This week we shelved - lots of lovely art books, additional interesting Michigan-themed books, heaps of picture-filled cook books and loads of other books you'll want to take home with you!
We’re putting out an extra cart of Michigan books - there's a nice mix of books including local and state histories and other Michigan related topics.
You'll also find an extra cart of cook books. We have an abundance of cook books - really nice ones - with pictures! Very few are priced more than $3.00 and many cost only a dollar!
Come in and see our collection of 2014 “Hot Picks” these are books that were popular and frequently requested last year. This collection includes the newest books by Jane Smiley, Chuck Palahniuk, and Lee Child.
I hope you were able to get to the Bag-of-Books Sale on Saturday. It was a busy and exciting sale and lots and lots of happy folks walked out with many bags of books. We tried something a bit different this time and I’m interested in how our customers liked it. Those of you that attend our sales know that we fill long tables with fiction books (including fiction, mystery, sci-fi and romance) spine up and bracketed with bookends. Normally we put the children’s books and nonfiction on carts. We’ve been aware that shopping from the carts can be difficult because some of the books are so low, down on the bottom shelves, and the books keep falling over on their sides. This sale we set up a couple of rows of tables and placed assorted nonfiction books, spine up, in boxes on the tables. We hoped that would be an easy way to see what’s available and eliminate some of the hassle of shopping from the carts. We probably won’t ever be able to eliminate all the carts, but I wondered if using the boxes is worth the effort. Did it make things easier for those shopping? If you were at the sale and want to share an opinion, please do. Comment here or email me at email@example.com.
Mark your calendars for our next Bag-of-Books Sale coming on Saturday, January 31. As usual, books are 10 cents each or you can fill up a grocery-size bag and pay only $2.00. Please feel free to bring your own sturdy bags. We will have grocery bags for those who need them. The selection will include:
- Fiction, mystery, romance, and science fiction
- Assorted nonfiction
- Children's books
- Assorted audio visual materials
The sale is at Central library and begins at 9:00 closing at 3:30. Please call 553-7820 with any questions.
I admit I am at times astonished by our donations; not just the number of books, but the continual, steady influx of books! I sometimes think the postal carriers creed “Neither rain nor snow, nor sleet nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” has been adopted by the folks that set out to bring us their books. The recent freezing temps and the mountains of snow have not diminished our donations! We have added many, many books to our shelves this week. We still have a nice selection of quilting books. Come into our warm and friendly bookstore and enjoy a little time selecting your next read.
The bookstore will stay closed today. Days like this are why you never want to be caught without a pile of books to choose from just in case you finish the one you're reading. Hope to see you soon!
Happy 2015! The bookstore will be open regular hours this week. Stop in we have lots of great new stuff! We received a fabulous donation of quilting books. We have over 100 really high quality books on quilting and our price on most of them is $2.00 to $3.00. If you quilt, come in and check these out. Spread the word, your quilting friends will thank you.
We will be closed on Wednesday, New Year's Eve. We will open again on Friday and will also be open on Saturday. We wish you a very happy New Year!
We will not be open until Friday this week. We want to wish all our friends peace and happiness during the holidays!