Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lexington Community Education event with Anthony Rao

We are so happy to be part of Dr. Anthony Rao's February 1st  event sponsored by the Lexington Community Education program. Dr. Rao is the founder of Behavior Solutions in Lexington and has been featured on the A&E series Investigative Reports, MTV's True Life series as well as many print publications including The Boston Globe, Newsweek and New York Magazine.  

Dr. Rao has spent over 20 years working with boys from all over the country both at Harvard Medical School as well as at his own practice. The Way of Boys "challenges some of the potentially harmful assumptions, attitudes, and behaviors we've developed toward young boyhood over the last few decades. The Way of Boys is a celebration of natural, constructive boyhood development and an expert, definitive handbook on what to look for and expect in normal grow."

You can find Dr. Rao's book at The Elephant's Trunk as well as at the event.  For more information about the event and Dr. Rao please click Here

Calling all Teen Readers

And now a post from The Elephant's Trunk young adult expert, Sarah:

Need a YA Fix? Check out these great titles!

         If you haven’t heard about Across the Universe, it’s time you did. This hot new title, #7 on the New York Time’s Children’s Books Bestseller List this week, will have you riveted from page one. Meet Amy, a normal teenager who is cryogenically frozen and stowed on the spaceship Godspeed for a 300-year journey to a new planet far from Earth. Meet Elder, the future leader of the inhabitants of Godspeed who finds Amy when she is mysteriously awoken only 250 years into the trip. The habits and beliefs of both Amy and Elder are challenged, and their lives threatened, as they try to unravel the mystery behind her awakening and in the process uncover secrets, lies and a plot that could destroy the entire ship.  Great for fans of Matched, Ender’s Game and the Hunger Games series.

     Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly, qualifies as my favorite book that came out this fall. Donnelly skillfully weaves the stories of Andi, a modern teenaged Brooklynite struggling with the loss of her younger brother and Alexandrine, a young French girl in charge of the last dauphin’s care in the time of the Revolution.  I don’t want to say too much about the book for fear of ruining a great read, so let me just say you should read it. And then drop by the store or send me an email and we can discuss it! Have you already read this but want another great book about the French Revolution? We also have The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner and the ever classic A Tale of Two Cities.
Now, for all of you who can’t get enough of paranormal romance (think Twilight, Fallen and Hush Hush), how about Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan? Nastasya, immortal and usually loving it, reaches her limit of indulgence and heads to a retreat (read: rehab!) in Massachusetts. That’s right, immortal rehab. While Nastasya tries to find inner peace, she also finds a good looking Viking named Reyn. I swear this book is like candy.

Wait, what if you don’t like immortal-on-retreat-meets-Viking-god candy? Then how about this: The Eternal Ones, by Kirsten Miller. Haven Moore hails from a god fearing town in Tennessee, where she’s taught that the fiery, tragic visions she has of her past life can’t mean anything but trouble. But when Haven recognizes notorious playboy Iain Morrow on TV from her visions, she heads to NYC to track him down and find out the truth about her past lives and her future with him. Is he really her eternal love? Or a murderer on the run? Haven finds herself caught between desire for Iain and the promises of help from a mysterious society and has to decide whom to trust and fast or she’s destined to meet another fiery end! Ahh! I get anxious just writing about it!

We have more great new titles arriving almost daily at the Elephant’s Trunk. Want suggestions about what to read next? Stop in 10-5 Mon.-Sat. and 11-4 Sun. and we’ll be happy to recommend books for young adults, the young at heart, or any age, really.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Grown Up Books at The Elephant's Trunk

Sure, some grown up books can be a snooze but here at the Elephant's Trunk we have searched far and wide for the best adult fiction and non fiction paperbacks. The top contenders have landed a home all their own on a very special bookshelf!

Along with bestsellers we have stocked staff favorites and book club picks. Don't see what you're looking for? Just ask, we can order it and have it in your hands just 2-3 business days later. And what's that you say? You need 5 or more copies of your book club pick ASAP?!  Well, why didn't you say so? Order 5 or more copies and get 15% off.  We would never let you down, reading is serious business. 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Storytime at The Elephant's Trunk!

We are happy to announce the arrival of the Story Throne and the beginning of storytime at The Elephant's Trunk!

Come visit us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM for special stories.
All ages welcome.

Open for Business!

Dear Blog Friends,

It's been too long, much too long.  The good news is, the shelves did arrive just in time for Christmas and here is a short recap of their arrival:

The Arrival on December 17th!
And the chaos as everyone worked into the night...
Some very special helpers arrived all the way from Michigan to help put books on the shelves the next day.

And by Sunday we were open!!!

We quietly opened the doors and so many happy customers came in to wish us well and check out the store. We are planning to have a proper "Grand Opening" in the coming weeks with giveaways, prizes and author and illustrator appearances as a way to thank you, our loyal fans who have cheered us on all the way to the finish line.

From There:

To Here:

Come visit us soon!!