Our atmosphere is warm and friendly, with oak/cherry bookcases labeled with the historical era, international to local mysteries or other subject matter of the books on the shelves, and comfortable seating, inviting you to browse your chosen subject.   If you're unsure where to start, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to act as your guide through fact or fiction, history or mystery, adults' or childrens' books.

 

 

Often, you can discuss your opinion about a book with other like-minded (or not) readers,or even the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, or maybe dissent, because five different reader/writer discussion groups meet here;and C&S has frequent signings for authors of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children.

 


 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The 50th Anniversary)

A Special Event: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of:

            

                                  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club

Guest Speaker: Music Historian and Musician: John Atwood

When it first appeared 50 years ago, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was believed to be a concept album, a record that developed a single, unified thought.  However, all of the Beatles at one time or another have denied that this was the case, that it was just an album like any other, made up of unrelated songs.  The only difference was that it had a title song reprised at the end and a lot of nice artwork on the cover to promote that title track.

John Atwood of the HistorySingers thinks there might actually have been a theme, and will conduct listeners through the album to make the case for it. Join us on the 50th anniversary of the release of the album for a critical replay of the record, and discussion, to test the merit of that theory.

 Free will offerings will be welcome. The financial support of this new combination program of history, music and literature will insure that we will expand this form of entertainment at Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore and in Forest Park, IL.

 

{There will be light refreshments available.}

 

Author Discussion & Signing with William Hazelgrove

Date: June 3, 2017 Saturday 2:00 PM

Author: William Hazelgrove

About the Author


William Hazelgrove is the author of ten novels including Jackpine (2015) and The Pitcher (2013), a Junior Library Guild Selection. His books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, and ALA Editor's Choice Awards. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer-in- Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway's birthplace. He has been the subject of interviews in NPR's All Things Considered along with features in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Richmond Times Dispatch, USA Today, People, Channel 11, NBC, WBEZ, and WGN. Hazelgrove also runs a political cultural blog, The View from Hemingway's Attic.

 

Title: Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

Description


"There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle in hand, or winding my way among the barren, fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so-called Bad Lands." --Theodore Roosevelt 
He was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn't until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president. "I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota," Roosevelt later wrote. It was in the "grim fairyland" of the Bad Lands that Roosevelt became acquainted with the ways of cowboys, Native Americans, trappers, thieves, and wild creatures--and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested. 
In Forging a President, author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt's own reflections to immerse readers in the formative seasons that America's twenty-sixth president spent in "the broken country" of the Wild West.

 

Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781621574767
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Regnery History - May 2017

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Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781621574750
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Regnery History - October 17th, 2016

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Quarterly Bestsellers for First Quarter 2017:

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's bestsellers for the First Quarter of 2017. 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. 

 

Murder, Stage Left Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781504041119
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - March 7th, 2017

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The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125927
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mysterious Press - March 7th, 2017

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Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler: A True Love Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476700281
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Published: Scribner Book Company - January 14th, 2014

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I Let You Go Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101987506
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley Books - November 29th, 2016

The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780143036494
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 2005

The Riverview Murders: A Paul Whelan Mystery Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781626817678
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Diversion Publishing - February 17th, 2015

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The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781137280152
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 22nd, 2016

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1938: Hitler's Gamble Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465022052
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Published: Basic Books (AZ) - May 10th, 2011

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Hidden Graves: A PI Mystery Set in Chicago Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780727886644
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Published: Severn House Publishers - February 2017

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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780553212419
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bantam Classics - November 1st, 1986

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