The Community Library has a deal for you–a free library card is free! And the new October books are in! Stop by and see the shiny new releases.
We have new nonfiction by Malcolm Gladwell (David and Goliath), Simon Winchester (The Men Who United the States), and Leon Lederman (Beyond the God Particle.) Next week, we release new biographies of Stephen Hawking, Malala Yousafzai, Johnny Carson, and Bobby Orr, plus Brad Stone’s new book on Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (The Anything Store.) Plus, we have the timely new double biography by Chris Matthews about Tip and the Gipper, to boot.
One of the most intriguing new nonfiction books that came in this week is Mary Janigan’s Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark: The West versus the Rest Since Confederation. The current issue of Canadian tar sands exploitation for energy companies has it’s roots in past regional conflicts between western Canadian interests and their counterparts in the east. It is interesting to compare the forces being brought to bear in Western Canada to the roots of the Sagebrush Rebellion and the explosion of fracking and coal mining concerns in the American West.
This month’s incoming travel books focus on southeast Asia, with new guides for Japan, Korea, and Malasia. We’ve also just added new language learning books and CDs on Indonesian, Punjabi, Thai, Tagalog and Cantonese. We have over 1,700 travel books in our Travel Lounge! Whether you are planning a trip, or prefer armchair itineraries, we have new destinations to explore for everyone. Personally, I’m checking out a guide to the Copper Canyon in Mexico. No blog next week–I’ll be way out of wifi range, somewhere on the ferrocarril El Chepe around out of Los Mochis to Creel.
Check out your next destination, real or imaginary, @The Community Library!