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In a classic work of alternate history, the United States is divided up and ruled by the Axis powers after the defeat of the Allies during World War II. 

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Describes in sometimes brutal detail the actions of both whites and Comanches during a 40-year war over territory, in a story that begins with the Comanche kidnapping of a white 9-year-old girl, who grew up to love her captors, marry a Comanche chief and have a son, Quanah, who became a great warrior.
Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool. From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst, it is deadly, on a massive scale. The Cool report the news, write the scripts, teach our children, run our government--and each day they pass judgment on those who don't worship their coolness. The cool are, in short, awful people. In Not Cool, Greg Gutfeld, host of Red Eye and cohost of The Five, and bestselling author of The Joy Of Hate, lays out the battle plan for reclaiming the real American ideal of cool (building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions, and leaving other people alone to live as they damn well please). Not Cool fights back against the culture of phonies, elitists, and creeps who want your soul.
Gallagher has published numerous collections of poetry, including Instructions for a Double (1976), which won the Elliston Book Award,  Willingly  (1984),  Amplitude: New and Selected Poems (1987), and Moon Crossing Bridge (1992) a series of sixty poems that centers on the theme of loss and grieving prompted by the death of her husband, Raymond Carver, in 1988. Recent poetry collections include My Black Horse (1995) and Dear Ghosts (2006), a collection of moving, highly personal elegies for family, friends, and lovers. 
     Bookstore owner, Georgia Court, leads a discussion of the work of some of her favorite poets. This month’s selection is Midnight Lantern: New and Selected Poems by Tess Gallagher, a collection of Gallagher’s indispensable work from forty years of writing poetry. Included in this generous book are Gallagher’s signature nocturnes--for the changing Pacific Northwest, for her hardscrabble childhood, and for her late husband, Raymond Carver, and others. 
     Her challenging new work confronts a tumultuous century’s worth of art, warfare, and illness, while certifying the stubborn resilience of poetry and love. 
     Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 required for participation. 
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Sides, an author and a contributing editor for Outside magazine, has reconstructed the story of the WWII raid by American Rangers on the Japanese prisoner of war camp at Cabanatuan in Bataan in the Philippines. The horrific situation of the prisoners, the story of the Rangers' raid and its ultimate success are related here not as a detached military account but as the gripping story of the individuals involved. Sides reconstructed the raid from research into archives both in the US and Japan and his interviews of many of those who were there. 
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Greg Gutfeld will be at Bookstore1
signing his latest
book Not Cool
Part fable, part diatribe, part elegy, part love song, this extraordinary fifth collection by Campbell McGrath makes poetry of the most unlikely of materials -- his home state of Florida. While at times poignantly personal, McGrath also returns for the first time to the characteristically comic and visionary public voice displayed in the renowned "Bob Hope Poem." 

Place-bound and tightly focused, Campbell McGrath's message is nonetheless universal, as his penetrating vision of Florida is also a vision of America -- its history and hopes, failings and fulfillments, and the eternal force that transcends it all.
    Elsie Souza loves a good mystery! And she loves to talk about them over a glass of wine. Join her this month to discuss Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police
     Bruno finds lost dogs, fights fires, registers births and deaths, and enforces the parking regulations. But he maintains a sophisticated intelligence network to outwit the interfering bureaucrats of the European Union in far-off Brussels. 
    Bruno applies his own sense of justice in doing so, which sometimes put him at odds with the local Gendarmes, with the professional detectives of the Police Nationale, and with the politicians in distant Paris.
     Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 required for participation.

Elsie’s Barista Book Club
Tuesday, April 8th at 9:00 am
Louie’s Modern Coffee Bar
1289 North Palm Avenue, Sarasota

Join Bookstore1’s Elsie Souza for coffee and a discussion of JoJo Moyes’ excellent novel, Me Before You.
     Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.
     Purchase of the book at Bookstore1 required for participation.

Teachers’ Night
Thursday, April 3rd
at 5:30 pm

A special evening just for teachers
at Bookstore1Sarasota
Find out about really great summer reads for yourself

Drawings for prizes you’ll love!

Wine & Cheese 

Find out about bulk
discount prices
Find out about really great books for kids of all grade levels
Sunday, April 13th at 2 pm
Poetry LocalMic
Featuring: Nathan Polsky
& Georgia Court
Nathan Polsky, his professional career included being Director of several community arts organizations, Project Director at Macmillan and Houghton Mifflin publishers, and advertising manager with several paper companies. For the last several years, he has concentrated on writing poems. Meaningful Sounds: New and Collected Poems, Vol. 1 ©2013, Bountiful Buffet: New and Collected Poems, Vol. 2 ©2013, & Vol. 3 will be released in spring of 2014.

Georgia Court, owner, retired from teaching English Composition at the University of Cincinnati, but her career path included owning a PR-event management company and working as a systems engineer for IBM (go figure). She reads widely, but her real love is poetry.

Friday, April 25th
at 5 pm
PoetryLife reading & music 
by Sandra Alcosser
The Hermitage Artist Retreat
6660 Manasota Key Rd
Englewood, FL 34223
Bookstore1 purchase 
required for signing.

Adam Davies is the author of three novels, THE FROG KING, which is being adapted to film with a script by Bret Easton Ellis, GOODBYE LEMON, a family drama, and MINE ALL MINE, a screwball thriller that was named by "Booklist" as one of the Top Ten Crime Books of the year. Adam's writing has appeared in "The New York Times," "Popular Mechanics," "The Kenyon Review," and "Sarasota Magazine," for which he has won several awards. He has also appeared on many radio and TV shows, including NPR's Leonard Lopate Show and the A&E Channel's "Breakfast with the Arts." His books are in print and translated around the world.
April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day.
(What's in your pocket?)
Tuesday, April 22nd 
at 5 pm
Booker Middle School Dragonfly Cafe kids will do pop-up poetry at Sarasota Magazine’s annual Best of Sarasota party.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 
811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
5:45 pm