"We have what you want, though you may not know you want it." The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley (1919)

Welcome to Centuries & Sleuths!

The atmosphere is warm and friendly with oak bookcases labeled with the historical era or subject matter of the books on the shelves. There are two windsor chairs, a rocking chair, and a church pew to sit on while reviewing books prior to your purchases, all set on a portion of Bruce plaid carpet framed with forest green carpeting.

Also, there is a good chance that you can discuss your opinion about a book with the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, & maybe anger. That is because C&S has frequent signings for authors. of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children. In some cases, we have visits from the famous (e.g. Napoleon, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Luther, Twain, Elizabeth I, Joan of Arc, Isabella of Castile, F.D.R., etc.) who have "passed on" who you can argue with when they appear. They are portrayed by members of C&S's History Discussion Group in our Meeting of Minds series. Finally, it's the bookstore that makes the tomes you read come alive.

We just received fantastic Sherlock Holmes Greeting Cards with quotations from the Canon and beautifully designed backgrounds 

Some long awaited photo updates!

 

 

April 5, 2014

Annie Hansen Signing

Give Me Chocolate

 

March 22, 2014

Matthews Drew Signing

Shadows of Chicago:

True Story of Three Men & The Crimes That Shocked America

 

March 22, 2014

 
Sisters in Crime Meeting
Guest Speaker: Mary Welk

 

March 16, 2014

MWA Meeting with Julius S. Kole

Public Defender

  March 16, 2014

Rene Rosen Signing for her 1920s novel  Dollface

March 15, 2014 

    
Signing for Joanne Fluke for The Blackberry Pie Murder
with Carol Hauswald with Homemade Key Lime Pie

March 9, 2014

Adam Baig's Signing for Becoming The Pied Piper of Hamlin

February 16, 2014

Robert Goldsborough

Discusses his latest Nero - Archie Mystery in his Second Wolfe Seriers

Murder in the Ball Park

February 14, 2014

   

Marcy Kubat gives her Lecture on 

GIANT IN THE SHADOWS: LIFE OF ROBERT T. LINCOLN  by Jason Emerson

Before the Phi Sigma Literary Society of Oak Park

January 26, 2014

                 
Meeting of The Clio's Chroniclers
(The History Discussion)
Lively Exchange on Rebecca West's
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon       
(A Journey Through Yugoslavia [1930s])

January 26, 2014

Hand Stitched Work & Gift from

Brenda Rossini

Member of The Clio's Chroniclers

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Quarterly Bestsellers for Third Quarter 2013:

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's bestsellers for the Third Quarter of 2013. These Bestsellers are determined by a variety of factors (e.g. Author Signings, Mystery & History Discussion Groups' choices, Special Programs, Newspaper & Magazine listings, etc,) in addition to customer & staff recommendations. 

This Third Quarter there was a tie for 7th Place, so we have eleven titles listed for the TOP TEN! 

$27.99
ISBN-13: 9781250006714
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: St. Martin's Press, 9/2013

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9780738736112
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Llewellyn Publications, 9/2013

Locked Within (Paperback)

$15.95
ISBN-13: 9781610090445
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Oak Tree Press, 8/2013

Havana Lost (Paperback)

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781938733383
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Red Herrings Press, 8/2013

By Tim Wu
$15.95
ISBN-13: 9780307390998
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Vintage, 11/2011

Involuntary Witness (Paperback)

$13.95
ISBN-13: 9781904738077
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Bitter Lemon Press, 11/2005

$19.95
ISBN-13: 9780674064324
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Belknap Press, 5/2012

$17.00
ISBN-13: 9780140441239
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Penguin Classics, 8/1963

$16.00
ISBN-13: 9781476703169
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Gallery Books, 8/2013

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9780983193890
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Allium Press, 6/2013

$14.99
ISBN-13: 9781250028754
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Minotaur Books, 6/2013

"We have what you want, though you may not know you want it." The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley (1919)

The atmosphere is warm and friendly with oak bookcases labeled with the historical era or subject matter of the books on the shelves. There are two windsor chairs, a rocking chair, and a church pew to sit on while reviewing books prior to your purchases, all set on a portion of Bruce plaid carpet framed with forest green carpeting.

Also, there is a good chance that you can discuss your opinion about a book with the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, & maybe anger. That is because C&S has frequent signings for authors of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children. In some cases, we have visits from the famous (e.g. Napoleon, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Luther, Twain, Elizabeth I, Joan of Arc, Isabella of Castile, F.D.R., etc.) who have "passed on" who you can argue with when they appear. They are portrayed by members of C&S's History Discussion Group in our Meeting of Minds series. Finally, it's the bookstore that makes the tomes you read come alive.

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