Friday, April 30, 2010

Edgar Award Winner 2010

John Hart is awarded his second Edgar Award for Best Novel for The Last Child. He previously won in 2008 for Down River.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ayumi Irie (UI '09 Psychology) will give a free piano recital. The concert is informal, walk in, so feel free to look at books and pet the cats! :) Attendees can buy raffle tokens to win a piece from Ayumi's latest line of sweets decorations. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards prevention of teenage depre...ssion and suicide in families in Iowa.

There will be two sessions, one at noon and one at 1:30pm.

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** Update: 5/12/2010: this event has concluded but thank you to everyone who came! Ayumi was able to drop off a check for $100 to United Action for Youth. Thank you!
"Thomas Aquinas has been through enough without your help!" - Nialle, to Logan

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

On Sunday, May 16, author Erin Hart will read at the Haunted Bookshop from her new book, False Mermaid (Scribner, 2010).

The previous books in the Nora Gavin/Cormac Maguire mystery series, Haunted Ground and Lake of Sorrows, followed the work of an American pathologist and an Irish archaeologist investigating deaths in ...Ireland. The author's rich knowledge of Irish culture and history, combined with the taut suspense and mesmerizing atmosphere she surely mastered during her theatrical days, make each book a page-turning and vivid experience. Haunted Ground was nominated for both the Agatha and Anthony awards.

Erin Hart is not just an excellent author; she is also known for her gifts as a performer and musician. The last time she read here, she surprised us by transforming our reading space into an Irish cottage with a small peat fire. This is not a reading to miss!

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Another don't panic alert: Alternative Medicine is now between western Medicine and Biology; Psych is where Alt Med was; this is to make room for four big boxes of Native American Studies and new titles in Women's Studies and Sociology. Phew!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Film and TV buffs, don't be alarmed - your sections have moved onto the stage. This was so that we could make room for almost 200 more books in Eastern Religions and Sacred Writ!

"Contentious, self-absorbed little hobgoblins..." - Nialle

Pulitzer Winner 2010 Announced

We have a special announcement for the Pulitzer Winner in fiction this year. Paul Harding won for his novel Tinkers, and, in a fun side note, Harding is a graduate of the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop.

The Pulitzer Winner in History is an appropriate book, especially for our times, Liaquat Ahamed's Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World.

For General Nonfiction this year, David E. Hoffman was awarded the Pulitzer for The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy.

And, last but not least, the Pulitzer in Poetry was awarded to Rae Armantrout for Versed.

Monday, April 5, 2010

We're now putting out antiquarian books dealing with the U. S. Civil War, religious books from the early 1800's, and THE ANDREAS ATLAS OF IOWA - yes, the mammoth folio, colour tinted first edition - newly restored by our favourite bookbinder. We also have a 1719 study on the culture of fashion in Paris, still in the original full-leather binding, and dozens more newly arrived antiquarian titles.