South Charleston bookworms can enjoy discount all month long

December 9, 2018 by  

In honor of the holiday season, West Virginia University Press is offering book lovers in South Charleston and beyond the chance to buy new volumes at a discount.

As part of its fourth annual ‘Bah Humbug’ promotion, the publishing company is reducing the price of all its books by 30%. More than 500 West Virginia University Press books will be marked down.

Bookstores and publishing companies that offer sales and discounts for the holidays can get the word out through flyer printing. The companies can also use the discount as an opportunity to promote new releases or books of local interest.

One of the books on sale this month is ‘After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales’, which examines 40 years of communication between mining communities in Wales and the US. Written by Tom Hansell, the book takes the stance that moving away from coal production is one way to provide opportunities to people who are usually marginalized. Hansell will be appearing in person at Charleston’s Taylor Books on December.

Other West Virginia-focused books in the sale include ‘The Book of the Dead’ by Muriel Rukeyser, which was written after the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel disaster in 1931. ‘The Climb from Salt Lick: A Memoir of Appalachia’ is also discounted as part of the promotion. Set in the 1970s, the memoir finds photojournalist Nancy L. Abrams learning how to survive in the rough climate of Applachia.

The discounts are available until January 11.