Holiday Hours

11/26/2014 7:00 pm
11/28/2014 9:00 am

Holiday Hours


Common Good Books will close at 7:00pm, on Wednesday, November 26. We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen and return to normal hours at 9:00am, Friday, November 28.



Location: 
Street:
38 S Snelling Ave
City:
Saint Paul
,
Province:
Minnesota
Postal Code:
55405
Country:
United States

Saturday Signing: Mary Losure, author of "Backwards Moon," "Fairy Ring," and "Wild Boy"

11/29/2014 2:00 pm
11/29/2014 3:00 pm

Common Good Books gives you to chance to meet great authors throughout the holiday season. Stop by, say hello, and get a book inscribed to that special someone on your shopping list.

 

Backwards Moon is the  magical story featuring two courageous young witches who, with some help from a lonely farmer and a talking raccoon, brave the dangers of the city to save their valley and one of the last covens on earth from the threat of encroaching human civilization.

Book List

Backwards Moon (Hardcover)

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9780823431601
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House, 8/2014

$7.99
ISBN-13: 9780763674953
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 10/2014

$16.99
ISBN-13: 9780763656690
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 3/2013

Location: 
Street:
38 S Snelling Ave
City:
Saint Paul
,
Province:
Minnesota
Postal Code:
55105
Country:
United States

Saturday Signing: Jeff Hertzberg, author of "Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day "

11/29/2014 1:00 pm
11/29/2014 2:00 pm

Common Good Books gives you to chance to meet great authors throughout the holiday season. Stop by, say hello, and get a book inscribed to that special someone on your shopping list. 

Based on overwhelming requests from their readers, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have returned to their test kitchens to create an entirely gluten-free bread cookbook--most of the recipes that readers loved in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day appear here in a gluten-free version.

Book List
Location: 
Street:
38 S Snelling Ave
City:
Saint Paul
,
Province:
Minnesota
Postal Code:
55105
Country:
United States

Greil Marcus discusses "The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs"

12/01/2014 7:00 pm

One of the finest critics gives us an altogether original history of rock 'n' roll.


Unlike all previous versions of rock 'n' roll history, The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Ten Songs omits almost every iconic performer and ignores the storied events and turning points that everyone knows. Instead, in a daring stroke, Greil Marcus selects ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, then proceeds to dramatize how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out--a new language, something new under the sun.


"Transmission" by Joy Division. "All I Could Do Was Cry" by Etta James and then Beyonce. "To Know Him Is to Love Him," first by the Teddy Bears and almost half a century later by Amy Winehouse. In Marcus's hands these and other songs tell the story of the music, which is, at bottom, the story of the desire for freedom in all its unruly and liberating glory. Slipping the constraints of chronology, Marcus braids together past and present, holding up to the light the ways that these striking songs fall through time and circumstance, gaining momentum and meaning, astonishing us by upending our presumptions and prejudices. This book, by a founder of contemporary rock criticism--and its most gifted and incisive practitioner--is destined to become an enduring classic.


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Greil Marcus is an American author, music journalist and cultural critic. He is notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a much broader framework of culture and politics than is customary in pop music journalism. He writes for newspapers and magazines including Rolling Stone and The Village Voice.


Book List
$28.00
ISBN-13: 9780300187373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press, 9/2014

Location: 
Street:
38 S Snelling Ave
City:
Saint Paul
,
Province:
Minnesota
Postal Code:
55105
Country:
United States

Selected Poems: Common Good Books' Poetry Email Newsletter

 

Want to know what’s new in poetry more than once a year? Sign up for “Selected Poems,” Common Good Books’ poetry email newsletter, and receive exclusive interviews, book reviews and subscriber-only coupons. Why? Because we like you. And poetry.


To subscribe, email Colin@commongoodbooks.com, subject line: "Selected." As always, we promise not to flood your inbox, sell, share or manipulate your information.

 


Read The Book Before You Read The Book

 

There's no shortage of sequels in the summertime. In fact, a few of our staff's favorite novels are soon to pick up right where they left off...  


Enon (Now in Paperback), Paul Harding's follow-up novel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Tinkers, explores the grief of protagonist Charlie Crosby (grandson of Tinkers character George Crosby) over the loss of his daughter. Peter Recommends


10:04 (Available 9/2), a meta-sequel to Ben Lerner's breakout debut (winner of the 2012 Believer Book Award) Leaving the Atocha Station, finds our unnamed author/narrator under contract with a major publisher, but no more certain how to face the future and the prospect of fatherhood in a city that might soon be underwater. Colin Recommends


Lila (Available 10/7), the last of three novels by Marilynne Robinson set in the fictional plains town of Gilead, Iowa, tells the hardscrabble story of Lila, wife of minister John Ames. Robinson's preceding novels Gilead (2004) and Home (2008) received the Pulitzer and Orange Prizes, respectively. Jean Recommends




Enon (Paperback)

$15.00
ISBN-13: 9780812981773
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 7/2014

$16.95
ISBN-13: 9781566892742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press, 9/2011

Home (Paperback)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9780312428549
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador, 9/2009

Bad Want: Interview with Sean Bishop


"Writing did give me a means to grieve publicly, to make others aware of my loss, in a way that wouldn’t have gone over so well if I had just randomly stood up in the middle of a cafe once a month and proclaimed, 'hello, strangers, allow me to tell you about my dead father and how sad I am about it!'"

 

Sean Bishop talks about life, death, and Carson Daly. Bishop reads from The Night We’re Not Sleeping In on Friday, November 21, with poets Su Smallen and Kara Condito. Click here for more information. Click here for the complete interview.

Common Good T-Shirts

  
Common Good Books is pleased to unveil the first in a series of limited edition t-shirts, not available wherever books are sold. 

Garrison Keillor's "The Keillor Reader" Signed & Personalized

 

Garrison KeillorLooking for that special gift?

Common Good Books has signed and personalized editions of Garrison Keillor's new poetry anthology, Good Poems, American Places. This collection is a splendid road trip across the USA with the perfect guide riding shotgun and a welcome addition to anyone's library.


To order a personalized copy, simply place the order as usual. Once completed, please go to "Order comments" under your order summary and click "Add an order comment" and enter the desired personal message. We will confirm your order and message via email. 

The Keillor Reader (Hardcover)

$27.95
ISBN-13: 9780670020584
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Adult, 4/2009

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