It's that time of year again! It's cold out, and the falling snow makes the perfect backdrop to a cozy reading hour! Need some inspiration (or motivation--we know you're eyeing that Netflix tab...)? Participate in our Winter Reading Challenge! Stop by to pick up a sheet that lists different kinds of books, and see how many you can check off!
This year, we're helping you pick out the perfect gifts for you loved ones, one day at a time! Each day, we'll be posting new recommendations by theme. Have a friend who loves film? Music? Tea? Baking? Sports? No matter who you're shopping for, there are great books and other gifts here to inspire you.
As always, never hesititate to ask for assistance from any of our booksellers, whether it be in locating something specific, recommendations, ordering (most items arrive overnight at no extra charge), or shipping straight to the recipient's door. We hope to see you all soon, even if only to wish you Happy Holidays!
DAY 1: Space
2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (new gift edition with introduction by Neil Gaiman!)
Doctor Who: The Whoniverse
Spaceships: An Illustrated History of the Real & Imaginary
An Observer's Notebook: Astronomy
To the Moon Coloring Book
Science Decomposition Notebook
Einstein's Bath-time Continuum Soap
Wrinkle in Time Badge
DAY 2: Hipster Parent
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
1 to 20 Animals Aplenty
Baby's First Soft Book: Friendly Faces in the Yard
Moustaches Temporary tattoos
We've long been a popular stop for all your bookish needs, from activity books for the kids to audiobooks to listen to on your next road trip or cleaning spree. But not everyone wants to use CDs anymore! So if you're looking to download digital audiobooks straight to your devices AND support your local independent bookstore, check out our storefront at LibroFM.
This summer, we challenged kids, ages 17 and under, to read as much as they could! For every five books they read, we gave them a free book! Some took it even a step further and handed in reviews of the books they'd particularly liked. Congratulations are in order for Claire (14), April (9), and Kimberley (10) who are the winners of the review writing contest!
“An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children—and that includes our girls—in this critical field.” —Sheryl Sandberg
Our bookbuyer, Mark Ouillette, will be speaking on WAMC's Book Picks segment of Joe Donahue's Roundtable! He'll be chatting about his most anticipated new books this season. We hope you'll tune in on August 16th at 10am but if you miss it, just stop in! We're stocking the books, and, of course, Mark and all the booksellers here are always happy to recommend our favorite books!