1. Wednesday Feb 15 LARA ELENA DONNELLY DEBUTS SPY NOVEL WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15; 7 PM LARA ELENA DONNELLY will introduce her novel, Amberlough. It’s as if LeCarre meets Cabaret in this debut spy thriller as a gay double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist...
  2. Thursday Feb 16 JESSICA GARRETT MAKES SCIENCE FUN! THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16; 6:30 PM EVENT CANCELLED.........., BUT SIGNED COPIES OF OH, ICK! WILL BE AVAILABLE! Former science teacher JESSICA GARRETT will discuss her book, Oh, Ick: 114 Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out! She helps young people discover...


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    by Winston Groom

    This is a book to settle in with on long winter nights. El Paso will transport you to the times of the 1916 Mexican Revolution and the vicious border wars set in the harsh deserts and mountains of northern Mexico.. A railroad tycoon, known at the Colonel, is pulled into the conflict when two and a half million dollars in "beef on the hoof" are raided from his ranch. Believing that Pancho Villa stole the cattle, he hopes to gather a group of men brave enough to hunt down Villa and bring him to justice. If you like your stories with an historical background and filled with heroes, villains, shootouts, rescues, and even a bullfight, this is the epic for you. Winston Groom has also written Forrest Gump.
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    by Ina Garten

    This is a sure-fire winner! The recipes are Ina's husband's favorites and they are immensely appealing. If you're like me, you'll want to try Ina's Tarragon Shrimp Salad, Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken, Parmesan Roasted Zucchini,Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops, Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Parmesan, and Chocolate Creme Brulee. With this cookbook in your kitchen, you're sure to have meals that solicit a RAVE review.
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    by Jodi Picoult

    You know you're in for a compelling, "straight from the headlines" type of theme when you pick up one of Jodi's books. This one will be right at the top of the list. Her story takes on the challenging subjects of prejudice, race, justice, compassion, and privilege. We meet Ruth, a competent African-American labor & delivery nurse, who is caring for a newborn baby when she is told by her superiors that the baby's parents, who are white supremacists, demand that she not touch their baby. When the baby goes into cardiac arrest, and Ruth is the only one in the nursery, she is faced with the dilemma of following orders or intervening. It's a page turner from then on!
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    by Chip and Joanna Gaines

    If you haven't met Chip and Joanna, this book will introduce them to you. This married couple is taking the TV world by storm with their show on HGTV's Fixer Upper.. Their specialty is remodeling houses and turning these fixer-uppers into stunning homes. Joanna is the lead designer and Chip handles construction. If you are in the mood to do some remodeling in your own home, you're sure to get inspiration from them.


The winner of the voting for the Big Read selection for 2017 is THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough. The book will be the subject of book discussions and programs taking place at many area libraries, schools, and books&co during the Big Read community reading project March 12-April 16, 2017. The ending coincides with the 150th anniversary of Wilbur Wright's birth. We have a display of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS in our main aisle on the first floor.

THE WRIGHT BROTHERS tells the dramatic story of the Dayton duo of Wilbur and Orville Wright who changed the course of history with powered flight. Author David McCullough, known as America's historian, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

We will have a discussion of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS here at books&co on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm. We are pleased that aviation writer TIM GAFFNEY and Wright State University Wright Brothers Collection Archivist DAWNE DEWEY will contribute to the discussion. Now all we need is YOUR participation in the discussion on April 5!

Try a cup of luscious Hot Chocolate that is now being served in our Yogurt Mountain cafe. We think you'll love it!

Also, may we suggest you have your child's birthday party at our Yogurt Mountain. It will be a yummy time!

We hope you can come meet these visiting authors.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15; 7 PM - LARA ELENA DONNELLY will introduce her thrilling spy novel, AMBERLOUGH.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27; 6:30 PM - JUDD WINICK, author of HILO: THE GREAT BIG BOOM, a colorful graphic novel for kids.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22; 7 PM at Centerville High School Performing Arts Center.
MICHELE BORBA, ED.D. will discuss the subject of her book, UNSELFIE: WHY EMPATHETIC KIDS SUCCEED IN OUR ALL-ABOUT-ME WORLD. The event is free; doors open at 6:30 pm. Books&Co. will have her book for sale at the event.


MONDAY, APRIL 3; 7 PM - JOHN SCALZI will introduce THE COLLAPSING EMPIRE, Book 1 in his exciting new series. (Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co. receipt for the new book to get a line number.)

TUESDAY, APRIL 4; 6;30 PM - CAMMIE MCGOVERN will introduce her children's book, CHESTER AND GUS, which is about an autistic boy and his service dog.

will introduce Book 3 in his Natchez Trilogy, MISSISSIPPI BLOOD. (Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for the new book to get a line number.)

MONDAY, APRIL 24; 6:30 PM - N. D. WILSON will introduce his new children's book, OUTLAWS OF TIME: The Song of Glory and Ghost.

will present An Evening with David Sedaris at The Victoria Theatre, 138 North Main Street in downtown Dayton, Oh 45402. Tickets are available at Call 937-228-3630 for further information. Books & Co will have David's books for sale in The Victoria lobby before and after the program.

Authors always rave about how welcoming, fun, and smart our customers are. We agree!

Thank you for being our customers.

Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations