10.19.2010

This Week's Top 8

Stop by the store and pick up one of this week's bestsellers for 20% off! Gives Back Members receive a 30% discount on bestsellers! Not a Joseph-Beth Gives Back member yet? Sign up in the store today!

Fiction Top 8

1.) Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris
2.) Room, by Emma Donoghue
3.) Dexter is Delicious, by Jeff Lindsay
4.) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
5.) Fall of Giants, by Ken Follett
6.) Wicked Appetite, by Janet Evanovich
7.) Postcard Killers, by James Patterson & Liza Marklund
8.) Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen

Non-Fiction Top 8

1.) A$$holes Finish First, by Tucker Max
2.) Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family, by Condoleezza Rice
3.) Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security, by Michael Savage
4.) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race, by Jon Stewart
5.) Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern
6.) Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking
7.) At Home, by Bill Bryson
8.) Travels in Siberia, by Ian Frazier

Kids Top 8

1.) The Lost Hero, The Heroes of Olympus,Book 1, by Rick Riordan
2.) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
3.) Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
4.) Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
5.) The Band Book: How Many Silly, Funky, Crazy Bands Do You Own?
6.) Pittsburgh A-Z, by Martha Vandalay
7.) Fallout, by Ellen Hopkins
8.) Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

10.09.2010

Woah! It's Fall Sale Day Already!

The year has whizzed right by us! It's time for the onslaught of fantastic sales and coupons for our Gives Back members, in preparation for the holiday season.

If you're a member of our Gives Back program you'll receive 20% off all your purchases on Friday, October 15th from 10am until 10pm. This discount will cover everything except magazines, newspapers, gift cards, previously purchased items and items that are already discounted.

If you are not a member of the program yet, here are some of the highlights:

* $10 in store credit for every $200 you spend in the store
* a percentage of each dollar you spend donated to a non-profit partner based in Pittsburgh
* access to special sales, coupons and exclusive offers
* discounts on Vera Bradley party tickets
* extra discounts on bestsellers and staff picks
* VIP line tickets to all our biggest signing events

And we keep adding new benefits to the program, all for an annual fee of $10.

If you are a member we're looking forward to seeing you on Friday. If you're not a member yet, what a great time to join! You can even come in on the 15th and join right at the counter to get your first discount. For more information about sale day or the Gives Back program call the store at (412) 381-3600 and talk to of of our booksellers.

Upcoming events at Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Last week we talked about arson, vegetarianism, personal finances, Pittsburgh history and revolutionary surgeries. You'd think we'd be worn out, but look what's coming this week!

Tuesday, 10/12 at 7pm
Allison Hoover Bartlett signs The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Wednesday, 10/13 at 7pm
the Chick Lit book Club discusses Flirting With Forever

Thursday, 10/14 at 7pm
Jessica Warman signs Where the Truth Lies

Saturday, 10/16 at 11am
Tom White signs Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Saturday 10/16 from Noon - 2pm
Prime Stage Theatre reads from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Saturday, 10/16 at 2pm
Carla Mooney hosts a special storytime featuring a reading from her book Owen & the Dragon and a craft from Amazing Africa.

For more details on these events head over to www.josephbeth.com

10.05.2010

This week's events

We have great events in the bookstore this week!

Wednesday, 10/6 at 7pm
Jay Varner signs Nothing Left To Burn
“Nothing Left to Burn” is a remarkable book that looks into the life of a family that has spent years harboring dark, volatile secrets. It eloquently tells the story of a son’s relationship with his father, the fire chief and a local hero, and his grandfather, a serial arsonist.

Thursday, 10/7 at 7pm
Kim O'Donnel signs the Meat-Lover's Meatless Cookbook
Written by a fellow meat lover who can relate to the challenges of dietary change, this book dishes up fifty-two tasty and satisfying meatless menus-one per week-that mirror the do-able, incremental approach recommended by environmental and medical communities.

Friday, 10/8 at 10:30am
Edward Jones advisor Deborah Hughes hosts a special workshop
How would you like a little peace of mind to kick off your weekend? Join Edward Jones advisor Deborah Hughes for a late morning chat about financial planning and today’s economic outlook. Coffee and light snacks will be provided and attendance is free.

Saturday, 10/9 at 11am
Len Barcousky signs Remembering Pittsburgh
Barcousky is a reporter for the Post-Gazette and his collection of “eyewitness: columns draws on events and next-day stories of the Whiskey Rebellion, the Great Fire is 1845 and Lincoln’s speech urging residents to shun talk of secession.

Saturday, 10/9 at 2pm
Dr. David Cooper signs Open Heart
Open Heart: The Radical Surgeons Who Revolutionized Medicine
Open Heart is the story behind the amazing advances in cardiovascular medicine as performed by the maverick doctors who strive to perfect them.

See you at the bookstore!

9.28.2010

This Week's Top 8

Stop by the store and pick up one of this week's bestsellers for 20% off! Gives Back Members receive a 30% discount on bestsellers! Not a Joseph-Beth Gives Back member yet? Sign up in the store today!

Fiction Top 8

1.) Room, by Emma Donoghue
2.) Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
3.) Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks
4.) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
5.) Wicked Appetite, by Janet Evanovich
6.) The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
7.) Ape House, by Sara Gruen
8.) The Violin of Auschwitz, by Maria Angels Anglada

Non-Fiction Top 8

1.) Pinheads and Patriots, by Bill O'Reilly
2.) Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals, by Hal Herzog
3.) True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World, by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd
4.) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race, by Jon Stewart
5.) Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern
6.) Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking
7.) Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler
8.) Poker Face: The Rise and Rise of Lady Gaga, by Maureen Callahan

Kids Top 8

1.) Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
2.) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
3.) Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
4.) I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore
5.) The Band Book: How Many Silly, Funky, Crazy Bands Do You Own?
6.) Pittsburgh A-Z, by Martha Vandalay
7.) Fallout, by Ellen Hopkins
8.) Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

9.24.2010

Upcoming events!

We had a great week with Karl Marlantes, Jill & Jim Kelly, Ernessa T Carter and Thomas Scott McKenzie!

Join us for these events over the next 7 days:

Saturday, 9/25 - from 2 - 4pm you can purchase Vera Bradley for 20% off, get a free massage, a $10 gift card and a chance to win free Vera items all for the price of a $15 ticket (and it's only $10 if you are a Gives Back member!). The fun begins at 2 and ends at 4 sharp so don't miss your chance to get great deals on the brand new Fall line.

Tuesday, 9/28 at 5:30 pm. Heinz Field plays host to bunches of supporters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk and Fundraiser. Joseph-Beth is going to be there selling copies of Merril Hoge's book "Find A Way" and Merril himself will be on hand to sign copies. 20% of our proceeds after the event will be donated to the LLS. There will be food and games and lots of people to meet starting at 5:30pm. We'll see you at Heinz Field!

Wednesday, 9/29 3 - 5pm. Members of the Military Writers' Society of America sign their works as part of the MWSA's annual convention. Join six military writers signing books about their experiences defending our country!

Wednesday, 9/29 at 7pm. Susan Henderson signs her book "Up From the Blue" a novel about a young woman with difficult parents and a free spirit.

Thursday, 9/30 at 7pm. Dr. Lawrence Pettit signs his book "If You Live by the Sword" about the intersection of politics and education and the art of educational administration.

Friday, 10/1 3 - 5pm. Members of the Military Writers' Society of America sign their works as part of the MWSA's annual convention. Join six military writers signing books about their experiences defending our country!

Saturday, 10/2 1 - 3pm. Members of the Military Writers' Society of America sign their works as part of the MWSA's annual convention. Join six military writers signing books about their experiences defending our country!

Sunday, 10/3 3 - 5pm. Members of the Military Writers' Society of America sign their works as part of the MWSA's annual convention. Join six military writers signing books about their experiences defending our country!

9.22.2010

This Week's Top 8

Stop by the store and pick up one of this week's bestsellers for 20% off! Gives Back Members receive a 30% discount on bestsellers! Not a Joseph-Beth Gives Back member yet? Sign up in the store today!

Fiction Top 8

1.) Room, by Emma Donoghue
2.) Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
3.) Safe Haven, by Nicholas Sparks
4.) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson
5.) Wicked Appetite, by Janet Evanovich
6.) The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
7.) Hundred-Foot Journey, by Richard C. Morais
8.) Our Lady of Immaculate Deception, by Nancy Martin

Non-Fiction Top 8

1.) Pinheads and Patriots, by Bill O'Reilly
2.) Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals, by Hal Herzog
3.) True Prep: It's a Whole New Old World, by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd
4.) Women Food & God, by Geneen Roth
5.) Sh*t My Dad Says, by Justin Halpern
6.) Grand Design, by Stephen Hawking
7.) Hitch 22, by Christopher Hitchens
8.) Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá

Kids Top 8

1.) Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
2.) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
3.) Catching Fire, by Suzanne Collins
4.) I Am Number Four, by Pittacus Lore
5.) It's a Book, by Lane Smith
6.) Pittsburgh A-Z, by Martha Vandalay
7.) Clockwork Angel, by Cassandra Clare
8.) Lego Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary