Friday, August 29, 2008

Brisingr Party!



Barnes and Noble invites fans to join together with their staff
to celebrate the release of the
Third book in The Inheritance Series
by Christopher Paolini
Brisingr
The Midnight Relase Party
will begin at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19th
All Dragons are invited for fun activites, games and giveaways
Books will go on sale at Midnight!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists

Published: August 31, 2008
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FICTION HARDCOVER

SMOKE SCREEN, by Sandra Brown. (Simon & Schuster, $26.95.) Scandalous deaths thwart the investigation of a fatal fire at police headquarters in Charleston, S.C.
Call #: F BRO

THE BOURNE SANCTION, by Eric Van Lustbader. (Grand Central, $25.99.) Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne pursues the leader of a Muslim terrorist group.
Call #: F LUS

ACHERON, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s, $24.95.) Book 12 of the Dark-Hunter paranormal series.
Call #: F KEN

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) After World War II, a journalist travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation.
* on order *

MOSCOW RULES, by Daniel Silva. (Putnam, $26.95.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers a Russian arms sales plot.
* on order *

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) In this first adult novel by the author of the Twilight series for teenagers, aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A young mute who can communicate with dogs his family raises takes refuge with three of them in the Wisconsin woods after his uncle murders his father.
Call #: F WRO

THE MERCEDES COFFIN, by Faye Kellerman. (Morrow, $25.95.) Decker and Lazarus investigate cases of murder victims found in Mercedes-Benz trunks.
Call #: F KEL

OFF SEASON, by Anne Rivers Siddons. (Grand Central, $24.95.) A widow returns to her hometown in Maine to regather the strands of her life.
Call #: F SID

THE LACE READER, by Brunonia Barry. (Morrow, $24.95.) Secrets of a family of Salem women who foresee the future.
* on order *

TRIBUTE, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who died mysteriously.
Call #: F ROB

THE 19TH WIFE, by David Ebershoff. (Random House, $26.) A tale of Mormon outcasts past and present: a wife of Brigham Young and a son of a murdered polygamist.
* on order *

FOREIGN BODY, by Robin Cook. (Putnam, $25.95.) A medical student investigates a rising number of deaths among medical tourists at foreign hospitals.
Call #: F COO

THE ASSASSIN, by Stephen Coonts. (St. Martin’s) A top Qaeda terrorist pursues the Western leaders who are trying to defeat him.
Call #: F COO

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s, $24.95.) A woman’s happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.
Call #: F GIF

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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

THE OBAMA NATION, by Jerome R. Corsi. (Threshold, $28.) The Democratic candidate as an extreme leftist, from the co-author of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.”
* on order *

STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight, $24.95.) The actress’s memoir, from her Hollywood childhood through “Beverly Hills, 90210,” to her son’s birth.
Call #: BIO SPE

THE WAY OF THE WORLD, by Ron Suskind. (Harper, 27.95.) How the Bush administration ignored evidence about Iraq in its rush to war.
* on order *

ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
Call #: 306.709 HAN

WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays deal with middle age, mortality and giving up smoking.
Call #: 814.54 SED

THE CASE AGAINST BARACK OBAMA, by David Freddoso. (Regnery, $27.95.) The Democratic candidate as a calculating extreme leftist.
* on order *

FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.
* on order *

THE DARK SIDE, by Jane Mayer. (Doubleday, $27.50.) How the Bush administration embraced the practice of torture.
* on order *

THE LIMITS OF POWER, by Andrew Bacevich. (Metropolitan/Holt, $24.) A retired Army colonel argues that American citizens are ultimately responsible for the country’s military and economic woes.
* on order *

TRAFFIC, by Tom Vanderbilt. (Knopf, $24.95.) Why we drive the way we do.
* on order *

THE WRECKING CREW, by Thomas Frank. (Metropolitan/­Holt, $25.) The deliberate mismanagement of Republican rule.
* on order *

THE NIGHT OF THE GUN, by David Carr. (Simon & Schuster, $26.) A New York Times media columnist and culture reporter recounts his former life as a crack addict, cokehead and alcoholic, and how he got back on track.
* on order *

THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD, by Fareed Zakaria. (Norton, $25.95.) The rise of China and India and the global distribution of power.
Call #: 303.49 ZAK

HAVANA NOCTURNE, by T. J. English. (Morrow, $27.95.) Tales of the pre-Castro days when American gangsters, led by Meyer Lansky, controlled Cuba’s casinos, hotels and nightclubs, creating an exuberant night life.
* on order *

LIFE WITH MY SISTER MADONNA, by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $26.) What she’s really like.
* on order *


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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER

THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) After learning he has terminal cancer, a Carnegie Mellon professor shares his thoughts on the importance of “seizing every moment.”
Call #: 004.092 PAU

THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.
Call #: 158.1 BYR

YOU: STAYING YOUNG, by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz et al. (Free Press, $26.) The principles of longevity and how to combat aging’s effects.
Call #: 613.2 OZ

JUST WHO WILL YOU BE?, by Maria Shriver. (Hyperion, $14.95.) Shriver’s message: “What you do in your life isn’t what matters. It’s who you are.”
Call #: 170 44 SHR

DECEPTIVELY DELICIOUS, by Jessica Seinfeld. (Collins/HarperCollins, $24.95.) Tips and recipes to fool children into eating right, from a mother of three (and the wife of Jerry Seinfeld).
Call #: 641.597 SEI


Published: August 3, 2008
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BUSINESS HARDCOVER

WHEN MARKETS COLLIDE, by Mohamed A. El-Erian. (McGraw-Hill, $27.95.) Investing advice for a time of global economic change.
* on order *

THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss. (Crown, $19.95.) Because life isn’t all about work.
Call #: 650.1 FER

WOMEN AND MONEY, by Suze Orman. (Spiegel & Grau, $24.95.) Advice for overcoming one’s dysfunctional relationship with money, including a plan for getting finances on track.
Call #: 332.024 ORM

THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson, $24.99.) Debt reduction and fiscal fitness for families, by the radio talk-show host.
Call #: 332.024 RAM

DEBT CURES "THEY" DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT, by Kevin Trudeau. (Equity, $25.95.) How the credit industry is rigged against you, and how to fight back by changing habits.
Call #: 332.024 TRU

NOW DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS, by Marcus
Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. (Free Press, $27). How to identify and develop your talents and those of your employees.
Call #: 650.14 BUC

SIX DISCIPLINES EXECUTION REVOLUTION, by Gary Harpst. (Six Disciplines Publishing, $12.95.) Strategies for small and midsize businesses.
* on order *

FREAKONOMICS, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. (Morrow, $27.95.) A scholar uses economics to explore the incentives that drive such disparate groups, including crack gangs, sumo wrestlers, school teachers, campaign fund-raisers and real estate agents.
Call #: 330 LEV

THE SMARTEST 401(K)* BOOK YOU’LL EVER READ, by Daniel R. Solin. (Perigee, $19.95.) How to avoid the pitfalls of investing for retirement.
* on order *

THE DRUNKARD'S WALK, by Leonard Mlodinow. (Pantheon, $24.95.) How we misunderstand the significance of chance in our daily lives.
* on order *

THE BLACK SWAN, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. (Random House, $26.95.) A financial trader with an expertise in probability theory and statistics, debunks much about economic forecasting. Call #: 003.54 TAL

OUR ICEBERG IS MELTING, by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber. (St. Martin's, $19.95.) A fable about how to bring about change in a group, through the eyes of a penguin bearing bad news.
Call #: 658.406 KOT

THE ANSWER, by John Assaraf and Murray Smith. (Atria, $25.95.) Achieve your exact entrepreneurial aspirations.
* on order *

SWAY, by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman. (Doubleday, $21.95.) The deep-seated forces that influence behavior and cause people to make irrational choices.
* on order *

PREDICTABLY IRRATIONAL, by Dan Ariely. (Harper, $25.95.) An M.I.T. behavioral economist shows how emotions and social norms systematically
shape our behavior.
* on order *

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Smart Money University




Smart Money University can help you learn the the basics of investing such as “Risk vs. Reward,” “Stocks,” “Taxes and Investing,” then use their worksheets to help with portfolio planning, “Stock Picking,” and “Bond Investing” at www.smartmoney.com/university

New York Times Best Seller Lists




Published: August 24, 2008
_
FICTION HARDCOVER

ACHERON, by Sherrilyn Kenyon. (St. Martin’s, $24.95.) Book 12 of the Dark-Hunter paranormal series.
Call #: F KEN

THE BOURNE SANCTION, by Eric Van Lustbader. (Grand Central, $25.99.) Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne pursues the leader of a Muslim terrorist group.
Call #: F LUS

THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (Dial, $22.) After World War II, a journalist travels to the island of Guernsey to meet residents who resisted the Nazi occupation.
* on order *

MOSCOW RULES, by Daniel Silva. (Putnam, $26.95.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers a Russian arms sales plot.
* on order *

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) In this first adult novel by the author of the Twilight series for teenagers, aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A young mute who can communicate with dogs his family raises takes refuge with three of them in the Wisconsin woods after his uncle murders his father.
* on order *

THE LACE READER, by Brunonia Barry. (Morrow, $24.95.) Secrets of a family of Salem women who foresee the future.
* on order *

TRIBUTE, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who died mysteriously.
Call #: F ROB

FOREIGN BODY, by Robin Cook. (Putnam, $25.95.) A medical student investigates a rising number of deaths among medical tourists at foreign hospitals.
Call #: F COO

THE LAST PATRIOT, by Brad Thor. (Atria, $26.) Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, searches for an ancient secret that could defeat Islamic militants.
* on order *

CHASING HARRY WINSTON, by Lauren Weisberger. (Simon & Schuster, $25.95.) Three glamorous friends, New York women nearing 30, vow to change their lives.
Call #: F WEI

THE ASSASSIN, by Stephen Coonts. (St. Martin’s) A top Qaeda terrorist pursues the Western leaders who are trying to defeat him.
* on order *

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s, $24.95.) A woman’s happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.
Call #: F GIF

THE GARGOYLE, by Andrew Davidson. (Doubleday, $25.95.) A hideously burned man is cared for by a sculptress who claims they were lovers seven centuries ago.
* on order *

SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A sailing vacation turns into a disaster when someone tries to destroy a family.
Call #: F PAT


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

THE OBAMA NATION, by Jerome R. Corsi. (Threshold, $28.) The Democratic candidate as an extreme leftist, from the co-author of “Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry.”
* on order *

STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight, $24.95.) The actress’s memoir, from her Hollywood childhood through “Beverly Hills, 90210,” to her son’s birth.
Call #: BIO SPE

THE WAY OF THE WORLD, by Ron Suskind. (Harper, 27.95.) How the Bush administration ignored evidence about Iraq in its rush to war.
* on order *

WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays deal with middle age, mortality and giving up smoking.
Call #: 814.54 SED

THE CASE AGAINST BARACK OBAMA, by David Freddoso. (Regnery, $27.95.) The Democratic candidate as a calculating extreme leftist.
* on order *

ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
Call #: 306.709 HAN

THE DARK SIDE, by Jane Mayer. (Doubleday, $27.50.) How the Bush administration embraced the practice of torture.
* on order *

FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.
* on order *

LIFE WITH MY SISTER MADONNA, by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $26.) What she’s really like.
* on order *

THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER, by Vincent Bugliosi. (Vanguard, $26.95.) The Manson prosecutor makes a case for trying the president for the deaths of 4,000 American soldiers in Iraq.
Call #: 973.931 BUG

THE WRECKING CREW, by Thomas Frank. (Metropolitan/­Holt, $25.) The deliberate mismanagement of Republican rule
* on order *

THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD, by Fareed Zakaria. (Norton, $25.95.) The rise of China and India and the global distribution of power.
Call #: 303.49 ZAK


HAVANA NOCTURNE, by T. J. English. (Morrow, $27.95.) Tales of the pre-Castro days when American gangsters, led by Meyer Lansky, controlled Cuba’s casinos, hotels and nightclubs, creating an exuberant night life.
* on order *

WAITER RANT, by the Waiter. (Ecco, $24.95.) An anonymous New York waiter with a popular blog describes customers’ outrageous behavior.
* on order *

THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi. (Grand Central, $25.99.) An American writer works with an Italian journalist to learn the identity of a local killer. Call #: 364.152 PRE


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ADVICE, HOW-TO, AND
MICELLANEOUS HARDCOVER



THE LAST LECTURE, by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow. (Hyperion, $21.95.) After learning he has terminal cancer, a Carnegie Mellon professor shares his thoughts on the importance of “seizing every moment.”
Call #: 004.092 PAU

YOU: STAYING YOUNG, by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz et al. (Free Press, $26.) The principles of longevity and how to combat aging’s effects.
Call #: 613.2 OZ

THE SECRET, by Rhonda Byrne. (Atria/Beyond Words, $23.95.) The law of attraction as a key to getting what you want.
Call #: 158.1 BYR

JUST WHO WILL YOU BE?, by Maria Shriver. (Hyperion, $14.95.) Shriver’s message: “What you do in your life isn’t what matters. It’s who you are.”
Call #: 170 44 SHR

DECEPTIVELY DELICIOUS, by Jessica Seinfeld. (Collins/HarperCollins, $24.95.) Tips and recipes to fool children into eating right, from a mother of three (and the wife of Jerry Seinfeld).
Call #: 641.597 SEI

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

New York Times Best Seller Lists










Published: August 10, 2008

FICTION HARDCOVER


MOSCOW RULES, by Daniel Silva. (Putnam, $26.95.) Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an occasional spy for the Israeli secret service, uncovers a Russian arms sales plot.
* on order *

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE, by David Wroblewski. (Ecco, $25.95.) A young mute who can communicate with dogs his family raises takes refuge with three of them in the Wisconsin woods after his uncle murders his father.
* on order *

THE HOST, by Stephenie Meyer. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) In this first adult novel by the author of the Twilight series for teenagers, aliens have taken control of the minds and bodies of most humans, but one woman won’t surrender.
Call #: F MEY

TRIBUTE, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) A former child star returns to Virginia to rehabilitate the farm owned by her grandmother, an actress who died mysteriously.
Call #: F ROB

THE LAST PATRIOT, by Brad Thor. (Atria, $26.) Scot Harvath, a Homeland Security superagent, searches for an ancient secret that could defeat Islamic militants.
* on order *

SAIL, by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) A sailing vacation turns into a disaster when someone tries to destroy a family.
Call #: F PAT

INTO THE FIRE, by Suzanne Brockmann. (Ballantine, $25.) A former employee of an elite security company comes out of hiding to confront a murderous neo-Nazi group.
Call #: F BRO

DAMAGE CONTROL, by J. A. Jance. (Morrow, $25.95.) An elderly couple’s suicide-by-accident in the mountains is not what it appears; the 13th Joanna Brady mystery.
* on order *

FEARLESS FOURTEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.95.) Stephanie Plum and her boyfriend Joe Morelli become involved when his cousin’s bank robbery goes bad.
Call #: F EVA

CHASING HARRY WINSTON, by Lauren Weisberger. (Simon & Schuster, $25.95.) Three glamorous friends, New York women nearing 30, vow to change their lives.
Call #: F WEI

RULES OF DECEPTION, by Christopher Reich. (Doubleday, $27.95.) The death of a surgeon’s wife draws him into a world of espionage and terrorism.
Call #: F REI

SWAN PEAK, by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster, $25.95.) The Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux can’t escape trouble on his Montana vacation.
* on order *

JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, by E. Lynn Harris. (Double day, $24.95.) Secrets threaten the relationship between a mother, a successful Atlanta entrepreneur, and her son, a college football player who is bound for the N.F.L.
* on order *

SAY GOODBYE, by Lisa Gardner. (Bantam, $25.) An F.B.I. agent tracks a serial killer who uses spiders as a weapon.
Call #: F GAR

LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH, by Emily Giffin. (St. Martin’s, $24.95.) A woman’s happy marriage is shaken when she encounters an old boyfriend.
Call #: F GIF


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NONFICTION HARDCOVER

WHEN YOU ARE ENGULFED IN FLAMES, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown, $25.99.) The humorist’s latest essays deal with middle age, mortality and giving up smoking.
Call #: 814.54 SED

THE DARK SIDE, by Jane Mayer. (Doubleday, $27.50.) How the Bush administration embraced the practice of torture.
* on order *

LIFE WITH MY SISTER MADONNA, by Christopher Ciccone with Wendy Leigh. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $26.) What she’s really like.
* on order *

STORI TELLING, by Tori Spelling with Hilary Liftin. (Simon Spotlight, $24.95.) The actress’s memoir, from her Hollywood childhood through “Beverly Hills, 90210,” to her son’s birth.
Call #: BIO SPE

ARE YOU THERE, VODKA? IT’S ME, CHELSEA, by Chelsea Handler. (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, $24.95.) Humorous personal essays from the stand-up comedian.
Call #: 306.709 HAN

FLEECED, by Dick Morris and Eileen McGann. (Harper, $26.95.) Americans are fleeced by government, business, labor unions and lobbyists.
* on order *

HAVANA NOCTURNE, by T. J. English. (Morrow, $27.95.) Tales of the pre-Castro days when American gangsters, led by Meyer Lansky, controlled Cuba’s casinos, hotels and nightclubs, creating an exuberant night life.
* on order *

THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE, by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi. (Grand Central, $25.99.) An American writer works with an Italian journalist to learn the identity of a local killer.
Call #: 364.152 PRE

WHAT HAPPENED, by Scott McClellan. (PublicAffairs, $27.95.) A former White House press secretary regrets that “I allowed myself to be deceived” by top officials.
* on order *

THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD, by Fareed Zakaria. (Norton, $25.95.) The rise of China and India and the global distribution of power.
Call #: 303.49 ZAK

EMPIRES OF THE SEA, by Roger Crowley. (Random House, $30.) The 16th-century struggle between the Ottoman Empire and Christian Europe for control of the Mediterranean.
* on order *

MY STROKE OF INSIGHT, by Jill Bolte Taylor. (Viking, $24.95.) A brain scientist shares what she learned from her 1996 stroke.
* on order *

AUDITION, by Barbara Walters. (Knopf, $29.95.) A personal and professional memoir.
Call #: BIO WAL

HEAVEN AND HELL, by Don Felder with Wendy Holden. (Wiley, $25.95.) Twenty-seven years as a guitarist for the Eagles.
Call #: BIO FEL

THE PROSECUTION OF GEORGE W. BUSH FOR MURDER, by Vincent Bugliosi. (Vanguard, $26.95.) The Manson prosecutor makes a case for trying the president for the deaths of 4,000 American soldiers in Iraq.
Call #: 793.931 BUG