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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Northern News of Snow and Books

Sun on a metal roof causes the snow to begin to slide. When it freezes, caught at the edge, this is what you get.

In the morning, still frozen mid-fall, snow and ice from the roof frame the dawn of another cold, sunny day.

Here at the bookstore on a cold, Sunny Saturday, light reflecting from a windshield in front of the store took words from my window signage and threw them appropriately onto the correct wall. Can you see it?

There's big excitement in the future (rapidly approaching) for Dog Ears Books. In case you haven’t noticed my announcement in green over there in the right-hand column, a couple important bits of news are author events starring Ellen Airgood on June 17 and Loreen Niewenhuis on July 26. I’ll have more to say about these events as spring unrolls, but mark your calendars now. Ellen’s visit is on a Friday, and her book party, the Leelanau Launch (!) of South of Superior, will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Loreen’s later summer Tuesday in Northport will begin with an hour at Dog Ears Books, from 4 to 5 p.m., and continue with a slide show and talk at the Leelanau Township Library on 7:30. Signed copies of A 1000-Mile Walk on the Beach are already available at the bookstore now, so you don’t have to wait until summer to read about Loreen’s adventure, but I’m hoping to have good crowds for both of these talented Michigan writers when they come to Northport.

For right now, the chicken books are in! Chickens, bees, gardens! Plus all kinds of bargain-priced “new” used books on all manner of subjects, so what are you waiting for? Come on down, and let’s compare notes on our winter reading, shall we? We're open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 4.


Gerry said...

I had to chuckle at the chickens. You really do want some, don't you! I guess they're less trouble than horses.

Honeybees would be good, but talk about trouble. I'm thinking of innoculating a mushroom log. I'm not even sure I spelled innoculation right--maybe I'd better give this some more thought.

Love today's photos, and the sunshine, and the stirring of spring. I must acquire a copy of South of Superior. I already have 1000 Mile Walk or I'd have to order up one of those too. Gives one hope, doesn't it, all this writerly success? Yes indeed.

P. J. Grath said...

Chickens: Have wanted them all my life.
Mushrooms: Sounds like a GREAT idea!
Spelling: The program on my laptop wants only one 'n' in inoculate, but I seem to remember two acceptable spellings from my younger years.
Books: SOUTH OF SUPERIOR will be released June 6. Ellen will be in Petoskey on June 16, Northport on the 17th and Traverse City on the 18th.
Spring: I'm thinking it!!!