The Bear and The Nightingale

.The Bear and The Nighingale by By Katherine Arden


"I've always had a love of old Russian folktales and of the Vasilisa the Beautiful stories. She was a kind of a Russian Cinderella character. Vasilisa's father remarried after his first wife dies, his second wife is a cruel stepmother to Vasilisa. The Bear and the Nightingale is the Vasilisa story told so well. Arden specialized in French and Russian literature and lived in Moscow studying. The book is so atmospheric and magical. Lovers of old Russian literature will enjoy reading this book while they learn more about Vasilisa and the dangerous and magical life she lead." 


— Reviewed by Inklings employee, Sue D

The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017

It's time to sit outside and soak in that spring sunshine! Here is a great list of books from Publisher's Weekly. Call, email, or come on in and we'll order them for you, pronto:


Publisher's Weekly asked their reviews editors to pick the most notable books publishing in Spring 2017. Be sure to check out their picks for most-anticipated children's and young adult books for spring 2017, as well.


Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders (Random House, Feb.) - A Dantesque tour through a Georgetown cemetery teeming with spirits, the book takes place on a February night in 1862, when Abraham Lincoln visits the grave of his recently interred 11-year-old son, Willie


The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove, Feb.) - Pulitzer-winner Nguyen’s story collection features a young Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound culture shock when he comes to live with two gay men in San Francisco, and a woman whose husband is suffering from dementia and starts to confuse her for a former lover.


The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti (Dial, Mar.) - A young girl moves back to the New England fishing village where her father, Hawley, finds work on the docks. But lurking over this family are mysteries, including the mother who died and the ghosts of Hawley’s past.


Ill Will by Dan Chaon (Ballantine, Mar.) - A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his 40s when he hears the news: his adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thanks in part to Dustin’s testimony, 30 years ago, Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin’s parents, aunt, and uncle.

The list is HUGE, take a look at the rest here.

Scott Sandsberry, author of A Difference in the Blood

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

inklings bookshop is pleased to present

Scott Sandsberry, author of A Difference in the Blood

Independent Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:00am to 8:00pm

Join us at Inklings and celebrate your local indie! There will be indie exclusive merch (while supplies last), free swag, and 20% off your entire purchase with your Friends of Inklings bag!

10 Must-Read Books for April

Endgame10 Must-Read Books for April  Dispatches from the margins, dispatches from the mainstream. By Sarah Seltzer from Flavorwire

"This month is marked by writers sending dispatches from the margins and the mainstream. Whether tracing characters in a futuristic dystopia or following them into the unexplored past, whether it’s a Mediterranean murder mystery or a frank look at today’s Ivy League graduates or low-wage workers, a slice of the breadth of our world can be found in these ten selections.

Happy reading!"

1. Endgame, Ahmet Altan

Thanks to his career as a newspaper columnist, Turkish author Ahmet Altan is currently imprisoned by the Erdoğan regime. But he wears a different, more entertaining hat as a novelist. “Readers looking for a contemplative, twisty thriller will find this one unique and satisfying,” writes Kirkus of Endgame.Revolution of the Moon


2. The Revolution of the Moon, Andrea Camilleri

My family is obsessed with Camilleri’s detective novels. Here he resurrects a character from history: Donna Eleonora di Moura, the short-lived female viceroy of Sicily in the 17th century, “a woman whose courage and political vision is tested at every step by misogyny and reactionary conservatism.” Seems… relevant.

Read the rest, from Flavorwire HERE

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RIP Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Amy Krouse RosenthalAmy Krouse Rosenthal, the best-selling author who recently announced her illness by penning a personals ad for her beloved husband, has died at 51. Rosenthal had ovarian cancer. Her longtime literary agent confirmed her death to The Associated Press. As an author, Rosenthal won hearts with her children's books and her memoirs — and broke them with her "Modern Love" column called "You May Want To Marry My Husband." It ran in the New York Times earlier this month.

In the piece, Rosenthal announced her illness, celebrated her family and sought a new partner for her husband, Jason. She finished the essay — difficult to write through a haze of drugs and illness — on Valentine's Day, she said, "and the most genuine, non-vase-oriented gift I can hope for is that the right person reads this, finds Jason, and another love story begins."    

Rosenthal was a prolific writer, with more than 30 books to her name, the AP reports — including children's books Uni the Unicorn and Duck! Rabbit! The wire service continues:

"She made short films and YouTube videos, gave TED talks and provided radio commentary for NPR, among others.

"She also raised three children and had a flair for random acts of kindness, whether hanging dollar bills from a tree or leaving notes on ATM machines. ...

"Rosenthal loved experimenting with different media, and blending the virtual and physical worlds. One of her favorite projects began with a YouTube video, '17 Things I Made,' featuring everything from books she had written to her three children to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. At the end of the video, she welcomed fans to join her at Chicago's Millennium Park, on August 8, 2008, at 8:08 p.m. The goal was to make a 'cool' 18th thing.

"Hundreds turned out to 'make' things — a grand entrance, a new friend, a splash, something pretty."


Read the rest of the NPR article, written by Camila Domonoske, here.

Dennis Dauble, author of One More Last Cast

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

inklings bookshop is pleased to present

Dennis Dauble, author of One More Last Cast: On the Addictive Nature of Fishing

Randie Gottlieb, author of Yes, I'll Still Love You When You're Bald

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

inklings bookshop is pleased to present

Randie Gottlieb, author of Yes, I'll Still Love You When You're Bald

Laura Landgraf, author of The Fifth Sister

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

inklings bookshop is proud to present

Laura Landgraf, author of The Fifth Sister: From Victim to Victor - Overcoming Child Abuse