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Monthly Features

July

 

July 1, 1804 - Birthday of George Sand when she was named Aurore Dudevant 

July 3, 1731 - Birthday of Samuel Huntingdon, lawyer from Connecticut & signer of Declaration of Independence

Independence Day - Thu. 07/04

Dixon's Petunia Fest - 07/03..07/07/19

 

July 12, 1817 - Birthday of Henry David Thoreau

July 15, 1779 - Birthday of Clement Clarke Moore ("supposed" writer of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas)

50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Mission - 07/16..07/21/19
July 20, 1969 - First Human Spacecraft Lands on the Moon
July 21, 1969 - Neil Armstrong becomes first human to step onto the Moon's surface

July 21, 1899 - Birthday of Ernest Hemingway

July 28, 1746 - Birthday of Thomas Heyward, Jr, plantation owner from South Carolina & signer of Declaration of Independence
July 30, 1818 - Birthday of Emily Bronte

July 31, 1965 - Birthday of JK Rowling

July 31 - Birthday of Harry Potter

 

 

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Children's

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What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Michael C. Harris, Who HQ, Jerry Hoare (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448486925
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - May 10th, 2016

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Who Was Betsy Ross? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By James Buckley, Who HQ, John O'Brien (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448482439
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - December 26th, 2014

Do we actually know who Betsy Ross was? This book is a great primer on the patriotic woman for children and adults!


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A Farewell to Arms: The Hemingway Library Edition Cover Image
By Ernest Hemingway, Patrick Hemingway (Foreword by), Sean Hemingway (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476764528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - July 8th, 2014

An IndieNext Kids' Summer 2019 pick! Great for Father's Day!


Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781683691266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Quirk Books - April 30th, 2019

Indiana (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
By George Sand, Sylvia Raphael (Translator), Naomi Schor (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780199540488
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 2008

Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780813056173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University Press of Florida - April 2nd, 2019

Who Was Neil Armstrong? (Who Was?) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448449074
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - October 2nd, 2008

A Year in the Woods Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781568463056
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Creative Editions - July 11th, 2017

Walden and Civil Disobedience Cover Image
By Henry David Thoreau, W. S. Merwin (Introduction by), William Howarth (Afterword by)
$5.95
ISBN: 9780451532169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Signet - July 3rd, 2012

Wuthering Heights Cover Image
By Emily Bronte, Pauline Nestor (Introduction by), Lucasta Miller (Preface by), Pauline Nestor (Notes by)
$8.00
ISBN: 9780141439556
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1): The Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrator)
$39.99
ISBN: 9780545790352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 6th, 2015