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The Summer Stretch

The idea of “summer reading” being mostly lighter, fluffier books comes from the fact that after a school year’s worth of intellectual effort, it’s nice to take a break and read undemanding books. And it is nice to kick back, relax, watch characters do interesting things in interesting places, and not work very hard for awhile.

My Security Blanket's Name is Harry Potter

Welcome to July, otherwise known as HARRY POTTER MONTH! If I were running the show that alone would suffice for an Important Announcement. Since I'm not, here's the official midnight release party announcement of the week: We'll be running Harry Potter MadLibs! (Side note: I just received the Harry Potter coloring sheets yesterday and they are fantastic.) Lastly, there are still spots open for the fan fic open mic. Sign up here! This week's blog post comes from Bookseller Tildy:

Harry Potter and the 4th of July

Happy 4th, folks! We've entered the home stretch - Harry Potter's birthday month! We're taking the holiday off of our Harry Potter blog series and will see you all bright and early next Monday, July 11 Hope you're all keeping cool and having fun today.

Harry Potter and When Things Turn Ugly

Midnight release party announcement of the week: So - you know all those incredibly detailed Harry Potter coloring books that have come out in the last year? Well, we're putting them to good use with a Harry Potter coloring station! (And as always, don't forget to register for the Harry Potter fanfic open mic!) Now on to today's blog post. Two weeks ago Bookseller Heather talked about how excellent it is to read Harry Potter aloud, as a family.

Top 10 Book Covers OF ALL TIME!!!!

Being a bookseller means looking at hundreds (maybe even thousands) of book covers over the course of the year and, when you’ve been a bookseller as long as I have (which is almost twelve years now), you’re bound to develop opinions and tastes when it comes to book covers. So I started a Pinterest board to collect some of the covers that I thought were most successful. At time of writing I’ve shared my thoughts on almost 150 different book covers.

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