Holiday Coupon for e-Newsletter Subscribers: 25% Off!
Happy Holidays from all of us at The Globe Corner Bookstores! Thank you for supporting The Globe Corner Bookstores during the past year.
This email serves as a 25% discount coupon to be used on one total purchase of books and/or maps and cannot be combined with other discounts. World globes are not eligible for this discount. The coupon is valid through 12/31/2011.
Best wishes for 2012!
This coupon may be redeemed in one online purchase: If placing an online order, please note the coupon number in the comments field which appears in the shopping basket check-out. The 25% off will be calculated against the original retail price and excludes world globes.
|Three New Atlases for the New Year - Special Sale Prices|
The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
Complete with a slipcase and stunning 1922 archive world map, a newly revised and updated special signature edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas -- with the largest gazatteer available. Now in its 13th edition, all the maps and detailed thematic information are completely updated with the latest geographical and geopolitical changes--an estimated 20,000 updates with 3,500 changes to place names alone. GCB Holiday Special on this atlas: regularly $200.00, on sale for $145.00! Oxford Atlas of the World Filled with crisp cartography, spectacular satellite photographs, and a wealth of information on changing conditions around the planet, the Oxford Atlas of the World maps 69 cities and nearly 100 different regions at carefully selected scales to give a striking view of the Earth's surface.
GCB Holiday Special on this atlas: regularly $89.95, on sale for $71.96!
Tracing the Great Journeys of the World's Birds
by Jonathan Elphick
This lavishly illustrated book provides comprehensive information on migration and its great mystery: How do the birds know where to go? The latest scientific discoveries are explained, and a comprehensive directory presents accurate profiles and chronicles the migratory routes of more than 500 typical migrant species. GCB Holiday Special on this atlas: regularly $24.95, on sale for $19.96!
To browse our full selection, please visit our World Atlases page.
|New York Times Notable Books 2011|
As the year comes to a close, it's a time to reflect... on the best books of the year. The New York Times has released its list of "100 Notable Books", fiction and nonfiction chosen from all of the books reviewed this year. Many of the chosen few happen to be travel related. Our list also sweeps up those titles that the Times has highlighted in their Holiday Gift issue. The list of travel related books carried by The Globe Corner is available on our on a special blog page devoted to this list.
Below are a few of the selections.
The Tiger's Wife
By T ťa Obreht
In her first novel, Obreht uses fable and allegory to illus trate t he complexiti es of Balkan history, unearthing the region's patterns of suspicion, superstition and everyday violence.
By Karen Russell
Russell's exuberant first novel, an expansion of her story "Ava Wrestles the Alligator," concerns the pleasures and miseries of life in a failing theme park in the Everglades.
Rome:A Cultural, Visual and Personal History
by Robert Hughes
The former art critic of Time magazine gives us a guided tour through the city of Rome, excavating its bloody past and deconstructing its artistic masterpieces even as he creates an indelible portrait of a city that still stands today as "an enormous concretion of human glory and human error."
Blood, Bones & Butter:
The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
By Gabrielle Hamilton
This memoir by the chef at the Manhattan restaurant Prune is a story of hungers specific and vague.
The Voyage of the Rose City
An Adventure at Sea
by John Moynihan
This posthumously published book, from the son of New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, tells the story of how the author left Wesleyan University during the summer of his junior year and joined the merchant marine. He spent four months crossing the equator on an oil supertanker called the Rose City. This is a young man's book, for sure; it was written when its author was barely 20. But Moynihan has a good story to tell, one that's flecked with briny bits of Melville and Conrad and Raban. His unshowy prose has genuine immediacy. He's never less than frank, funny company on the page.
The Food of Morocco
NYT'S NOTABLE COOKBOOKS
by Paula Wolfert
More than an update of her influential 1973 book, "Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco," this colorful tome is the culmination of 40 years' research and unprecedented access to Moroccan cooks and kitchens. (review by Julia Moskin, NYT)
Beautifully photographed though somewhat randomly organized, this book, by an Australian chef who was born in Spain, covers key regions and ingredients with many alluring home-style recipes: crisp baby shrimp fritters, fat green beans with garlic confit, roasted cod zapped with hot garlic and chile dressing and cheesecake with a caramelized top. (review by Florence Fabricant, NYT)
by Leila Salloum Elias and Muna Salloum
The authors of this intriguing cookbook are sisters of Syrian ancestry who plumbed the text of the "Tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights" for food references, then adapted recipes from medieval manuscripts to accompany 25 of Scheherazade's stories. Most of the confections, made with nuts, phyllo, dates, saffron, honey and sesame oil, will be discoveries for those who know only baklava: many are fried, and even the halvah, perfumed with rose water, is unusual - a firm pistachio jelly. (review by Florence Fabricant, NYT)
See the full list of travel related books on the NYTimes list which are carried by The Globe Corner on our special blog page devoted to this list.
|December Destination of the Month - Italy|
Our December Destination of the Month is Italy. All associated books, maps, phrasebooks and language aids are 15% Off. Our full list of titles can be found on our Italy pages.
While supplies last, we are offering a special 30% off price on the Nolli Plan of Rome poster, regularly $50.00, specially priced through 12/31 at $35.00 while in stock supplies last.
|Staff Picks & Short Lists|
The GCB Staff Picks pages on the store blog are great resources for finding that thoughtful gift for the traveller. You might also check out the various "Short Lists" which highlight essential readings for specific destinations.
|Cookbook & Wine Book Sale Throughout December|
Just in time for the holidays, all cookbooks, wine guides and beer guides are 15% Off through December 24th.
See our blog page for recent cookbook arrivals.
For our full selection, browse our Food & Wine pages.
|Raven Relief Wall Maps |
A Special Holiday Gift for the Map Lover
|Raven Maps is renowned for their large format full-color, shaded-relief, topographical wall maps. Based for the most part on USGS state maps at 1:500,000 scale, Raven maps feature additional color tints for elevation and shaded relief. From up close, the town names, roads and rivers are all legible, but from a distance these large format maps appear more as works of art.
|Raven Map of Maine|
The company produces state maps for most US states along with their USA map (above) and their North America map.
For the full list of titles available, visit our Raven web page
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