Friday, March 31, 2017

What's Happening in April at From My Shelf Books & Gifts

A bookstore is one of the few community businesses that serves every age, every interest. Like a farm it feeds the neighborhood—it produces ideas , information and imagination. Not every book is for every person, but there’s a book for every person. And of course a little fertilizer never hurts…

You might know someone who doesn’t think they like to read, but if you are interested in something, chances are there’s a book on it. Fascinated with the Walking Dead? They were graphic novels first. Appreciate a cold beer? You can learn to brew your own. Like to eat? We have cookbooks new and gently used, and a child who reads, feeds their imagination and their future…

Of course, From My Shelf Books has always been more than just a bookstore and we’ve always sold more than books and we're officially From My Shelf Books & Gifts that includes gifts such as Bible covers, jigsaw puzzles, card games, and stuffed animals.

We had a young man in here just this week. He's not the biggest reader, and he thought we just had books, but he was impressed with all the cool gifts we have. Star Wars, fun, crazy mugs, watches, Doctor Who, Star Trek, zombie section and with our brand new expnasion, we have over 450 square feet more room to showcase our cool, fun books, gifts and games for you to browse.

Easter is coming, and there's no better book than a gift or a plush animal. Easter candy is soon eaten and forgotten, but a book can stay with you your entire life. I still have my first teddy bear. So, a stuffed animal can be around for years and years.

And you can browse seven days a week! That's right we are open every day. Monday to Saturday we are open 9AM to 6PM and Sundays we are open from 11AM to 4PM. Sundays are a slower, gentler pace, and a great time to browse. After Mother's Day, we'll be open to 7PM on Fridays and Saturdays.

I have big news Kevin. My husbands series, The Totally Ninja Raccoons has been Story Monster Approved. To be Story Monster Approved, not only does the book industry have to approve of your work, but children do too. After the books pass the first round of rigorous judging done by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons is a children's series for 2nd to 4th grade, specifically towards reluctant readers. The series is set right here in Tioga County and Wellsboro and there are already five books in the series with the sixth to be released in early May.

It's the Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake. There's a Scottish Fold, the Loch Ness Monster, and a unicorn! The Totally Ninja Raccoons and the Secret of Nessmuk Lake will be released May 1st, and you can pre-order it now for just 5.99. Reserve your copy today!

In the first book, The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot, our heroes discover they are not meant to be ordinary bandits, but rather carry the potential to be something extraordinary, ninjas!

You can stop by the store, see art from the Totally Ninja Raccoons displayed, and get your books signed and personalized.
We recently were guests at a bookfest in Elmira NY to talk about the Totally Ninja Raccoons and the writing process. We love talking about books and if you are in the KC101 listening area and want Kevin to come visit your school or organization, call the bookstore.

Kevin already has done several talks about his first children's book, Hobo Finds a Home, as well as attended several area bookfests and presented at schools,libraries, and area organizations.

He'll also be taking the Totally Ninja Raccoons on the road, both locally and away. April 19th, he'll be presenting to the Deane Little Beans program here in Wellsboro. April 23rd, he'll be at the Williamsport Comic Con, and April 30th he'll be in Carlisle Pennsylvania at Carlisle Science Fiction Convention at the Carlisle High School.

As you know, From My Shelf Books & Gifts has new and used books. Where do we get our used books from? We get them from our members. If you are a member, you can trade in used books for store credit that can be used for anything we sell.

This weekend we are having a sale on membership, just $15 for a full 12 months. Members also get discounts on new books, 20% off paperbacks, puppets, card games, coffee mugs and more, 25% off hardcovers and 30% off boardgames. Why go any where else when you can get such great prices at a locally owned store?

This weekend you also get double points? Double points? Yes, with our reward program. We simply have the best reward program in Tioga County, and it's completely free.

Free? That's right. It's free. Each dollar is worth a point, and you can turn in points for big savings and merchandise. You also get access to secret discounts and special sales, and this weekend is double points!

That's right every dollar you spend this weekend is worth two points. 100 points will get you $10 off, and 200 points will get you $22!. Buy a gift certificate, you get the points, buy a gift for a baby shower, you get the points, buy a birthday gift for a party, you get the points. You get the idea.

We're doing something we've never done before, we are running this special April Fool's sale for four days!...Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. There's never been an opportunity like this before.

We have over 60,000 books at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, but don't forget the gifts. We have hundreds of cool, geeky, weird gifts. Fan of Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Monty Python, Lord of the Rings, John Wayne, unicorns? We probably have something from your fandom.

With our new expansion we have even more room for books, gifts and games. That's right if it's been a little while since you visited From My Shelf Books has expanded! We now have an additional 450 square feet, that's over 1600 square feet to showcase all the cool books, gifts and games for you to browse, and we're open Sundays, because Sundays are a slower pace, offering you a more laid back time to browse all we have to offer.

Are you in Mansfield? Then check out the new booth From My Shelf Books & Gifts has at the Red Rose Antique Co-op on Main Street in Mansfield. We have many of our collectible and used books here at the Red Rose

From My Shelf Books delivers Free within 5 miles of the store on East Ave. and we ship everyday. Only visit on occassion? Our website is super easy to remember it's and we can mail you books, we also deliver to Tioga County jail, and can deliver there free as part of our services.

We have some great author events coming up, next Saturday we will have Bruce Taneski and his memoir of the Vietnam War, I came Home, but It Wasn't Me. Bruce made it home, but returned a damaged man. He still struggles with PTSD, and this memoir was part of the healing process. Come in and talk with Bruce and let him know you support him and all our troops, past and present.

Easter weekend From My Shelf Books & Gifts will host local author Wendy J Reber with her first book, “A Long Legged Life” Saturday April 15th from 11AM to 1PM, 2017. This novel takes place in rural New York and Pennsylvania.

April 29th is International Table Top Day, and we are having a huge sale on all board games. Any board game in stock is 50%off! It's only going to be games in stock, and you have to be a member of our rewards program. You can sign up now and start saving today.

There's always something happening at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. We are your hometown bookstore...

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