Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wine Tasting this Friday 6-9pm!

Join us for wine, munchies, coffee, tea and cocoa. Live music will be provided by Ken “iSinatra” McDermott. Chocolates by local chocolatier Parfections. Yum.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Psst, Kindle-owners - how do you feel about this Amazon-Macmillan fight?

The New York Times is reporting that Amazon has delisted all Macmillan titles because the publisher requested they raise the Kindle prices to $15. Macmillan includes the Tor, St. Martin's,
and Henry Holt imprints, amongst others...

What I want to know, dear Kindle owners, has Amazon yanked or delisted the Macmillan titles you already have on your Kindles? How far does this spat go?

Read Street picked this up too, as did Tobias Buckell

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Please keep Kage Baker and her family in your thoughts

There's some bad news about author Kage Baker over at
Green Man Review. Please keep Kage and her sister in your thoughts.

PS If you don't know Kage's books, you are missing something FINE. Elements of history, hard science fiction, androids and humor. VERY good stuff.

Edited to Add - Kage passed away on 1/31 in the arms of her family. There's a wonderful perspective on her work at io9.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Live Music tonight 6-9pm

Reisterstown's own Nathan Rabe is playing/singing tonight 6-9pm. Tea, coffee and cookies -
as always - available!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spenser, No Longer For Hire

Author Robert B. Parker passed away Monday, at the age of 77. Author of more than 60 books, Parker passed away at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, his American publisher Penguin confirmed. "He will be deeply missed by us all," Penguin said. He is known for the Jesse Stone
series - made into TV movies starring Tom Selleck - and the Spenser series made into a TV procedural starring Robert Urich.

The books were so much better than the movies. (Always.)

He was named Grand Master at the Edgars in 2002. What I remember most about him was the gentle sarcastic humor he brought to his mysteries...very Raymond Chandler-like, but with a Boston twist.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Author Noreen Grice Podcasts for 365 Days of Astronomy

Noreen Grice, Astronomy author and guru on providing astronomy education to the blind community, is now a podcaster:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Seth Grahame-Smith strikes again

The co-author of our own bestseller, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will strike again on March 2nd, 2010. The title? Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter.

Who knew?

Baltimore Free Writers meet at the bookstore Next Wednesday! at 6pm!

This is being moved to NEXT WEDNESDAY 1/20/10!

Our local writing group meets here in the shop. You can sign up at

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This Sunday, Jan 10th, 3-6pm Folk/Alternative Music with Steve Haug aka Maugorn

Cookies and Tea/Coffee/Cocoa will be available.
Steve has an extensive list of songs you can request!