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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Get Ready for Black Friday with these Deals from Cosimo!

We're very pleased to announce that Kobo will be running a very special Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal! Keep reading to discover the Cosimo eBooks on sale this weekend.

Crash at Corona: The U.S. Military Retrieval and Cover-Up of a UFO by Don Berliner and Stanton T. Friedman 

Aviation /science writer Don Berliner and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman, the original civilian investigator of the so-called Roswell incident, have delved into the controversy to find the truth. They sifted through once-classified government documents, interviewed military and civilian witnesses, pieced together evidence, considered alternative theories, and concluded that a UFO crashed near Corona -- and the U.S. government knew it and covered it up.

Wildly popular in the 1970s and 80s, Transcendental Meditation (TM) continues to be one of the most accessible forms of Eastern spiritual practice in the West. But does it live up to its hype? In this objective exploration of TM, consciousness researcher John White looks at what's billed as "a simple, natural, and effortless mental technique, practiced twenty minutes a day" and takes on its critics as well as its cheerleaders.

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In December 1980, Larry Warren was a member of the Air Force security police stationed at RAF Bentwaters, a NATO base in Great Britain. On the night of the 28th he was on guard duty when he was taken by truck to join other Air Force personnel to investigate a disturbance in a Rendlesham Forest about five miles away, which turned out to be a landed UFO. This was the third night of UFO activity in the area and by far the most profound.

Ritual is a universal language that gives substance and meaning to our lives. People are eager to honor the significant moments in their lives and Barbara Biziou, one of America's foremost ritual experts, teaches us how to restore ritual to its rightful place as food for the soul through practical, easy-to-use ritual recipes that are inspiring and fun.

 Trauma Room One: The JFK Medical Coverup Exposed by Charles A. Crenshaw

The doctors who tried to save President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Hospital in November of 1963 agreed-either out of respect or fear-not to publish what they had seen, heard, and felt. Then in 1990, one of the Dallas surgeons who worked on JFK in Trauma Room One, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, decided after much deliberation that the American people ought to know the truth.

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Do you have a problem that needs fixing? A wish that needs granting? A desire for love, a need for protection, or maybe just great parking? Look no further than the local grocery store! Experienced psychic, witch, and high priestess Lexa Rosean offers spells for every occasion in this amusing, magically effective, and easy-to-follow guide.

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Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Need Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas? Grab one of these Cosimo Classics!

Are you frantically trying to clean the house for your guests and prepare mounds of food for the fast-approaching Thanksgiving holiday? Look no further, these classic cookbooks and household guide are sure to bring you comfort, advice, and possibly, a few laughs.

Old Time Recipes, originally published in 1909, is a descriptive, charming cookbook for those who want to make their own wines and liqueurs from any and all available ingredients, including fruits, flowers, vegetables, and shrubs. It includes an introduction from the author and the ingredients and instructions for making and fermenting your own spirits, from wine and ale to sherry, brandy, cordials, and even soda. Not only is this book interesting for those who want access to recipes from the old country, it's also good for those looking for a laugh: cock ale, cowslip wine, koumiss (a tartar wine that uses fresh mare's milk), and elephant's milk recipes are all included.

Mrs. Beeton's Cookery Book and Household Guide by Isabella Mary Beeton

Isabella Mary Beeton was the 19th century's Martha Stewart, and she is responsible for organizing the rules of domestic life into the first easy-to-follow guide. Eminently browsable and still highly useful today, Beeton's tome is a masterly compendium of practical information, and covers such essential topics as: recipes of cooking all manner of meat, fish, vegetable, pudding, and pastry; hints on the proper arrangement of a functional kitchen; ideas for table decorations (including the correct way to fold napkins); tips for carving poultry; charts on the seasons and prices (in the 1800s, of course) of all manner of edibles; and much more.

The Cook's Oracle by William Kitchiner

Care for a bit of Colcannon? Craving some Winter Hotch-Potch? Wishing for Wow-Wow Sauce? This newly released edition of The Cook's Oracle is an exact replica of Dr. Kitchiner's original book first published in 1829. A bestseller in its day, Kitchiner's fundamentals of 19th-century cookery cover the gamut from meat & fish to gravies & sauces to puddings & pies, including many of his favorite "receipts." Interestingly enough, he toured with a moveable taste cabinet; a folding cupboard stocked his unique mustards and sauces. And, unlike most food writers of the era, he whipped up the recipes himself, carried out the dreaded after-dinner clean up, and did all his own housework! A marvelous culinary artifact of 19th-century cookery, this book is certain to delight both social historians and food-lovers alike.

National Cookery Book: America's First Cook Book by Elizabeth D. Gillespie

Compiled in honor of the American centennial in 1876 and consisting of recipes solicited from American women all over this country, this 1876 work is the best reflection we have today of how and what Americans ate in the mid 19th century. But this isn't just a vital work of culinary history—it's also bound to make you hungry for the hearty fare it promotes. Renowned for its extensive selection of recipes for cooking game (venison, rabbit, and game birds were staples of the American diet at the time), but instructions for preparing them became hard to find after game fell out of favor. This book also includes such delicious-sounding dishes as: New Orleans Gumbo Soup, Barbecued Fish, Oyster Omelet, Beefsteak Pie, Squabs in Olives, General Washington's Breakfast Cake, and Sweet Potato Pudding.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Cosimo!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November Book of the Month: A Journey through Governance by William A. Morrill

In honor of all the White House civil service staff who will soon be saying goodbye to the Obama family, and hello to the Trump family, our November Book of Month is A Journey through Governance: A Public Servant's Experience under Six Presidents. Throughout six combined presidencies and nearly twenty-five years working at the White House, William A. Morrill experienced some of the most iconic American moments in history first-hand. 

Morrill's memoir, A Journey through Governance reveals how the United States government operates from within. Morrill guides the reader through the Capital corridors, encountering one critical national issue after another. 

Among the projects central to Morrill's time in federal government were helping to spearhead healthcare reform in the early 1970s, transforming the telecommunications industries, improving emissions standards under the Clean Air Act, and helping to figure out how many nuclear bombs were needed in the United States. On the local level, Morrill put his problem-solving talents to work in Fairfax County, Virginia, during a stint as deputy county executive.

About the Author:
William A. Morrill has had a long distinguished career of public service in federal and local government. He served in the administrations of six presidents, from Eisenhower to Carter: at the Pentagon on the Air Force Headquarters staff; in the Executive Office of the President under Presidents KennedyJohnsonNixonFord, and Carter; and as an assistant secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under Presidents Ford and Carter. 

Morrill has remained engaged in public-service and public-policy matters in the private sector, including with the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. After leaving government, he was president of Mathematica Policy Research, chief executive and chairman of Mathtech, and a senior fellow at ICF International. He can be found online on his website

Cosimo is proud to offer both an affordable paperback and eBook edition of A Journey through Governance at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback and eBook) and Amazon (paperback and eBook).

Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Series of the Month: Modern Democracies by Viscount James Bryce

After a very stressful and heated election year, all of us at Cosimo are slowing down and giving thanks for democracy with our November Series of the Month, Modern Democracies by British historian Viscount James Bryce.

This 1921 study of democracy in action, presented in two volumes, is not only an important examination of the state of the free world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it's a vital reminder, as democracy continues to struggle to fruition around the globe, of history as an ongoing story.

Volume I covers the definition and historical evolution of democracy, the theoretical foundations of democracy, democracy as it interacts with education and religion, the press in a democracy, and democracy at work in the ancient republic of Athens, in Spanish America, and in France, Switzerland, and Canada.

Volume II covers the decline of legislatures, the executive in a democracy, democracy and foreign policy, the judiciary, the relation of central to local government, the money power in politics, democracy compared with other forms of government, the future of democracy, and democracy at work in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

About the Author
British historian Viscount James Bryce (1838–1922) attended the University of Glasgow and Trinity College, Oxford. He is best known for his scholarship of the Holy Roman Empire. His popular works include Studies in History and Jurisprudence (1901) and Studies in Contemporary Biography (1903).

Cosimo offers the full set by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full set in paperback. This series is perfect for anyone who enjoys historical literature, or anyone who has an interest in politics, government, or past elections. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

The paperback retail price for this set is $59.98, but now our price is $49.99 (you save $9.99 or 16%)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

November Classic of the Month: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

America is electing a new president TODAY! Whether out voting for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or a third party, Americans are waiting with bated breath to find out who will be crowned Mister or Madam President of 2016. We at Cosimo are celebrating the end of election season (surely so are many other Americans tired with the unusual drama of this election) with our Classic of the Month Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: From George Washington, 1789, to Barack Obama, 2013 by The Committee of Inaugural Ceremonies.

Through times of war and times of peace, periods of prosperity and scarcity, hours dark and bright, the continuation of the American government through legal, constitutionally guaranteed means has never faltered. There can be no better representation of that marvel, unequaled in world history, than the inaugural addresses of incoming Presidents. A collection of first speeches from each of the nation's new leaders, plus the subsequent inaugural words of re-elected Presidents, Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States gathers in one important volume the thoughts of the first to the forty-fourth leader as he entered office. This updated edition includes speeches from Bill Clinton (42), George W. Bush (43) and Barack Obama (44), the first African American president ever to take office. Their words set the tenor for their administrations, and this firsthand document of American history is vital for understanding their work in the White House and the legacy they left for the future ahead of them.

The Joint Congressional Committee of Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) coordinates the Inaugural swearing-in ceremony of the President and Vice President of the United States, the traditional Inaugural luncheon that follows, and all other Inaugural activities at the U.S. Capitol. It is comprised of the Senate Majority Leader, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the House of Representatives.

This collection of historical documents is a must-read for any historian, an excellent reference tool for librarians and students, and an educational informant for all. Cosimo is proud to offer this title in both paperback and hardcover at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (hardcoverpaperback) and Amazon (hardcoverpaperback).

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Happy Halloween from Cosimo!

Happy Halloween! In honor of this fantastic holiday, Cosimo would like to present our authors who are leading writers and experts on all things unknown, creepy, and unnatural. 

The Oakdale Affair by Edgar Rice Burroughs

"[T]he THING moved down the hallway to the closed door. The dragging chain marked each foot of its advance. If it made other sounds they were drowned by the clanking of the links over the time roughened flooring. Within the room the five were frozen into utter silence, and beyond the door an equal quiet prevailed for a long minute; then a great force made the door creak and a weird scratching sounded high up upon the old fashioned panelling. Bridge heard a smothered gasp from the boy beside him, followed instantly by a flash of flame and the crack of a small caliber automatic; The Oskaloosa Kid had fired through the door."

Mythical Monsters by Charles Gould

A geological surveyor by trade, English author Charles Gould was rather more interested in the strange ornithological specimens he collected on his journeys around the world. Mythical Monsters, the result of this deep and abiding fascination, is one of the classics of the field of cryptozoology, or the study of unknown or hidden creatures. Monsters also features an essential section on the mysterious beasts of the ocean depths. Cosimo's edition is a replica of the original 1886 first edition complete with the original illustrations.

The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton
This 1922 collection of eight short mysteries includes all the stories starring the unlikely detective Horne Fisher, a man cut from the upper crust of Britain whose in-depth knowledge of the nation's powermongers often curtails his investigations into corruption at the highest levels of government. In this volume readers can find the short stories titles: "The Face in the Target," "The Vanishing Prince," "The Soul of the Schoolboy," "The Bottomless Well," "The Fad of the Fisherman," "The Hole in the Wall," "The Temple of Silence," and "The Vengeance of the Statue."

Dracula by Bram Stoker

It is perhaps one of the best known and most influential novels in all of literature: Dracula didn't merely inspire countless adaptations for stage and film, it invented an entire genre of horror -- the vampire story, which continues to evolve today into wildly varied directions. Anyone who wants to know where it all began must read this 1897 work, still startling and still terrifying even today. The story of English solicitor Jonathan Harker and his strange new client, Transylvanian aristocrat Count Dracula, this is the classic work of Victorian gothic horror, the continuing eerie wellspring of many of our cultural fantasies and nightmares.

Hunt for the Skinwalker by Colm A. Kelleher and George Knapp

For more than fifty years, the bizarre events at a remote Utah ranch have ranged from the perplexing to the wholly terrifying. Vanishing and mutilated cattle. Unidentified Flying Objects. The appearance of huge, otherworldly creatures. Invisible objects emitting magnetic fields with the power to spark a cattle stampede. Flying orbs of light with dazzling maneuverability and lethal consequences. For one family, life on the Skinwalker Ranch had become a life under siege by an unknown enemy or enemies. Nothing else could explain the horrors that surrounded them -- perhaps science could.

We wish you all a safe and happy All Hallows Eve from everyone at Cosimo!

For a complete list of all things eerie and chilling, visit our cryptozoology, mystery, mythology & folklore, and UFO pages on our website.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October eBook of the Month - Myth, Consciousness and Psychic Research by Jean Houston

This month we want to showcase not one but four ebooks in our eBook of the Month post. These four eBooks were originally released in Psychic Exploration, an anthology of psychic research, consciousness and the meaning of the universe compiled in 1974 by the late Edgar D. MitchellApollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and edited by John White.

A host of renowned scientists like Willis W. HarmanJean HoustonStanley Krippner, Robert Masters, William G. RollRussell TargCharles T. Tart, Montague Ullman, and many more, each wrote an essay, which Cosimo released this year as mini-eBooks. four of which we want to highlight this month:

This essay, chapter 25 of Psychic Exploration, explores the crisis of consciousness and its historical analogies and suggests that the mythic persona emerging from the crisis points toward a new image of man and a new possibility for humanity.

A History of Parapsychology by Martin Ebon
Although the word parapsychology suggests a field of research that exists "beside psychology," its studies are not only related to psychology but to religion, anthropology, physics, and other areas as well. Parapsychology's history may be divided into three periods: from prehistory to the latter part of the nineteenth century; the last three decades of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth; and the present period.

Psychic Research and Modern Physics by Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ
This essay, chapter 22 of Psychic Exploration, describes the application of concepts of modern physics to the study of psychic functioning. Included are a discussion of an example of a theoretical model of precognition that is testable and is compatible with contemporary physics, and descriptions of recent experiments using instruments that have exceptional sensitivity.

This essay, chapter 15 of Psychic Exploration, studies out-of-the-body experiences (OOBE's), formerly called "astral projection" and "traveling clairvoyance," are a universal human phenomenon in the sense of having been experienced in every time and culture, although only a very small fraction of people ever experience it.

About the Author
Edgar D. Mitchell was the founder of IONS, The Instituteof Noetic Sciences, a former Apollo astronaut, and a Navy Captain. Among his many degrees are four honorary doctorates and a ScD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.  In July we will remember Apollo 11, and all Apollo missions, as America celebrates the 45th anniversary of, “One giant leap for mankind," and the talented Edgar Mitchell, who recently passed away.

Cosimo is proud to offer a paperback edition of Psychic Exploration at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback and eBook), and Amazon (eBook and paperback).

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Classic of the Month: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Many may know Mr. Ichabod Crane from movies, television, festivals, songs, musicals, or even Broadway shows, his debut came in 1820 in a short story collection written by Washington Irving. The Headless Horseman, Crane, and Irving are all at their most popular during Halloween, and it is for that reason that The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is our October Classic of the Month!

Ichabod Crane, a schoolteacher, came to Tarrytown in the glen of Sleepy Hollow to ply his trade in educating young minds. He was a gullible and excitable fellow, often so terrified by locals' stories of ghosts that he would hurry through the woods on his way home, singing to keep from hysterics.

Among these stories was the legend of the Galloping Hessian, the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Readers of all ages will enjoy this classic American short story about courtship, rivalry, and ghosts. 

About the Author
Washington Irving (1783-1859) was born in New York City to Scottish immigrant parents. Considered by some the "Father of American Literature," Irving is best known for his short stories, including "Rip Van Winkle," but he also produced an extensive bibliography of essays, poems, travel books, and biographies.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October Series of the Month: The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe

With Halloween right around the corner, Cosimo has picked the perfect book for the the perfect scare. Originally published in 1902, our Series of the Month The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe, includes, in ten volumes, all the works of the admired American poet, fiction writer, and literary critic, Edgar Allen Poe (1808-1849). 

Through his work, Poe pioneered the short story, popularized romantic Gothic fiction in 19th century America, and almost single-handedly invented the genre of detective fiction. Through his works, he reflects his literary theories. He believed that literature should make individuals think by possessing a meaning beyond the surface, and that works that have an obvious message are not true art. He also believed, which is evident through his creations, that literature should be brief and focus on a single objective.

The collection includes:

- William Wallace
- The Raven
- Haunted Palace
- Annabel Lee
- A Dream Within a Dream
- Tamerlane
- The Conqueror Worm,
- and many, more

Cosimo offers the full set by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full set in hardcover and paperback. This series is perfect for anyone who enjoys classic literature, but also collectors of Poe's work, librarians, and professors. Appreciating Poe's work is essential to any understanding of American literature. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

The paperback retail price for this series is $134.90, but now our price is $109.99 (you save $24.91 or 20%)

The hardcover retail price for this series is $349.90, but now our price is $279.99 (you save $69.91 or 20%)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October Book of the Month: Mothman by Loren Coleman

In honor of everyone's favorite eerie holiday, Cosimo is happy to announce Mothman and Other Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman as our October Book of the Month!

Fifty years  ago, on November 15, 1966, a huge, red-eyed creature with wings appeared over Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Thus began thirteen months of otherworldly mystery, madness, and mayhem for the people of Point Pleasant, culminating in the collapse of the Silver Bridge, which left 46 dead.

But contrary to popular belief, Mothman is not a one-off phenomon. Leading cryptozoologist and investigator Loren Coleman looks at the precursors of Mothman, like the Flatwoods Monster of 1952, then brings the story up to date, detailing the sightings of the spawn of Mothman at the beginning of this century. Coleman also examines the impact on investigations into the unknown by John Keel, the newsman who spend a year in Point Pleasant looking into the Mothman story and lived to write about it.

About The Author
Today, Loren Coleman, as one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, is an honorary member of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, a life member of the International Society of Cryptozoology, and an inaugural inductee of the Roger Patterson Memorial Bigfoot Museum in Portland, Oregon. He travels extensively for fieldwork and lectures and writes a daily blog at the Internet’s most popular cryptozoology news site, Cryptomundo. Coleman is the director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

African Unconscious in the News

Our August Book of the Month The African Unconscious by Edward Bruce Bynum has been in the news! Angelina Graham of Institute of Transpersonal Psychology recently wrote a book review for the 2016 edition of The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies.

Highlights include:

"For those interested in an Afrocentric approach to tracing the historical migration of dark skin people over human history, the intricate revealings in the indelible, African Unconscious: Roots of Ancient Mysticism and Modern Psychology, is a cornerstone contribution."

" .... Bynum points out the ever present widespread awareness of non-local neurological phenomena, such as intuition, as confirmation of the longevity of ancient African consciousness that acknowledges the same genuine lived experiences as various belief systems today."

To read the full article, please visit the IJTS website and download it here.

The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS) is a semi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal publishing on topics in transpersonal psychology and related fields. This journal is sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and has been in print since 1981.

About the Author:
Edward Bruce Bynum, Ph.D., ABPP, is a psychologist, diplomat in clinical psychology, and director of the Behavioral Medicine & Anxieties Disorders clinic at the University of Massachusetts Health Services in Amherst. He is the author of five texts in psychology and three in poetry. Some of his other books include The Family Unconscious, The Roots of Transcendence, and Families and the Interpretation of Dreams. His last volume of poetry, Chronicles of the Pig & Other Delusions, won the national 2010 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award. Dr. Bynum received the Abraham H. Maslow Award from the American Psychological Association for “an outstanding and lasting contribution to the exploration of the farther reaches of the human spirit.”

Cosimo is happy to offer The African Unconscious, in paperback, and eBook formats at leading online bookstores including Barnes & Noble (paperback, Nook) and Amazon (paperbackKindle).

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mark A. Hall, Cryptozoologist and Cosimo Author 1946 - 2016

We at Cosimo are deeply saddened to hear the news that our author, Mark A. Hall passed away last week on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Hall, a cryptozoologist and author, researched and investigated unexplained natural phenomena and mysteries for over half a century. He shared the results of his efforts in books and the periodical WONDERS, published from 1992 to 2006. His many books include Thunderbirds: America's Living Legends of Giant Birds (2004) and True Giants: Is Gigantopithecus Still Alive? (2010), which were released by Cosimo and are part of Loren Coleman's Presents series.

Mark Hall's research papers and documents have been donated to the International Cryptozoology Museum, founded by his close friend and colleague, Loren Coleman. Please read Coleman's personal thoughts in his obituary of Mark Hall.

The world of cryptozoology has lost a great researcher, and we will miss our author dearly.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bombing in Cosimo's Chelsea Neighborhood

Chelsea neigborhood in Manhattan
Last Saturday no one  from Cosimo's staff was in Chelsea, the New York neighborhood where our office is located. Luckily no one of us had been wandering around either on 23rd Street, while a self-made bomb exploded on that same street at 8:30pm, a bomb that injured 29 people.

Almost before anything was officially announced, Presidential hopeful Donald Trump already called it a "bombing". He was initially admonished by Hillary Clinton for mentioning the "b" word, but later on she too used it. Later that evening New York Mayor Bill de Blasio referred to it as "an intentional act" and Governor Andrew Cuomo said it was "obviously an act of terrorism." Bottom line was that a senseless bomb exploded in a nice quiet area in Manhattan, known for its restaurants and cafes, its small businesses, its galleries and its gay community. The damage was obviously bad for the injured and, fortunately, not that terrible for the neigborhood. Still, the shock was great.

View of 23rd Street towards 6th Ave.

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio reviewing the damage
That same evening another bomb was found on 27th Street. Whoever was behind it seemed to have a grudge against the neighborhood or what?  Due to some good police work and not a very smart "terrorist", the latter was arrested two days later in New Jersey: Ahmad Rahami, American citizen and born in Afghanistan.

Thanks to all who expressed their concern and interest in us. Fortunately, we all are fine.

Damage at Orangetheory Fitness
close to our office

Damage at La Maison du Macaron
next to our office 


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cosimo Presents Our New eBook of the Month Feature!

As increasingly our readers keep asking whether Cosimo books are also available as eBooks and where they would be available, we're happy to oblige them by adding a new monthly feature on our blog, highlighting our eBook of the Month, with June's title pick The Supermarket Sorceress!

In this enchanting book, experienced psychic, witch, and high priestess Lexa Roséan offers spells for every occasion in an amusing, magically effective, and easy-to-follow guide. Formulating spells based on history and legend, Lexa tailors tried-and-true Ancient Magick to the modern reader, substituting hard-to-find wild ingredients with their supermarket counterparts, resulting in spells that are simple and inexpensive. By following some simple rules--performing spells at a certain time of month, using fresh ingredients, with a specific intent--Lexa makes it possible for even the most inexperienced spell caster to successfully perform magick and get results. Lexa's philosophy is based on using your wishes and her spells to make positive things happen in your life, whether it's attracting success or improving your love life.

The Supermarket Sorceress was the first in a series of four books offering spells and enchantments using simple grocery-store ingredients. Originally published in 1996, this updated version includes new and revised spells and an introduction looking back 20 years and reflecting on the circumstances that inspired the original publication and launched the "Supermarket Sorceress" identity.

About the Author
Lexa Roséan is a Wiccan High Priestess and has been counseling clients for more than thirty years through the medium of psychic Tarot and astrology. She also holds a master's degree in psychoanalysis. A leading pagan author, Lexa has published eight books on magick and the occult. She wrote the astrology column for CosmoGirl and worked as an astrology consultant for Seventeen magazine. The Village Voice named Lexa NYC's Best Witch and she has made numerous television appearances, including CNN, Fox News, and MTV. She has been written about in various news media including the New York Times, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly, among others. For more information see her website.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September Series of the Month: Five Foot Shelf

Get back into the swing of the school year by reading our September Series of the Month, The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, collected by Charles William Eliot.

Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set (a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology) was assembled by American academic Charles William Eliot (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf.

Eliot compiled these titles to serve as a "home educator" -- for people who couldn't attend Harvard so they too could get a literary education with some of the best and most well-known classics around the world.

Eliot’s collection was even featured in the memoir: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else, in which author Christopher Beha details how he turned to these great works for comfort and inspiration during a time of personal struggle. Beha’s memoir illustrates what Eliot believed about The Five Foot Shelf: that the great works of literature are still worth consulting, as a source not just of education, but of edification in every sense of the word.

Cosimo offers this series by individual volume at leading online bookstores or as a full set in hardcover or paperback, especially of interest to historians, collectors, who like to expand their personal library, professional librarians, or for parents wanting their high school kids to learn more before going off to college. Actually it is a must for those of you who want to know the fundamentals of literature, philosophy and history without being muddled by a multitude of platitudes in social media, gaming and never-ending TV shows. If you are interested in purchasing the full set, please contact us.

The collection includes titles such as:
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The Complete Poems of John Milton
  • Ben-Hur
  • The Origin of Species
  • Don Quixote
  • The Odyssey
  • Beowulf
  • Aeneid, and many more
The paperback retail list price for this series is: $1209.49, but now our price is: $969.99 (you save $239.50 or a 20 percent discount)

The hardcover retail list price for this series is: $1784.49, but now our price is: $1429.99 (you save $354.5 or a 20 percent discount)