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Please enjoy our January 2022 E-Newsletter
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written."
—Melody Beattie
Welcome Readers,

A new year begins again! We may all feel as though the last year (or the year before that) was "a lifetime", but it wasn't... it was the same 12 months, or 52 weeks, or 365 days, or 8,760 hours that we're blessed with every calendar year.

Did you make the most of it? Did you reach your reading goals? Have you made any new goals for the upcoming year? Come by the store to share with us those goals, and we'll do our best to help you achieve them! More nonfiction? We've got it. More total books? We can assist with that. Reading as a family? You better believe that's a goal worth striving towards.

Let's make 2022 a "good book" year together! We'll tell you about our favorites as well as the upcoming ones we're excited to read; please share yours with us too.​​

Alli & Amy
& the Book Bin Family

2021 ADULT

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse
by Charlie Mackesy
115 copies

The Hill We Climb
by Amanda Gorman
109 copies

The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig
94 copies

The Social Graces
by Renee Rosen
89 copies

The Lincoln Highway
by Amor Towles
89 copies

The Henna Artist
by Alka Joshi
85 copies

The Four Winds
by Kristin Hannah
82 copies

This Tender Land
by William Kent Krueger
79 copies

The Rose Code
by Kate Quinn
78 copies

The Vanishing Half
by Brit Bennett
74 copies

2021 KIDS

See Touch Feel
by Roger Priddy
65 copies

Jungle Night
by Sandra Boynton
60 copies

Woodland Dance
by Sandra Boynton
52 copies

I am Malala:
Young Reader's Edition
by Malala Yousafzai
48 copies

Goodnight Moon
by Margaret Wise Brown
46 copies

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
41 copies

Moo Baa La La La
by Sandra Boynton
36 copies

Where Is The Green Sheep?
by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
33 copies

Change Sings: A Children's Anthem
by Amanda Gorman
33 copies

Little Blue Truck Board Book
by Alice Schertle
32 copies

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?
By Carmela LaVigna Coyle
32 copies

I Love Music:
My First Sound Book
by Marion Billet
31 copies

The Plot
by Jean Hanff Korelitz
49 copies

State of Terror
by Louise Penny & Hillary Clinton
42 copies

The Cellist
by Daniel Silva
40 copies

The Judge's List
by John Grisham
39 copies

The Madness of Crowds
by Louise Penny
37 copies

by Bob Woodward
41 copies

Call Us What We Carry
by Amanda Gorman
39 copies

The Code Breaker
by Walter Isaacson
36 copies

American Marxism
by Mark R. Levin
34 copies

The Bomber Mafia
by Malcolm Gladwell
31 copies
Book Bin's Upcoming Events

Our Adult Book Discussion is back in person! Please join us as we discuss The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel with Sheila Whalen as our discussion group leader. 

The date of the in-person discussion is Thursday January 6 at 7:00 pm. Your RSVP is important for us in our setting up for the evening, so please call us or click below; we will no longer host the discussion over Zoom.

The Book Bin's Adult Book Discussion has a long history behind it of great questions, deep diving into the novels we select, and a general feeling of community. We'd love to have you here.
Mystery Book Club

The date for our next Mystery Book Club will be Monday, March 14 at 7:00 pm.

Our discussion of The Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman, will be lead by Alli Gilley & Ron Oberman.

As with our Adult Book Discussion, we'd appreciate if those of you planning to attend would call or email us with your RSVP.
Detective Ron and Detective Alli are excited to get to the heart of this mystery with you as our partners!

As with our Adult Book Discussion, there will not be a Zoom option this year.
January's Exciting New Adult Releases
Jan. 4 Publication Date
Jan. 11 Publication Date
Jan. 11 Publication Date
Jan. 18 Publication Date
Jan. 18 Publication Date
Jan. 4 Publication Date
Jan. 11 Publication Date
Jan. 3 Publication Date
Jan. 11 Publication Date
Upcoming Children's Releases
Jan. 11 Publication Date
Jan. 25 Publication Date
Jan. 25 Publication Date
Jan. 11 Publication Date
Jan. 18 Publication Date
Jan. 11 Publication Date
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Jan. 11 Publication Date
Our "Clubs"

We pride ourselves on our friendliness and our service to our customers and community. As we pondered everything we offer, we came up with this list of "clubs" available to you at the Book Bin. Invite your friends!

Frequent Reader Club
A punch card offers $10 off!

Our Book Club
We meet on the first Thursday night of the month (January's Discussion is on January 6.)

Book Bin Detective Club
Our mystery book club meets on a Monday night every few months, with our next in-person meeting coming up on March 14.

The Booklovers Club
We mail a book to someone on your behalf, such as a new baby, a voracious reader, a newly retired person, or perhaps for a birthday gift that "keeps giving". You set the length of time and approximate price each month; we take care of the rest!
Quick Question: What did you do for New Year's Eve?
Went to a Small Party!
Went to a BIG Party!
Watched "The Ball Drop" on television!
Had a quiet night reading!
Last Month's "Quick Question" Results:
Which of these holiday traditions do you enjoy most?

"Feasting with Family" received 48% of the votes;
"Shopping at the Book Bin" received 27% of the votes (THANK YOU!);
"Decorating the Tree/ Lighting the Menorah" received 14% of the votes;
and "Giving and Receiving of Gifts" received 11% of the votes.

Thanks for participating (:
Regardless of how you feel about resolutions,
let's all resolve to recycle more (:

We’re here to help you find the next book to lend out to a friend—our idea of responsible recycling.
Thank you for reading and for shopping locally. We appreciate your support!

All of us here at the Book Bin
From Left to Right & Top to Bottom:
Amy Morrison, Marla Alexander, Nancy Randall, Andrea Fossier,
Alli Gilley, Linda Wesselink, and Julie Harms-Muth
Not pictured this time:
Simona Bernfeld and Erika McCoy

Thank you very much!
Our Covid Policies:
  • We're not worried about capacity; a full bookstore is a good thing, but we rarely meet any dangerous numbers.
  • We are temporarily going to require masks in the store for everyone.
  • Customers are encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entering the store.
  • We do ask that you keep social distancing in mind when interacting with the staff and other customers.
In any dollar amount you wish!

We can text or email you a photo of the certificate for digital sharing. Gift certificates can be used over the phone or the website by using a certificate number, which is kept track of digitally on our computers.
Why Shopping Local Matters

Buying local boosts the local economy.
When you buy local, more of the money you spend stays in the community. Local businesses like us, are more likely to use other local businesses and services to support our operations.

Book Bin Services
1. Free gift wrapping, cards, and gold stickers on your purchases
2. Easy shipping available on any purchases via the USPS
3. Contactless Curbside Pick-ups from our bench
4.  Fast order fulfillment of any book in print
5. Friendly people to recommend your next great read

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