February Newsletter

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Events

Check out our calendar here for all events.

February 4th
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Join us at the Senior Center (1831 E. 4th St.) for a book signing and talk with Audrey Cotherman, author of A Pinch of Salt.

"A Pinch of Salt" addresses the human condition -- our foibles and our triumphs, personally and as members of a community. Sometimes humorous, always serious, readers may recognize their own lives and their own truths.


February 21st
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Jasper Fforde will be in Casper all the way from the UK doing a book signing at Natrona County Public Library.

Call or come in to Wind City Books to pick up a copy his books and join in on our book club where we are reading The Eyre Affair for February. Join in on our book club here.

Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton, an homage to the real Milton and a very confusing situation for the police. Amidst all this, Acheron Hades, Third Most Wanted Man In the World, steals the original manuscript of Martin Chuzzlewit and kills a minor character, who then disappears from every volume of the novel ever printed! But that's just a prelude . . .


March 3rd
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Join us at Wind City Books for Kiersi Burkhart's Honor Code book launch.

Sam knows how lucky she is to be part of the elite Edwards Academy. As she dreams of getting into Harvard one day, she's willing to do anything to fit in and excel at the private high school. Even if that means enduring hazing, signing up for a sport she hates, and attending the school dance with an upperclassman she barely knows.

But when she learns the high cost of entry, will Sam be willing to bury the worst night of her life in order to "keep the community sacred"? As the line between truth and justice blurs, Sam must find out for herself what honor really means.


March 29th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Author CJ Box will be at Natrona County Public Library for a book signing. His new book, The Disappeared, will be out March 20th. Call ahead or come in to preorder a copy at Wind City Books!

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has two cases to contend with, both of them lethal, in the electrifying new novel from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author.


Hot and New!

Indies Next List

Check out the Indies Next List here and see new favorites to pick up in-store!


Vicki's Corner

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The Which Way Tree
Crook recounts the trials of Benjamin and Samantha "Sam" Shreve told via the letters and testament of Benjamin. Through his voice the reader is carried off on a fearsome adventure involving 14 yr old Benjamin, 12 yr old Sam, an aging Mexican who might or might not be a horse thief, an elderly preacher and his equally elderly dog, a murdering secessionist, and an invincible panther. Crook has created engaging characters the will remain in the reader's mind long after. Fabulous!


Wind City Book Club!

Starting this year, Wind City Books will do a monthly book club. Every month we will pick out a book and look forward to the community joining in to discuss it with staff on our Wind City Book Club Facebook group.

This month's book is The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, who will be joining us from all the way in the UK for a book signing this month at the Natrona Public Library.

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Other Readings


Reviews

Tom Miller's novel, The Philosopher's Flight, flings us into an American history altered by the special abilities of women.
America is fighting World War I with male soldiers on the front lines and female philosophers flying in for Rescue and Evacuation. Philosophers walk a fine line this world has between magic and science, allowing them to transform chemicals to their will or defy gravity and fly. Robert Weekes wants to walk that line, not march in ranks with a gun. 
Robert will have to prove himself in the art of flying and work harder still from there to convince the women at Radcliffe college that he is ready for Rescue and Evac. Robert and many of the women around him are also thrust into political and social challenges that leaves them all questioning what they are willing to do with the power given to them.
Robert is not naturally talented and his struggle is well documented to the point that as a reader you learn to understand the technical parts of philosophy. What you read is what you get and more often than not, the first image that pops into your head is what is happening. Magic and science intermingles to make wild imaginings of upside down cake full of helium or ink moving across a page to form a map possible. Despite heavy social content within this novel, it is a light read and much of it is spent within this wonderful world Tom Miller created.

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Libro News

Ever wonder what the staff at Wind City Books are listening to?
Check out our playlist!
A list of audiobooks we love collected in spot. Scroll through our recommendations, get a book for yourself or a friend, and support your local bookstore through Libro.fm.


Connect with Your Local Booksellers!

Wanna know what your booksellers are reading?
Join us on Litsy, a fun and easy to use book tracking app for Apple or Android!
Find us:
@Bookdodger (Vicki)
@Mirandareads (Miranda)
@H.Louise (Heather)
@BagginsOfBagEnd (Ash)

January Newsletter

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Announcements

Happy New Year!

Wind City Books had a great year last year and that is all thanks to our customers! We look forward to seeing you all next year and providing literature for our community and all who visit.
 

Store Hours

Now that the holiday season is over, we will return to our normal hours. Wind City Books will be closed from Monday, January 1st to Friday, January 5th for inventory. We will open again on Saturday, January 6th.
Our hours are:
Monday - Friday 10 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Every first Thursday of the month for Art Walk 10 AM to 8 PM
 

Joshua Storehouse

Thanks to you, our community, we have raised over $500 for Joshua Storehouse. We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the cause with their generous contribution!


Events

Check out our calendar here for all events.

Keep an eye out for events at Wind City Books!


Hot and New!

Indies Next List

Check out the Indies Next List here and see new favorites to pick up in-store!


New Year, New Book Club!

The new year is upon us and we have some big plans for the store!
Starting this year, Wind City Books will do a monthly book club. Every month we will pick out a book and look forward to the community joining in to discuss it with staff on our Wind City Book Club Facebook group.


Staff Picks of 2017

We say goodbye to 2017 and the amazing books we read over the last year. Here is the list of staff favorites published in 2017!

 

Vicki
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Miranda

The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
Secrets for the Mad by Dodie Clark
Last Namasara by Kristen Ciccarelli
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
What The Hell Did I Just Read?! by David Wong
The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Heather
Theft and Finding by David Sedaris
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
City of Light, City of Poison by Holly Tucker
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

Ashley
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Good People by Hannah Kent
Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

Bonus: What Chelsea read while abroad in South America:
Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture by Justin McGuirk
Open Veins in Latin America by Eduardo Galeano
Slow Days, Fast Company by Eve Babitz
M-Train by Patti Smith
5 City Squares: 18 Writers on the Spirit and Significance of Squares Around the World by Catie Marron


Bookish Gear

Not only do we have books, but also nifty tools and trinkets.

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Our current favorite items in store are the wonderful bullet journals we've received. They are nifty and days just feel more satisfying within their pages. Pick up yours today!


Other Readings

 

  • Be the author you want to see in the world! Take this fun quiz from Buzzfeed and see what best-selling novel you would write.

 

 


Reviews

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is a fantastically written and thoughtful piece. It is like seeing an accident happen in slow motion and seeing all the points in which it could have been changed. The pieces were set in motion when Varya, Daniel, Klara, and Simon visit a fortune teller as children and their fates are revealed to them. Whether it was because of her shared insight into the days of their deaths that set them on their paths, or that they were destined to those lives anyways is up to the reader to decide. 
Can people change their fates? If so, is that written as well?

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Libro News

Ever wonder what the staff at Wind City Books are listening to?
Here it is!
A list of audiobooks we love collected in spot. Check out our playlist, get a book for yourself or a friend, and support your local bookstore through Libro.fm.


Connect with Your Local Booksellers!

Wanna know what your booksellers are reading?
Join us on Litsy, a fun and easy to use book tracking app for Apple or Android!
Find us:
@Bookdodger (Vicki)
@Mirandareads (Miranda)
@H.Louise (Heather)
@BagginsOfBagEnd (Ash)

December Newsletter

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Announcements

Joshua Storehouse Raffle

Food for the Body, Food for the Mind.
Wind City Books will be holding a raffle for Joshua Storehouse starting November 25st and ending December 20th when the tickets will be drawn. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in the store. Prizes include signed copies of books for all ages.


Winter Catalog

Check out our Winter Catalog, full of ideas for your Christmas shopping. Get a peek at it here.
 

Store Hours

During December to fulfill holiday needs, Wind City Books will be open Sunday, December 10th. 17th, and 24th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
Wind City Books will be closed December 25th for the holidays and again January 2nd to January 4th 2018 for Inventory.


Events

Check out our calendar here for all events.

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December 7, 2017

Join us December 7th for the Art Walk where we will be reading Santa's Beard for children at 6:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm!

There is a problem growing - literally growing - at the North Pole because children around the world are being good. Santa's beard grows a little each time children share, play fair, do their best, tell the truth...
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December 7, 2017
Art Walk Author Book Signing

Join Us From 5:00-8:00 For a Book Signing with Carrie Merrill, Author of The Secret of the Hooked X.
Anna Holloway’s father was murdered in the streets of Boston, and she must leave with her family to join her Uncle John in the New Mexico territory. But when she discovers a hidden map to a buried treasure, the 16-year-old learns that her uncle might not be the benefactor that her family believes he is. Her suspicions are confirmed when a stranger appears in search of the map and takes Anna’s brother, William, hostage. Now she must find him and run with the map to keep him away from her family, or he will kill them all to find the treasure for himself.

December 9, 2017

Book signing with C.M. Wendelboe, author of Hunting the Five Point Killer at Wind City Books from 11:00 to 1:00 pm.
Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he’d be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he’d left Cheyenne for good.
But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement.
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood—and Arn could be next.

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Hot and New!

Indies Next List

Check out the Indies Next List here and see new favorites to pick up in-store!


Bookish Gear

Looking for gifts for the holidays? Look no further! Not only do we have books, but also nifty tools and trinkets. The holidays are upon us! Come and look for that perfect gift for friends, family, or yourself!

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Libro News

Ever wonder what the staff at Wind City Books are listening to?
Here it is!
A list of audiobooks we love collected in spot. Check out our playlist, get a book for yourself or a friend, and support your local bookstore through Libro.fm.

Wind City Books is excited to offer digital gifting through our audiobook partner, Libro.fm. This new feature means you can gift a specific audiobook title(s) either via email or a printable certificate. The best part? Libro.fm members get an additional 30% off all purchased gifts and all gifts help support Wind City Books. See the complete gifting guide here and try using the Wish List feature which lets you easily share your list with friends and family.


Connect with Your Local Booksellers!

Wanna know what your booksellers are reading?
Join us on Litsy, a fun and easy to use book tracking app for Apple or Android!
Find us:
@Bookdodger (Vicki)
@Mirandareads (Miranda)
@H.Louise (Heather)
@BagginsOfBagEnd (Ash)

Book Signing with C.M. Wendelboe on December 9th from 11-1 PM

Join us for a book signing at Wind City Books with C.M. Wendelboe, author of Hunting the Five Point Killer, the first of a new mystery series.

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Former Denver homicide detective Arn Anderson never thought he’d be broke enough to take on a cold murder case. Or desperate enough to do it with a TV reporter. Or pathetic enough to go back to his rundown childhood home, after he swore he’d left Cheyenne for good.

But here he is, hunting a serial killer who also appears to have come out of retirement.

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the murders, the Five Point Killer is back for blood—and Arn could be next.

December Art Walk

Join us December 7th for the Art Walk where we will be reading Santa's Beard for children at 6:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm!

We will also be hosting a book signing with Carrie Merrill, author of The Secret of the Hooked X, from 5:00 to 8:00!

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There is a problem growing - literally growing - at the North Pole because children around the world are being good. Santa's beard grows a little each time children share, play fair, do their best, tell the truth...

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Join Us From 5:00-8:00 For a Book Signing with Carrie Merrill, Author of The Secret of the Hooked X.

When she isn’t delivering babies, Carrie Merrill is a prolific writer who has been putting pen to paper since the age of 8, when she wrote her first story about a dragon that lived in a cave across the river from her house in Idaho. A day has not gone by since that time when she didn’t have a story floating around in her head. She is currently a full-time OB/GYN in Montana with her six rescue cats when she isn’t writing about the things that lurk in the dark.

50% Off with Libro.fm on November 25th!

In celebration of Indies First, November 25th, we will be offering over 60 audiobooks for 50%!


You can see the complete playlist here (https://libro.fm/playlists/indies-first…) and start adding the titles you’d like to purchase to your Libro.fm Wish List. And new this holiday season, you can now gift our digital audiobooks - including the 50% off titles on Indies First! A great way to save on gifts for the whole family and support Wind City Books with each purchase. As an added bonus, Libro.fm members will also receive their additional 30% a la carte purchases on Indies First meaning customers can save up to 80% on select audiobooks!

Get started by creating your free Libro.fm account to support Wind City Books (https://libro.fm/indies-first?bookstore=windcitybooks) and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the offer which is only available on Indies First, Saturday, November 25th. The offer can be redeemed online or by visiting Wind City Books, which we encourage you to do! If you'd like more information on the Libro.fm membership through Wind City Books, you can find that here (https://libro.fm/membership?bookstore=windcitybooks)

BOOK SIGNINGS WITH GEORGE TROJAN AND DR. W. LEE WARREN

Come to Wind City Books to meet George Trojan (Too Young For the Times) and Dr. W. Lee Warren (No Place To Hide) for book signings! 

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George Trojan’s life changed forever on September 1, 1939, when German forces bombarded his hometown of Lwow, Poland. With Russia quickly siding with the German invaders, Poland fell in twenty-nine days.

For the next two years, Lwow was under Russian control. George’s brother Stefan joined the Polish resistance and ran messages to older members of the organization. George would join too, but fate would tear him from his home.

After Russia and Germany turned on each other, Lwow came under German control. Caught in a gestapo roundup, sixteen-year-old George and other boys were relocated to Germany to work on the German Air Force’s vital telephone lines. There he would endure two years of grueling labor.

Through it all, George dreamed of escaping and reaching the Allied front lines. It was a dream that was realized as the tides of war turned against the Axis—a dream that would bear unexpected fruit and change the young man’s life in ways he scarcely dared imagine.

A true account of George Trojan’s experiences as a teenager in World War II, Too Young for the Times is a reminder of the horror and fear of growing up surrounded by violence.


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Dr. W. Lee Warren’s life as a neurosurgeon in a trauma center began to unravel long before he shipped off to serve the Air Force in Iraq in 2004. When he traded a comfortable if demanding practice in San Antonio, Texas, for a ride on a C-130 into the combat zone, he was already reeling from months of personal struggle.

At the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Warren realized his experience with trauma was just beginning. In his 120 days in a tent hospital, he was trained in a different specialty—surviving over a hundred mortar attacks and trying desperately to repair the damages of a war that raged around every detail of every day. No place was safe, and the constant barrage wore down every possible defense, physical or psychological.

One day, clad only in a T-shirt, gym shorts, and running shoes, Warren was caught in the open while round after round of mortars shook the earth and shattered the air with their explosions, stripping him of everything he had been trying so desperately to hold on to.

Warren’s story is an example of how a person can go from a place of total loss to one of strength, courage, and victory. Whether you are in the midst of your own crisis of faith, failed relationship, financial struggle, or illness, you will be inspired to remember that how you respond determines whether you survive—spiritually, emotionally, and sometimes physically.

BOOK TALK AND SIGNING WITH NIKI KAPSAMBELIS @ NATRONA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Join us at Natrona County Public Library to hear Niki Kapsambelis talk about her book, The Inheritance.

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Have you read The Inheritance yet? We highly recommend it! This powerful story sheds a lot of light on Alzheimer's research, the genetic mutations that cause early-onset Alzheimer's disease, and the compassion of a beautiful family who have endured the disease as 5 of the 6 DeMoe siblings were diagnosed. Author Niki Kapsambelis and Robin McIntyre, a member of the DeMoe family, will be speaking in Casper on November 7th at Natrona County Public Library.

10% of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to Wyoming Dementia Care.

November Art Walk

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Join us for a free monthly community celebration of the arts through Casper Wyoming's Historic Downtown and Old Yellowstone Districts! The listed locations will have their doors open to the public to enjoy local art, music, performance, food, drinks and more from 5pm-8pm on the first Thursday of the listed months.
 

This month we will have Steven W. Horn signing his book.

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Sam Dawson believes his life is at a crossroads, and brook trout will show him the way. Fishing the icy mountain streams of southeastern Wyoming is interrupted when fate challenges his life once more.

In this third Sam Dawson Mystery, the photographer and his daughter, Sidney, are on a hunt to find the truth behind what caused the death of an innocent little girl. Sam seeks to unravel the expanding mystery while exploring the boundaries of his complicated relationship with Annie George, his former girlfriend and now his publisher.

From the unique backdrop of the beautiful and turbulent foothills of Wyoming's Laramie range to the expansive prairies of the Nebraska Sandhills, Sam untangles the web that links the past with the present. Strange happenings in the isolated ranch house that Annie rents from a reclusive rancher, as well as competition for Annie's attention from a handsome animal behaviorist, threaten to deter Sam's investigation.

Halloween Audiobook List and National Reading Group Month

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October is in full swing and Halloween approaches. Bring in the spooky season with Libro.fm and their Halloween List of audiobooks. Celebrate all month long with great books!

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In November, Libro will be introducing gifting! Pick a book from friends' and families' wishlists, purchase, and send through email or print a certificate. Just in time for the holiday season. Prepare your own wishlists and you may receive gifts!

 

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October is National Reading Group Month and to celebrate, the Women's National Book Association has released a list of books that are engaging and thoughtful for a group to approach. See the full list here, form a group, and connect over reading. The Association has plenty of materials and resources to facilitate discussion.

October Art Walk

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Join us for a free monthly community celebration of the arts through Casper Wyoming's Historic Downtown and Old Yellowstone Districts! The listed locations will have their doors open to the public to enjoy local art, music, performance, food, drinks and more from 5pm-8pm on the first Thursday of the listed months.
 

This month we will have K.D. Stewart signing her book. 

Could it be that our delusions of the "perfect life" expose disillusion with our perfect God? K.D. Stewart poses that and other thought-provoking questions in Would I Really Marry My Cat?!--a fresh and compelling look at trusting God when His sovereignty confronts our self-focused ambition, hopes, and hurts. A raw and sometimes ridiculous exploration of faith, Would I Really Marry My Cat?! probes this simple yet profound truth: Life as a Christ-follower is not always a "charmed" life. It is a strategically-designed, intentionally-lived testimony of God's trustworthiness regardless of one's circumstances.

K.D. long dreamed of becoming a wife and a mom. One night her prince finally came. He looked at her with kind, devoted eyes and said, "Marry me." And she gleefully accepted his proposal--even though she knew he was a cat! It was easy for her to look past the whiskers and the tail. What mattered most was, for the first time in a long time, she experienced satisfaction deep within her heart. Then K.D. woke up ... and the morning light exposed something dark deep within her soul--disappointment in God and discontentment with the life He had given her. Out of this season of struggle, K.D. has drawn a series of stories, reflections, and prayers that will encourage, challenge, and inspire you to find joy-filled confidence in the God who created you and the life He has given you, even when it looks nothing like the life of your dreams.

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