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    ... From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@capitolbook.com] Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 9:47 AM To: Capitol Book E-Letter List Subject: WARNING: A LONG
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      From: Capitol Book [mailto:capitolbook@...]
      Sent: Friday, October 26, 2001 9:47 AM
      To: Capitol Book E-Letter List

      The Capitol Book Newsletter
      Friday October 26, 2001

      Today's Contents:
      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.


      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 Bilger’s “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 Carter’s
      boyhood memoir “An Hour Before Daylight.” Was $26, now $8.99.

      Lynne Hinton’s “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. Cheryl’s highest recommendation. Paper, was $14, now $5.99.

      “Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden” Here’s 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 Scicolone’s “The Antipasto Table.” The little beginnings of the
      Italian meal, deliciousness abounds. Paper, was $17.95, now $4.99.

      “The Teen’s 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 doesn’t even own a microwave, but she does own this book.
      Barbara Kafka’s “Microwave Gourmet” is the cadillac of the microwave
      books. Paper, was $16, now $7.99.

      “Monet’s 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. Whaley’s 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.


      “Shakespeare’s 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.


      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 woman’s search for the brother ran away from
      home years before. Paper, was $12.50, now $4.99.

      CATS & DOGS

      “Dog Dogs” yes, that’s the name of Elliot Erwitt’s 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-“Buster’s 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 Thomas’s “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 it’s 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 Fairy’s 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 McDonnell’s 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 Cousins’s 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 Macaulay’s “The Way Things Work” is the ultimate
      guide to the world of machines for curious young adults. Just $6.99.

      “The Children’s Homer” has been a classic since 1918. Unequaled as an
      introduction to the classic myths for young readers. Paper, was $9.95,
      now $3.99.


      Edward Streeter’s “Father of the Bride” includes the original
      illustrations by Gluyas Williams. It’s the 50th anniversary edition of
      a book that manages to be both timely and old fashioned. Was $23, now

      Larry McMurtry’s “Lonesome Dove.” Isn’t it time you read it again? Was
      $30, now $8.99.

      John Lennon’s “ 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 Stone’s “The President’s Lady” is the perennial bestseller about
      Rachel Jackson. Love, war and politics. Paper, was $14.95, now $3.99.

      Edward Rutherford’s “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. That’s less than a penny per page!

      One of British writer Peter Robinson’s 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 King’s ‘The Green Mile.” Was $25, now

      Three by Lois Battle: We’ve 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.


      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 one’s 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 Mother’s Daughters.” Ain’t 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 Tam’s
      “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 “Halliwell’s Who’s 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 fiction’s best gardens to life.
      Includes gardens from Bronte, Hardy, Wharton, Fitzgerald and more. Was
      $21.95, now $6.99.


      Dava Sobel’s “Galileo’s Daughter” has been a bestseller in hardcover and
      paper. Paper, was $14, now $6.99.

      Scott Donaldson’s “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, isn’t 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 Darnton’s “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.


      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.
      From $4.99-$7.99.


      “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.

      “Season’s Greetings from the White House” The collection of
      Presidential Christmas cards, messages and gifts. Was $39.95, now

      Perennial CB&N favorite Berkeley Breathed’s “Red Ranger Came Calling.”
      Paper, was $6.95, now $3.99. How can you resist it?

      Subtle style. Tricia Foley’s “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 .

      Thomas Upchurch
      Capitol Book & News Company
      1140 E. Fairview Avenue
      Montgomery, AL 36106
      334-265-1473 Voice
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