50% off used Hardbacks & 25% off used Paperbacks
Until February 28th
February marks the twentieth year of business for our store. We’ve come a long way from a single shelf of books in a custom made furniture store to over a hundred thousand unique titles.
We are celebrating by holding flash signings every Saturday in February with some of our favorite local authors (signings will be announced Friday via a store Facebook post).
We are also raffling twenty Book-A-Week certificates, each one good for one free book up to $10 every week for a year. Entries must be made in person, in store. One entry per visit.
Thank you to all of our customers, both new and old. We would never have made it this far without you!
Michelle, Jason, Squeekie,
& the entire Cupboard Maker crew
THE BOOKSTORE BULLETIN
Sunday Evening at the Bookstore
We started Mingles two years ago as a way for book lovers to meet each other. Moving forward we decided that we wanted to make Mingles a more welcoming event, and dispel the idea that it is just to meet a significant other.
That is why we are starting Sunday Evening at the Bookstore, which will take the place of our monthly Mingles.
Activities will change slightly from how the Mingles were run. There will be Book Lover’s Trivial Pursuit at every event, with our usual setup of Michelle vs. everybody. Anyone who manages to beat Michelle will earn an extra free book.
An additional activity will be available in the form of a craft, for instance at our February Evening we will be making Valentine’s Day cards, and during our March Evening we will be painting rocks.
We are excited to invite you to our very first Sunday Evening at the Bookstore this month!
The $5.00 cover still applies and still earns you one free book (up to $10) and 50% off your used book purchase during the event.
Michelle’s Monthly Book Recommendations
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
This is a rollicking, exciting fantasy novel with a strong, intelligent female protagonist, Yelena. Her world is authoritarian and rigid with strict laws. Yelena is offered a choice between death and becoming the leader’s poison taster. “Sieges weather, fight together, friends forever” is a quote from the book that encapsulates Yelena’s adventures as she learns to adapt to and change her world. On one level, this is a wonderful fantasy novel, but the deeper themes stay with readers for years.
Employee Monthly Book Recommendations
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
A modern mix of fantasy and fairy tale, compelling from the first sentence to the last word. I’ve been finding myself daydreaming about this book lately.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater
A twisting of Celtic Kelpie lore and adventure. Some race for riches others race to survive. It’s a wonderful book with strong characters, lyrical writing, and a vivid setting.
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