It's Labor Day weekend and we hope you all had a great summer. (Thank you for spending all those rainy days at our store!) The fall decor is coming out of the closet this week, as we get ready for what looks to be a great fall booklist. More about that in a minute.
If you haven't been to the store lately, come say "hi" to our new assistant manager, Mary, and our new bookseller, Jordan. You might know her from Food Lion or Six Pence, and you might recognize him from Panera Bread. They are both excellent additions to our already excellent staff.
On September 11th and 10:30 am, we will be at the Watauga Public library to sell books for the author signing for American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar. This is the "Watauga Reads" book for this year. The book is also for sale at the store, if you want to get your copy early.
We are very excited about hosting Sharyn McCrumb on September 30th at 7 pm. She will be discussing and signing her new book, King's Mountain. Come early if you want a chair. Sharyn always draws a big crowd.
We will let you know about other signings as they are booked.
We've been getting a lot of inquiries about the publication dates of the big fall books, so here is a list for your convenience:
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood - September 3rd. The final entry in Atwood’s MaddAddam trilogy.
Si-Cology by Si Robertson - September 3rd.
The Old Farmers Almanac - September 3rd. (Stop worrying about your August Fog Bean Jar and go to the source!)
Salinger by David Shields - September 3rd.
The Mayan Secrets by Clive Cusler - September 3rd.
Never Go Back by Lee Child - September 3rd. A Jack Reacher novel.
*Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn comes out in paperback - September 4th
W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton - September 10th.
Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem - September 10th.
Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon - September 17th.
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks - September 17th
The Quest by Nelson DeMille - September 17th
Dr. Sleep by Stephen King - September 24th. Sequel to The Shining.
Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reily - September 24th (*You're going to want to pre-order this book if you want to get a copy on September 24th. People have been asking about it since the beginning of summer!)
Gone by James Patterson - September 30th
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell - October 1st
One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson - October 1st
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert - October 1st
Eat to Live Cookbook by Joel Fuhrman - October 8th
Storm Front by John Sandford - October 8th
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding - October 15th
Sycamore Row by John Grisham - October 22nd.
Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer - October 22nd
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - October 22nd.
Dark Witch by Nora Roberts - October 29th
*Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin (book five in the Game of Thrones series) comes out in paperback on October 29th!
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin - November 5th
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan - November 5th
Mirage by Clive Cussler - November 5th
Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - November 5th
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg - November 5th
Takedown Twenty by Janet Evonovich - November 19th
CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT
Survivor's #3 - Darkness Falls by Erin Hunter - September 3rd
Haddix: Risked (The Missing) by Margaret Peterson Haddix - September 3rd
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - September 17th
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan - October 8th - Fourth book in the Heroes of Olympus series.
Allegient by Veronical Roth - October 22nd. (Third book in the Divergent series.)
After Dead by Charlaine Harris - October 29th - A Sookie Stackhouse Novel
Warriors: The Ultimate Guide - by Erin Hunter - November 5th
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney - November 5th
The Royal Ranger (Ranger's Apprentice - Book 12) by John Flanagan - November 5th
(Please let us know if we've missed anything.)
We love this time of year. The "summer people" are still here and the ASU students are back and the holidays are right around the corner. It's a vibrant time of year and we hope you'll come celebrate it with us and a new book!