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Saturday Oct 6 at Rockingham, Library/Masonic Temple-
Star Wars Reads Day-  Star Wars activities & Star Wars books for sale

Tuesday Oct 16 JK Rowling Webcast at VS Books
J.K. Rowling’s special one-time public event in New York City on Tuesday, October 16th. At the event, which will be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Rowling will be interviewed on stage about her newest book, Casual Vacancy, by critically acclaimed bestselling author Ann Patchett. The event will be webcasted live exclusively to booksellers across the country, with VS Books registered to be one of those stores- more details later!  Casual Vacancy is publishing Sept 27 and will be available at the store.   http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/jk-rowling-webcast-vs-books

Sat Oct 20, 2pm   Jessie Haas & Michael Daley  
Jessie’s new books include Westminster, Vermont, 1735-2000: Township Number One, as well as her new children's books, Chico's Challenge: The story of an American Quarter Horse and Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl.
Michael will talk about his new book, Pinch and Dash Makes Soup as well as his science fiction works for young adults - the Jeff and Rat Series - Space Station Rat and Rat Trap, plus Shanghaied to the Moon.   
http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/jessie-haas-michael-daley-sat-oc...

Tuesday November 13, 1:30pm   Kate O'Connor at the Bellows Falls Womans Club - United Church on School Street  
Kate O'Connor served as an aide to Howard Dean from his swearing-in as Vermont governor in 1991 to the last day of his presidential candidacy in 2004. DO THE IMPOSSIBLE: My Crash Course On Presidential Politics Inside The Howard Dean Campaign is a revealing read for anyone who followed Dean for America or just wants to know what really happens inside a presidential campaign.  Call in your book and event reservations so Pat can let BFWC know how many will be attending.   
http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/kate-oconnor-do-impossible-bf-wo...


Friday November 16, 7pm   Archer Mayor        
Archer Mayor will be making his annual visit to Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls on Friday Nov 16 at 7pm, as part of BF3F, to discuss his 23rd Joe Gunther mystery book, Paradise City, this time focusing on Northampton, MA.  Books will be available at the store on October 2. Be sure to call in your event & book reservations!
http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/archer-mayor-paradise-city-frida...


Still in the works - organizing appearances:
Ernest Hebert - Never Back Down


Janet Wallach-Richest Woman in America: Hetty Green in the Gilded Age   (dinner event?)


 

Book Suggestions:
Pat has some great reads annotated on our website at
http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/book-selections-sept-2012 -

New England Authors: 
Bean By Bean by Vermont author Crescent Dragonwagon,
Great Northern Express by Vermont author Howard Mosher,
In One Person by Vermont author John Irving,
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha,
Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Massachusetts author Eric Carle  
plus
Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan-  book 2 of the Kane Chronicles in paperback
Here's the last list if you missed it: http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/summer-reading-suggestions-2012



Did  You Know:
Did you know that books can always be ordered from our website, with pick up & pay at store? There is no need to save any credit card info on our website.   Pre-orders for autographing events can be done too.

Teachers: Did you know that you can research books to order from our website (no need to use Amazon), put together an order on our site with all the correct  ISBN’s- we can adjust the invoice with our admin LOGIN to show your correct discount rate, then you can print it up to find out how much your Purchase Order will be, or we can send it to you by PDF? Once the order is ready, we can place the order at our distributor or directly from the publisher.   Do you have a WISH LIST for your classroom or School Library?  We can prepare a Wish List page and parents can make purchases for your classroom or library.

Did you know that you can order books for out-of-town relatives and we can ship them out for you?  Our
distributor has warehouses spread throughout the country. It is called the Direct to Home Program.  Need  to send a book to a West Coast relative? We can have it shipped from their Oregon Warehouse.   We need to place any of these orders by 10am to get it shipped out that day.

Did you know that we will have KOBO e-reader products and accessories in store and a new e-book interface?  The KOBO’s should be here the end of October- an e-ink reader, a backlit reader (GLO) plus in November we will have the ARC, the new KOBO tablet


Tickets at VS Books: (Cash or check made out to Event Organizer - no credit or debit card purchases for tickets)
Sept 28, 7:30pm: Vermont Symphony Orchestra - Made In Vermont Concert at BF Opera House $26 Adults, $22 Seniors, $13 under 18  (VSO) http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/vso-made-vermont-bf-opera-house-...

Sept 28, 7:30pm: Anais Mitchell at Rockinghill Farm (104.7 The Point)

Sept 29, 7:30pm: Thea Hopkins (Stone Church Arts)

Oct 7, 1:30: Jatoba at Rockingham Meeting House  - $18 or $25 for best in house (VT Festivals)

Oct 19, 7:30pm: Horse Flies at BFOH  $22 - (Kingdom County Productions)

Nov 3, 7:30pm: Paula Poundstone at BFOH - (Kingdom County Productions) - $28, $32, $38, $44

Nov 29, 7pm: Natalie MacMaster at BFOH - (Kingdom County Productions)

Senior Solution Quilt Tickets ($1 or 6/$5) and VSO Wine Raffle Tickets ($35 or 3/$100) are also available for sale

Book Suggestions
Pat has some great reads annotated on our website at http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/book-selections-sept-2012
New England Authors:
Bean By Bean by Vermont author Crescent Dragonwagon
Great Northern Express by Vermont author Howard Mosher
In One Person by Vermont author John Irving
Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha
Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Massachusetts author Eric Carle

Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan-  book 2 of the Kane Chronicles in paperback

Here's the last list if you missed it: http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/summer-reading-suggestions-2012

Events at Village Square Booksellers  (links to our website with more info and book pre-order with pickup & pay at store) Call for book & event reservations
Saturday September 22, 2pm Eric Stanway Madame Sherri   http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/eric-stanway-madame-sherri-sep-22
Take a walk through West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, and you will discover, deep in the woods, the crumbling remains of Madame Sherri’s castle. Theatrical, eccentric and flamboyant, Madame scandalized the locals for years, before succumbing to poverty. Here, illustrated with a smorgasbord of illustrations and photographs, is the diva’s full story, told here for the first time.

Saturday Oct 6 at Rockingham, Library/Masonic Temple- Star Wars Reads Day-  more details later on activities- Star Wars books for sale

Tuesday Oct 16 JK Rowling Webcast at VS Books J.K. Rowling’s special one-time public event in New York City on Tuesday, October 16th. At the event, which will be held at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Rowling will be interviewed on stage about her newest book, Casual Vacancy, by critically acclaimed bestselling author Ann Patchett. The event will be webcasted live exclusively to booksellers across the country, with VS Books registered to be one of those stores- more details later!  Casual Vacancy is publishing Sept 27 and will be available at the store. http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/jk-rowling-webcast-vs-books

Sat Oct 20, 2pm   Jessie Haas & Michael Daley  http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/jessie-haas-michael-daley-sat-oct-20
Jessie’s new books include Westminster, Vermont, 1735-2000: Township Number One, as well as her new children's books, Chico's Challenge: The story of an American Quarter Horse and Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl.

Michael  will talk about his new book, Pinch and Dash Makes Soup as well as his science fiction works for young adults - the Jeff and Rat Series - Space Station Rat and Rat Trap, plus Shanghaied to the Moon.

Tuesday November 13, 1:30pm   Kate O'Connor at the Bellows Falls Womans Club - United Church on School Street   http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/kate-oconnor-do-impossible-bf-womans-club

Kate O'Connor served as an aide to Howard Dean from his swearing-in as Vermont governor in 1991 to the last day of his presidential candidacy in 2004. DO THE IMPOSSIBLE: My Crash Course On Presidential Politics Inside The Howard Dean Campaign is a revealing read for anyone who followed Dean for America or just wants to know what really happens inside a presidential campaign.  Call in your book and event reservations so Pat can let BFWC know how many will be attending.

Friday November 16, 7pm   Archer Mayor http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/archer-mayor-paradise-city-friday-nov-16-7pm
Archer Mayor will be making his annual visit to Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls on Friday Nov 16 at 7pm, as part of BF3F, to discuss his 23rd Joe Gunther mystery book, Paradise City, this time focusing on Northampton, MA.  Books will be available at the store on October 2. Be sure to call in your event & book reservations!

Tickets at VS Books: (Cash or check made out to Event Organizer - no credit or debit card purchases for tickets)

Sept 28, 7:30pm - Vermont Symphony Orchestra - Made In Vermont Concert at BF Opera House $26 Adults, $22 Seniors, $13 under 18  (VSO)
Sept 28, 7:30pm- Anais Mitchell at Rockinghill Farm (104.7 The Point)
Oct 7, 1:30 - Jatoba at Rockingham Meeting House  - $18 or $25 for best in house (VT Festivals)


Senior Solution Quilt Tickets ($1 or 6/$5) and VSO Wine Raffle Tickets ($35 or 3/$100) are also available for sale


Your local independent booksellers:
Pat   *    Alan    *    Nancy    *   Mitzi


Chico's Challenge- Set in Wyoming, Chico’s Challenge follows a young buckskin quarter horse who is trade to Sierra, a teen who works her father's ranch and dreams of becoming a cutting horse champion. Chico seems to have the makings of a great cow horse, but…he has never seen a cow in his life! Can he and Sierra, both novices, learn to work together as a team?     Feiwel & Friends   $6.99

Pinch and Dash's disagreement over the use of pepper and hot sauce in their soup ends up spoiling the meal.

Paradise City- Joe Gunther and his team at the Vermont Bureau of Investigation are alerted to a string of unrelated burglaries across Vermont. Someone, in addition to flatscreens, computers, and stereos, has also been stealing antiques and jewelry.
Meanwhile, in Boston, an elderly woman surprises some thieves in her Beacon Hill home and is viciously murdered. The Boston police find that not only is the loot similar to what's being stolen in Vermont, but it may have the same destination. Word is out that someone powerful is purchasing these particular kinds of items in the “Paradise City” of Northampton, Mass.

Gunther, the Boston Police, and the vengeful niece of the murdered old lady convene on Northampton, eager to get to the bottom of the mystery and find the "responsible parties"—although each is motivated to mete out some very different penalties. Minotaur Books $25.99

Did you know that books can always be ordered from our website, with pick up & pay at store- no need to save any credit card info on our website.  

Teachers: you can research books to order from our website (no need to use Amazon), put together an order on our site with all the correct  ISBN’s- we can adjust the invoice with our admin LOGIN to show your correct discount rate, then you can print it up to find out how much your Purchase Order will be, or we can send it to you by PDF.  Once the order is ready, we can place the order at our distributor or directly from the publisher.   Do you have a WISH LIST for your classroom or School Library?  We can prepare a Wish List page and parents can make purchases for your classroom or library.

Did you know that you can order books for out-of-town relatives and we can ship them out for you?  Our
distributor has warehouses spread throughout the country- It is called th Direct to Home Program.  Need  to send a book to a West Coast relative? We would have it shipped from their Oregon Warehouse.   We need to place any of these orders by 10am to get it shipped out that day.

Coming soon- KOBO e-reader products and accessories in store and a new e-book interface.  The KOBO’s should be here the end of October- an e-ink reader, a backlit reader (GLO) plus in November we will have the ARC, the new KOBO tablet

 

Pat Fowler

Kobo and Independent Bookstores Join Forces to Expand eReading Across the U.S.

Kobo Technology Powers eBooks and eReaders for Local Bookstores



VS Books will carry KOBO readers as well as offer Kobo eBooks

NEW YORK – August 29, 2012 – Kobo, a leader in eReading with over 10 million registered users worldwide, and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) today announced a new partnership to bring Kobo’s world-class eReading platform to independent bookstores across the United States.  By partnering with the nearly 2,000 ABA-member stores, Kobo continues its successful strategy of working with booksellers around the world, and America’s indie booksellers grow their ability to discover and deliver great reads, in any format, to their customers

In partnership with the ABA, Kobo has developed a unique program designed for independent booksellers and their customers.  Booksellers will be able to offer a total experience for their customers including a full line of eReaders, eReading accessories, and ebooks from Kobo’s catalog of nearly 3 million titles. ABA members will share in the revenue on every sale. The program includes valuable training, in-store merchandising, marketing, sales, and logistics solutions to help independents be successful. ABA members will also be able to offer ebooks directly to their customers online.   Kobo expects to launch with the first 400 bookstores this fall.

“We are very excited to work with the ABA and independent bookstores across America to bring an Indie alternative to the eReading market,” said Mike Serbinis, CEO, Kobo. “With this partnership, we are confident that independents will have a world class offering for their loyal customers and a voice in the digital transformation.”

“We are pleased to offer our ABA members a competitive eBook retailing solution uniquely crafted to meet the needs of independent booksellers and their customers,” said Oren Teicher, CEO, American Booksellers Association. “Through this partnership with Kobo, indie bookstore customers will have access to a broad and diverse inventory of eBooks. Today’s readers want a first-class shopping experience, both in-store and online, and this new partnership allows indie booksellers to meet the ever-changing needs of shoppers in a dynamic marketplace.”

KOBO - A GLOBAL STANDARD

Since its inception in 2009, Kobo has built a global base of over 10 million registered users in 190 countries, and one of the largest ebook stores in the world with 3 million books, newspapers and magazines with titles ranging from the NYT bestseller list, the hottest new releases, Indie Next List and Bestseller List titles, and over a million free books in 60 languages.   With one of the largest content catalogs in the world, a line of award winning eReaders available in 7 languages, free eReading Apps, and the newly launched self-publishing program, Kobo Writing Life - Kobo has a rich eReading ecosystem and a unique win-win approach to the market.

THE READ FREELY COMMITMENT

Kobo and the ABA share fundamental values that are rooted in the love of reading. The ABA and its independent bookstore members introduce newly discovered titles to readers, as well as support freedom of speech, literacy, and programs that encourage reading. Kobo’s Read Freely philosophy supports an open platform and adoption of industry standards to ensure that people own the books they buy and are never locked to one device or service. Additionally Kobo offers free eReading apps so people can read conveniently anytime, anyplace from a device they already own. With Kobo, consumers can easily browse and shop from the Kobo eBookstore and automatically sync their library across most popular devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, and smartphones, as well as all Kobo eReaders.

THE BOOKSELLERS’ CHOICE

In less than three years since the company was founded, Kobo has developed a successful turnkey solution that enables a wide variety of retailers – both large and small – to capitalize on the eReading growth occurring around the world. First-class brick-and-mortar booksellers like Indigo, Fnac, WHSmith, Mondadori, Collins, Future Shop/Best Buy, Target and others have taken advantage of what has become known as Kobo’s “Playbook” to quickly introduce eReading to their customers and ultimately creating new streams of revenue by making eBooks more accessible around the world. Through the partnership with ABA, Kobo adds to this network nearly 2,000 independent bookstores that will be able to take advantage of Kobo’s unique services, including one of the largest content catalogs available today and line-up of accessible eReading devices and free eReading applications.

“This partnership signifies a tipping point for independent booksellers around the world and Kobo is leading the way,” said Serbinis. “We expect to quickly bring our unique offering to independents globally.”
About Kobo Inc.

Founded in 2009, Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo has built an open-standards platform to provide consumers with a choice when reading. Inspired by a “Read Freely” philosophy and a passion for innovation, Kobo has expanded to 190 countries, where millions of consumers have access to localized eBook catalogues and award-winning eReaders, like the Kobo Touch. With top-ranked eReading applications for Apple, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows products, Kobo allows consumers to make eReading social through Facebook Timeline and Reading Life, an industry-first social experience that lets users earn awards for time spent reading and encourage others to join in. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains across the globe.
For more information, visit www.kobo.com.

About American Booksellers Association (www.BookWeb.org)

Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a not-for-profit trade organization devoted to meeting the needs of its core members -- independently owned bookstores with storefront locations -- through education, information dissemination, business products and services, and advocacy. ABA exists to protect and promote the interests of independent retail book businesses, as well as to protect the First Amendment rights of every American. The association actively supports free speech, literacy, and programs that support local and independent retail shops. A board of 10 booksellers governs the Association. ABA is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York.

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Becky Dennison Sakellariou Poetry Event Sat Feb 12, 1 pm

Becky Dennison Sakellariou, whose New England roots have stretched overseas to Euboia, Greece, while nourishing her poetry and connection to both worlds. Former New Hampshire Poet Laureate Patricia Fargnoli calls the poems “carefully crafted with astonishing phrases and beautiful language and rhythms. Earth Listening, with its depth, its explorations of love and loss, and its spiritual awareness, seems to me like one long prayer. I love this book.” The poems in Earth Listening reflect the complex tapestries of the two very different worlds that Sakellariou inhabits. She says, “These poems also explore what I call the beginning of dying; the way our pores open to the world even more intensely as we age and as death appears more visceral around us. There is both the contradiction and balance, the push and pull of that continual ‘making sense of the world.’ ”

http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/becky-dennison-sakellariou-poetry-event

Open Mic Sat Feb 12, 2 pm Open Mic hosted by the River Voices.  Read your own poetry or a 1-2 page short story, read from a favorite book or just listen to poetry. Refreshments. Call for reservations 802-463-9404 or email vsbooks@sover.net


COOKBOOK & History Book Sale  - BF3F  - Feb 18,1-7pm

All Cookbooks 30% off (except benefit cookbooks of course) 

History Books, except local history books, 20% off


American Girl Club 02/19/2011 2- 4pm  Reading aloud, coloring & crafts based upon American Girl dolls.   Bring your dolls & your friends! Ages 5 & up (independent craftwork). Call 802-463-9404 or email the bookstore to reserve a space for your child! 


 Upcoming events- Tickets at Village Square Booksellers

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Fri Mar 4  http://www.villagesquarebooks.com/event/vermont-symphony-orchestra   expecting tickets to be delivered soon, $25 & up with $5 off for seniors and kids.   Patron Passes- $250 includes 2 Premium Center-Aisle seats, an exclusive reception during Intermission and an after concert reception with Performers and the Conductor. Call Pat at 802-463-9404 for more info.

FRIENDS OF ROCKINGHAM FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY GALA DINNER- March 5, 5:30pm The Rockingham Free Public Library, one of four historic Andrew Carnegie libraries in Vermont, is celebrating over 100 years of service, with a gala dinner on Saturday, MARCH 5, 2011. To be held at the Chivers Center at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River, the evening will feature a three-course meal with cash bar, live music and more. Cocktails are at 5:30, dinner at 6:00. Tickets are $45 per person or two tickets for $80. These can be purchased at the library, located at 65 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. Please call 802-463-4270 for more information, or e-mail: friends@rockinghamlibrary.org. Seating is limited and advanced purchase of tickets is required. Enjoy good food while supporting this fundraiser for the Friends of the Rockingham Library.

Main Street Arts - High Button Shoes - A Lively Broadway Musical from the 1940's - Performances March 4,5,6, 10,11,12 & 13. Tickets at Village Square Booksellers

Spring Play at Bellows Falls Union High School March 11,12 & 13

Sat March 26th - Falls Area Community Television has scheduled its 4th Annual TV Auction for Saturday March 26, 2010, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Pat organizes the phone operators for this event- if you'd like to participate (or have your organization represented) contact her at vsbooks@sover.net Through the generosity of local area corporate sponsors, the 4th Annual Falls Area Community Television TV Auction has become a well-known showcase for local area products and services. Support us in our effort to keep community media alive and thriving in our area.     For the cost of the product, service, or gift donated (minimum $25. retail value). The 4th Annual Falls Area Community Television provides on-air, prime time exposure to an audience eagerly wanting to know more about our area’s businesses. The TV viewing, pre-assigned with auction bid numbers, has indicated an active interest for making televised purchases.   Whether you are a retailer, wholesaler or distributor, or local area artist, any product donation can be made to showcase your company’s business. Doctors, dentists, lawyers, financial planners, and business consultants can provide gift or dollar donations to showcase their services. For businesses servicing markets outside the Greater Falls Area, gift or dollar donations showcase your company’s support of area businesses.
This year FACT is going to revamp the look and feel of our beloved auction in an effort to freshen up the event. If there is any time to donate, it’s now. It is our goal with our changes that we will drive up viewership from our previous record-breaking year.
If you are interested in donating: Download a Donor Form Here   Contact Pat or Alan at 802-463-9404  vsbooks@sover.net

 

Sat March 26- Radioke at Wool 100.1 fm 8-10pm at 33 Bridge Street

 

Village Square Booksellers

32 The Square, PO 245

Bellows Falls, VT 05101

802-463-9404

Open Daily

www.villagesquarebooks.com

 

Your local independent booksellers:

Pat   *    Alan    *    Nancy    *   Mitzi

 

Member of American Booksellers Assn, New England Independent Booksellers Assn., New England Children's Bookseller Association, American Booksellers for Children Association, Local First Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce, Bellows Falls Downtown Business Alliance.

 

 

 

 

Buy e-books at VillageSquareBooks.com, read anywhere!
No need to buy a new whizzy. Read Kobo eBooks™ on your desktop, laptop, tablet, iPad, iPhone, Droid, Nook, Sony Reader, or any other dedicated reading device (except Kindle).


Now you can support your local indie bookseller in the digital world. Part of the appeal of Kobo eBooks for our customers is the ability to support Village Square Booksellers online as well as in the bookstore. If you agree, instead of buying e-books via the Kobo Books app on your mobile device, please return to VillageSquareBooks.com every time you shop for e-books. 

Adobe Digital editions- Download for your computer, copy books from your computer to your e-reader (Nook, Sony. Kobo)


Ebooks purchases from the website of Village Square Booksellers: Yes, you can buy ebooks from your local independent bookstore!  If, like many of us, you like being able to read on your electronic reader as well as from printed books, we can provide you with many books in the format of your choice.

 



Finding ebooks
Start with the "Search All Books" box in the right sidebar.  Use the author's name, title or keyword, just as you would in searching a regular book.  There is a Search sBooks browser button in the left sidebar.
Setting your preferences

Create an account on our website.  At that time, you'll be given the option to select the electronic device(s) you might use for reading ebooks. Our system will then steer you toward the corresponding file format(s) for ebooks as you shop.  Or you can select file format manually for each book.  

Set up a KOBO e-Book account linking to Village Square Booksellers: https://secure.kobobooks.com/auth/Kobo/register?utm_medium=web&utm_source=ABA20C1792

When you buy a Kobo ebook through the Village Square Booksellers online bookstore, you are purchasing a file that is stored "in the cloud".  You can also download Kobo ebooks to Android phones, iPhone, iPad, and many eReaders, and read them using the free Kobo Books App.


You can read your purchased Kobo ebooks several different ways:

  1. on your "My ebooks" page when logged into Village Square Booksellers Bookstore
  2. on the Kobo Books page when logged into your Kobo account;
  3. on your smartphone or ereader. 

The first time you buy a Kobo ebook from Village Square Booksellers, you will be asked to set up a Village Square Booksellers Bookstore account Kobo account, and accept the Kobo Books Terms of Service.  You only have to do this once; checkout proceeds as usual, and you can then access your Kobo Books.

Mockingjay is the third installment of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. It released on August 24, 2010 and will have an initial print run of 750,000 copies. The novel is preceded by 2008's The Hunger Games and 2009's Catching Fire.

The Hunger Games is a futuristic trilogy for ages 12 to adult by Suzanne Collins, author of the bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers. Published in September 2008, "The Hunger Games" was an instant bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 60 consecutive weeks since publication, and also has appeared repeatedly on the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. Called "addictive" by Stephen King in a review in Entertainment Weekly and "amazing" by Stephenie Meyer on her website, "The Hunger Games" has captured the imagination of critics and readers alike.

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capital surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capital is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen are selected by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor to his or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Capital wins: one more year of fearful compliance with its rules. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before -- and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Suzanne Collins delivers equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. For more information about "The Hunger Games" and to download digital images

Here's a School Library Journal interview with the author- The Last Battle: With ‘Mockingjay’ on its way, Suzanne Collins weighs in on Katniss and the Capitol

Suzanne Collins has had a successful and prolific career writing for children's television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit "Clarissa Explains It All" and "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo." Collins made her mark in children's literature with the New York Times bestselling five-book series for middle-grade readers The Underland Chronicles, which has received numerous accolades in both the United States and abroad. In the award-winning The Hunger Games trilogy, Collins continues to explore the effects of war and violence on those coming of age. Collins lives with her family in Connecticut.

To preorder a book, stop by the store & fill out a form or preorder on our website 9780439023511 for store pickup or shipment. We have 10 copies on order so far.

Non-Book Products at Village Square Booksellers:

Totes, Tablet Covers, Mugs, T-shirts, Novelty Socks, Greeting Cards, Journals, Notecards and other gift products 

MELISSA & DOUG TOYS- EXTENSIVE SELECTION AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES 

Douglas Toys from Keene: From cute to realistic, Douglas faces have endearing expressions that make them a whole new breed of plush that adds fun and encourages creative play. Unsurpassed Cuddly Softness. Machine or Surface Washable.  We have some new Cats, Dogs, & Baby toys.

 

 

 

 

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