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 Posted February 21, 2021 by Sarah B.
Crafting & Creating in Quarantine

I don’t know about you, but this past year I have watched far too much television and spent far too little time on anything remotely productive. It has been difficult for me to find things that can capture and hold my attention - even reading has felt like a chore lately. When I’m having trouble reigning in my idleness, sometimes I turn to paper crafts. Paper folding, cutting, and gluing doesn't demand all of my focus, and I need that when I’m not in the mental/emotional space to give anything my complete attention. There are so many different kinds of crafts and so many creative crafting possibilities to explore that can help with restlessness and inattention.


 Posted February 12, 2021 by Third Place Books
Sending Love

Everything these days is understandably viewed through the lense of the pandemic--even these blog posts. I've only written three over the last year, but I'm pretty sure all of them started with some sort of cry for "normalcy" or a statement on how books can help us deal with everything that has had to change. And while yes, this Valentine's Day will be another unusual holiday in the books, I feel confident in saying that one thing has NOT changed: long distance relationships are a tale as old as time! Be it through letters, emails, texts, tweets, post-it notes or even time travel, love finds a way no matter how far apart we are. 


 Posted February 7, 2021 by Troy
Path to My Heritage

I have always felt disconnected from the month of February. Yes, I know it's Black History Month and I need to take pride in my history. But for a long time I just couldn’t see myself in the greatness of these heroes’ legacy. It was a steep hill to climb. In school, the teachers would have us create projects, watch a film or two and decorate the room in an elaborate celebration of the heroes of African American History. The more they pushed this, the wider that distance became. I can remember that feeling lingering throughout high school and up until my early twenties. I celebrated my culture of course during those years but there was never a true connection to the history of it, until there was.


 Posted January 31, 2021 by Claire
Kids & YA Books Hitting the Shelves this March

Spring is nearly upon us and March is filled with some ridiculously exciting new kids and young adult titles that you’ll want on your radar. All of the books below are available for pre-order now!


 Posted January 24, 2021 by Rosa
21 Books to Pre-Order ASAP!

There are some really amazing books coming out this spring that you're gonna want to check out. Pre-order them now so you'll be ahead of the curve when they're released. Seriously, these books look phenomenal and we can't wait for them to be out in the world.


 Posted January 17, 2021 by Third Place Books
Cookbooks for Culinary Inspiration

A new year has begun with already a fair amount of societal stress. Amidst everything that is happening, hopefully we can all take a moment to prepare a nice meal for ourselves and savor the act of eating really good food. To help jumpstart your new cooking adventures for the year, our cooking aficionados of the store, Danielle & Kitri, have put together an excellent list of cookbooks for all the culinary inclined folks out there.


 Posted January 10, 2021 by Wesley
Smell Ya Later, 2020.

Massive loss that left so many feeling helpless, fragile and unmoored. The ongoing fight for equity. A catch-all anxiety tied to the simple passing of time. Moments of true rest were few and far between this past year. But there were moments.


 Posted January 3, 2021 by Claire
YA Books for Taylor Swift’s 'evermore' Album

In 2020 we all turned to our usual methods of distraction and I unsurprisingly turned to reading. Or, I wanted to turn to reading. But like so many booksellers this year, even with more time to read than ever before, reading felt like a chore rather than an escape. No matter what I picked up, nothing grabbed my attention long enough to make me forget all the other thoughts swirling around in my head. I’ve had reading-slumps before, but this felt different. It felt like I’d never be able to lose myself in a book again.


 Posted December 16, 2020 by Nicole
Easy, Last-Minute Gift Ideas

We get it. It's been a rough year and time is really just a loose concept at this point. I can hardly wrap my head around the fact that Christmas is less than a week away. So if you haven't gotten all your gifts yet, don't worry, we've got a couple sure-fire gifts to make things a little easier.


 Posted December 6, 2020 by Sarah R.
The Coolest History Books You Didn't Know Existed

The phrase "History book" might give you flashbacks to high school social studies classes, but there's more to the subject than the dates and figures you memorized while sitting at a desk. The past is replete with astonishing and hilarious tales, and the origins or impact of everyday items might surprise you.


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