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Our Fourteenth Festival of Mystery last Monday was a spectacular success. Crowds bigger than last year and sales that were up over 14% spelled our best Festival yet. We had folks from as far away as Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, New York and West Virginia and many new fans coming for their first Festival. We think they'll be back next year.
Our deep gratitude to our hardworking staff, who didn't finish posting sales until Tuesday night, our volunteers and our authors.
Beginning with Books, the early childhood literacy agency, raised over $500 from the raffle, in increase of 66% over last year. Our thanks to the generous authors who donated items for the raffle baskets.
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.
MLB favorite and best selling author Lisa Scottoline makes her annual trip to Oakmont on Saturday, May 16 at 11 am. We're holding the event in the store as we were unable to secure a larger venue. We look forward to Lisa's usual lively talk and discussion, complete with Tasty Cakes, although conditions will be standing room only.
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.
If you're planning on coming to the Diane Mott Davidson event on Sunday, May 17 at 2 pm you might be thinking about a delciious brunch beforehand. We've got the perfect choice right here in Oakmont at Mirabelle Restaurant. They have recently started a Sunday brunch which begins at 10 am. They have a wide assortment of tasty dishes ranging from Cheese Souffle to Eggs Benedict and Blueberry Pancakes. You'll find their complete menu on their website.
Show your Diane Mott Davidson ticket during Sunday Brunch on May 17 and get 10% off your check.
The winners of the 2009 Agatha Awards were announced at the Malice Domestic convention last Saturday. We're pleased to say that winners of both Best First Novel, Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet, and Best Novel, The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny, were guests at our Festival of Mystery last Monday. Congratulations to both.
You'll find the complete list of nominees and winners on our Agatha Awards 2009 page.
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.
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.
The New arrivals page shows a goodly number of new May titles since last week You'll find new titles by John Sandford, Elaine Viets, James Patterson, Charlaine Harris, Stuart Woods, Laurie R. King, Robert Barnard and a host of 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.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
Spring is almost here, I think.
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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