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LATEST NEWS

Book Beat Newsletter January 2022

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Dear Friends and Readers, We’d like to give thanks and gratitude for your love of books and book-giving in 2021, and over the past 39 years as well. We sincerely appreciate you...

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January Reading Group Selection: Piranesi

The Book Beat reading group selection for January is Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, nominee for the World Fantasy Awards for 2021. This will be a virtual Zoom meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 26th at 7 PM. Books are available in the store now and are discounted 15%. If you would like to at...

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i arrogantly recommend… by Tom Bowden

[I arrogantly recommend… is a monthly column of small press and books-in-translation reviews by our friend, bibliophile, and retired pavement inspector Tom Bowden, who tells us, ‘This platform allows me to exponentially increase the number of people reached who have no use for such thing...

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Tom Bowden’s Top Ten, 2021

Tom Bowden is a local reviewer, educator of the Chinese language, and cultural mavin, who has been reviewing eclectic and important small press books and works in translation for the Book Beat newsletter since the pandemic. Bowden’s regular monthly column “i arrogantly recommend…&#...

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