We have some new additions to our store which you may not have noticed. Most particularly, we have a bunch of new New Adult books (those that cross the line between what one would think of as Young Adult, but appeal to adults as well [or maybe, even more!]) and some new science fiction books, as well as books from local authors and gardening books in anticipation of our May 24th “How Does Your Garden Grow?” event from 6pm-8pm here at the store in Bradford, VT.
Not a new book, but a critically acclaimed one, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green sits on our Just Received table as you enter the store, anticipating the film which is promised to be as wonderful as the book. This really is a must-read book for the spring/summer, for all ages — adult & young adult alike.
Voice Male is a bold new book about the profeminist men’s movement and invites you to stretch your mind concerning how men can and do think in “feminist” ways. This is not just a book for women to read; this is a book for both genders, and I invite you to open yourself to learning about this “hidden movement” this spring.
For our science fiction readers, we have Terry Pratchett’s newest Discworld book, Raising Steam. From the blurb:
Steam is rising over Discworld, driven by Mister Simnel, the man with a flat cap and a sliding rule. He has produced a great clanging monster of a machine that harnesses the power of all of the elements—earth, air, fire, and water—and it’s soon drawing astonishing crowds.
To the consternation of Ankh-Morpork’s formidable Patrician, Lord Vetinari, no one is in charge of this new invention. This needs to be rectified, and who better than the man he has already appointed master of the Post Office, the Mint, and the Royal Bank. Moist von Lipwig. Moist is not a man who enjoys hard work—unless it is dependent on words, which are not very heavy and don’t always need greasing. He does enjoy being alive, however, which makes a new job offer from Vetinari hard to refuse.
Moist will have to grapple with gallons of grease, goblins, a fat controller with a history of throwing employees down the stairs, and some very angry dwarfs if he’s going to stop it all from going off the rails . . .
Finally, we have In Times Past: Essays from the Upper Valley, Vol. 2, from our very own Larry Coffin. These are a collection of his essays from the newspaper, about living in the Upper Valley and how it was in the past for its inhabitants. It’s a great book and a wonderful gift for someone visiting you for the spring or summer, to let them get a taste of our beautiful, historical landscape and towns.