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The Living Forest by Joan Maloof and Robert Llewellyn

Please join us on Thursday, August 16th @ 7PM! Joan Maloof will be here for a book talk to discuss The Living Forest!

"Arresting photographs combine with musings about the web of life in deciduous forests in this coffee-table book. According to Maloof, a professor of biology and environmental studies at Salisbury University, 'The forest is not only something to be understood, it is also something to be felt.' She imbues the written portions of the book with colorful language that sometimes takes the tone of a fantastical children's story, as when she encourages readers to enter 'this world of tangible rainbows' to experience fall foliage. While some of the science is elementary, Maloof compensates by adding more-esoteric information, as with her extended discussion of the sensory powers of tree leaves or the fact that most of a hummingbird's nutrition comes not from nectar but from insects and spiders. Llewellyn's photography is gorgeous and includes aerial shots and close-ups of plants and animals. He presents the plants against a white background, easily drawing attention to elements of biodiversity described in the text. Surprisingly, there is only a brief statement on environmental preservation. The book provides a beautiful--if not deep--view of woodlands through the seasons." --Publisher Marketing


Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

by Brooke McAlary

Join us on Thursday, August 30th @ 7pm for a book talk with author, bloggor, and podcaster Brooke McAlary to discuss her new book, Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World

"Free yourself from the frantic and embrace the joy of slow...

Are you constantly striving to keep up with life's busy expectations? It's easy to feel consumed with the desire to "succeed" and "acquire," and miss the simple opportunities waiting for you to slow down: a walk in the forest, sharing laughter with family, a personal moment of gratitude...

Once upon a time, it became clear to Brooke McAlary that the key to happiness was discovering a simpler, more fulfilling existence. She put the brakes on her stressful path, and reorganized her life to live outside the status-quo, emphasizing depth, connection and meaningful experiences. Alongside Brooke's affirming personal stories of breaking down and rising up, Slow provides practical advice and fascinating insights into the benefits and challenges of the slow life, such as:

--Decluttering to de-owning
--Messiness to mindfulness
--Asking why, to asking where to now?

Slow is an inspirational guide on creating a life filled with the things that really matter, and is meant for anyone seeking peace, meaning, and joy in their otherwise rapid lives. Slowly--of course." 

--Publisher Marketing


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Check out This Week's Bestsellers!

1. Stay Hidden by Paul Doiron

2. Circe by Madeline Miller

3. Less by Andrew Sean Greer


4. Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin


5. Calypso by David Sedaris

6. If We Had Known by Elise Juska

7. The Other Woman by Daniel Silva

8. The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel

9. There There by Tommy Orange

10. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

11. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

12. Vacationland by John Hodgman

13. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Click here for the rest of the bestseller list!


If you're not sure what the perfect book might be...a Longfellow Books Gift Certificate is the perfect present.  And we'll be happy to mail it for you, free of charge.  Choose any amount that works for you, let us know what message you'd like on the Gift Certificates, and we'll get them straight out to your loved ones.  Of course, you're more than welcome to pop into the store and pick them up as well.  Order your gift certificates today!



That's right...we are taking in used books again! Currently we are NOT taking cookbooks, coffeetable style books, or kids book. As always, we can only accept one box or one bag at a time. Thanks!

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