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New Copperfield’s Book Service is pleased to announce that it will be hosting local authors John Hallwas, Richard Moreno and Kevin Mellor as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, November 29. John Hallwas, a Macomb resident will be in the store from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. chatting with customers and recommending his favorite books, including his latest, Here to Stay. John Hallwas has authored many books on Macomb, McDonough County and the history of the region. He may be best known as the author of The Bootlegger: A Story of Small-Town America. He is also the author of Remembering McDonough County, McDonough County Historic Sites, Keokuk and the Great Dam and editor of Edgar Lee Master’s Spoon River Anthology: An Annotated Edition.
Richard Moreno is the author of many nationally distributed books, including his most recent, Myths and Mysteries of Illinois: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained, as well as It Happened in Illinois: Remarkable Events That Shaped History and Illinois Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff. He lives in Macomb. Mr. Moreno will be at the store between 11:00 A.M. and noon.
Kevin Mellor, a newly published author from Rushville, IL. will be in the store from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. talking with customers and discussing his latest, a book for older middle school and high school students and their parents dealing with the issue of bullying: Bully Rules.
Hundreds of independent bookstores across the country will be hosting local authors this November 29, Small Business Saturday, thanks to a movement called Indies First. Launched by noted author Sherman Alexie, Indies First encourages authors to volunteer at their local store, to give back some of the support that independent bookstores have traditionally given to authors.
Indies First also encourages authors—and anybody who wants to sell a book through a website—to make the indie “Buy” button the FIRST among all e-retailer choices on their websites.
Other participating Indies First stores and authors may be found on IndieBound.org.
Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express in 2010, is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It is a day dedicated to helping support the local businesses that help to create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods. Last year, U.S. consumers who were aware of Small Business Saturday reported spending $5.7 billion with independently-owned businesses on the day, based on the Small Business Saturday Insights Survey, making a big impact on local communities.
A family road trip is supposed to be a lot of fun . . . unless, of course, you’re the Heffleys. The journey starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns. Gas station bathrooms, crazed seagulls, a fender bender, and a runaway pig—not exactly Greg Heffley’s idea of a good time. But even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure—and this is one the Heffleys won’t soon forget.
One of the world's top pitmasters and the 2014 Memphis in May Whole Hog World Champion, Melissa regularly smokes the competition on the barbecue contest circuit. Now, you can enjoy some of her best recipes for not only the barbecue that has made her famous, but also for baked and fried favorites, oh-so-good sides, and decadent desserts that will stick to your ribs.
In Smokin' in the Boys' Room, Melissa shares the inspiring story of how she got into barbecue and worked her way to the top with grit and determination, even becoming known for smoking a whole hog like no one else--an uncommon feat in the barbecue world. She also shares tips and tricks for turning out great meals from the grill, from Slow-Smoked Competition Brisket, to Fire-Grilled Pork T-Bones with Hoe Cakes and Mississippi Caviar, and even Grilled Pineapple Upside Down Cake. And no true Southern cook would be without her Buttermilk Fried Chicken, BBQ Shrimp and Grits, and Red Beans and Rice.
The recipes cover the gamut, from sauces and seasoning blends, to pork and bacon, beef, poultry, and seafood, as well as a few sides and desserts to round out the meal. Some are traditional favorites wherever you may live, and others are true to Melissa's Delta roots. Many have won contests, and all are top-notch, having been honed to perfection in competitions or in the kitchens of Melissa's restaurants, Memphis Barbecue Company.
Whether you're a contest veteran or just getting started, there's something for everyone in Smokin' in the Boys' Room. As Melissa can tell you, anyone can learn to man the grill. To be really good at it, it just takes a little work and a little attitude.
Washington Irving's haunting, macabre stories will give wide-eyed young readers delightful chills. This spooky anthology of timeless tales includes “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the eerie “Rip Van Winkle,” the funny “The Specter Bridegroom,” and “The Devil and Tom Walker.” It's perfect for Halloween, campfires, or anytime kids want a fun scare!
The harvest garden is bursting with delicious vegetables, the pumpkins are decorated and lit, and the mice have their costumes ready. Everyone is looking forward to the annual harvest feast. Scary Cat wasn’t invited to the party, but he seems to think he’s coming anyway. Hmmm, how will the mice outsmart him?
This visually stunning, seasonal story from the illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is now available as a Classic Board Book.
Frightfully simple ideas for creepy decorations, terrifying sweets and unique costumes will thrill trick-or-treaters of all ages. Holiday style pro Matthew Mead offers endlessly inventive haunted home makeovers, quick-and-easy ways to reinvent store-bought cookies and candy, awesome themed parties, and more to make, eat, and enjoy in the weeks before, and throughout all hallows' eve.
New Copperfield's Book Service will host an open music jam Saturday, October 11 starting at 1:00 P.M. Area musicians of all skill levels are invited to bring an instrument and join in an afternoon of traditional, folk and popular music. Singers and spectators are always welcomed, as well. The event is free and everyone is invited.New Copperfield's Book Service has borrowed the term "Hootenanny" to describe this recurring music event that brings together musicians of various levels of skill and musical backgrounds. It's a place to meet and share with fellow musicians. The music, while spontaneous, is always entertaining. You are invited to drop in for an afternoon of the best home-made music to be found in Macomb on a Saturday afternoon.