Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ye Olde Partners Page

*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*

"Republicans and Democrats can't give you the facts,
Your parents won't tell you 'til you're grown
That every star that shines in the back of your mind
Is just waiting for its cover to be blown . . ."
--We've Been Had, Uncle Tupelo
1) CITIZENS UNITED . . . I see that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has stated emphatically that Marco Rubio is part of the vice-presidential vetting process. Unfortunately, I believe this means that I'm out of the running once again. Humph. So in response I wrote this little ditty, which is sung to the tune of David Bowie's Young Americans . . .

Do you remember your President Nixon?
Do you remember, the Cowards (9781451693478) 28.00 of today
Or even yesterday

Have you been an un-American?
Just Obama and The Communist (9781451698091) 27.00 are about
Amateur (9781596987852) 27.95, amateurs everywhere, and
Not The Brief Against Obama (9781455516308) 14.99
Well, well, well, he is The Great Destroyer (9781596987777) 29.95
In case, just in case of recession
Sit in your bunker and be the lone survivor
What the Bleep Just Happened? (9780062131157) 27.99
Ain't that close enough?
Well, it ain't that Barbie Doll?
Fox News' been broken just like you have

And all night
You want the young Republican
Young Republican, young Republican, you want the young Republican
All right, you want the young Republican . . .

2) DA YOOPER BOOKS . . . Partners is proud to announce that we are stocking the entire Jim 'Hoolie' Decaire book collection, including: You Know You're a Yooper When (9780965864503) 6.99, Hoolie's True Yooper Tales (9780965864534) 8.99, and of course, his award-winning Da Yooper Party Cookbook (9780965864541) 8.99, which is brimming with dishes appropriate for any potluck dinner. Also, if you need something to keep you busy on your long drive to the UP, Mary Kinnunen's Peninsula Crosswords (9780615469270) 9.95 would be the perfect prescription for hours of good clean Yooper fun. . .

Odds & Sods

On Friday, we had a gaggle of young adult authors stop in to sign their latest books. We have signed copies of Anna Banks' Of Poseidon (9781250003324) 17.99, Leigh Bardugo's Shadow & Bone (9780805094596) 17.99, Jennifer Bosworth's Struck (9780374372835) 17.99, and Emmy Laybourne's Monument 14 (9780312569037) 16.99. As usual, it is first come, first served . . .

Knopf has announced that Christopher Paolini's tradepaper edition of Inheritance (9780375846311) 15.99 will come with a whole passle of bonus materials, including: a dragon's egg, a suit of mithral, several greedy dwarves, and a partridge in a pear tree . . .

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