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UPDATE on updating our in-store inventory, so that you can see online just what we have or can get for you: 
Our work-around is sporadic at best and what you see as "in stock" may not be and vice versa.
The only reliable information is that if the status is: "hard to find," that book really is really hard to get (at a reasonable price)!

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Brenda -- The Face of Books on First

Known as Larry's Favorite Employee (it's on her business card so it must be so) with all her facebook time as well as facetime at our Dixon location treating each customer right, Brenda doesn't have much to spare to read, but she always has opportunity to check out a few favorites, like cooking, knitting, health and children's books for her grandchildren. 


The Crockin' Girls Slow Cookin' Companion: Yummy Recipes from Family, Friends, and Our Crockin' Community Cover Image
ISBN: 9780984961405
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Crockin Girls LLC - April 20th, 2012

"Slow Cookin' mamas in a fast paced world."

I recently bought this book and I love it! If you like simple crock recipes like I do, you will love it too.

Oh, What a Busy Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781402768194
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sterling - April 6th, 2010

This is just one of the many Gyo Fujikawa books that I love reading to my grandchildren. The illustrations are dreamy.

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Lambslide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062883384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 7th, 2019

It's all about winning by a "lambslide" in this cute picture book written by Anne Patchett. See how the lambs wriggle their way into getting a lambslide for the barnyard.