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This is Caversham Booksellers' 26th weekly e-newsletter. Thank you for reading.
1.  Greetings from Neil 
2.  New and featured 
3.  Current hours and operations
4.  Parking!

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There is a playlist I often listen to when cooking. It consists of three Michael Hedges albums less one song. It accompanied the haddock curry this evening and all I had to do was press the triangle again and now it accompanies my newsletter typing.

We have managed this year and we hope you have as well. One can only be grateful to be breathing well with fellow readers nearby. 

We still have Noah's Holiday Picks and I sincerely believe it is worth looking at if you haven't already. Do peruse the books we have this week. They are a mixture of brand new and not so new but all of them are very worthy of anyone's consideration. 

So, happy new year to you and yours. You are not alone, to be sure, but all of us are so masked up, and out of practice at socializing, to such an extent that one may need to be assertive in order to feel like a cozy member of the united many.

In any case. . .see you in 2021 and thank you very much.

-Newsletter Neil

P.S. Victoria! Yes you! The one in Indiana. This book is up your alley. I promise you.
We are back to having a small number of gremlins in the store and closed to browsing. We are doing curbside pickup and delivery so please call, email, or submit what you need through the website. We are at your service.
9am-6pm Monday through Saturday and 12-5pm Sunday.

Free shipping in Canada for all orders over $50 (pre-tax). For more details go here if you please.
To park behind the store one must head north on Sussex Mews (from Harbord) and then west (left) on to Immergluck Lane. Ours is in the back closest to the back stairs of the building.
Some books that may be of interest!
Click here for this week's list of interesting reading!

I Used to Have a Plan: But Life Had Other Ideas
Alessandra Olanow

Balm for the soul—Alessandra Olanow offers advice, inspiration, and encouragement for anyone who needs a shoulder to lean on during a difficult time.
After a series of events left her a divorced single mother questioning herself, her relationships, and basically, everything she thought was true about her “picture-perfect” life, Alessandra Olanow began drawing and posting illustrations on Instagram that reflected her feelings and struggles to right her life. [More. . .]

Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator
Joshua Gans and Andrew Leigh

Is economic inequality the price we pay for innovation? The amazing technological advances of the last two decades—in such areas as artificial intelligence, genetics, and materials—have benefited society collectively and rewarded innovators handsomely: we get cool smartphones and technology moguls become billionaires. [More. . .]

 

A Philosophy of Madness: The Experience of Psychotic Thinking
Wouter Kusters

In this book, philosopher and linguist Wouter Kusters examines the philosophy of psychosis—and the psychosis of philosophy. By analyzing the experience of psychosis in philosophical terms, Kusters not only emancipates the experience of the psychotic from medical classification, he also emancipates the philosopher from the narrowness of textbooks and academia, allowing philosophers to engage in real-life praxis, philosophy in vivo. Philosophy and madness—Kusters's preferred, non-medicalized term—coexist, one mirroring the other.[More. . .]

Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN
Tara Brach

Now in paperback!
One of the most beloved and trusted mindfulness teachers in America offers a lifeline for difficult times: the RAIN meditation, which awakens our courage and heart.
In this heartfelt and deeply practical book, she offers an antidote: an easy-to-learn four-step meditation that quickly loosens the grip of difficult emotions and limiting beliefs. [More. . .]

Ambiguous Loss : Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief
Pauline Boss

A loved one is still alive, perhaps, yet lost to us: a soldier son missing in action, a mother in a distant country, a constantly traveling spouse. This is one kind of ambiguous loss that Boss describes, touching most movingly on the experience of immigrants, rooted in their new countries but forever homesick. In another kind of ambiguous loss, the loved one may be physically present but beyond our reach. Boss's most vivid example here is Alzheimer's disease, with its wrenching impact on patients' families. [More. . .]
 

Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter
Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt

This wide-ranging account of our emotional responses to technologies, from the telegram to Instagram, shows that technology changes not only how we feel, but what our feelings mean.

Facebook makes us lonely. Selfies breed narcissism. On Twitter and comment boards, hostility reigns [More. . .]

Enchantment and Gestalt Therapy: Partners in Exploring Life
Erving Polster

Polster points ahead to a vision of a psychotherapy that includes the population as a whole rather than focusing on individuals, highlights common aspects of living, and focuses on creating an ethos for a shared understanding. The book outlines the six Gestalt therapy concepts that have formed the basis of Polster’s work and describes Life Focus Groups, with an emphasis on the communal relationship between tellers and listeners. Polster also describes the phenomenon of enchantment in psychotherapy in detail, with reference to his own experiences. [More. . .]

The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga

The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates how to unlock the power within yourself to be the person you truly want to be.

Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of twentieth century psychology, this book follows an illuminating conversation between a philosopher and a young man. [More. . .]
Our spring catalogue of featured titles is still awesome and fully available!
You can request a copy here or here.
You can also peruse it immediately to the left on our home screen

Warm beverage time!
Xena does not know what is in store either but she invites you to pull back the curtain and join her in 2021.
This is Caversham Booksellers' 26th weekly e-newsletter. Thank you for reading.
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