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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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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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Back to School

One of the many fun jobs we get as booksellers is seasonally changing displays, pulling out old favorites and bringing in new additions with the changing of season, holidays and special events.  Normally with the approach of summer's end, we start gathering our return to school and fall favorites, books for calming nervous jitters and to welcome the changing seasons. 

90 Seconds: Easy Chapter Books for 1st and 2nd Graders

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Since we can't have dozens of customers in store as we usually would this time of year, we've come up with other ways to keep our booksellers' recommending skills sharp.  The latest challenge?  The 90 second book list.  Here's how it works.  Each bookseller gets a topic and 90 seconds to find as many books as fit that topic as possible.

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Summer Cookbooks

Friday, June 26th, 2020

By the end of winter and root vegetable season, I am always so excited for the fresh foods of summer. 

 

With the farmer's market back open and so many with home gardens right now, getting creative with vegetables is a must.

 

Here are some great additions to your cookbook collection, that will brighten your summer meals.

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