand-paints over them,
so each design is an original. Adult sizes from 30.00 to 48.00
We now have lovely V-neck shirts for a more feminine look. New thi
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READING GLASSES
fabulous new designs, only 7.99 and ones with bamboo side pieces, 15.00
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OUR MOST POPULAR SOAP THIS WINTER
Kala style from Sweden, Sea Salt soap! Seaweed soap, and new, hemp oil soap, avocado soap and cedar wood soap
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BOOKS WE HAVE LOVED RECENTLY (NOT NECESSARILY NEW RELEASES)
Paul Adams mysteries, set in Italy, are funny, clever, and for anyone who has an interest, even only slight, in music, history of music, the making and repairing of violins, plus excellent plots and people, are must reads. There
is violence, in that people are killed, but not gratuitous.

A series that’s been out of print in this country is being reissued. the
author is Barry Maitland, and the series features detectives Brock and Kolla
They are great. The first one is the Marx Sisters. There are now eleven.
I have a copy of the Marx Sisters in an old Penguin green spine edition,
which I recently re-read. Terrific.

I am reading the third in the Jane Casey police procedural, with a heroine
of Irish background, raised in London, who feels no belonging to either
world. Each book is more complex and interesting than the lasto

One of my favorite comfort authors is Hazel Holt. She writes what could
be classed as cozy mysteries, along the lines of Agatha Christie.
Her detective is a middle aged housewife, in a small village along the southwest coast of England. She has dog/s, cat/s, a growing to adult son, throughout the series. Wicked descriptions of regular characters (her best friend’s mother). “fans will enjoy Holt’s stylish writing, dry wit, and clever plots.” (Booklist.) They are mostly out of print, but are being re-released. During the second world war my mother kept all of Jane Austen’s books on her bedside table, and read from first to last over and over again, for comfort. Hazel Holt is not a Jane Austen, but not too far from it. We lived on the east coast of England, in Suffolk, surrounded by English and American airforce bases, and were in direct line of the bombers heading for London, although not usually a bombing target directly.

If you are reading for excitement, a Danish author, Jussi Adler-Olson, is excellent. ""Better writing and more humor, and less graphic torture.than
Steig Larsson"" I have just read the first, Keeper of Lost Causes.
Another Scandinavian novelist, Mons Kallentoft, is also very good, I am
almost finished with the first one.

Non-fiction -history, biography, nature writing next week

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