Pioneer Day 2014

In observance of Pioneer Day, The Book Table will be holding special hours.

We will be open 12-6 on Thursday July 24, 2014.

Be safe and enjoy your holiday!

For more information on the celebrations going on in Logan on this day, click here.

Education Department Sale!

Attention all educators: most of our Education Department is currently on sale for 40-50% off the marked price!*

We are pulling old product to make room for the new; now is the time to stock up on classroom accessories!

Bulletin board border, posters, name tags and more can be found on the top floor of The Book Table. Be sure to let your cashier know that you saw this ad on the blog.

*Select items only, see store for details. All sales are final.

2014 Sidewalk Sale Authors and Performers

Every year at the annual Downtown Logan Sidewalk Sale, we invite local authors to come and sign their books in our store, and local performers to perform some of their music. This year we have an especially great lineup, and we’re excited to announce these authors and performers will be with us this Friday from 3-6 pm. Click on their names to find out more about the authors and performers and their work!

Lorisa Pulotu will be performing songs from her CD Crimson Sky. Lorisa performs with us every summer for Sidewalk Sale, and every December for Midnight Madness. We love her music! Be sure to drop by and catch some of her performance on Friday afternoon.

Charlotte Maynard will be with us again if you missed her earlier this summer. She will be signing her book Blood of the Wolf. Here is a small synopsis of her book: When she gets into a car accident with her mother, it changes Kaylee Losee forever. Infected by her mother, she discovers the family secret and how she is now a part of it. She struggles to learn about the wolf that is suddenly contained within her. With the help of her mom and a previously unknown grandmother, Kaylee fights to keep the wolf under control, before someone she cares about gets hurt or killed.

Kim Rives is a cancer survivor who had an exceptionally spiritual experience while battling the disease that almost claimed her life. After her miraculous recovery, she used her talents to become both a musical performer and an author, and she will have her CD Miracles Can Happen as well as her book My Walk Thru Heaven available for purchase at our author signing event.

 

Marion Jensen, former Cache Valley resident and brother to two of our very own employees here at The Book Table, will be signing his book Almost Super. Here is a short synopsis of this fun book:  Everyone over the age of twelve in the Bailey family gets a super power. No one knows why, and no one questions it. All the Baileys know is that it’s their duty to protect the world from the evil, supervillainous Johnson family. *shake fists* But when Rafter Bailey and his brother Benny get their superpowers, they’re, well . . . super-lame. Rafter can strike matches on polyester, and Benny can turn his innie belly button into an outie. Along with Rafter’s algebra class nemesis, Juanita Johnson, Rafter and Benny realize that what they thought they knew about superheroes and supervillains may be all wrong. And it’s up to the three of them to put asides their differences and make things right. They may not have great powers, but together, they’re almost super.

Dennis Austin is a retired biologist from Hyrum who enjoys fishing and adventuring in the wild. He will be signing his two books, Black Bears Prefer Milkshakes and Mule Deer, which both explore common wildlife issues faced here in the valley.

Doug Mottonen from River Heights will be signing his book If Barns Could Talk: Stories of Utah Barns, a great book featuring stories and beautiful photographs of historic Utah barns, including three barns from here in Cache Valley!

2014 Sidewalk Sale!

saleWe will be participating in this year’s Downtown Logan Sidewalk Sale
on July 10, 11, and 12 during regular store hours

Be sure to drop by and check out our selection of books for only $1

We will also have music books priced at $1 and $5

And we can’t forget about our author signings and live music performances!

You won’t want to miss this fun weekend. So be sure to walk by the store this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and take advantage of these amazing summer deals!

Summer Store Hours

In honor of Independence Day, The Book Table will be holding special store hours on July 3 and July 4. We will also be changing our regular store hours until further notice.

On Thursday July 3, we will be open from 10 am- 5 pm.

On Friday July 4, we will be closed in observance of the holiday.

We will reopen on Saturday July 5 at 10 am, and beginning that day we will be open until 8 pm on Saturday evenings.

We hope everyone has a safe weekend!

The Book Table Welcomes Mike!

photo 2 (2)Mike is our newest LDS department employee. He is an actor who loves to play games. He will also be working in our General Books department this summer. Come in and ask him for a great read!

Book Table: What brings you to Logan?

Mike: I’m going to school up at USU. I am studying Math Education.

What is your favorite book? 

I would sooner pick a favorite star in the sky! I like to go by age-groups. I love The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. I also enjoy Elantris by Brandon Sanderson. 

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

The ability to manipulate time. Because if you can do that, you can basically teleport, you can basically move things with your mind…it covers a lot of the super powers. 

We are very happy to have Mike as part of our Book Table family, and we hope you’ll come in and take advantage of his vast book knowledge!

Barbecue weather!

As we leave June behind and enter Cache Valley’s true “barbecue weather” in July, we’d like to offer up some suggestions for how best to take advantage of this gorgeous summer!

All Fired Up: Smokin’ Hot BBQ Secrets from the South’s Best Pitmasters

In the South, barbecue is king. Barbecue grills are ubiquitous fixtures in backyards across the region, and every Southerner looks forward to the “firing-up” season. This book is a follow up to the best-selling Big Book of BBQ and is filled with expert techniques and know-how enables every cook to start grilling like an award-winning pit master in his own backyard.

As a professional pit master, Troy Black has traveled the country competing in- and often willing– professional barbecue contests and teaching the art and techniques of low and slow smoking. With full-color “how to grill” photos, this book shares Troy’s secrets that are guaranteed to elevate basic backyard fare to gourmet grill status. Whether you prefer charcoal grilling or gas grilling, this book has it all.

Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction

The man who got America fired up about grilling now extends his serious outdoor skills to low and slow barbecue and the intoxicating flavors of wood smoke.

You’ve always known the best grilling recipes come from chef-restaurateur and Food Network star Bobby Flay. Now, just as on his Emmy award-winning show of the same name, Bobby turns his attention to true barbecue in Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction. With this book you get the best of both worlds and can decide whether to barbecue Tuscan Rosemary Smoked Whole Chickens or quickly grill some Pimiento Cheese-Bacon Burgers, depending upon your craving.
Here is everything you need for a great backyard bash: pitchers of cold drinks, such as Sparkling Bourbon Lemonade, and platters of starters to share, like Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro-Mint Chutney, and inventive sides, including New Potato-Corn Chowder Salad.
You’ll also find tons of helpful information on the pros and cons of different cookers, fuels, woods, and grilling gear; how to light and tend a fire; how to tell when your steaks are done; as well as Bobby’s top ten tips for the perfect cookout. With 150 recipes and 100 color photographs, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction is the new outdoor cooking manifesto for fellow worshippers of smoke, fire, and good times.

Championship BBQ Secrets for Real Smoked Food by Karen Putnam & Judith Fertig

Hundreds of recipes and 16 new pages of photos including step-by-step how-to.

Slow-smoked foods, or real North American barbecue, are foods cooked low and slow next to a fire, and flavored with wood smoke. The results are sublime — succulent, finger-lickin’ ribs, brisket, salmon and more.

Here is the art of slow-smoking in a comprehensive cookbook that will appeal to both novice and experienced outdoor chefs. The revision now includes all new information on competitions that take place throughout North America, plus even more information on creating the perfect balance of flavor blending. The 300+ carefully selected recipes are organized by main ingredient to provide easy access and offer inspiration for the ultimate in smoked foods. The recipes reflect the rich diversity of smoked foods and explain how to smoke everything from ribs and brisket to cheeses and fruit. Some of the tantalizing smoked foods are Stuffed Smoked Tomatoes, Cold-Smoked Fruit Salsa, Apple-Smoked Salmon with Green Grape Sauce and Smoked Flank Steak with Beefy Barbecue Mop.

Happy Independence Day!

July 4 is a great day to remember how blessed we are to have the freedoms that we do; it is a day to honor those who have fought for those freedoms that we enjoy; and it is a day to spend time with family and friends, enjoying one another’s company and enjoying this beautiful earth on which we live.

To help you celebrate this wonderful holiday, we have special displays placed all around the store, filled with great product aimed and satisfying the many different facets of Independence Day. Check out some of the highlights below:

General Books

In our General Books Department, we not only have biographies and histories that will help you celebrate this wonderful holiday, we also have children’s books, mysteries, and romances, all set during Independence Day celebrations.

Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution by Thomas P. Slaughter

An important new interpretation of the American colonists’ 150-year struggle to achieve independence. “What do we mean by the Revolution?” John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. “The war? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it.” As the distinguished historian Thomas P. Slaughter shows in this landmark book, the long process of revolution reached back more than a century before 1776, and it touched on virtually every aspect of the colonies’ laws, commerce, social structures, religious sentiments, family ties, and political interests. And Slaughter’s comprehensive work makes clear that the British who chose to go to North America chafed under imperial rule from the start, vigorously disputing many of the colonies’ founding charters.

In Independence, Slaughter resets and clarifies the terms in which we may understand this remarkable evolution, showing how and why a critical mass of colonists determined that they could not be both independent and subject to the British Crown. By 1775–76, they had become revolutionaries—going to war only reluctantly, as a last-ditch means to preserve the independence that they cherished as a birthright.

H is for Honor by Devin Scillian

Written by the son of a career officer, this book explores the branches of the Armed Services and speaks from the heart about the honor, privileges and sacrifices of military families everywhere. Children will discover why drill sergeants have to be so tough, what it means to be patriotic and why we need Special Forces such as the Navy SEALS, the Green Berets and the Army Rangers. H is for Honor also explains why the annual Army/Navy football game is more than just a game, how much letters from home mean to soldiers, how often military families have to move and what life on base is like. With an underlying message of courage and commitment that every child can relate to, the book will be especially meaningful to those whose parents, siblings or other relatives serve in the Armed Forces.

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Seven Miracles that Saved America: An Illustrated History by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart

This adaptation of the bestselling nonfiction book Seven Miracles that Saved America, by New York Times bestselling authors Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart, features captivating illustrations by award-winning artist Ben Sowards to help children (grades 1 through 5) understand how God has intervened to protect our nation at critical times in our history. Focusing on why these events are so important, why we should remember them, and why they can give us hope for the future, the vivid illustrations bring to life seven episodes in our country s history that might have resulted in completely different outcomes.

Great American Documents for Latter-Day Saint Families by Thomas R. Valletta

Have you ever tried to read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution, but found them difficult to understand? Would you like to see evidence of God s hand throughout the unique history of the United States? Great American Documents for Latter-day Saint Families discusses several vital documents of American freedom and liberty as well as providing background on the key leaders who helped create these documents and establish our remarkable heritage showing how these documents laid the foundation of this great nation and provided a cradle for the Restoration of the Gospel. Based on the format of the other books in the Latter-day Saint Families series, this book provides historical background and prophetic insights, thought-provoking questions, and rich images that help explain our nation s history. This family-friendly book is an essential resource for parents, students, teachers, scout leaders, and public officials. Guaranteed to inform and sure to inspire, this book will become a favorite for all who love their God, family, and country and who want to keep the embers of freedom burning bright.

Music

photo (6)Come check out our Patriotic Music Display in the Music Department!

We have a great selection of piano solo, vocal solo, P/V/G, and instrumental sheet music.

Our instrumental sheet music is great for solos, ensembles, and orchestras! We have selections for both string instruments and band instruments, as well as a few selections for guitar.

Looking for something patriotic for your young student to play at the family picnic? Look no further! We have plenty of easy piano music to fill all of your younger students’ needs.

Toys & Scrapbooking

Our Scrapbook Department is always full of the supplies to fill your creative needs, especially at holiday time. Come in and check out our wide array of paper, cardstock, and other decorative appliques for card-making and preserving the memories of this holiday!

Introducing Uncle Milton’s Fireworks Lightshow! The no-flame fireworks with all of the thrill of the real thing.  Just jump on the launch pad and watch it soar!Dragonfire Night Rocket -  Uncle Milton - Toys"R"Us

In addition to the product in our four major departments, we also have party supplies, apparel, magazines and more! This product is mainly located in the area between the General Books and Music departments. Come in and check it out!

 

What’s new in General Books?

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

18111281Saroo Brierley was born in a poor village in Khandwa, India. He lived hand-to-mouth in a one-room hut with his mother and three siblings for the first five years of his life…until he got lost. For twenty-five years.

This is the story of what happened to Saroo in those twenty-five years. How at only five years old, uneducated and illiterate, he would up on the streets of Calcutta. And survived. How he later would up in Hobart, Tasmania, living the life of an upper-middle-class Aussie. And how, at thirty years old, with a propensity for solving mathematical formulas, a stubborn memory desperately clinging to the last images of his hometown and family, and the advent of Google Earth, of all things, he found his way home.

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman

19104786Tooly Zylberberg, the American owner of an isolated bookshop in the Welsh countryside, conducts a life full of reading, but with few human beings. Books are safer than people, who might ask awkward questions about her life. She prefers never to mention the strange events of her youth, which mystify and worry her still.

Taken from home as a girl, Tooly found herself spirited away by a group of seductive outsiders, implicated in capers from Asia to Europe to the United States. But who were her abductors? Why did they take her? What did they really want? There was Humphrey, the curmudgeonly Russian with a passion for reading; there was the charming but tempestuous Sarah, who sowed chaos in her wake; and there was Venn, the charismatic leader whose worldview transformed Tooly forever. Until, quite suddenly, he disappeared.

Years later, Tooly believes she will never understand the true story of her own life. Then startling news arrives from a long-lost boyfriend in New York, raising old mysteries and propelling her on a quest around the world in search of answers.

Big Money by Kenneth P. Vogel

Mark Hanna—the turn-of-the-century iron-and-coal-magnate-turned-operative who leveraged massive contributions from the robber barons—was famously quoted as saying: “There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can’t remember what the second one is.” To an extent that would have made Hanna blush, a series of developments capped by the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision effectively crowned a bunch of billionaires and their operatives the new kings of politics.

Big Money is a rollicking tour of a new political world dramatically reordered by ever-larger flows of cash. Ken Vogel has breezed into secret gatherings of big-spending Republicans and Democrats alike—from California poolsides to DC hotel bars—to brilliantly expose the way the mega-money men (and rather fewer women) are dominating the new political landscape.

Great wealth seems to attach itself to outsize characters. From the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to the bubbling nouveau cowboy Foster Friess; from the Texas trial lawyer couple, Amber and Steve Mostyn, to the micromanaging Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg—the multimillionaires and billionaires are swaggering up to the tables for the hottest new game in politics. The prize is American democracy, and the players’ checks keep getting bigger.

National Music Day!

SALEJune 21 is National Music Day, and to celebrate we are having a special sale. For this day only, all of the product in the Music Department will be on sale for 20% off!

This sale includes sheet music, music books, keyboards, guitars, and even string instruments! Our remaining pianos will also be on sale for 50% off the listed price! You won’t want to miss out on this amazing deal.

Be sure to drop by on Saturday June 21 from 10-6 to take advantage of this awesome sale!