Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Week of April 12th

Well, this week’s the week. The next American Girl Party is here! Saturday the 17th 1 – 2:30. There are still a few spots left so come in and sign up for Fashion Fun. Also, don’t forget poet Jessie Carty will be here for a signing on Thursday the 15th at 4pm.

We have some exciting new titles in the store this week. Here are some highlights-

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans. This is the first novel in an inspiring new series about an executive who loses everything and sets out on a walk across America.

Molto Gusto by Mario Batali. You might recognize Batali from the show Iron Chef. This is his latest cookbook – easy Italian Cooking.

Big Book of BBQ: Recipes and Revelations from the Barbeque Belt by Southern Living.

Us: Transforming Ourselves and the Relationships that Matter the Most by Lisa Oz. You might have seen this book highlighted on the Joy Behar Show.

Solar by Ian McEwan. Another bestseller from this brilliant author. Can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity?

Titles to look for next week –

Deliver Us from Evil by David Baldacci. An explosive thriller featuring the return of Shaw and Katie James from “The Whole Truth.” This one is bound to be a page turner.

Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick. This is the second novel of the Dreamlight Trilogy. Sexy romance and deadly intrigue!

Edge of Apocalypse by Tim Lahaye. The latest in the Left Behind Series.

As a thank you to our customers we are giving away Advanced Reader Copies with each purchase. Pleas come in and collect. That’s all for this week. We look forward to seeing you in the store!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Week of March 29th

We hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine as much as we are. It’s so nice to have the door open and the nice fresh air coming in. As always it was a pleasure to have Bland Simpson in the store this past Saturday, and we are looking forward to some exciting events on the horizon.

Thursday April 15th at 4pm Jessie Carty will be in the store signing Paper House, a book of 64 narrative poems. The poems reveal a woman’s coming of age as she meets the challenges of life.

Saturday April 17th from 1 to 2:30pm it’s time for another American Girl Party. “Fashion Fun” is the theme this time. As always, pre-registration is required. You know the spots will fill up quickly so reserve yours today.

We have been stocking up on our Audio Book inventory. So, if you like to listen while you drive come in and check out our selection. Also, we have been receiving our Melissa & Doug baby dolls. They’re flying out the door more quickly than we can put them on the shelves.

New in stock-

A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke by James Horn.

The Fat Boy Chronicles by Lang Buchanan. Reveals the emotionally painful world of obese teens. Soon to be a feature film.

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Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White. A young girl at en exclusive boarding school makes an interesting discovery when a class project has her looking into the Victorian language of flowers.

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. Violet Ambrose is a sixteen year old with a special gift that could help bring peace to her small town while a serial killer is on the loose.

Coming next week-

Fading Echoes – Warriors: Omen of the Stars #2 by Erin Hunter.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes. This is a vivid narrative capturing the lives of American troops in Vietnam.

The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. Two very different women discover how to find their places in the world.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Week of March 22nd

We are very excited to begin bringing all the latest news from our independent bookstore straight to you on this blog. At Page After Page we are very fortunate to have such wonderful and loyal customers. This new blog, which will be updated weekly, is designed to keep you informed about upcoming titles that we'll be receiving, let you know about in-store events like author signings and storytime readings, and share any exciting bookworld news.

We just had a great Percy Jackson event this weekend. The children dressed up as their favorite characters from the Olympians Series. The costumes were incredible. The best-dressed was supposed to receive a special gift. However, the costumes were so well done that ALL the guests were given the special gift, a Signed Bookplate from the author of the Percy Jackon Series, Rick Riordan. We also had a train birthday party in the store Saturday morning. It was a lot of fun. The children had a great time, and we are hoping to have more birthday parties at Page After Page. Please call the store if you're interested in details.

This coming Saturday, March 27th, local favorite Bland Simpson will be in the store. His book The Inner Islands is debuting in paperback. Mr. Simpson will be in the store at 11am, signing copies and chatting it up with customers. He is a member of the Tony Award winning Red Clay Ramblers. He is a collaborator on the musical King Mackerel & the Blues are Running. Also, he teaches creative writing at UNC Chapel Hill and was the 2005 Fine Arts recipient of the North Carolina Award. Come in and meet him this weekend.

Next Saturday, April 3rd, we will be hosting an Easter event at 11am. It'll be a hoppin' good time as we bring in the Easter holiday. We'll have stories, the bunny hop, games, and a special snack! Pre-registration required. $9.99 fee, includes Corduroy's Easter Party.

New Titles in stock:

Fang by James Patterson. The latest thrilling edition in the Maximum Ride Series.

Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler. The most recent outlandish exploits are now in print.

The Pacific by Hugh Ambrose. Inspiration for the HBO miniseries.

New for next week:

Conservative Victory: Defeating Obama's Radical Agenda by Sean Hannity. A call to arms.

Again, we are very excited to get this blog started. Please let us know what you think.