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December 12th, 2017

Coming This Week!

Here are this week’s upcoming events! Be sure to read over our calendar and Facebook events for more more details on each signing!

This Thursday, December 14th, at 6:30pm – Robert Allen will be signing copies of “100 Things Oklahoma State Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”

This Saturday, December 16th, at 3:00pm – We will be holding our NEW INK group signing to celebrate some of Oklahoma’s local talent!

December 5th, 2017

Books Signings This Weekend!

We have two unique book signings coming this weekend! Be sure to come in out the cold and select the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season! We are proud to continue serving as a holiday tradition for locals and visitors alike!

On Saturday, December 9th, at 3:00pm we welcome Jim Ross and Shellee Graham to sign their new book “Secret Route 66”! *There will be very limited quantities of this title available.

Sunday, December 10th, at 12:00pm we are hosting author Shelley Drake Hawks as she discusses her book “The Art of Resistance”! This title is sure to delight art and history buffs alike! *Light refreshments will be provided.

Tomorrow evening, December 5th, Kent Frates will be joining us to sign and discuss copies of his new book Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases Volume 2!

Kent has practiced law in Oklahoma City for more than 50 years, has served in the legislature, publishes a political and literary newsletter called Common Sense, is a published poet and...he has made himself an expert on the most notorious instances of violent crime and their aftermath in Oklahoma History.

Volume 1 of Oklahoma's Most Notorious Cases has enjoyed sustained interest from lawyers, Oklahoma History buffs and true crime readers. Volume 2 has been widely anticipated. An Ardmore millionaire and prospective Cabinet Secretary killed by his mistress, a gunslinger shot down in the street, a prominent doctor whose Valentine gift to his wife was death...are some of the sensational cases Frates explores in his latest book.

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, December 5th, at 6:30pm, Kent Frates will be joining us to launch Volume 2 of Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases! The perfect Christmas git for history buffs or anyone with a curiosity of Oklahoma crime!

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November 18th, 2017

Update! Ree Drummond Signing!

UPDATE!
Hello everyone! We must let anyone know who has not yet purchased a book from us that we are SOLD OUT and at full capacity for the signing! If you were not able to secure a line pass from us, do not fret! While you will not be able to meet Ree at today’s signing, we are planning on having more signed copies available on Monday!
Thank you all so much for your support and understanding!

October 9th, 2017

October Newsmakers!

This Thursday, October 12th, 6:00pm.

Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided!

Join Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, former OK Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth and Sierra Club OK Director Johnson Bridgwater for a lively, one-hour discussion on the state's Environmental and Energy future, including water and air quality, injection wells and earthquakes, the post-carbon age and renewable energy, state regulation and the future of the Corporation Commission.

October 4th, 2017

Nail’s Crossing Book Launch

Join us Wednesday, October 11th, at 6:30pm as we welcome author Kris Lackey to sign Nail’s Crossing!

This debut mystery from a fresh voice in Southwestern fiction stakes out the common ground between Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy.In a remote corner of the Chickasaw Nation, tribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover the buzzard-ravaged body of Majesty Tate, a young drifter with a blank past. They comb Oklahoma’s rock prairie, river bottoms, and hard-bitten small towns for traces of her last days.Tate was seen dancing with Austin Love, a violent local meth dealer fresh out of prison. An Oklahoma City motel clerk connects her with an aspiring politician. An oil-patch roustabout and a shady itinerant preacher provide dubious leads. Ne’er-do-wells start dying off.A fluke lead propels Maytubby deep into Louisiana’s bayou country, where a Cajun shrimper puts him on the scent of a bizarre conspiracy. He and Bond reunite in the Chickasaw Nation for the eventual face-off at Nail’s Crossing.

About the Author: Kris Lackey has published stories in Missouri Review, Wisconsin Review, Cimarron Review, and other magazines. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma. Nail’s Crossing is his first novel.

October 4th, 2017

October Powerful Prose!

We invite you to join us for a Fall Powerful Prose on Tuesday, October 10th, at 6:30pm! A wine reception will precede the discussion at 6:00pm. OCU Professor and Author Christiane Faris will be leading a discussion over This House is Mine by Dorte Hansen.

This House is Mine
All her life Vera has felt like a stranger in the old and drafty half-timbered farmhouse she arrived at as a five-year-old refugee from East Prussia in 1945, and yet she can’t seem to let it go. Sixty years later, her niece Anne suddenly shows up at her door with her small son. Anne has fled the trendy Hamburg, Germany neighborhood she never fit into after her relationship imploded. Vera and Anne are strangers to each other but have much more in common than they think. As the two strong-willed and very different women share the great old house, they find what they have never thought to search for: a family.

Told in skillfully crafted alternating points of view and a nonlinear storyline, Dorte Hansen’s internationally bestselling debut novel This House is Mine showcases her impressive talent for characterization and dialogue in an exceptional book that combines emotional depth and humor. The author’s sparse language and sometimes oblique references make for a deeply immersive reading experience, and the characters will resonate long after the last page has been turned.

About the Author: DORTE HANSEN was born in Husum in northern Germany. She studied languages and completed a Ph.D. in linguistics. She then turned to journalism, spent several years working as a radio editor, and is now an author for radio and print. This House Is Mine is her first novel.

Join us Saturday, October 7th, from 3-5pm as we welcome authors Julia & Will Thomas for a joint signing of their respective novels!

Penhale Wood
On a cold December night in Cornwall, nanny Karen Peterson disappeared with three-year-old Sophie Flynn. The next day, the child’s body was found on a riverbank in Penhale Wood.
A year later, Sophie’s mother, Iris Flynn, appears on the doorstep of investigating officer Rob McIntyre, determined to make him reopen her daughter’s case. McIntyre has his own personal demons, but Iris hijacks his life in order to find the woman she thinks is responsible for Sophie’s death. Following the slimmest of leads, they are soon confronting ghosts from the past and a chameleon-like killer who will do anything to stay hidden.

About the Author: Julia Thomas (Oklahoma) is a graduate of Northeastern State University and an educator. She is married to Will Thomas, author of the Barker and Llewelyn mystery series (Minotaur Books). The English Boys is her debut novel.

Old Scores
In 1890, the first Japanese diplomatic delegation arrives in London to open an embassy. Cyrus Barker, private enquiry agent and occasional agent for the Foreign Service Office, is enlisted to display his personal Japanese garden to the visiting dignitaries.
Later that night, Ambassador Toda is shot and killed in his office and Cyrus Barker is discovered across the street, watching the very same office, in possession of a revolver with one spent cartridge.
Arrested by the Special Branch for the crime, Barker is vigorously interrogated and finally released due to the intervention of his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, and his solicitor. With the London constabulary still convinced of his guilt, Barker is hired by the new Japanese ambassador to find the real murderer.
In a case that takes leads Barker and Llewelyn deep into parts of London’s underworld, on paths that lead deep into Barker’s own mysterious personal history, Old Scores is the finest yet in Will Thomas’s critically acclaimed series.

About the Author: WILL THOMAS is the author of the Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn series, including The Black Hand, The Hellfire Conspiracy, The Limehouse Text, To Kingdom Come, and the Shamus and Barry award-nominated Some Danger Involved. He lives with his family in Oklahoma.

October 4th, 2017

Book Signing: Bryn Greenwood!

Join us on Wednesday, October 4th, at 6:30pm as we welcome author Bryn Greenwood to sign All The Ugly And Wonderful Things!

A beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.
As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around. Obsessed with the constellations, she finds peace in the starry night sky above the fields behind her house, until one night her star gazing causes an accident. After witnessing his motorcycle wreck, she forms an unusual friendship with one of her father’s thugs, Kellen, a tattooed ex-con with a heart of gold.
By the time Wavy is a teenager, her relationship with Kellen is the only tender thing in a brutal world of addicts and debauchery. When tragedy rips Wavy’s family apart, a well-meaning aunt steps in, and what is beautiful to Wavy looks ugly under the scrutiny of the outside world. A powerful novel you won’t soon forget, Bryn Greenwood’s All the Ugly and Wonderful Things challenges all we know and believe about love.

About the Author: Bryn Greenwood is a fourth-generation Kansan, and the daughter of a mostly reformed drug dealer. She earned an MA from Kansas State University and continues to work in academia as an administrator. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Chiron Review, Kansas Quarterly, Karamu, and The Battered Suitcase. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.

 

Upcoming Events

Dec 17

Eric Herndon to perform!
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dec 19
Dec 19

Conversational Spanish Group
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Dec 22

Well Now Margery to perform!
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dec 23

The Garden Café at Full Circle Bookstore serves a delectable breakfast menu and a delicious selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and sweets for lunch. We also offer a variety of after-hour nibbles, as well as wine and local beers. Join us for breakfast Monday-Friday, from 8:00-10:00am, and lunch Monday- Saturday from 11:30am-2:00pm.

In addition, our Java Joe Coffee Bar can make any espresso or cappuccino drink you may want.

Please refer to our Garden Cafe tab at the top of our site for detailed menus.
You may also call ahead for “To Go” orders, 842-2900.