Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Totally Ninja Raccoons at Barnes & Noble Elmira NY



On Saturday, August 19, from 2PM to 4PM at Barnes & Noble in Elmira NY will be hosting local author Kevin Coolidge. It is free and open to the public.

Author Kevin Coolidge will be signing his children's series "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" for children. The book is written for youngsters and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Last year, Kevin Coolidge published the first two books in his new series, “Totally Ninja Raccoons” set in Wellsboro and Tioga County. "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 7-10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot," the raccoons discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather have the potential to be something extraordinary--ninjas. They begin their ninja training and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the Cat.

Gypsy sends the raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot. They quickly find out that things aren't what they seem. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, he's been portrayed to be; Gypsy isn't a benign employer; and cats want to take over the world. And the raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

"The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is a new children's series for second to fourth graders. It is specifically for reluctant readers. "Six books have been published in the series with more to come," Coolidge said.

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf." In the third, they learn "The Secret of the Canyon" and in the fourth, meet "The Thunderbird," In the fifth book "Catmas Caper" the raccoons have to save Christmas, and in the latest book, the Ninja Raccoons learn the secret of Nessmuk Lake.

In his ninja raccoon series, Coolidge has included the bookstore’s newest cats - brothers Huck and Finn. These cats receive daily doses of love from the many children and adults who visit the bookstore he co-owns at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

For more information or to purchase his books call Barnes & Noble at (607) 796-2020

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Total Eclipse of the Sun: Coast to Coast USA



Pam Hine, best-selling eclipse author and math graduate, brings you this easy-to-understand introduction to the 2017 Total Eclipse in the USA. Pam saw her first total solar eclipse from a local field in the United Kingdom in the company of family, friends, and neighbors and it was a perfectly magical day. Wherever you are for this year's solar eclipse, it will be a very special event and something to remember for the rest of your life.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book Giveaway for the Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot!



The book that started it all, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" is now Story Monster Approved! It's the first book in the Totally Ninja Raccoon series, and you can win a FREE, autographed copy.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot", our protagonists discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather carry the potential to be something extraordinary, ninjas.

In this origin story, the Ninja Raccoons begin their ninja training, and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the cat. Gypsy sends the Raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot.

Things aren't what they seem to be. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, as he's been portrayed. Gypsy isn't the benign employer. Cats want to take over the world.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

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 Totally Ninja Raccoons to stop it.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons is a series geared towards young readers from six to ten years old, especially reluctant readers.

This is the age that children start falling behind peers if they aren't excited about reading.

It's vitally important that an aspiring reader enjoys what they are reading, and what child doesn't enjoy raccoons, cats, ninjas, Chinese food, and of course...Bigfoot!

Signed, personalized books available at From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro Pennsylvania, on the Internet at wellsborobookstore.com, or wherever books are sold

Click on the Link to Win a FREE copy



Goodreads Book Giveaway


The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot by Kevin Coolidge

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot

by Kevin Coolidge


Giveaway ends August 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.



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Saturday, August 5, 2017

You Have the Right to Remain Innocent



An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach you how to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future when talking to police.


Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen's constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it's also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids.

Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American. Reflecting the most recent attitudes of the Supreme Court, Professor Duane argues that it is now even easier for police to use your own words against you. This lively and informative guide explains what everyone needs to know to protect themselves and those they love.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Totally Ninja Raccoons at Barnes & Noble Elmira NY



On Saturday, August 19, from 2PM to 4PM at Barnes & Noble in Elmira NY will be hosting local author Kevin Coolidge. It is free and open to the public.

Author Kevin Coolidge will be signing his children's series "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" for children. The book is written for youngsters and enjoyed by people of all ages.

Last year, Kevin Coolidge published the first two books in his new series, “Totally Ninja Raccoons” set in Wellsboro and Tioga County. "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 7-10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

In "The Totally Ninja Raccoons meet Bigfoot," the raccoons discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather have the potential to be something extraordinary--ninjas. They begin their ninja training and meet their first potential employer--Gypsy the Cat.

Gypsy sends the raccoons on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot. They quickly find out that things aren't what they seem. Bigfoot isn't the monstrous beast, he's been portrayed to be; Gypsy isn't a benign employer; and cats want to take over the world. And the raccoons learn that sometimes you have to choose your own path if you want to choose your destination.

"The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is a new children's series for second to fourth graders. It is specifically for reluctant readers. "Six books have been published in the series with more to come," Coolidge said.

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf." In the third, they learn "The Secret of the Canyon" and in the fourth, meet "The Thunderbird," In the fifth book "Catmas Caper" the raccoons have to save Christmas, and in the latest book, the Ninja Raccoons learn the secret of Nessmuk Lake.

In his ninja raccoon series, Coolidge has included the bookstore’s newest cats - brothers Huck and Finn. These cats receive daily doses of love from the many children and adults who visit the bookstore he co-owns at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

For more information or to purchase his books call Barnes & Noble at (607) 796-2020

Kevin Coolidge (shown) places a colorful, kid-friendly "Story Monsters Approved" seal on the cover of the book he wrote, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot." It passed rigorous judging by industry experts and a panel of youth who endorsed it. Children who see the seal on a book know that youngsters their own age enjoyed it and are recommending they read it, too.


Boxed-Whisk(e)y Tasting Set [With Ballpoint Pen and 2 Whisky Tasting Journals and Whisky Glass]



33 Books Co. brings you the Whiskey Tasting Set, a great gift idea for the whiskey enthusiast, perfect for keeping track of every aromatic masterpiece to reach your palette. Inside each of the two journals included you'll find a flavor wheel used to rate the various qualities and taste sensations you experience. This set also includes a Glencairn glass & pen to record your tasting notes. 33 Books are made with 100% recycled papers. Ink is US-grown soy-based from Portland, OR and seasoned with bit of raw milk - there's even a little bit of real Whiskey and Scotch.

Good Berry Bad Berry: Who's Edible, Who's Toxic, and How to Tell the Difference



Berries grow in all parts of North America and come in a wide variety of colors, sizes and shapes. But how do you know which ones are safe to eat and which could make you sick, or worse? Good Berry Bad Berry is the authoritative one-stop guide to identifying and safely enjoying these healthy "superfruits" -- with clear descriptions and full color photographs of 40 of the most widely available berries in North America (including a separate listing of berries found only in certain regions). Packaged with heavy matte-laminated pages and concealed-wire binding for handy, water-resistant use outside.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Side Walks: A Journal for Exploring Your City



This charmingly illustrated journal encourages users to discover the hidden and extraordinary details of one's own city. Filled with unique explorations and quirky prompts, it's the perfect place to keep track of favorite local haunts, as well as a starting point to experience one's neighborhood in a whole new way.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

What would I do if I WON the bookstore? *THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX*


As more people hear about our essay contest to become the new owner of From My Shelf Books & Gifts(see https://wellsborobookstore.indielite.org/write-essay-win-bookstore for more information), they tell us it's an "interesting idea", but many believe it's not for them because of any of the following:

1. they're too old
2. they're too young
3. they haven't got a lot of business experience
4. they already have a job
5. they don't want to work every day
6. they wouldn't know how to run a bookstore
7. they're not good writers
8. they'd have to move to Wellsboro
9. they'd have to wear matching socks every day
10. their glove compartment ran out of gloves

Let me encourage YOU (yes, YOU!!!) to start thinking outside the box and beyond these reasons (ie. excuses).


Over the next few months especially, on the blog and on our facebook page, we'll be posting ways for you to think about this bookstore opportunity in a whole new way.

Let's say for a minute you entered the essay contest. You write your essay; you let a bunch of your trusted friends and family read over it and make suggestions; you read over the instructions one more time, and you send in your two SASEs, your $75, and your essay. And, then, a few months go by, and suddenly it's spring 2018, and ... what if?? What if you got the notice that YOU WON THE ESSAY CONTEST?!?! YOU ARE THE WINNER OF THE "WRITE AN ESSAY, WIN A BOOKSTORE" CONTEST!

What then?

Well, if you were to win, consider this:

To respond to #1, (as well as possibly #4 and #5, and maybe #6 and #8, too, while we're at it....): Who says you're too old? People own businesses in their nineties! They can will them on as part of their estate. It becomes an asset you own.

Who says you have to be here every day? Who says that working at the bookstore will become your daily job or obligation? You, as the business owner, can be as involved as you want to be with the daily business of the store. Consider your essay and the entry fee as an investment, like diversifying your stock portfolio. A lot of stock costs a lot more for fewer returns and/or more risk. You can own a BUSINESS that has had eleven years of success despite many odds. You'll own it free and clear, so the risks that the original owners took to build the business are NOT your financial risks. The payoff for you can be sweet, in so many ways. Hire a good business manager, the way you'd hire someone to take care of your real estate rental properties or your stock portfolio, and ask for regular profit and loss statements. We think you'll be pleased.

Tune in again soon ;) for more ways to see how focusing on the numbered list (ie. excuses) above keep you in a small box and away from a great opportunity.


Why not sit down and just mess around with the essay question? 250 words isn't much at all. Why do you think a bookstore is important to a community?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Where's Wenda? She's At From My Shelf Books & Gifts



This July, you can find Wenda, Waldo's friend hanging out with the Totally Ninja Raccoons at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. The Totally Ninja Raccoons is a children's series specifically written for reluctant readers and is set right here in Tioga County and Wellsboro Pennsylvania.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.








Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's At From My Shelf Books & Gifts



Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2016. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

From My Shelf Books & Gifts is the host bookstore for Waldo, and we are entering our eleventh year in business and our fifth year of hosting Waldo. You can check out the bookstore at 7 East Avenue. We have over 60,000 books in stock with millions only a day away. Our staff are dedicated experts and will help you find the right book for you, or for that special someone.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at the NTCH on Charleston Road



This July, you can find Waldo poking around the NTCH - Whitneyville Thrift Store on Charleston Road. It's a great place to find used clothes, furniture and more, and they have the world's loudest cat.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at Tioga Office Supplies on East Ave.



This July, you can find Waldo getting office supplies at Tioga Office Supplies on East Avenue. It's where you can pick up a copy of the Where's Waldo Passport, and get copies of anything made.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.





Saturday, July 22, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at the Red Rose in Mansfield Pennsylvania



This July, you can find Waldo checking out the Red Rose Antique Co-op in Mansfield Pennsylvania. Waldo likes to roam and this year he's also in Mansfield Pennsylvania. Check out the Red Rose for great collectible books, knives and other great antiques.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at the Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center in Wellsboro



Waldo loves to soak up some culture. You can find him at the Gmeiner at 134 Main Street. Check out what Wellsboro and Pennsylvania has to offer artistically when you are there.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sisth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2016. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture



THE EPIC TRUE STORY OF DUNKIRK--NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, AND STARRING KENNETH BRANAGH, TOM HARDY, AND MARK RYLANCE

The Battle of Dunkirk, in May/June 1940, is remembered as a stunning defeat, yet a major victory as well. The Nazis had beaten back the Allies and pushed them across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, historian Joshua Levine explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

The Little Ships: The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II



In May of 1940 -- the early days of World War II -- half a million British and French soldiers were trapped in France. Weak and wounded, they needed aid. Help came in the form of countless small craft, steered by brave young men, in the legendary armada of "little ships" that sailed aross the English Channel. Many people wanted to be a part of the rescue mission. Here is the story of a girl who was so determined to help that she disguised herself as a boy to blend in with the men as they sailed toward Dunkirk.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons and Kevin Too!

The Totally Ninja Raccoons and Kevin Too!

Where's Wenda? She's At From My Shelf Books & Gifts


This July, you can find Wenda, Waldo's friend hanging out with the Totally Ninja Raccoons at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. The Totally Ninja Raccoons is a children's series specifically written for reluctant readers and is set right here in Tioga County and Wellsboro Pennsylvania.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.


Where's Waldo? He's at Fox's Pizza



This July, you can find Waldo getting eating pizza at Fox's Pizza on Charleston Street, formerly Terry's Hoagies. You can get a Fox's pizza when you are hunting for Waldo, or still get a great Terry's sub. They bought the recipe!

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at C.S. Sports


This July, you can find Waldo checking his tires at C S Sports on Main Street, formerly Country Sports. Bike season is in full swing, and now is a great time for a tune-up, or bike gear, or a new bike!

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Win a Bookstore!!

After many years of running a successful bookstore in Wellsboro, a local couple is ready to move on to new pursuits. But they're not selling their bookstore using traditional methods. They're offering one person the chance to win a bookstore for $75.

Kevin and Kasey Coolidge started From My Shelf Books & Gifts in their hometown in 2006. It was their dream to give Wellsboro a bookstore with both new and used books.

"It's been a fun, learning experience," said Kevin. "Now, I'm writing on a regular basis and have started doing author visits to schools. My children's series, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is taking off and we have agreed that it is time for the next phase of our life," he added.

The contest is simple. Contestants pay a $75 entry fee and write a 250-word essay on why a bookstore is important to a community.

"We need 4,000 entries in our contest to cover inventory, shelves, signage and six months of paid rent to the winner," Kevin said.

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. "We do hold the right to extend the deadline for 60 days depending on the number of entries received by then," he noted.

"What booklover wouldn't want their own bookstore?" said Kevin. "If it has always been your dream, this is your chance."

If 4,000 people enter the contest, Kevin and Kasey will select the top 20. Then a panel of impartial judges will choose a winner. “For $75 and an essay, you could win your own bookstore,” Kevin said.

If 4,00 entries are not received, all entry fees will be returned, and the couple will continue to run the bookstore.

For the list of rules and an entry form, just check out From My Shelf Books & Gifts website at www.wellsborobookstore.com or the store's Facebook.




Where's Waldo? Why He's at Garrison's Men's Shop In Wellsboro Pennsylvania



This July, you can find Waldo getting fitted for a new suit at Garrison's Men's Shop in Wellsboro. Be sure to check them out when you are there. The shop is right on Main Street, near the Green.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at Grubby's Games on Pearl Street in Wellsboro


Waldo is a little old school, and he loves playing video games from the 80's, 90's and today. You can find him at Grubby's Games in Wellsboro. Grubby's is one of the 25 businesses you can find Waldo at in Wellsboro during the month of July. Check out Grubby's huge selection of video games.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Where's Waldo? He's at Grubby's Games on Pearl Street in Wellsboro



Waldo is a little old school, and he loves playing video games from the 80's, 90's and today. You can find him at Grubby's Games in Wellsboro. Grubby's is one of the 25 businesses you can find Waldo at in Wellsboro during the month of July. Check out Grubby's huge selection of video games.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at Highland Chocolates Outside of Wellsboro



Waldo loves chocolate, and you can find him at Highlands Chocolate on Route 6 right outside of Wellsboro. Stop by, find Waldo and get yourself some locally made chocolate. Yum, the pretzel bark is Waldo's favorite.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at In My Shoes Shoe Store on Main Street Wellsboro



Waldo is a guy that gets around, and he needs new shoes. That's just one reason to visit In my Shoes in Wellsboro. Come in, find Waldo, and find yourself a new pair of shoes.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Win a Bookstore



After many years of running a successful bookstore in Wellsboro, a local couple is ready to move on to new pursuits. But they're not selling their bookstore using a traditional method. They're offering one person the chance to win a bookstore for $75.

Kevin and Kasey Coolidge started From My Shelf Books & Gifts in their hometown in 2006. It was their dream to give Wellsboro a bookstore with both new and used books.

"There wasn't a bookstore in Wellsboro when I was growing up, and there wasn't one when I met Kasey," said Kevin. Both Kevin and Kasey were selling books part-time when they met. They merged inventories and soon outgrew their apartment. When space opened up downtown, they decided to take the leap to retail.

"It's been a fun, learning experience," said Kevin. "Now, I'm writing on a regular basis and have started doing author visits to schools. My children's series, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is taking off and we have agreed that It is time for the next phase of our life," he added.

During the 11 years that Kevin and Kasey have operated the Wellsboro bookstore, they've developed a clientele that goes beyond loyalty; the store is part of the community and friends have become family. A regular customer even proposed marriage to his sweetheart there.

Rather than liquidate the stock, the couple decided that Wellsboro needs a bookstore, and asked themselves why someone else should have to start from scratch.

"My husband and I grew up here, and Wellsboro deserves a bookstore," said Kasey. "Kevin thought it would be nice to be able to pay it forward and give someone else the opportunity, especially since starting a business is hard."

The contest is simple. Contestants pay a $75 entry fee and write a 250-word essay on why a bookstore is important to a community.

"We need to at least 4,000 entries in our contest to cover our current inventory, shelves, signage and six months of paid rent," Kevin said.

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. "We do hold the right to extend the deadline for 60 days depending on the number of entries received by then," he noted.

"It may sound like a lot, but people who love books tend to be writers, and what booklover wouldn't want their own bookstore," said Kevin. "If it has always been your dream to own a bookstore, this is your chance. You don't have to run it like we do. It can be your own thing - your dream come true."

If 4,000 people enter the contest, Kevin and Kasey will select the top 20. Then a panel of impartial judges will choose a winner. “For $75 and an essay, someone could win their own bookstore,” Kevin said.

If 4,000 entries are not received, all entry fees will be returned, and the couple will continue to run the bookstore.


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Where's Waldo? He's at In My Shoes Shoe Store on Main Street Wellsboro



Waldo is a guy that gets around, and he needs new shoes. That's just one reason to visit In my Shoes in Wellsboro. Come in, find Waldo, and find yourself a new pair of shoes.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at the Native Bagel in Wellsboro.



All that traveling makes Waldo hungry, and thank goodness there is the Native Bagel in Wellsboro. Sure the bagels are great, but Waldo love the Reuben sandwich with a cold drink. You'll find something you love too. Stop by, find Waldo and assuage your hunger.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at Peggy's Candies & Gifts in Wellsboro.



Did you know Waldo has a sweet tooth? Of course he does, and you can find him at Peggy's Candies & Gifts in Wellsboro all through July. Come in, find Waldo and get something sweet. There's nothing like ice cream on a hot day, or a cold day, or well any day...

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2016, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake

Where's Waldo? He's at the Shabby Rue in Wellsboro



Where's Waldo? You can find him at the Shabby Rue in Wellsboro. You know it's cool if Waldo hangs out there. Stop by, find Waldo, and get yourself something nice.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the fifth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Write An Essay, Win a Bookstore!



After many years of running a successful bookstore in Wellsboro, a local couple is ready to move on to new pursuits. But they're not selling their bookstore using a traditional method. They're offering one person the chance to win a bookstore for $75.

Kevin and Kasey Coolidge started From My Shelf Books & Gifts in their hometown in 2006. It was their dream to give Wellsboro a bookstore with both new and used books.

"There wasn't a bookstore in Wellsboro when I was growing up, and there wasn't one when I met Kasey," said Kevin. Both Kevin and Kasey were selling books part-time when they met. They merged inventories and soon outgrew their apartment. When space opened up downtown, they decided to take the leap to retail.

"It's been a fun, learning experience," said Kevin. "Now, I'm writing on a regular basis and have started doing author visits to schools. My children's series, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is taking off and we have agreed that It is time for the next phase of our life," he added.

During the 11 years that Kevin and Kasey have operated the Wellsboro bookstore, they've developed a clientele that goes beyond loyalty; the store is part of the community and friends have become family. A regular customer even proposed marriage to his sweetheart there.

Rather than liquidate the stock, the couple decided that Wellsboro needs a bookstore, and asked themselves why someone else should have to start from scratch.

"My husband and I grew up here, and Wellsboro deserves a bookstore," said Kasey. "Kevin thought it would be nice to be able to pay it forward and give someone else the opportunity, especially since starting a business is hard."

The contest is simple. Contestants pay a $75 entry fee and write a 250-word essay on why a bookstore is important to a community.

"We need to at least 4,000 entries in our contest to cover our current inventory, shelves, signage and six months of paid rent," Kevin said.

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. "We do hold the right to extend the deadline for 60 days depending on the number of entries received by then," he noted.

"It may sound like a lot, but people who love books tend to be writers, and what booklover wouldn't want their own bookstore," said Kevin. "If it has always been your dream to own a bookstore, this is your chance. You don't have to run it like we do. It can be your own thing - your dream come true."

If 4,000 people enter the contest, Kevin and Kasey will select the top 20. Then a panel of impartial judges will choose a winner. “For $75 and an essay, someone could win their own bookstore,” Kevin said.

If 4,00 entries are not received, all entry fees will be returned, and the couple will continue to run the bookstore.

For the list of rules and an entry form, just check out From My Shelf Books & Gifts website at www.wellsborobookstore.com or the store's Facebook page.







Where's Waldo? You Can Find Him at Scoops Munchies and More in Wellsboro



You can find Waldo at Scoops. Scoops is a new business in Wellsboro that has some great ice cream and frozen yogurt. They also have a cold stone! Drop by, find Waldo and get some ice cream.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Where is Waldo? He's at Shady Grove Natural Market in Wellsboro



Waldo likes to stay healthy and shop local and you can find him at Shady Grove Natural Market in Wellsboro. Stop by, get healthy, and find Waldo.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the fifth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at This N That Thrift Store in Wellsboro



Waldo loves a good deal, and you can get one too at This N That Thrift store in Wellsboro. Right behind the old Railway Station. Stop by, find Waldo and find a great deal.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at Tony's Italian Cuisine in Wellsboro



Waldo loves pizza, and if you do too, check out Tony's Italian Cuisine in Wellsboro. Stop in and find Waldo and find lunch. You can also get pizza by the slice, yum.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his twenty-fifth birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at the Wellsboro House


After a long day, Waldo likes to rest his feet at the Wellsboro House. You can stop by, find Waldo, and get yourself a cold beer and a hot burger. They even brew the beer right there, or will have a favorite on tap.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2017. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's at Wild Asaph Outfitters in Wellsboro.


Waldo loves the great outdoors, and Wild Asaph Outfitters can help him prepare with lots of outdoor goods. Stop by, find Waldo, and get yourself a new pair of hiking boots.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2016. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Where's Waldo? He's At The Farmer's Daughter



You can find Waldo at the Farmer's Daughter just outside of Wellsboro on Route 6, across from Highland Chocolates. You can find some lovely country-themed gifts.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the fifth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2016. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Things to Do Today


Things to do today:
1. Come to From My Shelf
2. Join or renew as a member!
3. Get 50% off all inventory in stock!
4. Pick up a "Where's Waldo?" Passport
5. Go find Waldo and have fun!!!

Where's Waldo? He's At The Fifth Season



You can find Waldo at the Fifth Season in Wellsboro. The Fifth Season is one of the many business in Wellsboro hosting Waldo in the summer of 2017. Visit the Fifth Season, look for Waldo and get yourself something nice.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the sixth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrates his thirtieth birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2016. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Jane Butel's Hotter Than Hell Cookbook: Hot and Spicy Dishes from Around the World



Fully revised for a new generation of chefs and home cooks.

Using popular spicy ingredients from the Southwest to the Far East, Jane Butel's Hotter than Hell serves up imaginative dishes that range from mild to mouth-searing.

About the Author

Jane Butel is the leading international authority on the cuisine of the American Southwest and Regional Mexican cooking. Known for her clear, easy to understand recipes and culinary instruction-she has been recognized as the "Best in the US" by Gayot.com and one of the four best Cooking Schools in the World by Bon Appetit magazine. She has authored 22 cookbooks, including many best sellers, hosted four television shows and national radio shows; conducts hands-on cooking schools, conducts culinary tours and sells her cookbooks on-line. Jane is also the founder of Pecos Valley Spice Company which was established in 1978. Fresh, pure, best available ingredients create the best flavors and nutrition. Jane has personally selected these chiles, spices, corn masa and beans for her flavorful Southwestern recipes. These are the ingredients she works with in her award winning Cooking School. Each product has no preservatives or additives, as do almost all other ingredients available from competitive companies.


Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict


An estimated 150,000 people per year try heroin, most of them are under the age of 26 and relative newbies to drugs. The stories of those within these jaw-dropping numbers are the tether needed to wrap our collective minds around this problem. Author Jude Hassan's memoir, Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll, to Heroin Addict, is a personal account of his journey from a smart, well-loved kid with great potential to a fear-filled addict and how he found his way back.

In Suburban Junky, Hassan was the last kid anyone would imagine a junkie. He had loving and attentive parents, was a great student, his father was a drug counselor; he knew all he was supposed to know. When his family moved to the suburbs just in time for freshman year, Hassan was more lonely than ever, shy and eating lunch alone. When a boy his age finally approached him and offered him drugs, it was all it took.

Though he knew better and had all the tools to resist, his desire to fit in became an unhealthy obsession. Hassan quickly went from smoking pot to experimenting with other drugs. He eventually landing on heroin. It took an enforced detox in a jail cell and his father's cancer to give him the will to climb out of the deep, dark hole he'd lived in for six years.

About the Author
Jude Hassan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and lives there to this day with his wife and son. Jude published his memoir, Suburban Junky, following the loss of his dear friend to addiction. Along with his role as a speaker and mentor to those seeking help with substance abuse, Jude works at Preferred Family Healthcare in St. Louis assisting addicts as they begin the treatment process. Jude's story has garnered both local and national attention due to its relevance to today's heroin and opiate epidemic.

Where's Waldo? He's in the Children's Department Upstairs At Dunhams's Department Store



The Children's Department is one participating businesses hosting Where's Waldo. The Children's Department is on the second floor. Visit and find Waldo!

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the fifth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the fifth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2016. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

You Can Win A Bookstore!



After many years of running a successful bookstore in Wellsboro, a local couple is ready to move on to new pursuits. But they're not selling their bookstore using a traditional method. They're offering one person the chance to win a bookstore for $75.

Kevin and Kasey Coolidge started From My Shelf Books & Gifts in their hometown in 2006. It was their dream to give Wellsboro a bookstore with both new and used books.

"There wasn't a bookstore in Wellsboro when I was growing up, and there wasn't one when I met Kasey," said Kevin. Both Kevin and Kasey were selling books part-time when they met. They merged inventories and soon outgrew their apartment. When space opened up downtown, they decided to take the leap to retail.

"It's been a fun, learning experience," said Kevin. "Now, I'm writing on a regular basis and have started doing author visits to schools. My children's series, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons" is taking off and we have agreed that It is time for the next phase of our life," he added.

During the 11 years that Kevin and Kasey have operated the Wellsboro bookstore, they've developed a clientele that goes beyond loyalty; the store is part of the community and friends have become family. A regular customer even proposed marriage to his sweetheart there.

Rather than liquidate the stock, the couple decided that Wellsboro needs a bookstore, and asked themselves why someone else should have to start from scratch.

"My husband and I grew up here, and Wellsboro deserves a bookstore," said Kasey. "Kevin thought it would be nice to be able to pay it forward and give someone else the opportunity, especially since starting a business is hard."

The contest is simple. Contestants pay a $75 entry fee and write a 250-word essay on why a bookstore is important to a community.

"We need to at least 4,000 entries in our contest to cover our current inventory, shelves, signage and six months of paid rent," Kevin said.

Entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2018. "We do hold the right to extend the deadline for 60 days depending on the number of entries received by then," he noted.

"It may sound like a lot, but people who love books tend to be writers, and what booklover wouldn't want their own bookstore," said Kevin. "If it has always been your dream to own a bookstore, this is your chance. You don't have to run it like we do. It can be your own thing - your dream come true."

If 4,000 people enter the contest, Kevin and Kasey will select the top 20. Then a panel of impartial judges will choose a winner. “For $75 and an essay, someone could win their own bookstore,” Kevin said.

If 4,000 entries are not received, all entry fees will be returned, and the couple will continue to run the bookstore.


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Where's Waldo? He's at Cafe 1905 in Dunhams at 45 Main Street.



Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the fifth year running, Indie Bookstores Launch a Massive Cross Country Campaign to Promote the Shop Local Message in July.

This July, From My Shelf Books & Gifts is joining a nationwide celebration of the Shop Local movement and the iconic children’s book character, Where’s Waldo, who recently celebrated his birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the fifth year in a row, indie bookstores across the country will be hosting Find Waldo scavenger hunts while spreading the "Buy Local" message in their cities and towns.

It’s a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo hosted by 250 indie bookstores across the nation in July 2016. Participating bookstores champion the Shop Local message by enlivening downtown areas with a community-wide scavenger hunt activity to which everyone — kids, parents, and Waldo-lovers of all ages — is invited to participate.

On July 1, 2017, Waldo-spotters will set off on a hunt to find the elusive character hidden around dozens of downtown businesses in Wellsboro. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a Find Waldo passport at a participating business and collect a store stamp or signature for each Waldo they spot. Hundreds of Waldo spotters will be eligible for prizes.

One of the participating businesses hosting Waldo this year is Cafe 1905 in Dunhams' Department store at 45 Main Street. Cafe 1905 serves Starbucks coffee and has free Wifi. I love getting my espresso there, and sometimes I'll grab a sandwich for lunch. Kasey loves their banana bread and the iced green tea. Look for Waldo and get yourself something nice.

Oh, and it's Sunday today, and that means double punches at Cafe 1905!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Double Point Sunday!!!


TODAY IS DOUBLE POINT SUNDAY


eVERYTHING In the store is 50% off, AND 50% off today Sunday July 2nd! BUT you have to be a current member.

OUR PHENOMENAL MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM!!


COST: $25 for 12 months, covers your household:
(defined by people who live together in one domicile)
$20 to renew if you have previously been a member!
*
ALL YOUR AWESOME BENEFITS!!

DISCOUNTS:
*receive 20% off new paperback books & 25% off new hardcovers

*receive special, deeper discounts off new audio books and off certain big-ticket preorder items (like some new releases)

*discounts on entry fees to certain events!

*20% off card games, jigsaw puzzles, craft kits, novelty mugs, plush, and many other fun in-store items!

*30% off all board games!

SPECIAL SALES:
*frequent "members-only" sales on used books, double points earnings, or 30-50% off special sale items!

*special offers only available by signing up for the Five Star Rewards Program (our 'paperless punch card')


DELIVERY:

*free delivery within a five-mile radius of the bookstore

*we regularly deliver to the Laurels, Fellows Town Apts, Pinnacle Towers, the hospital, the Shared Home, downtown businesses, the Green Home, and Tioga County jail

PLUS:

TWO different ways to earn bookstore credit!!

***bring 5-8 books in for trade-in ANY time, no appointment necessary

***new paper-less "punch card" program: $1 spent = 1 point: redeem points for discounts and free merchandise!


**If you are planning on spending more than $50-60 with us in a 12 month period, it is less expensive to pay our $25 fee and get all of your membership discounts than it is to pay full price on books.... and that does not take into account all the credit you can earn by trading books in or further discounts you receive by using the rewards program!**


Write an Essay, Win a Bookstore! (The details & finer print)

Here it is, bibliophiles and bookstore friends! The legal "Agreement" and the "Terms and Conditions" are presented below!

Once our current website gets all the updates and cool new things we're getting, we'll have an actual link where you can open up and download the documents themselves. Sorry for the bad timing on that: we had hoped the new and improved website would be up in time for our big announcement, but I promise, it's coming along within the next week to ten days.

In the meantime, here's ALL the information that's fit to print.


AGREEMENT

THIS AGREEMENT, made and entered into effective this____day of_________, 2017, by and between KATHRYN (KASEY) S. COX and KEVIN J. COOLIDGE, individually and trading and doing business as From My Shelf Books and Gifts, 7 East Avenue, Suite 101,Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901 (“From My Shelf”)

AND

________________________,of __________________________, (“Writer”)

WITNESSETH:

WHEREAS, Kasey Cox and Kevin Coolidge own and operate a bookstore known as From My Shelf Books and Gifts located at 7 East Avenue, Suite 101, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS, Kevin and Kasey desire to sell the above business; and

WHEREAS, they wish to sell the same based upon an essay contest, the terms and conditions of which are described herein; and

WHEREAS, the above Writer desires to participate in the competition to acquire From My Shelf Books and Gifts;

NOW, THEREFORE, the parties to this Agreement, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises contained herein, all intending to be legally bound hereby, do agree as follows:

1. Accompanying this Agreement is Writer’s check or money order in the amount of $75 payable to From My Shelf Books and Gifts, which sum will be held in a non-interest bearing escrow account. The entry fee and essay must be postmarked on or before the 31st day of March, 2018, and received by From My Shelf on or before the 15th day of April, 2018. In the event fewer than 4,000 contestants submit the $75 entry fee by the above dates, the entire $75 entry fee will be returned to the Writer. In the event 4,000 or more contestants pay the entry fee, the sums will be retained by Kevin and Kasey in exchange for transfer of ownership of the business as described herein.

2. The winner of the essay contest will receive:

(a) rental paid by From My Shelf for six months on the 1100 square foot space presently occupied by the bookstore;

(b) assumption of the rental agreement for the 1100 square feet presently occupied by From My Shelf;

(c) full inventory and customer information;

(d) an experienced staff ready, willing, and able to continue to work at the discretion of the winner;

(e) Kasey and Kevin will be available for consulting work concerning the book business;

(f) return of $75 entry fee.

3. The winner of the essay contest must own and operate the bookstore for a period of one (1) year from the date of conveyance of the business, conditioned on the business not being operated as an adult bookstore selling soft or hard pornographic materials.

4. At the expiration of one (1) year of ownership or at any time Writer desires to sell or convey the business, Kevin J. Coolidge and Kathryn S. Cox be and are hereby granted a right of first refusal with regard to any such proposed sale. The Writer shall notify Kevin and Kasey in writing of any offer of sale which they wish to accept, and Kevin and Kasey will have a period of 30 days from receipt of said offer to agree to purchase or decide not to purchase the bookstore, and if they decide to purchase they will have an additional 30 days thereafter to close on the transaction.

5. In addition to the grand prize winner of the essay contest, there will be prizes for first, second, and third runner-ups: a $100 gift certificate to From My Shelf Books and Gifts; a $75 gift certificate to From My Shelf Books and Gifts, and a $50 gift certificate to From My Shelf Books and Gifts, respectively.

6. The terms and conditions of the essay contest are attached hereto and are incorporated herein by reference thereto.

7. The term “immediate families” as used in paragraph 2 of the terms and conditions shall mean siblings, parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles.

8. From My Shelf’s and Kevin and Kasey’s computers, Kevin’s wooden desk, and a few small shelves will not be included in the transfer to the winning Writer.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and seals.


WITNESS:

___________________________ ____________________________
Kathryn (Kasey) S. Cox

Date: ___________________

____________________________ ___________________________
Kevin J. Coolidge

Date: ______________________

____________________________ ___________________________
“Writer”
Date: _____________________





THE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES FOR FROM MY SHELF BOOKS & GIFTS’ ESSAY CONTEST:


“Terms and Conditions” as follows:

1. SUBJECT-THEME: “Why is a bookstore important to the community?”

2. ELIGIBILITY: The Essay Contest may be entered by anyone eighteen years of age or older. The judges of the contest, owners of From My Shelf Books & Gifts (“Sponsors”), their current or former employees and the immediate families of those persons may NOT participate as an Entrant.

3. ESSAY ENTRY: A completed Essay Entry must include, 1) a completely filled out Entry Form; 2) an Entry Fee in the form of a bank cashier’s check, personal check, or money order payable to: From My Shelf Books & Gifts Essay Contest in the amount of $75.00 US Funds; 3) the Essay must conform to the Technical Requirements as set forth in Paragraph 4 below; and 4) two self-addressed stamped envelopes which shall be used first for acknowledgment to the Entrant of receipt of the entry, and the second envelope to notify the winner or to refund the entry fee if the essay contest is cancelled.

4. TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for the Essay Contest, each Essay must meet the following requirements: A. An original essay of the Entrant of 250 words or less, in English; B. Typed or Legibly hand-written; C. On one side of white 8 ½ by 11 paper; D. Nothing personally identifying the Entrant shall appear on the Essay; and E. The Essay must be attached to the Entry Form and the Entry Fee. All Entries shall be deemed received regardless of whether the Essay adheres to the Technical Requirements as set forth here-in. No Refunds shall be made by reason of non-compliance with the Technical Requirements of the Entry.

5. DEADLINE FOR CONTEST ENTRY: The Essay Contest Entries should be addressed to: From My Shelf Books & Gifts, 7 East Ave, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania 16901. To be considered for selection, the Essay Contest Entries must be postmarked on or before March 31, 2018, and must be delivered no later than April 15, 2018. The Sponsors reserve the sole right to extend the deadline of the Essay Contest Entry and determination of the winning entries for a period of up to sixty (60) days after March 31, 2018. Responsibility for lost, late, or misdirected entries rests with the Entrant. Any Essay Contest Entry posted after the deadline (plus any extension) shall be returned to the Entrant. The judging and determination of the Winning Essay and Runners-Up will begin on May 1, 2018, plus any extension.

6. CANCELLATION OF THE ESSAY CONTEST: In the event 4,000 Essay Contest Entries are not received by March 31, 2018 (plus any extension), the Sponsors will cancel the Essay Contest. The Sponsors hereby reserve the exclusive right, however, to accept less than the maximum 4,000 Essay Contest Entries and declare the Essay Contest Winner and Runners-Up.

7. JUDGING: The judging of the Essay Contest Entries shall not commence until the expiration of the Essay Contest Deadline, plus any extension. The Sponsors shall read and evaluate each and every Essay Contest Entry. Each Essay Contest Entry which meets the Technical Requirements as set forth herein, shall be judged on the basis of its structure (introduction, body, and conclusion), creativity, thought and the conveyance of the Entrant’s ability to express why a bookstore is important to the community. The Sponsors shall, in their sole and absolute discretion, select the top 100 Essay Contest Entries for further judging. The Sponsors shall engage an Independent Panel to judge the top 100 Essay Contest Entries. The identities of the Judges on the Panel shall not be released. The Independent Panel shall read and evaluate each of the top 100 Essay Contest Entries. Each of the top 100 Essay Contest Entries shall, once again, be judged on the basis of structure (introduction, body, and conclusion), creativity, thought and the conveyance of the Entrant’s ability to express why a bookstore is important to the community. After reading and evaluating each of the top 100 Essay Contest Entries, the Panel shall select the Winning Essay Contest Entry and Runners-Up ranked to twentieth place.

8. NOTIFICATION OF ESSAY CONTEST WINNER; ACCEPTANCE: Within 10 days after the selection of the Winning Essay and the Runners-Up, the Sponsor shall notify the Winning Essay Entrant via the self-addressed stamped envelope originally attached to the Contest Entry. The Winning Essay Entrant must notify the Sponsors of his/her acceptance of the Winning Prize within 30 days after notification of the Winning Essay. If the Winning Essay Entrant refuses or otherwise fails to accept the Winning Prize within 30 days after notification, the Winning Essay Entrant thereby forfeits the Winning Prize and the Sponsors will notify the First Runner-Up that his/her Essay Entry is the Winning Essay Entrant via the self-addressed stamped envelope originally attached to the Contest Entry. If the First Runner-Up refuses or otherwise fails to accept the Winning Prize within 30 days after notification, the First Runner-Up thereby forfeits the Winning Prize and the Sponsors will notify the Second Runner-Up and continue this procedure until a Runner-Up has acknowledged acceptance of the Winning Prize.

9. TAXES AND FEES: Upon acceptance of the Winning Prize, the Winning Entrant or Runner-Up, if applicable, shall be solely responsible for any and all taxes, including, but not limited to, income, real estate or transfer taxes or fees of any kind imposed upon Winning Entrant or Runner-Up, if applicable, which arise from the acceptance of the Winning Prize. The Winning Entrant or Runner-Up, if applicable, is encouraged to consult with their accountant or tax advisor prior to acceptance of the Winning Prize.

10. COPYRIGHT AND PUBLICATION: Essay Contest Entry constitutes an assignment to the Sponsors of all copyrights arising under both statute and the common law and all other rights derivative therefrom. By entering the Essay Contest, Entrants grant further permission for Sponsors to publish all or part of the submitted Essay and to use the Entrant’s name and photograph and to publicize the Winning Entries and the names of all the final 20 Essays, all without royalty or other consideration.

11. STATE, FEDERAL, AND INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS: This Essay Contest is subject to the provision of all applicable International, Federal, State, and Local Laws and regulations. This offer and/or participation in this Essay Contest is void where prohibited.

12. CONVEYANCE OF WINNING PRIZE: Upon acceptance of the Winning Prize by the Essay Contest Winner or Runners-Up, if applicable, the Sponsors shall, within 30 days after acceptance of the Winning Prize, issue, in favor of the Essay Contest Winner, a Special Warranty Bill of Sale. The inventory, furnishings, signage, and equipment contained within From My Shelf Books & Gifts, shall be delivered to the Essay Contest Winner or Runner-Up, if applicable, free of all lien and encumbrances by Bill of Sale. The Essay Contest Winner or Runner-Up, if applicable, accepts the right, title and interest in the business, personal property, furnishings and equipment in AS IS condition and without any warranties whatsoever.

13. ACCEPTANCE OF CONTEST RULES; CHOICE OF LAW: By submitting an Entry in this Essay Contest, the Entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Essay Contest Rules. The Entrant agrees that any dispute arising out of or relating to this Essay Contest, the Essay Contest Rules or the Winning Prize shall be resolved in the courts of the State of Pennsylvania, County of Tioga. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the State of Pennsylvania.


FROM MY SHELF BOOKS & GIFTS OFFICIAL ESSAY CONTEST ENTRY FORM:
All Entries Must Be Accompanied By This Entry Form, as well as a SIGNED copy of “the Agreement”. Please print both documents out in full in order to mail in all relevant parts with your essay and entry fee.

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

Name:________________________________________________________________

Address:_______________________________________ Phone: (______)_________________

City: _________________________________ State: ______________ Zip: ________________

Email Address: _________________________________________________________________

Mail contest entries to: FROM MY SHELF BOOKS & GIFTS Essay Contest 7 East Ave., Suite 101, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, 16901