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new books -- for winter

Discover Nifty Novel Finds At Local, Literary Community Havens

With winter reading and gift-giving season looming, there's a store chain that sells a wide variety of books and audiobooks, as well as stationery, games, music, movies, toys and games. Barnes & Noble has several handy locations within the readership area of Chesterfield and Clayton, such as:  Chesterfield Oaks, 1600 Clarkson Road; West County Mall, 113 West County Center; and Ladue Road, Ladue Crossing Shopping Center, 8871 Ladue Road. Here are two interesting books to contemplate. The first is carried at B&N, as well as other retailers.

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal The Hidden Realms Around Us

by Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist

Deemed a "Best Book of 2022," it urges readers to break outside their “sensory bubbles” to consider the unique ways that dogs, dolphins, mice and other animals experience their surroundings. It's a New York Times bestseller as well. Reviewers state readers tour the radically different ways that animals perceive the world, leaving consumers filled with wonder and forever altered perspectives.

84, Charing Cross Road

by Helene Hanff  

Independent book store, The Novel Neighbor, is located at 7905 Big Bend Blvd. The store's owner, Holland Saltsman, says this is a heartwarming love story about people who love books for readers who love books. This funny, poignant, classic love story unfolds through a series of letters between a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a charming, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Discover the relationship that was the basis for a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Anne Bancroft. [The Novel Neighbor sells new books of all genres, locally made art and carefully curated gifts for avid readers of all ages.]