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The Books of Magic #3: The Children's Crusade

by Carla Jablonski

Do you believe in magic? Timothy Hunter is just like any other thirteen-year-old boy in London . . . except for the tiny fact that he might be the most powerful magician of his time. There is a secret world for children in danger, and right now it needs Tim's power to survive. But how can he help when he is still trying to figure out how to use his magic-and when certain dark forces seem to have sinister plans of their own?

The Books of Magic #4: Consequences

by Carla Jablonski

Do you believe in magic? Timothy Hunter is just like any other thirteen-year-old boy in London . . . except for the tiny fact that he might be the most powerful magician of his time. Tim has decided to finally tell his best friend Molly the truth about his magical destiny. But things get complicated when a familiar visitor from another realm shows up-someone determined to have his revenge on the great Timothy Hunter, whatever the cost.

The Books of Magic #5: Lost Places

by Carla Jablonski

Do you believe in magic? Timothy Hunter is just like any other thirteen-year-old boy in London . . . except for the tiny fact that he might be the most powerful magician of his time. Tim knows how stories work: knight saves princess from dragon, everyone lives happily ever after. Then his girlfriend, Molly, is abducted by a visitor from the future. Normally, of course, the hero would rescue the girl-but this is no ordinary fairy tale . . .

The Books of Magic #6: Reckonings

by Carla Jablonski

Timothy Hunter is just like any other thirteen-year-old boy in London . . . except for the tiny fact that he might be the most powerful magician of his time. The time has come for Tim to uncover the truth about himself, his parents, and his magic once and for all. But first he has to make some difficult choices-and risk a dangerous trip to confront the Faerie Queen, who wants him dead.

The Books of Rachel

by Joel Gross

Rachel in the Inquisition to a Rachel in Germany in 1944.

The Books of Raksura

by Martha Wells

The Complete Raksura Series, by Martha Wells. Containing Cloud Roads (2011), The Serpent Sea (2012), The Siren Depths (2013).

The Books of Raksura

by Martha Wells

The Complete Raksura Series, by Martha Wells. Containing Cloud Roads (2011), The Serpent Sea (2012), The Siren Depths (2013).

Books of Secrets: Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600

by Allison Kavey

How cultural categories shaped--and were shaped by--new ideas about controlling nature Ranging from alchemy to necromancy, "books of secrets" offered medieval readers an affordable and accessible collection of knowledge about the natural world. Allison Kavey's study traces the cultural relevance of these books and also charts their influence on the people who read them. Citing the importance of printers in choosing the books' contents, she points out how these books legitimized manipulating nature, thereby expanding cultural categories, such as masculinity, femininity, gentleman, lady, and midwife, to include the willful command of the natural world.

The Books of the Old Testament (Quik Notes)

by James K. Hoffmeir C. Hassell Bullock Alfred J. Hoerth David M. Barrett

This small book gives you the Old Testament in a nutshell. Included are historical overviews, book summaries, and theme highlights.

The Books of the Raksura

by Martha Wells

The Complete Raksura Series, by Martha Wells. Containing Cloud Roads (2011), The Serpent Sea (2012), The Siren Depths (2013).

Books on Asia from the Near East to the Far East

by Eleazar Birnbaum

This is a selected, annotated list of some 2,000 books on Asia in English and French currently in print, chosen with the aim of providing a long-term historical perspective for the general reader. The list is presented in four main parts: Asia as a whole; the Islamic world; India, South and Southeast Asia; the Far East. Subdivisions cover such topics as: general and reference works; history, social science, and law; history of literature; literature in translation; religion and ideas; arts, crafts, architecture, and science; and the lands in modern times.

The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable People

by Bethanne Patrick

One hundred of today's most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts--that made them who they are today. Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their passion with readers everywhere. Regan Arts has teamed up with the literary charity 826National, which will receive a portion of the book's proceeds to provide students ages 6-18 with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. Contributors include Al Roker, Carl Hiaasen, Dave Eggers, Emma Straub, Eric Idle, Fay Weldon, Fran Lebowitz, Gillian Flynn, Gregory Maguire, Jeff Kinney, Jim Shepard, Laura Lippmann, Lev Grossman, Liev Schreiber, Margaret Atwood, Mayim Bialik, Nelson DeMille, Rosanne Cash, Susan Orlean, Tim Gunn, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others.

Books That Changed The World

by Robert B. Downs

Books Are WeaponsBooks have wielded an immense power for good and evil throughout the history of the human race. Here is a thoughtful and probing discussion of sixteen of the most important works of all time which influenced history, economics, culture, civilization, and scientific thought from the Renaissance to the present day.Such widely different, but immensely powerful books as Hitler's Mein Kampf, which foreshadowed the death and destruction of World War II, Harvey's famous volume on blood circulation which revolutionized medical theory and treatment, Einstein's theories on relativity which opened the atomic age are clearly described in this provocative and readable volume. Dr. Downs, former President of the American Library Association and head of the University of Illinois Library, also shows the widespread and decisive influence of other great works, including Newton's presentation of his discovery of the laws of gravity, a cornerstone in scientific theory today, Darwin's Origin of Species which many churchmen thought contradicted the Bible, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin which is considered one of the major causes of the American Civil War, and Freud's Interpretation of Dreams, the great volume from the man who revolutionized modern man's thoughts about himself.Altogether, here is a fascinating presentation of books from many times which shows the tremendous power of the printed word on human development.

The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss

by Richard Shone John-Paul Stonard

An exemplary survey that reassesses the impact of the most important books to have shaped art history through the twentieth century Written by some of today's leading art historians and curators, this new collection provides an invaluable road map of the field by comparing and reexamining canonical works of art history. From Émile Mâle's magisterial study of thirteenth-century French art, first published in 1898, to Hans Belting's provocative Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, the book provides a concise and insightful overview of the history of art, told through its most enduring literature. Each of the essays looks at the impact of a single major book of art history, mapping the intellectual development of the writer under review, setting out the premises and argument of the book, considering its position within the broader field of art history, and analyzing its significance in the context of both its initial reception and its afterlife. An introduction by John-Paul Stonard explores how art history has been forged by outstanding contributions to scholarship, and by the dialogues and ruptures between them.

The Books They Gave Me: True Stories of Life, Love, and Lit

by Jen Adams

This beautiful full-color treasury of stories about gift book-giving celebrates the enduring power of literature: stories of significant books people have received and what those books mean to them.THE GIFT OF A BOOK BECOMES PART OF THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE. Perhaps it came with a note as simple as "This made me think of you," but it takes up residence in your heart and your home. The Books They Gave Me is a mixtape of stories behind books given and received. Some of the stories are poignant, some snarky, some romantic, some disastrous--but all are illuminating. Jen Adams collected nearly two hundred of the most provocative stories submitted to the tumblr blog TheBooksTheyGaveMe.com to capture the many ways books can change our lives and loves, revealing volumes about the relationships that inspired the gifts. These stories are, by turns, romantic, cynical, funny, dark, and hopeful. There's the poorly thought out gift of Lolita from a thirty-year-old man to a teenage girl. There's the couple who tried to read Ulysses together over the course of their long-distance relationship and never finished it. There's the girl whose school library wouldn't allow her to check out Fahrenheit 451, but who received it at Christmas with the note, "Little Sister: Read everything you can. Subvert Authority! Love always, your big brother." These are stories of people falling in love, regretting mistakes, and finding hope. Together they constitute a love letter to the book as physical object and inspiration. Illustrated in full color with the jackets of beloved editions, The Books They Gave Me is, above all, an uplifting testament to the power of literature.

Books to Die For

by John Connolly Declan Burke

The world's greatest mystery writers on the world's greatest mystery novels: Michael Connelly on The Little Sister . . . Kathy Reichs on The Silence of the Lambs . . . Mark Billingham on The Maltese Falcon . . . Ian Rankin on I Was Dora Suarez . . . With so many mystery novels to choose among, and so many new titles appearing each year, where should a reader start? What are the classics of the genre? Which are the hidden gems? In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, 119 authors from 20 countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought . . . I want more! *** "Why does the mystery novel enjoy such enduring appeal? There is no simple answer. It has a distinctive capacity for subtle social commentary, a concern with the disparity between law and justice, and a passion for order, however compromised. Even in the vision of the darkest of mystery writers, it provides us with a glimpse of the world as it might be, a world in which good men and women do not stand idly by and allow the worst aspects of human nature to triumph without opposition. It can touch upon all these facets while still entertaining the reader." --From the introduction of Books to Die For

Books vs. Looks

by Debbie Dadey Tatevik Avakyan

Kiki wants to start a book club, but Pearl tries to steal the spotlight with a rival fashion club in this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure.Kiki misses her brother, Yuta, who lives on the other side of the ocean. To help keep in touch, the two of them start a book club, and Kiki decides it would be fun to expand the club for all of Trident Academy. But Pearl doesn't want anything to do with a boring book club. Instead, she decides she's going to make the best club ever: a fashion club! Pearl will do anything to make sure the other students join her club instead of Kiki's, and offers free food, candy, and even prizes to draw them in. But will it be enough? Who will win the battle of the clubs?

Books Without Borders in Enlightenment Europe

by Jeffrey Freedman

Though the field of book history has long been divided into discrete national histories, books have seldom been as respectful of national borders as the historians who study them--least of all in the age of Enlightenment when French books reached readers throughout Europe. In this erudite and engagingly written study, Jeffrey Freedman examines one of the most important axes of the transnational book trade in Enlightenment Europe: the circulation of French books between France and the German-speaking lands. Focusing on the critical role of book dealers as cultural intermediaries, he follows French books through each stage of their journey--from the French-language printing shops where they were produced, to the wholesale book fairs in Leipzig, to retail book shops at locations scattered widely throughout Germany. At some of those locations, authorities reacted with alarm to the spread of French books, burning works of the radical French Enlightenment and punishing the booksellers who sold them. But officials had little power to curtail their circulation: the political fragmentation of the German lands made it virtually impossible to police the book trade. Largely unimpeded by censorship, French books circulated more freely in Germany than in the absolutist monarchy of France.In comparison, the flow of German books into the French market was negligible--an asymmetry that corresponded to the hierarchy of languages in Enlightenment Europe. But publishers in Switzerland produced French translations of German books. By means of title changes, creative editing, and mendacious advertising, the Swiss publishers adapted works of the German Enlightenment for an audience of French-readers that stretched from Dublin to Moscow.An innovative contribution to both the history of the book and the transnational study of the Enlightenment, Freedman's work tells a story of crucial importance to understanding the circulation of texts in an age in which the concept of World Literature had not yet been invented, but the phenomenon already existed.

Bookscout

by John Dunning

For a rare book, a desperate buyer turns to violenceSix days a week, Joel Beer hunts for books in Denver. He stalks them in bookstores and thrift stores, at yard sales and estate sales, his eyes scanning spines quickly and ruthlessly, searching for the $0.25 gem that he can resell for $250. If he were the only scout in town, he might be able to make a living, but there are close to a dozen full-timers now--including his archrival, Popeye Lamonica--and Joel is having trouble paying his rent. Facing eviction, Joel and his partner--a slow-witted vagrant named Lacy--go on the hunt. They are about to give up when they find an estate sale offering a $0.50 copy of Walter Behr's Something for Nothing that is worth $500. But Popeye sees it, too. To make this treasure his, Joel will do whatever it takes--even if it means sacrificing his career.

The Bookseller

by Mark Pryor

Who is killing the celebrated bouquinistes of Paris?Max-an elderly Paris bookstall owner-is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper.Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold?On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes. Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair.Just as the killer intended.

The Bookseller of Kabul

by Asne Seierstad Ingrid Christophersen

An unusually intimate glimpse of a typical Afghan family, gleaned from the author's 3-month stay with the bookseller's family. With a list of questions for reading groups.

The Bookshop Book

by Jen Campbell

We're not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We're talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I've-ever-been-to-bookshops. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that's invented the world's first antiquarian book vending machine. And that's just the beginning. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we've yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. -- "A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference." David Almond (The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)

The Bookshop Mystery (Girl Talk #30)

by L. E. Blair

Soon after bookstore owner Max Dalton gives Allison a copy of a famous mystery, she and her friends become entangled in the real-life mystery of why his most valuable books are being destroyed and why the shops on Main street are closing down. Meanwhile they are working on a class project to share nursery rhymes with kindergarten children. They plan to make Curds and Whey from the Little Miss Muffet poem, but they can't figure out what this old fashioned food is. They are scurrying to find answers and evidence before kind Old Mr. Dalton loses his store and their nursery rhyme presentation is due. Once you get to know Sabrina, Allison, Katie and Randy you'll want to get in on all of their girl talk. There are more than 30 more books in the Girl Talk series in the Bookshare Collection so you can start from the beginning with book #1, Welcome to Junior High, and continue with: #2 Face Off!, #3 The New You, #4 Rebel Rebel, #5 It's All in the Stars, #6 The Ghost of Eagle Mountain, #7 Odd Couple, #8 Stealing The Show, #9 Peer Pressure, #10 Falling in Like, #11 Mixed Feelings, #12 Drummer Girl, #13 The Winning Team, #14 Earth Alert!, #15 On The Air, #16 Here Comes The Bride, #17 Star Quality, #18 Keeping The Beat, #19 Family Affair, #20 Rockin' Class Trip, #21 Baby Talk, #22 Problem Dad, #23 House Party, #24 Cousins, #25 Horse Fever, #26 Beauty Queens, #27 Perfect Match, #28 Center Stage, and #29 Family Rules. More Girl Talk books are on the way.

The Bookshop on Autumn Lane

by Cynthia Tennent

"The people of Truhart will find a place in your heart." --Cindy Myers, author of The View From HereBig dreams can come true in a small town... While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop, free-spirited Gertrude "Trudy" Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her. Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren't exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who's scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty '74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible... But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher "Kit" Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript--and he secretly thinks Trudy's ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy's bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious... Trudy's never been the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter--and maybe even finding there's a happily-ever-after... Praise for A Wedding in Truhart "Cynthia Tennent has captured the charm, humor, loyalty, and love of small towns, close families, and long-time friends." --Cindy Myers, author of The View From Here "An A.W.O.L. wedding dress, family feuds, and kinky characters! What's not to love? A Wedding in Truhart is a wedding to remember." --Lois Greiman, award winning author of the Hope Springs series

The Bookstore

by Deborah Meyler

A witty, sharply observed debut novel about a young woman who finds unexpected salvation while working in a quirky used bookstore in Manhattan.Brilliant, idealistic Esme Garland moves to Manhattan armed with a pres­tigious scholarship at Columbia University. When Mitchell van Leuven--a New Yorker with the bluest of blue New York blood--captures her heart with his stunning good looks and a penchant for all things erotic, life seems truly glorious...until a thin blue line signals a wrinkle in Esme's tidy plan. Before she has a chance to tell Mitchell about her pregnancy, he suddenly declares their sex life is as exciting as a cup of tea, and ends it all. Determined to master everything from Degas to diapers, Esme starts work at a small West Side bookstore, finding solace in George, the laconic owner addicted to spirulina, and Luke, the taciturn, guitar-playing night manager. The oddball customers are a welcome relief from Columbia's high-pressure halls, but the store is struggling to survive in this city where nothing seems to last. When Mitchell recants his criticism, his passion and promises are hard to resist. But if Esme gives him a second chance, will she, like her beloved book­store, lose more than she can handle? A sharply observed and evocative tale of learning to face reality without giv­ing up on your dreams, The Bookstore is sheer enchantment from start to finish.

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