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Lynn: Letters To a Young Writer by Colum McCann - Practical and inspirational advice for the aspiring writer from one of today’s most celebrated novelist.

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Denis!

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Denis David (DD), chef-extraordinaire, father of six, jack of all trades, and all-around class act has worked at Kramers for over a decade.  When the DD personality dust settles over you, it’s pretty much impossible not to love him like your own family.

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New Seasonal Beer

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Evololution Sprung from Maryland: [4.9% ABV] light golden ale, fruity subleties with floral notes and a touch of sweetness

Crimson Pistil Hibiscus from Pennsylvania: [6.2% ABV] tangy, berry-like flavor with tropical notes 

Lost Rhino 'Final Glide' Hefeweizen from Virginia: [5.4%ABV] classic bready wheat maltiness with banana, clove notes and a dry finish

 

 

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Matt!

by Kramerbooks

Matt is originally from Concord, MA and has lived in DC for 3 years. He was an English major and music minor at Harvard (smarty pants). Matt loves football (Pats fan...*eyeroll*) and music. We’re so stoked to have him as a part of our team.

Here's what Matt had to say when we asked him a few very important questions:

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Gift Guide: Nerdy Friend Edition

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Sarah C.: Lilith's Brood by Octavia Butler

In Butler's imagining of the future of Earth the few remaining humans have been rescued from a global nuclear apocalypse by an interplanetary race. Whether they are their saviors or enslavers remains to be seen. Spanning three generations it explores the complexities of race, gender, fertility, and imperialism in a post human future. 

Sarah R.: American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

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Staff Pick: John Dies at the End by David Wong

by Allison

Have you ever wanted to know what a bad acid trip feels like? Great! This is the book for you. It's scary, gross, and kind of terrible. You are going to love it.

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From the publisher:

STOP.

You should not have touched this book with your bare hands.

NO, don’t put it down. It’s too late.

They’re watching you.

My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.

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Staff Pick: The Nuns of Sant'Ambrogio by Hubert Wolf

by Lynn

Seemingly the stuff of fiction, this is an all too true tale of illicit sex, poisonings, and the Inquisition. Wolf beautifully recounts the spiritual crisis of a woman in a time of social and political upheaval.

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From the publisher:

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Holiday Hours!

by Kramerbooks

We're here to help you get all of your holiday shopping done!

Saturday, December 24th
7:30am -5:00pm

Sunday, December 25th
Closed

Monday, December 26th
10:00am-1:00am

Saturday, December 31st
7:30am-5:00pm

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Staff Pick: Sous Chef by Michael Gibney

by Jake

A typical day in the life of a chef. Reminiscent of Tony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. Anyone considering culinary school or a life on the line or “in the weeds” should read this first.

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From the publisher:

"The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . "

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Staff Pick: Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman

by CK

Isn’t it odd how 80s movies have more to say about real life than anything made in the last 25 years? At least that’s Hadley Freeman’s contention, and she’s pretty convincing in arguing that the women and girls in such films as Dirty Dancing, Pretty in Pink, Steel Magnolias, and Baby Boom are, unlike today’s movie characters, fully realized human beings. Oh, did I mention that Freeman is a snappy, genuinely funny writer?

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From the publisher:

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