Friday, October 12, 2012

October and November

The sky is gray and the rain is falling.  How appropriate for October in Astoria.  We've needed the rain, although the stretch of sunshine we had was nice, especially for those who need sunshine in their days to stave off depression.  But the rain is here.  The days are getting darker earlier and it is time to cozy up to a good book or two or more!

What has been selling like hotcakes... and I'm sure you will not believe this (tongue in cheek here):

The Fifty Shades Series:  Fifty Shades of GrayFifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed.

Then there's

The Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, now that it has been made into a movie, is a hot item. It is a great story, though.

The Shopkeeper by James D. Best- a western...

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon.  This is his latest book.

Now in paperback, Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore.  A murder tale with Henri Toulouse- Lautrec and Lucien Lessard trying to solve van Gogh's untimely death. Baing an artist, this book strikes a particular interest.


The Game of Thrones series. Always a seller.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.  Several customers loved this one.
What Lies Beneath The Clocktower by Margaret Killjoy.  This book reminds me of Steampunk.


The Tangled Bank: Writings by Orion by regional author Robert Pyle. These are essays on nature and this is his latest book.
Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges
Feathers by Thor Hanson
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski.  This is a true biography/autobiography about a sales executive and an eleven year old panhandlers relationship.
No Easy Day by Mark Owen.  This is the Navy Seal's account of the Bin Laden assassination.

Young Readers and Children's Books

Larry Gets Lost in Portland by Michael Mullin and John Skewes.  A funny tale and recognizable locations in Portland.
The next in the Wildwood Series: Under Wildwood by Colin Meloy.
I Want My Hat Back author Jon Klassen's book This Is Not My Hat a great tale that addresses stealing.

So many more books I haven't mentioned but time is a factor here.

Calendar of Events for November:

Saturday November 3, 1:00 p.m. Christopher Lord, a native Astorian living in Portland, has written The Christmas Carol Murders. The story starts in Dickens Junction, Oregon. Simon Alastair is the local bookstore owner getting ready for the community's annual Charles Dickens reading. But suddenly there is a murder in the town. Simon and Zach, a young magazine reporter, try to solve the mystery. This book is the first of a series with the atmosphere of Agatha Christie puzzles, a touch of Charlotte MacLeod, a hint of Oscar Wilde humor, and the spirit of Charles Dickens. This event will take place at Lucy's Books.

Thursday November 15, 7:00 p.m. local writer Robert Pyle will read from his new book The Tangled Banks: Writings from Orion.
The location of the reading TBA later, as I am working on this. Robert brings in a crowd. More later.

Here's what's happening when shopping at Lucy's Books after Thanksgiving...
Beginning Nov. 23rd through Dec. 21, we will be open til 7 p.m. on Fridays, and here's the deal offered: 

20% off the lowest priced book when you buy three, includes special orders.


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