April felt like a very challenging month, just convincing shoppers that we are in fact open for business. If you have been wondering, heard rumors to the contrary, or tried to call when the phone did not work, rest assured we are still here. Ownership has not changed. We have not closed. We still have really good books, art, music, tea, and ice cream for sale. Please come visit us.
News for May - we have great books pulled or ready to celebrate Mothers Day, Fishing Season, May the Fourth, Mule Days, Memorial Day, and spring gardening. Watch for special sales!
Fun Gifts and Toys in Stock
Some new arrivals have us pretty excited in the gift and toy department! Take a look at some of them -
Mugwumps - book page bags, wallets and clutches.
These may not last until May, they are going quickly!. Portland artist Suzanne Keolker saves discarded books, games, maps, magazines and other materials to create these winners. Book pages are laminated and nicely sewn into the bags and wallets. Vintage magazine pages make the clutches. Her line is so much fun, and her selection of materials is inspired. Her motto - Save the Earth, and look good doin' it. I would love to keep these stocked.
From the JacJac Company, we have several designs of their reusable coloring/doodling books. These are perfect for car rides or required waiting for little ones. The unique feature is that each little book comes with a pack of chalk sticks that are dust free, don't smear, and color like butter. The chalk stays on the page until removed with a wet wipe. Chalk stick refills are available too!
The Flower Fairy basket is refilled again with new designs, including MERMAIDS! These have small parts, but are they ever adorable as decorations or for older kids.
In the Metal Earth models, we have new planes, helicoptors, cars, insects, and an incredible DRAGON!
Metal Earth has added a difficulty meter to the package, most of the new ones are in the easy to moderate range. Require some fine motor skills, but the results are astoundingly detailed.