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Our goal is to provide customers with a variety of choices and to promote reading and education in our communities and surrounding areas. We offer a wide variety of books, magazines, toys, games, and gifts for the entire family. Our emphasis is on customer service and friendly advice. Our family owned business started its humble beginnings in Jefferson City over fifty years ago. We thank you for your continued support and we welcome you into our bookstore family.

  

 New York Times Hardback Bestsellers

1            REVIVAL, by Stephen King. (Scribner.) The continuing relationship, over five decades, between a disgraced clergyman who is fascinated by electricity and a drug-addicted musician whom he mentored as a boy.  

2            GRAY MOUNTAIN, by John Grisham. (Doubleday.) A downsized Wall Street lawyer joins a legal clinic in a small Virginia town.   

3              FLESH AND BLOOD, by Patricia Cornwell. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) As the Boston Marathon trial approaches, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the chief medical examiner for the state of Massachusetts, pursues a sniper who may be a vigilante; the 22nd Scarpetta novel.              

4              THE BURNING ROOM, by Michael Connelly. (Little, Brown.) The Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch and his new partner investigate two long-unsolved cases.    

5            BLUE LABYRINTH, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. (Grand Central.) Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast is stalked by a killer bent on vengeance.   

6             PRINCE LESTAT, by Anne Rice. (Knopf.) The Vampire Chronicles continue after a long hiatus with the reappearance of Lestat de Lioncourt.  

7              LEAVING TIME, by Jodi Picoult. (Ballantine.) After searching for her mother, who has disappeared, for more than 10 years, a woman employs a psychic and a detective.        

8              ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, by Anthony Doerr. (Scribner.) The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.                

9              EDGE OF ETERNITY, by Ken Follett. (Dutton.) Five interrelated families grapple with the events of the 1960s through the 1980s; Book 3 of the Century Trilogy.             

10           THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS, by Patrick Rothfuss. (DAW.) An exploration of the world of Auri, a character in the Kingkiller Chronicles.              


  
New York Times Mass - Market Paperback Bestsellers

1            GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway.) A woman disappears from her Missouri home on her fifth anniversary; is her bitter, oddly evasive husband a killer?           

2            MIRAGE, by Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul. (Berkley.) Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon investigate the disappearance of an American destroyer in 1943.            

3              THE GODS OF GUILT, by Michael Connelly. (Vision.) Mickey Haller, a.k.a. the Lincoln lawyer, is drawn to a murder case in which the victim was his former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path.    

4            DARK PLACES, by Gillian Flynn. (Broadway.) A woman who, as a child, was spared when her mother and sisters were murdered begins to reinvestigate the case against her imprisoned brother.

5            THE CHASE, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (Bantam.) Nicolas Fox (a handsome con man) and Kate O’Hare ( an F.B.I. agent) team up to steal back a Chinese artifact taken from the Smithsonian.     

6              STARRY NIGHT, by Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine.) At Christmastime, a big-city society-page columnist sets out to interview a notoriously reclusive author in Alaska.           

7              OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon. (Dell.) The first volume of the series featuring an 18th-century Scottish warrior and a World War II-era nurse who has been sucked back across two centuries to be at his side; first published in 1991.  

8              FEAR NOTHING, by Lisa Gardner. (Signet.) The Boston detective D. D. Warren, seriously injured at a crime scene, is treated by a pain therapist whose father was a serial killer.         

9              SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Dell.) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”        

 10           THE BEST OF ME, by Nicholas Sparks. (Grand Central.) Twenty-five years after their high school romance ended, a man and woman who have gone their separate ways return to their North Carolina town for the funeral of a friend.              

New York Times Hardback Non - Fiction Bestsellers

     

1              41, by George W. Bush. (Crown.) The former president’s portrait of his father, George H. W. Bush.         

2              KILLING PATTON, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt.) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the death of Gen. George S. Patton in December 1945.           

3              YES PLEASE, by Amy Poehler. (Dey St./Morrow.) A humorous miscellany from the comedian and actress, an “S.N.L.” alumna and the star of “Parks and Recreation.”

4              THE ANDY COHEN DIARIES, by Andy Cohen. (Holt.) One year in the (social) life of the TV producer and host of “Watch What Happens Live.”     

5              SMALL VICTORIES, by Anne Lamott. (Riverhead.) Essays about forgiveness, transformation and grace.  

6              BEING MORTAL, by Atul Gawande. (Metropolitan/ Holt.) The surgeon and New Yorker writer considers how doctors fail patients at the end of life, and how they can do better.        

7              THE ART OF ASKING, by Amanda Palmer. (Grand Central.) An expansion of a popular TED talk by the singer and blogger about the value of art and of pursuing dreams. (†)         

8              THE COLDER WAR, by Marin Katusa. (Wiley/Casey Research.) A hedge fund manager argues that Vladimir Putin’s ambition is to consolidate Russian power by taking control of the world’s energy resources.

9              NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL, by Lena Dunham. (Random House.) Essays from the creator and star of “Girls.”             

 10           WHAT IF?, by Randall Munroe. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.) Scientific (but often humorous) answers to hypothetical questions, based in part on the author’s website, xkcd.com.            

 

 

 

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