*A Collection of Antiquarian Curios & Relics*
"Poverty is injustice sold as a character flaw . . ."
1) NOT SO FAST MR. BOND . . . Harper Lee, friend of lawyers everywhere and incidentally, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird (9780446310789) 7.99, has never met a lawsuit she didn't like, including the ones she has already settled. Shelf Awareness stated, "[Harper Lee] who had reportedly settled a lawsuit against the Monroe County Heritage Museum for exploiting her trademark and personality rights in February, has changed her mind. The Associated Press reported that attorneys for Lee filed court papers Monday seeking reinstatement of the suit, claiming that the museum 'won’t proceed with the settlement without additional terms not previously agreed to by the parties.'"
Also, there is an unconfirmed rumor that she is exploring the legalities of suing anyone born after 1960 who is named either Boo or Scout for copyright infringement. Bruce Willis, who has a daughter named Scout, was reached for comment at his Los Angeles mansion. He noted, "This is ludicrous. My daughter was obviously named after my now legendary movie The Last Boy Scout. I've never even heard of To Kill a Mockingbird, much less read it." Stay tuned . . .
2) MY DEAR, UNCOOPERATIVE DOMINO . . . From the dawn of mankind, as parents, we have been trying to find an easy way to raise healthy, well-adjusted children in a safe manner. Periodically, from Dr. Dobson to Dr. Spock, there is a new expert with a revolutionary method to raise the perfect child. Shefali Tsabary, author of The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children (9781897238455) 19.95 is the latest guru to tackle this topic, and she has been endorsed by no less than the great and powerful Oprah herself. Her first title, Out of Control: Why Discipling Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will (9781897238769) 18.95 was also mentioned on her segment and it has seen a bump in sales, too. Personally, I have found that the cat-o-nine-tails is one of the most effective tools for child-rearing . . .
3) DO YOU BELIEVE IN BAD LUCK? Gayle Forman's young adult novel If I Stay (9780142415436) 10.99 has been selling at a healthy clip for a few months now. I decided to do some research on the intrawebs and find out why. Apparently, it is an upcoming movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz and is due to be released on August 22. This is the only edition available until July 1 when the movie tie-in is finally released (9780147514530) 10.99. I have no earthly idea who Chloe Grace Morentz is, but then I'm probably not the ideal target demographic for either the book or the movie . . .
Odds & Sods
We finally have some of Thomas Piketty's (Das) Capital in the 21st Century (9780674430006) 39.95 available that hasn't been gobbled up by backorders. I believe it should be a strong seller through at least Father's Day . . .
Speaking of young adult titles that are releasing as movies very shortly, John Green's The Fault in Our Stars (9780147513731) 12.99 will unquestionably be a huge summer blockbuster. Shortly, we will have the audio CD (9781491510704) 9.99 in stock. $9.99? Yep, $9.99. You certainly can't beat that deal . . .
Have a great and a safe Memorial Day weekend!