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We're going in a slightly different direction with This Week's Special, a young adult novel set in Pittsburgh during WW II that views the homefront and the war through the eyes of an eleven year old girl. Check out This Week's Special and save 20%.
What a spectacular Festival of Mystery we had last Monday. Over 300 fans met with 50 authors and bought books at the rate of about 5 a minute. Sales were up 25% from last year's very successful Festival and many of the purchases were the first in a series--good news for future sales for those authors.
Out thanks to all of you who came and made the Festival a success and especially to the many volunteers without whom the Festival would simply not be possible.
We congratulate all the winners and nominees and especially Hank Ryan Phillippi who recently attended our Little Night of Romance and Donna Andrews who just visited us for the Festival. Hank's debut Face Time was a Best First Novel winner while Donna won with her short story A Rat's Tale.
The April Best Sellers have been compiled and we've got an interesting assortment of books in all genres as a result of the Little Night of Romance, The Festival of Mystery, author appearances and book clubs.
You'll find the complete list in our April Best Sellers
Michael Chabon, Dean Koontz, Kerry Greenwood and Barbara Cleverly are among the authors you'll find in our new arrivals in the past weeks. Check back next week, too, as we expect a pretty large number of May books to arrive early in the week.
You'll find the complete list at New Arrivals.
Our next event will be Charlaine Harris on Saturday, May 17. Unfortunately, the Coffee & Crime breakfast is sold out but you are welcome to come at 10:30 for the talk and signing at no charge.
On Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 we'll be having a unique event, a book club dinner with Marsha Mehran, author of Pomegranate Soup. Marsha will be here with Rosewater and Soda Bread, a continuation of the story of three Iranian sisters who find themselves living in a small Irish village where they open a restaurant serving their national food.
Full details on our website. The dinner is filling up rapidy, so reserve soon.
On Thursday, May 29 at 7 pm we'll be having a special showing of Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull at the Oaks Theater. Our special guest will be best-seller James Rollins, author of the novelization of the movie.
Full details on our website
Keep on reading,
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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