Thursday, January 29, 2015

Story of O



Before Fifty Shades of Grey there was Story of O, the notorious novel of dark obsession that introduced the world to erotic fiction.


How far will a woman go to express her love? In this exquisite and taboo novel of passion and desire, the answer emerges through a daring exploration of the deepest bonds of sensual domination. “O” is a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, determined to understand and prove her consuming devotion to her lover, RenĂ©, through complete submission to his every whim, his every desire.

It is a journey of forbidden, dangerous choices that sweeps her through the secret gardens of the sexual underground. From the inner sanctum of a private club where willing women are schooled in the art of subjugation to the excruciating embraces of RenĂ©’s friend Sir Stephen, O tests the outermost limits of pleasure. For as O discovers, true freedom lies in her pure and complete willingness to do anything for love.

Custom Orders At From My Shelf Books



No matter how many books we have, we can never have them all. I've tried and there just isn't room. The good thing is that From My Shelf Books can order you pretty much anything. Our main whole seller has a warehouse in Pennsylvania and if it is in stock, we can have it the next business day. We place a book order every day Monday through Friday.

You may have heard that we are moving, and that is true. We'll be moving to 7 East Avenue, into the Brooks Plaza, that's where the Verizon store was and right between Under the Sea Pets and Huffman's Office Products. We'll have parking for plaza customers and finally be handicap accessible.

People have been asking if they should hold off on special orders, because of the move, and the answer is that there is no need. Custom orders is actually one of the easiest things for us to keep track of. We take your name and contact information, place the order, and when the order comes in place it on our custom order shelf and then contact you that it's here.

We also use several smaller whole sellers for our gifts and games and we can custom order several of those as well, though it's not as quick a turnaround as the books, but we always have something fun & funky in stock, and with over 50,000 books in stock, chances are we have something you want to read in stock...





The Longest Ride


In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways.

Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Membership Benefits



When I was growing up in Wellsboro, there wasn't a bookstore. You could get Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew at the Paxon's 5 & 10. The Acme had a shelf with a few mass market paperbacks, there was a used bookstore for a short time, but that was is. The nearest bookstore was at the Arnot Mall, and it was always the first store I went to and sometimes the only one. I remember I had a membership, and it gave me 10% off. It was a lot in those days before the internet where everyone strives to undercut everyone else.

When my wife and I started From My Shelf Books,l we wanted to build the type of store we wished were here when growing up. We wouldn't just have new books, or used books, or books, but games, gifts, and an awesome membership. The membership program we developed wouldn't just give a 20% discount on new paperback, but 25% on new hardcovers, 20% off games, and allow members to trade in their books for store credit.

There's some books I just won't give up, but some books I only am going to read once. For example, once you read it, a mystery just isn't a mystery anymore, but you might want to keep that history book for your collection, and there are some books I read every few years. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, I get something new every time I read it.

So, for those people who like to hold on to their books, we developed the punch card. For every ten dollars a member purchases, they get a punch. When the card is filled (ten punches), the card is worth $10 credit on their nexr in-store purchase that can be used on books, games, or custom orders.

Once a year, we hold our DOUBLE-PUNCH SALE! If you’re a member, you normally get a punch on your card for every $10 you spend. A full punch becomes a $10 gift certificate! The last weekend of January, for every $10 you spend, you get TWO punches!

Bring the family—it’s a family membership—and rack up the full punch cards!

Plus, this sale gives EVERYONE 25% off all merchandise in the bookstore. Not a member? You can still save, but this last weekend in January, members get 30% off, plus DOUBLE PUNCHES!

Get new books or used, gift or craft items, games, plush, and more for 25 to 30% off! From My Shelf Books & Gifts, Main St. Wellsboro.

What Women Really Want in Bed



Are you puzzled by women and their sexual desires? Do you wonder, for example, whether your girlfriend or wife really likes giving—and getting—oral sex? What are her secret fantasies? What is it that she really needs to have an orgasm?

Wonder no more. In What Women Really Want in Bed, over 200 women of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life reveal frank, no-holds-barred truths about what turns them on, why they’ll choose a good book over torching the sheets with their lovers, and what they wish men knew about sex.

Discover exactly what your wife, girlfriend, or one-night stand wants you to know about foreplay, sexual positions, orgasm, and getting them into the mood—and into the bedroom.

Does size matter when it comes to her orgasm?

What does it take to get her to express her wild side in the bedroom?

How can you find the best rhythm and pressure to make her climax again and again?

What are best hand and mouth techniques to take her over the edge

An insider’s guide to women’s sexual psyche, this book debunks sex and seduction myths, explicitly tells you what she needs between the sheets, and gives you the hand, mouth, and position techniques she’s been craving.


About the Authors

Cynthia W. Gentry is an award-winning writer, screenwriter and journalist. She is the co-author of several books on sex, including What Women Really Want in Bed, Secret Seductions: 62 Naughty Nights, Lusty Liaisons and Sexy Surprises, and Mind-Blowing Orgasms Every Day. Her short fiction, essays, and film reviews have appeared in anthologies, literary journals and on the Web. She resides in Palo Alto, CA.

Dana Fredsti is a producer, writer, and director for theater, film, and television. She has written numerous published articles and essays.

Naughty Nights Coupons: 22 Steamy Ideas for Sexy Bedroom Fun



"22 steamy ideas for Sexy Bedroom Fun"
22 frisky ways to experience a naughty night together. Spice things up with a different bedroom adventure on each coupon!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Outlander



#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

OUTLANDER

The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life, and shatter her heart. For here James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire—and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Snowy Day


Winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal!

No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snowy Day. Universal in its appeal, the story has become a favorite of millions, as it reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
The adventures of a little boy in the city on a very snowy day.

The Unbelievable Cryptozoology Coloring Book


Ranging all over the globe to recapture cryptic creatures that have been sighted but not documented, this coloring book features Madagascar's giant vampire bat, the Himalayan Yeti, North America's Bigfoot, and 27 others.

Moving in March



You may have heard, we are moving in March. We found a new location just a short distance from our present location on Main Street. We'll be moving to the Brook's Plaza on East Avenue between Huffman's Office Products and Under the Sea Pets.

If you are familiar with down town Wellsboro, parking can sometimes be a problem, but we'll have our own parking lot, and be handicap accessible which will be a lot easier for our customers who have baby strollers, wheelchairs, or walkers. We've requested additional railings at our Main Street location, but were adamantly refused.

We've been looking for a new location for awhile. Maybe you've put off renewing your membership. Now, there's no need to worry. Also, this last weekend in January we are once again having our annual double punch sale.

From My Shelf Books & Gifts always has great prices and discounts, but once a year, we hold our DOUBLE-PUNCH SALE! If you’re a member, you normally get a punch on your card for every $10 you spend. A full punch becomes a $10 gift certificate! The last weekend of January, for every $10 you spend, you get TWO punches!

Bring the family—it’s a family membership—and rack up the full punch cards!

Plus, this sale gives EVERYONE 25% off all merchandise in the bookstore. Not a member? You can still save, but this last weekend in January, members get 30% off, plus DOUBLE PUNCHES!
Get new books or used, gift or craft items, games, plush, and more for 25 to 30% off! From My Shelf Books & Gifts, Main St. Wellsboro.