Archive for December, 2009

Dec 29 2009

A Few Big Sellers

Published by under Current Read

**New Feature** You can click on the book or the title to BUY NOW from us!   I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar by Sharon Eliza Nichols (St. Martin’s Griffin, $9.99). This has been huge for us this fall. Folks are  buying multiple copies at once. It’s a compilation of photographs of signage with […]

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Dec 23 2009

Since I’m Working From Home

Published by under News,Subby Love

I listen to A LOT of NPR.  Many of you may have heard me rant about how much I dislike Terry Gross and love Diane Rehm.   I’ve since  narrowed that down to disliking Terry Gross the interviewer but liking the topics she discusses.  Perhaps Fresh Air just needs a new host and I’d be happier.  […]

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Dec 21 2009

Guess what, not everyone wants to live on the coast

Published by under Lou Life,Misc.

Does anyone else hate the phrase “flyover country”?

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Dec 13 2009

Holiday Window 2009

Published by under Events,Lou Life,Subby Love

Cool, isn’t it?  It’s ALL Marina.  Our entry in the window decorating contest for the Loop this year, for the book/movie Snow Falling on Cedars.  This year there was a people’s choice, with the  Loop  crowds voting by dropping coins in a can at their favorite window. Each business chose the charity they wanted the money […]

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Dec 08 2009

Tomorrow, Wednesday

Published by under Events,Lou Life

Wednesday December 9 Reading/Signing with Sharon Shinn for Gateway, 6pm @ Buder Branch of SLPL Sharon Shinn is an immensely popular science-fiction writer who just happens to be a St. Louisan.  Her young adult science fiction have made Best Of lists including the ALA list of Best Books for Young Adults. Gateway is her newest YA […]

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Dec 08 2009

Holiday Hours

Published by under Misc.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Saturday 12/12  10-10 Monday 12/14-Thursday 12/17  10-8:30 Friday/Saturday 12/18-12/19  10-10 Sunday 12/20  10-8 Monday 12/21-Wednesday 12/23  10-10 Thursday 12/24  10-6 Friday 12/25  Closed Thursday 12/31  11-5 Friday 1/1  Closed

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Dec 05 2009

Just Confirmed. Tonight! 6:30.

Published by under Events,Full of ideas,Lou Life

For Light up the Loop tonight, we’re having storyteller extraordinaire Georgy Rock tell tales relating to the season.  She’s so good that she knows stories relating to all the winter holidays.  It’ll be truly magical.  Georgy tells stories, sings and performs and she’s bringing a guitarist with her tonight.  Starts at 6:30, at Subterranean. Light […]

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Dec 04 2009

The Customer is Always Right

Published by under Full of ideas

The other day a customer asked me if I had in fact read any of Infinite Jest (Mr. Wallace’s Opus). I answered that I had read the first few pages but it just seemed like a lot of details. Then he said probably the most genius thing uttered in the store that day (other then […]

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Dec 03 2009


Published by under Events,Lou Life

Tonight, Thursday December 3, 7pm @ Subterranean Reading/Signing with Kevin Belford for Devil at the Confluence @ Subterranean, Free Out of ragtime, out of jazz, out of big band music and beyond, American music came into its own due to the talents and experiences of the musicians at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi […]

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Dec 03 2009

The Best Five Books To Share With Your Friends

Published by under Current Read,Subby Love

               NPR via Shelf Awareness. Those of us who are forever pushing books onto friends harbor few illusions about the practice. We know we may never get the books back and that, if we do, they’ll bear scars of their journey — rings of dried coffee on the frontispiece, a spine so […]

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