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Swedish novelist and playwright Henning Mankell


Henning Mankell, author of the popular Wallender mysteries, has died. To quote the New York times, Mankell was “considered the dean of the so-called Scandinavian noir writers who gained global prominence for novels that blended edge-of-your-seat suspense with flawed, compelling protagonists and strong social themes,”

For a list of books by Mankell we have in stock, click here.


Europa Editions

A couple weeks ago, the New York Times Magazine did a short piece on one of our favorite publishers, Europa Editions. Their first book was “The Days of Abandonment” by the now famous and still mysterious Elena Ferrante. The first big hit was Muriel Barbery’s “The Elegance of the Hedgehog, of which we’ve sold way more than a hundred copies and continue to hand-sell.

Europa Editions have become a respected brand. The books look good and their publishing choices are amazingly good.

Follow this link to see what we have in stock at the moment.

Europa Editions in stock


Save the date – Kelly Carlin at No Indoor Voices

Kelly Carlin, author of A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, appears at the No Indoor Voices Writing Salon on November 4th at Oreana Winery. The Book Den will be there to sell copies of the book.

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A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George by Kelly Carlin

With rich humor and deep insight, Kelly Carlin pulls back the curtain on what it was like to grow up as the daughter of one of the most recognizable comedians of our time and become a woman in her own right.

Kelly Carlin’s book was published today and we have copies at the Book Den.