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Our Jigsaw Puzzle Blowout last week was such a success, and customers seemed to so enjoy it, that we've extended it for another week, through Friday December 26.
Here's a perfect opportunity to pick up a last minute jigsaw puzzle gift for the holidays, or buy a couple and keep them for next year.
Every jigsaw puzzle in the store is 30% off this week too, from Friday, Dec. 19 to Friday, Dec. 26.
Many of our jigsaws are in short supply so avoid disappointment and don't delay in placing your order. We've made every effort to have an accurate inventory on the website but if your choice is out of stock, please accept our apologies.
You can earn a $10 Gift Certificate for every $100 you spend on orders placed from now through Christmas Eve. Just place your order during that period, regardless of when it actually ships, and we'll include a $10 Gift Certificate for every $100 you spend. You can send the Gift Certificates to anyone you choose or use them youself on a subsequent order.
Time is running out on our extra gift program. You have until Wednesday, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 to place orders of $100 or more that qualify.
'Tis the season for Christmas mysteries to show up on the November MLB Best Sellers. You'll find out which titles were most popular with our readers. Among non-holiday titles, The Fallingwater Cookbook was our number one seller followed by the new P.D. James mystery, The Private Patient.
Check out our November Best Sellers for the full list.
If you place orders in the next few days, please let us know if they must be received by Christmas. We have a few options for shipping and timing depends on destination. You can use the special instructions in the checkout to let us know or send a separate email.
Just a note about holiday shipping schedules. We send our orders by UPS, normally UPS ground. This service takes between 1 and 5 business days, depending on how far you are from Western Pennsylvania. This means that Friday, Dec. 12 (today) is the last day for UPS ground to the West Coast, which is a full five business days, to arrive in time for the first night of Hanukkah. For Christmas, the cutoff for UPS ground is Wednesday, Dec. 17. If you are closer to us then shipment times will be shorter. We can send packages by UPS next day air, 2nd day or 3rd day air as well although the charges for this can be considerable.
If you need an order by Hanukkah or Christmas it is best to let us know via the Special Instructions on checkout. We'll let you know when we plan to ship your order and how long it will take to get to you.
Perhaps you didn't know it but at Mystery Lovers Bookshop we're happy to order any book whether it's a mystery or not. You can use our Book Search form or simply send us an email (use our Contact Us or simply reply to this Newsletter) or call 888-800-6078 and tell us what you'd like to have whether for yourself or for a gift. In most cases we can have your book within a week or 10 days.
Would you like to keep a list of books that you'd like to get at a future date? Perhaps a list of books that you'd like to get as gifts during the holidays? Well you can at www.mysterylovers.com.
If your already a registered customer at the site simply log on with your email address and password. Then, when you display any book on the site you can click on the Add to Wish List button instead of the Add to Cart button. You're wish list will stay active and can be viewed anytime you log on to the site. Books can be moved from the Wish List to the Shopping Cart anytime you like. Further details are available on the site help.
The Wish List is also the pefect place to keep track of books being published in the future. If you come across a book by a favorite author but it's not being published for several months, simply put it in your wish list for inclusion in a future order.
Another option is to use the Send to a Friend feature. This section appears at the bottom of each display of an individual book and allows you to email information about that book to anyone you like.
If you're stumped for a gift for someone this year, an MLB Gift Certificate is the perfect answer. Unfortunately, we can't sell you a gift certificate on the web site but we'll be happy to take your order over the phone at 888-800-6078. Gift Certificates are available in any amount and can be paid for with a Visa or Master Card. We can send the Gift Certificate to you or to the recipient as you'd like.
We've put up our Staff Picks for December with a special emphasis on things from the Gift Guide that we're particulary enamored with. Why not take a look at our list and see if there's anything for your list?
Here's what you can find at www.mysterylovers.com:
As you know, we began a campaign last month to reduce the costs and environmental impact of printing and mailing the MLB news. We're continuing to get responses on this campaign and our thanks to those who have participated.
If you want to know more, visit our Go Green page for full details.
A few December New Arrivals are still coming in with new books by Kay Hooper, Leighton Gage, Eliot Pattison and others.
You'll find the complete list of both US and British books at New Arrivals.
We have signed first editions by several authors either here now or due. If you're interested, please order now as supplies of these are limited. All titles listed are in stock except as noted.
We have a very special evening coming up in February with author T.C. Boyle and we wanted to give our online subscribers a head start on the tickets.
Friday, February 13 T.C. Boyle will give a talk and signing of his new book, The Women, at the Oakmont Carnegie Library at 7 pm. Boyle, the author of ten novels including Road to Wellville and The Inner Circle, is a noted speaker and his subject will be Frank Lloyd Wright. The Women tells the story of Wright's tempestuous life through the perspective of the four women in his life: his three wives and his mistress.
Tickets for T.C. Boyle's talk and signing are $31 and include a copy of the book, The Women. Companion tickets, which do not include the book, are $9 and are only available when purchasing regular tickets.
Give a book this holiday, after all, a scented candle never changed anyone's life.
Richard, Mary Alice and the MLB Staff
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