THIS WEEK IN OCTOBER

  1. Sunday Sep 17 MIKE LUPICA VISITS WITH NEW KIDS BOOKS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17; 2 PM (Line numbers beginning at 1 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for LONE STARS to get an autograph line number. The author will sign any new books you purchase at the event and one book...
  2. Tuesday Sep 19 RICHARD PAUL EVANS DEBUTS THE CONCLUSION TO HIS MICHAEL VEY SERIES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 7 PM (Line numbers at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Final Spark to get an autograph line number.) RICHARD PAUL EVANS will present Michael Vey 7: The Final Spark, which is the electrifying...
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HOT BOOKS

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    THE AMERICAN SPIRIT: WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR
    by David McCullough

    In this tiny, accessible book, David McCullough, America’s most honored historian, shares some of his most important speeches that shed light on the principles and characteristics that are uniquely American. You can’t help but be impressed with the American story as you see it portrayed by this masterful writer. It is a book for all Americans, no matter what political persuasion they profess.
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    COACH WOODEN AND ME: OUR 50-YEAR FRIENDSHIP ON AND OFF THE COURT
    by Kareem Abdul-Jabar

    This memoir is a colorful, inspiring and poignant telling of the unique friendship between Kareem and his esteemed UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden. Initially it was built on respect and shared goals but through the years the relationship grew more like that of a father and son as they shared their spiritual lives, their cultural lives and their family values. From his early years as Lew Alcindor to his conversion to the Islam faith when he changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they were there for each other through the many decades, sharing the joys and hardships of each other’s lives. It’s a powerful testament to their respect, devotion, and love for each other, with basketball as the shared impetus.
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    THE TEA GIRL OF HUMMINGBIRD LANE
    by Lisa See

    The author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan again sets her story in China. It is 1995 and the story begins in a remote tea-farming mountain village. We meet young Li-yan who is pregnant and unwed. Custom demands that she abandon her infant girl at an orphanage. The baby, Haley, is then adopted by a loving American family and moves to California where she lives a privileged and happy life. But Li-yan never gets over the separation and she longs for the day they will be united. It’s a powerful story of the enduring bond between mothers and daughters, and a look into Chinese culture.
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    THE FROZEN HOURS: A NOVEL OF THE KOREAN WAR
    by Jeff Shaara

    . This book brilliantly sets the stage for understanding and “experiencing” the Korean conflict. It began in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea with the goal to unite the country under one Communist rule. The US and the UN responded by bolstering South Korean forces to drive the invaders back to North Korea. However China then entered to support North Korea, and hence the groundwork was set for an enhanced military conflict that resulted in the death of 36,000 American forces. Shaara takes the reader deep into what became known as America’s “Forgotten War,” depicting that military engagement that ended with an armistice in 1953.
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DEAR BOOKLOVERS,

Dear Booklovers,

The winners and runners-up of the 2017 DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE have been announced.

The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engle is the Winner for Fiction.

What Have We Done by David Wood is the Winner for Nonfiction.

The Runner-Up for Fiction is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

The Runner-Up for Nonfiction is City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence.

The Award Ceremony on November 5 is sold out. But you can still make reservations to attend the Conversation with the Authors earlier in the day at Sinclair Community College in Building 12. Seating is limited to 300 people.

Registration starts at 9 am and the program begins at 10 am. There is a $15 donation to the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation to be made at the door, either by cash or check (no credit cards). These Conversations have always been fruitful and this one will be also.. We hope you can attend. Please send your reservation to Linda Harrison at the email address: peaceliterature@att.net.

Books & Co. will have the authors' books for sale at this event.


Books & Co. will also be at the new Dayton Metro Main Library on Monday, November 13 at 6 pm when the library will be hosting MAGGIE STIEFVATER talking about her books, especially her new YA novel, All the Crooked Saints. We will have her books for sale at this event.


OUR DISCOUNT CLUB MEMBERS' SALE is Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. Members save at least 20 percent on all their purchases those days, and often more than 20%! It's a great time to join our Discount Club and get your holiday shopping started.


Here are upcoming author events at books & co/:


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM;
JEFF ALT will discuss his book A WALK FOR SUNSHINE: A 2160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1; 7 PM
Bestselling author STUART WOODS will introduce QUICK & DIRTY, his exciting new Stone Barrington thriller.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6: 7 PM
Best-selling young adult authors SARA SHEPARD
and LIVIA BLACKBURNE present their two new novels. Sara's is FOLLOW ME and Livia's is ROSEMARKED

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