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The store has one used trade paperback copy of Lesley Poling-Kempes’ history of the women who went west from the 1880s to the 1950s to work in restaurants along the Santa Fe Railroad, and ended up helping to open the West.  Both personal and sweeping in scope, it’s a chance to explore one of the little-appreciated groups who played a significant role in US history.  Wallet-friendly price: $1.99.

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Martin Dugard passes over Columbus’ actions and effects in the new world to cover his final voyage and desperate attempts to stay out of the clutches of his enemies. It’s a dramatic retelling of a little-known chapter in the early stages of European exploration in the Americas, and we have a used paperback copy for $1.99.

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Don’t miss John Taliaferro’s telling of the extraordinary life of John Hay.  Covering one man’s life and his role in US history from the formation of the Republican Party through the Civil and Spanish-American wars right up to World War I, the book documents an amazing life and a formative period for the nation.  We have new hardbacks priced at $3.99

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We have one used hardback copy of Dolan’s sweeping history of Irish Americans, reaching from the causes of emigration to their contributions to American society.  Priced at our wallet-friendly price $3.99

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This “fact-filled and amusing trek through nature’s dark side” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the fascinating, weird, and often perverted ways that Mother Nature fends only for herself. We have new hardcovers for $ 6.99.

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This fun and funky book is a celebration of the increasing popularity of the relaxing and creative craft of knitting. It contains everything from knitter’s anecdotes, shopping advice and keen celebrity knitters, to a fascinating history of wonderful woolly fashions throughout the decades. Unstickered hardcover copies are $ 3.99.

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A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world. Hanna Rosin reveals how a new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. Rosin also helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future. New hardcovers for $ 6.99.

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Your friends will want to be you and your enemies will be super-jealous once you start stitching figures from Makoto’s Cross Stitch Super Collection. Cross stitch phenom Makoto Oozu teaches you cross stitch basics and then introduces you to his world of stitched robots, insects, artillery and more. New paperback copies are $ 9.99.

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The Harvey Girls
All , Highlight , History / May 15, 2015

The store has one used trade paperback copy of Lesley Poling-Kempes’ history of the women who went west from the 1880s to the 1950s to work in restaurants along the Santa Fe Railroad, and ended up helping to open the West.  Both personal and sweeping in scope, it’s a chance to explore one of the little-appreciated groups who played a significant role in US history.  Wallet-friendly price: $1.99.

The Last Voyage of Columbus
All , Highlight , History / May 9, 2015

Martin Dugard passes over Columbus’ actions and effects in the new world to cover his final voyage and desperate attempts to stay out of the clutches of his enemies. It’s a dramatic retelling of a little-known chapter in the early stages of European exploration in the Americas, and we have a used paperback copy for $1.99.

All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
All , Highlight , History / May 3, 2015

Don’t miss John Taliaferro’s telling of the extraordinary life of John Hay.  Covering one man’s life and his role in US history from the formation of the Republican Party through the Civil and Spanish-American wars right up to World War I, the book documents an amazing life and a formative period for the nation.  We have new hardbacks priced at $3.99

The Irish Americans: A History
All , Highlight , History / May 1, 2015

We have one used hardback copy of Dolan’s sweeping history of Irish Americans, reaching from the causes of emigration to their contributions to American society.  Priced at our wallet-friendly price $3.99

Not Tonight Darling, I’m Knitting
All , Crafts , Highlight , Non-Fiction / April 20, 2015

This fun and funky book is a celebration of the increasing popularity of the relaxing and creative craft of knitting. It contains everything from knitter’s anecdotes, shopping advice and keen celebrity knitters, to a fascinating history of wonderful woolly fashions throughout the decades. Unstickered hardcover copies are $ 3.99.

The End of Men: And the Rise of Women
All , Current Events , Gender Studies , Highlight / April 20, 2015

A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world. Hanna Rosin reveals how a new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. Rosin also helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future. New hardcovers for $ 6.99.

Makoto’s Cross-Stitch Super Collection
All , Crafts , Highlight / April 20, 2015

Your friends will want to be you and your enemies will be super-jealous once you start stitching figures from Makoto’s Cross Stitch Super Collection. Cross stitch phenom Makoto Oozu teaches you cross stitch basics and then introduces you to his world of stitched robots, insects, artillery and more. New paperback copies are $ 9.99.

A Serpent’s Tooth: A Walt Longmire Mystery
All , Fiction / April 12, 2015

A rising star in crime fiction, Craig Johnson puts the sheriff of Wyoming’s Absaroka County head to head with a 400-pound leader of an interstate polygamy group. This is another page-turner in the popular series which spawned the LONGMIRE A&E hit show! Brand new 2013 hardcover for $9.99.

Getting Even: The Complete Book of Dirty Tricks
All , Humor / April 12, 2015

George Hayduke shares the best Monkeywrench Gang dirty tricks. Not for kids or the faint of heart, this is revenge pranks for the seriously ticked-off. We have one used, large-format paperback on our humor shelf for $2.99.

Kite Runner
All , Fiction / April 7, 2015

This educational and eye-opening account of Afghanistan’s political turmoil resonates with readers long after the first reading.  Khaled Hosseini develops heart-breakingly triumphant characters  that seem so real it is easy to forget that the book is fiction, it seems more like a true-life account. Grassroots Books has several used paperback copies of The Kite Runner for $1.99

The Forgotten Man
All , History / April 3, 2015

Don’t pass up this opportunity to understand the economic and personal realities of the great depression. We have a used paperback priced at $1.99.

Mayflower
All , History / April 3, 2015

Nathaniel Philbrick recounts in vivid detail the voyage of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth colony. Extending through the first half-century of the colony’s existence, this history provides an unvarnished look at how America as we know it began. We have a used hardback priced at $3.99

The World is Flat
All , History / April 3, 2015

Thomas Friedman’s de-mystifying of the events in the first four years of this century.  Wondering what the explosive growth of wealth in India and China will mean for your future?  This one’s for you. Available in used hardback for $3.99.