Thank you for supporting America's Oldest Children's Bookstore
Here is what you just did:
1. Gave The Little Engine that Could a little more fuel
Indie bookstores re-circulate revenue within the local community and donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chain retailers; and, remote, online retailers give nothing back! Shopping here fuels your child’s future.
2. Invested in the power of imagination
Browsing bricks-and-mortar bookstores is the best way to discover great children’s books, and indies pick what we sell based on what we know you like and want. Invest in independent bookstores, and we will invest in the imagination of your children for years to come.
3. Super-charged your child's learning
Children who grow up surrounded by books get three years more education on average than children from bookless homes. Bringing books home gets results.
4. Became a patron of schools, libraries, and the arts
Buying locally, and not from remote, online corporations ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they are needed most – right here in the neighborhood institutions that grow your children.
5. Gave your child a greener future
Shopping at our store conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe because we stand behind them.
6. Improved the value of your home and strengthened your community
There is concrete evidence that neighborhoods with thriving independent businesses have higher real estate values and support more local jobs. Buying local is a smart and easy way to nurture your community.
7. Embraced what makes our community unique
We raise our children to celebrate and value a rich and varied world. You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s, so why would you want a community that looks that way?
8. Took advantage of our expertise
You are our neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. Nobody knows great children’s books like independent booksellers, and we’re passionate about what we do.
9. And so much more!
A note of caution: this book will ensnare your life and you won’t be able to put it down until the final, anxiety-filled page is turned. On the surface, this is a pretty straightforward mystery: A supermodel with a troubled past is deemed by the police to have committed suicide when her body is found on the ground below the balcony of her posh London flat. But her brother thinks something more sinister is at play and enlists the help of private detective Cormoran Strike. But this book is anything but straightforward. Strike, a paraplegic war veteran investigates every claim with the precision he learned in the military. He also has a troubled past… his late mother lead a life riddled with addiction and adversity. And as Strike delves further into the life of the troubled model, his own past demons and memories color his investigation. Not only is this mystery masterfully written, plotted out, and riveting, it speaks authentically to a multitude of issues like how society judges women who lead unconventional lives, psychological trauma, and the trials and intricacies of family. (Also, this book was actually written by J.K. Rowling under a pseudonym). - Linnea