December 2012 Holiday Catalog, First Friday, and More

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In This Issue:
First Friday
Giving Tree
2013 Calendars
Holiday Catalog
Indie Bookseller Picks
New in Cooking

First Friday

December 7 is First Friday!

 

We'll be serving wine and juice. Plus, we'll be giving away great prizes for our adult and children's drawings. Drop by Annie Bloom's anytime after 6:00 on Friday night and register to win! 

 

The adult prize is:

Portlandia: A Guide for Visitors
by Fred Arnison & Carrie Brownstein
 

 

The kids prize is: LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia 

Holiday Giving Tree 


Annie Bloom's Books is hosting its annual Giving Tree book drive this holiday season for children served by several local non-profit organizations:


Children's Relief Nursery

Community Transitional School

Neighborhood House

SMART
(Start Making a Reader Today)  

You are invited to stop by the store to make a donation today!    

2013 Calendars  

Annie Bloom's
has lots of great wall, pocket, and engagement calendars in stock. Come in to browse the entire selection. Check out a sampling below:

dewit simplicity 2013
Simplicity (wall)
by Deborah DeWit

mcclure prepare 2013
Prepare (wall)
by Nikki McClure

audubon 2013 engagement
Audubon
(engagement)
greetings from portland 2013
Greetings from Portland, Oregon
(desk-top easel) 
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Holiday Catalog, First Friday, and More!

The Holiday Catalog is here! Plus, find out which new books indie booksellers across the country are loving.
Check out our 2013 calendars. Also read about the latest titles in Cooking. And drop by and see on First Friday! 
The Holiday Catalog  
The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Holiday Catalog is here! And it's full of great gift-giving selections for all. Come in to browse the books at the front of the store. Below are but a handful of catalog highlights:

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher
by Timothy Egan
Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous photographer. He was thirty-two years old in 1900 when he chose to pursue his Great Idea: to capture on film the continent's original inhabitants before the old ways disappeared. An Indiana Jones with a camera, Curtis spent the next three decades traveling from the Havasupai at the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the Acoma on a high mesa in New Mexico to the Salish in the rugged Northwest rain forest, documenting the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes.

The Oregonian Cookbook
This lavishly illustrated cookbook showcases Oregon's emerging reputation as a source for some of the best food grown in America with 360 recipes created by exceptional home cooks, the region's most talented food writers, and the newspaper's most popular food writers. Compiled by editor Katherine Miller, this resourceful new cookbook is one all cooks will want to have, as it features the most popular and frequently requested recipes from FOODDAY'S three decades of outstanding culinary coverage.

The Orchardist
by Amanda Coplin
At the turn of the twentieth century, in a rural stretch of the Pacific Northwest, a reclusive orchardist has found solace in the fruit he grows and the land he cultivates. One day, two scared and very pregnant teenage girls take up on his land. When men arrive in the orchard with guns, a shattering tragedy ensues. In her astonishing debut novel, Coplin weaves a tapestry of solitary souls who come together in the wake of unspeakable cruelty and misfortune.

Fobbit
by David Abrams
In the satirical tradition of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H, Fobbit is based on the author's own experiences in Iraq. The novel is set in a Forward Operating Base, which is like the back office of the battlefield--where people eat and sleep, and where a lot of soldiers have what looks suspiciously like an office job. Male and female soldiers are trying to find an empty Porta Potty in which to get acquainted, grunts are playing Xbox and watching NASCAR between missions, and the senior staff are more concerned about getting to the chow hall than little things like military strategy.

The Power of Trees
by Gretchen Daily & Chuck Katz
Intimate in size yet quietly breathtaking in scope, this graceful gift book will forever change how you think, and how you feel, about trees. In poetically sparse scientific observations, renowned conservation biologist Daily narrates the evolution, impact, and natural wonder of trees. Alongside Katz's  photographs, the text and images form a quiet and moving meditation.

 

Winter of the World
by Ken Follett
This second entry in The Century Trilogy picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs.

Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure
by Matthew Reinhart

Pop-up artist and engineer Matthew Reinhart has crafted another spectacular pop-up book for George Lucas's epic Star Wars movies. This brand-new 3-D experience is packed with a variety of novelty features--pop-ups, working lightsabers, pull tabs, and other interactive features. It's a stunning book that will impress fans of all ages and gives a whole new perspective to the Star Wars universe.

 

Under Wildwood 

by Colin Meloy

Ever since Prue McKeel returned home from the Impassable Wilderness after rescuing her brother from the malevolent Dowager Governess, life has been pretty dull. But then a growing threat draws Prue back into Wildwood, where she and Curtis will face their greatest challenge yet: to save themselves and the lives of their friends, and to bring unity to a divided country. In Under Wildwood, Meloy and illustrator Carson Ellis reveal new dimensions of the epic fantasy-adventure series.

 

National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia 

Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide today. It will amaze and entertain readers, while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom. This book showcases more than 1,000 gorgeous color photographs of animals from around the world.

December Indie Next List 
Every month, the coalition of independent bookstores puts together a list of titles recommended by booksellers across the country. Come in to browse all the picks for December. Here are a few of the selected titles (click on a cover or title to read more on our website):  


Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham
Christopher at Andover Bookstore writes: "Jefferson's story has never been more perfectly told. Quite simply, Meacham has written a masterpiece!"


Dear Life: Stories
by Alice Munro
Karen at Northshire Bookstore in Vermont says, "Munro's writing is a gift to the world. Achingly real people in ordinary situations are illuminated by her words, as an elusive shock of recognition grabs the reader."


Life Among Giants
by Bill Roorbach
Barbara, who works at the University of Southern Maine's bookstore, call this novel "a totally unique family saga that is infused with love, sex, and murder."


Angelmaker
by Nick Harkaway
Hannah at Next Chapter in Mequon, Wisconsin describes this novel as an "escapade into a world of mad scientists, a religious cult, secret agents, a death czar, covert government bureaucrats, swarms of golden bees, and gangsters galore." Now in paperback!


A Thousand Lives
by Julia Scheeres
Pete at Green Apple Books in San Francisco says of this book on the Jonestown Massacre: "Scheeres does an excellent job humanizing this tragedy while poignantly showing the evolution from hope and belief to desperation." Also now available in paperback. 

New Cookbooks   

Here are some of the best new titles from our Cooking section:  

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
by Ina Garten
For Ina, "foolproof" means more than just making one dish successfully; it's also about planning a menu, including coordinating everything so it all gets to the table at the same time. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina shows you how to make a game plan so everything is served hot while you keep your cool. To keep you on track, there are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can go wrong, plus tips for making recipes in advance. It's as though Ina is there in the kitchen with you, guiding you every step of the way.

Jerusalem
by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
In Jerusalem, Ottolenghi and Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city, with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year--Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.

Yes, Chef: A Memoir
by Marcus Samuelsson
Ethiopian-born Marcus was only three years old when his mother died of tuberculosis. It was his Swedish adoptive mother, Helga, who sparked in him a lifelong passion for food and cooking. Yes, Chef chronicles Marcus Samuelsson's remarkable journey from Helga's humble kitchen to some of the most demanding and cutthroat restaurants in the world. Yes, Chef is a tale of personal discovery, unshakable determination, and the passionate, playful pursuit of flavors.

Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
by Deb Perelman
Deb founded her award-winning blog, Smitten Kitchen, on the premise that cooking should be a pleasure, and that the results of your labor can--and should--be delicious every time. Deb is a firm believer that there are no bad cooks, just bad recipes. She has dedicated herself to creating and finding the best of the best and adapting the recipes for the everyday cook.

Vegan Eats World
by Terry Hope Romero
The author of Veganomicon and Viva Vegan continues the vegan food revolution with more than 300 bold, delicious recipes based on international favorites. Vegan Eats World will help you map your way through a culinary world tour, whether you want to create a pierogi party or Thai feast, easy Indian chaat lunch or Your International House of Dinner Crepes.