It's Going to be a Seuss-tastic Spring

Have we seen the last of the cold weather? Greg seems to think so, as he went to buy his tomato plants today. He is busy cleaning out the garden beds and doing spring things. We were able to sit on the front porch and read this weekend.

At the shop, we've been busy restocking our gift shelves after the holiday season. New journals, pens, and note cards are waiting here for you. And Julia has picked out fun new jigsaw puzzles for your family's spring break at the beach (or in the mountains!).

Book Bites: Memorable Memoirs and Fantastic Fiction

Memoirs your thing? Have we got the book for you. Books, even. A wave of fascinating life stories have hit our shelves in recent weeks; click the button below to get the scoop on three of our favorites. Of course, that’s not all we’ve been reading. Cathy and Jennifer can always be counted on to help find the perfect book for readers of any age. Valerie just finished a great mystery. And Barb absolutely loved the latest novel from Kristin Hannah — it’s every bit as good as The Nightingale.

Oh, and have you heard about Teen Book Con? The annual festival for young adult readers returns for its ninth year on March 24, and the 2018 lineup is one of the best yet. Get in the mood by checking out one of our favorite teen releases from last year, and stay tuned for more Teen Book Con reviews in the coming weeks.

Another Exciting Event Announcement, Plus Valentine's Gifts!

Often we think of January and February as being a slow time at the shop. A time to relax, think of new projects, and talk about what we are reading. This year, it's been full steam ahead for events and projects with no break in sight! And we love it. Our Bookworm Festival on Saturday was so wonderful. Over 500 kids, parents, and teachers were entertained by seven wonderful authors and one standout musician. Everyone had a chance to meet some book stars!