and speaking of books...
7/10/21 at 2:00 p.m.
Title: The Return of Don Quixote
Mystery Discussion Group
Leader: Mary Beth Logas
Title: The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Author: Ruth Ware
CLIO'S CHRONICLERS : MEETING
Sun. 7/25/21 2:00 P.M.
Leader: Augie Aleksy
Title: Custer's Trials
Scene At Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore
Photos from C & S 2021 Independent Bookstore Day
Author Don Evans with purchase and swag Author Jack Fredrickson signing books C&S Indie Day guests browsing & buying
Beginning May13th, Centuries & Sleuths presents a special salute to Sherlock & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle..
Welcome to 221B Baker Street, a replica, which will be on display in the window of Centuries and Sleuths
during May, to honor Sir Arthur's 162nd Birthday (5/22). The house took a year to build. The
structure is built upon actual timbers—very small ones, of course.
The building and all interior parts, from furniture to fire irons, from
beer mugs to kitchen cooking utensils are handmade.
Only the inhabitants have come from elsewhere—of course, from a
shop in England..
221B houses Sherlock Holmes & Dr. John Watson, (Mrs. Hudsonn may be out)
The house was made by Mary Kay Ryan, a long term fan and customer of
Centuries and Sleuths and a resident of Oak Park. She has been doing
dollhouses and miniatures since she was 10 when she and her mother
“did up” their first family heirloom dollhouse which is now over 100 years old.
On Sun., May 23 at 2 pm Mary Kay will discuss its history and features.
Staff Picks: Books We've Recently Enjoyed
Oldest Chicago by Dan Witter
Hemingway in Comics by Rob Elder
Sistine Secrets by Blech & Doliner
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Chicago Socialism by Joseph Rulli
Boneheads & Braniacs by Moira Dolan
Crusaders Dan Jones
The Templars Dan Jones
Custer's Trials T.J.Stiles
The Ghosts of Eden Park Karen Abbott
A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome Alberto Angela
Amusement Park Stephen Silverman
How to Hide an Empire Daniel Immerwahr
Leadership in Turbulent Times Doris Kearns Goodwin
Killers of the Flower Moon David Grann
The Only Woman in the Room Marie Benedict
Phillipp of Hesse: Unlikely Hero of the Reformation John Helmke
Jewels of Paradise by Donna Leon
The Book Artist Mark Pryor
The Hidden Key Dave Grogan
Pyongyang Option by A.C.Friedan
Diver's Paradise by Davin Goodwin
Play of Death Oliver Potzch
GI Bones Martin Limon
Mr. Kill Martin Limon
Shoot the Bastards. Michael Stanley
A Fine Line. Gianrico Carofiglio
Police by Jo Nesbo
The Land of Dreams Vidar Sundstol
The Wolf & The Watchman Niklas Natt och Dag
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid
Lethal Pursuit by Will Thomas
Forever by Peter Hamill
The Black Cage Jack Fredrickson
Broken Places by Tracy Clark
The Lucky One Lori Rader-Day
Blues in the Dark Raymond Benson
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols Nicholas Meyer
Searcher of the Dead Nancy Herriman
The Conjurers Boy by Michael Raleigh
Death of an Art Collector Robert Goldsborough
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Murder Knocks Twice Susanna Calkins
Legends of the West by Michael A. Black
Shell Game Sara Paretsky
Murder at Astor Place Victoria Thompson
'Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore's Bestsellers'
Binc Launches Survive to Thrive Grant Program
Commemorating the legacy of the company’s late President & CEO,
S&S supports bookstore/comic shop grant program (Excerpt from article)
On the first anniversary of her death, Simon & Schuster announced a gift to the Survive to Thrive grant program in honor of long-time President & CEO Carolyn Reidy. Reidy was an early supporter of Binc as the Foundation grew beyond its origins serving Borders employees exclusively. This generous gift in Reidy’s name will help Survive to Thrive reach its $2 million fundraising goal. The grant program has raised more than $1,055,000 over the last 6 weeks.
Those inspired to join in making a gift to Survive to Thrive in Reidy’s honor, can donate here: https://bit.ly/3nuTRMu
Survive to Thrive will make grants of up to $10,000 to selected independent bookstores and comic shops. Applications are being reviewed by a panel of industry experts looking for stores with strong fundamentals and a commitment to serving their communities who can use the grants to accelerate recovery from the financial harm caused by the pandemic and seem poised for long-term success.