Year after year, this proves to be our most popular calendar. Each month comes with great information about historical weather events, climate maps, astronomical predictins -- all you need to follow the weather obsessively from month to month. And, what real Alaskan DOESN'T follow the weather obsessively? As usual, this calendar includes great Alaskan photographs. And: for the first time, there's a special section on Space weather!.
We first heard about Laurie R. King when Sue Henry came to visit many years ago. When one great mystery writer raves about another, we knew we know to pay attention. At her suggestion, we picked up "The Beekeepers Apprentice" -- the first in Laurie R. King's series of Sherlock Holmes spin-offs -- and now we're addicted to these literary masterpieces.
Priate King is the latest -- just out, and we can't wait to get our fix!
P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast are creating a new mini-series of novellas based on the wildly popular House of Night series.
first installment takes us to 19th century England where we learn about
the early life of that awesome fencing instructor, Prof. Dragon
Lankford. Before he was Master Swordsman "Dragon" Lankford, he was
Bryan Lankford, an arrogant and troubled kid. His father decides he can
no longer deal with the impertinent Bryan, so banishes him to America.
As a Fledgling in St. Louis, he becomes an accomplished swordsman. He
also meets Anastasia, Professor of Rituals and Spells. Bad things
happen (of course) and he must protect Anastasia, but is he strong
enough and skilled enough to fight the powers against him?
This edition has some very cool black-and-white sketches accompanying the story.
As reported in Publisher's Weekly, Fireside Books employee Eowyn Ivey just landed a book deal with an imprint of Little Brown. Her book, "The Snow Child" is scheduled to appear on the shelves in November, 2011.
The world pushes. The world screams. Smart Phones. YouTube. Wii. Work. The Children. This page is here to remind you that what you really love to do is to read, to sit alone with a book, by the fireplace or on the sofa or on the bed, to sit quietly, with your own mind, your own thoughts, and read -- a story, a novel, an essay. The world pushes. You have to push back. Say it now: Go Away. I'm reading!
We're in the heart of Downtown Palmer, right across from the Train Depot
(That's the big blue building!)
720 S. Alaska St.
Palmer, AK 99645
fireside (at) goodbooksbadcoffee.com
Way back in the later part of the 20th Century, David Cheezem and Melissa Behnke decided they wanted to open a bookstore. Both husband and wife were and are avid readers. Melissa's mother Peggy helped grow the small Wasilla library, and she grew up in a family of readers. David had just completed his Masters in Fine Arts degree in creative writing, and felt that his fellow writers deserved a place where good writing was honored and celebrated.
They found the perfect location for a bookstore in Palmer -- the small agricultural town in Alaska with a rich history and cultural heritage.
In 2001 David and Melissa discovered an empty storefront within a stone's throw of Vagabond Blues, their favorite Alaskan coffee-shop. It was the perfect location for a bookstore.