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A Little Spring Cleaning

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Spring is an excellent time for a bit of a re-set.  As we shake out the dust of winter and welcome in the sunshine, a little spring cleaning can do wonders in many different aspects of your life.  From decluttering your house to refreshing your yard to reorganizing your mindset, here are a few books to help you get underway.

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Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

First celebrated more than 50 years ago as the environmentalism movement of the 70s was taking off, Earth Day was created as a way to channel public action into helping the environment.  We've come a long way since then, thanks in large part to better education as a society as to how our actions and choices affect our planet, both now and into the future.

Today, we hope everyone takes the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful planet we call home, perhaps by exploring the great outdoors, sharing a story about nature with a young reader, or enjoying one yourself.  To that end, we've assembled some of our favorite Earth and environment-centric books for readers of all ages.  How will you celebrate Earth Day?

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Kids in the Garden

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

Gardening is a special kind of magic, and now is the time to share that joy with the little ones.  Even the youngest kids can enjoy watching their flowers bloom and seedlings poke their way out of the ground.   While we wait for the last vestiges of winter to loosen their grasp, here are a few stories to inspire your young gardeners!

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Dealing with Feelings

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

 

The past year has been tough for all of us, but it's been especially hard on kids.  With their schedules disrupted, their normal outlets for activity suspended, and their usual sources of comfort and guidance—parents, teachers, guardians, coaches, etc—all dealing with stress of their own, it's tricky for kids to learn to navigate this new landscape of emotion.  Books can help them find ways to understand and cope with these big feelings.  Our children's specialist, Rachel, has put together a list of books for young readers in need of a little guidance.

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Life Beyond Books: Rachel & Montana

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

 

Over the past year, you've gotten to know our booksellers a bit better, but while we're quick to share our bookish interests, we seldom take the time to share our other areas of expertise.  We asked each staff member to share a new kind of story, one about their life beyond books.  The latest bookseller to be featured is Rachel, director of our children's department, store manager, and consummate outdoorsperson.

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Gearing Up for Gardening

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

If you ever talk to me for more than about five minutes, chances are, I will pull out my phone and start showing you pictures of my garden.  Or my seedlings.  Or the awesome head of broccoli I grew this one time (seriously, it was gorgeous...and delicious).  Or the patch of dirt that will, someday, be home to a riot of colorful blooms.  Gardening is second only to my pets as the primary subject of my camera roll, and it's definitely primary occupation of my free time as soon as the weather breaks until everything is put to bed in the fall...

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Life Beyond Books: Peter & Chelsea Football Club

Thursday,January 28th, 2021

 

Over the past year, you've gotten to know our booksellers a bit better as we shared our favorite books, recent reads, recommendations, and, of course, photos of our work-from-home spaces and furry coworkers.  But while we're quick to share our bookish interests, we seldom take the time to share about our other hobbies, interests, and areas of expertise, and with such a quirky group of people, you'd better believe those non-bookish pursuits are both varied and intriguing!  So we thought we'd ask each staff member to share a new kind of story, one about their life beyond books.  First up is Peter, store owner and lifelong fan of Chelsea Football Club.

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On Power and Protest

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

My family has been diving deep this week into discussions of the first amendment and what a healthy protest looks like. There has been a lot to unpack for all of us, and these aren't straightforward conversations, especially for young people.  That makes them all the more important, however.  There is so much responsibility in being a good citizen.  We need to understand our rights and how our actions affect those around us.

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