Archive for December, 2015

The Way Back Machine – Best Sellers 1998

Let’s go back in time and party like it’s almost 1999! We’re putting the pedal to the metal and traveling to 1998 – a year dominated by Titanic and Monica Lewinsky. Still, you might also remember the year for:

  • The Winter Olympics, held in Nagano, Japan (February)
  • Google, Inc. being founded (September)
  • Frank Sinatra dying (May)

And, if you did any reading at the tail of the year, you might have picked up one of the New York Times Best Sellers from the week of December 27, 1998. Happy New (old) Year!



  1. Man in Full by Tom Wolfe

2. Bag of Bones by Stephen King

3. The Simple Truth by David Baldacci

4. Mirror Image by Danielle Steel

5. Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy

6. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

7. When the Wind Blows by James Patterson

8. All Through the Night by Mary Higgins Clark

9. The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice

10. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

11. The Locket by Richard Paul Evans

12. Charming Billy by Alice McDermott

13. Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated By Laura Cornell

14. A Night Without Armor by Jewel Kilcher

15. The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, illustrated by Jan Brett

16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling



1. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

2. The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster

3. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

4. Blind Man’s Bluff by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew with Annette Lawrence Drew

5. The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

6. The American Century by Harold Evans with Gail Buckland and Kevin Baker

7. The Endurance by Caroline Alexander

8. For the Love of the Game by Michael Jordan, edited By Mark Vancil

9. Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg

10. The Ten Commandments by Laura Schlessinger and Stewart Vogel

11. Best Friends by Sharon J. Wohlmuth and Carol Saline

12. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

13. Conversations with God: Book 3 by Neale Donald Walsch

14. A Pirate Looks at Fifty by Jimmy Buffett

15. The Victors by Stephen E. Ambrose

16. We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner

Take Ten: “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Christmas Audiobooks

If you have a long drive home for the holidays, or are looking for something to keep you occupied while you wrap those last-minute presents, a good audiobook may be just the thing. And, if it can give you a little Christmas cheer, all the better, am I right? Here are ten titles you should pick up before filling those stockings…


The Autobiography of Santa Claus – as told to Jeff Guinn

A Charles Dickens Christmas – Charles Dickens (includes A Christmas Carol and three other holiday tales)

The Christmas Box – Richard Paul Evans

The Christmas Companion – Garrison Keillor (includes excerpts from Christmas episode of Prairie Home Companion)

A Christmas Story – Jean Shepherd

The Christmas Thief – Mary Higgins Clark

Favorite Stories of Christmas Past (includes The Night Before Christmas, The Gift of the Magi, and seven other holiday tales)

More Favorite Stories of Christmas Past (includes The Little Match Girl and six other holiday tales)

A Redbird Christmas – Fannie Flagg

Skipping Christmas – John Grisham


BONUS! From our e-audiobook collection:

The Best Christmas Gift – Tim LeHaye and Greg Dinallo

Christmas Bells – Jennifer Chiaverini

Christmas in the Adirondacks – William Murray

The Christmas Letters – Lee Smith

Our Improved Spanish Collection!

DSCF8149Our Spanish collection is growing! We have over 300 titles right now – in both fiction and nonfiction. There are perennial favorites like Stephen King and Danielle Steel, but we also have a few popular Spanish-language authors such as Gabriel Garcia-Marquez and Roberto BolaƱo.

So, whether you are a native Spanish-speaker looking for a great translation, or an English-speaker wanting to read Allende in her original voice, stop in and browse. Plus, we’ve got suggestion forms in case you’d like to offer a recommendation for us to purchase.