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A Time for Growth and Celebration

If anything has been revealed this past months, it is that in our country (and, indeed, around the world) a divide fed by a lack of communication and a divergence of values based on the rhetoric we use to talk about issues. Now more than ever it's vital for us to think, listen, read, and speak critically, to investigate and interrogate, to question and contemplate. Books are a great start: educate yourself, read something that you'd normally not pick up. But they're not enough. Get out, talk to new people, talk about the hard stuff, the stuff that makes us squirm, the stuff that the tiny voice in the back of our minds shouts we shouldn't ever discuss. We have to push ourselves and challenge others too. We'll make it through.

Page 1 Books is more than just a unique bookstore: it's a community. With our knowledgeable booksellers, collection of resident authors, and loyal locals, we have built a fellowship of readers, writers, and enthusiasts. Stop by soon and discover what our local, Independent bookstore has in store for you.

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"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot 
earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall

- Nadine Stair
Read Harder Challenge

The Page One Staff is once again taking on BookRiot's  Read Harder Challenge! The challenge consists of 24 tasks--averaging to 2 books a month--chosen to push you to read books you otherwise wouldn't have picked up.

To the right are some of the books we've read this month. We invite you to take on the challenge with us! Email us at, Tweet  @pageonebooks, or message us on  Facebook with your progress and we'll feature you on our website!

Resist Empathize Act Discuss

Each month we're going to highlight a few books on a subject of particular relevance. 

April: National Child Abuse Prevention
  Three Little Words, by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
An inspiring true story of the tumultuous nine years Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent in the foster care system, and how she triumphed over painful memories and real-life horrors to ultimately find her own voice.

Other reads:
Call Me Tuesday , by Leigh Byrne
-  Spilled Milk , by K.L. Randis
- A Child Called It, by Dave Pelzer

As we're starting this section now, here are our selections for topics in January, February, and March.

J anuary:  Immigrants and Immigration          
     We Too Sing America, by Deepa Iyer
Iyer asks whether hate crimes should be considered domestic terrorism and explores the role of the state in perpetuating racism through detentions, national registration programs, police profiling, and constant surveillance. In a book that reframes the discussion of race in America, a brilliant young activist provides ideas from the front lines of post-9/11 America.

February: Black History Month       
     All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning novel, two teens-one black, one white-grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.

March: Women's History Month
     The Mother of All Questions, by Rebecca Solnit
In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award-winning novel, two teens-one black, one white-grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.

Upcoming Events
Splintered Reflections with Laura Kelly

Local author Laura Kelly will be joining us to discuss her debut novel,  Splintered Reflections , on  Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00pm .

Shattered by the loss of both her parents , Cathy struggles with her identity asking every morning as she looks in the mirror:  Who Am I ?  Plagued by guilt and the issues left unresolved, she's struggles to escape the box she created for herself. Rescued from her isolation by a new friend named Jane,  Cathy begins to break free of her shell t hrough Jane's insistence that the world's adventures are to be embraced. When challenged by a demanding, creative writing Professor, Cathy discovers the cathartic effects of writing as she pours her thoughts and feelings onto paper, transforming not only the blank piece of paper but also herself. 

Independent Bookstore Day on April 29th!

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  In the past we've had treats, guest bookseller, raffles, and more. This year, among the giveaways are a signed copies from George R.R. Martin and James S.A. Corey!

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they're community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

In a world of tweets and algorithms and pageless digital downloads, bookstores are not a dying anachronism.  They are living, breathing organisms that continue to grow and expand. In fact, there are more of them this year than there were last year. And they are at your service.

Authors: if you're interested in being a Guest Bookseller this year, please contact Craig ( ASAP.

Keep an eye out for more information!
We've Changed Our Rewards System!

We've moved away from print coupons to be more enviornmentally friendly! Instead, we have  Membership Tokens  that cost a one-time $5, work as forever coupons ($5 off purchases of $30 or more), and give you access to exclusive deals & specials throughout the year!

If you have old coupons--no matter the month or year--we'll still take them!

If you have any questions, please ask a customer service representative or at the register.
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