With the holiday weekend ahead, we’ve expanded our Fourth of July sale to include even more books in our online store. From thoughtful and informative essays on nature, the history of Georgia place names, humorous “southernisms”, and hunting ghosts in haunted places, to a look at Atlanta’s weird and quirky attractions, our selection has something for readers all kinds. Residents who live within a five-mile radius of Oakland get free delivery on purchases of $25.00 or more. Happy Fourth of July, and happy reading!
The Secret Wisdom of Nature
In The Secret Wisdom of Nature, master storyteller and international sensation Peter Wohlleben takes readers on a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible. In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as: How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? And what happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync? By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and recounting his own insights from decades of observing nature, one of the world’s most famous foresters shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes. On sale for $22.46.
Colin Dickey is on the trail of America’s ghosts. Crammed into old houses and hotels, abandoned prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger continue to capture our collective imagination, but why? His own fascination piqued by a house hunt in Los Angeles that revealed derelict foreclosures and “zombie homes,” Dickey embarks on a journey across the continental United States to decode and unpack the American history repressed in our most famous haunted places. On sale for $15.30.
What’s really inside Atlanta’s sealed Crypt of Civilization? Where can you experience a midnight costume party or get your hair cut at a museum? And is there really an elephant graveyard in the city? Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and Secret Atlanta is the right book to prove this over and over again. Whether you’re a lifelong Atlantan or a first-time visitor, local writer Jonah McDonald will help you marvel at Atlanta’s most obscure oddities. His adventures through the city might sound too interesting to be true—but you couldn’t even make this stuff up if you tried. On sale for $19.71.
Bless Your Heart and Mind your Mama
Southerners sure do have a way with words! Who needs simple and direct when you can color every conversation with Southern style. There seems to be a Southern saying for every occasion. Some are inspiring and uplifting while others have that biting tongue-in-cheek humor Southerners adore, and Bless Your Heart and Mind Your Mama brings together the best phrasin’ south of the Mason Dixon. So sit back on yer bohunkus and dig into a collection of Southernisms that’ll make you slap a knee and call your mama. On sale for $18.00.
Georgia Place Names From Jot-Em-Down to Doctortown
Ever wonder how Rough and Ready got its name? Or what Stonesthrow is a stone’s throw from? And surely the story behind Climax can’t be…that thrilling, can it? The curious Georgian can’t help pondering the seemingly endless supply of head-scratching place names that dot this state. Luckily, the intrepid Cathy Kaemmerlen stands ready to unravel the enigmas–Enigma is, in fact, a Georgia town–behind the state’s most astonishing appellations. Cow Hell, Gum Pond, Boxankle, and Lord a Mercy Cove? One town owes its name to a random sign that fell off a railcar, while another memorializes a broken bone suffered by a cockfight spectator. And just how many place names were inspired by insolent mules? Come on in to find out. On sale for $19.80.