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With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday May 10 why not skip the usual flowers, candy, scented candle and bath salts and instead deliver a unique and enjoyable afternoon with author Diane Mott Davidson?
Diane's event is on Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm and tickets are $30 which admits two people and includes one copy of her new book, Fatally Flaky. The book is in stock now so you can buy a ticket and get your copy of the book now, deliver them mom and then come to the event the following Sunday for the talk and signing.
If that doesn't work for you we've got other choices of books for Mother's Day including Mary Higgins Clark's Just Take My Heart or Jane K. Cleland's Killer Keepsakes. Plenty of other mystery choices in all genres, just stop in or call us at 888-800-6078 and we'll suggest the perfect mystery for mom.
You'll also find a number of non-mystery choices in our Mother's Day gift ideas that include books ranging from the inspirational to the incisive. You'll find our suggestions on the left-hand side menu under Gift Ideas and then Mother's Day.
Release of Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith will bring joy to the legions of fans for this excellent series featuring the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and its chief detective, Precious Ramotswe, who certainly qualifies as traditionally built.
We've also been enjoying the televised version of the series now appearing on HBO on Sunday nights at 8 pm. The late Anthony Minghella was the creative spirit behind the adaptatation which is simply superb. The cinematogphray, location filming and, most of all, the excellent cast bring this series to life almost exactly as we had imagined it from the books. Highly recommended. If you don't get HBO, the first season will be coming out in DVD and you can even sign up for it Netflix now.
Beginning with Books, a nationally recognized literacy organization located here in Pittsburgh, has announced their choices for Best Books for Babies, 2009. This list of ten books published in 2008, offers a quality assortment of both board books and hardcovers suitable for the youngest budding readers.
Any of these Best Books for Babies would make a perfect baby shower, newborn or grandchild gift.
Beginning with Books provide a variety of training and support services for early literacy and has been our charity of choice for many years. You can find out more about their programs and how you can become involved on their website.
The April-May edtion of the MLB News, including the Festival of Mystery insert, is now available for download. This is the final print version.
Just click on this link and you'll see the April-May News in your web browser just as it appears in print. If you don't care to read the News on your computer screen, simply print it out. Be sure to use the Adobe Reader print button not the print button for your web browser.
We've got some signed books that are either here or coming in the next few weeks. Quantities are limited so place your order now.
New arrivals for April are about done but we've started to see some early May releases including a new Alexander McCall Smith, Iris Johansen, George Pelecanos, Clea Simon and others. Take a look at our New Arrivals page and you'll a dozen or more new titles received since last week.
Check our New Arrivals for page for everything new at MLB.
The Fourteenth Festival of Mystery will be held on Monday, May 4. The Festival will once again be held at the Greek Orthodox Church about 5 blocks from the store from 4 to 9 pm. We've got a terrific line-up of authors, many new to the Festival along with a number of old favorites.
Tickets are available in advance at $7 each, $8 at the door.
MLB favorite Lisa Scottoline will be at the store on Saturday, May 16 at 11 am for a talk, signing and Tasty Cake throwdown--an annual tradition at MLB. She's here with a spectacular new novel, Look Again, which takes Lisa to new heights of suspense and plot complexity. Please call 412-828-4877 or use of contact form if you can join us.
If you can't join us, you can still get a signed copy of Look Again, preorder now.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
Think spring-like thoughts.
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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