• WASH by Margaret Wrinkle Fiction Runner-Up for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.Wash is a shortening of Washington, the name of a first-generation slave who, because of his size and strength, had been chosen to father children in the slave community. The novel explores the often-buried history of slave breeding in the early 19th century, "offering fresh insights into our continuing racial dilemmas."
  • CONTESTED LAND, CONTESTED MEMORY: ISRAEL'S JEWS AND ARABS AND THE GHOSTS OF CATASTROPHE by Jo Roberts Nonfiction Runner-Up for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Canadian journalist Roberts shows the reader the tangled histories of Jewish and Palestinian-Israeli lives today and frames the possibilities for peace in the region.
  • THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SOUL by Bob Shacochis Fiction Winner of the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. With a story of multiple characters, set on three continents over a turbulent century, Shacochis shares his vision of the catastrophic events that have led to the ongoing war on terror that the world is experiencing today.

    Nonfiction Winner of the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Bennoune recounts the legions of Muslims around the world whose struggles against fundamentalist violence are almost never reported in the media. She tells of thousands of Muslims who have been imprisoned or killed trying to stem the tide of fundamentalism in their own countries.


Welcome to the Holiday Season!

We're here to help you with your holiday gift selections. Any of our booksellers will be happy to assist you. Whether you're looking for books, magazines, Bibles, globes, electronic items, games, toys, lap desks, literature themed clothing, posters, audio books, puzzles, cards, calendars, kids' costumes, stuffed toys, Lego kits, craft kits, dolls, magnifying glasses, educational toys, journals, CDs, videos, board games, inspirational gifts, book lights, Frozen memorabilia, tote bags, and more, we're ready to help you find just the right things for the people on your gift list. Also, please remember that Autographed Books make especially wonderful gifts, and we have a large selection of them.

While you're in the store, we encourage you to stop in our Yogust Mountain. Besides having tasty frozen yogurt and toppings, we are now serving delicious hot coffee. It's wonderful as is, but if you want to add something like chocolate or carmel syrup and cream, it's amazing. Do stop in and try a cup.

We encourage you to participate in our Holiday Book & Toy Drive to support Michael's House, a Child Advocacy Center in our area. They are in need of these items for the children who come to their facility for assistance. We have a selection of books and toys at our register area, so when you come in to do your shopping, it would be convenient for you to include an item from that selection as a donation to Michael's House. We'll see that the items get there. We appreciate your generous spirit!

Thank you for being our customers. We hope you have a grand holiday season.

Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations