Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone, we hope you are enjoying the holidays. We have been open for eight years! We appreciate all of our customers so much so that we are having a sale on this Wednesday, December 26th. Everything in the store will be 20% off! So come on by, thanks!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

We just wanted to share this hilarious little article about a fan's letter to Maurice Sendak. It's great. (oh, and we have just about every book Mr. Sendak has written or illustrated for in stock, in case you were curious.)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Hi folks,

               So do you know what Gary Larson’s favorite children’s book is? We know! The book is Mr. Bear Squash-You-All-Flat. (In case you did not know, Gary Larson is a cartoonist from Tacoma, Washington who created the hilarious “The Far Side” comics.) It is a great book for 3-6 year olds. We currently have hard-back editions in stock.
               Mr. Squash-You-All Flat is story of Mr. Bear, the Neighborhood Nuisance who roams the forest squashing the houses of other animals - and finally gets his own hilarious, smashing comeuppance. The illustrations are heart felt and totally hilarious too! Don’t believe us? Just look below!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hi folks!

                So guess who won “Best Book Store in Wallingford” in Seattle Magazine’s Best of 2012? We did! Check us out in the December issue of Seattle Magazine, which lists the best of all your favorite neighborhoods, including Wallingford!

     Christmas is approaching-do you need a picture book recommendation for a 4-8 year old? How about The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce? Which is one of our staff picks and is the story that inspired the Academy-Award winning short film of 2010. It is a very touching story and Joyce’s most personal story of his career to date. (Here is the link to the movie if you would like to see the film.

               “Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day".
               Also, we have a trade for store credit announcment.. Our trading days for the rest of this month is: 12/15 from 10-3, NO TRADES on 12/22 and on 12/29 from 10-3.

Saturday, December 8, 2012


A new day calls for a new book right? Looking for a local author suggestion? Sherman Alexie is a fantastic local author. His young adult book is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and is inspired by his own experiences growing up. He chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one unlucky boy trying to rise above the life everyone expects him to live.

Junior is a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Born with a variety of medical problems, he is picked on everyone but his best friend. Determined to receive a good education, Junior leaves the rez to attend an all-white school in the neighboring farm town where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Despite being condemned as a traitor to his people and enduring great tragedies, Junior attacks life with wit and humor and discovers a strength inside of himself that he never knew existed.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Hi Folks,

Today we got a shipment of The Wizard of Oz books and we love The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 100th Anniversary Edition. It is one of the true classics of American Literature. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imaginations of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American Fairy Tale, as L. Frank Baum crafted a wonderland out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used an old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, “There’s no place like home.”

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powerful Wizard of Oz.  
         The lavishly produced first edition contains all 24 of W.W. Denslow’s original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 130 two-color illustrations that help make The Wonderful Wizard of Oz so special and enduring.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hi there!

Do you need any book recommendations for some young adult readers? How about The Hobbit? The Hobbit is a great modern classic and is the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings but was originally written as book for J.R.R. Tolkien’s children.

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any further than his pantry or his cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo is reluctant to take part in this quest, but he surprised himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar.
We are so excited about the movie adaptation, which will be released on December 14th in case you didn't know. We have hardback, 75th Anniversary editions which would make for an awesome gift, and paperback editions in stock.