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Hey folks, it's used book moratorium time again. Starting today (11/18), please hold off on bringing in any more used books while we work through our mountainous backlog. We'll let you know when we're ready for more (starting in the new year, most likely, but we'll make an announcement), and remember: when in doubt, call ahead before you load up the car!

Your Local Booksellers appreciate your understanding!


Coming Up at Longfellow Books...!


The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World
by Lincoln Paine
Friday, November 20th at 6 pm
*at Longfellow Books*

Lincoln Paine's landmark work, The Sea & Civilization, traces humanity from its origins to the modern day, examining our fundamental, constantly evolving relationship with the oceans, lakes and rivers that surround us.

Impressive in both scope and detail, Paine looks at civilizations around the globe, their respective gains in seafaring technology, and how those societies were shaped by industry and exploration.

"The Sea & Civilization is, without doubt, the most comprehensive maritime history ever produced.... An all-consuming vision oozes from Paine’s book. His passion is to tell the story of the sea. History is seldom written with that kind of passion today.”
-- The Times (London)

"Elegantly written and encyclopedic in scope, with an expert grasp of the demands of seamanship in every age, The Sea and Civilization deserves a wide readership. For landlocked historians, it will be a powerful stimulus to dip their toes and perhaps their pens in saltwater and for readers a forceful reminder that the urge to "go down to the sea in ships" has shaped civilizations and cultures in every period and in every part of the globe."
-- Wall Street Journal


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Longfellow Bestsellers!

Check out Longfellow's Top 25 Bestsellers this week, and see what your neighbors are reading!


1. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

2. M Train by Patti Smith

3. Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving

4. Felicity by Mary Oliver

5. Destiny & Power by Jon Meacham

6. Little Snowplow by Lora Koehler

7. The Girl in the Glass by James Hayman

8. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

9. How to Cook a Moose by Kate Christensen

10. How to Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh

Click here for the rest of the list!


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