Great Books for Kids

by Linda on August 13, 2012

To whom did “Captain Flint” belong and what was he?  The answer to both can be found in a children’s classic by Robert Louis Stevenson.  We have received lots of kids’ books. Great inventory for class libraries, home schoolers and kids who just love to browse.

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Roanoke History Comes Alive

by Linda on August 10, 2012

Raymond P. Barnes, Roanoke lawyer and historian wrote a weekly column, “Echoes of Roanoke,” for the Roanoke World News from 1960 until 1970.  These columns, as well as other sources,  provided the fodder for the 800 page tome A History of the City of Roanoke.  Barnes, a former UVA graduate, was born in 1898 and lived most of this city’s history.  The book is written in a breezy, journalistic style with pictures and maps.  Certainly a must have for the local historian’s libary. We have two copies of the first edition.


Come By and See the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

August 8, 2012

L. Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz and 13 other book in the series reportedly found the name of his magical kingdom on his set of file cabinets that read O- Z. We have several of the colorful deluxe edition reprints as well as  two early editions of Baum’s  Oz books.

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Hello Roanoke Readers

August 6, 2012

We have books!  Two floors of them in our Historic Grandin location.  We have everything from the odd and unusual to the most current beach reading. We have Bobby Flay and Bobby Jones, Daniel Silva and Daniel Defoe,  as well as the most obscure Virginia county histories.  We have an excellent selection of children’s books, current and […]

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