A big, hearty THANK YOU to our customers who were so generous in donating books, toys, socks, scarves, stuffed animals, and assorted gifts to our Holiday Program to benefit 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.
Over 500 items were donated and distributed to Homefull clients, all because of your kindness, which was abundantly appreciated.
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 will have a discussion of THE WRIGHT BROTHERS here at books&co on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 pm. Watch for more information about it!
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.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16: 6:30 pm - JESSICA GARRETT will intrigue youngsters with her science book, OH,ICK!:114 SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS GUARANTEED TO GROSS YOU OUT!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27; 6:30 PM - JUDD WINICK, author of HILO: THE GREAT BIG BOOM, a colorful graphic novel for kids.
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 new year!
Thank you for being our customers.
Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations