THIS WEEK IN OCTOBER

  1. Friday Oct 24 JAN KARON..CONVERSATION, Q&A, MEET&GREET FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24; 7 PM JAN KARON, author of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, will be here for a Conversation, Q&A, and Meet & Greet Session. In this new book, set in Mitford, fans will delight in once again spending...
  2. Saturday Oct 25 SARA RAASCH SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25; 1 PM SARA RAASCH will introduce her debut young adult novel, Snow Like Ashes, a striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self. As it opens, the Kingdom of Winter has been...
  3. Sunday Oct 26 JUDY SCHACHNER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26; 2 PM JUDY SCHACHNER will introduce her new picture book, Skippyjon Jones Snow What, which is sure to please the young crowd. While Skippyjon’s sisters listen to Snow White, Skippyjon bounces on his big boy bed and...
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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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BOOKLOVERS' LETTER

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. Then please continue to visit our website to see if we’ve added any new author events.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24; 7 PM
JAN KARON,
author of Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good, will be here for a Conversation, Q&A, and Meet & Greet Session.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25; 1 PM
SARA RAASCH 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.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5; 7 PM
JOANNE HUIST SMITH
will introduce The 13th Gift.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10; 7 PM
DIANE MULDRON
will introduce Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned From a Little Golden Book.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18; 7 PM
MELISSA DE LA CRUZ & MICHAEL JOHNSON
will introduce Stolen., book 2 in their Heart of Dread series.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7 PM
ANN HAGEDORN
will discuss her nonfiction book, The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2; 7 PM
RICHARD PAUL EVANS
will introduce The Mistletoe Promise.


Hey, Kids, during the month of October, we’ll be celebrating OcTOYber! We’ll be featuring different characters or children's stories each week!

October 4; 2-4 pm Frozen
October 11; 2-4 pm Star Wars Reads Day III (Star Wars Reads Day Strikes Back)
October 18; 2-4 pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
October 25; 2-4 pm Hello Kitty Reads Day


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!

The winners of the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize have been announced. They are BOB SHACOCHIS for The Woman Who Lost Her Soul in Fiction and KARIMA BENNOUNE for Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here for Nonfiction. They will receive their awards at the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Gala at The Schuster Center in Dayton on November 9 at 5 pm. The Runner-Ups, MARGARET WRINKLE for Wash (Fiction) and JO ROBERTS for Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophy (Nonfiction) will also receive their awards at the ceremony.

That ceremony has sold out, but you may still be able to hear the authors at Sinclair Community College on Sunday, November 9. Registration is at 9:30 am that morning and the program starts at 10 am in Building 12, first floor. Reservations are required. Please make reservations via email at peaceliterature@att.net by Wednesday, November 5. $10 donation in cash or check to DLPP Foundation will be taken at the Registration Table. No credit cards, please. Seating is limited. A booksigning will follow the program. Books will be available for purchase.

Do stop in our Yogurt Mountain and try our delicious hot coffee. People tell us they love adding caramel or chocolate from our yogurt topping bar to their coffee. Sounds yummy!

We hope you 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