Wow!  How good can good be?  Take a look below and know that with people reading, then knowing about all of this, the world stands a chance.  These are some of the books readers chose the past several days:

Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan
City of Dreams by William Martin
Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
Day of the Barbarians by Alessandro Barbaro
Farm Work: Jamie Wyeth Exhibition Catalog
Genesis Code by John Case

Why does someone choose this book, but not that one?  Ah, the mystery and the fun.  And if Roseledge Books rarely has a specific book someone is looking for, few who stop leave without finding at least one treasure.

Guns, Germs and Steel
by Jared Diamond
Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund deWaal
Janus Stone by Elly Griffiths
In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin


Hard to tell from the titles how many books are about coastal lore.

Lincoln Letter by William Martin
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
Maine’s Favorite Birds by Jeffrey Wells, Alison Childs
Mission to Paris by Alan Furst
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick

Six titles have a direct tie to Maine, maybe a seventh (M. is reading it now to find out), and I think an eighth ties to Tenants Harbor through a summer person.  Please recall that any book is right for RB shelves if it has a tie to TH (or Maine).  The old rule of thumb argued for up to six degrees of separation to find the tie, but, as I recall,  a more recent figure argues for 4.17 steps to shelfdom because everyone and everything is more connected now.

Old Books Rare Friends
by Madeline Stern and Leona Rostenberg
Otherwise by Farley Mowat
Places in Between by Rory Stewart
Q’s Legacy by Helene Hanff
Rag and Bone by Peter Manseau
Thread Across the Ocean by John Steele Gordon `
Trinity Six by Charles Cumming
Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
Water: A Natural History by Alice Outwater


Obscure patterns lurk within rock and among Roseledge Books and readers.

If people typically look at ten books for each one they choose (a very old University of Chicago study), just think of all the fun you are missing by not being here to browse through Roseledge Books’ unusual gatherings of books and people.

There is still time.

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