Weekly Specials, News & More

Bookstore News October 23 - 26(1)

Here’s what’s half price this week:

Select tween/teen books, mostly fiction with a bit of nonfiction are ½ off!  Many if not most of these books are only 25¢ or 50¢ now!

All our Halloween books are reduced by half so they will fly out of the store and into someone’s home where they can work their Halloween magic before the big day!

Select fiction that’s part of one of our quirkier sales – all the books have orange or black or orange & black colored spines. It’s an interesting and totally diverse and dissimilar collection of books. Hey the good things is they are normally $2.00 books that are only $1.oo this week

Come and take a look.

 

CarolM

Bookstore News October 23 - 26

Here’s what’s half price this week:

Select tween/teen books, mostly fiction with a bit of nonfiction are ½ off!  Many if not most of these books are only 25¢ or 50¢ now!

All our Halloween books are reduced by half so they will fly out of the store and into someone’s home where they can work their Halloween magic before the big day!

Select fiction that’s part of one of our quirkier sales – all the books have orange or black or orange & black colored spines. It’s an interesting and totally diverse and dissimilar collection of books. Hey the good things is they are normally $2.00 books that are only $1.oo this week

Come and take a look.

 

CarolM

Bookstore News October 16 - 19

This week in the store:
   • Select Children and Tween books are ½ off. Great prices on great picture and chapter books!
   • A spotlight on Biographies. Biographies can inspire, entertain, and teach, why not read a biography of someone    interesting this week? We have a great selection.
   • Halloween Books –“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers,’ tis near Halloween.”  It's almost here, enjoy it!
CarolM

Bookstore News October 9 - 12

Recently I was reading an article about children’s picture books online. I’d like to share a paragraph with you that I think captures the essence of reading picture books aloud.

“The words in a picture book are written to be performed. They are meant to be read aloud. Each syllable, each line break, each sentence’s placement on the page and where those critical page-turns occur, the rhythm, the word choice, the repetition (and maybe even the rhyme, if it’s done well) — all of these are massively important. The goal is for everything to come together in such a way that the reader of the book becomes a star performer and their audience adores them. The read-aloud experience should be so extraordinary that practically as soon as the book is closed, everyone just wants to open it up and do it again.”


http://archive.hbook.com/magazine/articles/2011/may11_frazee.asp

Reading a picture book aloud should be an EXPERIENCE. Reading aloud is a shared activity, as much fun for the reader as the read to. Stories we hear as children often stay with us our whole lives, teaching lessons that become part of the fabric of who we are. The memories of being read to can also last a lifetime.

The Friends Bookstore has a wonderful collection of children’s picture books and older children’s books also. This week you will find many on sale for ½ off. For a dollar or less you can create an experience and make wonderful memories too.

CarolM

Bookstore News October 2 - 5

“The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television.” ~Andrew Ross, author

Our small bookstore is filled with ideas to contemplate, facts to learn, and stories that will carry you away.

I want to share with you a list of the categories of books we have available in the bookstore. You'll find lots of food for thought.


Architecture, Art, Biography, Black Studies, Business, CDs (music), Children’s, Civil War, Classics, Collectibles, Computers, Cooking, Crafts, Diet, Drama, Education, Fiction, Fitness, Food, Foreign Language, Gardening, Geography, Government, Health, History, Hobbies, How To, Humor, Language, Law, Literature, Marriage, Mathematics, Medicine, Michigan, Military, Miscellaneous, Music, Mystery, Native American, Nature, New Age, New Arrivals, Occult, Parenting, Philosophy, Poetry, Psychology, Reading, Reference, Religion, Romance, Science, Science Fiction, Self Help, Seniors, Sociology, Speaking, Speech, Sports, Spy, Travel, True Stories, Vintage Volumes, Westerns, Women’s Issues, Writing, Young Adult Fiction

We invite you to come in and browse.

CarolM

Bookstore News September 25 - 28

We’ve worked very hard to get out the message that the Friends Bookstore has an exciting selection of recently released titles and currently popular books. We’ve gone to great lengths to let people know that we are not the kind of bookstore that is full of dusty old volumes with long forgotten titles.

But people do like old books too. And many people enjoy looking through books from days gone by. So this week we have pulled together a cart full of vintage volumes for just those folks. If you are one of those people, come down and peruse our golden oldies.

In addition to vintage volumes we are spotlighting hunting books this week.  From wild turkey to deer and big game, there’s a lot to choose from. 

 

CarolM

Bookstore News September 18 - 21

The Bag-of Books Sale was a great success! Many wonderful books found new homes and space was made for “new” books to make their way into the bookstore. The next Bag Sale is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014. In November we hold our annual Gift-Quality Book Sale. That sale begins the day after Thanksgiving and you can buy wonderful gift-quality books for a fraction of retail price. These are both special events to look forward to. In the meantime we are open four days a week, every week, with great selections at amazingly low prices.
CarolM

Bookstore News August 28 - 31

The Children’s Book Sale continues this week. People walked out of the store with armloads of great children’s books last week for ½ of our already low prices. No worries if you missed the sale last week, not only are all children’s books still ½ off but all the shelves have been refilled and the selection is fantastic!

If you have ever dreamed about starting your own business, you might want to plan on paying us a visit this week. We have a great selection of books that might give you some ideas and suggestion on ways to make that dream come true and show you ways to profit from doing what you love.

And don't forget - Saturday, September 14, is the next Bag-of-Books Sale!

 

CarolM

Bookstore News August 21 - 24

This week ALL children's books are 1/2 off! That means all picture books, all chapter books, all science books, all classics, all easy readers, all myths and folk tales - well I thnk you get it - ALL chilldren's books are 1/2 off!
CarolM

Bookstore News August14 - 17

Books for 10¢ each! A grocery-size bag filled to the very top with books for only $2.00! It’s almost time for the annual Friends Fall Bag-of-Books Sale! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 14. The sale will be on the third floor of Central Library and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You will find lots of fiction, assorted non-fiction and children’s books. Stay tuned and I will fill you in on the details as we get closer to the date.

In the store this week we have lots of new children’s books, CDs, cookbooks, and unique and interesting reference materials.
CarolM