We have a ton of great gift books in stock, but if you need us to special order a book for that special someone, then please get us your order by end of day on Saturday, December 19th to guarantee before-Christmas delivery of items in stock at our distributor.
Note: We will be closed December 25 and 26th and reopen Monday, December 27th at 10am.
If you cannot make an event, you can reserve signed copies of the featured books by emailing us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed., Dec. 8th, 12-2pm: Book Your Lunch with USC First Lady Patricia Moore-Pastides @ Soby's, $25 per person
Meet Patricia Moore-Pastides, the First Lady of the University of South Carolina, and learn the inspiration behind her cookbook, Greek Revival
(USC Press, hardcover, $34.95) while enjoying a lunch showcasing her healthy, simple, and flavorful recipes. Click here to purchase tickets!
Sat., Dec. 11th, 4-6pm: John Bayne Book Signing
John Bayne will be signing copies of his new book, Gravely Concerned: Southern Writers' Graves
(Clemson University Digital Press, paperback, $29.95), at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, December 11th, from 4-6 pm. Explore the burial places of over 130 Southern authors, with tombstone photographs, birth and death dates, cemeteries, works, and biographies.
Wed., Dec. 15th, 12-2pm: Book Your Lunch with Patti Callahan Henry @ The Lazy Goat, $25 per person
Have lunch with bestselling Southern author Patti Callahan Henry and learn about the inspiration for her new holiday novella, The Perfect Love Song
(Vanguard Press, hardcover, $15.95), a SIBA Fall Okra pick and a wonderful holiday gift book about the true meaning of the season. Click here to purchase tickets!
Thurs., Dec. 16th, 6:30-8pm: The Inklings at the Hughes Library
Join Dr. Hal Poe for an in-depth look into the life and literary progression of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and the Inklings. Dr. Poe will share highlights from his book, The Inklings of Oxford
(Zondervan, hardcover, $24.99), which can be purchased from Fiction Addiction prior to or at the event. The lecture will be followed by a tour of the Inklings exhibit
, including a question and answer session. Call 527-9293 to register (free but space is limited).
Sat., Dec. 18th, 12-2pm: Scott Foster Book Signing
Upstate author Scott Foster will be signing copies of his picture book, The Magic Snowflake (Snosey Publishing, hardcover, $18.95). Follow the adventures of Bradley and his dog, Finnegan, as they make a wonderful discovery deep in the snowy woods near their farm. After following a sweet rabbit down a path they had never seen before, Bradley finds a child's sled high up in a tree. Find out how the sled got up there and how it changed Bradley's life forever! What wish does Bradley make on a magic snowflake? Discover these and other mysteries in this, the first book in the Magic series.
Mon., Dec. 20th, 1-3pm: Jean Hunt Book Signing
Greenville author Jean Hunt will be signing copies of her second children's book, Waggin' Tails and Moonlit Trails: Mattie's Dog, Tucker, Explores Bogey's Plantation (United Writers Press, paperback, $16.00). Learn what happens when Mattie introduces Tucker, her Labrador to Bogey, the plantation cat. The author donates her profits from the book to organizations that benefit animals and wildlife.
We are now carrying Appleletters and Pairs in Pears ($17.95 each). These games, by the makers of Bananagrams, are geared to a younger audience (ages 6 and up), but are just as fun!
Greenville's own Linda Kelly, author of the children's book Mice on Main, has just released the Mice on Main board game ($24.95 each) for ages 4 and up. Help mama mouse find her eight baby mice who have all wandered off!
Matched by Ally Condie
(Dutton, hardcover, $17.99)
Female fans of The Hunger Games will enjoy Matched, a young adult romance set in a dystopian future world where society officials decide where you work, when you die, and who you love. But when Cassie's "Matching" ceremony goes wrong, she must choose between her official match, Xander, and Ky, the "Aberration" who may steal her heart. - Recommended by Jill Hendrix
The popularity of Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been a real plus for mystery lovers. American publishers are now publishing Scandinavian mystery writers who have been popular in their own country for years. One such newcomer to the American scene is Karen Fossum. Don't Look Back (her first novel published in the US) is a mastery of psychological suspense. With the intuitive, introspective Inspector Sejer, a widower who lives alone with his dog, Fossum has created a fine character whom readers will want to get to know better. - Recommended by Nancy McFarlane
Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
(Workman, hardcover, $11.95)
Much more than a bright, colorful, interactive board book, Beautiful Oops sends a joyful message that mistakes aren't the end but the potential of a creative beginning. This is the book that I want to give to every child, teen and adult in my life!!
- Recommended by Cynthia Clack
Hanna is certifiable (she's been diagnosed as manic-depressive) but her mother's hometown of Portero, TX is even crazier. Laurie Halse Anderson meets Stephenie Meyer in this description-defying novel for older teens that handles the serious topic of mental illness in an urban fantasy setting. Recommended for fans of Holly Black.
- Recommended by Jill Hendrix
by Orson Scott Card
(Simon Pulse, hardcover, $18.99)
13-year-old Rigg is special. He has an ability that no one else knows about, except his father. Until he finds out that another boy in his hometown has an ability, too. And together, they can go back in time. Award-winning writer Orson Scott Card has expertly blended sci-fi and fantasy in this first novel in a new young adult trilogy. And with no rules to follow except the author's own, even seasoned genre readers will get a new spin on time travel and its repercussions.
- Recommended by Melissa Oates
Book Your Lunch Continues in 2011!
We are still working on our 2011 schedule, but our first Book Your Lunch
event for the new year will be a February 1st event with Asheville author Heather Newton
. Her debut novel, Under the Mercy Trees
(HarperCollins, paperback, $13.99), releases January 18th and has been garnering rave reviews from writers such as Tommy Hays, Tom Franklin, and Jill McCorkle, and should appeal to fans of Ron Rash, Wayne Caldwell, and Amy Greene. Click here to purchase tickets!
Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to reserve a copy of any of the following: View all December releases
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell (Hachette, paperback, $16.99, releases 12/14/10)In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (Random House, paperback, $15.00)
Retired Major Ernest Pettigrew leads a quiet life in the small village of Edgecombe valuing the proper things that Englishmen have lived by for generations: honor, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. But then his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, a Pakistani shopkeeper. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming despite the opposition of the village and their families.
20 Under 40: Stories from the New Yorker
(FSG, paperback, $16.00)
In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker
announced their selection of "20 Under 40"-the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by this stellar group of writers over the course of the summer. They are now collected for the first time in one volume, showing an extraordinary range of voices.
Rescue by Anita Shreve (Little, Brown, hardcover, $26.99)
A rookie paramedic pulls a young woman alive from her totaled car, a first rescue that begins a lifelong tangle of love and wreckage. Sheila Arsenault is a gorgeous enigma--streetwise and tough-talking, with haunted eyes, fierce desires, and a never-look-back determination. Peter Webster, as straight an arrow as they come, falls for her instantly and entirely. Soon Sheila and Peter are embroiled in an intense love affair, married, and parents to a baby daughter. Like the crash that brought them together, it all happened so fast.
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Mysteries & Romantic Suspense
When Conan Doyle "murdered" Holmes in "The Final Problem" in December 1893, London spiraled into mourning -- crowds sported black armbands in grief -- and railed against Conan Doyle as his assassin. Then in 1901, just as abruptly, he resurrected him. Though the writer kept detailed diaries of his days and work, Conan Doyle never explained this sudden change of heart. After his death, one of his journals from the interim period was discovered to be missing, and in the decades since, has never been found. Or has it?
Dead Like You by Peter James (Minotaur, hardcover, $25.99)
Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is forever haunted by the unexplained disappearance of his wife, Sandy, nearly ten years ago. Ever since she went missing, he's been consumed with finding out what happened to her. Finally, he may be moving on. He has fallen in love and is going to marry his girlfriend, Cleo, who is pregnant with their child.
But his life is put on hold when, after a wild New Year's Eve ball, a woman is brutally raped as she returns to her hotel room. View more December mystery releases View more December thriller releases
Romance & Supernatural Romance
Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
(Signet, paperback, $7.99)
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity. Xhex has long steeled herself against the attraction to John Matthew but fate intervenes and she discovers that love, like destiny, is inevitable.View more December romance releases
Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Children's Books and Young Adult
Earth had won its war with the Troft because of the Cobras, a guerrilla force whose weapons were surgically implanted, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, yet undeniably deadly. The Moreau family were the most famous of the Cobra warriors, but their descendant, Jasmine "Jin" Moreau Broom, is worried about the current attitudes of the Cobra worlds and their leaders. Generations after the planets were settled, not everyone on the Cobra worlds thinks that the Cobras are worth their high cost, and favor cutting their funding.
Darkship Thieves by Sarah A. Hoyt
(Baen, paperback, $7.99)
Athena Hera Sinistra never wanted to go to space. You always get what you don't ask for. Which must have been why she woke up in the dark of her father's space cruiser, knowing that there was a stranger in her room. In a short time, after taking out the stranger-who turned out to be one of her father's bodyguards up to no good, she was hurtling away from the ship in a lifeboat to get help. But what she got instead would be the adventure of a lifetime-- if she managed to survive. . . .View more December science fiction releasesView more December fantasy releasesView more December horror releases
Graphic Novels The Twelve Bots of Christmas by Nathan Hale (Walker, hardcover, $14.99)
Take one robotic Santa, nine cyber-reindeer pulling his techno-sleigh, and twelve days of Christmas circuitry and wizardry-and this incredible holiday offering is guaranteed to add up to every gear-head's delight! This unique spin on the familiar song just begs to be read aloud, as it retains the cadence and lyricism of the original.
Captivate by Carrie Jones (Bloomsbury, paperback, $9.99, releases 12/14)
Zara's pixies are locked away in the forest, but that doesn't mean the threat is gone. In captivity, the king's needs grow stronger and his power weakens. When a new king, Astley, arrives and tells Zara she's fated to be his queen, Zara discovers she's in deeper than she ever imagined.The Gift by James Patterson (Little, Brown, hardcover, $17.99, releases 12/13)
When Whit & Wisty were imprisoned by the wicked forces of the totalitarian regime known as the New Order, they were barely able to escape with their lives. Now part of a hidden community of teens like themselves, Whit and Wisty have established themselves as leaders of the Resistance, willing to sacrifice anything to save kids kidnapped and brutally imprisoned by the New Order.View more December juvenile fiction releases
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Avengers: The Origin by Joe Casey (Marvel, hardcover, $24.99)
The true story of the Avengers is revealed right here! This five-issue extravaganza reveals previously untold details of the historic first meeting of Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man and the Wasp! You only THINK you know the full story. From Joe Casey and artist extraordinare Phil Noto. Look forward to The Avengers movie in summer 2011!
Demon Sacred 3 by Natsumi Itsuki
(Tokyopop, paperback, $10.99)
In this gorgeous, shojo fantasy, the virus that sends its victims back into their childhoods continues to spreads, and our four heroes team up to find the cure.
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NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010
Each year The New York Times picks 10 of their favorite illustrated picture books published during the past year. We have many of these in stock and can order the rest. See the full list here!
#1 December Indie Next Pick
December's #1 Indie Next pick is Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House, hardcover, $27.00), whom everyone knows as the author of Seabiscuit. Unbroken is the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned WWII airman who, with two others, survived their plane crashing into the Pacific only to end up in a Japanese POW camp. View other Indie Next recommended reads!
Thanks for your continued patronage and happy holidays!
Jill Hendrix, Owner
1020A Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
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