THIS WEEK IN SEPTEMBER

  1. Saturday Sep 13 LORIE LANGDON AND CAREY CORP SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13; 2 PM LORIE LANGDON and CAREY CORP will introduce Destined for Doon, the sequel to Doon, a young adult novel that is reminiscent of the theme of the classic story, Brigadoon, but with a modern-day twist. In...
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HOT BOOKS

  • RUSH REVERE AND THE FIRST PATRIOTS by Rush Limbaugh

    Parents are letting us know how much their kids are enjoying this American History series. This one tells the story of how the first American patriots wanted to break away from Great Britain’s rule and how they went about it. The main character is a substitute history teacher named Rush Revere, who, along with his talking horse, can travel back in time to actually be with the patriots in that turbulent time. Readers will meet Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams as they learn about this dangerous and exciting time in our history. Book One in the series is Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims. These books for young readers (and adults) make history interesting and accessible in an entertaining and engaging manner.
  • THE GOLDFINCH by Donna Tartt

    You have probably heard about this book, but we want to add our excitement for it. If you like to be thoroughly absorbed in a story, this book is for you. It’s hefty, 771 pages, and that’s an asset, because when you love a book, you want to “live with it” for awhile. The story begins in present-day America when you become acquainted with thirteen-year-old Theo Decker. His mother has died in an accident and his father is out of the picture. He goes to live with a wealthy friend in New York, and there begins an odyssey into the world of art collecting that ultimately introduces him to the criminal underworld. The painting of a goldfinch is paramount to the story.
  • KINGDOM KEEPERS: THE INSIDER by Ridley Pearson

    For those kids who have loved the Kingdom Keepers series, be sure to let them know that Book VII in the series is out. It brings to conclusion the exciting tale of the conflict between those who would do The Magic Kingdom harm and those who are trying to save it. The author solicited input from his fans on how to bring the series to an end, and they replied with enormous support. Over 50,000 fans contacted his website with suggestions on how to end the series. The winning suggestions were incorporated into the story and the names of these Insiders are noted in the book. As Ridley says, “Together, we crowd-sourced the writing of a novel.”
  • BOOKS DO FURNISH A ROOM by Leslie Geddes-Brown

    Nothing says WELCOME to a room like books! They draw you in and invite you to look at them. This book shows you many ways to use nooks and crannies in your home as resting places for your books, as well as in traditional bookcases and in unusual receptacles Use them as room dividers, space definers, and conversation pieces. Stack them as decorator objects, but most of all ENJOY them. They say a lot about who you are!
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Dear Booklovers,

We’re planning a busy Fall season for you. Please check our calendar of events to see which authors are coming to meet you in September. After that, check out these author events we have confirmed for October. Then please continue to visit our website to see if we’ve added any new author events.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1; 7 PM
TAMMY YORK will discuss her book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati. Get on your hiking boots! Fall is a great time to be outdoors.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2; 7 PM
TED RALL, political cartoonist, will introduce his new book, After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests. His political cartoons are naturally syndicated and appear in the Dayton City Paper regularly.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7; 7 PM
DEBORAH CROMBIE will introduce To Dwell in Darkness.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8; 7 PM
PAMELA DRUCKERMAN will enlighten with her new book, Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9; 7 PM
JAMES FREY AND NILS SHELTON-JOHNSON will introduce their new young adult novel, Endgame.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14; 7 PM
KIKI THORPE will introduce Book 7 in her popular Never Girls Early Reader Series; A Pinch of Magic,

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16; 7 PM
JENNIFER HOLLAND will discuss her book Unlikely Heroes. She has also written the animal-themed books Unlikely Friendships and Unlikely Loves.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21; 7 PM
CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA will introduce her new fantasy fiction, The Sorcerer Heir, Book 5 in The Heir Chronicles.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25; 1 PM
SARA RAAUSCH will introduce her new young adult novel, Snow Like Ashes.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26; 2 PM
JUDY SCHACHNER will introduce SkippyJon Jones Snow What, her newest picture book.

Hey, Kids, during the month of September, we’ll be celebrating Marvel Super Heroes! Have you noticed, super heroes are everywhere, but they’re incognito until the cape goes on! So put your cape on and come to Books&Co as your favorite Marvel character, get some super hero training exercises in-store, and listen to some whiz-bang-boom storytelling. We’ll be featuring different characters each week.

September 6; 2-4 pm Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
September 13; 2-4 pm Marvel’s Captain America & Spider Man
September 20; 2-4 pm Marvel’s Iron Man and Marvel’s X-Men
September 27; 2-4 pm Marvel’s Avengers

If you haven’t tried them yet, we think you’ll enjoy the freshly baked waffle cones in our Yogurt Mountain. Fill them with your favorite frozen yogurt and top them with all sorts of yummy toppings. We’re confident you’ll enjoy them!

We encourage you to be thinking about attending the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Award Ceremony and Gala at The Schuster Center in downtown Dayton on Sunday, November 9 at 5 pm. We’ll have more information for you about it in the next newsletter.

In the meantime, we hope you’re planning to come meet some of the wonderful authors we have coming to Books & Co. to meet YOU. Thank you for being our customers.

Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations