Book List for Osher Fall Courses

 The reading lists for Fall 2017 classes are now available. Click HERE for details!


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A Bookseller's Blotter


Looking ahead to the holiday season...

Time seems to speed up in the fourth quarter of the year. In early October, while it still felt like mid-summer, I was ordering the Book Angel wreath! Three of the organizations we work with, The Family Place, The Haven, and Vermont Department of Families and Children, need the books in early December, so we will have the Angels up just a month from now on November 10th.

PILE-O-BOXES!Halloween and Thanksgiving books; boxes of Christmas and Hanukkah cards; jumbo rolls of gift wrap and gift bags; advent calendars and other goodies for the upcoming holidays have been pouring in. You will see them around the store - not to rush the season, but rather to address the fact that we have no storage space and there are customers who only visit the area during foliage season. I promise no holiday music until December and then only a little.

We place book orders more often and our publishing partners have special systems in place to get books here faster. I am always trying to stay a few steps ahead of demand! Would that I had the crystal ball to know which titles will be hot...

It gets very busy at times and that is fun for us. It is similar to working on a big project for a class. We prepare all year, reading forthcoming books, finding new games and toys, hosting authors, and arranging the store. If you enjoy coming by for help choosing gifts for friends, book recommendations for that hard-to-please relative, or something for yourself to read on a chilly evening, then we passed the test! And we gift wrap with a smile for extra credit.

As the season ramps up, I strive to remember to slow down and make time read!  ~ Liza