Happy Holidays to you!
In appreciation of your continued support, and to celebrate the holiday season, we have once again hand-picked more than 100 titles to satisfy a wide variety of tastes and needs - which makes them ideal for gift giving. All 100+ titles are discounted 20% through the month of December. We've included a sampling below of the many excellent titles to choose from.
also stock a great selection of gifts, including boxed holiday cards,
calendars and datebooks, Envirosax shoppers, several handbags including Baggallini and Lug, wooden toys, kid's science kits - and a
huge inventory of puzzles and games. We have about 30 different types
of small-sized games for under $10 that would make great
As always, we offer gift-wrapping free of charge, and are happy to help you find books and gifts for the more difficult folks on your list. We can special-order books, which usually arrive within a day or two.
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Most importantly, we would like to extend a very warm thank-you and our
best wishes for a wonderful holiday season. It is a privilege to be your neighborhood bookstore.
Neal Sofman, Kevin Atkin and the Staff at Bookshop West Portal
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The Annotated Brothers Grimm (The Bicentennial)
by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
A beautifully expanded volume in honor of the 200th birthday of the Brothers Grimm tales. Includes annotations that
explore the historical origins, cultural context and psychological
effects of the stories, and a biographical essay on Jacob and Wilhelm
Grimm. Both children and adults will be drawn into the enchanting world of fairy tales in this perennial favorite.
The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs
New Yorker Magazine
Only The New Yorker could amass such an unbelievable roster of talent on the subject of man's best friend. This
beautifully illustrated collection features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and
drawings from the magazine's archives.
The Black Box
by Michael Connelly
Detective Harry Bosch connects the bullet from a recent crime to a file
from 1992, the killing of a young
female photographer during the L.A. riots - a case that was never
solved. Now the detective's ballistics match indicates that her
death was not random violence, but something more personal, and
connected to a deeper intrigue. Bosch, called "one of the greats
of crime fiction" by New York Daily News, faces one of his most fraught
and perilous cases yet.
by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel
We have a limited number of autographed copies of this
beautiful book by one of America's premier chefs, featuring
recipes for all the French classics that Keller fell in love with as a
young chef apprenticing in Paris. A blend of American and French baked
goods, the recipes range from simple to complex and are easy to follow. "Keller has something for anyone interested in putting something in the oven."- Publishers Weekly
The False Prince
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
In Nielsen's thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy
filled with danger, deceit and hidden identities, an orphaned
thief named Sage is one of four boys chosen to participate in a lethal contest.
After being plucked from the streets by a nobleman named Connor, Sage
learns that Connor plans to choose one of the orphans to impersonate a
long-lost prince in the hopes of averting a civil war.
Food Lovers Guide to the World
When we travel, it is often love at first bite. This guide presents a lifetime of eating experiences that will lead you
from one end of the globe to the other. Includes
celebrity food-lover contributions, best places to find local dishes in
cities worldwide, cultural tips and how-to-eat etiquette, and more than 50
recipes to try at home.
The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Emma Thompson (illustrated by Eleanor Taylor)
Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Thompson
("Pride & Prejudice") celebrates 110 years of Peter Rabbit with a new,
original story based on the tales by Beatrix
Potter. Includes an audio CD of the story narrated by the author.
The Gershwins and Me
by Michael Feinstein
entertainer Michael Feinstein (“Ambassador of the Great American
Songbook”) was just 20 years old when he got a job with his hero, Ira
Gerswhin - a six-year partnership during which the two became close
friends. This beautifully
illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins is told
through stories of 12 of their greatest songs, and accompanied by an
original CD of those songs, performed by the author.
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses
by Ian Falconer
The precocious pig finds herself suffering from an identity crisis. It seems that every
other piggy girl (and some of the boys) all like to dress as fairy
princesses. Olivia, however, prefers a French sailor shirt,
matador pants, red bag, pearls, and a gardening hat. But wherever she
turns, there are princesses: ballets, books, bedtime stories. After she
spends the night pondering what she can be other than a princess, the
last page shows her glorious answer.
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
by David Nasaw
The celebrated historian who wrote biographies of Andrew Carnegie and William Randolph
Hearst takes on Joseph P. Kennedy - businessman, Hollywood mogul,
founding chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S.
ambassador to Britain, and, of course, father to our 35th President. The only biographer granted unrestricted access to the
Joseph P. Kennedy papers in the John F. Kennedy Presidential
Library, Nasaw tracks Kennedy's astonishing passage from East Boston outsider
to supreme Washington insider.
The Round House
by Louise Erdrich
This National Book Award winning novel,
written by a brilliant chronicler of Native American life and one of the
most revered novelists of
our time, returns to the territory of Erdrich's bestselling, Pulitzer
Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with a story that takes readers to the Ojibwe
reservation in North Dakota.
A woman living on the reservation is attacked, but is
unable to reveal details of what happened. Her 13-year-old son,
frustrated with the official investigation, sets out with his friends to
get some answers. Their
quest takes them first to the Round House, a sacred space for the
Ojibwe. And this is only the beginning.
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
by Timothy Egan
Prize-winning writer Egan
tells the riveting story behind the most famous photographs
in Native American history - and the driven, brilliant man who made
Edward Curtis was a charismatic, passionate mountaineer, and a
famous photographer. He was
32 years old in 1900 when he gave it all up to pursue his great
idea: to capture on film the Native American nation before
it disappeared. Here is the remarkable
untold story behind Curtis's iconic photographs, as he traveled
throughout Indian country in his struggle to
document the stories and rituals of more than 80 tribes - one of America's most stunning cultural achievements.
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