Second Week 2 CLSC Selection Announced

Today [Feb 20], on the one hundred and twenty-forth anniversary of the death of Frederick Douglass, the CLSC has announced the latest 2019 CLSC Selection -- Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight.

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery.

In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’s newspapers.

Blight is a professor and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. In addition to numerous other publications, he is the author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, which received eight book awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, and the Frederick Douglass Prize.

The CLSC Presentation will take place Thursday July 4th, 2019 at the Hall of Philosophy.


Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Cover Image

“No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”

C.S. Lewis

This year's American Library Association Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, have just been announced.  Check out some of the winners and honorees below!

Anger Is a Gift: A Novel Cover Image
The Night Diary Cover Image
A Heart in a Body in the World Cover Image
Hello Lighthouse Cover Image
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1) Cover Image
The Book of Boy Cover Image
Monday's Not Coming Cover Image
Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Cover Image
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Cover Image
The Remember Balloons Cover Image
The Rough Patch Cover Image
Alma and How She Got Her Name Cover Image

“...I felt joined to all the men and women across cultures down through the ages who'd done something useful with their hands, who'd made essential things from whatever was in front of them.”

Ann Hood, Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

Feed two birds with one seed: when the snow keeps you inside, keep yourself busy today and warm tomorrow with knitting and textile arts!

Traditional Scandinavian Knitting (Dover Knitting) Cover Image
Crochet (Idiot's Guides) Cover Image
Kids Knitting: Projects for Kids of all Ages Cover Image
To Knit or Not to Knit: Helpful and Humorous Hints for the Passionate Knitter Cover Image
Modern Quilts Block by Block Cover Image
Teach Yourself Visually Knitting Cover Image
Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time Cover Image
60 Quick Knits: 20 Hats*20 Scarves*20 Mittens in Cascade 220(tm) (60 Quick Knits Collection) Cover Image

“Ford carried on counting quietly. This is about the most aggressive thing you can do to a computer..."

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Please be aware we will be (mostly) closed Monday January 21st, 22nd, and part of the 23rd for our annual Inventory.  Newspapers will be available by reservation or cash sales, but the rest of our store's offerings will not be available for purchase or browsing. 

(Feel free to keep ordering online, however!)

Thank you for your understanding.


El Mejor Libro Para Contar de Richard Scarry/Richard Scarry's Best Counting Book Ever (Richard Scarry's Best Books Ever!) Cover Image
My First Counting Book Cover Image
The Berenstain Bears' Count on Numbers Coloring Book Cover Image
Little Owl's 1-2-3 Cover Image

“No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.”

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows 

I suppose if we went too long this January without a good winter storm, we'd forget where we were!  With snow like this, no one will blame you for abandoning any plans for a snug night in with a book.  (Although if you're in need of the book -- stop by!  We're here!  Don't forget Afterwords Cafe upstairs is now open year-round, if you have a hankering for a hot bowl of soup.)

Stay warm and drive safe.


Ways to Hide in Winter Cover Image
Arctic Dreams Cover Image
Winter in Paradise Cover Image
A Week in Winter Cover Image
Winter: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) Cover Image
Girl in Snow: A Novel Cover Image
The Circus in Winter Cover Image
Winter Garden: A Novel Cover Image