Friday, February 18, 2011

Valentine the Porcupine Book Release and Dance Party!

Our favorite local bookstore, Gatsby Books, is hosting a book release and booksigning for Derrick Brown's Valentine the Porcupine Dances Funny, with illustrator Jenny Lewis, on Saturday, February 19th at noon.

Fun activities for the kids and a dance party(!) follow the reading.

After the Dance Party, 17 year-old Science Fiction/Fantasy author Kevin Liston will read from and discuss his new book, Legends of the Significants.

If you haven't been to Gatsby Books, you will be delighted at the collection of books Sean has acquired, and the great community he is cultivating through these wonderful FREE events.

I found this fascinating video on the process Jenny Lewis used to illustrate the book. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Acres of Books Revisited

If you are missing Acres of Books, like I have been, there is still an opportunity to walk down the aisles and remember the good old days, as well as take a few souvenir books and fruit crates for FREE! On Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-4, the back door is open to friends and well-wishers who would like to take a piece of Acres of Books home with them. I found a great midcentury illustrated book on houseplants and grabbed a few crates for Mr. Mod's office. Check it out - through February.