1. Wednesday Jan 18 KRISTIN BAILEY INTRODUCES NEW KIDS BOOK WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18; 6:30 PM KRISTIN BAILEY, author of Legacy of the Clockwork Key, will introduce her new children’s novel, The Silver Gate, which is set in the medieval era of lords and serfs. We meet 13-year old Elric, who...
  2. Friday Jan 20 CHRIS BOHJALIAN INTRODUCES HIS NEW NOVEL FRIDAY, JANUARY 20; 7 PM Bestselling author CHRIS BOHJALIAN will introduce his new novel, The Sleepwalker………..and what a spine-tingling novel it is! He plunges the reader into a frightening and fascinating world that lies somewhere between dreams and reality. This...


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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.


A big, hearty THANK YOU to our customers who were so generous in donating books, toys, socks, scarves, stuffed animals, and assorted gifts to our Holiday Program to benefit Homefull, a local organization that provides housing, services, advocacy, and education. They offer a comprehensive continuum of care and services from homelessness prevention to permanent housing. They are part of a network of services designed to help people help themselves.

Over 500 items were donated and distributed to Homefull clients, all because of your kindness, which was abundantly appreciated.

The winner of the voting for the Big Read selection for 2017 is THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough. It received 46.1% of the votes, so it's a clear favorite. 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.

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. Watch for more information about it!

We hope you can come meet these visiting authors.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017; 6:30 PM - KRISTIN BAILEY will introduce her children's novel, The Silver Gate

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017; 7 PM - CHRIS BOHJALIAN, author of The Sleepwalker

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16: 6:30 pm - JESSICA GARRETT will intrigue youngsters with her science book, OH,ICK!:114 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS GUARANTEED TO GROSS YOU OUT!

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

We are in the midst of arranging author visits for 2017. Stay tuned!

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

Enjoy the new year!

Thank you for being our customers.

Warm regards,

Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations