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September 21−27, 2014

Banned Books Week 2014

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read.

Tim, Jeff & Pete at Local Music Showcase!

Musical trio Tim, Jeff & Pete  will be featured Saturday, September 13, beginning at 1:00 P.M. at New Copperfield's Book Service's "Local Music Showcase!" at 120 North Side Square, Macomb.  

Tim Liudahl, Jeff Calhoun and Pete Hannen are fine musicians in the local music scene and have appeared together and separately in several local and regional groups and may be best known locally as performers in the musical group, The Mad Hatters.

Each member of the trio is accomplished on multiple instruments. You will hear Tim Liudahl on tenor banjo, baritone ukulele and Dobro, Jeff Calhoun on stand-up bass, guitar and mandolin and Pete Hannen on clarinet and saxophone. 

 

Local Music Showcase! gives area music lovers an opportunity to see the finest local musicians in live performance in an intimate, family-friendly atmosphere on a Saturday afternoon. The event is free and everyone is invited. Bring the family!

Virtual Unreality

Virtyal Unreality 

The bestselling author of Proofiness and Zero explains how to separate fact from fantasy in the digital world
 
Digital information is a powerful tool that spreads unbelievably rapidly, infects all corners of society, and is all but impossible to control—even when that information is actually a lie. In Virtual Unreality, Charles Seife uses the skepticism, wit, and sharp facility for analysis that captivated readers in Proofiness and Zero to take us deep into the Internet information jungle and cut a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables.
 
Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools—or weapons—for discerning truth from fiction online.
 
Paise for Virtual Unreality
 
Mr. Seife (a professor of journalism at New York University and the author of five books on science and math) . . . is a meticulous writer, and he quickly won me over—unfortunately. . . . [H]is portrait is persuasive and thus disconcerting and frightening.
—Howard Schneider, The Wall Street Journal
 
Virtual Unreality is a talisman we gullible can wield in the hope that we won’t get fooled again.”
—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
$26.95
ISBN-13: 9780670026081
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Viking Adult, 6/2014
Charles Seife is the author of five previous books, including Proofiness and Zero, which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for first nonfiction and was a "New York Times" notable book. He has written for a wide variety of publications, including "The New York Times, Wired, New Scientist, Science, Scientific American, " and "The Economist." He is a professor of journalism at New York University and lives in New York City.

Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!

Best Lowly Worm Book Ever!

The debut of a newly discovered, never before published, classic-in-the-making from Richard Scarry is cause for joyous celebration!

Join Richard Scarry's most beloved character, Lowly Worm, in this fun, engaging picture book. It's quite the busy day for Lowly Worm. Whether he is at school, on the farm, helping his friends, or zooming about in his apple car, Lowly always gives young readers plenty to see and discover. Learning new words, counting along, and finding their favorite characters in the illustrations, children will repeatedly pore over this newly discovered Richard Scarry gem, lovingly completed by his son, Huck Scarry.

$15.99
ISBN-13: 9780385387828
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers, 8/2014

The debut of a newly discovered, never before published, classic-in-the-making from Richard Scarry is cause for joyous celebration!
Join Richard Scarry's most beloved character, Lowly Worm, in this fun, engaging picture book. It's quite the busy day for Lowly Worm. Whether he is at school, on the farm, helping his friends, or zooming about in his apple car, Lowly always gives young readers plenty to see and discover. Learning new words, counting along, and finding their favorite characters in the illustrations, children will repeatedly pore over this newly discovered Richard Scarry gem, lovingly completed by his son, Huck Scarry.


The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry

Last Kind Words Saloon

Larry McMurtry has done more than any other living writer to shape our literary imagination of the American West. With The Last Kind Words Saloon he returns again to the vivid and unsparing portrait of the nineteenth-century and cowboy lifestyle made so memorable in his classic Lonesome Dove. Evoking the greatest characters and legends of the Old Wild West, here McMurtry tells the story of the closing of the American frontier through the travails of two of its most immortal figures: Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.

Opening in the settlement of Long Grass, Texas not quite in Kansas, and nearly New Mexico we encounter the taciturn Wyatt, whiling away his time in between bottles, and the dentist-turned-gunslinger Doc, more adept at poker than extracting teeth. Now hailed as heroes for their days of subduing drunks in Abilene and Dodge more often with a mean look than a pistol Wyatt and Doc are living out the last days of a way of life that is passing into history, two men never more aware of the growing distance between their lives and their legends.

Along with Wyatt's wife, Jessie, who runs the titular saloon, we meet Lord Ernle, an English baron; the exotic courtesan San Saba, "the most beautiful whore on the plains"; Charlie Goodnight, the Texas Ranger turned cattle driver last seen in McMurtry's Comanche Moon, and Nellie Courtright, the witty and irrepressible heroine of Telegraph Days.

McMurtry traces the rich and varied friendship of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday from the town of Long Grass to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Denver, then to Mobetie, Texas, and finally to Tombstone, Arizona, culminating with the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral, rendered here in McMurtry's stark and peerless prose.

With the buffalo herds gone, the Comanche defeated, and vast swaths of the Great Plains being enclosed by cattle ranches, Wyatt and Doc live on, even as the storied West that forged their myths disappears. As harsh and beautiful, and as brutal and captivating as the open range it depicts, The Last Kind Words Saloon celebrates the genius of one of our most original American writers.

$24.95
ISBN-13: 9780871407863
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 5/2014

Todd Purdum to visit New Copperfield's

Poster Todd Purdum

Todd S. Purdum, a Macomb native and nationally known journalist and political commentator, will be back in Macomb, midday, April 17, to introduce his latest book An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at New Copperfield's Book Service, 120 North Side Square. Mr. Purdum is the former New York Times diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, and Los Angeles bureau chief. Presently, he is contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. He is the author of several books including his recent A Time of Our Choosing: America's War in Iraq 

Mr. Purdum's latest book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come, published just a few days before his arrival in Macomb, has been given glowing reviews: 

"In Todd Purdum's gripping account of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we can see, from nearly every angle, how the federal government began making good on the 'promissory note' of equal rights that Dr. King had invoked at the March on Washington. Purdum provides both an invaluable education in the political process and a keen understanding of how personalities (the famous and the unsung) and the best of both parties overcame every roadblock to 'make real the promises of democracy,' as Dr. King had challenged."                                                                 

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University  

"An Idea Whose Time Has Come is brilliantly rendered and emotionally powerful -- a riveting account of one of the most dramatic and significant moments in American history. The story Purdum tells is absolutely mesmerizing.                                             

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of No Ordinary Time, Team of Rivals, and The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism 

"Todd Purdum's remarkable An Idea Whose Time Has Come brings back to life the historic fight waged on behalf of civil rights by JFK and LBJ. Purdum is a superb writer, never dull, and his grasp of the Sixties milieu is foolproof. This is a marvelous and much needed book of lasting importance."                                                                              

Douglas Brinkley, Author of Cronkite  

Todd Purdum was born and raised in Macomb, the son of insurance broker, investor and realtor, Jerry S. Purdum and Connie Purdum.  A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Dee Dee Myers, the political commentator and former White House press secretary, and their two children.

$30.00
ISBN-13: 9780805096729
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Published: Henry Holt and Co., 5/2014

Homage to Homer

03/08/2014 1:00 pm

HOMAGE TO HOMER

A presentation from his orginal epic poem, JOURNEY HOME,by local author, John Andrew. Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m.

 John Andrew traces the inspiration forJourney Home to a visit, more than twenty years ago, to Paestum, Italy, the site of the ancient city of Poseidonia and some of the best preserved temples of the Greek civilization.

 

Journey Home pays homage to Homer's tale, The Odyssey, and the ancient Greek heroes. Andrew says, "Journey Home is my life-long journey of understanding to honor the heroes of a civilization that contributed so much to our own. It won't be complete until my own death."

 

The event is free and everyone is invited.

Location: 
Street:
120 N Side Sq Ste A
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Macomb
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Province:
Illinois
Postal Code:
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RAGRAI

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$22.99
ISBN-13: 9781609497002
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: History Press (SC), 6/2013
It's RAGBRAI week! America's favorite bicycle ride. This ride across Iowa end Saturday with front bicycle tires dipping in the Mississippi at Ft. Madison.Its been described as Mardi Gras on wheels.

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