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Historical Fiction Book Club Wrapup

We started our Historical Fiction bookclub with a bang! We had a full house, and everyone seemed enthusiastic and happy to talk about the book.

Wolf Hall is quite a tome, and it’s densely written, but most of us had read at least half of it before our meeting. We did agree that this was not a book to pick up right before bedtime! Many of us also mentioned that in the long passages of dialog, sometimes it was difficult to know who was speaking.

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New Year's Hours

Bookstore:

New Year's Eve open 10 am - 4 pm

New Year's Day open 12 pm - 4 pm

Monday, January 2 open 10 am - 4 pm

 

Jittery Joe's:

New Year's Eve open 8 am - 3:30 pm

New Year's Day open 8 am - 3:30 pm

Monday, January 2 open 8 am - 3:30 pm

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Holiday Hours

We will be open our usual hours between now and Christmas Eve:

Bookstore:

Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

On Christmas Eve we will close at 4 pm

We are closed Christmas Day. 

New Year's Eve open 10 am - 4 pm

New Year's Day open 12 pm - 4 pm

Monday, January 2 open 10 am - 4 pm

Jittery Joe's:

Monday through Saturday 8 am - 5:30 pm and Sunday 8 am - 4 pm

On Christmas Eve we will close at 3:30 pm

We are closed Christmas Day.

New Year's Eve open 8 am - 3:30 pm

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Christmas Shipping Info

Yes, it does feel as if civilization has slipped backwards, but once again our Christmas shipping deadlines are earlier than ever. 

There are many variables, particularly with our new online system, but suffice it to say, if you select USPS Media Mail we think December 14 is the last day to order. And please remember that USPS Media Mail is not a guaranteed service, so it's possible the shipment will be delayed. 

For USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground, we think it's probably safe to order up to December 16. After that the only option would be UPS Second Day Air. 

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Twitter No More

Due to the grave uncertainty surrounding Twitter under the ownership of Elon Musk, we have decided to remove our account from that service. You can still follow all things Righton Books here on our web site, and on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. 

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The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida wins the 2022 Booker Prize

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Seven Moons

Last night the Booker Prize for 2022 was awarded to The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka. The book will be published here in the US on November 1 and is available for preorder now. 

Shehan Karunatilaka’s second novel is a searing, mordantly funny satire set amid the murderous mayhem of a Sri Lanka beset by civil war.

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Announcing New Historical Fiction Book Club

We are excited to be hosting a new Historical Fiction bookclub, starting in January. We will be meeting on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm, in the Jittery Joe’s coffee shop next to the bookstore. Our focus will be on historical fiction by acclaimed authors like Hilary Mantel, Kristin Hannah, Colson Whitehead, and Maggie O’Farrell. We will also discuss the wonderful books being written by talented local authors like Kaia Alderson and Laura Morelli. 

The Historical Fiction bookclub will be replacing the Erudite group, which is being folded into the Booker Bookclub. 

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