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Archive for January, 2010
The next meeting of the Teton Valley Women’s Book Group will be on February 1, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Dark Horse Books. The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson will be discussed. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first book in the best-selling mystery trilogy. Published after the death of its author, this novel was a best seller in Sweden. Upon the publication of the english version of the first book in the United States, it has been on the best seller lists. Currently, the second book in the trilogy, The Girl Who Played with Fire is on the top best selling hardback fiction lists. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is on the best selling trade paperback and mass paperback lists.
The author, Stieg Larsson was a well known journalist and activists in his native Sweden. He was a fan of American and British mysteries and crime novels. He wrote the trilogy for his own pleasure. He had just started his efforts at publication of the trilogy at the time of his untimely death at age 50. With the posthumous publication of the trilogy, Larsson became the second best selling author in the world in 2008.
The movie version of the book was made in Sweden. It is currently the most viewed Swedish film ever made. There are discussions of a Hollywood version of the books.
and you might win a great prize including autographed books. These books include the The Mortal Instrument series signed by Cassandra Clare, The Valentine Series signed by Lilith Saintcrow, entire Harry Potter series signed by JK Rowlings, Harlequin Valentine signed by Neil Gaiman, and many others. Even if you don’t win one of these outstanding prizes, you have helped those in need in Haiti
A new shipment of bargain cookbooks arrived today. The original prices on these cookbooks ranged from $40 to $20.00. Currently, the most expensive book is under $15.00 and there are several titles for less than $5.00.
Among the titles available on our bargain table, are:
Art of Plank Grilling
Bistro Laurent Tourondel
Complete Comfort food
Easy Indian in Minutes
Easy Italian in Minutes
Gourmet Thai in Minuts
How to cook Italian
Indian Fast Food
Italian Too Easy
Shadow Elite by Janine Wedel
Blackwater by Jeremy Schahill
Farther Than Any Man -The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook by Martin Dugard
Lit by Mary Karr as well as the two early volumes of her memoirs, Cherry and Liar’s Club
The Family by Jeff Sharlett
Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton
Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton
Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
I love the covers of old pulp fiction and collect books solely for the covers. However, these reprints should also be good reading
The Valley of Fear by AC Doyle (aka Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Deadman’s Brother by Robert Zelazany
The Corpse Wore Pasties by Jonny Porkpie
Doublecross by James Patterson
Fractured by Karin Slaughter
The Ender Series by Orson Card Scott
The Plague Series by Jeff Carlson
Better Off Dead by Kelly Gay
The Good, The Bad, & The Uncanny by Simon Green
Through Stone and Sea by J.C. and Barb Hendee
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Three Days Dead by Kelly Meding
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard
Running Hot by Jayne Ann Krentz
The Bread Bible
The NFL Gameday Cookbook
The Pioneer Woman Cooks
The Joy of Cooking
Good Eats The Early Years
Romance novels and cookbooks are 10% off all January.
For those people interested in writer conferences, I am listing information on upcoming conferences. The Romantic Times Booklovers Convention will include mysteries and science fiction/fantasy. The real draw for this conference is the attendance by publishers and agents.
April 28-May, 2010
Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
800 989 8816 x12
July 22-25, 2010
17th Annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference
July 22-25, 2010
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
There will be two storytimes this January. The second storytime will be Saturday, January 16th at 11:00 a.m. Storytime will feature the stories of Tim Egan, including Friday Night at Hodges’ Cafe, Metropolitan Cow, and Burnt Toast on Davenport Street.
If there is sufficient interest, Dark Horse Books may have two storytimes every month.
Dark Horse Books now has an additional online presence through Abe Books. While the Store is still compiling its online inventory, it has already accomplished its first goal of listing its inventory of the many wonderful books, which are written and illustrated by the local and regional authors of the Teton area. The inventory has been online for less than 24 hours and already there are 96 matches to want lists. These matches may or may not result in sales. However, Dark Horse Books believes that it is a strong indication that this newest venture is an opportunity for Dark Horse Books to provide a greater venue for local authors and writers.
In the next month, Dark Horse Books hopes to have a website up and running. Through this website local and distant customers will be able to order books and review our inventory.
Come into Dark Horse Books and get your Reader Appreciate Card. Whenever you purchase books, you will receive a credit for the book purchase. For every Fifty Dollars in book purchases, you will receive a Five Dollar gift certificate good for book purchases only. This is an automatic 10% refund on your prior purchases. It is an addition to the monthly discounts being offerred at Dark Horse Books.
In contrast, Barnes and Nobles wants you to pay Thirty Dollars for its card. You have to purchase Three Hundred Dollars in books to break even on the purchase of the card. It is only after you spend in excess of $300 that you actually get a discount on books.
In addition to the Reader Appreciation Card, Dark Horse Books will be having monthly specials. In January, all romance novels and cookbooks are 10% off. This includes books in stock and special orders. Every month, all book club books are 10% off for paperbacks and 15% off for hardbacks.