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Chocolate Sensory Tasting

New to the Cafe at Books & Books, we're treating your senses to chocolate and wine pairings. You will learn how to train your palate to taste wines and chocolate like the best of them. Money may not grow on trees, but we're thankful chocolate does. It all starts with a small tropical tree, the Theobroma cacao, typically referred to as “cacao" - pronounced ka-KOW.

Bryan Norcross - My Hurricane Andrew Story - Gables

As Category 5 Hurricane Andrew was bearing down, people huddled in their closets and under their mattresses were tuned to "the man who talked South Florida through". This is the story of the storm that set the benchmark for damage - almost four times the previously most expensive U.S. disaster - and the TV coverage that kept people safe and sane through the hellacious night.

My Hurricane Andrew Story: The story behind the preparation, the terror, the resilience, and the renowned TV coverage of the Great Hurricane of 1992 By Bryan Norcross Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780998992211
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Published: Bryan Norcross Corporation - May 13th, 2017

As Category 5 Hurricane Andrew was bearing down, people huddled in their closets and under their mattresses were tuned to "the man who talked South Florida through". This is the story of the storm that set the benchmark for damage - almost four times the previously most expensive U.S. disaster - and the TV coverage that kept people safe and sane through the hellacious night.


Jaimal Yogis - All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride - Gables

In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life.

All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride By Jaimal Yogis Cover Image
$25.99
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ISBN: 9780062405173
Published: Harper Wave - July 4th, 2017

In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of grace in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life.


YA: Jodi Lynn Anderson & Sarah Mlynowski - Gables

YA powerhouse authors Sarah Mlynowski and Jodi Lynn Anderson have teamed up for a "hot summer nights" tour in the south and we're lucky enough to be on it! 

I See London, I See France By Sarah Mlynowski Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780062397072
Published: HarperTeen - July 11th, 2017

"This endlessly fun and hugely entertaining romp through Europe had me laughing out loud and reaching for my passport.” —Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall

A POPSUGAR Best Young Adult Novel of 2017!


Matthew Klam - Who is Rich? - Gables

Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New England beachside town.

Who Is Rich?: A Novel By Matthew Klam Cover Image
$27.00
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ISBN: 9780812997989
Published: Random House - July 4th, 2017

A provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days in so-called “paradise”—the long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat

“I seriously, deeply love this book.”—Michael Cunningham


Jennifer Preuss - Life Would Suck Without You: A Girlfriend Memoir - Gables

There are all types of friends. Rich friends. Poor friends. Fair weather friends—and then there are Best Friends—your BFF’s. Meet Jennifer, a wannabe soap opera star, new to LA and waiting tables in Century City. She makes three new friends, and they turn out to be inseparable.

Life Would Suck Without You: A Girlfriend Memoir By Jennifer Preuss Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780998919300
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Published: Facetious Books - May 14th, 2017

A memoir about friendship, womanhood, and the idea that girls just want to have fun. Preuss strikes a nice balance between sentimentality and humor ... the author hits the mark with her lighthearted tone and self-deprecating asides ... A pleasant remembrance and an easygoing beach read. - Kirkus Review


Dr. Willie Parker - Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice - Gables

In Life’s Work, an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider (one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama) pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do.

Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice By Dr. Willie Parker Cover Image
$25.00
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ISBN: 9781501151125
Published: 37 Ink - April 4th, 2017

In Life’s Work, an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider (one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama) pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is pr


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