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Sal Nudo Book Signing

Featuring his newest release
The Millionaire's Cross

Saturday, September 27, 2-3pm

Sal Nudo's third novel, The Millionaire's Cross, unfolds as uncomplicated copywriter Alex Neitzel is drawn into an increasingly complex scheme involving millions of dollars, lies, paranoia, and growing struggles with his own character and capabilities. Local readers will be drawn to the C-U setting and frequent references. 

Sal has written another crime novel, Phantom Reunions; a personal rock and roll chronicle entitled Nevermind : It's Only Rock of Ages (featuring Def Leppard and Nirvana); and he contributed to the very popular Remembering Robeson's. Copies of these titles will also be available for purchase during the signing.

The author lives in Champaign with his wife and stepson and describes himself as a "family man, writer, reader, rock 'n' roll listener". He works in media communications for the University of Illinois College of Education. 

New Used Books
(Books that are new to the store even if they are old in age)
In August, the students returned, the heat showed up, and many books arrived at the book shop. We added almost 1700 books to our inventory that were brought in for store credit, donated, or we found in sales around town. Stop by to check out what's new or search our inventory online!

Robert Baldick

A little over a century ago, the extinction of dueling would have struck Europeans and Americans as inconceivable. Despite the fact that arguments over its rights and wrongs had gone on for nearly a thousand years, dueling was firmly embedded in the European concept of justice. And as Robert Baldick makes clear in the book, the centuries-long hold by dueling was full of drama, deceit, tales of honor and valor, and the complexities of legal justice. 

The most pivotal and yet least understood event of Frank Lloyd Wright's celebrated life involves the brutal murders in 1914 of seven adults and children dear to the architect and the destruction by fire of Taliesin, his landmark residence, near Spring Green, Wisconsin. Unaccountably, the details of that shocking crime have been largely ignored by Wright's legion of biographers-a historical and cultural gap that is finally addressed in William Drennan's exhaustively researched Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders.

Despite what most people may think, American women have always worn pants. Featuring an unusual collection of vintage photographs from the 1850s to the 1920s, Women in Pants documents an almost forgotten revolution in clothing. Defying convention, Victorian dress reformers as well as farmers, laborers, miners, cowgirls, and sportswomen openly wore trousers, while other women disguised themselves in men's attire to get good jobs, go to combat, engage in relationships with other women, or experiment with gender identity. Candid, often humorous quotes from contemporary newspapers and magazines complement the photographs and enhance our understanding of the culture and time in which these women lived. For some, wearing pants was a necessity; for others, it was an act of defiance; for still others, it was just fun.

Drawing on sources such as diaries, advice manuals and autobiographies, this work shows how travelling salesmen from the early-18th century to the 1920s shaped the customs of life on the road and helped to develop the modern consumer culture in the United States.

Hilary Mantel

Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

Steve Martin

With over 1.4 million followers (a number growing by the day), and a now famously uncanny ability to pack 140 characters with a maximum amount of humor and wit, Steve Martin has defined what it means to be a celebrity in today's world of social media. Martin's tweets have been covered by personal blogs, major news outlets, and everything in between, and this collection brings his funniest, most memorable messages together for avid followers and offline fans alike.

Mark Twain
"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion--to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"--meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended.

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(synopses from goodreads.com)

Donnie's Corner
Mommy had a hard time not buying all the great children's books that came in during the month. She reads me a different one each time I visit the store. Lots of Disney, Dr. Seuss, Magic Tree House, and other classic children's books.

One classic that Mommy enjoys reading to me is The Velveteen Rabbit. I hope my Cookie Monster doll becomes real like the rabbit did but Mommy doesn't think it will. 

With my uncle Kenton


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