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Concord Free Press: a revolutionary concept in publishing

The online jungle is slashing prices, and the big box stores are following suit by undercutting each other by a penny.  What’s an indie bookstore to do?  Well, how about giving away books?  For free?  Yes, for free!

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Last night I attended an event at the Concord Bookshop, one of a number of independent bookstores that [...]

Author event: Gregory Maguire and *A Lion Among Men*

Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Gregory Maguire at our local bookshop; he was promoting his latest novel, A Lion Among Men, which was published by Harper Collins / William Morrow in October.  A Lion Among Men is Maguire’s third novel in “The Wicked Years,” a planned four-book series, following Wicked and Son [...]

The Week Ahead: December 8 – 14, 2008

Monday 12/8 – Today I’ll run my review of The Green Beauty Guide by Julie Gabriel.  This was scheduled for last week, but was postponed due to illness.  Many thanks to Julie Gabriel and TLC Book Tours for their understanding!

On the topic of health, I’m getting back “on course” … registration opens today for the Wild [...]

The Week Ahead: December 1 – 7, 2008

Monday 12/1 – a Manic Monday indeed!  Nothing especially bookish on my calendar – laundry and grocery shopping after our Thanksgiving travels. 

Tuesday 12/2 – Tuesday Thingers and Teaser Tuesdays happen today.  Check back and you’ll get a peek at what I’m reading.

Wednesday 12/3 – Today’s Spotlight on Bookstores post is written by Joyce Hinnefeld, author [...]

The Week Ahead: October 19 – 26, 2008

Yes, my planning weeks usually run Monday – Sunday, but I have a busy week and wanted to get this posted early; this is an 8-day week (if someone figures out how to get a 25-hour day, let me know!).  Our town sponsors the Concord Festival of Authors, with events in Lowell and Concord from [...]

Spotlight on Bookstores: The Concord Bookshop; Concord, Massachusetts

The first bookstore I’ll highlight in this series is the Concord Bookshop, right on Main Street in Concord Center.  You have to picture what a Main Street would look like in a Norman Rockwell painting, modernize it just a tad, and you’ve got present-day Concord Center.  Truly, drivers stop for pedestrians not only when they’re [...]

Heard of HarperCollins Huge Happening?

 

They call it the Free Books for a Year Sweepstakes, I call it AMAZING!  The winner gets a dozen copies of a twelve specially-selected books; that’s enough to keep your book group busy for a year (or more if you take a summer hiatus)!!

Titles include:

The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Run by Ann [...]

Book Review: What the Dickens

What-the-Dickens:  The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy by Gregory Maguire
Publisher: Candlewick (September 11, 2007)
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-10: 0763629618
ISBN-13: 978-0763629618
SheIsTooFondOfBooks Rating:  3 Stars

Gregory Maguire’s novel “What-the-Dickens: the Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy” sets the fantasy world of the skibereen (tooth fairies) within the larger framework of children home alone during a severe storm. [...]