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Dear %%First Name%%,
Our August Staff Picks will give you suggestions for reading just as we head into the final lap of vacation reading..
We're pleased to welcome Dennis Marsili to our store for a signing on Saturday, August 20. Dennis is a veteran of the New Kensington police and he's written an exiciting thriller, set in Pittsburgh, Excessive Forces.
Please stop by between 1 and 2 on Saturday to meet Dennis. As an added inducement, we'll take 10% of the price of the new book purchased at the event.
Please join us on August 26 at 7 pm for a Wine and Cheese Tasting with Ellen Crosby. Ellen is well known to MLB customers for her series featuring Virginia winemaker Lucie Montgomery. She'll be here with the sixth in the series, The Sauvignon Secret, which takes Lucie to California.
We'll feature an assortment of California wines to complement the talk and signing. If you're planning on coming please contact us soon to ensure a space.
As we move toward the end of summer we'll be celebrating at MLB with our Summer Thriller Chiller with two the hottest writers in the business.
Laura Lippman and Alafair Burke will join us on Sunday, August 28 at 2 pm for a talk and signing. To help you keep your cool during this hot event we'll supply popsicles in assorted flavors.
The event is free but be sure to let us know you're coming so we'll have enough treats.
We're moving closer to the launch date for our Ebook website with customer testing beginning the week of August 22.
We hope to open the store for business shortly thereafter.
We have further details of our plans as well as background information on various ebook alternatives on the website. Our thanks to the many customers who took the time to write to us about ebooks.
If you are an ebook user we'd like your help in testing out our ebook sales. Specifically we are looking for a Nook user who has a laptop, a Sony reader customer also with laptop and an iPad user.
If you're willing, we'd like you to come into the store and spend an hour or so with us making some ebook purchases through our website and loading them onto your reader. We'll compensate your ebook purchases with equivalent print books.
We received some additional August New Arrivals since our last email.
You'll find new titles by Laurie King, Colin Cotterill, Garry Disher, Anne Perry, Linwood Barclay and many others.
Be sure to check our New Arrivals for the latest in new books on our shelves.
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
We're over the 1,200 fan mark. How cool! Glad so many of you like to stop by our page. Check out the pictures from our wonderful Craig Johnson event, thanks to Steve Bucci, our official photographer.
Come visit us at facebook.com/mysterylovers where you can join the 1,235 folks who are already our fans.
Oh, no, it's August. Can the end of summer be in sight?
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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