Monday, October 2, 2017

October Happenings At From My Shelf Books & Gifts

It's fall at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. Fall into a great book! We'll help you find the perfect book for birthdays, Halloween, and yourself. From My Shelf Books has mystery, horror, romance, and fun. It's an experience.

October 6, 7, 8, and 9, Columbus Day weekend, From My Shelf Books is having a huge membership sale. Membership is usually $25 a year, but this weekend, it's only $5! Membership gives you discounts off books, games & gifts.

This Columbus Day weekend, we are also selling "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot" for just $5. It's the first in the Totally Ninja Raccoon Ninja series, and it will turn your child into a reading ninja!

You can get the story of your life October 6. Local writer Declan Synott will create the “Story of Your Life” on the spot at “From My Shelf Books and Gifts,” Wellsboro, PA.

In a unique twist on street artist character-sketching, Declan Synott, a poet and writer will write “the story of your life” in 100 words or less in an “on the spot” special appearance, Friday, October 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at “From My Shelf Books and Gifts, 7 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, as part of Downtown Wellsboro’s First Friday Celebration. Synott, aka Kevin Clark, is a retired professor of English and creative writing, most recently from Elmira College and has published poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction in a variety of journals and anthologies.

“What I will attempt to do,” he said, “is provide a snapshot of one’s life based on a brief interview and other observations and perceptions.” Synott will use his favorite 1929 Remington manual typewriter to create “on the spot” vignettes, poems, or living eulogies for the curious or the impressionable. “Andy Warhol famously said we will each have 15 minutes of fame, yet these creations (suitable for framing and signed by the author) may be treasured keepsakes for years or you can crumble them up and dispose of them properly.”

Synott adds, “There’s a suggested donation of $5 per life story; $10 if you’d like a happy ending.”
Originally from Pittsburgh, Declan Synott now calls Wellsboro home and has a B.A. in Communication from Slippery Rock University, a Masters in English Literature from Bucknell University, and an M.F.A. in creative writing.

October 21st is Wellsboro Bookfest is a huge used booksale and local/regional author event benefiting the Wellsboro Schools. The best combination of a used library-style book sale and a book festival celebrating local & regional authors! All in gorgeous historic Wellsboro, PA, during flaming foliage season!

From My Shelf Books is home to the Totally Ninja Raccoons, the award winning children's series that will turn your child into a reading ninja. It's all at From My Shelf Books on East Ave Wellsboro, your hometown bookstore.

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