Caitlin

Introducing Notecards from Fable & Fen!

Notecard with floral patternsThursday, April 4th, 2024.

One of the best things about working with a crew of multi-talented booksellers is that you never know what they'll come up with next!  Sometimes, we even get to share those talents in the store, as with store manager Rachel's beautiful window displays or bookseller emerita Miracle's poetry chapbook Plucked.  Now, we're adding another bookseller creation to our collection with floriographic notecards from the small company Fable & Fen, a business that our events coordinator Caitlin has been slowly building for the past couple years.

See The Cards


Spotlight On: Dyslexia

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

An adult reading with a childOctober was Dyslexia Awareness Month, but it's something that we as booksellers are particularly attuned to all year round.  It's estimated that 70-80% of people with reading difficulties have some form of dyslexia, but we believe that everyone can find books and stories that work for the way their brains process language.  Here are some recommendations and resources for dyslexic young readers and the grown ups who support their dreams!

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400 Audiobooks Later

Friday, June 23, 2023.

Books and headphones

June is Audiobook Month, so what better time to share some fantastic recommendations for listening?  Caitlin, audiobook fan and the book selector for Brilliant Books Monthly Audio Edition, has listened to more than 400 audiobooks in recent years and compiled a list of just a few of her favorites.

Start Listening


Books to Watch For!

Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Coming soon

Ah, the anticipation!  These days, we're looking forward to lots of things: warm sunny weather, Memorial Day's unofficial start to summer, and, (hopefully) a triumphant success of our Shelf Preservation Campaign.  But being book people, we are also looking forward to a great many books.

Here are a few we just can't wait to share!

See Them All


Book Chat: Hopepunk

Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Cat with wrapping paper

One of our favorite aspects of bookselling is talking books with fellow booklovers.  That's why we're introducing a new series featuring our booksellers in conversation about their favorite bookish things.

First up, it's Stefen and Caitlin discussing hopepunk, a sci-fi subgenre that's getting lots of attention.

All About Hopepunk


Horror vs. Dark Fantasy--What's the Difference?

Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Dark photos

Genres divisions are wonderful for a lot of reasons.  They help readers distinguish and summarize what kinds of stories they like — and they help bookstores and libraries sort books into similar sections. But sometimes, the lines between genres can be hard to distinguish.

Today, Caitlin's diving into horror, dark fantasy, and the division between the two.  Where is the line between these two genres, where is the crossover, and why does it matter?

Horror vs. Dark Fantasy


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