Books and Giftsi

Books and Giftsi

This photo is of Henry, one of our adopted bookstore cats. We have had several over our 40 plus years of business. First was Puddy Wuddy Bell, a black and white cat who appeared from under our aged building. There is a great picture of her posing herself next to an exact china replica of herself.
Shreddy is the cat most people remember. He would fall asleep, upright, on top of any flat surface, then gradually, his head would droop until it touched his toes, and there he would remain. Henry was our most recent cat. The only funny cat we’ve ever known. He may have had an injury to his hindquarters, or a birth defect, because he was incredibly clumsy. He couldn’t jump to a rail, but had to haul himself up, then h’d probably fall off!
He wagged his tail, very thick and muscular, when he was happy. He loved our garden, and would stalk through beds with just the tip of his tail showing.
Then he’d run to us, and fall over midway.

HAMISH is here! Another orange cat, perhaps two years old, he came to
us from Judy Latta’s glass shop on the bayfront. She does a cat rescue/neuter program, supported by proceeds from her shop. Hamish was
a part feral cat who lived around an old man’s home. He is a charmer. Loves to be outside, at ease with dogs. When the weather cools enough to have the doors closed here, we will bring him in a few days a week. After six weeks, he is adjusting well, comes to meet us each day, also a great tail
wagger

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

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WE HAVE EXCELLENT SECTIONS OF MYSTERIES, FICTION, HISTORY
BIOGRAPHY, ESSAY. COOKING, OREGON both fiction and history, AND
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 2014 WILL BE OUR 43rd 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.
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READING GLASSES
fabulous new designs, only 7.99 and ones with bamboo side pieces, 15.00
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BRASS CHIMES WITH BELLS. there are cats, dogs, fish, with wonderful expressive faces,

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    BOOKS WE HAVE DISCOVERED 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. Roguey & Kate

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. Roguey.

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 last .

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 for example). “fans will enjoy Holt’s stylish writing, dry wit, and clever plots.” (Booklist.) They are mostly out of print, but are gradually 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. 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. Hazel Holt is by no means a Jane Austen, but has some of the qualities of character, village life, and country side descriptions

NATURAL HISTORY and SCIENCE
In a world of many native plant field guides, my favorite remains PLANTS OF
THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST, from Lone Pine Publishing.
While all technical descriptions are factual and useful, I find the native populations’ use of many of these plants, noted at the bottom of all citings, to be fascinating. The guide includes trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatics,
“oddballs” ferns & allies, mosses, liverworts & lichens. Kate.

On another note, in 1881, Charles Darwin wrote a book recording his studies of earthworms. I haven’t read it (yet), but I certainly have read (twice)
THE EARTH MOVED, by the great Amy Stewart. Yes, another wholeeeeee book on earthworms. Stewart states “earthworms are the custodians of the planet” and proceeds to prove it in humorous, glowing, scientific, eye-popping prose.
Try it Kate & Roguey

Who isn’t a cloudspotter? One thing I miss about leaving England is the lack
of clouds, or rather, the all or nothing of clouds, here. There they race or
dawdle across the sky constantly. A completely blue sky is rare, also a solid
gray one. My cloud guide is CLOUDSPOTTER’S GUIDE, by Gavin Pretor-Pinney. Each chapter is headed by a woodcut like illustration that are
worthy of framing. His information is in a narrative style, and refers to
painters, (della Francesca chose to populate his azure skies with Altocumulus lenticularis). Lenticular clouds are the first ones I learned from
his book, also the easiest. They are the flying saucer clouds seen at mountain tops. You’ll see them on Highway 20. This book can be read almost like a novel. Roguey

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