Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                               August 2016 issue 1
The Bookies Newsletter
We Love Sequels and Series!

Harry Potter isn't the only series to be adding a new story - don't miss these great sequels!

Wendy Mass
Little, Brown, $18.99
Wendy Mass is one of the most popular children's writers and this series for middle graders is one of her best! The kids from The Candymakers have gone back to their normal lives, but The Candymaker isn't finished with them yet. Full of action and candy! 

Chris Colfer
Little, Brown, $19.99
The crazy imaginative Land of Stories series continues! Conner discovers how he and his friends must fight the Masked Man's literary army - they have to get inside Conner's own short stories. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world? Creative and brilliant! 

The Crimson Skew
S. E. Grove
Viking Books for Young Readers, $17.99
The final installment from the unique world of the Mapmakers, where different eras exist side-by-side. Sophia finally holds the map that might help her find her parents, but a deadly fog and an evil war are threatening her already fragmented world, and her closest friends. 

Rick Riordan
Disney-Hyperion, $14.99
Not exactly a sequel, but more of an honorable addition to two popular series. The title says it all! Percy and Annabeth team up with the Kanes and epic battles ensue! As they get to know one another, this unlikely team discovers that they have more in common than they could have imagined. But there's a world to save and will they be strong enough to defeat the evil force that is drawing on both Greek and Egyptian forces? Lots of action and fun for Riordan fans! 

Erin Hunter
Hunter's series for middle grades, Warriors, Seekers and Survivors are super popular - it seems like we sell more than one every single day! The newest series, Survivors: The Gathering Darkness is told from the perspective of the dogs who have survived the Big Growl (an earthquake). In the second in the series, Dead of Night, Storm realizes that the wounds on her dead packmate could only have been inflicted by another dog - but nobody believes her. And could the killer be from her own pack? The first in the series, A Pack Divided, has just come out in paperback.

Soman Chainani
HarperCollins $17.99
The last in the epic School For Good and Evil trilogy, and another stunning cover! With their friendship over, can Sophie and Agatha still work together to defeat Evil? And is their friendship destroyed forever?

James Dean
HarperCollins, $3.99
We just love Pete the Cat, one of the few characters who appears in almost every form of book for younger children - and what better way to start your children reading than with a familiar fictional friend? In this reader, Pete must ride to the rescue of the Lady Callie - but what happens when he gets trapped in a dragon's lair? 

And for adult readers...

Stephen King
Scribner, $30.00
The last in the chilling Mr. Mercedes trilogy. The Mercedes Massacre was not the end. The killer has reawakened from a coma, with new and horrifying powers, and he wants revenge - on Bill Hodges and the entire city. Another thrilling episode from the Master of Horror!  

After You
JoJo Moyes
Penguin, $16.00
Just out in paperback - the sequel to Me Before You. Life after Will was never going to be easy for Lou. He tried to give her freedom, but an accident sends her right back to where she started - home. How can she move on from here? As absorbing and entertaining as all of Moyes' books! 

K.C. Dyer
Berkley Books, $15.00
Well, this isn't exactly a sequel, but it is fun! Emma thinks that Outlander's Jamie Fraser is her perfect man. So she sells everything she has and heads off to Scotland to find him! 

All books are in stock at the time of writing, and we're also happy to order for you! Call us, or click on the book you want to order online.
New Bookies Gift Card! 

Look at this little beauty! This is one of the new services we are introducing thanks to our new system - welcome to The Bookies reloadable gift card! These brilliant (and bright) little cards can be loaded up with any amount and as many times as you like. The perfect gift! We will no longer be issuing our green or red certificates, but don't worry, we will still accept them! Please note, however, that with the new system you must actually present your gift card, old or new, at the front counter, as we no longer have the ability to search by name.

Our First Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Customer! 
The first of many! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child started flying off our shelves first thing on publication day, Sunday, July 31st. We're restocked and ready for you if you haven't got your copy yet.
Shop for New Picture Books! 

Edward Hemingway
Clarion, $16.99
Quirky and fun - do you have a child or a grumpasaurus in your house? This book shows you how to handle them! Guaranteed to bring a smile to the crankiest child (and parent). 

Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99
Just in time for the election, this book explains what it means to be President. Colorful and fun illustrations.

Sky Pony Press, $16.99
The story of how a gift of a sunflower seed connects one girl and her far-away father, and how that one seed spreads to draw in other families. An excellent story for military families or any family with a parent who travels. 

Deborah Hopkinson
$17.99, Jump for the Sun
When James starts school in 1847 Missouri he hates it! And just as he starts to like it, a new law bans African American education and school closes. But his teacher decides to build a new school - on a boat on the Mississippi River. Based on a true story, this is a wonderful book about fighting discrimination and the importance of learning.

new system
Something different...

A special thank you to you for your patience while we master the intricacies of our new system. We're starting to master the processes - and discovering others that will need a little more work. We are all helping one another, passing on hints and tips, and working together on the challenges. We hope that you are starting to see the benefit in smoother, more efficient sales, and, as hoped, we've all noticed that school transactions are going significantly faster! 
Sue Lubeck