Land of Stories!

Excited about the third volume of the "Land of Stories" series? So are we! Grimm Warning goes on sale Tuesday, July 8!

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$18.00
ISBN-13: 9780316406819
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 7/2014

$8.00
ISBN-13: 9780316201551
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 6/2014

$8.00
ISBN-13: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 8/2013

Where's Waldo -- in Palmer!

07/01/2014 10:00 am
07/31/2014 6:00 pm
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Our second annual Where's Waldo search!  Take part in the month-long search for Waldo in shops throughout Downtown Palmer.  Keep your eye on these pages for updates!

Where's Waldo? (Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780763634988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 4/2007

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780763635022
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Published: Candlewick, 4/2007

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780763635008
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Published: Candlewick, 4/2007

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780763642150
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Published: Candlewick, 3/2010

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780763647254
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 2/2011

Where's Waldo Now? (Paperback)

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780763634995
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 4/2007

Location: 
Street:
720 S Alaska St
City:
Palmer
,
Province:
Alaska
Postal Code:
99645-6356
Country:
United States

Because Nobody Likes a Bully...

For years, independent booksellers have been saying that monopoly power is dangerous. Yes, Amazon is innovative, and some people think disruption is sexy -- but we've also warned that one day the behemoth was going to start throwing its weight around. That day has arrived. As part of their negotiating strategy, Amazon is not pre-stocking new books by Hachette. They are holding the publisher and the customer hostage. So, if you order any of these titles, we'll make sure we have them on the street date for you -- and we'll offer extra discounts when you pick them up at the store.

 

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The Snow Child (Paperback)

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780316175661
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books, 11/2012

Bad Monkey (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780446556149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 6/2014

The Farm (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780446550734
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 6/2014

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780446578936
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Published: Grand Central Publishing, 6/2014

The Matchmaker (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780316099752
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company, 6/2014

$25.00
ISBN-13: 9780316278157
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Published: Orbit, 6/2014

The Silkworm (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780316206877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books, 11/2014

Identical (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781455527199
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Published: Grand Central Publishing, 7/2014

$18.00
ISBN-13: 9780316322447
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9/2014

The String Diaries (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780316254465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mulholland Books, 7/2014

The Young World (Hardcover)

$19.00
ISBN-13: 9780316226295
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 7/2014

$27.00
ISBN-13: 9781455525775
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 8/2014

The October List (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9781455576678
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 8/2014

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780316327930
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 8/2014

Private Down Under (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781455529780
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Grand Central Publishing, 8/2014

The Broken Eye (Hardcover)

$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780316079921
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Orbit, 8/2014

Kim Heacox

06/06/2014 4:00 pm

Author, photographer, and inspirational speaker Kim Heacox will be at Fireside Books signing copies of his latest, John Muir and The Ice That Started a Fire as well as copies of many of his previous books.

Originally, Kim didn't plan on writing for a living.  He was having fun exploring the world, especially Glacier Bay.  But on one trip through Glacier Bay in a kayak, he finally revealed his love of writing and turned his focus on making it a career.  Now living in the small town of Gustavus right in Glacier Bay, Kim splits his time between photography and writing.

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780762792429
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lyons Press, 4/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781592288946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lyons Press, 4/2006

$22.95
ISBN-13: 9780944197554
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphic Arts Books, 8/2008

Caribou Crossing (Hardcover)

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780944197707
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Alaska Northwest Books, 8/2001

$39.95
ISBN-13: 9781558683075
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Graphic Arts Books, 5/1997

Location: 
Street:
720 S Alaska St
City:
Palmer
,
Province:
Alaska
Postal Code:
99645-6356
Country:
United States

Marianne Schlegelmilch

06/07/2014 11:30 am
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Marianne Schlegelmilch is back at Fireside!  Feather for Hoonah Joe is the latest in the Feather series, Marianne's mystery books set in Alaska.  Lovers of mystery should definitely check out this series.  And for the fans of the series, come grab your signed copy of Feather for Hoonah Joe and any of Marianne's wonderful books you might be missing in your collection!

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781594331282
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Publications Consultants, 9/2009

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781594332210
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Publication Consultants, 3/2011

$15.95
ISBN-13: 978159433187
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Publication Consultants, 7/2012

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781594334641
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Publication Consultants, 4/2014

Location: 
Street:
720 S Alaska St
City:
Palmer
,
Province:
Alaska
Postal Code:
99645-6356
Country:
United States

Nick Jans' Newest Book:

"A [wolf] by any other name..." , Nick Jans explores the dynamics of a wild wolf and an ever-encroaching human society in his latest book, A Wolf Called Romeo. Jans considers the lure of Alaska's wildlife with careful research, crisp language, and complex animal interaction. As with any love story, Jans' narration offers nail-biting suspense and tear-jerking fun.

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A Wolf Called Romeo (Hardcover)

$26.00
ISBN-13: 9780547858197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), 7/2014

No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species--up close as never before.

"A Wolf Called Romeo" is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, torn between "shoot first, ask questions later" instincts and curiosity. But as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. For Nick it was about trying to understand Romeo, then it was about winning his trust, and ultimately it was about watching over him, for as long as he or anyone could.

Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, "A Wolf Called Romeo" is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.


Lexicon In Paperback!

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Lexicon (Paperback)

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9780143125426
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Penguin Books, 5/2014
Max Barry is a genius at creating heart-pulsing adventure-satire. In this book, language itself is hacked so it becomes a weapon. It's stirring, hugly funny, and thoughtful at the same time.

National Bestseller Stephanie Thornton

05/10/2014 3:00 pm
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Author of the national bestselling The Secret History: A Novel of Empress Theodora, Stephanie Thornton will be at Fireside Books signing her newest novel, Daughter of the Gods: A Novel of Ancient Egypt!  When not writing, Stephanie teaches history in Chugiak.  She loves being able to impart knowledge about history, but don't think that makes her novels any less than engaging and fascinating.  So come by Fireside to meet Stephanie, but walk out with the chance to know Empress Theodora and Hatshepsut.

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780451417787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NAL Trade, 7/2013

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780451417794
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NAL Trade, 5/2014

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780451417800
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: NAL Trade, 11/2014

Location: 
Street:
720 S Alaska St
City:
Palmer
,
Province:
Alaska
Postal Code:
99645-6356
Country:
United States

The World Pushes; You Have to Push Back

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!

About Fireside Books

Our hours are:

Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

We're in the heart of Downtown Palmer, right across from the Train Depot
(That's the big blue building!)

Fireside Books

720 S. Alaska St.

Palmer, AK 99645

fireside (at) goodbooksbadcoffee.com

907.745.2665 

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.

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