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The Capitol Book Newsletter
Friday October 26, 2001
1. Thank You
2. LOTS of new sale books
Thanks to all who bought the New York Times September 12 edition. We
sold out in just a day or two, and sent all your $10 contributions in to
the Red Cross a few days later. It came to a total of $500.
SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE MONEY
Cheryl reports on a huge new shipment of sale books......
Classic Crews: A Harry Crews Reader includes three complete books and
three essays by a Southern gothic original. Paper, was $16, now $5.99.
Burkhard Bilgers Noodling for Flatheads Some of the less well known
aspects of life in the South: moonshine, catfish, cockfights, chitlins
and a plague of frogs. Was $24, now $6.99.
Dick Estell just read it on Radio Reader, some of you made it a
bestseller, and the rest of you have waited long enough. Jimmy Carters
boyhood memoir An Hour Before Daylight. Was $26, now $8.99.
Lynne Hintons Friendship Cake is the story of a group of North
Carolina women putting together a church cookbook. Was $20, now $6.99.
Clear Springs by Bobbie Anne Mason is a memoir which joins the stories
of her siblings, her parents and her grandparents in an unforgettable
book. Cheryls highest recommendation. Paper, was $14, now $5.99.
Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden Heres a chance to spend some
time with doyenne of Old Charleston Society, and love it. Paper, was
$12, now $4.99.
Crazy Ladies by Michael Lee West is an old favorite of both Eleanor
and Cheryl. Three outlandish Southern women in small town Tennessee
learn the truth about life paper, was $14, now $5.99.
Two by Alabama native Bob Inman: Home Fires Burning and Dairy Queen
Days. Paper, were $12.95, now $6.99.
Michele Scicolones The Antipasto Table. The little beginnings of the
Italian meal, deliciousness abounds. Paper, was $17.95, now $4.99.
The Teens Vegetarian Cookbook. The title tells it all. Paper, was
$9.99, now $3.99.
First published in 1942, Cross Creek Cookery is by Marjorie Kinnan
Rawlings, whose most famous work was The Yearling. Readers demanded
this book after reading Cross Creek her memoir of life in a Florida
hamlet. Paper, was $12, now $5.99.
Asian Ingredients. Once you make the unfamiliar familiar, your exotic
cooking skills will rise accordingly. Paper, was $18, now $5.99.
Cheryl doesnt even own a microwave, but she does own this book.
Barbara Kafkas Microwave Gourmet is the cadillac of the microwave
books. Paper, was $16, now $7.99.
Monets Table Do you wish you were at Giverny? Eating the finest,
freshest, food in a beautiful garden? Well, this is the next best
thing. Was $34.50, now $12.99.
Mrs. Whaleys Charleston Kitchen; Advice, Opinions and 100 Recipes
from a Southern Legend. Exemplifies comfortable entertaining.
Paper, was $12, now $4.99.
In the French Kitchen Garden; the Joys of Cultivating a Potager is by
Georgeanne Brennan with lovely watercolor illustrations by Melissa
Sweet. How to cultivate classic herbs and seasonal ingredients so there
is always something fresh to cook with. Was $18.95, mow $6.99.
Shakespeares Kings by John Julius Norwich; in which the author
compares the plays with the history that inspired them. Was $30, now
After seeing I, Claudius on Masterpiece Theatre, Thomas had to read
the original: Suetonius The Twelve Caesars. Astringent, dramatic,
entertaining. Paper, was $12.95, now $6.99.
Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece by W.H.D. Rouse. First
published in 1934, it has become one of the most popular, enduring and
captivating retellings of the ancient myths. Paper, was $12, now $5.99.
FOUR BY MANETTE ANSAY
This is the one that hooked us: Midnight Champagne the story of a
wedding, in which every family member, every guest and every observer
gets their say. Paper, was $13, now $4.99.
Read This and Tell Me What It Says is a collection of short stories.
There are many great quotes on the cover, here is the best one like
geodes: plain on the outside, but revealing, when split, unexpected
colors. -L.A. Times Book Review. Paper, was $11, now $4.99.
Vinegar Hill The Washington Post called this one sweet, tender, and
chilling. Paper, was $12, now $4.99.
Sister is the story of a womans search for the brother ran away from
home years before. Paper, was $12.50, now $4.99.
CATS & DOGS
Dog Dogs yes, thats the name of Elliot Erwitts collection of black
and white photographs of the canine race. A gem. Paper, was $9.95, now
Get ready for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show; Dog Eat Dog is a
very human book about dogs, their owners and the dog shows we love, by
two of our favorite writers Jane and Michael Stern. Was $22, now $5.99.
The Social Lives of Dogs; the Grace of Canine Company is by Elizabeth
Marshall Thomas. Dog lovers will find this one riveting, all others may
move on the on the next category. Was $24, now $6.99.
Audio for the dog-lover: The Hidden Life of Dogs written by Elizabeth
Marshall Thomas , read by Swoosie Kurtz, was $17, now $6.99.
Also on Audio-Busters Diaries read by the author Roy Hattersley. The
true story of a dog and his man (told by the dog, uproarious.) Was
$17.98, now $6.99.
And for the other half of you, Elizabeth Marshall Thomass The Tribe of
the Tiger; Cats and Their Culture. Paper, was $12, now $4.99.
Could You Love Me Like My Cat? Could you tell me its time to get up
by purring in my ear? Paper. Was $6.95, now $2.99.
The Cat Who Covered the World by Christopher Wren. Henrietta traveled
the world with her family as Wren reported from Moscow, Cairo, Ottawa
and Johannesburg. Was $21, now $6.99.
The Quotable Feline Photos and quotes, as in: The smallest feline
is a masterpiece.- Leonardo Da Vinci. Was $20, now $6.99.
The Fairys Mistake by Gail Carson Levine. Cheryl read this one aloud
on the family beach trip last year and everyone was entranced. Really.
Hardcover, was $8.95, now $3.99.
Flora McDonnells ABC is a colorful introduction to the alphabet. Was
$16.99, now $6.99.
Happy Birthday Maisy Lift the flaps, pull the tabs. Have fun with
Lucy Cousinss adorable mouse. Was $12.99, now $5.99.
Fifth grade students invited fifty well known people to choose their
favorite poem, and tell why. Poems For Life collects both the
responses and the poems that inspired them. Paper, was $10, now $3.99.
This CD-ROM of David Macaulays The Way Things Work is the ultimate
guide to the world of machines for curious young adults. Just $6.99.
The Childrens Homer has been a classic since 1918. Unequaled as an
introduction to the classic myths for young readers. Paper, was $9.95,
Edward Streeters Father of the Bride includes the original
illustrations by Gluyas Williams. Its the 50th anniversary edition of
a book that manages to be both timely and old fashioned. Was $23, now
Larry McMurtrys Lonesome Dove. Isnt it time you read it again? Was
$30, now $8.99.
John Lennons In His Own Write proved the writing Beatle to be a
cross between James Thurber and Lewis Carroll. Try it for a wonderfoul
larf, Was $15, now $6.99.
Irving Stones The Presidents Lady is the perennial bestseller about
Rachel Jackson. Love, war and politics. Paper, was $14.95, now $3.99.
Edward Rutherfords London From the author of Sarum the history of
a city told through the lives both real and fictional characters.
830 pages. Was $25.95, now $7.99. Thats less than a penny per page!
One of British writer Peter Robinsons Alan Banks mysteries: Innocent
Graves. Was $21.95, now $5.99.
I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. Here are some of the quotes
from the back of this book stunning, gratifying, powerful, graceful,
wonderful, comic, thoughtful, triumphantly resolved, astonishing every
word from a different rave review. Paper, was $16, now $7.99.
Anna and the King of Siam is the fictional version of Mrs. Anna
Leonowens, whose work for King Mongkut of Siam in the 1820s inspired
The King and I. Paper, was $14, now $4.99.
Originally released in six separate paperbacks in 1996, now available in
one hardcover volume; Stephen Kings The Green Mile. Was $25, now
Three by Lois Battle: Weve been selling her very well ever since
Florabama Ladies. Here we have: A Habit of Blood, War Brides, and
Bed and Breakfast. All in paper, were $12.95, now $4.99.
FABULOUS ART BOOKS FROM PHAIDON PUBLISHERS
Phaidon has published some wonderful books in the last few years. We
thought they were bargains at the original prices. Just look at them
Five HUGE art books; all full color, at least five pounds each!
The Art Book Was $45, now $22.50.
The 20th Century Art Book Was $45, now $22.50.
The American Art Book Was $45, now $22.50.
The Garden Book Was $45, now $22.50.
The Photography Book Was $45, now $22.50.
The Mini version The Photo Book just like the big one, only smaller.
Was $9.95, now $4.99.
This ones little bitty. A Child Is Born Classic paintings of mother
and child. Was $8.95, now $4.99.
Also, four beautiful, smaller books of religious paintings:
Last Supper Was $19.95, now $9.99.
Descent Was $19.95, now $9.99.
Crucifixion Was $19.95, now $9.99.
Annunciation Was $19.95, now $9.99.
The New Yorker Book of Literary Cartoons. Our world and welcome to
it. Was $19.95, now $6.99.
The New Testament in Modern English translated by J.B.Phillips has
been a bestseller since 1958. Paper, was $10, now $3.99.
Cokie Roberts We Are Our Mothers Daughters. Aint that the truth
Paper, was $11, now $4.99.
On Doctoring Stories, poems and essays collected by Richard Reynolds
and John Stone by and about the healing art. Was $30, now $7.99.
A combination of fashion, style, photography and travel wrapped up in a
beautiful hip red vinyl package. This one is very cool. Vivienne Tams
China Chic Was $50, now $14.99.
Lifetime Encyclopedia of Letters: Revised and Expanded Never again
worry about what to say or how to say it. 981 model letters for
virtually any business or personal occasion. Was $35, now $12.99
w/CD-ROM, or $9.99 for the book alone.
The 13th edition of Halliwells Whos Who in the Movies. It is the
bestselling encyclopedia of film actors, directors, producers and
writers. 584 pages of very small print and fascinating resumes. Paper,
was $25, now $8.99.
Evening Gardens Planning and planting a landscape to dazzle the senses
after sundown. Paper, was $19.95, now $6.99.
The Literary Garden Bringing fictions best gardens to life.
Includes gardens from Bronte, Hardy, Wharton, Fitzgerald and more. Was
$21.95, now $6.99.
Dava Sobels Galileos Daughter has been a bestseller in hardcover and
paper. Paper, was $14, now $6.99.
Scott Donaldsons Hemingway vs. Fitzgerald chronicles the rise and
fall of a literary friendship. Paper, was $17.95, now $6.99.
Paris in the Fifties by Stanley Karnow, isnt this where we all wanted
to be? Was $25, now $5.99.
The Natures of John and William Bartram by Thomas Slaughter. The
nature of early America as seen through the eyes of two 18th century
botanical explorers. Was $27.50, now $6.99.
Lies My Teacher Told me Everything your American history book got
wrong. Paper, was $24.95, now $5.99.
Robert Darntons The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary
France. Purveying a political folklore of dissolute kings and wicked
ministers that wore away the layer of sacredness that made the monarchy
legitimate. Was $27.50, now $7.99.
VERY NICE CLASSICS
These are small clothbound hardcover editions of some of the best books
of all time.
Jane Eyre, Moby Dick, Nostromo, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and
Sensibility, Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Black Cat, Murders in the Rue
Morgue, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Red Badge of Courage, The
Scarlet Letter, Turn of the Screw, Wuthering Heights and Vanity Fair.
A Celebration in Song and Story Stories, poems, excerpts from
beloved novels, carols along with their music and history. Paper, was
$12.95, now $4.99.
Seasons Greetings from the White House The collection of
Presidential Christmas cards, messages and gifts. Was $39.95, now
Perennial CB&N favorite Berkeley Breatheds Red Ranger Came Calling.
Paper, was $6.95, now $3.99. How can you resist it?
Subtle style. Tricia Foleys White Christmas. Ideas for decorating
and entertaining. Was $22.95, now $8.99.
Certain Poor Shepherds is a tale by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas; the
shepherd of the title a dog watching over the sheep. A truly wonderful
book. Paper, was $9.95, now $2.99
You all know by now.....the good stuff (that is, the stuff YOU'RE
interested in) sells out fast....so email, call, or come by ASAP to
disappointment. And remember.....we're here on Saturdays 10-4 .
Capitol Book & News Company
1140 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106