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80th + 20 Years!
In honor of 100 years (Larry's 80th birthday on February 20th, and our 20th anniversary in October), we will be offering specials everyday leading up to our anniversary. See our Facebook page for the special of the day!
We Have Tim's Honey!
For Sale at Books on First
From Tim Benedict's Orion Artisinal Honey & Garlic Farm
HONEY from BEES flying around FRANKLIN GROVE, IL
Two Sizes of Beautiful Glass Jars (Larger comes with Wooden Honey Dipper!)
Great for Warding Off Those Bad Germs
(Garlic would be great, too, but sorry, not selling that yet.)
Tim opened a jar for our customers, so come in and try some with a tea or latte today!
Books on First in Havana
Our resident artiste Sydni Reubin has commissioned blank greeting cards with great reproductions of her paintings of Books on First, Elvis and others. They're being sold in artfully-twined packs of 5. What a great gift idea for yourself or a loved one to encourage the fine tradition of writing (and receiving!) a handwritten note. Come in before they're all gone.
Books on First Giftcards
The world is everchanging and sometimes, not for the better, unfortunately. With the new eBook partnership, Books on First and IndieCommerce regret to announce that customers are unable to use your Books on First giftcards to buy ebooks online.
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!) who can use it with us online (for everything but ebooks) and in-store.
Come in today for printed bound books, yes!, but also coffee & treats, Candles for SMA by Lisa Wood, Global Girlfriend handmade crafts, greeting cards from Charlie Kerr, Avanti and others, Melissa & Doug wooden toys & more -- the list goes on! Hope to see you soon!
MISSION MAIN STREET GRANT UPDATE
We Didn't Win a Grant, But You've Made Us Winners
Thank you, All, for the tremendous Community Response, and helping us qualify for a 2015 grant from Mission Main Street. We are happy we're here for you and that you are here for us. Final tally: 530 votes! But, the judges saw things differently and while there were lots of great winners, we are not among the chosen 20!
So, a toast! Here's to thriving in the meantime on shoestrings and bookbinding glue.