Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is coming out May 25th and we’re as ready for it as you are. We will be opening early that Tuesday (7:30am) to provide eager readers with a chance to pick up the new hardback release before work and grab some breakfast delights from our “smorgasbord” at the same time! Stop in a chat about the book for a while and pick up your temporary dragon tattoos and Lonely Planet / GCB tote bag – free with the purchase of any Larsson book. Or, if you’re in a hurry, we’ll have everything in a tote for you, ready to go.
The book is a Staff Pick and will be 20% off its original price. Also, in honor of the Swedish writer, all books and maps on Sweden will be 15% off from the 25th through the end of the month. So stop in, grab some blueberry bread, discuss some books, and give yourself a dragon tattoo - all before nine o’clock! Check out our Events page for more information.
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To Hellholes and Back
Allow me to repeat myself: Chuck Thompson is coming to the Globe Corner Bookstore! Author of Smile When You’re Lying: Confessions of a Rogue Travel Writer, Thompson will read from his latest book, To Hellholes and Back: Bribes, Lies, and the Art of Extreme Tourism. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 19th at 6pm in the bookstore. Not only will Chuck read, but he will also answer questions and chat with the audience about travel and writing.
I will admit that here at the Globe, Chuck (we like to think we’re on a first name basis) has attained something akin to cult figure status. Smile is among the few books the entire staff has read – and loved. Hellholes is quickly following suit. For a staff who has blogged about *hearting* Chuck and even interviewed him, this is a very exciting moment. We hope you’ll join us and join the fan club!
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Harvard Square Store
The Globe Corner Bookstore now has an official page on Facebook. Now you – yes you! – can become a fan of the bookstore on the ubiquitous social networking site. “What does becoming a fan do for me?” you might be wondering. Well, besides making you look especially hip to all of your Facebook friends (some of whom may actually use the word “hip”), you’ll also find updates about any upcoming events like our May 7th author event for Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of the Mona Lisa.
You’ll also get regular status updates posted by the staff letting you know what’s going on in our Harvard Square store and info on promotions – like which locations are discounted for our Destination of the Month sale. April’s Destination of the Month is India, making everything about India 15% off online and in the store. But if you were a fan of The Globe Corner Bookstore on Facebook, you’d already know that…
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Moon's Patagonia Handbook --by Wayne Bernhardson
A great event is coming soon…REALLY soon. Say, tomorrow, October 16th (Thursday) at 6pm. Wayne Bernhardson, author of the Moon Guides to Argentina and Chile and the Moon’s Buenos Aires Handbook and Patagonia Handbook, is coming to speak for us at the First Parish Church in Harvard Square. (And rumor has it there’s a drawing for a prize!)
Bernhardson is definitely the man to listen to and shoot questions at if you are at all interested in the Southern Cone area of South America. On top of writing all these guide books, he also maintains a highly informative blog (Southern Cone Travel) about the area.
The talk will focus on the current conditions in Patagonia and about travel in it. But as the author spends half his year traveling in southern South America, he will be able to field questions during the Q&A from the whole region. …But the drawing?!
Okay, so then there is this drawing. Every person who comes to one of Bernhardson’s talks can be entered into a drawing for a free plane ticket to Santiago or Buenos Aires. The free drawing tickets from Bernhardson’s talks around the North America are put all together and chosen from in early November – Really? A free plane ticket? I’d put my name in that hat!
So come join the GCB and Wayne Bernhardson tomorrow, October 16th at 6pm in the First Parish Church (3 Church Street) in Harvard Square. Refreshments will follow the talk at The Globe Corner Bookstore.
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