Summer Mystery Reading Arrivals and Other Extremes


The summer heat must be getting to me, because besides “Force of Nature” by C. J. Box, I’ve also stocked his book “Cold Wind” and Craig Johnson’s “The Cold Dish” when choosing this new group of mystery paperbacks.  Here I am looking at giant icicles on the cover of a William Kent Krueger title, reading a blurb that says this one is “as powerful as a Minnesota Blizzard”.

Also featured: three-time Agatha Award winner Louise Penny.

Also featured: Three-time Agatha Award winner Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache

My plan was only to feature some authors people are always asking for here in Berea so you’d have a few extra choices in the mystery section.  (The used C. J. Box and Louise Penny just don’t flow in fast enough to keep up with local demand.)  I actually had no intention to create a “cold” theme in defiance of the stuffy weather, so I suppose it was a subconsciously contrary attitude toward these forces of nature that nudged me toward my final selections.  Or perhaps I was just influenced by my happy belief in the pleasure of a little literary escapism.

Anyhow, if your summer reading taste is inclined toward detective fiction, you may want to give one of these a try.  They all qualify for our 65% buyback deal so it’s easy to try it out and then receive 65% of your purchase price back when you’re ready to pass it on.

The “other extreme” is our used paperback half price sale.  The shelves are stuffed full of paperbacks, and every single used mass market paperback will be half price through July 10.  This is in every single section in the store: nonfiction, historical fiction, classics, mystery, romance, etc.  As you may know already our standard prices for used mass market paperbacks are already extremely low–they start at only one dollar.  At that price you can fill a beach bag with many hours of reading for less than the price of a simple lunch.  For the next two weeks, you can fill that beach bag twice for the same price.  A one dollar book for instance will be fifty cents while books stickered at two dollars will be discounted to a dollar.  This sale applies to hundred and hundreds of in stock books, with all sorts of great writers and perfect vacation reads to choose from.

We will continue to offer our buy 3 get 1 free for children’s books every single Wednesday.  Your fourth book (equal or lesser value) is free whether new or used.  It’s a perfect day to browse with kids for summer family reading.

A few of our most highly recommended new arrivals in children’s books:





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