Friday, July 31, 2009

New book from the Da Vinci Code author

Pre-order your copy of Dan Brown's eagerly anticipated new book, The Lost Symbol, and receive a 20% discount off the cover price!

The book's release date is September 15th, and we're taking pre-orders now.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Norman Ollestad, the bestselling author of Crazy For the Storm, will be signing copies of his book at Chevalier's Books on Sunday, August 2nd, from 11am - 1pm!

Here's what people are saying about the book:

"In a spare, brisk prose, Ollestad tells the tragic story of the pivotal event of his life, an airplane crash into the side of a mountian that cost three lives, including his father's, in 1979... Although the narrative core of the memoir remains the horrifying plane crackup into the San Gabriel Mountains, its warm, complex soul is conveyed by the loving relationship between the former FBI agent father and his son, affectionately called the "Boy Wonder," during the golden childhood years spent in wild, freewheeling Malibu and Mexico in the late 1970s. Ollestad's unyielding concentration on the themes of courage, love and endurance seep into every character portrait, every scene, making this book an inspiring, fascinating read."
-Publishers Weekly

"This is a heart-stopping story beautifully told, an 11-year-old boy's story that deals with profound and challenging moral and philosophical issues. When does the quest for ecstasy become a danger-junkie's kick? How does a good boy become a good man? How do you raise a child in a busted-up family? Norman Ollestad has written a book that may well be read for generations. It's a book that fathers should give to their sons, but sons should give it to their fathers, too. And mothers, wives, sisters and daughters -- read it and weep for all the boys and men you have ever loved."
-Russell Banks

"Crazy for the Storm is an absolutely compelling book which I read in one long sitting. The fact that it's true made me shudder, but then Norman Ollestad is a fine writer and every detail is convincing."
-Jim Harrison

Friday, July 10, 2009

Treasure Hunt!

Does digging through the Mayan jungle seem too much like hard work? Well, put your sleuthing skills to work this September in pursuit of clues on the printed page instead!

Beginning September 15th, Chevalier's Books is one of fifty independent bookstores across the country that will be participating in a treasure hunt in celebration of Michelle Moran’s latest novel, Cleopatra’s Daughter. Each of these bookstores will have concealed, somewhere on their shelves, a red ribbon bearing the seal of a true literary archaeologist. To find the clues that will lead you to the ribbons, just go to

The clues will test your knowledge of literature as you attempt to pinpoint the book where the ribbon lies waiting for you. For the lucky winner who finds the ribbon, simply present it at the front counter to claim your treasure chest of prizes, including gold-plated Cleopatra earrings, a Roman artifact with a certificate of authenticity, plus a signed copy of Michelle Moran’s latest novel, Cleopatra’s Daughter. Puzzle through the clues and find them… if you dare! The 50 winners across the country will also be recognized on!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stacey and Jasper visit the store

Dogs who come into the store -- we love them all!

Sue and Jasper
Julius the Jack Russell



Adrienne Cole and her Beau

We welcome our 4-legged friends who come into the store with their owners! Here is a small sampling of just some of our canine pals and their owners. We'll add more as we take more photos over time. We give doggie treats to the dogs who come to visit, so if you have a dog, please bring him/her with you!