Weekly Specials, News & More
April is National Poetry Month. Beginning in 1996, each April we take time to recognize and celebrate poets and poetry. In 1996, President Clinton commemorated poets saying “Their creativity and wealth of language enrich our culture and inspire a new generation of Americans to learn the power of reading and writing at its best." This week we pulled together a really nice selection of children’s poetry including classics by Silverstein, Stevenson, Tomie dePaola, and Judith Viorst. You’ll also find rhymes, tongue twisters and even poetry by Dean Koontz. There’s a little bit of everything. It’s a fun collection that presents lots of opportunity for reading out loud with the child of your choice.
This is the last full week of our fiscal year. Next Tuesday is the beginning of our new year. The long, cold, winter was a little tough on sales. If you haven’t been in for a while or if you’re planning on coming in soon; how about this week? Help us finish up the year with a great week. I promise you’ll find lots to make you happy. We have lots of new things in almost every category. I look forward to seeing you this week!
We received a donation of some wonderful needlework magazines. Yarn forward and Interweave Knits include knitting and crochet patterns, colorful pictures and interesting articles. Quilting Arts Magazine is a high quality magazine with inspired quilt designs and Belle Armoire – Art to Wear has fantastic designer quality sewing projects. These magazines are priced between 25¢ and $1.00. These are just a few of the fine needlework publications we have available. There are loads of great ideas and lovely, creative projects in these magazines.
Do you remember the Landmark Book series? The books are true stories about American History and were written in the 1950s and 60s. We have a nice collection of these books. I know many homeschoolers like them. These books are not in “collectible”” condition, buy they are good solid reading copies, mostly without dust jackets. At $2.00 each it’s a great deal.
Donations have picked up and that means the selection in the store is better than ever. We replenished our shelves and you’ll find lots of great new things from which to choose. There are a couple of spotlights I’d like to share with you.
This week you can choose from a small but nice selection of The Great Courses by the Teaching Company, on DVD including: The Human Body: How We Fail and How We Heal, Great Religions of the World, The Life and Work of Mark Twain, you can choose from 14 different interesting topics.
And, for the younger crowd we have a nice selection of books from The American Girl Library. There are books about Addy, Samantha, Molly and the rest, as well as American Girl books on manners, math, boys, horses and more. If you know someone that likes American Girl books, we have a good selection at a great price.
March is National Reading Month. The National Education Association began Reading Month to encourage reading particularly with and to young children. We have so many wonderful children’s books to choose from. You can find a book for any age child, board books to teen fiction, it’s all here. The selection is great and the price is too! Most books cost about $1.00. Come down and see us and make it a family outing. We have books for everyone.
If you are a fan of classical music you won’t want to miss coming in this week. We have a large collection of classical music on CDs. I’m not an expert but I’ve been told that the selection will put a smile on your face if you love classical music.
“Standing there, staring at the long shelves crammed with books, I felt myself relax and was suddenly at peace.”
― Helene Hanff, Q's Legacy
I love this quote. Come on down for a little “bookstore therapy.” As always we have lots of new things to choose from this week.
Recently a customer stopped me in the store to tell me how much he enjoyed shopping at the bookstore. His comments stayed with me and I thought I would share them with you. He remarked that what he likes about the bookstore is that it combines the best of two worlds for him. He loves ”the thrill of the hunt,” never knowing what treasure he might discover, finding unusual subjects and titles or maybe a book read and loved many years ago, these are the things he feels create the essence of a good used bookstore, but he also really appreciates being able to shop in a store that is a well-organized, bright, space that also contains a great selection of many current titles and best sellers. I have to say I agree with him.
This week: The BOGO special continues on select popular authors and in response to your requests, we now have a selection of audio books on tape back in the store.
Buy one get one freethis week on select recent titles (2012 and 2013) by popular authors. Authors include: Barbara Taylor Bradford, Mary Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, Iris Johansen, Jonathon Kellerman, Fern Michaels, James Paterson, and Stuart Woods. Such a deal!
Our featured authors this week are J.A. Jance, Karen Kingsbury, and Tracie Peterson. We feature an author when we have a big collection of their work. Karen Kingsbury and Tracie Petersen are popular Christian Fiction writers. If you enjoy this genre, come peruse our extensive Christian Fiction section.
We also have a large selection of “Inspirational Romance” in large print. This is something we don’t see very often so if this is your cup of tea, come see us this week.
We put out lots of great new stuff this week. Check out Science, History, Biography and Psychology / Self-Help especially for interesting new titles. We have 2 featured categories this week. You’ll find a cart of Religion books in the center aisle filled with a diverse and unusual collection of books on religion. The other category of books we’re featuring is cookbooks, but not just any cookbooks. This week we pulled together a collection of all the Spiral-Bound Church and Community Fundraiser Cookbooks we could find. These cookbooks, priced at $1.00 each often contain regional specialties and in the older ones you may find long-forgotten recipes from days gone by. We look forward to seeing you soon.
This is the last week of the first month of 2014. It is time to evaluate the progress made on month-old New Year’s resolutions. Or maybe not. Perhaps you didn’t make any resolutions this year. Possibly you’ve been considering what it is you really want to resolve to do. Let me offer 10 Friendly Resolutions for you to consider. These resolutions are easy to keep, they’ll save you money, and you will be helping yourself and others. Here they are:
1. Tell two friends about the bookstore
2. Shop at the Bag-of-Books Sales in:
3. Shop at the bookstore once a month
4. Bring a friend to the bookstore on one of your visits
5. Read the bookstore’s blog to learn more about weekly specials
6. Renew, and consider upgrading, your membership in the Friends of KPL
7. Invite a friend to join FKPL
8. Attend the annual meeting of Friends
9. Try a new author –at these prices you can afford to take a chance
10. Mark the day after Thanksgiving on your calendar as the public opening of our annual Gift Book Sale. (You will have already had a sneak preview on Tuesday afternoon before Thanksgiving if you are a member.)