Coming up on the New Year, what is your resolution? Do you intend to loose weight? Quit Smoking, or biting your nails, or swearing? Will you resolve to learn a foreign language? Teach yourself to crochet? Whatever you resolve to do in the coming year, read a book.
Merry Christmas everyone! We will be open Christmas Eve until 5pm, when we will close for the holiday. We will re-open at 10am on Friday, December 26. Books at a Fifth wishes everyone a happy holiday season filled with warmth and love.
Looking for last minute gifts? We have just the thing to fill the stockings of good boys and girls of all ages. Try our small packages shelf, or Santa's Bookshelves. Pick out a mystery, romance, or western for those on your list. Can't decide? We also have gift certificates, so everyone can pick out exactly the books they want.
Got company coming over for the holidays? What's on your coffee table? Kleenex box? Coasters? Old magazines? Empty soda cans and a pizza box? What does your coffee table say about you?
Sharpen up that image with a snazzy new coffee table book. Bodyworks, The World of Art, The Dictionary of Imaginary Places, the ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia, and more. Whatever your interests or tastes, there's a coffee table book to showcase and display something of yourself.
In 1990, a secretary for Amnesty International was traveling from Manchester to London, when her train was delayed. Thus unoccupied, she began to imagine a magical world that existed beside our own. Seven years later, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published. Ten years after that, and the epic, fantastical tale was complete. An entire generation of readers have been effected by the Harry Potter Series, much as earlier readers had been effected by The Lord of the Rings, and the Chronicles of Narnia.
Thank you, J. K. Rowling, for the magic.
I'm going to let my nerd flag fly. Peter F. Hamilton is one of my favorite authors of all time. Certainly, within science fiction, he ranks right up at the top. I wouldn't be without The Night's Dawn Trilogy on my bookshelf for anything.
Which authors are you hoarding? Steven King, Louis L'amour, Tom Clancy, Robert Heinlein?
"The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked dirty and hit little kids and cussed their teachers and took the name of the Lord in vain and set fire to Fred Shoemaker's old broken-down toolhouse." -- Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
What's your favorite holiday story? The one that takes you back to your childhood, and just for a moment, the magic is real again?
Books at a Fifth has Gift Certificates! These great stocking stuffers let everyone on your gift list pick out exactly the books they want. No guessing on who's read what, or whether they'll like the book you picked out for them. And, as always, our books are 80% off the publisher's price, so everybody gets 5 times the books they would get elsewhere!
Do you have a long way to travel this holiday season? Check out our audio book selection. Mystery, Western, Romance, whatever your pleasure, we have something that fits the bill. Got a really long way to go? How about Richard Ellmann's Unabridged Biography of Oscar Wilde, on cassette tape. (Actually, it's on 21 cassette tapes, for 31.5 hours of the life of Oscar Wilde.)
Do you, or someone you know, have dumb questions about cats? A deep yearning to know more about the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger? An unsettling uncertainty about the color of your parachute? We can help. Come on in and find the answers to life's many questions. We don't guarantee these answers will be correct or helpful, but they're answers nonetheless.
Rachel Guderjahn (Feb 2016)