Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Little Glimmer

Of sun, folks! A VERY LITTLE glimmer. But we'll take it, eh?

"New" in shop:
Fabres Book of Insects - lovely color illustrations & highly collectible;
Relax, Company's Coming - a beautiful, reassuring cookbook for all you entertainment weenies;
Very Valentine - Adriana Trigiani's new novel about Italy, love, dysfunction & shoes;
collectible copy of the Life of Crockett - as in Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the...oh you know;
The Celtic Collection of Alice Starmore for your knitting book collection

and the usual odds and ends: linens, patterns, & art.

Village Books is proud to be a distributor for Maine's very own Knitting Out Loud Audiobooks (watch for the new line of the best in food writing). We also feature handwoven garments by Kate Nichols of Somerville and handmade jewelry by Sue Morrison of Washington.
All make great gifts!

What's on my bedside table:
A Place of My Own by Michael Pollan (Omnivore's Dilemma), a well-researched account of one man with no skills attempting to build himself a "writing shack"...
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, my first serious attempt at Poirot (Miss Marple's my girl);
The Retrieval System - poetry by Maxine Kumin;
Monkeys by Susan Minot - a Catholic family & their various doings;
Flesh & Blood - novel by Michael Cunningham (The Hours) (have to confess I haven't opened this one yet)
Colorwork Stitches, Interweave Press, edited by Susie Johns - which provides part of my daily knitting lesson in knitting with multiple colors.

Outside, the apples are small & green, the hardy geraniums sprawl in purple waves and the lavender is flowering as if we're having an ACTUAL summer.

Almost everything is shelved - stop by!
Tues-Sat, 9-5, Sundays by chance, closed Mondays.


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