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Employee Recommendations

Today is Dr. Suess’ Birthday! And to celebrate, tomorrow is National Read Across America Day! We thought we would share a few recommendations of books for you to check out from our book-loving employees!

The Gable Faces East by Anita Stansfield

ANGELA: This has been a really fun book to read so far. It’s entertaining and makes you want to read more. In the book Jess Davies is forced to rebuild and his home after a fired and soon finds himself struggling to keep his horse breeding business afloat. When the sister of his enemy Alexandera Byrnehouse becomes Jess’s new horse trainer, it  begins to look like both Jess’s and Alexandra’s lives are starting to get better. But soon Jess and Alexandra find out dark truths about both of their pasts. I can’t wait to see how it finally ends!

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

KOURTNEY: “Right now I am currently reading the Selection series. I am only on book #3, The One, and I am loving it. My sister recommended the series to me, and at first I was a little hesitant. She told me it was a mix between The Hunger Games and ABC’s The Bachelor. I love both of those so I decided to give the book a chance and I love it! I would definitely recommend this book.”

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed
of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

SAMMY: Right now I am in the middle of Stephen Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”. It has opened my mind to new ideas and new possibilities to improve my life. This book helps you to see what is stopping you from being a powerful positive influence in your own life and how to overcome it. The seven habits truly can change your life and it’s a great, motivating read!

 

Christmas 2015 Staff Picks: LDS Department

Next on this year’s list of staff picks for Christmas books, our LDS deparment manager Mary Ann has chosen 8 of her favorite Christmas books.

 CHILDREN’S BOOK:

This is the perfect book for you to read with your kids the night before Christmas or even on Christmas Day!

C is For Christmas by Tonya Skousen Arenaz

C Is for Christmas Tonya Skousen Arenaz What is Christmas? Find the answer in twentysix simple yet meaningful verses, one for each letter of the alphabet. From singing angels and jingling bells to quiet reflections on Nativity scenes, these vibrant pages celebrate all the festivities of the season while reminding us that the greatest Christmas gift can’t be found under the tree. Featuring stunning art by renowned artists Howard Lyon, Sandra Kuck, Joseph Brickey, Jean Monti, and Ben Sowards and introducing beautiful art from newly discovered Mark Missman, this richly illustrated book renews favorite family memories and inspires new ones.

VISITING TEACHING:

These books are similar to pamphlets in that they’re only 10-15 pages long and they can fit in an envelope. These are the two we’re especially fond of this season, but we do have quite a selection. We call these our “visiting teaching” books because they’re small, not very expensive, and they tell a great story about the true meaning of Christmas.

The Perfect Gift by Henry B. Eyring

In this new Christmas booklet, President Henry B. Eyring shares some of his favorite Christmas gifts, both given and received. Through stories of assembling a barometer with his young son and creating an intricately carved wooden chest for his sweetheart, President Eyring reminds us that it isn t the price tag that determines the worth of a gift; the best gifts offer love and joy and they frequently involve help from others.

Giving joy . . . is rarely found in solitary effort, teaches President Eyring. And perhaps most important, invoking faith in the Savior, the Creator and source of all lasting happiness, invites the pure love of God, which is the greatest of all gifts and the sure source of enduring joy. However we choose to give this season, President Eyring reminds us that the best gifts of the season share love and the testimony of Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.

Cherishing Christmas by Toni Sorenson

 It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But for Santiago, Christmas is just another bitter reminder of the emptiness he’s felt since the loss of his beloved wife, Maria. He anticipates another holiday nursing the unbearable ache of loneliness, until one extraordinary night, when the dim flame of hope is reignited.

In a vivid dream, Santiago is promised that he will feel the joy of Christmas once more, with one stipulation: he must act on three truths that he once held dear. Upon waking, Santiago feels a glimmer of hope—somewhere inside himself, buried deep beneath the pain, are once-cherished truths that can free him from the bonds of sorrow. As Santiago embarks on the road to remembrance, his journey is a heartfelt reminder of the reason for the season, and of the reality of Christ’s promise: “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18). This warm story from bestselling author Toni Sorenson will remind you of what we cherish most, especially at Christmas.

NOVEL:

This is the book we all want to curl up and read with a big mug of hot cocoa!

World War II Christmas Story by Dean Hughes

A historical fiction novel told from the perspective of a son fighting on the battlefields of Europe during World War II and his mother, struggling with worry and uncertainty about her soldier son while she tries to keep a semblenance of a normal, happy Christmas holiday back on the homefront.

Norma Hayes has always tried to make Christmas special for her family, but 1944 will make that more difficult with money being tight and wartime rationing making everything hard to come by. Aware of his mother’s hardships and the worry from having her eldest son at war, second son, Dennis, is determined to buy his mother a special gift this Christmas, a lavendar blue dress he hopes will bring her comfort as a symbol of special times gone by and the hope of a brighter future with the family reunited at war’s end.

Meantime, on a battlefield far from home in Holland with his 101st Airborne battalion, her soldier son catches a familiar scent of lavendar which briefly transports him back to the homefront to the perfume scent his mother wore, giving him a short respite and reuniting the family once again if only in his imagination.

Remembering The Joy Of Christmas by Anita Stansfield

A beloved season of festivity and tradition, Christmas heralds the creation of treasured family memories and inspires our hearts to turn to the tender recollections of the past. In Remembering the Joy of Christmas, more than a dozen of the finest authors in LDS fiction have joined together to craft a heartwarming compilation of their own personal accounts of Christmases gone by.

From the magic of one family’s inspiring Twelve Days of Christmas to a miraculous holiday spent in a hospital waiting room, each poignant story demonstrates a simple truth: it is not the lights or decorations that are central to a joyous holiday season. The true meaning of Christmas comes in focusing on the spirit of the season.

grandma’s BOOK:

This is the gift all you grandparent’s should look at getting your grandchildren!

Asleep On The Hay by Ben Sowards

It is Christmas Eve when a knock comes at the door of Paul’s family farmhouse. A small family is stranded due to a broken-down truck and seeks shelter for the evening. Paul’s grandfather not only welcomes them in, but offers them dinner and a bed for the night. Even though it is a season of giving, Paul’s heart is not filled with charity. It is the height of the Dust Bowl and food is scarce. Why should he share what little he has with strangers? Worse, in order to help the sick baby, Paul will have to sell his beloved calf to buy a part to fix the truck.

Angry, he retreats to the barn, where he sleeps and dreams of faraway Bethlehem. In his dream, he visits Mary and Joseph, and their newborn son, Jesus. The family offers Paul food and shelter and warmth extending to him the love and charity he lacks and teaching him of the true meaning of Christmas.

STOCKING STUFFER BOOKS:

These books are small and not very expensive. In other words, they are perfect gifts for Santa to place in your child’s stocking!

Little Reindeer Little Snowman (with Finger Puppet)

Little Snowman Finger Puppet Book Little Snowman

Christmas 2015 Staff Picks: General Books

Each year we have a list of staff picks for Christmas books and products in each department. To start off this season, our General Books deparment manager Ellen has chosen 6 of her favorite Christmas books.

 The Christmas Baby by Marion Dane Bauer

This beautiful retelling of the Nativity story that celebrates the timeless joy of Christmas and of welcoming a new baby into the world is now available as a Classic Board Book!

When Mary and Joseph’s child was born, the good tidings spread from the animals in the manger, to the shepherds in the fields, to the kings in distant lands, and even to the angels in the heavens! Now every time a baby is born, we celebrate and people travel from far and wide to greet the new baby—because every new baby is a small miracle.

Filled with lyrical text and lush illustrations, this Classic Board Book is the perfect gift for baby’s first Christmas!

Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffery Burton

A fun and playful seasonal twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes this favorite nursery rhyme perfect for wintertime!

The itsy bitsy snowman went sledding into town,
looking at the snowflakes softly falling down.
Out came his friends to lend a happy hand.
And everything was perfect in his winter wonderland.

Little ones will love this fresh winter spin on a classic nursery rhyme, as one little snowman sleds through a winter wonderland.

A Christmas Carol by Adam McKeown

Now even the youngest readers can enjoy Charles Dickens s classic Christmas tale in this beautifully illustrated picture-book version of the holiday favorite, simpler to read but with all the magic of Dickens s voice preserved.

Follow miserly Scrooge as he is whisked through the night by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come in order to face his selfish treatment of Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit, and Tiny Tim. Families will enjoy reading this shortened version of Dickens s story together, with its warm illustrations that capture every twist and turn.

Immortal Nicholas by Gleen Beck

Before he was Father Christmas he was simply a father. Thirteen-time #1 national bestselling author Glenn Beck realized years ago that somewhere along the way, his four children had become more focused on Santa than the meaning of Christmas. No matter how he tried, he could not redirect their attention away from presents and elves to the manger instead.

Glenn didn’t want to be the Grinch who spoiled the magic of Kris Kringle, so he had to find a unique way to turn his kids back toward the true meaning of Christmas. He decided the best place to start was by first turning Santa himself back toward Christ.

That was when one of America s best storytellers began to craft a tale that would change everything his kids thought they knew about Santa the incredible story he went on to tell them that Christmas Eve spans over a thousand years and explains the meaning behind the immortality and generosity of the man named Claus.

“The Immortal Nicholas” has now been expanded and reimagined into this novel for adults; a novel full of drama, history, legend, and heart. From the snowy mountains of Western Asia, to the deserts of Egypt, to Yemen s elusive frankincense-bearing boswellia trees, this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long overdue Christ-centered mission.
In this novel, Glenn Beck fundamentally transforms the figure that the world now mainly associates with shopping, all while staying true to the real story of the baby who brought redemption and salvation to the entire world.

Christmas Ideals 2015

A family favorite and time-honored Christmas tradition for more than 70 years. Now in its 71st year, Christmas Ideals continues its legacy of holiday cheer and warmth.

This classic collection of all things Christmas includes poetry, essays, quotations, and recipes, as well as three Bible excerpts from the story of the first Christmas. Each carefully chosen selection is accompanied by beautiful, full-color artwork or photography. Perfect for sharing with loved ones and friends, this beautiful book will spread Christmas joy once more this year.

Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that’s sure to be the favorite treat of the season.

The Book Table Welcomes Kristina!

Kristina is our newest employee here at the book table.  She will be working in our toys, general books, and LDS departments.  We wanted all of you to get to know her a little bit!

Book Table: Where are you Featured image

from?

Kristina: I’m from Syracuse, Utah

What brings you to Logan?

I’m a freshman studying at Utah State

What are you studying?

I’m studying Biological Engineering

What is your favorite book? 

I like a lot of series like the Ugly Series and Hunger Games and Divergent!

What is your favorite thing to do?

I love to dance and be active and do fun things.

If you could be any animal, what would you be?

I would probably be a bird so I could fly!

We are very excited to have Kristina as part of our Book Table family! Come and say “hi” and she’ll be happy to recommend a new book or fun game for you!

Christmas 2014 Employee Picks: Toys and Games

Toy Department

Toys are one of the most important things we sell here at The Book Table during the Christmas season. After all, Santa can’t do it all himself! And what would Christmas be without toys?

MagformersMAGFORMER

MAGFORMERS construction sets foster brain development through fun and educational exploration. With high quality, durable construction and intelligent magnetic design, the possibilities are endless!

Games Department

One of the best things about the holiday season is getting together with family and friends. And when you’ve watched all the movies and baked all of the yummy treats, why not sit down and play one of these fun games?

Telestrations

The age-old game of “Telephone” gets a face lift in this fun game from USAopoly!

Draw what you see, then guess what you saw! All players simultaneously sketch, pass, guess, and laugh to reveal hilarious and unpredictable outcomes!

Included:

  • Over 1,700 word cards!
  • 8 dry-erase markers
  • 8 clean-up cloths
  • 8 reusable sketch books
  • 60 second sand timer
  • 1 die

4-8 players ages 12 and up!

Five Crowns

Five crowns is a five-suited, rummy-style card game. It is a quick favorite for avid and casual card players alike. The unique deck provides each player multiple options for arranging their hand into books and runs.

The game has 11 rounds. It starts with 3 cards and 3s are wild. The next hand has 4 cards and 4s are wild, and so on til the Kings Go Wild!

Make the right combinations, be the first to go out, then watch the other scramble as they get one last chance to cut their losses.

Ages 8+, 1-7 players

Tenzi

The world’s fastest game! Everyone gets ten dice. Someone says, “Go!” and everyone rolls and rolls as fast as they can until someone gets all their dice on the same number. Sure, there are a few more rules, but you get the idea. It’s a fun, fast frenzy. It’s Tenzi!

2-4 players, ages 7-97

Christmas 2014 Employee Picks: LDS Department

Stocking stuffer books:

These books are small and not very expensive. In other words, they are perfect gifts for Santa to place in your child’s stocking!


Baby Touch and Feel Christmas
 

From frosty snowmen to sparkly Christmas trees, there are all kinds of textures for baby to explore in this safe, sturdy book that encourages early learning.

Great for baby’s first Christmas, or children ages 0-3.

Price: $5.99

Location: LDS Department display

Sing to Baby Jesus by Rachelle Pace Castor

Sing_to_baby_jesusChildren and parents alike will enjoy this colorful counting board book in which adorable animals gather around the baby Jesus on the night of the Holy Nativity.

Clever verse and fun illustrations make this narration an ideal way to teach children how to count while they also discover the story of our Savior’s birth.

Price: $9.99

                                                                       Location: LDS Department display

Visiting Teaching:

These books are similar to pamphlets in that they’re only 10-15 pages long and they can fit in an envelope. These are the two we’re especially fond of this season, but we do have quite a selection. We call these our “visiting teaching” books because they’re small, not very expensive, and they tell a great story about the true meaning of Christmas.

The Miracle Maker by Ann Acton

It all starts with one little seed of love.“The Miracle Maker is coming!” Everyone in the tiny hamlet is excited when they hear the news that the renowned man of wonders is coming to their village. But the humble traveler who appears isn’t what anyone expected. They were looking forward to someone magnificent who would change their lives. But it seems this man can barely take care of himself, let alone fulfill the dreams of others. However, miracles can come in all shapes and sizes—and sometimes from unexpected places.

Price:$2.49

Includes envelope

Room in the Inn by Neil L. Andersen

Room_in_the_innTraveling home along a quiet road on Christmas Eve, the Andersen family became stranded in a remote part of the French countryside. The heartwarming story of their encounter with a modern-day innkeeper in a quaint village in France is a reminder that whoever you are, wherever you are, God knows you and loves you, and His miracles still happen today at Christmas and all the year through.

Price: $3.49

Includes envelope

 Novel:

This is the book we all want to curl up and read with a big mug of hot cocoa!

The 13th Day of Christmas by Jason F. Wright

Marva Ferguson has a very personal Christmas tradition that happens every December 26. As an aging widow, the tradition means more to her now than it ever has. Her newest neighbor, nine-year-old Charlee, loves Christmas too. But her family has fallen on hard times and things get worse when Charlee becomes critically ill. Then, on December 12, Charlee makes a wonderful discovery. A mysterious note is delivered that promises twelve days of gifts and stories that will reveal the truth behind the beloved Christmas carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. As the days go by, the gifts hint at a possible lost lyric. Was there once a 13th day of Christmas? And if so, could its magic change or save a life? If Marva knows something about the letters from the Elves, she s not telling. However, you don t live as long as Marva Ferguson and not have a secret or two including a whole lot of faith in your apron pocket. Filled with laughter, tenderness, and hope, The 13th Day of Christmas invites us to see how an old Christmas favorite can turn into a true Christmas miracle.

Picture Book:

God Bless Us, Every One!: The Story Behind A Christmas Carol by John Rhys-Davies

As Charles Dickens dipped his pen and began to write the classic tale A Christmas Carol in the autumn of 1843, the spirit of the story captured his heart and mind in an extraordinary way. Dwindling sales of his previous books had resulted in a desperate financial situation for Dickens, who had used much of his income to support worth causes and needy family members. But the book which he had intended as a quick solution to his problems turned out to be much, much more.
This beautifully illustrated volume tells the story behind the writing of Dickens’s most famous work and reveals how he discovered the spirit of Christmas for himself with a little help from his own literary characters. Originally presented by acclaimed British actor John Rhys-Davies at the Mormon Tabernacle Choirs 2013 Christmas concert, the book also includes a DVD with footage from the event.

Christmas 2014 Employee Picks: General Books

It’s that time of year again, and we’ve asked our department managers to pick a few products from their departments they’re especially excited about so we can highlight them for you here! First up, General Books!

Stocking Stuffers:

Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman

Who hasn’t sung along to this favorite carol with a child he or she loves? Now, join the ride as a family sets out in a one-horse sleigh to find their perfect Christmas tree. The illustrations tell a tale alongside the song, and a new second verse adds pages of snowtime fun!

 

 

When Frosty the Snowman was introduced in 1950 in a recording by Gene Autry, it became an instant hit. Since then, its popularity has increased every year, making Frosty one of the most recognized and beloved characters ever created. This updated edition recounts the beloved tale of Frosty — how he was brought to life one magical day and the adventures he had with the children of the town.

 

Novel:

The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans

Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.

Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:

1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day

The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.

classic:

Christmas Ideals: 70th Anniversary Edition

A family favorite and time-honored Christmas tradition for 70 years.

Loyal readers are drawn to Ideals for its celebration of life’s most treasured moments. This, the 70th anniversary edition of the annual Christmas issue, will be no exception to the legacy of inspiration and comfort for readers. Carefully selected, heartwarming poetry and prose is accompanied by beautiful, full-color photographs and fine art reproductions. Pamela Kennedy shares warm holiday memories; poet Eileen Spinelli taps into the quiet joy of the season; recipes for delicious holiday foods are ready to prepare; and the original Christmas story is told through Bible passages accompanied by fine art. Kennedy also explores the history of a classic Christmas song, which is presented alongside sheet music and the song’s lyrics.

Ideals, a part of Christmastime family traditions for 70 years, brings to mind and brings to life, a Christmas full of warmth, hope, and love.

Picture Book:

I Believe in Santa Claus by Diane Adamson

Finally, a book that says it’s OK to believe in Santa Claus, yet shows how this time honored symbol is meant to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas

From the author: ‘Sometimes I hear people complain that the department stores put up Christmas decorations too early. Or they say that the merchandisers are only thinking of commercial gain when they advertise with lights and decorations. For me, Christmas symbols cannot be displayed too early or too much. The wreaths, the lights, the red bows, the decorated trees, the presents, all remind me of the true meaning of Christmas. I say ‘thank you’ to the people of the world who spend time and money and make lovely displays of gifts and decorations. They are advertising the spirit of Christmas. They are reminding me of Christ.’

What We’re Reading this Fall

As the weather turns colder, it becomes the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book, under a warm blanket, with a cup of hot cocoa! Here’s what we’re reading under our snuggly blankets this fall…

Whitney

Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

“Westerfeld’s latest novel is different from those that he’s written before in that Afterworlds tells two different stories: one is the story of an author, the other is the book that gets her published.  Darcy Patel is a teenage author whose draft written during National Novel Writing Month gets picked up by a publisher in New York. Every odd-number chapter in Afterworlds tells about Darcy’s adventures in NYC as she tries to ingrain herself into the world of young adult authors–that is, authors who write for a young adult audience–while simultaneously discovering who she truly wants to be. Every even-numbered chapter, on the other hand, is a chapter from Darcy’s book, which is called Afterworlds. Darcy’s novel centers around Lizzie, a young girl from San Diego who learns to cross over into the “afterworld” when she’s lying on an airport floor during a terrorist attack, trying to play dead so she won’t actually be killed.

I’m only about halfway through this book, but I’m really enjoying it! Lizzie’s chapters are by far my favorite, as they are a little bit more into the paranormal/fantasy type stuff that I usually expect from Westerfeld. But I’m also really enjoying Darcy’s story, as well. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has enjoyed Westerfeld’s books in the past, but also anyone who enjoys reading two stories at once.” Recommended for ages 14+.

Mike

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

“If you only read two fantasy authors in your life, it should be J K Rowling and Brandon Sanderson.  He makes his magic systems so believable, it’s hard to come back to reality after visiting his worlds.  Steelheart is slightly different from Sanderson’s other books because it is a dystopian novel set in Newcago, the remains of Chicago.  It follows the story of David, an 18 year old who was made an orphan by Steelheart.  Steelheart is one of many Epics that were given extraordinary powers and have used them to take over the world. Think evil Superman-type.  Steelheart now rules Newcago and no one, human or Epic, can stop him.  Enter the Reckoners. The Reckoners are a group of people who devote their lives to finding Epics’ weaknesses and destroying them, and David wants to join them.  He has an advantage over Steelheart that no one else has: he has seen Steelheart bleed, and may be the only person able to discover the way to stop him for good. Recommended for ages 12+ and for those who enjoy a great dystopian thriller.”

Click here for the awesome book trailer for Steelheart.

 

Happy Halloween from the Book Table!

We want to help you celebrate Halloween this year in the best way possible, so we’ve stocked our shelves with decor, books, games, costumes, and music to help you do so!

Books

The Teeny Tiny Ghost by Kay Winters

Each day the teeny tiny ghost goes to haunting school to try to become scarier. It’s hard work, though — especially since he’s frightened by his own screams! Then, one bat-black October night, the teeny tiny ghost is floating in his teeny tiny home when he hears a RAP TAP TAP on the door. And then he knows it’s up to him to keep himself and his teeny tiny cats safe. But what are the chances that a teeny tiny timid ghost will really be able to scare someone away?

AlphaOops! H is for Halloween by Alethea Kontis

H gets top billing — but a stubborn B has something scary to say — as the inside-out alphabet gives a howl-arious Halloween performance.

Ack! It’s time for the show, and A isn’t ready. But then again, Halloween can only start with one letter, no matter how the A-B-Cs normally go! The misbehaving alphabet is back, and there’s no telling who will take the stage next. Z for zombie? P for pirate? Will X think of something good in time? Neon-bright, comically detailed illustrations show a cacophony of costumed letters, each with a mind and personality all its own. Along the bottom, tiny pumpkins arrange the players in proper order, making this alphabet story letter-perfect for Halloween.

Music

Have you signed up for our third annual Creepy Concert yet? Don’t forget to do so before Friday! For more information about the Creepy Concert and how to sign up, click here. Also, don’t forget about our great supply of Halloween music in the music department!

Games

Murder Mystery Mansion: the Classic Whodunnit Game

Put on your inspector caps, and let the mystery begin! On a dark and rainy night, a man goes into an old mansion–then he mysteriously vanishes into thin air. Was he a victim of foul play? Or just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Your job is to find out what happened to him. Play in teams to solve the mystery using simple deductive reasoning.

To solve the mystery a good detective needs to answer 4 questions:

  1. Who did it? Which or our suspects did the dirty deed? Amber, Eugene, Venus, Rusty, Lily, Spider? The villain changes every time you play.
  2. How did they do it? Was it with cyanide? Shot? Stabbed? Electrocuted? Pushed down the stairs? Tortured with a venomous snake?
  3. Why did they do it? For love, money, power, jealousy, fame, or revenge?
  4. Where did it happen? The bedroom? The garden? The game room? The closet? The kitchen? The bathroom?

The quicker you solve the murder, the faster you win!

For 2 or more players, ages 8 and up.

Zombie Fluxx: the Ever-changing Zombie Card Game

The dead are returning to life! So what are you going to do about it? Grab a chainsaw? Barricade the windows? Start a zombie baseball team? Draw a card, play a card. Try to kill the zombies that are keeping you from winning…until someone changes the rules and suddenly you might actually want zombies! It’s the Fluxx game where zombies change everything.

For 2-6 players, ages 8 and up.

Costumes

photo 2A few years ago, the Book Table added its name to the list of Halloween costume vendors in Cache Valley, and we have taken this job quite seriously.

Come in and take a gander at our fun selection of Halloween costumes for all ages!

 

…and don’t forget about the annual Halloween Treat Walk in Downtown Logan from 10 am-4 pm on Friday October 31. Our employees will be dressed up and handing out candy with the rest of the shops on Main Street, so be sure to bring your kids by for an extra treat!

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!