Yes, we realize we haven’t even cleared away the faux cobwebs, plastic spiders, or the last of the Halloween candy, but we just can’t help it, we (okay, when I say we, I mean the owner of a certain bookstore) are CRAZY for Christmas around here!
We’re so excited about our upcoming Holiday Open House on November 16th and hope you’re planning to join in the fun. Our halls will be decked and we’ve planned a day packed full of celebration…our usual Saturday morning story time followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony (officially welcoming us to our new location!) with the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce, we’ll be sharing freshly baked holiday treats and hot cocoa, offering complimentary gift wrapping, treating you to 20% off all purchases, drawings for FABULOUS giveaways including a ‘Shop Local’ basket (filled to the brim with certificates and goodies compliments of your favorite shops!) and a wonderful MELISSA & DOUG giveaway valued at over $100! Fancy yourself a foodie? We’ll be welcoming Chef Clara Moore at 4PM to celebrate the release of her new book, Shop Like a Chef: A Food Lover’s Guide to St. Louis Neighborhoods.
We’ll be unpacking the Christmas books over the weekend as we know many of you are interested in sharing a holiday book advent with your family this year. Our family has shared this tradition for the past 20 years! A wrapped book (24 in all) for every day in December leading up to Christmas. A holiday book advent is a wonderful tradition, growing your library, and creating memories together for years to come. There’s nothing better than snuggling up with your little ones, sharing a cup of cocoa, your favorite holiday cookie, and a keepsake book. We’re going to be giving away a holiday book every day between now and December 21st! We are just 37 ‘likes’ shy of reaching our 1,000 milestone on our facebook page and we need your help. Just like and share our facebook status for your chance to win that day’s featured book. Holiday hours are coming soon, November 16th-December21st….we’ll be open seven days a week! Mon-Friday, 10am-7pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Finally, we’ve got a REALLY !!! exciting announcement to make on Monday, November 4th. Check in on facebook to see what all the fuss is about.