Happy Mother’s Day to All the Book Mom’s Who Helped Raise Me & Those I Wish Had

Happy Mother's Day, Moms of the world! I wanted to write this post, because of 1) Mother's Day, 2) there aren't actually a lot of Mom's featured in Children and Teen Literature, & 3) of the ones that are, they are pretty BAD ASS. Growing up, I got pretty lucky. Not only did I have … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to All the Book Mom’s Who Helped Raise Me & Those I Wish Had

The Best New Books for Baby Showers, That Aren’t GOODNIGHT MOON or PAT THE BUNNY

I'm going to be honest. If you have had a baby in the past year or two, you have probably been given one or more of these books from me. These 15 board books are some of my most recent favorites. All of them have come out, within the past 6 years. Now, why am … Continue reading The Best New Books for Baby Showers, That Aren’t GOODNIGHT MOON or PAT THE BUNNY

Jen in the Bookstore Goes to Portland; How Southwest Airlines, an Emily Arrow Album Launch & a Bunch of Kind Portlanders Made My Weekend 

I was having trouble thinking of a way to start this post. The thing is, that last weekend was so, so special to me, and I didn't want to sell it as less than it was. I guess I will start by saying that prior to going to Portland, I thought that my weekend would … Continue reading Jen in the Bookstore Goes to Portland; How Southwest Airlines, an Emily Arrow Album Launch & a Bunch of Kind Portlanders Made My Weekend 

Dreaming of Books: What Is At The Top of a Bookseller’s Purchase List?

We work at a bookstore. Everyday we see books come in and get purchased. If you ask us what we would recommend, we can name a list of titles we think you might like to take home. However, what books are at the top of our lists? What books are we dying to see on … Continue reading Dreaming of Books: What Is At The Top of a Bookseller’s Purchase List?