Welcome to Bookville! This is more than just the online presence of a used bookstore. Owned and operated by the author of more than fifty published novels, it is a celebration of literary history and tradition, as well as the power of the written word. It champions reading as vital to individual success and self-image, not to mention essential to the survival of society. Reading develops language skills as well as the imagination. It develops the mind. In a world where so many people seem unable to think for themselves, or to articulate their ideas or opinions, reading facilitates communication between individuals. Reading is an adventure that can take you around the world and across the galaxies, that can take you back or forward into time. It is one of the great ironies of modern life that in this age of technology in which everyone can be so "connected" that more and more people are feeling increasingly isolated. Reading is what will connect you to humanity and help you understand your place in the grand scheme of things.
Here is an excellent essay that elaborates on all the good that can come of reading:
You will find a wide array of books for sale here. But there is more. Book excerpts that I find interesting and/or especially well-crafted; word quizzes and source information on words, phrases and cliches, -- all of which you will find in the upcoming Bookville Cafe forum, where we can also discuss books, writing, publishing, or other related topics. So make yourself at home in Bookville. Take a look around. And be sure to come visit again.
NOTE: The bookstore is currently being stocked. Please check back again, and feel free to visit the forum (Bookville Cafe), and keep up with literary news in our newsfeed, below.
Capitol Blvd (Politics)
Churchill Street (Biographies)
Euphrates Avenue (World History)
Fleming Street (Espionage)
Hyboria Lane (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
Landry Street (General Fiction)
Lexington Road (American History)
Main Street (Classics)
MacArthur Park (Science)
Midway Avenue (World War II)
Stadium Drive (Sports)
Studio Row (Entertainment)
Whitechapel Road (True Crime & Detective Novels)
THE MAYOR OF BOOKVILLE
Jason Manning was born in July 1954 and grew up in the West University section of Houston, Texas. He has over 50 published novels including High Country and Texas Helltown. He holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas Arlington and a Masters degree from Stephen F. Austin University. He has been an instructor at Southern Illinois University and Montgomery College. He is the creator of the highly popular and critically acclaimed website The Eighties Club: Politics & Pop Culture in the 1980s. His interests include baseball and wildlife conservation. He is a life-long bibliophile. Divorced with three children, he lives under a roof he owns with his labrador and Glock 17.