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Still Going! Love Endures at Chop Suey

Your staff at Chop Suey Books is here to set you up.

How it works. In between books? With an okay-for-now book, but still looking? Seeking true love? Or maybe just a little somethin' on the side? Well, we're here to set you up! These titles, put through a rigorous personality analysis, are ready to blindly mingle. Browse their descriptions, then take a chance! You never know how love might find you.

Rejection Policy. If your date is a heartbreaker, a repeat or a loser, bring back your misfired love in new condition in exchange for store credit to try again (less blindly). Please remember your receipt.

Questions? Contact us by phone at (804) 422-8066 or by email at info@chopsueybooks.com.

Otherwise, come meet your blind date at Chop Suey today!

Chop Suey Books is for lovers.

The Feud: The Hatfields and the McCoys: The True Story

by Dean King

"The Feud is popular history as it ought to be written." - Wall Street Journal

For more than a century, the enduring feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys has been American shorthand for passionate, unyielding, and even violent confrontation. Yet despite numerous articles, books, television shows, and feature films, nobody has ever told the in-depth true story of this legendarily fierce-and far-reaching-clash in the heart of Appalachia. Drawing upon years of original research, including the discovery of previously lost and ignored documents and interviews with relatives of both families, bestselling author Dean King finally gives us the full, unvarnished tale, one vastly more enthralling than the myth.

King, author of The Feud, Skeletons on the Zahara, and Unbound, is a Richmond-based author of riveting historical books. His goal as an author is to draw the reader into a nuanced and accurate historical narrative that allows you to live with the characters, to feel their pain, striving, and joy, and to grow with them. He rides the camels, climbs the 14,000-foot passes, walks the yard-arms and tracks down far flung sources (as an example of his involvement in his research, Dean cites the time he was shot at beside the Tug River while tracking down moonshine operations). Then he writes and edits until his knuckles have no skin, his elbows ache, and his family is looking for him. If he makes you eager to take his book to your favorite easy chair, he's happy. If you learn something, even better.

We have signed copies of The Feud available every day at Chop Suey! To order directly, contact us by phone at (804) 422-8066 or by email at info@chopsueybooks.com.

Live in Richmond? Come pick up your copy at Chop Suey today!

"The definitive account of the feud... as riveting as it is informative." - Richmond Times-Dispatch

Remapping Richmond's Hallowed Ground

edited by Martha Erwin & Kathleen DuVall

"The Civil War, in particular, is imprinted on this region and its inhabitants." - Introduction

Remapping Richmond's Hallowed Ground is an anthology of brand new work marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and its impact and legacy within Richmond, Virginia, one-time capital of the Confederacy.

Edited by Richmond writers Martha Erwin and Kathy DuVall, the collection contains fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Michael Gray Baughan, Anne Bloomsburg, Christy Burns, Dennis Danvers, Peggy DuVall, Mark Gribbin, Jack R. Johnson, Harry Kollatz, Jr., Lea Marshall, Ann McMillan, Howard Owen, Joshua Poteat, Ron Smith, Michele Surat, Audrey Walls, Susan Settlemyre Williams and the editors, plus artwork from Bizhan Khodabandeh and Amie Oliver.

To order securely online, visit our AbeBooks store and enter "Remapping Richmond's Hallowed Ground" in the title field and click "Find Book." When the listing loads, click "Add to Basket." All shipping options will be displayed. Once you place your order, we'll get Remapping Richmond's Hallowed Ground on its way to you immediately.

Or! To order directly, contact us by phone at (804) 422-8066 or by email at info@chopsueybooks.com.

Live in Richmond? Come pick up your copy at Chop Suey today!

Meanwhile, keep up with updates about Remapping Richmond's Hallowed Ground at the Facebook page for the book!

Remapping Richmond is officially endorsed by Won Ton.

Young House Love

by Sherry & John Petersik

"Allow us to introduce you to the king and queen of DIY..." - Redbook

Richmond-based authors, bloggers and DIY-pioneers Sherry and John Petersik have been kind enough to sign copies of their amazing new book, Young House Love, and these signed copies are now for sale at Chop Suey Books.

Gretchen Rubin, author of the bestseller The Happiness Project, calls Young House Love "engaging, packed with gorgeous photos, and reassuringly realistic about both budget and skill level... [It] will inspire even the most un-crafty of homeowners to pry open a can of paint."

Don't live in Richmond? To order copies of Young House Love, contact us by phone at (804) 422-8066 or by email at info@chopsueybooks.com.

Live in Richmond? Come pick up your signed copy today!

Whatever you do, be sure to check in with Sherry and John's ongoing projects at the Young House Love blog!

John and Sherry signing copies of Young House Love.

Upcoming Events

For a complete rundown of upcoming events at Chop Suey Books, please visit our Facebook fan page. You can also write us at info@chopsueybooks.com to be on our e-mail list. These digital outlets are also great places to keep up with new arrivals, funny stories, and surprise sales!

April 18, 2014, 6:30 pm: The VCU Department of English hosts its 2014 Undergaduate Writing Awards Reading in our upstairs gallery. Free and open to the public.

April 26, 2014, 2-4 pm: Charlottesville author & illustrator Kate Samworth signs copies of her amazing new book, Aviary Wonders Inc: Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual. In our upstairs gallery. Free and open to the public.

April 26, 2014, 6:30 pm: Maryland author John Beckman joins us to read from his new history, American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt. Author Lev Grossman calls it "ecstatic, erudite, anarchical and utterly irresistible. It's the great cultural history of busting out and cutting loose that we've always wanted and always needed." On the downstairs floor of the bookstore. Free and open to the public.

May 3, 2014, 6:00 pm: Author and former Richmonder Clay McLeod Chapman returns to read from The Tribe: Camp Cannibal, his follow-up to last year's young adult survival tale The Tribe: Homeroom Headhunters. The new book follows Spencer to Camp New Leaf, the secluded camp for "troubled" boys where the ominous Tribe again makes itself known. If you've seen Clay at Chop Suey before, you know this is sure to be a great reading! Free and open to the public.

May 8, 2014, 6:00 pm: Local author Jon Sealy kicks off the book tour for his acclaimed debut novel, The Whiskey Baron with a reading at Chop Suey. Kirkus calls The Whiskey Baron "a near flawless effort from a writer to watch," while Book Riot says it's "a stellar debut novel" and author Wiley Cash calls it a "simmering powerhouse of a novel." On the downstairs floor of the bookstore. Free and open to the public!

Check back here for more events!

Art by James Callahan of Barf Comics

Art by James Callahan of Barf Comics

Art by Eliza Childress

Art by James Callahan of Barf Comics

Yes, we have Jammer Slammer by R Nicholas Kuszyk! Signed copies available!