Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ye Olde Partners Page

*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"When I get a little money I buy books;
and if any is left I buy food and clothes . . ."
                                                                                --Desiderius Erasmus


  There are only a few literary awards that actually generate sales for us in the book business, and the Pulitzer Prize is one of them.  (The others would be The National Book Award, Caldecott and Newbery, The Man / Booker Prize, and sometimes the Nobel Prize.)  So it's kind of a big deal.  Also, one of the five winners is a title that will sell well.  I know that's not a great ratio, but hey, it's better than nothing.  The title I'm referring to is the fiction winner, The Goldfinch (9780316055437) 30.00 by Donna Tartt, which has already been one of the better fiction bestsellers over the past year, but we should see another flurry of sales on it.  These are the winners (and the MTV Movie Award equivalent):

Fiction (Movie of the Year):  The Goldfinch (9780316055437) 30.00
by Donna Tartt

History (Best Gut-Wrenching Performance):  The Internal Enemy
(9780393073713) 35.00 by Alan Taylor

Biography (Best Female Performance):  Margaret Fuller
(9780544245617) 16.95 by Megan Marshall

 Poetry (Best Scared as S**t Performance):  3 Sections
(9781555976620) 22.00 by Vijay Seshadri

General Nonfiction (Best Hero)Tom's River
(9780553806533) 28.00 by Dan Fagin


Massacre Canyon
$$ (inexpensive)
Within walking distance of Torture Town, travelers might like to add the nearby scenic site known as Massacre Canyon to their itinerary.  If you have a few extra hours in the afternoon, you can purchase an inexpensive box lunch at the Dry Gulch Tavern and hike over to this out of the way slot canyon for local flora and fauna.  You can also visit the legendary location from William Johnstone's Family Jensen: Massacre Canyon (9780786033485) 7.50, in which the Jensens finally confront the outlaw Kroll Gang in a good old-fashioned Wild West shootout.  Great fun! 

Odds & Sods

We have a limited supply of Marina Keegan's The Opposite of Loneliness (9781476753614) 23.00 back in stock.  Marina, who graduated magnum cum laude from Yale University, was tragically killed in a car accident a week after her graduation.  This collection of essays is being touted as The Last Lecture (9781401323257) 21.99 for this year's graduating class . . .


I still say that the 'Doctor Who Diet' would have been a better title, but Travis Stork's The Doctor's Diet (9781939457035) 25.95 has been selling at a brisk pace since his return visit to the Dr. Oz Show last week . . .

Have a wonderful
Earth Day!    

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