Weekly Book News

April 26, 2016

Chris Bowron signing Devil in the Grass

Tuesday, April 26th 11-1

About the book-

When his pro football career fails, Jackson Walker returns to his home in southwest Florida to sort out his life. He lands an internship with Republican state senator James Hunter, whose Clean Water Bill puts him at odds with influential members of The Brotherhood of Set, a Satanic cult. They have deep roots in Florida, and are led by the sinister Henrietta LePley.

About the Author-

Christopher Bowron’s roots stretch back four generations in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, voted the prettiest town in Canada. Christopher is the owner of a successful Real Estate Brokerage, Niagara-on-the-Lake Realty. He has a bachelor of arts from Brock University and is a lover of fine wine, sport and a story that takes you away. Christopher has a second residence in southwest Florida where he has spent a good part of his life since childhood. Southwest Florida is the backdrop for his first novel, Devil in the Grass, to be published by Köehler Books in March, 2016.

Christopher is currently working on a sequel to Devil in the Grass, a thriller called The Senator.

Pamela Boynton signing Contemporary Sailor's Valentines: Romance Revisited

Wednesday, April 27th 11-1

About the Book-

This book showcases contemporary perspectives on a craft from the 1800s, including eighteen top artists' insights about Sailors' Valentines plus more than 300 photos of their exquisite work. This collection shows how the once-obscure Victorian-era craft has gained its steadily-increasing popularity today. Sailors' Valentines, amazing mosaics of finely-crafted shell work usually set in an octagonal box, were originally created as gifts for the loved ones of sailors who were returning home to America, England, and Holland. The surprising history of the craft is explained--including how a 1961 revelation put rest to the myth that sailors made these pieces. Highly imaginative, remarkably colorful, and executed with great vision and precision, these contemporary artists' examples of Sailors' Valentines will inspire artists and others to become lovers of shell art themselves.

About the Author-

Pamela Boynton has been making, studying, and restoring Sailors’ Valentines for fourteen years, and along the way has gotten to know many of today’s Sailors’ Valentine artists. She has been the director of publications and communications at various schools in New England, including Brown University. In addition to making Sailors’ Valentines, Boynton volunteers as a docent at the Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum. She is featured in the David Carter documentary 7 Sanibel Artists.

Cookbook Exchange Party

Thursday, April 28th 5-7

Join me, Wila the bookshop dog, at MacIntosh Books and Paper on Thursday, April 28th from 5-7 p.m. for a cookbook exchange! Clean off that cookbook shelf and bring in your gently used cookbooks to trade (everybody has at least one they don't use!) or check out our extensive cookbook selection and receive a 10% discount on all new cookbooks. Food, drink and prizes! Looking forward to greeting you at the door!

This Week's New Releases!

MacIntosh Books & Paper

Your full-service indie book and stationery store since 1960!
You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest. If you happen to be in beautiful downtown Fort Myers, look for us in The Franklin Shops on First Street.