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Beauty and the Beast

The new Beauty and the Beast movie is just one week away! Here in our store we have books and some other cute things to get you excited for the movie!


 

The Beast Within

1The tale is as old as time: a cruel prince is transformed into a beast. A lovely maiden comes into this monster’s life. He is transformed by her compassion, and the love he feels for her in return. The two live happily ever after.

But any tale, especially one as storied as Beauty and the Beast’s has been told many different times, and in many different ways. No matter which version one hears, the nagging question remains: what was it that transformed the prince into the beast we are introduced to?

This is one version, pulled from the many passed down through the ages. It’s a story of vanity and arrogance, of love and hatred, of beastliness, and, of course, of beauty.


 

The Beauty and the Beast2

One of the most beloved fairy tales of all time gets reimagined in this deluxe unabridged collector’s edition. Since its initial publication in 1740, generations of readers have been captivated by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s timeless story about a beautiful young girl who falls in love with a ferocious beast. With all-new lush illustrations and exclusive interactive elements from the award-winning design studio MinaLima, this charming book invites you to explore the Beast’s enchanted palace with Beauty and a host of magical creatures. It is the perfect addition to any library and sure to delight readers of all ages.


 

Beauty: A reeling of the story of Beauty and the Beast

by Robin McKinley3

Sixteen-year-old Beauty has never liked her nickname. Thin, awkward, and undersized, with big hands and huge feet, she has always thought of herself as the plainest girl in her family–certainly not nearly as lovely as her elder sisters, Hope and Grace. But what she lacks in looks, she makes up for in courage. When her father comes home one day with the strange tale of an enchanted castle in the wood  and the terrible promise he has made to the Beast that lives there, Beauty knows what she must do. She must go to the castle and tame the Beast–if such a thing is possible….

Here is the unusual love story of a most unlikely couple: Beauty . . . and the Beast.


 

Belle

by Cameron Dokey4

A retelling of “Beauty and the Beast”

Belle is convinced she has the wrong name, as she lacks her sisters’ awe-inspiring beauty. So she withdraws from society, devoting her time to wood carving. Secretly, Belle longs to find the fabled Heartwood Tree. If carved by the right hands, the Heartwood will reveal the face of one’s true love.

During a fierce storm, Belle’s father stumbled upon the mysterious Heartwood–and encounters a terrifying and lonely Beast. Now Belle must carve the Heartwood to save her father, and learn to see not with the eyes of her mind, but with the eyes of her heart.


 

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New Releases

Here are a few popular books that have come out in the last week:

CARVE THE MARK

by Veronica Roth

2Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power–something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive–no matter what the cost.

Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship–and love–in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.

 

THE GIRL BEFORE

by JP Delaney

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The request seems odd, even intrusive–and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating.

Emma

Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant–and it does.

Jane

After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space–and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

An enthralling psychological thriller with unexpected twists and turns, The Girl Before spins one woman’s seeming good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception.

 

REALITY IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS

by Carlo Rovelli

3What are the elementary ingredients of the world? Do time and space exist? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli has spent his life exploring these questions. He tells us how our understanding of reality has changed over the centuries and how physicists think about the structure of the universe today.

In elegant and accessible prose, Rovelli takes us on a wondrous journey from Democritus to Albert Einstein, from Michael Faraday to gravitational waves, and from classical physics to his own work in quantum gravity. As he shows us how the idea of reality has evolved over time, Rovelli offers deeper explanations of the theories he introduced so concisely in Seven Brief Lessons on Physics.

This book culminates in a lucid overview of quantum gravity, the field of research that explores the quantum nature of space and time, seeking to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity. Rovelli invites us to imagine a marvelous world where space breaks up into tiny grains, time disappears at the smallest scales, and black holes are waiting to explode–a vast universe still largely undiscovered.

Best Selling Books of 2016

We have gathered together a list of best-selling books from 2016! Check it out!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

by J.K. Rowling

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

by Marie Kondo

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The 5 Love Languages

by Gary Chapman

3

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

4

Fantastic Beasts Original Screenplay

by J.K. Rowling

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The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen R. Covey

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Nightingale

by Kristin Hannah

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Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury

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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

10

All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr

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The Alchemist

by Paulo Coelho

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The Whistler

by John Grisham

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Kids Preferred

Kids Preferred is a company that makes cute stuffed animals that go along with books! Here are a few that we have here at the Book Table!

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ELMER’S DAY

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ROOM ON THE BROOM

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Talk like a Pirate!!!

Arrr! Today is International Talk like a Pirate Day! Come into the Book Table and check out all of our pirate books! See ya soon, matey!

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Are ya ready to party like pirates?

 

New Releases!

TRULY MADLY GUILTY

truly“Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit busy, life: They have two little girls; Sam has just started a new dream job; and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other.

Clementine and Erika have been friends since they were little. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last-minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany’s and Vid’s larger-than-life personalities there will be a welcome respite.

Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?”

FOR MAGNUS CHASE: HOTEL VALHALLA GUIDE TO THE NORSE WORLDS

“This can’t-live-without guide to the gods and goddesses, mythical beings,MC_HotelValhalla_CVRoptions_03.22.16FINAL-299x416 andfantastic creatures of the nine Norse Worlds was prepared just for you, honored guest. It provides essential stats, interviews, stories, and personal reflections, so you can avoid those awkward introductions and start your training for Ragnarok with both feet running on the ground. You’ll never see Ratatosk as a cute little rodent or confuse a dwarf and an elf ever again!

We hope the Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds brings you both enlightenment and entertainment during your eternal stay at our fine establishment.”

THE LAND OF STORIES #5 AN AUTHOR’S ODYSSEY

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“Traveling into the short stories had been all Conner could think about since he’d first had the idea. Naturally, the circumstances to warrant the trip were terrible, but he still felt like the luckiest author in the world. Who else got to visit the worlds and meet the people that existed only in their imagination? Conner often fantasized about seeing a film or a play based on his writing one day, but this would be much better than that. It wouldn’t be someone else’s interpretation or adaptation of his words; everything would be purely as he’d envisioned it.”

LDS New Releases!

Let God Love You

816bmFllCILby Wendy Ulrich
“We learn about relationships from our experiences with family members, friends, and others. And we often bring what we’ve experienced–whether good or bad–into our perceptions of our Heavenly Father. As we go through ups and downs in that most important of relationships, we may feel more distant from Him than we’d like–but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Let God Love You will help you see God more accurately, trust Him more completely, and become strengthened in His love.”

 

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by Treven G. Hatch

“This insightful book highlights overlooked but significant facts about the re-emergence of the gospel, shedding new light on well-known events and the divinely prepared culture of the time. From appearances of ancient individuals to visions seen by Joseph Smith and other early Saints, there is more to the Restoration than we know.”

 

Preaching Through the Veil

29879by Sherrie Anthony

“God sends angels to teach, protect, warn, and comfort each of us in our individual circumstances. Do we see them reaching through the veil? Do we comprehend their influence and power in our lives?

With tender stories and profound insights, this inspired book highlights the different types of angels, the roles they play in mortality, and how we can grow closer to our family members on the other side. Recognize with spiritual eyes the angels at work in your life!”

 

I Can Forgive with God

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“Are unresolved feelings of anger, resentment, and guilt keeping you from living your best life? It’s time to let go of the pain and make the life-changing decision to forgive. A stirring new work from best-selling author Ganel-Lyn Condie, I Can Forgive with God features the personal accounts of an incredible group of women who have harnessed the power of forgiveness after enduring the furnace of affliction. From divorce and death to addiction and abuse, these sisters’ experiences are linked by one common truth: the power of absolution is available to all through hard work and faithful reliance on our loving Heavenly Father.

The women spotlighted in these stories have come face-to-face with devastating tragedies and trials, ultimately learning to forgive those who have hurt them–including themselves. With the help of this book, you too can find strength in the Lord–the giver of grace–to see your mistakes and others’ through the lens of forgiveness.”

 

The Beautiful Balance

91dD8LcatoLby Michelle Wilson
“Whether in your family, your ward, or your community, you’ve observed them: those noble individuals who are strong, patient, and stalwart in the face of adversity. When times are tough, how do they manage the challenging shift from victim to victor? Chances are they have figured out the balance of control–what they have charge of and what is in the Lord’s hands.

Trying to manage the ups and downs of life can feel overwhelming, but fortunately we’re not alone on this journey. With inspiring doctrinal insights and a healthy dose of humor, author Micelle Wilson inspires readers to let go of fear and find peace, even in the midst of lost jobs, health challenges, or everyday chaos at home. In a world that seems so tempestuous, The Beautiful Balance is a sweet reminder of exactly what we can control–ourselves–and what God controls–all the rest.”

 

Pioneer Day

In our LDS department we have a bunch of Pioneer Day books, puzzles, and figurines! Included in this display are books about the pioneers, Joseph Smith, and much more! They are 30% off so come check it out!

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I Love to See the Temple

Here at the Book Table we have a wide variety of temple centered merchandise such as books, puzzles, children’s books, coloring books, cards, sculptures, temple recommend holders, and much more! Come in today to see our selection!

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