Premier Independent Bookseller/Coffeehouse in Sauk Valley
COVID-19 fight update:
We are open for indoor sitting and sipping (and shopping, of course) with increased capacity allowance!
Congratulations and thanks to all of you who are fully vaccinated. This has made a big difference in the fight.
HOWEVER, the State of Illinois has been experiencing a surge in positive cases and hospital utilization. As of 30 August 2021, all patrons, whether fully vaccinated or not, and including children older than age 2 must cover nose and mouth when not seated and eating or drinking.
(If you must shout at your adjoining table, put your mask on!)
Please do not be offended when we ask you to have a mask. We will respect your decision to leave the premises if you do not want to "mask up" to help all of us stay safe and stay open.
Say hello to your beautiful, modern dog treat bible! We know you love your dog. We know you want what’s best for them.
But we also know if you’re faced with a dog treat recipe that calls for eight obscure ingredients, requires forty minutes of prep, and still ends up looking a brown, crumbly mess—you’re reaching for that bag of ready-made dog treats faster than we can say “fetch.”
Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson puts the fun back into dog treats—with easy, everyday recipes for go-to pet treats you’ll actually be bothered to make (and find yourself using over and over again). These nutritious, delicious, budget friendly, and oh-so-simple-to-make dog treat recipes include:
Tasty Kong stuffers and healthy chews to keep your pup entertained while you go to work
Easy, no-bake bliss balls that pull double duty as training treats
Yummy biscuits that help freshen your doggo’s breath
A whole section devoted to birthdays, holidays, and special occasions, of course
And so much more!
With a huge variety of treats to reward, train, and pamper, every recipe is designed to make life easier and sweeter for you and your dog. Packed with mouth-watering images, easy step-by-step instructions, handy hints, allergy alternatives, nutritional info, and more, Homemade Dog Treats is the must-have recipe handbook for every dog owner.
About the Author
Serena Faber Nelson is the founder of the internationally popular pet lifestyle destination, Pretty Fluffy–an online home where dedicated dog owners find stylish products, modern advice, and inspiration for living well with their pets.
Her modern, stylized take on DIY dog treats has seen her recipes viewed millions of times over; and she is a regular contributor to publications such as Everyday with Rachael Ray, Modern Dog Magazine, Cesars Way and more.
Serena currently lives in Sydney, Australia with her young family and pup, Butterscotch. She uses the dog emoji way too much.
"Healthy Homemade Dog Treats is the ultimate dog treat recipe book. Filled with easy, nutritious, and tasty recipes, it'll have your dog begging for more.” —Dr. Katrina Warren, media veterinarian
"You and your dog are both going to love this book. Filled with simple, fresh, and healthy treat recipes for your dog, Serena Faber-Nelson's beautiful new book packs in the inspiration with yummy yet super-easy recipes (think coconut-dusted bliss balls for dogs that double as a Kong stuffer). You'll have a hard time deciding what to make first!" —Modern Dog magazine
“The sweetest doggy treat bake book I ever did see! Can’t wait to whip up some of these recipes for my own pup!” —Tessa Sam, baker and author of Sweet Bake Shop
Thank you for your support!
For those of you not interested in ordering from that largest river in South America that rivals the Mississippi and the Nile, but BoF is out of stock at the warehouse, try our new affiliate, Bookshop, started by a Columbia University MFA who just wants to help the Indies out a bit while being able to put a meal on the table for himself and others.
We Now Are Affiliated with Hummingbird, a Great eBook Resource!
You can still buy titles in other formats (hardcover, paperback, audio CDs) with a Books on First gift card as well as buy a Books on First giftcard which we will send especially to that lucky recipient (free postage!).
More than a card.
More value than many other store-bought surprises (except a book!)
Put a 3D paper sculpture in a loved one's hands and see the spontaneous delight.
That's a lovepop.
Tim's Bees Have Been Busy and the Honey is Back!
For Sale at Books on First
From Tim Benedict's Orion Artisinal Honey & Garlic Farm
HONEY from Tim's BEES flying around FRANKLIN GROVE, IL
Two types of honey now available in beautiful 12-oz jars:
Prairie Wildflowers -- unadulterally whatever the bees are inclined to like and Echinaea -- from Tim's special stash
It's been said that local honey is great for warding off bad germs and aiding in the relief of sinus/breathing difficulties. Regardless, it tastes great!
And What a Great Gift Idea!
Stock Up Now!
Based on the Book ...
We are always delighted when someone sees a movie in the book, because now, millions of more people know about the book! It might have been a great film or it might have been a total dud.
But, read the book yourself to see just how good or different the original is!