Dear Friends and Book Lovers,
I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, November 18, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot.
Collectors Corner: To continue with our holiday gift theme, we begin with five beautiful Egyptian prints in gold on papyrus. All are frame worthy with subjects that include an Egyptian princess, archer in chariot, Pharaoh with two attendants, ancient Egyptian ship with rowers and cup-bearers.
Continuing in the Egyptian mode, we have an archeological book, DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES by Harry Rimmer with many interesting photos (1943, $2.50) and two fictional books set in Egypt, THE SUMMONS by A. E. W. Mason (1920, $2) and—what else—THE EGYPTIAN by Mika Waltari (1949, $5).
Books with a biographical and historical bent include: CRUCIBLES: THE LIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF GREAT CHEMISTS by Bernard Jaffe (1930, $2); LINCOLN’S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, a pictorial interpretation painted by James Daugherty (1947, $2); HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY by Merle D’Aubigne (1872, $9); and THE FAMOUS MEN AND GREAT EVENTS OF THE 19TH CENTURY by Charles Morris (1899, $8).
In Classics and Poetry, look for BUNYAN’S COMPLETE WORKS (pre-1908, $3); RUSKIN’S WORKS ($4 for the 2-volume set); 2 volumes in THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE (1904, $3 for the 2 volumes); THIS RULING PASSION by Henry Van Dyke (1910, $2); LOWELL’S COMPLETE POEMS (1897, $2); THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS (1895, $2); and RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM (1947, in slipcase, $3.50).
We have two interesting foreign language books: ALTES UND NEUES: A GERMAN READER FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS by Karl Seeligmann (1898, printed in the old script of the time, $2.50) and CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH READER FOR BEGINNERS by Henry Bierman and Colman Frank (1915, $2).
Miscellaneous entries include WAKE UP AND GARDEN: THE COMPLETE MONTH-BY-MONTH MANUAL by Ruth Cross (1942, $2); for the friend born in 1960, THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 1960 ($3); and from the 1996 Olympics, ATLANTA 96, a very nice memorial copy in slipcase ($5).
We two science fiction entries: THE IRON DREAM by Norman Spinard (1972, $2) and a beautiful Easton Press edition of Alfred Bester’s THE DEMOLISHED MAN with an introduction by Kurt Vonnegut and artwork by Vincent Di Fate (1986, $3.50).
If you are interested in music, you might consider a facsimile of JACOB ECKHARD’S CHOIRMASTER’S BOOK OF 1809 (1971, $2). We also have sheet music, including 2 Irving Berlin melodies for $3; 3 Al Jolson and George Gershwin tunes ($4); Nat King Cole singing TOO YOUNG ($1.50); and two recorder books by the Trapp Family Singers ($2 for both).
Next, we arrive at the Children’s Books. Long ago, beginning in 1836, William McGuffey’s readers burst upon the American educational scene. We have the entire 7-volume set in a 1982 reprint, hardbacks in slipcase ($10). Dr. Seuss also made news in the schools with his beginning reader THE CAT IN THE HAT, but before that, he published some delightful children’s stories like THE KING’S STILTS (1939, $2). From United Educators, Inc. we have THE JUNIOR INSTRUCTION BOOK 1 and 2 (1953, $4 for the two volumes). These are really neat, filled with stories, songs, activities and pictures in vibrant color. Another early reader is LITTLE DIXIE by Ethel Crumpton and Frances Spiller (1944, $1.50). COUNTRY COUSINS by Walter Dyer (1927, $2) has nature tales and lovely illustrations by Charles Livingston Bull. STANDARD BIBLE STORY READERS by Lillie Faris (1927, $2) also has some nice color pictures. Finally, THE REAL BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY by William Gottleib (1957, $2) takes you back to the days of film and the old-fashioned camera.
As always, and especially before Thanksgiving, we end with cookbooks: CAMPBELL COOKBOOK by Carolyn Campbell ($2) and THE AMERICAN WOMAN’S COOKBOOK, edited by Ruth Berolzheimer (1941, $3).
A Big Announcement: The library is switching to a new system for streaming movies, music and audio books. This means the book sale will be receiving all donated music CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray. Blu-ray movies will sell for a dollar and we have 30 of them including: ARRIVAL, AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY, THE BOOK THIEF, DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 3, DEAR JOHN, DOLPHIN TALE, THE HELP, SELMA, THE DESCENDANTS and more. Many of these contain a DVD copy which you will get free with the purchase of the Blu-ray disc. Look for many wonderful DVD’s for children and grown-ups in the regular section.
I have yet another announcement that affects the special sale table. We are cleaning out our inventory and have decided to offer special “surprise” bags in the many categories we have in the book store. You will find paper bags with 6 hardbacks for $2 or 6 paperbacks for $1 in Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Biography, History, Religion and more. Popular Romance bags are $1 for 6 hardbacks and $1 for 12 paperbacks.
On the Special Sale Table: Can it be that Thanksgiving is next Thursday? We are swimming in wonderful cookbooks for you and in addition to regular cookbooks selling for 50 cents hardback and 25 cents paperback, we will be giving away all diet cookbooks AND diet books for FREE!
Choice Selections Fiction: EXO: A JUMPER NOVEL by Steven Gould; REVOLUTION: A REPLICA NOVEL by Jenna Black; SUPERMAN: VOLUME 4 PSI WAR and SUPERMAN: VOLUME 5 UNDER FIRE, two deluxe comics by Scott Lobdell et al; and TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, translated by Andrew Lang with illustrations by Edmund Dulac.
Choice Selections Non-Fiction: PRACTICAL SMALL GARDENS by Peter McHoy; FIBERARTS DESIGN BOOK FIVE by Jan Janeiro & Jack Larsen; THE FAIREST FOWL: PORTRAITS OF CHAMPIONSHIP CHICKENS by Ira Glass; MAKING FACES by Kevyn Aucoin; JETER UNFILTERED by Derek Jeter; THE MEANING OF TEA by Scott Hoyt; THE OUTRUN by Amy Liptrot; THE LUCKY GUIDE TO MASTERING ANY STYLE by Kim France and Andrea Linett; PATTERN SOURCEBOOK: CHINESE STYLE by Shigeki Nakamura; and JAPANESE STYLE by Sarah Lonsdale.
Bruce Springsteen is wowing them on Broadway and we have a very nice set of his songs, TRACKS, with 4 CDs and a pamphlet with the words.
Aging: HOW NOT TO LOOK OLD by Charla Krupp.
Animals & Pets: AUDUBON’S QUADRUPEDS OF NORHT AMERICA, complete and unabridged with 155 full-color art plates.
Anthropology: THE TRIBE THAT HIDES FROM MAN by Adrian Cowell.
Archaeology: Several back issues of Archaeology Magazine.
Art: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ART by David Piper.
Automobiles: THE AMERICAN CAR SINCE 1775 by the editors of Automobile.
Biography: TECUMSEH: A LIFE by John Sugden; HERO: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA by Michael Korda; DIAMOND JIM BRADY: PRINCE OF THE GILDED AGE by Paul Jeffers; BLIGH: A TRUE ACCOUNT OF MUTINY ABOARD HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP BOUNTY by Sam McKinney; INDIANS & PALEFACES: GUNFIGHTERS OF THE WILD WEST; THE FRONTIERSMAN: A LIFE OF SIMON KENTON by Allan Eckert; THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY by Michael Hart; OUT OF MY LIFE AND THOUGHT by Albert Schweitzer; SQUIRE: THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF DANIEL BOONE’S KID BROTHER by Fred Conway; ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN GUN FIGHTERS by Bill O’Neal; WEEP NO MORE, MY LADY: THE STEPHEN FOSTER STORY by Alvin Harlow; THE COWGIRLS by Joyce Roach; JUNIPERO SERRA by Sean Dolan; DIANA: A TRIBUTE by Peter Donnelley; MAO’S LAST DANCER by Li Cun Xin; AMERICAN LION: ANDREW JACKSON IN THE WHITE HOUSE by Jon Meacham; THEODORE REX by Edmund Morris; TWO WORLDS OF ANDREW WYETH: A CONVERSATION WITH ANDREW WYETH by Thomas Hoving; and MEIN KAMPF by Adolf Hitler.
Christian Fiction: THE WINGS OF MORNING, TO KNOW HER BY NAME and SOPHIE’S HEART by Lori Wick; THE SUNROOM by Beverly Lewis; RUBY, DAUGHTERS OF TWIN OAKS and REBECCA’S REWARD by Lauraine Snelling; BRIDES OF THE WEST: GLORY, RUTH AND PATIENCE by Lori Copeland; OCEANS APART by Karen Kingsbury; and THREE WEDDINGS AND A GIGGLE by Liz Curtis Higgs, Carolyn Zane and Karen Bell.
Classics: OF MICE AND MEN by John Steinbeck; LORNA DOONE by R. D. Blackmore; GO HOMEWARD, ANGEL by Thomas Wolfe; DON QUIXOTE by Cervantes; THE SUN ALSO RISES by Ernest Hemingway; MY CHILDHOOD by Gorky; A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND AND OTHER STORIES by Flannery O’Connor; THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME by Victor Hugo; MOSES, MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN by Zora Neale Hurston; DIARY OF A MAD MAN AND OTHER STORIES by Gogol; BURMESE DAYS by George Orwell; CITIES OF THE INTERIOR by Anais Nin; GO SET A WATCHMAN by Harper Lee; THE MOONSTONE by Wilkie Collins; and CASTLE RICHMOND and BARCHESTER TOWERS by Anthony Trollope.
Crafts & Hobbies: FUNDAMENTAL WOOD TURNING by Archie Milton.
Fantasy: STORMED FORTRESS by Janny Wurts; ASHES OF HONOR and CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT by Seanan McGuire; THE DIAMOND THRONE by David Eddings; PROPHENCIES, LIBELS & DREAMS by Ysabeau Wilce; GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS by Richelle Mead; ONCE UPON A DREADFUL TIME by Dennis McKiernan; THE RING TRILOGY by J. R. R. Tolkien; SHE by H. Rider Haggard; and many more fantasies withdrawn from the library—as many as we can fit in!
Fiction: ISLAND BENEATH THE SEA by Isabel Allende; GOD BLESS THE CHILD, SONG OF SOLOMON and HOME by Toni Morrison; SALEM FALLS by Jodi Picoult; PIRATE LATITUDES by Michael Crichton; THE TIGER’S WIFE by Tea Obreht; FIERCE INVALIDS HOME FROM HOT CLIMATES by Tom Robbins; THE FINAL STORM and THE RISING TIDE by Jeff Shaara; A DEPT. OF SPECULATION by Jenny Offill (recommended by Liz, our modern fiction expert); THE DOCTOR’S HOUSE by Ann Beattie; THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak; and WHERE’D YOU GO, BERNADETTE by Maria Semple.
Foreign Language: LIVING LANGUAGE COURSEBOOK with 40 lessons on audio CD.
History: THE AMERICAN FIGHTER: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO AMERICAN FIGHTER WARCRAFT by Enzo Angelucci; NAVAL WARFARE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, edited by Richard Humble; MEDIEVAL MILITARY COSTUME RECREATED IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS by Gerry Embleton; WAR BIRDS: DIARY OF AN UNKNOWN AVIATOR with pictures by Clayton Knight; A VOYAGE LONG AND STRANGE: REDISCOVERING THE NEW WORLD by Tony Horwitz; A SPLINTERED HISTORY OF WOOD: BELT-SANDER RACES, BLIND WOODWORKERS & BASEBALL BATS by Spike Carlsen; 1001 THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SOUTH by John and Dale Reed; THE INVASION OF AMERICA: INDIANS, COLONIALISM AND THE CANT OF CONQUEST by Francis Jennings; ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HISTORIC FORTS by Robert B. Roberts; THE AGE OF AUGUSTUS by Donald Earl; 1776 by David McCullough; A DICTIONARY OF MILITARY HISTORY, edited by Andre Corvisier; THE MISSISSIPPI AND THE MAKING OF THE NATION by Stephen Ambrose; THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S AIRCRAFT, edited by David Mondey; CONQUERORS, THE WILDERNESS WAR and WILDERNESS EMPIRE by Allan Eckert; THE WAY TO THE WESTERN SEA: LEWIS AND CLARK ACROSS THE CONTINENT by David Lavender; DEAD WAKE: THE LAST CROSSING OF THE LUSITANIA by Erik Larson; A FARTHER SHORE: IRELAND’S LONG ROAD TO PEACE by Gerry Adams; EXPEDITION WHYDAH: THE STORY OF THE WORLD’S FIRST EXCAVATION OF A PIRATE TREASURE SHIP by Barry Clifford; THE GATHERING OF ZION: THE STORY OF THE MORMON TRAIL by Wallace Stegner; DIVIDED LOYALTIES: HOW THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CAME TO NEW YORK by Richard Ketchum; LA SALLE AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE GREAT WEST by Francis Parkman; AMERICAN SNIPER by Chris Kyle; ANCIENT ENCOUNTERS: KENNEWICK MAN AND THE FIRST AMERICANS by James Chatters; CENTURIES OF CHILDHOOD: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF FAMILY LIFE by Philippe Aries; KING LEOPOLD’S GHOST: A STORY OF GREED, TERROR AND HEROISM IN COLONIAL AFRICA by Adam Hochschild; THE BIG BURN: TEDDY ROOSEVELT & THE FIRE THAT SAVED AMERICA by Timothy Egan; WATERGATE, THE HIDDEN HISTORY: NIXON, THE MAFIA AND THE CIA by Lamar Waldron; THE CLINTON TAPES: WRESTLING HISTORY WITH THE PRESIDENT by Taylor Branch; GONE ARE THE DAYS: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OLD SOUTH by Harriet Kane; A PRIVATE SPHERE: DEMOCRACY IN A DIGITAL AGE by Zizi Papacharissi; THE ARMS OF KRUPP by William Manchester; THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE: THE STORY OF THE NATCHEZ TRACE by Jonathan Daniels; THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF BRITAIN, edited by Kenneth Morgan; THE TIMES OF THEIR LIVES: LIFE, LOVE AND DEATH IN THE PLYMOUTH COLONY by James and Patricia Deetz; AFTER THE FIRE: THE DESTRUCTION OF THE LANCASTER COUNTY AMISH by Michael Testa; and JAMESTOWN: FIRST ENGLISH COLONY by Michael Fishwick.
Horror: BURN DOWN THE SKY by James Jaros; REVENANT by Carolyn Haines; DARK CURSE by Christine Feehan; COVET by J. R. Ward; BLACK MAGIC by Cherry Adair; TIME UNTIME by Sherrilyn Kenyon; DEAD AND GONE and FROM DEAD TO WORSE by Charlaine Harris; FIRST LOVE by Joyce Carol Oates; and DREAMFEVER, SPELL OF THE HIGHLANDER and THE IMMORTAL HIGHLANDER by Karen Marie Moning.
Kentuckiana: ANDY CATLETT: EARLY TRAVELS by Wendell Berry.
Movies: THE WESTERN: FROM SILENTS TO CINERAMA by George Fenin and William Everson.
Mystery: Two tea shop cozies from Laura Childs, SHADES OF EARL GREY and THE TEABERRY STRANGLER and a medieval mystery, THE HANGMAN’S DAUGHTER by Oliver Potzsch.
True Crime: HOMICIDE: A YEAR ON THE KILLING STREETS by David Simon.
Mythology: GREEK MYTHOLOGY by John Pinsent.
New & Notable: SECRETS OF THE CUBE: THE ANCIENT VISUAL GAME THAT REVEALS YOUR TRUE SELF by Annie Gottlieb and THE PUZZLES OF AMISH LIFE by Donald Kraybill.
New Age & Parapsychology: BE HERE NOW by Ram Dass.
Nora Roberts Fans:
Paranormal Romance: HAUNTED, THE ISLAND and THE DEAD ROOM by Heather Graham and THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF FUTURISTIC ROMANCE, edited by Trisha Telep.
Religion: QUEST FOR THE HISTORICAL ISRAEL by George Ramsey; HELP! I’M LAUGHING AND I CAN’T STAND UP by Liz Curtis Higgs; THE EVERLASTING MAN by G. K. Chesterton; and GOD, MEDICINE AND MIRACLES by Daniel Fountain.
Science & Nature: STIFF: THE CURIOUS LIVES OF HUMAN CADAVERS by Mary Roach; COOLER SMARTER: PRACTICAL STEPS FOR LOW-CARBON LIVING from the Union of Concerned Scientists; AMATEUR ASTRONOMY by Patrick Moore; and DANGEROUS PLANET, a 3-volume set by Phyllis Engelbert.
Science Fiction: THE CALL OF EARTH by Orson Scott Card; PROTEUS MANIFEST by Charles Sheffield; STAR WARS: THE NEW JEDI ORDER by Greg Keyes; STAR TREK SPECTRE by William Shatner; FOUNDATION’S EDGE by Isaac Asimov; PROTOTYPE by M. D. Waters; and many more withdrawn from the library.
Sports & Exercise: YOGA FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART: GENTLE STRETCHING FOR SENIORS by Susan Ward;
Travel: THE SCENT TRAIL: HOW ONE WOMAN’S QUEST FOR THE PERFECT PERFUME TOOK HER AROUND THE WORLD by Celia Lyttelton and NOT SO FUNNY WHEN IT HAPPENED: THE BEST OF TRAVEL HUMOR AND MISADVENTURE, edited by Tim Cahill.
Westerns & American Indians: NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE NORTHWEST by Jim Halliday; PATHS OF LIFE: AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST AND NORTHERN MEXICO by Thomas Sheridan; MYSTERIES OF THE HOPEWELL: ASTRONOMERS, GEOMETERS AND MAGICIANS OF THE EASTERN WOODLANDS by William Romain; CHILDREN OF SACRED GROUND: AMERICA’S LAST INDIAN WAR by Catherine Fehler-Elston; and FRONTIER by Louis L’Amour with photographs by David Muench.
Music CDs: We have hundreds and hundreds of brand-new music CDs. The entire shelf in the back is full! I’ll name just a few artists: Ray Charles, the Beatles, George Harrison, Taylor Swift, the Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Patsy Cline, Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton, John Coltrane, Muddy Waters, soundtracks for the Harry Potter movies, Tim McGraw and much, much more!
DVD: We have many, many great movies and TV shows for you: AVIATOR, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, THE BOURNE IDENTITY, SUPREMACY & ULTIMATUM, COLD MOUNTAIN, CADDYSHACK, THE HOBBIT, THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE ABC MURDERS, RAIN MAN, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, many Star Trek movies, TAXI DRIVER, RETURN OF THE JEDI, BREAKING BAD, CHEERS, DARK SHADOWS, DOWNTON ABBEY, HOUSE OF CARDS, HILL STREET BLUES, I LOVE LUCY, MAD MEN, GREY’S ANATOMY, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, DOCTOR FINLAY, ROOTS, UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS, WEEDS, THE SIMPSONS, THE OFFICE, THE SOPRANOS, NIP TUCK, DEXTER, THE WEST WING and BATMAN, to name a few.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Normally, I devote more space to our children’s section. But this sale will be featuring an avalanche of books withdrawn from the library—picture books, fiction and non-fiction. We will try to have it arranged for you by Saturday. Everything will sell for a quarter as usual.
Children’s DVD: We have a wealth of DVDs for the children, all selling at just a quarter each: Percy Jackson; Angelina Ballerina; Batman; Disney’s Peter Pan, Wall-E, Fox and the Hound and Lady and the Tramp; Curious George; Excel Saga; the Muppets; Charlotte’s Web; Sponge Bob Square Pants; Alvin & the Chipmunks; and much more!
Audio Book on CD: The complete set of the Narnia tales by C. S. Lewis, read by such great actors as Kenneth Branagh, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Stewart and more.
Pop-up-Book: L. Frank Baum’s THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ with incredibly enchanting pop-up illustrations by the master, Robert Sabuda.
Graphic Novels: WITCH: THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP and WITCH: MERIDIAN MAGIC from Disney and ALICE IN THE COURT OF HEARTS by Quin Rose.
Board Books for Little Ones: ELLIE’S TEA PARTY by Nancy Parent with pictures by Suzy Spafford.
Hardback Picture Books: FAIRY DUST AND THE QUEST FOR THE EGG by Gail Carson Levine; GOING TO SLEEP ON THE FARM by Wendy Lewison with pictures by Juan Wijngaard; THE MIXED-UP CHAMELEON by Eric Carle; CHARMING TALES from Disney; THEMIDNIGHT UNICORN by Neil Reed; DREAM JOB by Melissa Gould with pictures by Tara Hannon; and DISNEY PALACE PETS: ULTIMATE HANDBOOK.
Paperback Picture Books: QUICK AS A CRICKET by Audrey and Don Wood.
Non-Fiction: WHAT MAKES THE SEASONS by Megan Cash; LAND HABITATS by Margaret Phinney with pictures by Terri Talas; and PIONEER DAYS: DISCOVER THE PAST WITH FUN PROJECTS, GAMES AND RECIPES by David King.
Children’s Biography: GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER: THE GREAT PEANUT ADVENTURE by Joe Loesch with pictures by Brian Cox and ADOLF HITLER by Katie Daynes.
Caldecott Medal: RAPUNZEL by Paul Zelinsky.
Ready-to Read: HELLO KITTY: A COLLECTION OF EARLY READERS; DICK AND JANE AND FRIENDS; and I CAN READ WITH MY EYES SHUT, THE SNEETCHES AND OTHER STORIES and OH, THE THINKS YOU CAN THINK by Dr. Seuss.
Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: NIGHT WORLD by L. J. Smith; ENDYMION SPRING by Matthew Skelton; THEODOSIA AND THE EYES OF HORUS by R. L. La Fevers; HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, a play by Jack Thorne; OFF THE PAGE by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer; THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly; and DOVE ARISING by Karen Bao.
Young Adult Fiction: THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER and THEODORE BOONE: THE ABDUCTION by John Grisham and SKIN AND OTHER STORIES by Roald Dahl.
Finally a reminder—when you join the Friends of the Library, you are supporting all the library’s programs and resources in your community. Ask at the cashier’s desk when you check out—joining is easy! And don’t forget to go to the library’s website at www.nafclibrary.org to find out about all the neat FREE programs that are available in part because you are a Friends member.