Footnotes from the World's Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers
From beloved New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein comes this New York TImes bestselling collection of paintings and stories from some of the world’s most cherished bookstores. The collection of seventy-five evocative paintings and colorful anecdotes invites you into the heart and soul of every community: the local bookshop, each with its own quirks, charms, and legendary stories. The book features an incredible roster of great bookstores from across the globe and stories from writers, thinkers and artists of our time, including David Bowie, Tom Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Roz Chast, Deepak Chopra, Bob Odenkirk, Philip Glass, Jonathan Ames, Terry Gross, Mark Maron, Neil Gaiman, Ann Patchett, Chris Ware, Molly Crabapple, Amitav Ghosh, Alice Munro, Dave Eggers, Garrison Keillor and many more. Page by page, Eckstein perfectly captures our lifelong love affair with books, bookstores, and book-sellers that is at once heartfelt, bittersweet, and cheerfully confessional.
A witty, sharply observed debut novel about a young woman who finds unexpected salvation while working in a quirky used bookstore in Manhattan.Brilliant, idealistic Esme Garland moves to Manhattan armed with a prestigious scholarship at Columbia University. When Mitchell van Leuven—a New Yorker with the bluest of blue New York blood—captures her heart with his stunning good looks and a penchant for all things erotic, life seems truly glorious...until a thin blue line signals a wrinkle in Esme’s tidy plan. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he suddenly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all. Determined to master everything from Degas to diapers, Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore, finding solace in George, the laconic owner addicted to spirulina, and Luke, the taciturn, guitar-playing night manager. The oddball customers are a welcome relief from Columbia’s high-pressure halls, but the store is struggling to survive in this city where nothing seems to last. When Mitchell recants his criticism, his passion and promises are hard to resist. But if Esme gives him a second chance, will she, like her beloved bookstore, lose more than she can handle? A sharply observed and evocative tale of learning to face reality without giving up on your dreams, The Bookstore is sheer enchantment from start to finish.Bookstore - Book Lovers' Soy Candle - 8oz Jar
Lose yourself on a lazy afternoon, cup of coffee in hand, while wandering endless aisles of bookshelves. This sweet, cozy blend of earthy fragrances will have you feeling like home is where the bookstore is.
$18.00Deadly Stillwater: A compelling crime thriller (Mac McRyan Mystery Series Book)
THE CRIME SERIES WITH OVER 1.5 MILLION DOWNLOADS and 17,000+ REVIEWSNew York Times & USA Today Bestselling Mystery Series** New release - Next Girl On The List - a serial killer thriller ** TWO GIRLS GONE...Shannon hustled to her car and dug into her black purse, searching for her car keys, "Where the heck did they go?" He quickly put his hand over her mouth as she screamed and thrashed, slid the van door open, and dragged her inside... She tried to scream through the duct tape pasted over her mouth. Smith could see the horror in Shannon's eyes. It was only the beginning...ONE DETECTIVE UNDER PRESSURE...The ruggedly handsome Mac McRyan, a fourth-generation cop, is faced with a complicated brazen daytime kidnapping, a media storm surrounding the case, and political scrutiny. An abduction is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the heart and soul of the St. Paul Police Department.NO TIME LEFT...From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, DEADLY STILLWATER is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute.MCRYAN MYSTERY, THRILLER, SUSPENSE AND CRIME SERIES:FIRST CASE: Murder Alley - Book 1THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY - Book 2 - USA TODAY Bestseller DEADLY STILLWATER - Book 3 - Free + audio $1.99FIRST DEADLY CONSPIRACY - Books 1-3 Boxset - New York Times & USA TODAY BestsellerELECTING TO MURDER - Book 4FATALLY BOUND - Book 5 - USA TODAY BestsellerBLOOD SILENCE - Book 6 - USA TODAY BestsellerNEXT GIRL ON THE LIST - Book 7 - New ReleaseTo receive a free copy of a McRyan Mystery Series spin-off episode when it is published join my new release list at www.RogerStelljes.comVince Flynn described Roger Stelljes as "A powerful new thriller voice." Fans of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels will enjoy this fast-moving story of murder and greed, the cast of colorful characters, and its setting in and around historic St. Paul, Minnesota. "Deadly Stillwater" was named the Midwest Book Awards Winner - Genre Fiction - MIPA Book Awards.FIRST CASE: Murder Alley - McRyan MysteriesAn emotionally charged investigation full of unexpected twists and turns, Mac McRyan will need to follow a convoluted trail of evidence, secrets, and hidden agendas to help solve a murder mystery that is his first case.THE ST. PAUL CONSPIRACY - McRyan MysteriesA complex murder investigation with repercussions far beyond an ordinary serial killer case - national and political security concerns lie at the root of this tangled, fast-paced gritty crime novel. Merit Award Winner - Commercial Fiction: MIPA Book Awards and a MN Book Awards Nominee.DEADLY STILLWATER - McRyan MysteriesTwo girls gone... A complicated brazen daytime kidnapping is just the beginning in a case of betrayal and revenge that will ultimately strike at the soul of the St. Paul Police Department. From the searing streets of St. Paul to the murky waters of the St. Croix River, Deadly Stillwater is a book you won't be able to put down until its last gripping minute. MIPA - Midwest Book Awards Winner - Genre FictionELECTING TO MURDER - McRyan MysteriesRuthless killers...grisly deaths...escalating stakes... A clandestine late night meeting in Kentucky, a murder in a seedy St. Paul motel, a mysterious investigator operating in the shadows and dueling political masterminds all collide to provide Mac McRyan with the ultimate test in Electing To Murder.FATALLY BOUND - McRyan MysteriesFatally bound... by one mystery with deadly results. Fatally bound... by one decision with deadly consequences. Fatally bound... by one killer with deadly intentions. A brilliant, methodical and vicious killer is on a mission leaving a trail of bodies in this suspenseful and nerve-fraying mystery with an ingenious plot.Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel
A Winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco ChronicleThe Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The customers are few, and they never seem to buy anything―instead, they "check out" large, obscure volumes from strange corners of the store. Suspicious, Clay engineers an analysis of the clientele's behavior, seeking help from his variously talented friends. But when they bring their findings to Mr. Penumbra, they discover the bookstore's secrets extend far beyond its walls. Rendered with irresistible brio and dazzling intelligence, Robin Sloan's Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is exactly what it sounds like: an establishment you have to enter and will never want to leave.
$3.85FabJob Guide to Become a Bookstore Owner (With CD-ROM) (FabJob Guides)
Get Paid to Read, Buy and Sell Books Imagine having a rewarding career as a bookstore owner. You will have the freedom to make your own decisions and express your creative spirit while you discover new books and share old favorites. Order the FabJob Guide to Become a Bookstore Owner to learn: How to decide what type of bookstore to open How to prepare a business plan and get financing to open your bookstore Where to get books and other products for your store and how to determine their selling price How to set up your bookstore to increase sales How to market your bookstore business to attract customers The print book includes a bonus CD-ROM with forms and samples you can use in starting your own business. Visit FabJob.com for career guides. This book is now a textbook for the International Association of Professions Career College. Bookstore Owner Certificate Courses are available from the publisher's website.
$19.95Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
This irresistible collection is proof positive that booksellers everywhere are heroes A simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese―“What is your biggest pet peeve?”―inspired Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore. “Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?” “Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?” “I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?” “Excuse me . . . is this book edible?” Filled with fun and quirky illustrations by the award-winning Brothers McLeod and featuring contributions from booksellers across the United States and Canada, as well as the author’s native UK, Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores is a celebration of bookstores, large and small, and of the brilliant booksellers who toil in those literary fields, as well as the myriad of colorful characters that walk through the doors everyday. 60 b&w illustrations
$6.97Book Store Literature Fiction Dictionary Bestseller Bible LED Light Sign 200026 Color Blue
Approximately size: W 12"x H 8.75" (W 300mm x H 220mm), 100% Engraving (no laser, no paint) Carved with the latest 3D. Made of highest quality clear acrylic plastic and lighting. Suitable for 110v~240v power, provide a plug with voltage based on your country's standard: US 2 pin plug; AU adaptor; EU adaptor. With a metal chain for hanging up anywhere you like. Just plug to turn it on and light up.
$37.99White Mountain Puzzles Old Book Store - 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
The Old Book Store jigsaw puzzle features a nostalgic scene from an English Village by artist Steve Crisp. What better way to spend an afternoon than in a comfortable old bookstore with sagging shelves and good company? Classic titles are piled wherever there's room in this jigsaw, and there's even a sign in the puzzle that there will be a book signing come Saturday - dogs welcome!