New from Strout, Solnit, Goodall, Grisham, and More
NEW OWNERS FOR MRS. DALLOWAY’S
Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts Bookstore has been purchased by Eric and Jessica Green, who will assume ownership November 1, 2021.
Eric started his thirty-plus year career in the book industry managing an independent bookstore in Westwood, California. Since 1992 he’s held diverse positions, mostly in the Sales group, at Publishers Group West and through their integration with Perseus Books Group and later Ingram Publisher Services.
Jessica brings twelve-plus years of buying and merchandising experience from positions held at prominent national retailers in the home decor and art supply industries.
“We are so excited to have the opportunity to continue the legacy built by Ann (Leyhe) and Marion (Abbott) in Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts,” said Eric. “We’ve dreamt of this chance in our lives when we’d be able to take such a momentous step and can’t wait to start working with the seasoned team at Mrs. Dalloway’s to move the business forward into its new chapter.”
“It’s clear that Marion and Ann have built a special and well-loved place,” said Jessica. “We will do our very best to continue and enhance what they’ve started. We are looking forward to joining the Elmwood neighborhood and greater bookseller community.”
PAPERWHITES ARE HERE!
PLANNING FOR A NEW YEAR
Make a date to check out our new table display of 2022 wall calendars, engagement calendars, page-a-day calendars, mini calendars, and more. From Ansel Adams to the Year of Zen, we've got selections for almost every taste. But don't wait too long - supplies are limited and when they're gone, they're gone!
Orwell's Roses by Rebecca Solnit. One of our most original and thought-provoking contemporary writers again showcases her range as a writer. This time, it's a fresh take on George Orwell, portrayed as an avid gardener whose political writing and antifascism was grounded in his passion for the natural world. Among the the books fans is Margaret Atwood: "I loved this book, and so will many . . . an exhilarating romp through Orwell's life and times and also through the life and times of roses." - Hut
The Magician by Colm Toibin. A masterful work of the imagination in which Toibin envisions the life and loves of the great German writer Thomas Mann. Those that read and loved The Master (about Henry James) will delight in the attention to detail, scenes of family, and perspectives on travels in exile all over Europe and here in the U.S. in Washington, Princeton, and California. Thoroughly engrossing. - Marion
Children's author Maggie Tokuda-Hall came by to sign copies of her new YA graphic novel Squad, which features themes dealing with rape culture and sexual assault and whose movie rights have just been sold. When Becca transfers to a high school in an elite San Francisco suburb, she's worried she's not going to fit in. To her surprise, she's immediately adopted by the most popular girls in school. At first glance, Marley, Arianna, and Mandy are perfect. But at a party under a full moon, Becca learns that they also have a big secret - her new friends are werewolves with their sights (and fangs) set on sexually aggressive boys.
WELL ORGANIZED PREORDER OFFER
We’re delighted to be collaborating with home organizing expert and local author Shira Gill to offer signed and personalized copies of her visionary new lifestyle and home organization book Minimalista: Your Step-By-Step Guide to a Better Home, Wardrobe, and Life, which will be published on November 2. Simply preorder the book online now and include how you’d like your book personalized by Shira in the "comments" field of the order page. As you can see by the two page spreads we've included below, it's a gorgeous volume!
Shira Gill is founder of the #15minwin productivity hack.Her online makeover programs, popular lifestyle blog, and Instagram feed have inspired a global audience (even one lady in Antarctica!) to get rid of the excess and focus on what really matters. Shira’s work and home have been featured in The New York Times, Apartment Therapy, Domino, Forbes, Goop, Harper's Bazaar, HGTV, InStyle, Parents, Real Simple, Rue, and Remodelista.
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