Warwick's is delighted to share this magical time of year with our devoted customers, who bring us the gift of your loyal patronage. Remember that when you do your holiday shopping at local independents like Warwick's, you are helping to keep our community strong and vibrant. In return, we offer the convenience of one-stop shopping, whether it's holiday cards or gift wrap, unique gifts or office supplies, and a wide array of great books. We also have some fascinating author events this month, from JFK's secret service agents to a beloved children's illustrator to the bestselling Anne Rice, and much more. Enjoy a very happy and healthy holiday season.
New York Times Bestselling Author of Stuff White People Like
Whiter Shades of Pale
(Random House) Wednesday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Speaking & Signing
If you thought you had white people pegged as Oscar-party-throwing, Prius-driving, Sunday New York Times-reading, self-satisfied latte lovers - you were right. But if you thought diversity was just for other races, then hang on to your eco-friendly tote bags. Veteran white person Christian Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice on dealing with the Caucasian population. Read on for more...
Former Secret Service Agents
Gerald Blaine & Clint Hill
appearing with journalist Lisa McCubbin
The Kennedy Detail
(Simon & Schuster)
Friday, December 3, 7:30 pm Speaking & Signing
The Secret Service. An elite team of men who share a single mission: to protect the president of the United States. On November 22, 1963, these men failed and a country would never be the same. Now, for the first time, two member of JFK's Secret Service detail who were present with JFK on that fateful day, reveal the inside story of the assassination, the weeks and days that led to it and its heartrending aftermath. This extraordinary book is a moving, intimate portrait of dedication, courage, and loss. Read on for more...
Watch this behind the scenes video of The Kennedy Detail.
New York Times Bestselling Author
Of Love and Evil
Wednesday, December 8, 7:00 pm Signing Only
Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed,
A complimentary signing line ticket will be distributed upon purchase.
"I dreamed a dream of angels. I saw them and heard them in a great and endless galactic night. I saw the lights that were these angels, flying here and there, in streaks of irresistible brilliance...I felt love around me in this vast and seamless realm of sound and light... And something akin to sadness swept me up and mingled my very essence with the voices who sang, because the voices were singing of me..." Read on for more...
Acclaimed Childrens' Book Illustrator
Robin Preiss Glasser
Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique
(HarperCollins) Thursday, December 9, 4:00 pm
Reading, Signing & Special Giveaways
Grand opening! Welcome to Fancy Nancy's Fabulous Fashion Boutique! Here you can find the fanciest almost-new outfits, accessories, jewelry, and lots more. There's even a necklace with real rhinestones for sale. Ooh la la! Read on for more...
Former Vice President of CIGNA &
Insurance Industry Whistle-Blower
(Bloomsbury) Monday, December 13, 7:30 pm Speaking & Signing
"My name is Wendell Potter, and for twenty years I worked as a senior executive at health insurance companies. I saw how they confuse their customers and dump the sick - all so they can satisfy their Wall Street investors." -Senate testimony, June 24, 2009
Set against the backdrop of the deadly 2007 wildfires that forced the evacuation of half-a-million San Diego residents, Ginsberg's new novel examines the dark side of suburbia, a place where everyone has something to hide.
What the Night Knows
by Dean Koontz
In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand*
by Helen Simonson
In the small village of Edgecombe St. Mary in the English countryside lives Major Ernest Pettigrew (retired). Wry, courtly, opinionated, and completely endearing, the Major leads a quiet life, until his brother's death sparks an unexpected friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, the Pakistani shopkeeper from the village. Drawn together by their shared love of literature and the loss of their spouses, the Major and Mrs. Ali soon find their friendship blossoming into something more. Can their relationship survive the risks one takes when pursuing happiness in the face of culture and tradition? *paperback edition
New & Notable Non-Fiction
Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda (HarperCollins)
The acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Ike returns with the definitive new biography of the legendary British scholar, adventurer, soldier, and hero who became a myth in his lifetime, T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
by Karen Armstrong
One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world, author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha, now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more
America By Heart
by Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin follows her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir with a heartfelt celebration of American virtues and values.
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss (Random House)
The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?
Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books
by William Kuhn
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print during the last two decades of her life as an editor at Viking and Doubleday. Based on archives and interviews with Jackie's authors, colleagues, and friends, Reading Jackie mines this significant period of her life to reveal both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image.
The Bed of Procrustes
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb's view of modern civilization's hubristic side effects modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.
What the Dog Saw* by Malcolm Gladwell (Little Brown)
In the past decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written three books that have radically changed how we understand our world and ourselves: The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers. Now, in What the Dog Saw, he brings together, for the first time, the best of his writing from The New Yorker over the same period.
New & Notable Children's
When I'm Big: A Silly Slider Book
by Paula Hannigan
illustrated by Milena Kirkova
When I'm Big is an interactive story that literally grows with the reader. Specially formatted, Silly Sliders are designed to move up and down the page, transforming the picture and telling the story. Ages 2-4
Up and Down
by Oliver Jeffers
A penguin has wings for a reason, doesn't he? Here is one penguin who believes this is precisely what he needs to feel complete, in this long-awaited companion to Lost and Found. Ages 3-6
The Robot Book
by Heather Brown
This robot has two eyes, two arms, and two legs, but what really makes him tick? Inside The Robot Book, Brown answers that question within an interactive story that features actual working and moving parts. Ages 3-6
The Wizard of Oz Pop-up
by Frank L. Baum
This exciting new pop-up book brings the beloved Baum tale to life like never before with gorgeous color illustrations by Hess and incredible pop-up panoramas accented by atmospheric sounds and music. Ages 4-8
DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-up Book
by Matthew Reinhart
Critically acclaimed pop-up engineer Reinhart celebrates the history, heroes, and villains of the DC Universe in this ultimate 3-D masterpiece! Ages 6-12
by Sarah Parvis & Janet Southwick
illustrated by Matt Shay
Monet, Raphael, Fragonard, Botticelli, and more provide inspiration for more than 12 accessories informed by famous works of art. The book includes information on each artist's life and work, offering lessons in art history to complement the crafting. Best of all, it comes with all the materials needed to create 5 accessories, so crafters can get started right away! Ages 8-12
Children's Book of Music
In this clear and lively introduction to music history, readers take a chronological journey around the world, exploring the sounds and rhythms of different cultures, the development of instruments, and the progression of musical styles. The book also includes a bonus CD, featuring a selection of music from around the world. Ages 8-12
Sports Illustrated Kids All Access
Get an up-close and behind-the-scenes look at the coolest things and places in sports. Packed with exciting photos from Sports Illustrated and fascinating trivia, this hands-on book is guaranteed to entertain sports fans of all ages. Includes eight acetate spreads. Ages 8-12
Author Signing Guidelines
Warwick's is pleased to continue its long-standing tradition of hosting outstanding author events for our community, most of which are offered on-site and at no cost to our patrons. We encourage you to attend often to experience a treasure trove of diverse authors and books.
To make your author event experience at Warwick's a pleasant one, please take a moment to review our signing guidelines.
1. In order to be signed, we ask that the author's latest title be purchased from Warwick's. If you pre-purchase your book, please make sure to bring your sales receipt with you to the event as proof of purchase.
2. In order to get any of the author's previous titles signed, the featured title must be purchased from Warwick's. As a general rule, you may get two previous titles signed for every one new title you purchase from Warwick's. (This is a courtesy offered by the authors and it is at their discretion whether or not they will sign previous titles.)
3. Books must be purchased prior to having them signed.
4. Authors will not sign paraphernalia (other than books) unless it is specifically announced at the event that they will do so.
5. It is at the author's discretion whether or not they will sign books for collectors. These same signing guidelines apply to collectors, who will be asked to wait at the end of the signing line.
6. If you have any questions regarding any of the guidelines or any signing concerns, please address them to the Warwick's staff at the event and not to the authors. We all want the authors to have the most pleasant experience possible, and do not wish to place them in an uncomfortable or awkward position.
These guidelines have been put in place to ensure that you and our authors have the best possible experience. When authors report good events to their publishers, they will then continue to send us the quality authors that have been the hallmark of our outstanding author events program.
Thank you for your consideration and for the opportunity to offer you independent books for independent minds!