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Atomic Reading Club - 2012 - The End

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It's almost 2012 - is the end near? It sure feels like a lot of the world is ending as we've known it, but thoughts about the end of time have been around with us since time practically began. So let's spend the year delving into what the apocalypse and post apocalypse might look and feel like from writers of the last couple of centuries. Our theme for 2012 is apocalyptic books!


January - The Road
February - Sweet Tooth
March - The Hunger Games
April - The Chrysalids
May - Wittgenstein's Mistress June - Cloud Atlas July - The World Without Us August - The Stand Sept - DMZ Oct - Zone One Nov - Galapagos Dec - Y the Last Man

As always, the titles are all 15% off for Reading Club members and all you have to do to join is tell us at the counter! Discussions for each title is the last Wednesday of the month, at Atomic Books, 7:30pm!
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Holiday Hours

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Cookie Swap 2011, originally uploaded by sugarfreak.



The usual:
December 24th - 11am - 6pm
December 25th - CLOSED
December 31st - 11am-6pm
January 1st - CLOSED

More Holiday Picks!

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Monday, December 19th, is the last day for online orders! Tuesday and Wednesday are for gamblers. On with the Holiday Picks:



Rachel's Picks:

Hole in the Middle
Kids books that make you cry are the best.

Author-Illustrator
Perfect, incredibly reasonably priced blank books for your writing or art. Great for kids and adults alike.

Knitting is Knotty Mug
I'm a knitter, you're a knitter, wouldn't like a knitting corn mug, too?

Henry & Glenn Forever Sticker Funbag!
Their eternal love, now in sticker format.

Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
The book about the man who brought folk music to the mainstream with his field recordings is coming in as a paperback any day now, but we still have some hardcovers left. You can check out a bunch of his recordings on Spotify. One of my faves:
Various Artists – I'll Be So Glad When the Sun Goes Down: Alan Lomax’s "Southern Journey," 1959–1960

Brewing in Baltimore
We love beer here at Atomic and we always serve local br…

Tintin Movie Passes

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We have free passes to see a sneak preview of The Adventures of Tintin for this Saturday, Dec 17th, 10:30am at the White Marsh AMC. Just come on by and ask!

And as always, we stock Tintin comics!

December Events

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This Friday, meet Scott C who'll be at Atomic giving a presentation about his work in illustration, comics, video games and signing his new book, Amazing Everything. 7-9pm!

Next Thursday, December 15th, join the Yelp Hampden Holiday Hop Shopping Crawl! All the participating shops will be giving a part of their proceeds for the night to local charities. We'll be donating ours to Moveable Feast. From 5-9pm, refreshments and sales!

Then, on December 16th, from 6pm-8pm, we're having a special Happy Hour event with Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah! Shmaltz Brewing proprietor, Jeremy Cowan, celebrates the national release of his debut small business memoir Craft Beer Bar Mitzvah with a book reading and beer tasting at Atomic.

And remember, Santa is also walking around the Avenue every weekend until Xmas!

Talking Holiday Books 011 Edition

I'll be on WYPR's (88.1FM) The Signal this evening at 7PM (and again Saturday at 1PM) to talk holiday books suggestions.

You can only talk about so many books on the radio, so be sure to stop by the store - there have been so many really great books to come out this season.

Listen live online.

Check out the mp3/podcast.

Good-Bye by Yoshihiro Tatsumi - December Book Pick

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And now we come to the last book of the year for our Reading Club, Yoshihiro Tatsumi's Good-bye. Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, yes, it had originally been The Push Man but that title has suddenly gone between printings (it'll be back in softcover in the Spring).

As usual,  it's 15% off for Club members and we meet the last Wednesday of December to discuss!

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