We are finally catching our breath!
To start the New Year off we are having a New Year's Day Sale. 20% off Everything!
No store credit will be accepted during the sale.
Store Hours 10:00am-9:00pm
Come on by!
We think books that are over 250 years old are pretty cool!
The Eighth Edition Corrected and Enlarged edition of
The Present State of Great Britain and Ireland in Three Parts with a
frontis of George !! from 1738 ($350.00), open in the foreground, is just
one of the many rare and antiquarian books you'll find in our balcony
showroom. Enjoy the look and feel of old books? Visit us today and take a stroll through the centuries.
|Follow the stairs|
|to the balcony|
Visit our Vintage Children's collection on the balcony level and revisit some childhood favorites of years past. Included in the photo: Ingri & Edgar D'Aulaire's George Washington 1936, Doubleday , Doran & Co. $29.99 Perrault's Aurore ou La fille de la Belle Au Bois Dormant Librairie Bernardin-Bechet $34.99 Fluffy Puffy and Muffy 1944, Samuel Lowe Company $19.99 Cornelia Meigs' The Wonderful Locomotive 1928, The Macmillian Company $24.99 Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess Illustrated by Tasha Tudor 1963, j.B. Lippincott Co. $14.99 Anna Sewell's Black Beauty Pictures by Charles Mozley First Printing 1959, Franklin Watts $9.99 Ken Anderson's Winky Lost in the Rockies 1944, Zondervan Publishing House $9.99 Perhaps you'll find some treasured gem from your past to share with a new generation of readers.
Check out our showcase of unique and collectible gifts under $175 housed in the Calendar and Minnesota Book area of the store .
You'll find incredible goodies like...
Gorey's The Gorey Alphabet (First Edition $45,)
a signed copy of Jim Carroll's Basketball Diaries ($75) and a wonderful copy of Annichen Bohn's Norwegian Knitting Design. ($75.)
Plus many more hand selected gifts from our collection.
The Icarus Deception
"In Seth Godin's most inspiring book yet, he challenges readers to find the courage to treat their work as a form of art. Whether you're a teacher, engineer, doctor, middle manager, or customer service rep, you can fly higher by bringing your best self to work. You can care about what you're doing today and how you can improve tomorrow. Godin shows us how it's possible, and convinces us why it's essential".
|I Love you so Much|
|I believe in You|
Excitement of the day yesterday
Jeff Kinney stopped by here at Magers and Quinn and graciously signed copies of his new book *The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 7)*, as well as backlist titles.
Jeff is making his way around the country in the Wimpy Kid bus and it was a delight to meet
him and have him in the store!
GREAT MODERN MEMOIRS: As a practitioner of that sticky genre of memoir writing, I am drawn to the art of great story telling that utilizes all of the elements of the best fiction writing while working with the raw chaotic materials of real life. I believe that the writer of memoir is not allowed to make stuff up. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: (well known master works such as THE LIAR'S CLUB, ANGELA'S ASHES, THIS BOY'S LIFE,TRUTH & BEAUTY, WILD, THE GLASS CASTLE & everything SEDARIS, LAMOTT, EGGERS, and KLOSTERMAN excluded but enthusiastically recommended -- they don't need my plug.)
SO YOU WANNA BE A ROCK AND ROLL STAR, Jacob Slichter Semisonic drummer Slichter artfully re-creates the personal & professional journey that plummeted this Minneapolis band to the top of the charts in the late '90s. Written with thoughtfulness, skill, and wit, a fascinating tale for musicians and music lovers as well of fans of great writing. EVERYTHING I'M CRACKED UP TO BE, Jen Trynin In the mid 1990s Trynin found herself in one of the largest major record label bidding wars of that time when indie artists were being wined and dine based on the meteoric success of Nirvana's NEVERMIND. A funny, heartbreaking account
of an artist as a young woman feeling her way through life and big business.. THE BILL FROM MY FATHER, Bernard Cooper A most heart-breaking and at times hilarious account of a man trying to know and understand his baffling father in both life and death. Cooper is a poet and his prose is gorgeous.
THE TENDER BAR, J.R. Moehringer The romantic allure of a bar named Dicken's is the main character in this coming of age memoir.
Moehringer finds family, salvation, and community inside this Long Island watering hole until it catches up with him in that way that bars often do. LOVE IS A MIX TAPE, Rob Sheffield
This memoir is about two young music lovers in love set in the late '80s and early '90s. Anyone interested in the great music from those years and capable of appreciating a heart-breaking love story will be forever moved by Sheffield's great big heart. DARKROOM, Jill Christman A criminally under-appreciated master work, DARKROOM is one of the most gorgeously written, wise and thoughtful memoirs I have ever read. Dealing with family tragedy, abuse, and self-destructiveness, Christman is never a victim but
instead a clear-eyed witness who overcomes unspeakable adversity.
UNDRESS ME IN THE TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, Susan Jane Gilman Why this was never a bestseller is beyond me. A recounting of a youthful trip to the far corners of the earth with an unstable travel companion, this memoir is beautifully written and riveting. I COULD TELL YOU STORIES, Patricia Hampl St. Paul's Hampl is, to my mind, the foremost expert and practitioner of memoir writing today. All of her memoirs are superb, but this one is an essay collection discussing and deconstructing the genre and the way it can and should be practiced. I consider it a memoirist's bible.
THE BOYS OF MY YOUTH, Joanne Beard A beautifully wrought essay collection by another of our great memoirist, it's the book from which I pluck most of my teaching materials. Beard's eye for sensory detail is second to none, and her writing voice is crystal clear, funny, and thoughtful. NOT THAT YOU ASKED, Steve Almond
Because we need to laugh out loud while reading as often as possible,
this one had me in stitches, and it's wise, thoughtful, and well-written.
THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC TO GIRLS, Lavinia Greenlaw A haunting memoir about an English childhood in the 1970s. Music is the governing theme while Greenlaw examines with a sharp eye for detail family and social issues. TOWNIE, Andre Dubus III An incredible account of a challenging childhood and quest for identity, this is the modern day answer to Frank Conroy's STOP-TIME.
We have plenty of these fine books on display.
Come on in and check them out!
Thanks to Laurie for sharing with us.