Here’s a selection of some of the new and new in paperback books that came out today! We’re very excited about these, so please let us talk your ear off about them if you can spare the time
Robert Burton, a 17th century doctor, proclaimed in his Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) that reading causes “... gouts, catarrhs, rheums, wasting, indigestion, bad eyes, stone, and colick, crudities, oppilations, vertigo, winds, consumptions and all such diseases as come by overmuch sitting.” A small price to pay, if you ask me, for getting to sit down with a good book.
If you haven’t gotten into translated work, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Broaden your horizons and see what lies beyond the limits of your native language. Tyll, by Daniel Kehlmann, is a recently translated German novel set during the 30 Years War that follows Tyll Eulenspiegel, the most famous trickster in German history. Described by Jeff Garrett as “a translation into words the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch or Brueghel,” this isn’t one you want to miss.
As our German friends at Leuchtturm say, “Denken mit der Hand.” We can’t tell you what that means, but what we can say is that they make a darn good notebook and they just released some sharp new colors.
Tired of being cold? Swing by our cozy little store to check out our Hygge display! Curl up with a book on being cozy along with some super soft winter reading socks.
The Perfect Pie Pageant was a smashing success! Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to all of the wonderful pie makers who worked very hard. Each pie was delicious! Keep an eye on our newsletter for details about our next competition.
Here at Bookends & Beginnings, we know how to treat a lady
Tree Finder is one of our all-time favorite (and bestselling) books. You might think you know how to find a tree, but apparently there’s a lot more that goes into it than you would imagine. Seriously though this book has a lot of good stuff and we highly recommend it—there’s real value in being more aware of the natural world that we inhabit.
Think you can bake the PERFECT PIE? We will be hosting a PERFECT PIE PAGEANT Sunday, February 16 from 2-4 pm. If you would like to show off your PERFECT PIE-baking skills, purchase one of our many lovely pie-making books (like the one pictured here) and select a recipe. PERFECT PIES can be entered in any of our five categories: Prettiest, Best Personality, Best Pocket Pie, Best Sweetie Pie, and Best Savory Pie. Put your PIE to the test.