The Yule is nearly upon us, and we wanted to take this festive opportunity to wish you all a Merry Malvern (that’s just like a Merry Christmas, but with the tasty bonus of a stocking full of awesome small press literature). We hope the holidays are as kind to you as you all have been to us—we’ve been so touched by the support we’ve received from you lovely people since we opened back in October. It’s been a thrilling first few months, and we’re tremendously excited to continue this batty bookstore adventure with you in 2014. (P.S. We already have some excellent events lined up for you in the new year!)
And if you’re looking for last-minute Christmas gifts, Malvern’s got you covered. If you’ve already perused our handy gift guide and are looking for a lil’ something extra, well, nothing says “Happy Holidays, Aunt Edith!” like classic ’50’s pulp fiction. We recently received a ton of fantastic titles from Stark House Press, including Pure Sweet Hell / Catch a Fallen Starlet by Douglas Sanderson and One is a Lonely Number by Bruce Elliott + Black Wings Has My Angel by Elliott Chaze. Yep, bookstore bargain alert: each volume gives you two supremely thrilling thrillers for the price of one! (Also worth noting: Wade Miller’s magnificently titled Kitten With a Whip is arriving soon.) If you want some idea of the plots, let’s just say there are sensational Hollywood murders, escaped convicts, armored car heists, destructive criminal lovers, and naughty drug misadventures in coastal Spain. Excellent holiday reading material for when you’re stuffed with chocs and ’nog and can barely move a muscle.
If you want to come get your gift on (or perhaps make a few sneaky purchases for yourself), we’re open till 8pm today and from 11am – 5pm on Christmas Eve. Do stop by and say hello—we’d love to wish you a very Merry Malvern in person!