November Newsletter

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Joshua Storehouse Raffle

Food for the Body, Food for the Mind.
Wind City Books will be holding a raffle for Joshua Storehouse starting November 1st and ending December 15th 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

Be on the lookout for our Winter Catalog, full of ideas for your Christmas shopping. Get a peek at it here.

Events

 
Check out our calendar here for all events.

November 1, 2017

Audrey Cotherman will be presenting her collection of essays that have appeared in the Casper Star Tribune and the Casper Journal. Full of her sharp wit and trademark sense of humor, this is a delightful slim volume. Join us at the Natrona County Library's Crawford Room on Wednesday, November 1st @ 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

November 2, 2017

This is the third Sam Dawson mystery by the award winning Wyoming author, Steven Horn.
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.
Be sure to stop in and meet Steven when you are out for the Art Walk on Thursday, November 2nd @ 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

November 7, 2017

If you only can make it to the one event this month, this one should be it.

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 me donated to Wyoming Dementia Care.

November 11, 2017

In honor of Veteran's Day we will be hosting two distinguished Casper authors.
Dr. Lee Warren, author of No Place to Hide, and George Trojan, Too Young for the Times.

No Place to Hide is a compelling war narrative by brain surgeon W. Lee Warren. He operated on soldiers, civilians, and terrorists alike under continual mortar bombardment at the largest theater hospital of the Iraq War, Joint Base Balad. This book is a detailed account of discovering meaning amid both personal struggle and the carnage of combat.


In Too Young for the Times, George recounts his experience as a boy in Poland during the Nazi occupation.

Hot and New!

 

Indies Next List

Check out the Indies Next List for November here and see new favorites. Come into the store to pick them up! 


Bookish Gear

Looking for gifts for the holidays? Look no further! Not only do we have books, but also nifty tools and trinkets.

Our new favorite? This booklight! It's not only slim and easy to store, but it also recharges! Pick yours up today!

Libro News

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.
This new feature is kicking off November 1st!
Keep an eye out for great deals like this one on Murder on the Orient Express!

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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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Eclipse 2017

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The big eclipse is coming sooner than you think. We have some books to help you prepare with the history, science, magic and mystery around solar eclipses for every age!

July Art Walk

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.
 

We will have two authors here signing their books. Jesse Apland will have her book, A Summer Romance. And, Ron Franscell will be here with his new book, Crime Buff's Guide to Outlaw Los Angeles.

Los Angeles is where America’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others.

Los Angeles is where America’s dreams and nightmares got all tangled up. In this otherworldly place of seemingly everlasting life, death could have an otherworldly quality, too. In a city where anything was possible, even the ghastly could happen. Where else does a list of a city’s top five most recognized citizens include a mass murderer? Stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. Visit crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others.

Jessica Brown is learning a new life and new love, but will her past leave her alone? Ben is looking for the right love. Is Jess the one? As the two get to know each other more over the summer, trouble brews in the background.

Jessica Brown is learning a new life and new love, but will her past leave her alone? Ben is looking for the right love. Is Jess the one? As the two get to know each other more over the summer, trouble brews in the background.

Book Signing with Craig Johnson

On September 4th (Labor Day) Join us at the store for a signing for the newest Longmire book, Western Star

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In the thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series - now a hit Netflix series - Sheriff Walt Longmire faces a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. 

It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as 'the Western Star', which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. 

Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. 

The photograph-along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement-hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

Book Signing with CJ Box

On August 3rd, join us at the Library for a reading and Q&A session with CJ Box for his new Cody Hoyt/Cassie Dewell mystery, Paradise Valley

A KILLER ON THE ROAD
He's the Lizard King – a serial killer who haunts North America's highways and truck stops, preying on runaways and prostitutes. After years on the road, he's tired. The net is closing around him. Its time to end it. 

For three years, Chief Investigator Cassandra 'Cassie' Dewell has been hunting the Lizard King. Twice she has come close to taking him, but this time she surely has him. The trap is set and baited. 

What happens next will cost three policemen their lives and Cassie her job. But she can't give up the hunt – she refuses to believe the charred body they pull from the flames is the Lizard King's. Tracking two missing fourteen-year-old boys, Cassie – alone – takes to the road. A road from which, quite possibly, there is no return. A road that ends in Paradise Valley.