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Where’s Waldo? Why in Troy of course! Throughout the month of July visit twenty Downtown Troy businesses to find Waldo, exciting prizes and fun await! We celebrate Waldo’s 25th anniversary in style! Pick up your Search Sheet at Market Block Books. You can follow the hints and clues on Facebook.

July 18th at 7pm at The Book House The Book Club will be discussing Zeitoun by David Eggers. The Book House Book Club meets every third Wednesday of the month.

July 21 at 3:30 PM at The Little Book House. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda and Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Bookby Tom Angleberger. As this newsletter gets sent out we have not had confirmation of this event.

July 27 at 7:00 PM at Market Block Books: We have a very special guest for Troy Night Out. Andrea Chesman signs Pickled Pantry. Join us for a mouth-watering signing and a night filled with fun and pickles! As always Troy Night Out is the last Friday of the month.

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New Fiction

Two of our favorite reads are in paperback. Come in and grab a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Rules of Civility by Amor Towles!

Gold by Christopher Cleave

What would you sacrifice for the people you love? Kate and Zoe met at nineteen when they both made the cut for the national training program in track cycling—a sport that demands intense focus, blinding exertion and unwavering commitment. Now at thirty-two, the women are facing their last and biggest race: the 2012 Olympics. Each wants desperately to win gold, and each has more than a medal to lose.

Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This internationally acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author Ruiz Zafon creates a rich, labyrinthine tale of love, literature, passion, and revenge set in a dark, gothic Barcelona in which the heroes must contend with a nemesis that threatens to destroy them.

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (7/10/12)

Picking up from A Discovery of Witches cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Get Jiro by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose and Langdon Foss

In a not-too-distant future L.A. where master chefs rule the town like crime lords and people literally kill for a seat at the best restaurants, a bloody culinary war is raging. On one side, the Internationalists, who blend foods from all over the world into exotic delights. On the other, the “Vertical Farm,” who prepare nothing but organic, vegetarian, macrobiotic dishes. Into this maelstrom steps Jiro, a renegade and ruthless sushi chef, known to decapitate patrons who dare request a California Roll, or who stir wasabi into their soy sauce. Both sides want Jiro to join their factions. Jiro, however has bigger ideas, and in the end, no chef may be left alive!

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Children’s Picture Books

Local Author Matthew McElligott’s The Lion’s Share and Monster’s Need Haircuts are now in Paperback!

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe’s most dangerous enemy–Peter Pan–and falls in love with him.

The Second Spy: The Books of Elsewhere: Volume 3 by Jacqueline West

In Olive’s third adventure, what lurks below the house could be as dangerous as what’s hidden inside.

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Keep reading–we’ll be back with part two soon!