Friday, September 30, 2011

Tonight at 6:00pm: Therese Ambrosi Smith, reading from her debut novel

Wax CoverOrca Books is excited to welcome Therese Ambrosi Smith as she reads from her debut novel Wax, a story about young women coming of age during the tumult of WWII.

Pearl Harbor is attacked, and three young women take jobs in industry. Before the war ends, one will lose a nephew to combat, one will receive a mysterious inheritance, and one will refuse a marriage proposal, after admitting that she’s never been attracted to men. They’ll forge lifelong bonds, and discover a shared past. When the war ends, they’ll reject aprons and heels. Wax is a story of strong female friendship, sexual discovery, and long-held secrets, set in the 1940’s, as the seeds of the civil rights and feminists movements are sown -- along with victory gardens. It’s fiction inspired by the real lives of “Rosies” who came of age during WWII. The women in Wax struggle to break their mothers’ molds; they ultimately find happiness through self awareness and acceptance.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Best American..." 2011

Just got in copies of a bunch of books in the "Best American" series. Whether you're interest bends towards sports, comics, travel or science, there's likely something here to whet your intellectual appetite.

 

 

All Olympians, All the Time

In anticipation of Rick Riordan's visit to Olympia on the October 9th (and the release of The Son of Neptune on the 4th), we've ordered in his entire backlist, some of them in multiple editions.  Stop by and get your book ahead of time if you don't want to stand in line to buy one at the event.  Hope to see you there!

Calendars!

We've got quite a few calendars in now, and Sonja is working her fingers to the bone unpacking boxes of more.  If you're looking for a beautiful gift that will be seen all year long, stop and have a look at our giant selection.  Some of the good ones go early, so come in now for first pick!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New releases: Neal Stephenson's Reamde, Shel Silverstein's Every Thing On It

Yes, you raed that rihgt: it's titled Reamde. It's a globe-trotting technothriller that weighs in at 2-3/4 pounds....

Stephenson

Shel Silverstein, author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, died in 1999. Hiis family has gathered together some unpublished gems from his papers to make Every Thing on It, a new collection of poems for children.

Silverstein

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Today's New Book Shipment: Edwidge Danticat, Riordan Boxed Set, and More

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work

  • Danticat, Edwidge
  • Paperback
  • $14.95
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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The Bust DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day

  • Stoller, Debbie
  • Hardcover
  • $29.95
  • Received: 1 copy

 

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Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life

  • Moore, Michael
  • Hardcover
  • $26.99
  • Received: 1 copy

 

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Matched

  • Condie, Ally
  • Paperback
  • $9.99
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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PJ&tO boxed set #1-3 (Lightning Thief; Sea of Monsters; Titan's Curse) (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

  • Riordan, Rick
  • Paperback
  • $19.99
  • Received: 1 copy

 

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The Quest: The Global Race for Energy, Security, and Power

  • Yergin, Daniel
  • Hardcover
  • $37.95
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise

  • Stuart, Julia
  • Paperback
  • $14.95
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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Friday, September 16, 2011

New issues: Nylon, Cheesemaking, The Believer

Christina Ricci, whose limbs seem to be under the control of a mad puppeteer, gives a demented glare from the cover of Nylon, as if to say, "Who you calling Charles?" Nylon, which we just started carrying, is a pop culture and fashion mag... A Hobby Farms special on Cheesemaking gives you the lowdown on all things dairy : soft cheeses, hard cheeses, make your own butter, build a cheese press... The Believer includes a chat  with a master palindromist and an article about "J.K. Huysmans and France's fin-de-siècle decadents".

Ricci

Latest New Book Shipment: Darth Paper, Mushrooms Demystified, Seneca, and More

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

  • Sandel, Michael J
  • Paperback
  • $15.00
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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Mushrooms Demystified

  • Arora, David
  • TP
  • $39.99
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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On the Shortness of Life

  • Seneca
  • Paperback
  • $10.00
  • Received: 1 copy

 

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The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand Novel

  • Kunstler, James Howard
  • Paperback
  • $14.95
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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Wildwood

  • Meloy, Colin
  • Hardcover
  • $17.99
  • Received: 2 copies

 

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F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers

  • Benson, Richard
  • Paperback
  • $9.95
  • Received: 4 copies

 

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Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book

  • Angleberger, Tom
  • Hardcover
  • $12.95
  • Received: 1 copy

 

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Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet

  • McBay, Aric
  • Paperback
  • $22.95
  • Received: 1 copy

 

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