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Eight Keys

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Eight Keys By Suzanne LaFleur Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375872136
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Published: Yearling - July 24th, 2012

Eight Keys is a heartwarming story of Elise Bertrand's first year of middle school, which is harder than she thought. Elise is faced with the challenge of being the loving and fun person she is, even if it means being picked on. It's a wonderful story of friendship, facing bullies, and most of all self-discovery. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

The World Until Yesterday

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The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? By Jared Diamond Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143124405
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2013

Diamond's fantastic and much-anticipated new book details the differences and similarities of modern culture vs traditional societies. As always, Diamond is a readable expert, making this book perfect for the casual reader or the scholar. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

Eating Dirt

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Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe By Charlotte Gill Cover Image
ISBN: 9781553657927
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Published: Greystone Books - July 24th, 2012

This book reads as fluidly as fiction. It tells the story of professional tree planters, who live a rough and grimy life. Gill does not sugar-coat, but the story is still romantic with an intimate writing style. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

Judging a Book by Its Lover

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Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere By Lauren Leto Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062070142
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 2nd, 2012

This hilarious book was written for book lovers and book lover
wannabes. I tried to read it slowly, but my resolve gave out and I
ended up finishing it in two evenings. Thanks to this book I
discovered that as a Hesse lover I am required to own one straw chair.
Hmm. ~ Reviewed by Krysta Piccoli

Antique Books Make Excellent Holiday Gifts

The holidays are fast approaching, but have no fear, the Northshire bookstore is here to help! Last night we had our annual holiday presentation, when the Northshire’s best and brightest booksellers recommended some fantastic books to help you with your list. But there’s so much more! What we didn't talk about last night are the fantastic books we've got in our Used and Rare Book Department.

We have hundreds of rare and antique adult and children's books on almost any subject with prices ranging from $5 to $2000. This year, as you get ready to tackle your holiday shopping list, don’t rule out these great books. Here are just a few of the unique books we currently have in stock.

We have a 45 volume set of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens, published c. 1880. This is a limited Cruikshank Edition numbered set (198/500) and includes a 3 volume biography of Dickens by John Forster. Each book contains delightful illustrations, the majority by H. K. Browne. This set is in great condition and is priced at $475. This is an amazing, one-of-a-kind holiday gift for any book collector or lover of Dickens (or your favorite staff member at the Northshire Bookstore). (READ MORE)

Consider the Fork By Bee Wilson

I love cookbooks, but I don't think about the ingredients as something that just magically appear in my kitchen. It's no secret that I love reading about food, but before reading Consider The Fork, I never really put much thought into my kitchen tools. I go to great lengths to know where my food comes from, who grew it, what went into producing it, and the kind of nourishment it provides. But what of the vegetable peeler (which I don't own)? Or the wooden spoon (also don't own)? Or the ever-obvious knife (own many)? Wilson's detailed research changes the way we view all of those items we take for granted. After all, my great-great-great Italian grandmother didn't make her famous pesto in an electric food processor, but I'm not about to give mine up for the job.

Consider the Fork tells the deliciously fascinating history of cooking and culinary tools. From knives to coffee grinders to the kitchen fire itself, readers will relish every moment.  Just how long did it take us to invent the vegetable peeler? How different are our whisks from the whisks of the Middle Ages? Consider the Fork takes the reader through the history of how we slice, cook, measure, grind, and mold our food. (READ MORE)

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Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat By Bee Wilson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465056972
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Published: Basic Books - October 8th, 2013


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