We're in the midst of the Holiday Season and the atmosphere is exciting and stimulating in Books & Co.
We encourage you to come in and browse our thousands of selections. Whether you're looking at books, magazines, gift items, toys, videos, electronic items, vinyl records, CDs, tote bags, globes, craft sets, coloring books, audio books, calendars, or gift cards, we have plenty of them from which to choose.
Especially treasured as gift items are the books in our Autographed Books displays. An autographed book by Gloria Steinem, Robert Crais, Richard Paul Evans, Jenny Lawson, Lisa McMann, Sandra Brown, Marlon James, and many more, will make memorable gifts.. We have autographed books in three display locations throughout the store.
This Holiday Season we are collecting new books for Michael's House, which is a local child advocacy center that provides a safe place for abused and neglected children. It has a warm and welcoming environment for children who are suffering from all forms of abuse. Michael's House is a single place for multidisciplinary, multijurisdictional investigations to occur and is comfortable, private and child-friendly.
The children who come to Michael's House may choose a book of their own from the donations from people like you. Please consider buying a book for Michael's House when you come to books & co. You may choose any book in the store, but we have some at the register areas, if you'd like to choose one of them. We will then take the books to Michael's House and you can be sure, the book you choose will make a child very happy to know that someone was thinking kindly of them.
Coloring for teens and adults is the BIG craze now! We have dozens of different kinds of coloring books, along with markers and colored pencils. We encourage you to join in the fun and get some coloring done!
The new BIG READ book for 2016 is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. This deeply satisfying novel sheds light on an almost forgotten period in America's past. There was a time in the early 1900s when many orphaned or abandoned children were "shipped" west on trains to be taken in by homesteaders, sometimes as loved members of a new family, but oftentimes they were treated as indentured servants. The story is told by a 91 year old woman who had been on an orphan train in her youth and she recounts the experience to a modern-day teen. It's a powerful story that has received marvelous reviews. We'll let you know when the community events surrounding the Big Read take place.
Thank you for being our customers.
All of us at Books & Co wish you a joyful Holiday Season.
Sharon Kelly Roth
Director, Public Relations