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What’s in the Shop Window?

One of the things we want www.bookden.com to do is to give site visiters an idea of what’s going on in the store. We are a real bookstore after all. So explore the links below to see what’s in the window, on the tables, and on the front book cases.

The Windows:

The Windows

The Used Books window

The New Books window

The New Hardcover Shelves

New Hardcover Shelves



The New Paperback Tables

New Paperbacks




Old Spanish Days Fiesta!

July 28, 2014

Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Santa Barbara’s biggest party, starts this Wednesday, July 30th. We, of course, have some books to offer:

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Erin Graffy de Garcia’s new book, Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara History Through Public Art, is not a history of the Fiesta, rather a history of the Spanish period of illustrated by the public art on display around town. Organized by topic instead of chronology, it’s a fun way to learn more about our town’s history.

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Stella Haverland Rouse’s Santa Barbara’s Spanish Renaissance & Old Spanish Days Fiesta does cover Fiesta, but it’s also a good look at the city’s Spanish past, and that history’s adoption as the driving force in architecture and image in the early 20th century.

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Fiesta: The Celebration of Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara, California a big, lavish photo book by A. Arthur Fisher.  His photography covers all of Fiesta in brilliant color. From Primavera and Los Noches de Ronda to El Desfile Histórico and the Desfile de los Niños, it’s all here.


New Deborah Harkness on sale Tuesday

July 14, 2014
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The highly anticipated The Book of Life  concludes Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy. In the final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.


Nadine Gordimer dies at 90

July 14, 2014


The Nobel-prizing winning South African author passed away in Johannesburg.  Read the BBC’s obituary here.  She has always been a favorite at the Book Den. Click here for a list of titles in stock.