Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without

From My Shelf Books is having a HUGE cookbook sale. Every book in our cookbook section is on sale from November 1st to November 15. Everyone save 20% off any cookbook new or used, and if you are a member, you get 30% off!

Great cookbooks like The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without Sometimes we need a little inspiration when it comes to adding more vegetables to our plate. Thankfully for us, Mollie Katzen knows a thing or two about vegetables!

On the 30th anniversary of her groundbreaking Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie presents just under 100 delicious vegetable side dishes in this delightful and beautiful cookbook. Whether you need an appetizer, a quick and easy snack for the kids, or something to accompany a main dish, this cookbook offers creative recipes and countless ways to infuse more vegetables into our diets.

Both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike can benefit from these tasty and healthy side dishes, many of which you can even serve as stand-alone meals. The Vegetable Dishes I Can't Live Without is an assortment of mostly new recipes, with new twists on some old favorites. Presented in her signature style and with her classic hand-drawn illustrations, these are the recipes she loves the most, and the recipes her millions of fans will most cherish.

The Walking Dead Volume 22: A New Beginning

We have the new issue of the Walking Dead in trade paperback!

In the aftermath of ALL-OUT WAR we discover... A NEW BEGINNING. Collects The Walking Dead #127-132.

UFOs Above PA

Alien abductions, wild, silent spacecrafts, and magical extraterrestrial technology all come together through eyewitness accounts in UFOs Above Pennsylvania! Read new, never-before-told sagas of sightings that are similar to others around the world. Told in a short-story format to enflame the imagination and satisfy the intellect, feel the wonder, terror, and revelation of folks seeing objects and beings from other planets. Return to the 60s when a UFO was seen above a prominent eastern PA university. Witness a young boy being chased by an alien craft through the streets of his western PA suburb. Feel a womans terror as alien lights blast through her vacation cabin in central PA. Discover the real, nightly alien invasion that nobody has talked about, and no one can stop!

Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History & Lore

Since William Penn presided over the state's only official witch trial in 1684, witchcraft and folk magic have been a part of the history of the Keystone State. English and German settlers brought their beliefs in magic with them from the Old World--sometimes with dangerous consequences. In 1802, an Allegheny County judge helped an accused witch escape an angry mob. Susan Mummey was not so fortunate. In 1934, she was shot and killed in her home by a young Schuylkill County man who was convinced that she had cursed him. In other regions of the state, views on folk magic were more complex. While hex doctors were feared in the Pennsylvania German tradition, powwowers were and are revered for their abilities to heal, lift curses and find lost objects. Folklorist Thomas White traces the history and lore of witchcraft and the occult that quietly live on in Pennsylvania even today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes: The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You'll Ever Need

From My Shelf Books is having a HUGE cookbook sale. Every book in our cookbook section is on sale from November 1st to November 15. Everyone save 20% off any cookbook new or used, and if you are a member, you get 30% off!

Save on such great books like 1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes. Slow-cookers are a great complement to today’s busy lifestyles. Once the ingredients are added, the virtually meal cooks itself. This collection brings together a huge number and variety of recipes that show off the value, ease, and versatility — not to mention delicious taste — of this cooking method. Seasoned cookbook author Sue Spitler covers every aspect of using slow-cookers.

The book explains the various kinds and sizes of cookers, from 1-1/2 quarts to seven quarts, and shows what recipes work best in each type. From there, readers learn to prepare all the necessary ingredients beforehand so that they can refrigerate the food and the crock for anywhere from hours to overnight and then plug the appliance in when it's time to cook. Included are more than a thousand scrumptious recipes — all thoroughly tested — for appetizers, entrees, side dishes, breads, sandwiches, and desserts.

Woodstove Cookery: At Home on the Range

From My Shelf Books is having a HUGE cookbook sale. Every book in our cookbook section is on sale from November 1st to November 15. Everyone save 20% off any cookbook new or used, and if you are a member, you get 30% off!

Great books like Woodstove Cookery: At Home on the Range

From the Back Cover

A wood cookstove, for me?
Sure, if you like delicious food, want to save money, and believe that a stove should do more than cook food.

But isn't it difficult to use?

There are some techniques to learn, and they're described in this book. Take Jane Cooper's warm hand and be guided into the world of woodstove cookery. You'll learn how to buy a stove, new or used, how to set it up, how to fuel it for various uses, how to keep it clean and in peak operating condition.

And how to cook on it?

Yes, a lot about that. And dozens of recipes, with emphasis on cooking best adapted to the kitchen range -- baking bread that tastes as good as it smells, cooking stews that gain goodness in hours on the back of the stove, roasting meats. Mouthwatering dishes that would make even Grandma envious. And you know how Grandma used to cook.

Who is the author, Jane Cooper?

She 's a professional writer with a lot of experience using a wood range. Before writing this she called on wood cookstove cooks across the nation, and they responded with recipes, ideas, warnings, hints. Only then did she sit down -- at the kitchen table, of course -- and write this book that is a source of both knowledge and enjoyment.

'Salem's Lot

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that living in an old mansion, long the subject of town lore, will help him cast out his own devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods and only one comes out alive, Mears begins to realize that there may be something sinister at work and that his hometown is under siege by forces of darkness far beyond his control.

Blood Magick: Book Three of The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…

Book Three of The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy
Blood Magick

County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch.

Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…

She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion.

Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.
Don’t miss the first two books in the Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy

Dark Witch


Shadow Spell

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the heart of this forgotten place.

Her name is Auri, and she is full of mysteries.

The Slow Regard of Silent Things is a brief, bittersweet glimpse of Auri’s life, a small adventure all her own. At once joyous and haunting, this story offers a chance to see the world through Auri’s eyes. And it gives the reader a chance to learn things that only Auri knows....

In this book, Patrick Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters. Full of secrets and mysteries, The Slow Regard of Silent Things is the story of a broken girl trying to live in a broken world.

Paterno Legacy

Jay Paterno, son of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, will be at the Deane Center in Wellsboro on Thursday, November 6th, 2014, at 7pm for an author event, sponsored by From My Shelf Books & Gifts. Paterno will be speaking about and signing his recent book, Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father. Though the book deals mostly with his father Joe's career and legacy, son Jay's perspective is not one of a son who admired from the sidelines: Jay himself was a Penn State football coach for 17 seasons, 12 of which he served as the quarterback coach. Furthermore, this book stands out from many sports memoirs and biographies in that it is not “ghost-written”. Jay Paterno has a lot of experience in sports writing, with his pieces regularly appearing in numerous publications, and often cited on ESPN and quoted by Sports Illustrated.

The event in Wellsboro will include a talk with a question-and-answer period, followed by a book signing. Books may be purchased in advance at From My Shelf, at 25 Main Street, Wellsboro, for a 20% discount off the normal cover price of $26.95. Purchase of the book at From My Shelf entitles the buyer to free entry to the event at the Deane Center, with receipt. Books will also be available at the event on November 6th, while supplies last. Without book and receipt from From My Shelf, entrance to the event is $5.00 for adults, and $3.00 for students and seniors. “Students” includes all children 18 and under, and college students with official ID. “Seniors” are 65 and older, with ID. Tickets purchased at the event can be returned to From My Shelf for a 20% discount of a book in the bookstore, to be used before December 25, 2014. For more information, call From My Shelf at 570-724-5793, or stop in the bookstore during business hours. The bookstore is open 7 days a week.