Dear Friends and Book Lovers,
I’ve decided to start off each newsletter with our hours of operation, just so you know: Saturday, July 21, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Annex Building in the library’s large parking lot.
Collector’s Corner To begin, we have some special World War II books available to accompany the regular books set out on the cart (see History): UP FRONT, filled with the famous cartoons of Willie and Joe, by Bill Mauldin (1945, $4.50); THE PEARL HARBOR STORY by Capt. William Rice (1956, $2); ZERO by Masatake Okumiya and Jiro Horikoshi (1956, $2); THE WORLD MUST KNOW: A HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST by Michael Berenbaum (2006, $2); and THE WORLD’S GREATEST MILITARY HELICOPTERS from Gallery Books(1990, $2).
We also have MASTERS OF DECEIT by J. Edgar Hoover (1958, $2) in the history of the Cold War.
We have two beautiful books by the glass artist Dale Chihuly, both in mint condition and filled with glorious color photographs: GARDENS & GLASS (2002 ,$4) and A CELEBRATION OF GLASS ( 2003, $2).
In poetry, look for BROWNING’S SHORTER POEMS (1909, $2) and HEART THROBS, Volume Two, contributed by the people (1911, $2). In humor, we have LITTLE MASTERPIECES (1909, $2).
There are two classic Westerns and three wonderful adventure tales: BETTY ZANE by Zane Grey (1940, $2) and ROY ROGERS AND THE GOPHER CREEK GUNMAN by Don Middleton (1945, $2—Trigger is the real star of this story); TARZAN THE UNTAMED by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1932, $2); A CANDLE IN THE WILDERNESS, a tale of the beginning of New England by Irving Bacheller (1930, $2); and JADES AND DRAGONS by Princess Der Ling—fascinating period prints here (1932, $4).
Two biographies are THE SHADOW OF THE BROAD BRIM: THE LIFE-STORY OF CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON by Richard Day (1942, $4) and THAT DEVIL WILKES by R. W. Postgate (1929, $2).
Before we begin with a number of children’s books, let me mention DADDY’S FIRST BOOK by Bernard Nagler with amusing drawings by Milda Vizbar (1962, $2).
I will end with children’s books: FOUR-LEAF CLOVER by Will and Nicolas (1959, $3); STORIES THAT NEVER GROW OLD, edited by Wally Piper with amazing pictures by George and Doris Hauman (1938, $2); ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Lewis Carroll (1945, $2); ROBINSON CRUSOE FOR CHILDREN by Daniel Defoe (1917, $2); HENNY-PENNY with pictures by James Ponter (1976, $2); HIAWATHA by Marion Gridley with pictures by Irma Wilde (1956, $2); MOVING DAY by Mildred Comfort with pictures by Dorothy Grider (1958, $2); MY FRIEND FLICKA and THUNDERHEAD, two great horse stories by Mary O’Hara (1941 & 1943, each $2); THE ANGORA TWINNIES with drawings by Margaret Price (1919, $2); PETER RABBIT, retold by Wallace Wadsworth with pictures by Anne Leaf (1955, $4); LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD (1911, $2); THE EVERYDAY FAIRY BOOK by Anna Alice Chapin with pictures by Jessie Smith (1915, $4); and STARLIGHT STORIES from David Cook Publishing (1900, $2).
These old children’s books are in fair to poor condition. However, they contain beautiful prints, many of which lend themselves to framing.
We know it is summer – but here are some nice schoolbooks:
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH by Henry Canby et al. (1934, $2); AMERICAN LANGUAGE SERIES by Hosic & Hooper (1932, $2); MAKERS OF THE NEW WORLD by Henry Sherwood (1929, $2); EATING FOR HEALTH AND STRENGTH by Bernarr MacFadden (1921, $2); IN THE LIGHT OF MYTH: SELECTIONS FROM THE WORLD’S MYTHS by Rannie Baker (1925, $2); and THE MUSIC HOUR by Osbourne McConathy (1928, $2)
On the Special Sale Table: Happy Birthday, Ernest Hemingway! The great writer was born 119 years ago on July 21! We have many books by Hemingway and other classic authors. The entire classic section is discounted by 50% and you will find some wonderful bargains!
Choice Selections Fiction: MURDER IN BLOOMSBURY: AN ATLAS CATESBY MYSTERY by D. M. Quincy; THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn; THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKNG by Fannie Flagg; THE GREAT ALONE by Kristin Hannah; UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks; HOME by Harlan Coben; THE BIG GET-EVEN by Paul Di Filippo; END OF WATCH by Stephen King; THE STORM KING by Brendan Duffy; MEPHISTO WALTZ by Frank Tallis; and SHELTER IN PLACE by Nora Roberts.
Choice Selections Non-Fiction: NO IS NOT ENOUGH: RESISTING TRUMP’S SHOCK POLITICS AND WINNING THE WORLD WE NEED by Naomi Klein; THIS FIGHT IS OUR FIGHT: THE BATTLE TO SAVE AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS by Elizabeth Warren; and THE RESTLESS WAVE: GOOD TIMES, JUST CAUSES, GREAT FIGHTS AND OTHER APPRECIATIONS by John McCain.
Action-Adventure: RED SPARROW by Jason Matthews.
Animals & Pets: HUMMERS: HUMMINGBIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA (25 cent pamphlet); GUIDE TO MARINE MAMMALS OF ALASKA by Kate Wynne; and FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL: A FARMER’S ADVICE FOR HAPPIER HENS, HEALTHIER PEOPLE AND A BETTER WORLD by Joel Salatin.
Art: A GUIDE TO ART, with more than 600 color illustrations, by Sandro Sproccati; HOW TO LOOK AT SCULPTURE by David Finn; and ABSTRACT ART by Dietmar Elger.
Beauty: SECRETS OF THE SPAS by Catherine Bardey.
Biography: VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE: THE STRUGGLES, LOVES AND TRIUMPHS OF HUMAN ODDITIES by Frederick Drimmer; TED WILLIAMS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF AN AMERICAN HERO by Leigh Montville; DOUGLAS LETTERS: SELECTIONS FROM THE PRIVATE PAPERS OF JUSTICE WILLIAM O. DOUGLAS, edited b Melvin Urofsky; ALEXANDRA: THE LAST TSARINA by Carolly Erickson; FUNNY IN FARSI: A MEMOIR OF GROWING UP IRANIAN IN AMERICA by Firoozeh Dumas; MAHLER: HIS LIFE AND TIMES by Edward Seckerson; THAT WOMAN: THE LIFE OF WALLIS SIMPSON, THE DUCHESS OF WINDSOR by Anne Sebba; TRAVELS IN VERMEER: A MEMOIR by Michael White; LADY GAGA by Terry Richardson; I AM MALALA: THE GIRL WHO STOOD UP FOR EDUCATION AND WAS SHOT BY THE TALIBAN by Malala Yousafzai; MEMOIRS OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Simone de Beauvoir; PATTON: THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND by Martin Blumenson; and WILL & KATE: HELLO, PRINCE GEORGE and THE DIANA YEARS from People.
Classics: A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND by Flannery O’Connor; ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell; THE GRAPES OF WRATH by John Steinbeck; ON THE ROAD by Jack Kerouac; EVERY TONGUE TO CONFESS by Zora Neale Hurston; and EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck. Remember, these and many more of your favorites are on special 50% discount this sale.
Cookbooks & Nutrition: THE ULTIMATE ROUTE 66 COOKBOOK from Northland Publishing; 100 DAYS OF REAL FOOD, FAST & FABULOUS by Lisa Leake; MEDITERRANEAN FOOD OF THE SUN: OVER 400 VIBRANT RECIPES by Jacqueline Clark and Joanna Farrow; MINDFUL EATING: A GUIDE TO REDISCOVERING A HEALTHY, JOYFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD by Jan Bays (includes a CD of guided exercises); and THE PALEO DIET by Loren Cordain.
Crafts & Hobbies: DYES FROM KITCHEN PRODUCE: EASY PROJECTS TO MAKE AT HOME by Setsuko Ishii.
Drama: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler;
Fantasy: THE BONE SEASON by Samantha Shannon; THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J. R. R. Tolkien; and THE LIBRARY AT MOUNT CHAR by Scott Hawkins.
Fiction: THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah; MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S SORRY Fredrik Backman; WHAT ALICE FORGOT and BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty; A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY by J. L. Carr; ISLAND BENEATH THE SEA by Isabel Allende; ME BEFORE YOU and AFTER YOU by Jojo Moyes; CATCH-22 by Joseph Heller; THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd; and LIFE OF PI by Yann Martel.
Foreign Language: A MANUAL GRAMMAR OF THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT by H. E. Dana; A GREEK GRAMMAR OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by Curtis Vaughan; and more books about Greek and the New Testament.
History: SUMMIT OF DESTINY: TAMING THE PIKES PEAK COUNTRY 1858-1918 by Francis Pierson; ESCAPE WITH HONOR: A TRUE STORY OF A KOREAN WAR POW by Charles Layton; ROUGH CROSSINGS: BRITAIN, SLAVES AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION by Simon Schama; IN RUINS: A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY, ART AND LITERATURE by Christopher Woodward; UPPER EGYPT: HISTORICAL OUTLINE AND DESCRIPTIVE GUIDE TO ANCIENT SITES by Jill Kamil; THE RISE OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE by Polybius; KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly; ROME THEN AND NOW IN OVERLAY by Giuseppe Gangi; ROMAN WOMEN: THEIR HISTORY AND HABITS by J. P. V. D. Balsdon; WHO WAS WHO IN THE ROMAN WORLD, edited by Diana Bowder; THE PORTABLE ENLIGHTENMENT READER, edited by Isaac Kramnick; AFTER THE FACT: THE ART OF HISTORICAL DETECTION by James Davidson; AFRICAN LIVES: WHITE LIES & TROPICAL TRUTH FROM CHINESE GORDON TO BERYL MARKHAM AND BEYOND by Denis Boyles; INCIDENTS FROM THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL by Harriet Jacobs; BYZANTIUM by Rene Guerdan; WITH NAPOLEON IN RUSSIA by General de Caulaincourt; APPROACHES TO PEACE, edited by David Barash; FOOD IN HISTORY by Reay Tannahill; and THE FIN DE SIECLE: A READER IN CULTURAL HISTORY c. 1880-1900 by Sally Ledger and Roger Luckhurst.
In addition, we have received a large number of books on World War II, too many tall ones for our shelves. There are many books from various Time-Life series, pictorial histories, books on the Holocaust and some collectible Ballantine’s Illustrated History of World War II paperbacks.
Horror: ROSEMARY’S BABY by Ira Levin and THE GIRLS HE ADORED by Jonathan Nasaw.
Kentuckiana: FIDELITY, five stories by Wendell Berry and THE SECRET WISDOM OF THE EARTH by Christopher Scotton.
Large Print: THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware.
Literature: LAUNCHED ON THE WINE-DARK SEA: A DECADE OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS AND REFLECTIONS ON THE LIBERAL ARTS by Peyton Helm.
Medicine: THE TRIGGER POINT THERAPY WORKBOOK: YOUR SELF-TREATMENT GUIDE FOR PAIN RELIEF by Amber Davies.
Mystery: THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 by Ruth Ware; THE DEVIL’S CHALICE, a thriller set in mid-16th century England, by D. K. Wilson; THE MAGICIAN’S LIE, a mystery about a female magician in early 20th century America; and in cozies, STATE OF THE ONION by Julie Hyzy, ONE FOOT IN THE GRAPE by Carlene O’Neil and MRS. JEFFRIES PLEADS THE FIFTH by Emily Brightwell.
We have received a truckload of books, mainly mysteries. We have large collections of James Patterson, Harlan Coben, Lisa Jackson and more, more, more! We will try to get as many of the very popular ones set out on carts for you. Our shelves are jammed!
New & Notable: THE COWBOY BOOT BOOK by Tyler Beard; two graphic novels from Art Spiegelman, MAUS: A SURVIVOR’S TALE Volume I and II; and POSTSECRET: EXTRORDINARY CONFESSIONS FROM ORDINARY LIVES, compiled by Frank Warren.
New Age & Parapsychology: TO HEAVEN AND BACK by Mary C. Neal and FLIGHT TO HEAVEN by Capt. Dale Black, two accounts of near-death experiences.
Philosophy: LIEBNIZ IN 90 MINUTES by Paul Strathern and TAO TE CHING by Lao Tzu.
Poetry: JUNE FOURTH ELEGIES by Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo and COLLECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd & T. W. Higginson.
Popular Romance: We have many hardbacks in excellent condition by Iris Johansen, Kay Hooper, Catherine Coulter, Karen Robards and more—only 50 cents each;
Psychology & Self-Help: DAVID AND GOLIATH: UNDERDOGS, MISFITS AND THE ART OF BATTLING GIANTS by Malcolm Gladwell and THE POLITICS OF EXPERIENCE by R. D. Laing.
Religion: THE EVERLASTING MAN by G. K. Chesterton; EARLY MANUSCRIPTS & MODERN TRANSLATIONS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT by Philip Comfort; THE KORAN, translated by N. J. Dawood; THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by C. S. Lewis; and REASONS TO BELIEVE: ONE MAN’S JOURNEY AMONG THE EVANGELICALS by John Marks.
Science & Nature: LIFE ON OTHER WORLDS by H. Spencer Jones.
Sexuality: THE COMPLETE KAMA SUTRA: THE FIRST UNABRIDGED TRANSLATION OF THE CLASSIC INDIAN TEXT, translated by Alain Danielou (in Psychology & Self-Help);
Sociology: AN ESSAY ON THE PRINCIPLE OF POPULATION by T. R. Malthus.
Westerns & American Indians: ROBERT B. PARKER’S BLACKJACK by Robert Knott.
Audio Books on CD: KILLING CASTRO by Lawrence Block.
DVD: OUTLANDER, Season One, Volume One, with Caitriona Balfe; THE BOOK THIEF with Emily Watson; THE GREAT COURSES: THE VIKINGS taught by Professor Kenneth Harl; THE TERMINAL with Tom Hanks; RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES with James Franco; THE NOTEBOOK with Ryan Gosling; BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY with Renee Zellweger; TOMOROWLAND with George Clooney; THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR with Rex Harrison; CRASH with Sandra Bullock; THE BROTHERS GRIMM with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger; and INTERSTELLAR with Michael Caine.
Blu-ray: POIROT, Season 9, with David Suchet.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Children’s DVD: LEGO NINJAGO AND FRIENDS, LEGO NINJAGO: MASTERS OF SPINJITZU, Seasons One, Two and Four; ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED; AUGUST RULES with Robin Williams; PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF with Sean Bean; BARBIE: 12 DANCING PRINCESSES and BARBIE: SWAN LAKE; THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY from Cartoon Network; SCOOBY-DOO AND THE GHOUL SCHOOL; and THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE, BOB THE BUILDER and ELMO.
Books on CD: THE SEA OF MONSTERS, THE TITAN’S CURSE and THE BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH by Rick Riordan.
Hardback Picture Books: WISHES COME TRUE from Disney Princess; THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA with pictures by Dubravka Kolanovic; DEWEY: THERE’S A CAT IN THE LIBRARY by Vicki Myron with pictures by Steve James; DISNEY’S ALADDIN, adapted by Don Ferguson; DISNEY’S MULAN, adapted by Lisa Ann Marsoli; ELOISE IN PARIS by Kay Thompson with pictures by Hilary Knight; STELLA LUNA by Jannell Cannon; and MANNERS CAN BE FUN by Munro Leaf.
Paperback Picture Books: THE CATS’ PAJAMAS by Frances Brundage; DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin with pictures by Harry Bliss; CHRYSANTHEMUM by Kevin Henkes; and THE GRUMPY GUIDE TO LIFE by Grumpy Cat.
Foreign-Language Books: CHICA CONFETTI by Diana Lopez, a Scholastic book in Spanish.
Series Books: In the American Girl Series1774 FELICITY by Valerie Tripp, all six volumes in paperback in a mint condition slipcase and 1812 CAROLINE by Kathleen Ernst, again six volumes in mint condition slipcase; DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, THE THIRD WHEEL, CABIN FEVER, RODERICK RULES, DOG DAY, THE LAST STRAW, THE UGLY TRUTH, HARD LUCK and THE LONG HAUL, all by Jeff Kinney; SPIRIT ANIMALS: WILD BORN, HUNTED and BLOOD TIES by Garth Nix & Sean Williams; JUNIE B. JONES LOVES HANDSOME WARREN and JUNIE B. JONES IS A PARTY ANIMAL by Barbara Park; MAGIC TREE HOUSE #18: A PERFECT TIME FOR PANDAS by Mary Pope Osborne; and Books 1-4 in the FRANNY K. STEIN books by Jim Benton.
Intermediate Fiction: KEEPING SAFE THE STARS by Sheila O’Connor; PIPPI LONGSTOCKING by Astrid Lindgren; and THE FOURTEENTH GOLDFISH by Jennifer Holm.
Non-Fiction: MY HORSES POSTER BOOK with matching art activities; DK EYE WONDER: HORSE by Caroline Stamps; SHARKS by Seymour Simon; and HOW MANY BABY PANDAS by Sandra Markle.
Children’s Biography: LAURA INGALLS WILDER: A BIOGRAPHY by William Anderson.
Children’s Poetry: A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC and WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS by Shel Silverstein.
Caldecott Medal: THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE: THE UNIMAGINARY FRIEND by Dan Santat.
Ready-to Read: DISNEY’S FROZEN: BIG SNOWMAN, LITTLE SNOWMAN (Level 1) by Tish Rabe; DISNEY’S MONSTER UNIVERSITY: SCARING LESSONS (Level 2) by Susan Amerikaner; and GOOD WORK, AMELIA BEDELIA by Peggy Parrish.
Young Adult & Intermediate Fantasy: PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE and THE DEMIGOD FILES from Disney.
Young Adult Fiction: QUEEN OF BROKEN HEARTS by Jennifer Recchio and FINDING SOMEWHERE, a horse-focused novel by Joseph Monninger.
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.