Is your bookclub looking for your next nonfiction read? We’ve got some new releases that will spur some great in-depth conversations!
Calling all Ivy & Bean fans! _ The Best of Iggy is Annie Barrow’s brand new series and book one releases tomorrow! There is still time to preorder your copy. You can place an order online or over the phone.
We have more copies of The Paragon Hotel in stock with just under two weeks until book club. _ Will this be the month you join us?
Yamhillian Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn’s new book “Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope” is now available. We are pleased to be co-hosting them with @linlibraries and @mcmlibrary on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at 6pm at the Mcminnville Community Center. This event is free and open to all! Both libraries will be hosting book discussions later in February (please check websites for more info). “The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling “Half the Sky” now issue a plea–deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans–to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure. With stark poignancy and political dispassion, “Tightrope” draws us deep into an “other America.” The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the children on Kristof’s old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. And while these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country, they are representative of many places the authors write about, ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. But here too are stories about resurgence, among them: Annette Dove, who has devoted her life to helping the teenagers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as they navigate the chaotic reality of growing up poor; Daniel McDowell, of Baltimore, whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation’s drug epidemic. These accounts, illustrated with searing images by Lynsey Addario, the award-winning photographer, provide a picture of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore.”
We have got all the snow supplies you need! Snuggly socks to keep you warm, chocolate to sustain your will to live, a bingeable book, and book lights for when the power goes out. . Skip the grocery store and stock up with us!
We have been busy, busy bees working our way through inventory! Thankfully, we are almost done and then we will start restocking our shelves for the new year! . What is one title you think we should stock this year?
Did you set some lofty New Years Resolutions this year? Do you need some inspiration? Or some encouragement? We’ve got you covered!
We at Third Street Books wish all of our dear customers a happiest new year! . We also want to give you a heads up: starting on January 1st, 2020 all Oregon retail stores are required to charge 5 cents for a bag. So, please remember your tote when you come to visit us, and if you don’t have a compulsive canvas bag buying habit (which is absolutely not a problem for any of us at the store 😉), we have some lovely bags to get you started.
Was there a book you meant to read in 2019? I think we are all familiar with lofty reading goals that, unfortunately, fall to the wayside. If there was something you meant to read this year, but didn’t get to, tell us what it is. . I had grand plans of finally reading Where The Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens.