Dan O'Neill "Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement " Book-Signing August 20, 4 PM

Stubborn Gal: The True Story of an Undefeated Sled Dog Racer Cover Image
By Dan O'Neill, Klara Maisch (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781602232723
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Alaska Press - November 15th, 2015

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The Firecracker Boys: H-Bombs, Inupiat Eskimos, and the Roots of the Environmental Movement Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780465003488
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - November 6th, 2007

A Land Gone Lonesome: An Inland Voyage Along the Yukon River Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781582433646
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 5th, 2007

The Last Giant of Beringia: The Mystery of the Bering Land Bridge Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780465051571
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Published: Perseus (for Hbg) - September 2005

Eowyn Ivey Book-Launch Party

Follow Eowyn Ivey's "Letters from Alaska" blog here!

To the Bright Edge of the World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316242851
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 2nd, 2016

An atmospheric, transporting tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of "The Snow Child," finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 
In the winter of 1885, decorated war hero Colonel Allen Forrester leads a small band of men on an expedition that has been deemed impossible: to venture up the Wolverine River and pierce the vast, untamed Alaska Territory. Leaving behind Sophie, his newly pregnant wife, Colonel Forrester records his extraordinary experiences in hopes that his journal will reach her if he doesn't return--once he passes beyond the edge of the known world, there's no telling what awaits him. 
The Wolverine River Valley is not only breathtaking and forbidding but also terrifying in ways that the colonel and his men never could have imagined. As they map the territory and gather information on the native tribes, whose understanding of the natural world is unlike anything they have ever encountered, Forrester and his men discover the blurred lines between human and wild animal, the living and the dead. And while the men knew they would face starvation and danger, they cannot escape the sense that some greater, mysterious force threatens their lives. 
Meanwhile, on her own at Vancouver Barracks, Sophie chafes under the social restrictions and yearns to travel alongside her husband. She does not know that the winter will require as much of her as it does her husband, that both her courage and faith will be tested to the breaking point. Can her exploration of nature through the new art of photography help her to rediscover her sense of beauty and wonder? 
The truths that Allen and Sophie discover over the course of that fateful year change both of their lives--and the lives of those who hear their stories long after they're gone--forever. 


To the Bright Edge of the World Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781478964759
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Published: Little Brown and Company - August 2nd, 2016

The Snow Child Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316175661
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Published: Reagan Arthur Books - November 6th, 2012

The Most Exciting Books of 2016


We polled the staff at Fireside Books to see what everyone is most excited about in the coming year. It's a diverse list to be sure -- with children's books and adult books of all sorts. Eowyn Ivey's second novel -- To the Bright Edge of the World tops the list. So does Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's Alaskan young adult novel, "The Smell of Other People's Houses." You'll also see  Joe Hill, Cassandra Clare, Allie Brosh, Laure R. King in the list below!

Escaping Peril (Wings of Fire, Book 8) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780545685443
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 29th, 2015

1/5/2016

The latest book in the Wing of Fire series.


The Siren Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062391995
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Published: Harper Teen - January 26th, 2016

1/26/2016

A new stand-alone novel from the author of the Selection series.


Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250091840
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 2nd, 2016

2/2/16

A collection of stories from the Lunar Chronicles universe.


Pax Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377012
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 2nd, 2016

2/2/16

A young reader story about a fox, featuring illustrations from Jon Klassen -- one of our favorite illustrators at Fireside Books!
 


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Sweet Home Alaska Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399172038
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - February 2nd, 2016

A young reader novel about the Mat-Su Colony!


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The Smell of Other People's Houses Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553497786
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Published: Wendy Lamb Books - February 23rd, 2016

3/8/16

We are in love with this young adult novel with its full, round portraits presented with poetry, grace, and insight.
 

 


Lady Midnight Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781442468351
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 8th, 2016

3/8/16

The first book in a new series by the author of the Mortal Instruments young adult series!


Solutions and Other Problems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501103285
Availability: Special Order
Published: Touchstone Books - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16More wit and insight from the creater of "Hyperbole and a Half."
 


This Is How It Really Sounds Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250081650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador USA - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16

Now out in paperback -- Stuart Archer Cohen's sharp and intriguing tale takes us from Alaska to China with some California for good measure.


The Murder of Mary Russell: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780804177900
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Published: Bantam - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16

Laurie R. King s bestselling Mary Russell Sherlock Holmes series weaves rich historical detail and provocative themes with intriguing characters and enthralling suspense. Russell and Holmes have become one of modern literature s most beloved teams. But does this adventure end it all?


The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062375186
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Published: Harper Wave - April 5th, 2016

4/5/16

 


The Fireman Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062200631
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 17th, 2016

4/26/15

Reserve your copy now! We'll have a limited number of autographed copies available!


To the Bright Edge of the World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316242851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Brown and Company - August 2nd, 2016

Eowyn Ivey's signature style and rich characterization are here in her second novel -- but with an added dimension of history, and even more adventure.
 


Cure Xenophobia; Read a Book

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316322423
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 Cover Image
By G. Willow Wilson, G. Willow Wison (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Jacob Wyatt (Illustrator)
$34.99
ISBN: 9780785198284
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Published: Marvel Comics - August 25th, 2015

American Dervish Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316183307
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 4th, 2012

And the Mountains Echoed Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594632389
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 3rd, 2014

Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812978308
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Published: Random House Trade - April 6th, 2010

Call Me Ishmael Tonight: A Book of Ghazals Cover Image
$17.55
ISBN: 9780393326123
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2004

The Kite Runner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

A Nostalgist's Map of America: Poems Cover Image
$17.55
ISBN: 9780393309249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1992

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812971064
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Published: Random House Trade - December 30th, 2003

Alif the Unseen Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121226
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Published: Grove Press - April 2nd, 2013

The Republic of Imagination: A Life in Books Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127789
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2015

Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981483
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Published: Random House Trade - September 9th, 2014

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780316311199
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

A World Without Islam Cover Image
By Fuller
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316041201
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Published: Back Bay Books - July 14th, 2011

Scarlett Undercover Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780316283939
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2015

The Blood of Flowers Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780316065771
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 2008

The Bomb in the Back Yard

EMERGENCY RATIONS: HOW ONE YOUNG TAIL GUNNER SURVIVED

WORLD WAR TWO

NEW EBOOK ADDRESSES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS AND A FATHER’S LOVE

Doesn’t every kid with a military parent wake up to a bomb in the backyard? In the 1950s, Post Traumatic Stress was a term yet to be invented. Most veterans rarely spoke of World War Two.

Read Alaska Rewards Book Club

$25.00

 

As booksellers, we see the resurgence of great Alaskan writing every day, and we want to encourage you to take part in it. So we've created this reward club just for you, the adventurous reader of books either by or about Alaskans. For your $25.00 membership in the Read Alaska Rewards club, you receive at least $40.00 in value. You get:

 

  • $15.00 gift certificate when you buy 10 Alaskana books within one year.
  • $25.00 voucher, good for one ticket to an author dinner within one year.
  • Drawings for give-aways of Alaskana books

 

 

Price: $25.00

About Fireside Books

Our Winter 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@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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