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We are excited to announce that we have moved to 869 Sullivan Ave.
Ste. 6, South Windsor, CT!
Conveniently located in the United Bank plaza (next to the Dunkin Donuts plaza),
our new space has modern amenities and plenty of parking.


We are now OPEN 7 days a week for all of your book and gift needs.

Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 6:00

Friday 10:00 - 7:00

Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 3:00.

We are also open by appointment and for special events.

 

We are proud to feature live plant gifts by Container Crazy CT.
Book our free meeting space for your book club gatherings, etc.

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events:

 


 

Thurs. 3/16 6:00 Stephen King Book Club: The Talisman (second 1/2)

 


 

Sat. 3/18 1:00-3:00 Children's Paint Class - Happy Elephant

 

Come paint an adorable elephant with us! This class is geared for children
6+ and comes with all materials including an apron. All you need to bring
are clothes that can get a bit dirty and an adult, as adult supervision is
required. Class is $26. 7 spots available, first come first serve. Reserve
your spot today at:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edv6kap08520271b&oseq=&c=&ch=

 


 

Tues. 3/21 6:00 Page to Screen Book Club:

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

 

Come discuss before the 3/31 movie release! The Zookeeper's Wife is a true
story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from
Nazi hands. After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina
Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by
hiding refugees in the empty animal cages. With animal names for these
"guests," and human names for the animals, it's no wonder that the zoo's
code name became "The House Under a Crazy Star." Best-selling naturalist
and acclaimed storyteller Diane Ackerman combines extensive research and
an exuberant writing style to re-create this fascinating, true-life
story―sharing Antonina's life as "the zookeeper's wife," while examining
the disturbing obsessions at the core of Nazism. Winner of the 2008 Orion Award.

 


 

Wed. 3/22 5:30-7:30 Workshop: Botanical Living Wall Art w/ Container Crazy CT

 

This workshop, led by Cathy T. of Container Crazy CT, will teach you the
proper techniques for mounting an epiphytic specimen plant specially
ordered in advance, and how this unique plant thrives and grows on boards.
You will also learn how to care for the plant, appropriate fertilizers,
how to water, and where this plant originates from and why it thrives in
this type of growing environment. You will take your completed project
home at the end of this workshop! We expect this workshop to run for a
full two hours, or perhaps 2.5 hours. Registration Fee: $45 pp+tx. Registration at
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/botanical-living-wall-art-weeknight-wrkshp-tickets-31515063403
is required.


 

Sat. 3/25 1:00-2:00 Author Event: The Kitty by Shawn P. Flynn

 

In honor of "Respect Your Cat Day" come meet and hear Enfield, CT author
Shawn P. Flynn!
A touching and inspiring story of heartfelt companionship, The Kitty
offers an uplifting perspective on what it means to find true friendship
in this world. Anyone who has ever shared a meaningful connection with a
pet will fall head over heels in love with Kitty and Shawn. Attendees are
invited to bring a personal cat photo/story to share.

 


 

Fri. 3/31 5:30-6:30 Demonstration:

Grow Your Own Microgreens w/ Container Crazy CT

Learning how to grow microgreens in your own home is not difficult – and
you practically have everything needed right in your kitchen! But you do
need to understand the steps involved and key components specific to this
unique process, which does not require “jars” and repeat “rinsing” as done
with traditional methods of growing microgreens or sprouts. Cathy Testa
will be demonstrating this process and have Starter Kits available for
purchase so you may begin growing your own at home right away. $10
Registration to attend:
https://workshopsct.com/2017/02/17/grow-your-own-microgreens-new-dates-added/

 


 

Save the Date! Sat. 4/29 10:30-12:30 Grand Opening &;

Independent Bookstore Day!

 

We're celebrating our move by hosting South Windsor authors! Meet Maria
Carvalho (Hamster in Space, Voices of South Windsor, Company Time), R. C.
Goodwin (The Stephen Hawking Death Row Fan Club), Cody Leet (Spheria),
Margaret H. Essebaggers Dopirak (Missionary Kid). More details tba, light
refreshments served.

Thank you for shopping small

 

Cynde


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