1. Friday Jan 16 WOWA BEATNIK CAFE FRIDAY, JANUARY 16; 7 PM Members of Western Ohio Writers Association will present a Beatnik Cafe featuring original works on the theme of "Here Be Dragons: Stories of Adventure, Exploration & Uncharted Territory." For more information, please contact Gery Deer...


  • 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.


We hope you'll hurry in to see all the great items we have for you on our Year-End Sale.
There are bargain all throughout the store.

Thank you so much for your enthusiastic participation in our Holiday Book & Toy Drive to benefit Michael's House, a Child Advocacy Center in our area. Because of you, we were able to deliver to them more than 1000 books and toys. You can be sure they will be greatly appreciated by the children who come to the Center for assistance.

Now that Winter is upon us and the cold weather has moved in, we thought you'd like to know that our Yogurt Mountain now serves delicious hot coffee. So whether you're in the mood for a hot beverage or an equally inviting frozen yogurt with delectable toppings, we have it for you.

We hope 2015 is a wonderfully satisfying year for you!

Thank you for being our customers.

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations