Dear Friends of
At the bookstore, April has always been a month of activity and creativity--in contrast to the cacophony of media just-breaking news flashes we celebrate the spare elegance of poetry, the tactile lusciousness of hand-sewn quilts, and Myrtie Cope's wonderful color photographs of these works of art. Please join us for a reception for the artists on Saturday, April 8th from 4 to 6 p.m. We're hoping to swing open the front doors to a lovely, warm Spring late afternoon and enjoy the camaraderie and art, along with afternoon tea and tasties. Participate in "Poem in Your Pocket" all month long--we have tiny folded up poems that you can carry around all day and enjoy (try reading your poem early, middle, and at the end of the day to see if the meaning changes for you...). And, come to our Poetry Open Mic Night on Saturday the 22nd at 7--read a selection from your favorite poet or one of your own.
Least we get too distracted by poetry (oh, how it grows on you--check out our selection of poetry books), we'll also be hosting our third Living Room Conversation--this month's topic is "Health Care". What a topic given the yawning space just created by the failure of Repeal and Replace--we are looking forward to a discussion from all points of the political spectrum, accomplished in an atmosphere of curiosity, respect, and fun. There's room for 12 and we do it on a "first come, first serve" sign-up every month. Come and contribute! (
The Living Room Conversation
website is fantastic for anyone who wants to do their own--complete with topics, questions, and great tips--put one together!)
And, Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, April 29th! All day! All across the country! We're planning lots of specials--and a great way to help our local teachers build their classroom libraries. As a community, we can help. Hope that you drop in!
Our book groups always offer a chance to talk with other book lovers about titles that may not have shown up on your reading lists--it's a great way of being challenged by new ideas--why not? It's Spring! And, stay tuned for the return of our every-so-often Women of a Certain Age (you know who you are..) get-togethers. As we prepared our taxes we reckoned that a discussion about financial management might be just the ticket--we'll set date and time as soon as we identify a great speaker.
Thanks everyone for your entries to our first "Zebulon Show"--we're looking forward to seeing more for our June show. There's still time to enter! See below for a link to enter four of your favorites. And, as soon as the Call for Entry for the 15th annual
Exposures show is released we'll send you a notice. This year we're calling it
...(there are so many reasons why...).
And, as always, come on by and tell us what you're reading...Karen is just dipping into
The Devil and Webster by Jean Hanff Korelitz (with Chris not far behind) and Shaunesee loves the
Beautiful Creatures series. Thanks for supporting the store--we couldn't do it without you!
All of us at A Novel Experience