Doesn’t this sound neat?

At The Open Book, in Wigtown, Scotland, you can fulfill your dream of running a bookstore. The unique Airbnb flat costs just 57 USD a night, but it comes with a stipulation: renters also work at the bookshop on the first floor, doing everything that a regular bookshop owner might do in a regular, 40-hour work-week.

Source: Travellers Staying At This Place In Scotland Take Turns Running The Bookshop Downstairs | Bored Panda

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

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We’re having a huge wind advisory today, with lots of nearby power outages, so we can’t have a Dr. Seuss party  in the Little Free Library this year.

Meanwhile, though…

 

 

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, where I also grew up and went to High School.

The Springfield Library Quadrangle has been home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden since 2002.

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Mystery Author Extravaganza! Saturday at 1 PM – 3 PM

 

It’s a Mystery Author Extravaganza! On Saturday, December 2nd, eighteen authors from the Sisters in Crime Chessie Chapter will appear at the Reston, Virginia, library, speaking about their new books and short stories published this year. If you live in Northern Virginia, DC, or the nearby Maryland burbs, this event is for you.

The following authors will be appearing: Donna Andrews, E.A. Aymar, Karen Cantwell, Mary Ann Corrigan (Maya Corrigan), Barb Goffman, Sherry Harris, Tara Laskowski, Alan Orloff, Kathryn O’Sullivan, Susan Reiss, KM Rockwood, Verena Rose, Harriette Sackler, Laura Ellen Scott, Colleen Shogan, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Art Taylor, and Robin Templeton.

Booksellers from Kathy Harig’s Mystery Loves Company bookshop will be on hand to sell books. The authors will be happy to sign them. It will be a great way to take care of your holiday book shopping. Books make great gifts for yourself and others. Book sales begin around 12:30. Speakers start at 1 p.m. We hope to see you there!

 

Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA 20190

Today is National Read A Book Day!

Shouldn’t every day be Read a Book Day?

In another of the “Who Knew” Holidays…

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National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th.

Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share the experience!  Read aloud to anyone who will listen.

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Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress.   Older adults who spend time reading show a slower cognitive decline and tend to participate in more mentally stimulating activities over their lifetime.  Books are an inexpensive entertainment, education and time machine, too!