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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It's our Fourth Anniversary and we want to thank you for all your wonderful support. We appreciate the fact that you have choices, and we are honored that you have selected us as your independent neighborhood bookstore!

During our Anniversary Sale, all books, cards and gifts are 20% OFF for three days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 4th, 5th and 6th.

Below you will find featured titles that are great for summer reading as well as gift ideas for Dads and Grads, and will give you a sense of the breadth of our selection.

Don't miss this great event!

13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
by Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Authors Johnson - one of the most prominent and frequently cited economists in America - and Kwak give a wide-ranging, meticulous, and bracing account of recent U.S. financial history. They examine not only how Wall Street's ideology, wealth, and political power among policy makers in Washington led to the financial debacle of 2008, but also what the lessons learned portend for the future.

The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
by Richard Holmes

Brilliantly conceived as a relay of scientific stories, The Age of Wonder investigates the earliest ideas of deep time and space, and the explorers of "dynamic science," of an infinite, mysterious Nature waiting to be discovered.

The Angel's Game The Angel's Game
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

From the author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind comes a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love. Through a dizzyingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blends into a masterful story.

The Baseball Codes The Baseball Codes
by Jason Turbow (with Michael Duca)

This hilarious, surprising, and vastly entertaining book uncovers the hidden rules of baseball. Players talk about the game as never before, breaking the code of secrecy that surrounds so much of baseball, both on the field and in the clubhouse.

Beatrice and Virgil Beatrice and Virgil
by Yann Martel

From the award-winning, bestselling author of Life of Pi comes a mesmerizing exploration of the limitations of language in understanding and describing the horrors of the Holocaust. When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey - named Beatrice and Virgil - and the epic journey they undertake together.

The Bolter The Bolter
by Frances Osborne

In an age of bolters - women who broke the rules and fled their marriages - Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her relentless affairs, wild sex parties, and brazen flaunting of convention shocked high society and inspired countless writers and artists, from Nancy Mitford to Greta Garbo. Called "brilliant and utterly divine" by Michael Korda of The Daily Beast.

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
by David Remnick

Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick of The New Yorker has written the first book that fully investigates the circumstances and experiences of Obama's life and explores the ambition behind his rise. Those familiar with Obama's own bestselling memoir or his campaign speeches know the touchstones and details that he chooses to emphasize, but now we have a portrait, at once masterly and fresh, nuanced and unexpected, of a young man in search of himself, and of a rising politician determined to become the first African-American president.

Cakewalk: A Memoir Cakewalk: A Memoir
by Kate Moses

From the author of the internationally acclaimed Wintering: A Novel of Sylvia Plath comes a funny, touching memoir of a crummy - and crumby - childhood. Growing up in the 1960s and '70s, Moses was surrounded by sugar: Twinkies in the basement freezer, honey on fried chicken, Baby Ruth bars in her father's sock drawer. But sweetness of the more intangible variety was harder to come by. Her parents were far too preoccupied with their mutual misery to notice its effects on their kids. Moses leavens each tale of her coming-of-age with a recipe from her lifetime of confectionary obsession.

The City & the City The City & the City
by China Mieville

New York Times bestselling author Mieville delivers his most accomplished novel yet, an existential thriller set in a city unlike any other - real or imagined. Named one of the best books of the year by The Los Angeles Times, The Seattle Times and Publishers Weekly.

Commencement Commencement
by J. Courtney Sullivan

This humorous debut novel offers a fascinating portrait of the first generation of women who have all the opportunities in the world, but no clear idea about what to choose. Four very different young women develop a bond when they are assigned to the same dorm in their freshman year of college. The narrative follows these unlikely friends through college and the years beyond, brilliantly capturing the complicated landscape facing young women today.

Dark Places Dark Places
by Gillian Flynn

In Flynn's follow-up to Sharp Objects, the sole survivor of a family massacre is pushed into revisiting a past she'd much rather leave alone.

Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat
by Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D.

Author Snyderman is a medical doctor, medical journalist, and veteran of the diet wars. She addresses why diet myths - such as your weight is your fault, dieting is a waste of time, carbs are bad/good for you, calories don't count, etc. - get in the way of what should be the simple and even joyful endeavor of reaching and maintaining your ideal weight. In their place, Snyderman reveals 101 surprising truths - muscle doesn't weigh more than fat, you can eat after 8 p.m. and not gain weight, you can eat dessert for dinner when on a diet, and 98 more.

The Double Comfort Safari Club The Double Comfort Safari Club
by Alexander McCall Smith

The delightful new installment in Smith's bestselling series finds Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi traveling to the north of Botswana to visit a safari lodge, where there have been several unexplained and troubling events - including the death of one of the guests.

Every Last One Every Last One
by Anna Quindlen

The New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine and Blessings creates an unforgettable portrait of a suburban family and the explosive, violent consequences of what seem like inconsequential actions. When one of Mary Beth Latham's sons becomes depressed, she becomes so focused on him that she is blindsided by a shocking act of violence.

Fathers & Daughters & Sports Fathers & Daughters & Sports
featuring Jim Craig, Chris Evert, Mike Golic, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Sally Jenkins, Steve Rushin, Bill Simmons, and Others

A collection of essays by a stellar roster of sports journalists, champion athletes and celebrated writers. Whether the stories take place on a court, rink, diamond, in the dressage arena, or in the press box, they are universal in appeal, and will touch the hearts of anyone who has ever shot hoops, kicked the ball around, or played catch with a parent or child.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
by Stieg Larsson

The third and final book in Larsson's internationally bestselling Millennium Trilogy. Lisbeth Salander teeters between life and death in a Swedish hospital. Accused of three murders, she must prove her innocence and plot revenge against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that nearly destroyed her life. "...A tantalizing double finale - first idyllic, then frenetic..Larsson has made the literary moods of saga and soap opera converge - with suspense as the adhesive." - Independent

The Girl Who Played with Fire The Girl Who Played with Fire
by Stieg Larsson

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal bestseller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo features Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, as the focus and fierce heart of its story.

The God of the Hive The God of the Hive
by Laurie R. King

In the mesmerizing, powerful conclusion to the blockbuster hit The Language of Bees, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are each on the trail of exposing a ruthless villain. Will being apart help them solve a devilishly difficult mystery, or make them easier targets?

The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

Chabris and Simons, creators of one of psychology's most famous experiments, use remarkable stories and counter-intuitive scientific findings to demonstrate an important truth: "Our minds don't work the way we think they do." We think we see ourselves and the world as they really are, but we're actually missing a whole lot. The authors combine the work of other researchers with their own findings on attention, perception, memory, and reasoning to reveal how faulty intuitions often get us into trouble.

La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language
by Dianne Hales

La Bella Lingua is the story of how a language shaped a nation, told against the backdrop of one woman's personal quest to speak fluent Italian. Hales brings the story of her decades-long experience with "the world's most loved and lovable language" together with explorations of Italy's history, literature, art, music, movies, lifestyle, and food in a true "opera amorosa" - a labor of her love of Italy.

The Lake Shore Limited The Lake Shore Limited
by Sue Miller

In this spellbinding new novel from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Senator's Wife, the lives of four unforgettable characters grappling with loss are brought together and deeply changed by a play called "The Lake Shore Limited," about an imagined terrorist bombing of a train pulling into Union Station in Chicago.

Lark and Termite Lark and Termite
by Jayne Anne Phillips

Award-winning author Phillips has written a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen-year-old Lark and her handicapped brother, Termite, who live in West Virginia in the 1950s. Their mother, Lola, is absent, while their aunt, Nonie, raises them as her own, and Termite's father, Corporal Robert Leavitt, is caught up in the early days of the Korean War. A story of the power of loss and love, the echoing ramifications of war, family secrets, dreams and ghosts - and the unseen, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain a family.

Let the Great World Spin Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann

In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in bestselling novelist McCann's stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people.

Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits
by Barney Hoskyns

Here is the first serious biography to cut through the myths and make sense of the life and career of beloved icon Tom Waits. British journalist Hoskyns - who has spent much of his professional life as an L.A. correspondent for England's New Musical Express and Mojo, and has published several books on music and pop culture - has gained unprecedented access to Waits' inner circle, and draws on interviews he has done with Waits over the years in this unique take on one of rock's great enigmas.

My Father's Tears and Other Stories My Father's Tears and Other Stories
by John Updike

In his remarkable final collection, Updike revisits his people, places and themes - Americans in suburbs, cities, and small towns grappling with faith and infidelity - in vivid portraits of the aged, people for whom the past has become paramount. "Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned." That's how Updike describes an elderly character; he might have been talking about himself. My Father's Tears is a superb set of tales that is a vital and unforgettable farewell.

Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures
by Robert K. Wittman (with John Shiffman)

Armed with a scholar's passion, a con man's smile, and a daredevil's nerves, Wittman - former leader of the FBI's Art Crime Team - had pulled off undercover operations all over the world. In Priceless, readers learn about the greatest unsolved art heist of the 20th century.

Rogues' Gallery Rogues' Gallery
by Michael Gross

From the leading chronicler of the American rich comes the first independent, unauthorized look at the saga of the nation's greatest museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this endlessly entertaining follow-up to his bestselling social history 740 Park, Gross pulls back the shades of secrecy that have long shrouded the upper class's cultural and philanthropic ambitions and maneuvers. The Metropolitan, Gross writes, "is a huge alchemical experiment, turning the worst of man's attributes - extravagance, lust, gluttony, acquisitiveness, envy, avarice, greed, egotism, and pride - into the very best, transmuting deadly sins into priceless treasure." The book covers the entire 138-year history of the Met, focusing on the museum's most colorful characters.

Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend
by Larry Tye

A superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of the struggle and triumph of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy "Satchel" Paige, an African-American pitcher in a segregated America.

Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm Soul of a Dog: Reflections on the Spirits of the Animals of Bedlam Farm
by Jon Katz

Do animals have souls? Some of our greatest thinkers - Aristotle, Plato, Thomas Aquinas - and countless animal lovers have been obsessed with this question for thousands of years. New York Times bestselling author Katz looks for the answer with his signature wisdom, humor, and clarity, as he relates the stories of the animals he lives with on Bedlam Farm.

South of Broad South of Broad
by Pat Conroy

Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered - and shadowed - by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of high school outsiders. Spanning two turbulent decades, these friends will endure until a final test forces them to face something none of them are prepared for. South of Broad is Conroy at his finest.

Stone's Fall Stone's Fall
by Iain Pears

In his most dazzling novel since the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Pears presents a vast historical mystery, ambitious and ingeniously complex. At his London home, John Stone falls out of a window to his death. A financier and arms dealer, Stone was a man so wealthy that he was able to manipulate markets, industries, and indeed entire countries and continents. Did he jump, was he pushed, or was it merely a tragic accident? His alluring and enigmatic widow hires a young crime reporter to investigate.

Strength in What Remains Strength in What Remains
by Tracy Kidder

Kidder tells the unforgettable story of Deo, who arrives in the United States from Burundi in search of a new life. Having survived a civil war and genocide, Deo lands at JFK airport with two hundred dollars, no English, and no contacts. He ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores. Then he begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing. Kidder, through Deo's story, provides brilliant testament to the power of second chances, and shows us what it means to be fully human.

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