Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It's that time of the week when we pick a great book that we have way too many of and offer it to you for only $2. This week's pick is Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser's in depth analysis of the fast food industrial complex, laying bare everything from the farm industry to the slaughter house to the McDonalds counter to the doctor specializing in diabetes. Supersize your intellect with this limited time offer!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Our ongoing attempt to thin out our overstock is working!!! This week, we're offering copies of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil for only $2. This "non-fiction novel," written in the style of Truman Capote and Norman Mailer, concerns the murder of Danny Hansford by Jim Williams, a wealthy antiques dealer in Savannah. The story traces the levels of doubt that this killing was done in self defense as Williams claimed, and eventually uncovers the bizarre relationship between Hansford and Williams. For only $2, you could do a lot worse!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Come in to Chop Suey Books between July 9th and 15th to get a great deal on Colleen Curran's debut novel Whores on the Hill. For only $2, you can take home a barely used copy of this great summer read. Thisbe and her two friends, Astrid and Juli, are 15 year olds enrolled at Milwaukee's Sacred Heart Holy Angels in the early 1980s. The fact that the school is set on a hill, combined with the young girls penchant for short plaid skirts, boys in fast cars, parties at the lake, and casual sex, gives these girls there moniker, one which they accept with indifference. The narrative makes for a quick read, despite the in-depth and sometimes terrifying expose of an adolescent girl's life. For only $2, you can't lose!
Listen to a great review on NPR here.
We are currently overrun with great fiction, so keep an eye out for our Deal of the Week reads. The title will change every Wednesday, but the great price won't!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Our current exhibition in the upstairs gallery is Ride The Wild, a collection of paintings by Steve Crandall and sculptures by Evan Venditti. There is a bonus collaborative skeleton in the closet. The show is great, and definitely one that you shouldn't miss. It will be on display through August 9th.
Wiggum the Pug isn't part of the show. He's just there to give you an idea of the scale of this show.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
In the spirit of individuality, underdog perseverance, and the freedom of speech, Chop Suey Books will celebrate our 6th Annual Month of Independents throughout the month of July. In order to honor our brave patrons who realize the importance of small, independently owned bookstores, we have devised a sale that will save you money while helping you support other local booksellers. The idea is simple: give to your local bookstores, and they will give back to you. For the month of July, Chop Suey Books will give customers 20% off of used books if they provide a receipt dated in the month of July from a bookstore listed below. For customers who prove that they have supported three or more of these stores this July, we will extend a 30% discount.
Remember, support means support, so we expect for you to spend at least $10 at one of these stores:
Alchemists Books and Gifts
Black Swan Books
The Book Room
Creatures & Crooks
Ex Libris Books
Midlothian Book Exchange
Owens and Ramsey
Richmond Book Shop
Whitings Old Paper