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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!
05/29/2020 - 7:00am to 06/25/2020 - 7:00pm
05/30/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
06/06/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
07/11/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
08/01/2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Books on First Giftcards
COMING SOON! THE ABILITY TO BUY AND USE GIFT CARDS ONLINE @ BOOKSONFIRST.COM.
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!).
Come in today for printed bound books, yes!, but also coffee & treats, soap by Lisa Wood, Coffehouse-Inspired Candles by Ana, greeting cards from Charlie Kerr, Avanti and others, Melissa & Doug wooden toys & more -- the list goes on! Hope to see you soon!
We Now Have Lovepops - Always Unexpected Joy
And introducing Stickerpops! featuring Blue Morpho (5 to a pack for only $13!)
They're Here! Coffeehouse-Inspired Candles
We are excited to be selling Ana's Handpoured Coffeehouse-Inspired Candles -- Triple Espresso, Hazelnut Latte, Salted Caramel Macchiato Latte, Coconut Brew and more! in travel (& power-outage)-ready tins.
Tim's Bees Have Been Busy and the Honey is Back! And, We Now Have Garlic for Sale, Too!
For Sale at Books on First
From Tim Benedict's Orion Artisinal Honey & Garlic Farm
HONEY from BEES flying around FRANKLIN GROVE, IL
Three Sizes of Beautiful Glass Jars --
What a Great Gift Idea!
(pssst! If you find that having 19 of those empty bottles is a little joyless, return them to us and get $1 each)
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 now, we have 10 oz plastic squeeze bottles, too, for those serious honeydippers!
Four Heritage Garlic varieties available now, in an attractive net bag with guide to type and flavour. If you are garlic connoisseurs or know of any, this is a must-have. Get 'em while they're fresh. SORRY! Sold out and unavailable until the summer!
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!