Brown Bag Book Exchange

16711971_1778298172489682_3883182582501892248_nThis is a brown bag book exchange. You bring a book and you get a book, but you do not reveal what you bring. The book you bring must be disguised and briefly described. So bring your book covered or in a brown paper bag, write the genre on the outside and/or a few tidbits about the book, but keep it a mystery!16649565_1778214235831409_8198701075672050166_n

Books should be in really good condition. Bring up to 2 (different) books. There will also be awesome coffee and pie available for purchase via the delicious Bipartisan Cafe. So come and join the fun, meet new people, and read a new bookdownload!download (1)

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What’s the Story Wishbone

Wishbone was such a great show because it brought classic literature to life. At a very young age it made amazing works of fiction like Oliver Twist, Moby Dick, and Gulliver’s Travels, something fun and exciting. Some of the books featured on this show are very challenging literary feats, and I love that they did not stick to easy reads. Inspiring young kids and adults to read challenging works of fiction in such a creative way was brilliant. Plus who doesn’t love a Jack Russell Terrier who dresses up and does tricks, the cuteness was like media glue!

I know that watching these shows helped shape me into the reader I am today. In my trip down memory lane I ended up finding these delightful little books, and I want them all!

(click any photo or title for more info.)

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Did you love Wishbone?
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What was your favorite episode/story?

I loved the show Wishbone growing up, and a fellow blogger inspired me to post about it, thank you for the spark L. Boogie! Check out their blog here.
Fun Fact:  Wishbone’s real life name was “Soccer” and he won the role of Wishbone because out of 100 dog auditions, he was the most expressive.
Click here if you want to re-live your 90’s childhood
Wishbone Collection
or if you want to see what all the hype is about.

Stairway to Heaven LookBook

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Creating beautiful and unique ways to display books is something that really intrigues and delights me. I love seeing all the different way people have come up with to make their book experience enchanting. For me it’s even greater looking at space saving book storage solutions. This lookbook has the best of both.

 

These stairs truly are a way to heaven, book heaven 🙂

april-1981-book-shelves-stairs-homeI love the whole design; the architecture, the regal-ness of the books, those stairs are heavenly indeed!

stairs-made-into-bookshelves-13I love the sleekness and modern warmth of these stairs.

This set up is so amazing. I love how all the colors pop off the
crisp white backdrop.

B166.0cI think this one might be the funnest. Climb up stairs filled with books
and slide back down!

Contemporary-staircase-with-minimalist-book-shelves-in-all-whiteI love this, I just imagine that those stairs lead to a heavenly room
filled with even more books.

stairs-book-shelves-combinedDon’t get dizzy. This design is also pretty fun and fantastic. If I had this little stair-nook/ book-cave I could spend all day in it.

I love this concept, I love how you could make it so personal too, and
the kid’s one is SO great!

Beautiful-book-shelf-that-matches-the-design-of-the-stairsI  like the modern edgy-ness of this design, so neat and interesting.

These two are great because they are both utilize space so well.

dezeen_Book-Tower-House-by-Platform-5_1sqI really like this one, it’s like a personal  book-fort, a
inside modern tree-house!

All of these make my heart sing, I just wish I had stairs in my house. 🙂

Which one is your favorite?

Book Towns: Part I

Cafe Book Bean

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A Book Town is a trend that began in the 1960’s and refers to a town or village with a large number of used book or antiquarian book stores.
Along with their unique and plentiful bookstores they also host wonderful literary festivals

These book festivals attract book lovers and bibliophiles from all over the world. A number of towns are also members of the International Organisation of Book Towns.

Check out these first 6 awesome, yet quaint little book towns:

240-Montolieu-village-du-livre-Aude_focus_eventsMontolieu, France
Sometimes referred to as the “Village of Books.” Montolieu was the town that first introduced me to the concept of “Book Towns.” With a population of roughly only 747 people Montolieu contains fifteen bookshops, mostly specializing in second-hand and
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Every year the town offers many workshops such as: Used and antiquarian bookshops, Working craftspeople of books and art, The Arts and Crafts of the Book Museum, Bibliophilia…

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