Apostle Islands Booksellers
Apostle Islands Booksellers
Lake & Islands Notes
November 2010
In This Issue
Holiday Events and Promos
Student Appreciation Days!
What We're Reading
Store Hours
Sunday 9am-3pm
Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm
Fri & Sat 9am-6pm
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Gift Idea?

Apostle Islands Booksellers has gift cards in almost any denomination!
Discover Songs!
Every 6 weeks we'll have a new selection of CD's from different artists being featured on NPR (National Public Radio). Artists featured range from Eric Clapton to Ben Folds to Mary Stuart!
Book Club Discounts up to 20% OFF!

Are you in a book club? Apostle Islands Booksellers would like to provide benefits to all of the book clubs in the Chequamegon Bay area.
10% OFF - to anyone purchasing a title for their book club.
15% OFF - to anyone purchasing 5 or more copies of one book for their book club.
20% OFF - for anyone purchasing a book for the Apostle Islands Booksellers book club!
Featured Title
Llama Llama cover image

Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Anna Dewdney
Published: Viking; 2010
Price: $16.99

If there's one thing Llama Llama doesn't like, it's waiting. He and Mama Llama rush around, shopping for presents, baking cookies, decorating the tree... but how long is it until Christmas? Will it ever come? Finally, Llama Llama just can't wait any more! It takes a cuddle from Mama Llama to remind him that "Gifts are nice, but there's another: The true gift is, we have each other."
Featured Title
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Andrea Cremer
Published: Philomel; 2010
Price: $17.99

Local author Andrea Cremer receives great praise for her debut novel!

"A fantastical mash-up of religious warriors and witch hunts, of feminist will and societal oppression, "Nightshade" is historical fiction - with a modern, pop culture twist. An intelligent reimagining of the past played out in the present with shape-shifting werewolves residing in Vail, Colorado, "Nightshade" is a book for well-read hopeless romantics who like their heroines conflicted, their love interests smoldering and their passions triangulated and torrid, yet unfulfilled."

- LA Times

Featured Title

Pure Superior
Jeff Richter
ISBN-13: 978-0974188331
Published: Nature's Press, 2009
Price: $38.95

Richter's book, Pure Superior, is a landmark photographic exploration of the greatest of the Great Lakes. The photographer has invested countless hours of effort over the last decade, capturing memorable moments on film across the entirety of Lake Superior and its watershed. This collection of images is the breath-taking culmination of that effort.

Other  Links

Over the weekend we had the first snow of the season! Heavy, blowing flakes and accumulations up in the hills where we live and a slushy rain down in town by the bookshop. It is a welcome event in most respects, but a sobering preview of what's to come over the next months. Our little husky is delighted; our young chickens not so sure.

The season in the bookshop shifts as well. Rather than attending to the parade of summer visitors we are settling into the "off-season" of community activity and local focus. Author visits are exciting and interesting events for all of us. Our Saturday afternoon with New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger was a great success! Some sixty to seventy people from as far away as Ironwood and Winter filled the Big Water Cafe across the street for his reading and remarks. By the time he was able to follow the crowd to the store it was so jammed that the way had to be cleared. New Krueger fans went for Iron Lake (his first) while the old-timers got signed copies of Vermilion Drift (his latest). Don't worry, if you missed the event, we do have a limited supply of signed copies of most of Krueger's titles in the shop.

We are eagerly looking forward to a visit with Andrea Cremer whose new teen novel Nightshade vaulted onto the New York Times bestseller list last week. Our own Jack Beagan led the inaugural Poetry Workshop last Tuesday evening. Friday morning, Storytime at Big Water attracted a dozen youngsters who begged for more - especially more of the oh-so-popular Skippyjon Jones. The first gathering of the Book Club met this week and our Conversational Spanish Salon and a variety of holiday events are on the horizon. And that's just for starters, so stay tuned!

Happy reading to you all!   

With the holiday season fast approaching, we'd like to help make your shopping a little easier!
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As the holidays approach, we are hopeful that you will find many of your gift ideas right in our shop. Remember, if we don't have just what you're looking for, let us know! Chances are we can order it and have it here within the week!

Starting in December - First Fridays!
Businesses in downtown Bayfield are joining together to promote "First Fridays." These special events will take place on the first Friday of every month from 5-7pm. On December 3rd, not only will we be ready to help you find those perfect gifts for your loved ones, but we will have a couple of special guests as well!

Bayfield artist France Austin Miller will be joining us sharing her amazing watercolors and possibly even a demonstration or two. We will also have regional author Brett Champan signing copies of his book, Rearview Sunset (see details below).

Another Afterhours Shopping Opportunity
For those last-minute shoppers, Bayfield's downtown businesses will be staying open afterhours one last time - Thursday, December 16th from 5-7pm. We are hoping to be joined by Micheal "Laughing Fox" Charette playing Native American flute music from his CD, Tales of Laughing Fox.

We will also be providing a few seasonal specials:
  • Buy any two books and get 20% off of your third book!
  • 10% off of all puzzles!
  • On December 16th only, any customer who purchases $50 or more of merchandise will receive a FREE Chico Bag (valued at $11.95)!
Calling all students!
Apostle Islands Booksellers would like to thank all of our younger customers during our upcoming Student Appreciation Das!

K-12 Student Dates:
Friday, November 26th and Wednesday, December 15th
All students who purchase books on these two dates will receive 15% off of their entire purchase of books for the student's own enjoyment. Note: We are offering this opportunity to young people as a way to encourage and support their interest and appreciation for books. The student must be present to receive the discount.

College Student Appreciation Day: Saturday, December 4th
Any college student will receive 15% off of their purchases on this date only (some restrictions apply). College ID required to qualify for this discount.

Other Booksellers News...

First-time author Brett Champan visits for book signing.
Friday, December 3rd, 5-7:00pm
Rearview Sunset cover imageWe are pleased to welcome first-time Northwoods author, Brett Champan, to our store for a book-signing on the evening of Friday, December 3rd. His new novel, Rearview Sunset, is the story of young Beau Jamison who has backed himself into a corner and seeks to find a better way. His quest leads him through the Midwest and into encounters and events that change his life. He finds love, wisdom and the quiet whisper of the great outdoors. Come in, meet Brett, get  a signed copy and talk about the book.

Join us for Children's Storytime at Big Water Cafe!
Every Friday at 10am

We are very excited to be partnering with Big Water Cafe & Coffee Roasters to provide the area's smaller children with a fun-filled story hour every Friday. This is free and open to the public. The books selected are intended for the younger (ages 2-4) crowd. We will have different guest readers every week, and the books will be chosen from the diverse selection at Apostle Islands Booksellers.

Evenings of Poetry at Apostle Islands Booksellers
Every Wednesday at 6:30pm
Poetry is a way to weave words together in a way that lets our mind see the image the writer sees. Finding the words that make the image come alive can be a very rewarding and creative process. The enjoyment of reading poems we have written, or perhaps reading a favorite poem written by someone else, out loud, is a wonderful experience. Apostle Islands Booksellers would like to invite you to be a part of a very casual workshop where you will be encouraged to read, write and share. Join us every Wednesday from 6-8:30pm at the store.

Apostle Islands Booksellers Book Club
Every other Tuesday at 6:30pm
As the winter months approach we are looking forward to even more time to read good books and then of course discuss them! This is an open club and visitors are welcome to attend as few or as many evenings as they like. Our goal will be to read one book a month. What books? The first book we will be reading and discussing is Rearview Sunset by Brett Champan (selected on Nov. 16th). Champan is a regional author and we are excited to be reading his book in anticipation of his visit to the shop on December 3rd. Remember, if you are interested in joining us, it's not too late! As a member of our book club, you receive 20% off this title! Our next gathering is Tuesday, November 30th - we look forward to seeing you there!

What we're reading...
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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Recommended by Kristen

This book is beautifully written. It is almost as if you can hear the words coming from the mouths of these southern women as you read them. It is a very difficult subject matter for those of us labeled "Generation X'ers." I did not grow up with segregation and racism in my life. I never would have imagined that someone of a different color was lesser or greater than myself. That said, Stockett does an amazing job putting the reader in these scenes and truly feeling each emotion as they are felt by these amazingly brave women of color in the south during the 60's.
You are sure to be drawn in by the character Aibileen as she struggles to raise the daughter of her white employer. The relationship between Aibileen and this toddler is heart-felt, yet heart-breaking. Aibileen is the first of several maids to pair up with Skeeter (a young white writer) to write the stories of these black maids. As the racism and violence escalates, more and more maids join this project.
This is a story of bravery, strength and relationships, and I highly recommend it.
ISBN: 978-0399155345
Published: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (February 10, 2009)
Price: $24.95
Save 20%
Save 20% off one hardcover book!

Book must be in stock, some restrictions apply. Print this coupon and present it in store for your discount. This coupon may not be combined with any other promotions or discounts. Limited to one use and one coupon per customer.
Offer Expires: November 30, 2010