Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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May 30, 2012
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Memorial Day has just passed and our MEMORIAL DAY SALE provides a 20% discount on all books in the War/Military and Espionage/Spy categories.      


And don't forget - any order of $50 or more qualifies for free media shipping in the U.S. (sorry international customers!).  Just look for and select the option (FREEMEDIA) during checkout.  

Latest additions to inventory
169 first editions to tempt you before they go to the masses on those horrible multi-dealer sites.  Featured are Wilbur Smith's first book When the Lion Feeds, four by Stephen Hunter, six from Lilian Jackson Braun's Cat Who series, a couple of early Taylor Caldwell titles, three by Patrick Dennis including one under the pseudonym Virginia Rowans, and signed copies of Susan Holzer's first three books.  Click here to see them all. 
On the road again... report
Short road trip this month as we attended the Ann Arbor Book Fair on May 20.  It was nice to see and chat with old friends.  The only disappointment was that Loren Estleman, who frequently attends the fair, did not make the event and my bag full of his books went unsigned.  A happy footnote: he is giving a talk at a local library and I expect to be attending! 

No fairs for us in June, but we will be back on the road in July.  Details soon!  And don't forget, if you can't make it to one of the fairs, you can see what I'm taking from the comfort of your computer.   Click here to shop the fairs from home!   
Odds and Ends
Musical activity for me, now that Titanic - The Musical and The Secret Garden have come and gone:  A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at St. Dunstan's in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  Should be a lot of fun!

Recent reads:  The Spy in Question by Tim Sebastian and Candlemoth by Roger Jon Ellory.  I thought the Sebastian book (his first novel) had an authentic feel, full of mistrust and multiple agendas.  It certainly didn't make me forget John le Carre, but I will probably give Sebastian another try.  The Ellory book is also a first novel.  It was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger Award and falls in the crime category, but it really is literature.  A coming-of-age novel that takes us through America in the late 1950s through the early 1970s.  I liked this quite a bit, but my next book is going to need a lot more action!  

Ken Hebenstreit, Bookseller | 813 N. Washington Ave. | Royal Oak | MI | 48067

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