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Happy Father's Day!

The fearless leader of Island Books, Roger Page, spends his limited free time being a dad. Here's the stuff he gets to hear at home:

“You know, dad,” his son says, ”some of my friends don’t have books in their homes. Their parents buy their kids cable TV.” This sort of talk makes Roger woozy like the ground is moving under his feet. He stumbles backwards into his cozy chair. “Well, good luck with THAT!” he exhales, before opening his book for the evening. And later, as he falls asleep, he drifts through room after room of his grandfather’s house with its piles of dusty leather books and shelves of odd volumes. The books in that house speak to him and somehow he thinks the books on his own shelves still talk, to each other, late at night, after the lights are out.

So this year, give your dad something that will really speak to him in a meaningful way, and we don't mean something electronic.

Truth Like the Sun Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780307958686
Availability: Special Order
Published: Knopf - April 10th, 2012

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143120537
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - February 28th, 2012

The Innocent (Will Robie Series #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780446572996
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 17th, 2012

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780061988349
Availability: Backordered
Published: Harper - April 26th, 2011

Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307590374
Availability: Special Order
Published: Crown - April 24th, 2012

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Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143121008
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Penguin Books - April 24th, 2012

It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062135124
Availability: Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - May 22nd, 2012