Do you love that feeling you get when you're surrounded by books? So calming, and the scent? Euphoric. It's even been scientifically proven to reduce stress.

We love books, too. All books. The more, the better. Here at Adventures Underground, there are literally thousands of them. Come in, either for that specific book you're looking for, or just to browse and explore. And if you're having any trouble finding something, just ask! We love helping people find the books they are excited about.

What is that? Just out of the corner of your eye. It's so beautiful, it is almost hard to look at, but you just can't keep your eyes off it... It is your new favorite book.

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-Events-

Part of what we love most about what we do is being involved in our local community. In addition to annual events, such as NaNoWriMo and our sidewalk sale, we also host author events and a monthly book club.

For our complete list of upcoming events, be sure to check out our calendar of events!

New This Week! 11/05

After the success of Only Dead on the Inside and Bare-Minimum Parenting, the creator of the viral Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn James Breakwell returns with another hilarious parenting title--this time bravely tackling the harsh realities families face on a daily basis.

After the success of Only Dead on the Inside and Bare-Minimum Parenting, the creator of the viral Twitter account @XplodingUnicorn James Breakwell returns with another hilarious parenting title--this time bravely tackling the harsh realities families face on a daily basis.

Everyone has fears, but if they can't face the small ones how will they face the big ones? Kai is afraid to fly a little blue kite. But Kai is also very, very brave, and overcoming this small fear will lead him on a great adventure.

Everyone has fears, but if they can't face the small ones how will they face the big ones? Kai is afraid to fly a little blue kite. But Kai is also very, very brave, and overcoming this small fear will lead him on a great adventure.

In the first book in an exciting and charming new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished 14-year-old girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won't be as easy or as straightforward as she expected.

In the first book in an exciting and charming new coming-of-age fantasy series from the author of the Age of Fire series, an impoverished 14-year-old girl enters into a military order of dragonriders, but her path won't be as easy or as straightforward as she expected.

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Night Circus comes a timeless love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Night Circus comes a timeless love story set in a secret underground world--a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

-New Books-

Let's talk new books. Here at Adventures Underground, we are constantly striving to provide the best selection that we can, in order to better serve you.

Check out our displays of new releases for the hottest new books to hit the shelves. And if there's an upcoming release you're looking forward to, please let us know. We can always put in a special order for you to ensure you have it on release day.

We always love to hear your input about books so we can make our selection the best that it can be.

Last Weeks New Releases! 10/29

The English-language debut of one of the most powerfully strange young voices in Japan. Told in three alternating first-person narratives, The Factory casts a vivid--if sometimes surreal--portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of modern life. With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, Hiroko Oyamada is one of the boldest writers of her generation.

The English-language debut of one of the most powerfully strange young voices in Japan. Told in three alternating first-person narratives, The Factory casts a vivid--if sometimes surreal--portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of modern life. With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, Hiroko Oyamada is one of the boldest writers of her generation.

James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Adopting a different style for each chapter-- from dramatic dialogue to sermon, heroic couplets to a barroom monologue-- Geary embodies wit in all its forms. Wit's End agilely balances psychology, folktale, visual art, and literary history with lighthearted humor and acute insight, demonstrating that wit and wisdom are really the same thing.

James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Adopting a different style for each chapter-- from dramatic dialogue to sermon, heroic couplets to a barroom monologue-- Geary embodies wit in all its forms. Wit's End agilely balances psychology, folktale, visual art, and literary history with lighthearted humor and acute insight, demonstrating that wit and wisdom are really the same thing.

Recent Releases!

One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy. Caine knows what success takes. He's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it."

One of our best-loved actors, Michael Caine has starred in over 100 films in his six-decade career, spanning classic movies like Alfie, Zulu, and The Italian Job to playing Alfred opposite Christian Bale's Batman in Christopher Nolan's blockbuster Dark Knight trilogy. Caine has excelled in every kind of role--with a skill that's made it look easy. Caine knows what success takes. He's made it to the pinnacle of his profession from humble origins. But as he says, "Small parts can lead to big things. And if you keep doing things right, the stars will align when you least expect it."

From the founder of the #1 Stephen King news website Lilja's Library comes a terrifying and deliciously creepy anthology of horror stories, including a rare story from King, classics by Clive Barker and Edgar Allan Poe, a novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and many more.

From the founder of the #1 Stephen King news website Lilja's Library comes a terrifying and deliciously creepy anthology of horror stories, including a rare story from King, classics by Clive Barker and Edgar Allan Poe, a novella by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and many more.

-Used Books-

We're proud to offer an extensive selection of used books of all genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Our selection has been specially curated by our staff from our local community.

The majority of our used books come through in trade and are then put out on the shelves for you to peruse. More titles are put out every day, so be sure to check back frequently!

-Trade-

While we pride ourselves on having a large selection of used books, we need your help to keep it that way. We accept used books in trade and offer store credit in exchange that can be spent on anything in store.

We receive book trade daily and will give you a call as soon as we have a chance to go through yours. Any items that we are unable to take in trade you can choose to either have donated to the local library, or if you'd like them back, we will hold them 48 hours for you to pick up.

Book Club

 

Next Book Club Meet Up!

December 6 at 7pm in the Caterpillar Cafe.

January Book Club Selection

Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden

Escaping Exodus is a story of a young woman named Seske Kaleigh, heir to the command of a biological, city-size starship carved up from the insides of a spacefaring beast. Her clan has just now culled their latest ship and the workers are busy stripping down the bonework for building materials, rerouting the circulatory system for mass transit, and preparing the cavernous creature for the onslaught of the general populous still in stasis. It’s all a part of the cycle her clan had instituted centuries ago—excavate the new beast, expand into its barely-living carcass, extinguish its resources over the course of a decade, then escape in a highly coordinated exodus back into stasis until they cull the next beast from the diminishing herd.

And of course there wouldn’t be much of a story if things didn’t go terribly, terribly wrong.

Escaping Exodus is scheduled to be in readers’ orbit Summer 2019.

December Book Club Selection

Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett

Here there be dragons . . . and the denizens of Ankh-Morpork wish one huge firebreather would return from whence it came. Long believed extinct, a superb specimen of draco nobilis ("noble dragon" for those who don't understand italics) has appeared in Discworld's greatest city. Not only does this unwelcome visitor have a nasty habit of charbroiling everything in its path, in rather short order it is crowned King (it is a noble dragon, after all . . .).

Meanwhile, back at Unseen University, an ancient and long-forgotten volume--The Summoning of Dragons--is missing from the Library's shelves. To the rescue come Captain Vimes, Constable Carrot, and the rest of the Night Watch who, along with other brave citizens, risk everything, including a good roasting, to dethrone the flying monarch and restore order to Ankh-Morpork (before it's burned to a crisp). A rare tale, well done as only Terry Pratchett can.