Need some last minute help fixing that big dinner? We’ve got cookbooks from some of the best. From Paula Dean to Martha Stewart to great local cookbooks, we’ve got them all! And, now back in stock, the Old Bridge Cookbook benefiting the Old Bridge Preservation Society, pick up your copy while we’ve got them!
Now that Fall is here and the colder weather is starting to settle in, it’s the perfect time to reflect back on summer and remember what a great season we had. Some of our favorite authors including Mary Alice Monroe, Dorthea Benton Frank, Diane Chamberlain paid us a visit, and we had some new authors like Valerie Tripp. We read some great books, met some wonderful people, and even managed to see the beach a few times. Here’s a video of some of our favorite summer memories.
It’s Halloween and the time has come to buy that perfect scary read. We suggest Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. (Also, plenty of Halloween candy!)
Often if you come into the bookstore we’ll give you a personalized recommendation or happily oblige to tell you what we’re reading at the moment, which sometimes can be several different books! Curse of working at a bookstore, I suppose. Well, I’ve just finished reading Pat Conroy’s The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. It is great! If you came in the bookstore this is absolutely what I would tell you to read. (Always listen to people who work in bookstores if you want great book advice!)
The book is a memoir detailing his relationship with his father, a hardened Marine Corps Fighter Pilot and the inspiration for one of his novels The Great Santini. Their relationship is nothing short of strained, but in the final years of his father’s life he manages to find common ground with the man he spent most of his life hating.
It’s a moving and incredibly well-written book. So if you are looking for a book, read this. It’s that simple, listen to the book ladies.