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Monday, January 19th at 6:30pm

Kramerbooks Presents Catherine Bell for RUSH OF SHADOWS


When American pioneers set their hearts on a California valley where Indians had been living for thousands of years, a period of uneasy appraisal emerged, followed by conflict and soon enough by genocide. The epic greed and violence of the 1850's and 60's has been brushed aside by history, conveniently forgotten in the pride of conquest. Rush of Shadows brings to life two freethinking women, Mellie, a white, and Bahe, an Indian, who endure the clash of their cultures and come to an unlikely understanding.









Tuesday, January 20th at 6:30pm

Kramerbooks Presents Thomas Pierce for THE HALL OF SMALL MAMMALS


The stories in Thomas Pierce's Hall of Small Mammals take place at the confluence of the commonplace and the cosmic, the intimate and the infinite. A fossil-hunter, a comedian, a hot- air balloon pilot, parents and children, believers and nonbelievers, the people in these stories are struggling to understand the absurdity and the magnitude of what it means to exist in a family, to exist in the world.









Wednesday, January 21st at 6:30pm

Kramerbooks Presents Farran Smith Nehme for MISSING REELS


The utterly winning, wholly delightful, totally cinematic debut novel of young love, old movies, and an epic search for a long-lost silent film.











Monday, January 26th at 6:30pm

Kramerbooks Presents J.M. Tyree for OUR SECRET LIFE IN THE MOVIES


In-conversation with Maud Casey.

A whip-smart fiction debut inspired by classic and cult cinema, Our Secret Life in the Movies lures us into a lush dream world. These linked short stories follow two boys coming of age in the 1980s. Blade Runner and space camp collide with Reaganomics, food stamps, and the end of the Cold War in this haunting coauthored collection.







Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30pm

Kramerbooks Presents Benjamin Schwartz for RIGHT OF BOOM


A nuclear weapon explodes in a major American city and no one can prove who is responsible. The devastation is horrifying, but even more alarming is the limited options available for the United States government to respond. What happens next?

In Right of Boom, national security specialist Benjamin Schwartz looks at what could happen after a nuclear explosion takes place in the United States, the event that Presidents Obama and Bush, as well as would-be Presidents Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton, have acknowledged as the greatest single national security threat we face. Hypothesizing an explosion in downtown Washington, D.C., Schwartz maps out the likely ramifications while going deep into history to explore the limited range of options available to a Commander in Chief. Drawing from his experience as an analyst at the Departments of Defense, State, and Energy, Schwartz offers a fully panoramic view of a terrifying reality.



Wednesday, January 28th at 6:30pm

Kramerbooks Presents Bill Heavey for YOU'RE NOT LOST IF YOU CAN STILL SEE THE TRUCK


Writing for magazines and newspapers for more than twenty years, including two decades at Field & Stream, Bill Heavey has become famous as America's everyman outdoorsman, unafraid to draw attention to his many and varied failures–from sporting French lavender deodorant to scaring a UPS man half to death while bowhunting in his front yard.

Heavey's 2007 collection If You Didn't Bring Jerky What Did I Just Eat?, co-published with Field & Stream, the leading American outdoors magazine, was a resounding success that went into multiple hardcover printings. This new book, again co-published with Field & Stream, collects more of Heavey's top pieces from the magazine, as well as the best of his writing from the Washington Post and elsewhere. In this far-ranging read, Heavey's adventures include nearly freezing to death in Eastern Alaska, hunting ants in the urban jungles of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and reconnecting to cherished memories of his grandfather through an inherited gun collection.

With Heavey's trademark witty candor, You're Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck traces a life lived outdoors through the good, the bad, and the downright hilarious.





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What comes in each P.S. package?
One handpicked book. Every subscriber gets the same awesome book.
One letter from a bookseller extolling the virtues of said book.
One piece of Kramerbooks swag, i.e. temporary tattoos, vintage bookstore paraphernalia, surprises!

Can I give P.S. as a gift?
Yes! You are an amazing friend or loved one to give P.S. as a gift. Way to go, you!

Can I sign myself up?
Absolutely. You deserve it!

How much does it cost?
6 Month Subscription: $150
12 Month Subscription: $300
Payment is collected in full at time of sign-up or renewal.

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  2. Re-gift it.
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