THIS WEEK IN AUGUST

  1. Tuesday Aug 23 SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS TO VISIT TUESDAY, AUGUST 23; 7 PM Bestselling author SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS will introduce her newest novel, First Star I See Tonight, as she returns to her fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series. Young Piper Dove wants to become the best female detective...
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HOT BOOKS

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    Joe Hill, the master of suspense and horror, is back with his most ambitious novel yet. Dragonscale, a deadly spore which causes its victims to burst into flames, is sweeping across the world. For nurse Harper Willowes, survival doesn't just mean saving herself, but the baby she is carrying. A harrowing tale of hope in the midst of darkness, The Fireman is sure to please any fans of horror, apocalyptic, or dystopian literature.
  • GAME OF CROWNS: ELIZABETH, CAMILLA, KATE AND THE THRONE by Christopher Andersen

    Master biographer Christopher Anderson, author of William and Kate and The Day Diana Died, once again takes us into the “behind the scenes” world at the royal palace (complete with photographs) and gives us a glimpse of the relationships and rivalries of Queen Elizabeth, Camilla Parker Bowles, Dutchess of Cornwall, and Princess Kate. If you are spellbound by the royals, you’ll no doubt, discover things you never knew in this book.
  • HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL (Vocal Selections) by Lin-Manuel Miranda

    17 selections from the critically acclaimed musical about Alexander Hamilton which debuted on Broadway in August 2015 to unprecedented advanced box office sales. Our collection features 17 selections in piano/vocal format from the music penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda, including: Alexander Hamilton * Burn * Dear Theodosia * Hurricane * It's Quiet Uptown * My Shot * One Last Time * Satisfied * That Would Be Enough * Washington on Your Side * You'll Be Back * and more. It also includes a biography of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • THE CODE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND by Vishen Lakhiani

    This New York Times bestseller is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything including our ideas of love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more, which we inherit and pass on from our generation to the next.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

I hope you're enjoying the wonderful summer months! We surely are! We had a great launch of the new Harry Potter book at midnight July 30. Hundreds of people participated in our games and contests, waiting for the bewitching midnight hour when they could get their copy of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD.

People were already reading it as they were walking out of the store. It's in a play format so I would not be surprised if people read it together in groups, each one assuming a different role.
Sounds like a great idea for a party!

The play opened in London, England on July 30 and is sold out far into 2017. Harry has made quite an impact on the world!

If you'd like to make an impact in our local community, please come in the store and purchase a book for our Project READ Book Drive. This local literacy organization provides reading tutors and gives books to children and adults who need to develop or improve their reading skills. There is something special about having your very own new book in your hands and unfortunately many people in the area have never had that experience. Won't you give that experience to someone by donating a book? You can choose any book you like, from toddler to adult books. We have some suggestions for you at the registers areas, if you want some help in choosing. Thank you for considering it. The book drive goes until Saturday, August 27.

Here are some of the upcoming events we have planned for you at books&co.:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23; 7 PM - SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS, author of First Star I See Tonight>

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13; 7 PM - MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX, author of Children of Exile

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21; 7 PM - RIDLEY PEARSON, author of Lock & Key: The Initiation

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22; 7 PM - KEVIN SANDS, author of Mark of the Plague, and JAMES PONTI, author of Framed

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25; 2 PM - KYLE KONDIK, author of The Bellwether: Why Ohio Picks the President

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26; 7 PM - RICHARD PAUL EVANS, author of Michael Vey #6; Fall of Hades

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28; 7 PM - TONE ALMHJELL, author of Thornghost

We hope to see you at all or some of these events.

Thank you for being our customers.

Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations