Our atmosphere is warm and friendly with oak/cherry bookcases labeled with the historical era or 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, adult's or children's books.

 

 

Often, you can discuss your opinion about a book with the author who caused your joy, thoughtfulness, queries, & maybe anger, because C&S has frequent  signings for authors of histories, biographies, & mysteries, for both adults & children.

 


 

Authors Under the Awning Returns!

Yes, your favorite authors have returned this summer,on Thursday evenings from June through August,to socialize and sign the books you buy at C&S in an informal atmosphere!

Some will also be here for Forest Park events like the Cruise Nights. In addition, there's a street full of dining and other shopping opportunities.

We adjust for the weather too, so if it's rainy or sauna-like outdoors, we can hold it inside. Come join the fun! 

  July 28:Joan Bard-Collins, JoBe Cerny, Jim.McCance                            & JuliaFarmer

 August 4:  Emily Kaplan, M.E.May, Sue Myers                                         & Libby Fischer- Hellman  
August 11: J.D. & Emily Kaplan, and E.C Diskin
August 18: David Krugler, Michael Black & Robert                                      Goldsborough
August 25: Diane Pirrone, Bob Shiel & Brendan Detzner    

  

 

 

Centuries & Sleuths Top Ten Quarterly Bestsellers for First Quarter 2016:

Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's bestsellers for the First Quarter of 2016. 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. 

 

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Stop the Presses! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781504023573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road - March 8th, 2016

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The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781137280152
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 22nd, 2016

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Peerless Detective Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626817807
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Diversion Publishing - August 4th, 2015

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Foliage: An International Banking Spy Thriller Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780996110679
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mosaic Design Book Publishers - October 19th, 2015

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Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143035954
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - November 2005

Canary in the Coal Chute Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781515344186
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - December 7th, 2015

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Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590583852
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - April 2007

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Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981483
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade - September 9th, 2014

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Shall We Not Revenge Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780989053532
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Allium Press - March 13th, 2014

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61 Highways Revisited: The Albums of Bob Dylan Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9781511980258
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 6th, 2015

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