December 01, 2006

November Bestsellers

1. Blindsight by Peter Watts
2. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
3. The Android's Dream by John Scalzi
4. The Ladies of Grace Adieu by Susanna Clarke
5. Zima Blue & Other Stories by Alastair Reynolds
    Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
6. Cruel Wind by Glen Cook
7. World War Z by Max Brooks
8. The Demon and the City by Liz Williams
9.  Cruel Sister by Deborah Grabien
     A Meeting at Corvalis by S.M. Stirling
10. Soldier of Sidon by Gene Wolfe

1. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
2. A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
3. Tyranny of the Night by Glen Cook
4. Thud! by Terry Pratchett
5. Gifts by Ursula Le Guin
6. Orphans of Chaos by John Wright
7. The City, Not Long After by Pat Murphy
8. Learning the World by Ken MacLeod
9. Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
10. Seeker by Jack McDevitt
    Ghost by John Ringo

Trade Paperbacks
1. 20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
2. Snake Agent by Liz Williams
3. Tough Guide to Fantasyland by Diana Wynne Jones
    Year's Best Fantasy 6 edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
4. Nightwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko
5. Trial of Flowers by Jay Lake
    Kull by Robert E. Howard
    Voyage of the Sable Keech by Neal Asher

Origin of the Bookstore, Part the Second - The Tale of Minwax Golden Oak and Diamond Finish

For the next eleven months we'll be doing a special feature each month in honor of Borderlands' upcoming 10th Anniversary (November 3rd, 2007).  We'll share some stories about what Borderlands is and how it got that way.

The Tale of Minwax Golden Oak and Diamond Finish

Many years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Alan Beatts decided to open a book store.  The Alan Beatts then was not like the Alan Beatts you see now.  He was younger.  He had darker hair, more energy, and a deep-seated aversion to sleeves.  He also didn't know much at all about woodworking.

But he needed shelves if he was going to have a bookstore.  Lots of shelves.

In the course of a month, he managed to get shelves.  About twenty-five of them.  All tall and all unfinished.  And that's where the problem began.