Sunday, September 23, 2018

All American Varsity Tour


Elaine Dickinson has won the chance to go on the Varsity All American London Tour with 2 of her Squad on Dec 26 - Jan 2. They will also be in the London New Years Day parade. There are many costs involved - airfare & hotel, meals, uniforms, passport - $1500 is due by Oct 1st with the balance due November 1st.


It's an exciting opportunity for a young woman, but she's going to need some help to make this happen. I've worked with Kris for over five years, and I'd love to be able to send her daughter to London.

I'm donating $1 from any sale of my latest book, Molly the Dog with Diabetes Purchases need to be made at From My Shelf Books & Gifts or Ebay so I can track sales.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Your Customers Can Win a Classroom Visit by Award-Winning Children's Author!



Your Customers Can Win a Classroom Visit by Award-Winning Children's Author!

WHO? Kevin Coolidge, author of the "Totally Ninja Raccoon" series, and of two children's picture books

WHAT DO THEY WIN? An author visit to the 1st through 5th grade classroom of their choice, and one signed & personalized copy of one of Kevin's books, for each child in the class (up to 30 children). A $500 value, which includes copies of the books, author speaker fee, and author's travel expenses.

WHERE? Any classroom or library located in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, or Maryland.

HOW? Buy the set of eight "Totally Ninja Raccoon" books through your bookstore to receive one entry. Multiple entries are allowed.
Winning buyer of 8 books designates the classroom they wish to receive free author visit. A total of three winners will be chosen by random drawing. Classroom need not be chosen at time of entry.

Customer can purchase the set of books at any bookstore with an Ingram account or at any retail store carrying the "Totally Ninja Raccoons" books. Bookstores can also buy this series wholesale with From My Shelf Books & Gifts.

WHEN? Winner(s) announced January 5, 2019. Visits must take place before December 31, 2019.

You can download and print .pdf form at wellsborobookstore.com ("Win a Classroom Visit), to give to customers. Have your customers attach printed receipt from your store showing proof of purchase.

Questions? Contact us at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, 7 East Ave, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or via email from_my_shelf@yahoo.com or at (570) 724-5793. Contact information also available at wellsborobookstore.com


Friday, September 7, 2018

Win a Classroom Visit by a Children's Author



Who? Kevin Coolidge, author of the Totally Ninja Raccoon series and two children's picture books.

What do I win? An author visit to the 1st through 5th grade classroom of your choice, and one signed and personalized book for each child in the class of up to 30 children, a $500 value.

Where? Any classroom or library located in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, or Maryland.
How? Buy the set of eight Totally Ninja Raccoon books and receive one entry. Multiple entries are allowed.

Buyer designates the classroom they wish to receive the free author visit. Three winners will be chosen. A five hundred dollar value each. Author's travel included in price.

Purchase at From My Shelf Books, any bookstore, or store carrying the Totally Ninja Raccoons. Books can also be purchased at wellsborobookstore.com. Classroom need not be chosen at time of entry.

When? Winner announced January 5th 2019. Visits to take place before December 31st, 2019.

Name:
Address:
Phone:
Store Purchased:(Please attach receipt)
Classroom or library who will win:


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Operation Pinkie Is a Go!


Operation Pinkie is a go! Would you like to win Rascal's Pinkie from the Totally Ninja Raccoons? You can. We are giving away an inflatable Pink Flamingo just like the one that appears in the Totally Ninja Raccoons. There are several ways to win.

Come into From My Shelf Books in Wellsboro Pennsylvania on East Ave. and have your photo taken with Pinkie for 5 entrees. Can't make it to Wellsboro? Don't worry.

You can mail or email your photo taken with any Totally Ninja Raccoon book for 3 entrees. The Totally Ninja Raccoons are available wherever you buy books, and many libraries have them.

You can also draw a picture of Pinkie and mail or email it to us at the store for 3 entrees!

Share or like this blogpost to Facebook and other social media for 1 entree. You can do this everyday.

From My Shelf Books is at 7 East Ave in Wellsboro PA 16901 Our email is from_my_shelf@yahoo.com

We have two Pinkies to give away. We'll don't worry. You don't have to be in Wellsboro. We'll mail Pinkie anywhere in the United States.

Drawing will be held October 31, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Perseid Meteor Shower


The Perseid meteor shower happens every August. The shower occurs in the Northern Hemisphere from July 23 through August 23. The date of maximum visibility is usually August 11 to the 13th. The Perseids are named after the constellation of Perseus. You might see up to 100 meteors per hour.

The Perseids are pea sized bits of rocky debris that come from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet is slowly falling apart as it orbits our sun. The Earth's path around the Sun carries us through this comet debris every mid-August.

The particles are called metoroids. When one of these metoroids hits the Earth's atompshere, it creates a white-hot streak of air and creates a meteor, also known as a falling star. Almost none hit the ground, but if one does, it is called a meteorite.

Monday, July 30, 2018

KEVIN COOLIDGE RELEASES TWO NEW BOOKS IN HIS TOTALLY NINJA RACCOON SERIES



The eighth book in Kevin Coolidge's "Totally Ninja Raccoon" series for second to fourth graders who are reluctant readers is now available at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro. It was published on July 6th 2018.

"The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Jersey Devil" takes place in Tioga County on the Pine Creek Rail Trail. The raccoons learn tracking skills, and meet a creature from New Jersey folklore, the Jersey Devil.

The first six books are set in Wellsboro and Tioga County, Pa. Coolidge began his series with “The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot,” released on Dec. 11, 2015. It is about three raccoon brothers who become ninjas. “This series is for the 7 to 10-year-old reluctant reader who loves action, adventure and creatures whose existence has yet to be proven, like Bigfoot,” said Coolidge.

In each book, the ninja raccoons learn important life lessons. In the first, 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 who sends them on their first mission, to capture the elusive Bigfoot. During their adventures, the raccoon brothers learn the importance of choosing their own path.

In the second book, the raccoons meet the “Weird & Wacky Werewolf;” in the third, they learn “The Secret of the Canyon,” in the fourth, meet “The Thunderbird,” in the fifth are involved in “The Catmas Caper” and in the sixth, learn the “Secret of Nessmuk Lake." The next four books were released between March 1 and Oct. 26, 2016 and the sixth on May 2 of 2017.

The seventh book in the series, "The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Little Green Men,” takes place at Cherry Springs State Park, near Galeton in Potter County during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August. It was released in October of 2017. As the raccoon brothers continue their ninja training, they learn the power of forgiveness, and meet creatures from out of this world - aliens. The Cat Board plots against the raccoons as they explore the park. Will the cats trash the raccoons? Will the little green men find the perfect pet? Will Rascal make French toast?

During the day, Coolidge can be found at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, an independent bookstore he runs with his wife, several helpful employees, and two friendly black and white cats, Huck and Finn. He is there after hours, too, writing. Coolidge is working on his ninth Totally Ninja Raccoons book now.

Signed, personalized copies of all books in the series are available at From My Shelf Books & Gifts in Wellsboro. For more information about this series, call 570-724-5793.



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Photo by John Eaton
Kevin Coolidge holds his two most recent books in his "Totally Ninja Raccoons" series.

"MOLLY, THE DOG WITH DIABETES" BOOK RELEASE PARTY IS AUG. 3



Stop in to meet Sue Powers and Molly at the August 3 book release party.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, Wellsboro’s First Friday, a book release party for “Molly, The Dog with Diabetes" is being held at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

Written by Kevin Coolidge, this book is for children and their families. Those who attend will be able to meet Molly, the star of the new book and her human, Sue Powers, who suggested the idea to Coolidge. Powers and Coolidge both reside in Wellsboro and are neighbors.

Molly, a seven-year-old dachshund mix, was diagnosed with diabetes four years ago at Christmastime.

“I felt that writing about what a dog with diabetes goes through would show children they can live a normal life if they take care of themselves,” Powers said. “Kevin and I began chatting about the parallels between diabetic dogs and people. I told him that Molly goes on vacation with us and has children and dogs that come to play with her. He talked about ideas he had. We both began to get really excited about this book," said Powers.

“It’s a feel good book about how happy and healthy Molly is as she lives with diabetes," said Coolidge.

For more information about this book or the party, call the bookstore at 570-724-5793.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Molly, the Dog with Diabetes



Molly, the Dog With Diabetes, is a true story about a dachshund mix dog, and her journey with diabetes. Molly's story is not only a dog story--and who doesn't love a dog story?--but the story of living a happy and healthy life with diabetes.

WHERE'S WALDO" HUNT TO END JULY 30; WALDO-PALOOZA PARTY IS JULY 31 AT FROM MY SHELF BOOKS



Those who have been searching for Waldo in more than 25 Wellsboro area businesses and organizations during the month of July must turn in their passports by 6 p.m. on Monday, July 30 at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro or any other business listed in the passport to be eligible for prizes.

The Waldo-Palooza Party will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at the bookstore. There will be cupcakes, several fun games, prize drawings and the awarding of the "big" prizes.

Most of the prizes from participating businesses are gift certificates that can be applied to an item they offer in their stores or restaurants. Some donate an actual product. Candlewick Press has provided "Where's Waldo?" books as prizes. The names of the prize winners will be drawn at the party, but winners need not be present to win. "We will call people to let them know what they won," said Manager Kasey Coolidge.

For more information, call the bookstore at 570-724-5793.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

"MOLLY, THE DOG WITH DIABETES" BOOK RELEASE PARTY IS AUG. 3



Stop in to meet Sue Powers and Molly at the August 3 book release party.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, Wellsboro’s First Friday, a book release party for “Molly, The Dog with Diabetes" is being held at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro.

Written by Kevin Coolidge, this book is for children and their families. Those who attend will be able to meet Molly, the star of the new book and her human, Sue Powers, who suggested the idea to Coolidge. Powers and Coolidge both reside in Wellsboro and are neighbors.

Molly, a seven-year-old dachshund mix, was diagnosed with diabetes four years ago at Christmastime.

“I felt that writing about what a dog with diabetes goes through would show children they can live a normal life if they take care of themselves,” Powers said. “Kevin and I began chatting about the parallels between diabetic dogs and people. I told him that Molly goes on vacation with us and has children and dogs that come to play with her. He talked about ideas he had. We both began to get really excited about this book," said Powers.

“It’s a feel good book about how happy and healthy Molly is as she lives with diabetes," said Coolidge.

For more information about this book or the party, call the bookstore at 570-724-5793.


Photo by John Eaton

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Book Release Party for “Molly” is Friday, Aug. 3



From 5 to 7pm on Wellsboro’s First Friday, Aug. 3, a book release party is being held at From My Shelf Books & Gifts at 7 East Avenue in Wellsboro for “Molly, The Dog With Diabetes,” a book for children written by Kevin Coolidge, bookstore owner. Attending will be Molly, a seven-year-old dachshund mix who is the star of the new book and her human, Sue Powers. Available now and on Aug. 3 will be two new books in Coolidge’s children’s book series. “Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet The Little Green Men” takes place at Cherry Springs State Park, near Galeton. “Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet The Jersey Devil,” a creature from New Jersey folklore, happens on the Pine Creek Rail Trail. For more information, call the bookstore at 570-724-5793.

Where's Waldo? He's Hanging with the Totally Ninja Raccoons


Where's Waldo? He can find him hanging with the Totally Ninja Raccoons super-secret hideout at From My Shelf Books & Gifts. The Totally Ninja Raccoons are a children's series written specifically for reluctant readers. Short chapters, humor, adventure, and one picture per chapter keep kids feeling a sense of engagement and accomplishment as they plow through these stories and ask for more!

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 Pag-Omar Farm Market Just Outside Wellsboro


Waldo can get pretty hungry, and he loves the subs at Pag-Omar Farm Market. The market also has farm fresh veggies. Stop and find Waldo and get some for yourself, and an ice cream cone too!

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 21, 2018

Where's Waldo? He's at Karen's Country Store on Main Street Wellsboro


When Waldo is in Wellsboro, he likes to stop into Karen's Country store and shop for his friends. You can find him at Karen's Country store and 24 other businesses in and around Wellsboro.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 Hotties Hot off the Grill


Waldo get's hungry wandering around. He's popped into Hotties. Hotties has the feel-good food of a roadside food truck without having to battle the elements! Check them out in the Wellsboro Plaza.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 20, 2018

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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 19, 2018

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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 18, 2018

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 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 17, 2018

Where's Waldo? He's at Omi Of The Canyon


Where's Waldo? Why he's visiting the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon, and on his way. He's going to stop at Omi of the Canyon. Waldo, and you can get souvenirs from the PA Grand Canyon and gifts from businesses in Lycoming, Potter, and Tioga counties. Serving Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Snacks and Beverages.

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 16, 2018

Where's Waldo? He's at the Highland's Pop-Up Shop



Where's Waldo? You can find him at the Highland's Chocolates "pop-up" Shop in the Deane Center on 104 Main Street. Highland Chocolates will have a temporary "pop-up shop" in downtown Wellsboro from June 1 through July 28 at the Deane Center!

Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 15, 2018

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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 14, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 13, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 12, 2018

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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 11, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 10, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 9, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 8, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 7, 2018

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Jersey Devil



In The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet the Jersey Devil, the Ninja Raccoons continue their ninja training, learn tracking skills, and meet a creature of New Jersey folklore, the Jersey Devil!

The Cat Board plots against the Ninja Raccoons as the Raccoons explore the Pine Creek Trail. Will the Raccoons return to Animal Land? Do moles taste like dirt? Is the Devil really in the details?

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

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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 6, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 5, 2018

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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 3, 2018

Where's Waldo? He's At the Frog Hut in Wellsboro


You can find Waldo at Wellsboro's Frog Hut. The Frog Hut is one of the many businesses hosting Where's Waldo in July of 2018. The Frog Hut is a great place to get soft serve ice cream, but also sandwiches and fries. Stop by and find Waldo and get yourself a yummy treat.

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 twenty-fifth birthday.

Brought back by popular demand for the seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 5 1/2 East Ave 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 seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 2, 2018

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



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 2018. 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 started 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.


Sunday, July 1, 2018

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



Where's Waldo? In Wellsboro Pennsylvania. For the seventh 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 seventh 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 2018. 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, 2018, 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 twelth year in business and our sixth year of hosting Waldo. You can check out the bookstore at 7 East Avenue. We have over 50,000 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.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Molly, The Dog With Diabetes



"Last fall, I was walking to work when I ran into my neighbor Sue Powers and her dog Molly," said Kevin Coolidge, owner of From My Shelf Books and Gifts in Wellsboro. Powers told him Molly had diabetes and might make a good children’s book.

“As I walked on, I began thinking Sue might be right. My dad had adult onset diabetes and I had a good friend who died at 40 of diabetes. At the bookstore, I asked Jen Colson what she thought. She has diabetes. "Great idea," she said. Customers who came to the store that day agreed.”

"Four years ago at Christmastime, Molly began urinating constantly so I took her to our veterinarian thinking she had a urinary tract infection," said Powers. Molly’s urine test showed she was diabetic.

“Every morning, I test Molly's urine to determine her glucose level. Based on her blood sugar results, she gets injections of animal insulin two times a day, is on prescription dog food that has less carbohydrates to keep her weight down and her blood sugar in check, and goes for a daily walk. She gets half of a small dog bone as a treat and also likes raw carrots,” said Powers.

“If Molly’s blood sugar dips too low, she has a hypoglycemic episode, just like people do. If she goes limp, I give her honey and that brings her around in a couple of minutes.”

“When we are on a walk, Molly is always excited to see Kevin. One day, out of the blue, I said to him, ‘I have a great idea for a children’s book – Molly, the dog with diabetes.’ ‘I’ll add that to my list,’ he told me.”

Later that same day, Kevin called and told Powers he had brought up the idea of doing a children’s book about a diabetic dog to people who worked at the bookstore as well as customers. “He said each person he talked to was either diabetic, had a family member that was or knew a child with diabetes,” said Powers.

“I felt that writing about what a dog with diabetes goes through would show children they can live a normal life if they take care of themselves,” Powers said. “The two of us began chatting about the parallels between diabetic dogs and people. I told Kevin that Molly goes on vacation with us and has children and dogs that come to play with her. He talked about ideas he had. We both began to get really excited about this book," said Powers.

“That’s where my inspiration came from to do a day in Molly’s life,” Coolidge said. “It’s a feel good book about how happy and healthy Molly is as she lives with diabetes.”

Kevin wrote most of "Molly, the Dog with Diabetes" last November and added finishing touches in January.

The next step was to raise funds to pay an illustrator and a formatter. Coolidge opened an online Kickstarter account. He hit his $1,000 goal on May 12. Those who contributed $10 will get a free autographed copy. “The illustrations will be finished by the end of June and the book formatted and printed by the end of July.

"We are planning a book release party on First Friday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the bookstore," Coolidge said. "Sue and Molly will be there." Those who want to pre-order the book can call From My Shelf Books and Gifts at 570-724-5793.



Molly is the center of attention for Kevin Coolidge and owner Sue Powers. The seven-year-old dachshund mix has diabetes and is the star of Coolidge's soon to be released children's book.
Photo by John Eaton

Friday, June 22, 2018

Not a Mistake... an Opportunity!


"Beautiful Oops!" is an inspirational, interactive book to encourage kids (and their adults!) to create -- to let go of their perfectionism, to stop throwing away "mistakes" made during the creative process (and perhaps in other areas of life?), and to make an "oops!" into something fun.

Filled with flaps, pop-outs, overlays, see-through-the-hole pictures, bright colors, and tons of imagination, this book is a great gift. There's even a journal/sketchbook to complement the original book: "My Book of Beautiful Oops!: A Scribble It, Smear It, Fold It, Tear It Journal for Young Artists". (Think of Keri Smith's 'Wreck This Journal' series, but with brighter colors, for the younger set.)

We are looking forward to sharing these with our young and young-at-heart folks wishing to be creative!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Do You Love Jokes?



Kids, do you love jokes? Would you like your favorite joke to appear in a book? Kevin, author of The Totally Ninja Raccoon series, is putting together a Totally Ninja Raccoon joke book. If you'd like a chance for your favorite joke to appear, just send him your favorite joke on a stamped postcard to:

From My Shelf Books
Att: Kevin
7 East Ave
Wellsboro PA 16901

Or come in a tell him yourself.

Grown-ups, you can enter too, just remember these jokes are for kids. So, must be clean...fart jokes are acceptable.

Remember, it does not have to be a joke you created, but it is fine if it is.

Jokes must be post marked by September 1, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What's Going On at FROM MY SHELF: FAQ for Spring 2018


Lots of rumors, news, questions, stories, and concerns swirling around in the ether about From My Shelf Books & Gifts lately! We've answered a lot of questions in face-to-face discussions these last couple of months, so we thought we'd post some of the most-frequently-asked questions and answers here, for your reference. :)

1. QUESTION: I heard you were having a contest to give away the bookstore?

ANSWER: We WERE running an essay contest, where those wishing to participate sent us a $75 contest entry fee along with their short essay addressing this question: "Why is a bookstore important to a community?" IF we received 4,000 entries, a committee of judges would have chosen a winner. The contest entry deadline was March 31, 2018. We didn't receive enough entries to go forward with passing ownership on to a winner. Checks are being sent back to those who entered, along with our gratitude for folks who love bookstores and believe they are essential to a community. We'll be publishing some of their answers on the blog, so check in again!

2. QUESTION: Are you closing the bookstore?!?

ANSWER: No! Nope! Not true! From My Shelf Books & Gifts will continue forward, with your hosts Kevin & Kasey, bookstore cats Huck & Finn, and a couple of familiar faces on staff! We will be making some changes over the next few months, as we RE-organize, RE-boot, RE-birth, and RE-new the structure of the bookstore to meet the current market and our community's needs. Thank you all for expressing your love and concern for our staying here and staying at the helm.

3. QUESTION: Are you going to become a bookstore just for children's books?

ANSWER: We will be focusing more, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY, on books and gifts for children. We're excited to expand our inventory for babies through young adult. If you know us, however, you know that each person on staff has their own favorite authors and genres, so we will continue to stock those, continue to have great personal recommendations for you and yours, and continue to introduce you to great new reads.

4. QUESTION: I'm a member: when can I start bringing in my trade-ins again?

ANSWER: We're not currently taking trade-ins. We love being able to offer new and used books, and we love the way real books recycle. It finally happened, though: WE RAN OUT OF ROOM. We've been having all kinds of HUGE sales over the last year to try to open the pressure valve, so to speak, on our storage capacities, but we've finally gotten to the point where we need to sell off and reorganize all the inventory we've accumulated over the last 12 years. A lot of that inventory comes from our generous trade-in program. So, for now, enjoy big sales. Later -- if summer ever gets here -- we can take trades again!

5. QUESTION: I'm a new author: will you buy my book/carry my book in your store/host me for an event?

ANSWER: Please email us at from_my_shelf (at) yahoo.com to sign up for this year's 10th Annual BookFest in October! This is a great way for regional authors to get their name out to folks in our area, get a ton of publicity, and get started selling books in our community.

6. QUESTION: I'm an author who has books with you that you agreed to sell on consignment. Are you selling those off in your 50% off sales?

ANSWER: No, at present, your books are NOT included in our 50% off sales. They are being sold at the agreed-on price. I do, however, strongly encourage you to contact us right away, because when we get ready to move a lot of inventory around here -- and the time is fast approaching -- we will expect you to take whatever books of yours are remaining. We cannot store them any more. We'll absolutely need to have fewer copies of your books. Please email ASAP.

7. QUESTION: Are all these great sale prices just for bookstore members?

ANSWER: Not all of the BIG sales are exclusive to members, but many of them are, and will continue to be. We do have sales that are available to EVERYONE, and we are currently changing the sales on a regular basis, so check in often. Don't be afraid to ask! Stop in to see what we have!

8. QUESTION: Can I still do custom orders with you, even if you're focusing more on kids' books/even if your physical store gets smaller?

ANSWER: OF COURSE!! We really enjoy helping you get the books you want. New books are almost always in our Chambersburg, PA, warehouse and can be here in 1-2 business days! People who custom order with us are often surprised that we get things in, regularly, faster than even Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Plus, if you prepay, we can offer you some fantastic discounts. If you haven't done custom ordering with us before, ask us what we can do for you. If you have had us custom order for you in the past, don't worry: that's not changing! We've got you covered!


Now, let us know what other questions you might have. Thanks for sticking with us, bookstore friends; we are sticking with you!


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Molly, The Dog With Diabetes



Molly, the Dog With Diabetes, is a true story about a dachshund mix dog, and her journey with diabetes.

Molly is my next door neighbor's dog, and I see her most mornings when I walk in to work. I didn't know she was diabetic until my neighbor mentioned it.

My neighbor is a former educator, and she thought Molly's story would make a great book. I agree!

I contacted agents, and one was interested, but had glaucoma surgery. She referred me to other agents....all thought it was too niche.

They're wrong. At its heart, Molly's story is not only a dog story--and who doesn't love a dog story?--but the story of living a happy and healthy life with diabetes.

Does anyone NOT know someone with diabetes? I have several friends with diabetes. Sadly, a good friend of mine passed from complications of the illness at 40. My father had adult onset diabetes in his senior years. This book is needed.

With your help, I'm going to bring this much-needed book into the hands of children and dog lovers everywhere.


CLICK ON THE COVER TO PRE-ORDER OF THIS BOOK!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Will You Vote For Wellsboro?

by Kevin Coolidge

My family goes back several generations in Wellsboro, and I was born at Soldiers and Sailors hospital, right in Wellsboro. We've mostly been blue collar workers, farmers and factory workers and truck drivers. It's not always an easy way to make a living. I remember when the local glass plant went from Corning Inc., to GTE, to Osram-Sylvania to closed.

A lot of my family worked there. I worked there myself for five years. Factory work can be hard on the body, but it was a job that put me through school. I moved away from Wellsboro for that schooling, but moved back, because I love my hometown.

That's why I nominated Wellsboro for the Main Street Pennsylvania contest. If Wellsboro wins, the $25,000 will go to the local Wellsboro Chamber of Commerce. I don't know what the money will be used for. $25,000 doesn't go as far as it used to. I'm hoping it will go to a shop local campaign, or maybe used to attract a company that can put Wellsboro and Tioga County back to work.

Sure, I have a vested interest in the area. I have a business that I approach with the same working class ethic I was born to. I work every day, if the bookstore isn't open, I'm working on my writing. My books are set in Wellsboro and Tioga County. The first rule of writing is write what you know. I also write where I know.

One of my goals with my books is to put Wellsboro into the national spotlight. Wellsboro already does so much right with the Laurel Festival, and Dickens of a Christmas, and has that feeling that just says home. I want to continue on the hard work of those who came before, that milked the cows, that picked the cullet, that promoted the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon.

So, vote for Wellsboro. It's easy. Just click on the photo of Wellsboro and you can vote once every 24 hours until April 23rd. Then we get to see if Wellsboro moves to the next round, but most importantly, vote for Wellsboro in other ways.

Buy your shoes in town if you can, or your underwear. If you buy a book, buy it from my store, From My Shelf Books & Gifts. I put that money right back into the community like my family has been doing for generations. Don't do it for me, or your neighbor, or yourself. Do it for everyone. Do it for Wellsboro and Tioga County.


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wellsboro is going to get what it deserves!



Wellsboro is going to get what it deserves!

You asked, and we listened. You asked us to stay and we are! From My Shelf Books & Gifts is going to continue to be run by Kasey and Kevin, but we're going to make some changes.

First, we are downsizing to give Kevin the freedom to do more author events. That means big sales for our members.

Everything in the store is 50% off! Everything except the cats, Huck & Finn are staying in the book business.

We are going to concentrate on being advocates for children's literacy, and mostly focus on children's books, but we are still going to be able to custom order and give you the same great service we always have.

Wellsboro deserves a bookstore, and Wellsboro is going to get what it deserves

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Local author "Ghost Write" a Valentine's Day Poem



Local author "Ghost Writes" a Valentine's Day poem or customized greeting for your significant other.

Writing to the beloved is never easy, so why settle for some "Hallmark" greeting card to say the things you long to say to her or him. This Valentine's Day get the right words on paper with the help of a published poet and author.

Declan Synott is available now for crafting the Valentine's Day greeting that she will treasure for a lifetime. In the tradition of Cyrano DeBergerac, there is no shame in getting a little help in the romance department.

The process is easy and fun:

Fill out a simple two page survey that helps describe your significant other, Synot will contact you to determine what additional content or intent you have for the poem or greeting.

Then he will deftly write the best poem for the occasion--filled with the love and gratitude you hold for her or him.

For only $10 per poem or greeting, you will be a partner in a process that evolves into a carefully crafted message of love and romance. We provide Valentine themed stationary and an email version to back up the hard copy.

Orders are being taken now at From My Shelf Books & Gifts, 7 East Avenue, Wellsboro. Stop by today. She will thanks you in so many ways when she reads her customized verse.


Friday, February 2, 2018

How to Win a Bookstore | WritersDigest.com

How to Win a Bookstore | WritersDigest.com: It’s a bibliophile’s dream. A chance to win a whole bookshop. Now, thanks to a rare opportunity, you could win a bookstore by writing a short essay stating why bookstores are important to the community.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Earn Extra Money with the GoRead Buzz Program


I’ve been contributing on GoRead since late September of 2017. I’ve earned an average of $500 per month without selling anything. That’s right; these earnings came entirely from my engagement and activity on the platform, without selling a book, recommending a product, or promoting anything. Just writing and engaging.

I like to stress this point because that’s what makes the GoRead Buzz Program so easy to use for people from different backgrounds. You don't have to sell anything, just contribute content.

WHAT IS GOREAD?

I describe GoRead as a mix between Facebook, Goodreads and Amazon. It’s a website where authors, book-lovers, content creators can network, share content, comment and review books and topics, and buy books.

You can join GoRead as a reader, which is completely free and allows you to engage on the platform and take advantage of their Litcoin program where you can earn virtual currency to buy books.

Litcoins are earned by engaging in the site: adding books to your virtual library, becoming a Fan of your favorite author, sharing posts from GoRead on your social media channels, and more.

How to Earn Extra Money from Home with the GoRead Buzz Program

THE GOREAD BUZZ PROGRAM

If you want to take full advantage of the platform and use it as a tool to generate income, you must sign up for the GoRead Buzz Program.There are a wealth of benefits from joining, but some of the biggest ones are:

The ability to earn hundreds of dollars every month through their Global Revenue Share Pool Program;

The power to build your brand by publishing and sharing content with an engaged audience. It's particularly valuable for authors, bloggers, entrepreneurs, and business owners

The opportunity to sell more books (directly though GoRead), and drive more traffic to your website.

REQUIREMENTS

Every month, you must complete a series of activities. These will will drive your Revenue Shares and build your presence on the platform. While these have changed a bit over time, the current requirements (as of April 2018) are as follows:

Write a minimum of one article per month, published to your article page. This should be around 300-800 words and can be content you’ve already posted somewhere else (on your blog, for example). Your article should align with your niche. For me, it’s books and writing about reading. But if you don’t have a brand, you can choose your own (movies, food, sports, fiance, etc).

Promote your articles on GoRead and other social media websites through a minimum of 5 shares per month. This can be you sharing one of your articles 5 times on GoRead, sharing 5 of your articles once each on a different social media platform, or any combination.

Create at least 10 posts a month on your Author page. A post can be written, an article, a picture, or a video link. Posts must be related to your personal interest or professional expertise.

Share posts, articles, or content from either your GoRead page or any other post on GoRead to other social media at least 6 times per month.

Spend at least $20 per month on Pay-Per-Click Advertising. I use this to drive traffic to my books and my website.
Buy at least 1 book per month from GoRead (not using LitCoins).

Have an active GoRead Buzz Plus Subscription. This is currently $39.97USD. Once you sign up, GoRead will charge your credit card automatically on a monthly basis.

You must complete requirements 1-7 in order to earn your first share and “unlock” the ability to earn subsequent shares. Note that your required spend each month will be around $70-90USD depending on how expensive the book you choose is, and where you’re shipping the book to ($40 membership + $20 advertising + book + shipping). That being said, I’ve made a profit every single month since joining the program. My smallest monthly earnings was $460.32

HOW TO EARN EXTRA SHARES

Right now, GoRead has a promotion called the “Doubler” – if you complete steps 1-4 twice (e.g. publish a second article, promote your article an additional 5 times), you will activate the Doubler and receive an additional 2 shares.

Based on the above, your base earnings will be either 1 share (no Doubler) or 3 shares (with Doubler).
Additional activity will earn you even more shares. These activities are all optional though I recommend them to take full advantage of the platform

Gaining new Fans on your Author page: Every increment of 10 new Fans will give you one additional Revenue Share

Driving referrals to GoRead: Every 3 people you refer (who sign up for the Buzz Program) will give you one additional Revenue Share

Getting your articles shared: Every 20 shares your content receives will give you one additional Revenue Share

Recently, I’ve been earning around 13 to 15 Revenue Shares per month, with the Share Price normally ending at around $25-$30. GoRead also does a weekly round up of the top 5 articles of the week. If they feature your article, you receive a $25 bonus commission. I’ve earned this several times, increasing my earnings.

In summary, I've found the GoRead program fun and easy to use. I've earned over $1600 in just three months, and I've also noticed an increase in my book sales. If you enjoy writing and/or are a content creator and/or entrepreneur yourself, GoRead is a phenomenal way to build your brand while earning additional income.

If you have any questions about the program, fan me on GoRead and I’ll do my best to answer.

I'll see you on GoRead!



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