We are in the midst of our Holiday Book & Toy Drive for Homefull, a local organization that provides housing, services, advocacy, and education. They offer a comprehensive continuum of care and services from homelessness prevention to permanent housing. They are part of a network of services designed to help people help themselves.
Homefull is appreciative of anything from our store that they can share with their clients, whether it is books, toys, stuffed animals, Harry Potter sox and scarves, literary themed tee shirts, tote bags and whatever else appeals to you. Please make the Holidays extra special for the Homefull clients. The Holiday Drive goes until December 17.
The winner of the voting for the Big Read selection for 2017 is THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough. It received 46.1% of the votes, so it's a clear favorite. The book will be the subject of book discussions and programs taking place at many area libraries, schools, and books&co during the Big Read community reading project March 12-April 16, 2017. The ending coincides with the 150th anniversary of Wilbur Wright's birth.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS tells the dramatic story of the Dayton duo of Wilbur and Orville Wright who changed the course of history with powered flight. Author David McCullough, known as America's historian, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
We hope you can come meet these visiting authors.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017; 6:30 PM - KRISTIN BAILEY will introduce her children's novel, The Silver Gate
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017; 7 PM - CHRIS BOHJALIAN, author of The Sleepwalker
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15; 7 PM - LARA ELENA DONNELLY will introduce her spy novel, Amberlough.
We are in the midst of arranging author visits for 2017. Stay tuned!
Authors always rave about how welcoming, fun, and smart our customers are. We agree!
Enjoy the Holiday Season!
Thank you for being our customers.
Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations