I can’t believe we’re already half way through June! It hasn’t even warmed up yet, though the weather lady (if she’s accurate for a change!) tells us we should expect some steamy days later this week.
We have lots of exciting events this summer, beginning with a Beach Reads edition of 30-in-30 with Kate Bearce, this Saturday, June 20th at 2pm. Don’t miss this customer favorite, when Kate talks about 30 of her favorite summer books — mostly new, but with a few oldies but goodies.
Next up, of course, it Reader’s Anonymous, which comes on the last Thursday evening of each month (6pm), and is a fun opportunity for book lovers to gather and talk books. Feel free to drop in at this casual and friendly meeting! (Oh, and if we’re really lucky, some of the girls will bring yummy snacks!)
On Saturday, June 27th, at 2 pm, we are excited to welcome Zachary Michael Jack, editor of Iowa: The Definitive Collection, along with our own Dr. Bob Leonard, one of the contributors to this volume of writings by Iowans about Iowa through two centuries.
As for the gifts, keep us in mind for Father’s Day! We’ve got books, of course, including plenty of grilling cookbooks, stories about golf, westerns, thrillers, and classic literature. We have golf balls, wallets and money clips, journals, thermoses and travel mugs, oh, and Chocolates!!!
For the ladies, we have some fun new things being delivered each day. Check our our fab new summer jewelry, including rings and charm bracelets and much more. We also have a gorgeous new collection of handbags and wallets, some with faux croc finishes, others with shell and horn overlays. I’ll keep you posted on other incoming items!
Last month’s used book sale was successful in clearing out some room downstairs, and we were able to make a nice donation to The Red Rock Arts Alliance. This month’s beneficiary of 10% of our used book sales is Helping Hands, so be sure to head downstairs when you visit the shop to see the many used book treasures our wonderful community has donated.
We look forward to seeing you soon at The Next Chapter!