Buy my book from a local indie bookstore! Repost? xo
He’s right, you know.
Pour in the support, and keep up the positivity.
Marcus Books, the legendary (one of the oldest Black owned Book stores in the entire US) is in trouble of closure. First started in SF, then opening a branch in Oakland…I along with countless young people of all races trekked to this store, probably first as a child with my mother, then as a college student at SFSU studying Egyptology among other things, and now as a parent/adult when looking for Black picture books. Reblog this so the petition gets signed, but note that places like these are important landmarks of knowledge and self determination.
It should also be noted that Marcus Books is the only book store i know of (and i’ve called many) that has an Extensive collection of Childrens Books, Picture Books, and Comics featuring African and African American children.
LINK: Article is SF Examiner
It’s a secret to everybody…
This is one example of a fore-edge painting from a four volume set of scientific books which are divided by season. Each has a landscape painting of the season hidden until you begin to read it and bend the pages to turn them.
Goosebumps. I haz them.
I pretty consistently preach about the importance of visiting other libraries. When I visited Darien Library in Connecticut, I picked up a few really wonderful ideas but this might be the best - the Librarian Favorite bookmark. Patrons LOVE them. L.O.V.E. Library workers also love them because it’s a fun way to personalize displays. It’s a win-win.
You can see Darien’s version in a copy of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and our version at the Northbrook Public Library, in a copy of Matterhorn. (that’s right…that book is AMAZING!!)
Big ups to Stephanie Anderson, aka @bookavore, for such an awesome idea. That lady is going to change Reader Services as we know it. For real. Sometimes the most innovative things, are the simple ones.
Summer Reading Recap with Nick Offerman [x]
so many spoilers!
Love you, Nick, but read > weed.
You’re going to get all of this and more at our event in October! YOLO
Seriously, you guys should come to the event in October. It will be THE BEST.