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10% off political science and current event this week! Code word to give the cashier: vote
No, not the Paris one.
It happens probably fifteen times a week: “Are you connected to the Shakespeare & Co in Paris?” The answer is no no NO. But we’re very impressed. And actually, chances are the Paris bookstore you went to is not connected to the original Paris bookstore. That’s right. One closed and a different one opened…completely unconnected, though it was a brilliant marketing...
Can a costume idea be 10% off?
No— ideas are free. But the book that inspires your costume could be 10% off— if you get it from Shakespeare & Co! In fact, we’ll go ahead and give you 10% off anything that you can argue is related to Halloween! Costumes, witches, magic, makeup, the novel Frankenstein. Be clever— but please, no tricks for this treat! Hmmm. Not sure exactly what the outfits above...
10% off all books you can relate to Halloween! Witchcraft, magic, costumes, makeup. Your argument has to be clever. No tricks! Instead of a keyword, your explanation will be the code.
A regular friend of ours visits the store every week to talk about food and books. Sometimes we get distracted with other topics— but mostly it’s food and books. Knowing I love a culinary challenge, he has been asking me to attempt congee, a Chinese soup dish also known as juke. Congee, or juke is traditionally pretty bland, with hundred years’ duck eggs. Though I didn’t go...
Kitabe. Boeke. Liv. Books in many languages.
Leabhair. Liburuak. Buku. Books. Knigi. Kotba. Kitaplar. I just cleaned up the foreign language section Sunday. Well, actually, I didn’t clean up the entire section, but I did sort out my favorites on the bottom shelf: Arabic, Farsi, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali. The French, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin? Cantonese— I can’t read the script honestly!) sections are especially...
The Artists' Book book
I’m not one for craft books, though I find them pretty inspiring. Recently i found one (which I’m still not sure if should not be placed in the art regular art section) while I was shelving. Its called The Century of Artists’ Books by Johanna Drucker. It’s a study of artists’ books in the twentieth century. I think I was drawn to it because of all the fun I had...
This week…through Saturday, we’re giving you 10% off anthropology and sociology books. Just give the cashier this code word: “lumber”
California and Jack's
Last week, we got in a shiny shipment of Kerouac’s Big Sur and Doctor Sax, as well as Offbeat, a book about Kerouac: Seeing the books sort of made me want to take off a week from work with Big Sur and go to the locale of the beat’s inspiration. I could just sit in the fog and read cover to cover. There is a universal substance which is divine substance because where else can it...
The Philistine Periodicals
I was struck by three volumes of Philistine:A Periodical of Protest that came in this week. Volumes IX, XI, and XV of the nineteenth century texts drew me in with their textured binding. They have fuzzy gold spines with page edges that remind me why the Grand Junction landmarks are called the “Book Cliffs”. The books’ leaves smell as yellow as their changing colors, and the...
2011 calendars on sale 50% off
We have National Geographic countries, animals, Rumi, inspirational, kids, flowers and more. Here’s a sample of our National Geographic series:
Calanders 1/2 Off! Already? Yeah.
Maybe because we’re crazy, or maybe because we love you… Our calendars are already half off. So for all of you who stopped coming in for 2010 calendars last month…just go ahead and get next year’s now. Because they can’t get much cheaper. We have quite a variety, but here’s a sample: And these are just the beginning of our selection.
Throughout next Saturday, our anthropology and sociology books will be 10% off. Just give the cashier the password: “lumber”
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