Monday, May 22, 2017

Memorial Day Hours at From My Shelf Books & Gifts



Memorial Day Hours at From My Shelf Books & Gifts

Friday, May 26 9AM to 7PM

Saturday May 27 9AM to 7PM

Sunday May 28 11AM to 5PM

Monday May 29 9AM to 5PM




50% Off Membership Sale Memorial Day Weekend!!



From My Shelf Books & Gifts will be holding a Memorial Day 50% members only sale May 26, 27, 28 and 29th. We've NEVER done this on everything in the store. You have to be a member to take part of this sale.

Memberships are just $25. Membership gives you discount on books, gifts & games, and is good for 12 straight months, every day of the year. You can join during this period, but why wait?

We are also showcasing our new expansion. We now over over 450 square feet more of books, gifts & games for you to browse. There's even more geeky goodness than before with great Star Wars gift items, our zombie section of gifts, Doctor Who, cool mugs, and even more books and games than ever before!

We are also celebrating Kevin's latest book, The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake. Has your child tried this award winning series? With six books to choose from. The child in your life is sure to find one they enjoy. These books all take place right here in Tioga County, and children are loving them.


It's all at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, your hometown bookstore

7 East Ave, Wellsboro PA

(570)724-5793

www.wellsborobookstore.com


Susan Beckhorn Williams At From My Shelf Books & Gifts




From my Shelf Books & Gifts will host the award-winning author, Susan Beckhorn Williams on Saturday June 10th to celebrate her paperback release of "The Wolf's Boy". There's nothing like a dog and boy tale, and "The Wolf's Boy" is about the very first dog and boy story.


Kai burns to become a hunter and to earn a rightful place among his people. But that can never be. He was born with a clubfoot. It is forbidden for him to use or even touch a hunter's sacred weapons.

Shunned by the other boys, Kai turns to his true friends, the yellow wolves, for companionship. They have not forgotten the young human they nurtured as an abandoned infant. When Kai discovers a motherless cub in the pack, he risks everything to save her, bringing her back to live with him.

But as winter draws near, Kai's wolf grows ever more threatening in the eyes of the People. When the worst happens, Kai knows that they must leave for good. Together, they embark on a journey into the north-a place of unimaginable danger-that tests the power of friendship and the will to survive.

Award-winning author Susan Williams Beckhorn delivers a powerful tale set in Paleolithic times. Inspired by modern discoveries, Susan's careful research creates a vivid picture of a time when the first wolves came to live with humans and forged a bond that lives on to this day.

Susan Williams Beckhorn is the award-winning author of half a dozen children's books. Her novel, Wind Rider, a "first horse" story set in prehistoric Asia, received acclaim by KLIATT and Booklist, was a Book Sense Pick, and was selected to ALA's Amelia Bloomer List for literature which promotes equality for women. Susan grew up in a family where kids, animals, & the outdoors are cherished. She lives and writes in Rexville, NY.


Susan with he dog Curry















Sunday, May 21, 2017

MEMBERS ONLY SALE


From My Shelf Books & Gifts will be holding a Memorial Day 50% members only sale May 26, 27, 28 and 29th. We've NEVER done this on everything in the store. You have to be a member to take part of this sale.

Memberships are just $25. Membership gives you discount on books, gifts & games, and is good for 12 straight months, every day of the year. You can join during this period, but why wait?

We are also showcasing our new expansion. We now over over 450 square feet more of books, gifts & games for you to browse. There's even more geeky goodness than before with great Star Wars gift items, our zombie section of gifts, Doctor Who, cool mugs, and even more books and games than ever before!

We are also celebrating Kevin's latest book, The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake. Has your child tried this award winning series? With six books to choose from. The child in your life is sure to find one they enjoy. These books all take place right here in Tioga County, and children are loving them.


It's all at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, your hometown bookstore

7 East Ave, Wellsboro PA

(570)724-5793

www.wellsborobookstore.com

CLICK ON MEMBESHIP ONLY FOR A LIST OF MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS!


2017 America's Main Street Contest



I just voted for Wellsboro Pennsylvania to win $25,000 to invest in Wellsboro's downtown. It's the 2017 America's Main Street Contest. You can vote too! You can vote once a day from an IP address until May 28. Then we'll see if Wellsboro makes the next round.

Wellsboro, a town of beauty and culture rich in natural resources and the County Seat of Tioga County, might be set down in any section of New England and find itself in familiar surroundings. The Wellsboro area, home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, offers hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails from flat packed surfaces to rugged mountain terrain. Spend time fishing, swimming and canoeing in one of the many area parks.

They’re free in Pennsylvania! Maybe you’d like to try horseback riding or have an off road adventure. It’s time to relax. Spend a few nights in one of our many lodging options and enjoy fabulous meals at your choice of area restaurants. Stroll the gas lit streets of Wellsboro where you’ll find family owned businesses offering personal attention to your needs. Maybe you’d rather take a scenic train, trolley or go rafting. You’ll find it all here in the Wellsboro area.

Come and see us, it’s a short drive from your back yard to ours! Wellsboro has an attractive downtown and an active Chamber of Commerce with over 300 members working together to build a strong community for today and tomorrow. Call our office at (570) 724-1926 and find out how the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce can work with you.

SHARE THIS NOMINATION WITH FRIENDS TO HELP WELLSBORO MAIN STREET PENNSYLVANIA GET MORE VOTES:

Click on this photo The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon outside Wellsboro to take you to the link to vote.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Go National



The Totally Ninja Raccoons have a feature article in Story Monsters Ink. Learn about their origin story and the infamous Cat Board. Story Monsters Ink is a great children's magazine for children, librarians, and educators.

The article on The Totally Ninja Raccoons is on page 28.

Click on the cover to read the article

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Is Your Membership Current?



When I was growing up in Wellsboro, there wasn't a bookstore. You could get Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew at the Paxon's 5 & 10. The Acme had a shelf with a few mass market paperbacks, there was a used bookstore for a short time, but that was is.

The nearest bookstore was at the Arnot Mall, and it was always the first store I went to and sometimes the only one. I remember I had a membership, and it gave me 10% off. It was a lot in those days before the internet where everyone strives to undercut everyone else.

When my wife and I started From My Shelf Books & Gifts we wanted to build the type of store we wished were here when growing up. We wouldn't just have new books, or used books, or books, but games, gifts, and an awesome membership.

The membership program we developed wouldn't just give a 20% discount on new paperback, but 25% on new hardcovers, 30% off board games, and allow members to trade in their books for store credit.

There are some books I just won't give up, but some books I only am going to read once. For example, once you read it, a mystery just isn't a mystery anymore, but you might want to keep that history book for your collection, and there are some books I read every few years. The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, I get something new every time I read it.

So, for those people who like to hold on to their books, we developed the rewards program. Every dollar you spend is worth a point, and you can redeem points for special purchases dollars off. For example, 100 points is equal for ten dollars off! You can use these points on books, games, or custom orders.


Bring the family—it’s a family membership—and rack up the savings! You don't have to live in Tioga County to be a member. We have lots of people who visit that become members too. Membership pays for itself fast!



Get new books or used, gift or craft items, games, plush, and more for 20% to 30% off! From My Shelf Books & Gifts, 7 East Ave. Wellsboro.





2017 America's Main Street Contest



I just voted for Wellsboro Pennsylvania to win $25,000 to invest in Wellsboro's downtown. It's the 2017 America's Main Street Contest. You can vote too! You can vote once a day from an IP address until midnight May 28th. Then we'll see if Wellsboro makes the next round.

Wellsboro, a town of beauty and culture rich in natural resources and the County Seat of Tioga County, might be set down in any section of New England and find itself in familiar surroundings. The Wellsboro area, home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, offers hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails from flat packed surfaces to rugged mountain terrain. Spend time fishing, swimming and canoeing in one of the many area parks.

They’re free in Pennsylvania! Maybe you’d like to try horseback riding or have an off road adventure. It’s time to relax. Spend a few nights in one of our many lodging options and enjoy fabulous meals at your choice of area restaurants. Stroll the gas lit streets of Wellsboro where you’ll find family owned businesses offering personal attention to your needs. Maybe you’d rather take a scenic train, trolley or go rafting. You’ll find it all here in the Wellsboro area.

Come and see us, it’s a short drive from your back yard to ours! Wellsboro has an attractive downtown and an active Chamber of Commerce with over 300 members working together to build a strong community for today and tomorrow. Call our office at (570) 724-1926 and find out how the Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce can work with you.

SHARE THIS NOMINATION WITH FRIENDS TO HELP WELLSBORO MAIN STREET PENNSYLVANIA GET MORE VOTES:

Click on this photo of Main Street Wellsboro to take you to the link to vote.

Children’s author to read at The Green Free Library




The Green Free Library will host a free children's author event for youth 12 and under and their parents on Saturday June 3rd at 1PM.
Author Kevin Coolidge will read from “The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot” to children at the Green Free Library (134 Main St. in Wellsboro).

Last year, Coolidge published the first two books in his new series set in Wellsboro and Tioga County, Pa. “The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot” is the first book in his series about the three raccoon brothers who become ninjas. “The series is for the 7- to 10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

"I'm really looking forward to this event," says Coolidge. "This is the library I frequented through all the stages of my life, from a child to an adult. It's a great library for such a small town and we are lucky to have it."

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf.” In the third, they learn “The Secret of the Canyon,” in the fourth, meet “The Thunderbird” and in the fifth are involved in “The Catmas Caper.” The sixth book titled “The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake” was just released in May.

The first five of the series are in the library's circulation, and all six books will be available for purchase after the presentation. Kevin will happily sign and personalize copies bought at the event, or purchased elsewhere.
For more information call the Green Free Library 570-724-4876.







Book Giveaway for The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake



The Sixth fun adventure of the Totally Ninja Raccoons is here, The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake. You can win a signed copy. Just click on the link at the end of this blogpost

In The Totally Ninja Raccoons and The Secret of Nessmuk Lake, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn to respect privacy, and meet a creature of Scottish legend, The Loch Ness Monster!

The Cat Board plots against the Ninja Raccons as the Raccoons explore the depths of Lake Nessmuk. Will the Raccoons learn the secret? Will the Cat Board triumph? Will Rascal finally learn to swim?

There are more things in heaven and earth than these three brothers ever dreamed. Cats are trying to take over the world; monsters are real; and Chinese food really will make you hungry soon after you eat it. It's up to the Ninja Raccoons to do something about it.




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The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake by Kevin Coolidge



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