New to the Shop

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It is our goal to listen for recommendations and ideas from all our customers and stay on the lookout for great literature, fun and educational toys, essential art supplies, and interesting, story/word-related trinkets and baubles. Our hope is that each visit to the shop will provide a new discovery, something you didn’t see the last […]

Book #12 : Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

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A few weeks ago, I started listening to Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Thirty-five hours (818 pages) later, I’ve finally finished! There can be no more exhaustive biography written about this illegitimate/foreign-born, egotistical, philandering, unyielding, ambitious, hardworking, sensitive, family-oriented, forward-thinking, brilliant, dedicated, loquacious, articulate Founding Father than this. Hamilton “was the messenger from the future […]

Book #7: The Handmaid’s Tale By Margaret Atwood

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I was 23 years old when Margaret Atwood first published The Handmaid’s Tale. I assumed then  it was an historical fiction novel set in Puritan New England. Interested, I put it on a long and growing list of books-to-read-once-I-finished-college-got-married-raised-kids-started-a-teaching-career . . . Thirty-plus years later, I’m finally getting to it. Turning the first page, I […]