Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Baker's Dozen just got a litte more festive!

Baker's Dozen, our annual event celebrating Idaho authors, is fast approaching. We will again have 13 amazing local authors signing in our store, and here is this year's auspicious group:

Kim Barnes, Brady Udall, Mitch Wieland, Mark Lisk, Leslie Patricelli, Stan Steiner, Gloria Skurzynski, EJ Pettinger, Steve Willhite, Aaron Patterson, Ken McConnell, and James Mace.

We are adding something new and exciting this year. We will be hosting a silent auction, all proceeds going to The Learning Lab. They are an organization dedicated to enhancing the literacy skills of under-educated families and adults in our community.

The item being auctioned will be a designer cake created by local business owner Ruth Howard. Called the "Boise Cake Ace," Ruth is the founder of Cakewalk Custom Cakes, and her work is both stunning and delicious.
(Yeah, that over there to the right is a cake. Amazing! http://boisecakewalk.com/)

So if 13 authors in one place isn't enough to get you down here, then stop in to see what the master chef is going to whip up for us. Don't forget to make a bid to support a good cause.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Art in the Bookshop!

One of my favorite people of all time, Katrina Knight, now has her artwork hanging in our store. Katrina, or Katy as I have known her for years, is attending BSU as an Art Education and Fine Arts major. She is a performance artist for True North, and she has art on display both here in Boise and in Bihac, Bosnia.

She also is a great salsa dancer, an amazing musician, and she's super ticklish. I met Katy back in high school when we were members of competing jazz choirs; she in Capital's Singers and I in Borah's CDVE. And let me tell you, she sings Ella Fitzgerald like no one that small and cute should be able to.

Ever since then we have been good friends, and I've had the pleasure of watching her grow into an amazing woman and an active/creative force in the Boise community. So, come by and look at her beautiful, book-themed art. And if you want, take some of it home with you.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

RUMPUS PARTY! and Anniversary Sale!

We are turning 3 years old! To celebrate our birthday and the release of the Where the Wild Things Are movie, we are throwing a Rumpus Party and having a Roving Rumpus Sale all day!
October 17th 2009
-Make Wild Things sock puppets and listen to storytime (including local author Stan Steiner reading Where the Wild Things Are).
-All kids books 20% OFF!
Follow the monsters through the store to see what's on sale!
Featuring local musician Jack Brown!


Thanks again for voting us Best of Boise for 2 years in a row! Believe me, the feeling is mutual. We often feel spoiled by how awesome our customers are.