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Drum Roll Please!

The polls are in and we have our results for the next book and shiny new name of Dolly’s book club!!!

Our new name will be… 

The Club of Books: A Song of Science-Fiction and Fantasy


And! Our next book will be….

Wool by Hugh Howey



Thanks so much to all of you who voted!!!

For more details about our next meeting, please visit The Club of Books’  page!

Not-Tea & Strumpets Needs Your Help!

As some of you may know, Tea & Strumpets has been taken over by the nerds!

(If you weren’t aware – here was their announcement! )

And they need your help!

Please vote here to pick the name you like best for the club! (or comment with a better suggestion if you have one).

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And please vote here to decide this coming month’s book!

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The winners of both polls will be announced next Monday – June 2nd

In addition, the club will now be meeting the last MONDAY of every month, still at 7 pm. 

Thank you for your assistance, and we hope to see you all soon!

Another Reason to Buy Local!!

Some of you may know that independent book stores across the nation have been suffering, as well as even the big-name chains! And people are starting to notice! See who’s speaking out and what they’ve been saying!


patterson“The press doesn’t seem to consider this newsworthy, but there is a war going on between Amazon and book publishers. This war involves money of course, and though I have an opinion, I’m not here to comment on what might be a fair and reasonable settlement….”    James Patterson  (Read More)


Authors Need to Back Bookstores

“Whenever I enter a local bookshop I know something is going to happen.

It will involve a book, of course. But it will also involve a ritual of a kind, a process of choosing. I’ll leave with something I didn’t have before and that is exciting….”   (Read More)


Another Reason to Buy Local

“Amazon likes to remind us regularly why independent booksellers are to be treasured and supported. The behemoth did it again last week, when its efforts to bully a major publisher into granting it better terms became public. Many books published by Hachette, one of the “big five” U.S. publishers, are now being listed as available only in a few weeks, sometimes up to five or six weeks–an eternity in today’s fast-paced world and in effect a delisting. This artificial scarcity is a cynical effort to punish Hachette by choking sales…”    Shelf Awareness  (Read More)

We at Dolly’s would like to thank you all for your continued support, and for educating yourselves on issues that affect your local businesses!  Cat BoxAnd remember, buying local keeps your dollars local!

Please Join Our Friends…

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Join us for:

Funny, Tragic, Ambiguous: The Life and Career of Elliott Erwitt

Photography historian, Christin Aucunas will explore the life and career of Elliott Erwitt and his continued legacy on generations of street photographers.

When: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 from 6-7:00 pm

Where: Kimball Art Center 638 Main St.


Photo by Elliott Erwitt, Courtesy of Magnum Photos and art2art circulating exhibitions

French photographer, Elliott Erwitt is known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings and dogs were among his favorite subjects. One of the leading figures in the competitive field of magazine photography, Erwitt’s journalistic essays, illustrations, and advertisements have been featured in publications around the world for more than forty years.  In his easygoing but precise mastery of the abstract elements of composition, Elliott Erwitt is an acute observer of the canine world and its reflections of the human condition.  This exhibit captures the whimsy and emotion that characterizes our relationship with dogs, and is a tribute to Park City’s beloved canine population.

Ms. Aucunas, will speak on the career and legacy of Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt. During his 60-year career, Erwitt has taken some of the most memorable photographs of the 20th century. Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt grew up across Europe and settled in America in 1938.
Under the tutelage of Edward Steichen, Roy Stryker and Robert Capa, Erwitt joined Magnum Photos in 1953 creating images that have been widely published across the globe. He has released more than 20 books, numerous films and even an iPad app. Erwitt is both photographer and artist whose oeuvre is characterized by wit, charm and filled with a lyrical approach to the everyday.

Christin Aucunas is a graduate for the University of Manchester and The Sotheby’s Institute of Art having received her MA in Photography. She completed her undergraduate degree at the George Washington University in International Affairs. Her research interests include networked photography,
GIF animation and post-war British documentary photography. She currently resides in Park City, Utah.

In addition, several of Erwitt’s books will be available for purchase at Dolly’s Bookstore.

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Kimball Art Talk is presented by:

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Happy Saturday Everyone!

For your weekend pleasure we present…

More book and cat love!






MARA WILSON Film 'MATILDA' (1996) Directed By DANNY DEVITO 28 July 1996 CTJ27141 Allstar/Cinetext/TRISTAR **WARNING** This photograph can only be reproduced by publications in conjunction with the promotion of the above film. For Editorial Use Only


Hope all is well and that you are all enjoying this wonderful spring weather we are finally having!


-The Dolly’s Team

May Festivus

 Though we are a bit late–Dolly’s would like to thank all who participated in the 2014 World Book Night!

We were thrilled to be able to supply 5 givers in their respective communities and donate to the Peace House as well as the Utah YWCA!

A brief highlight of this year’s WBN from our friends at Shelf Awareness:

More than 29,000 givers distributed some 580,000 copies of 39 titles to new or light readers. Each giver handed out 20 copies of one of the books, a range of adult and YA titles that included some of the most popular titles of the past few decades and included, for the first time, a graphic novel as well as a Spanish-language edition, several large-print editions, a collection of poems, Shakespeare’s complete sonnets–a title for just about any interest.
Some people gave out books to passersby in public places–on the street or at subway or bus stations. Others were especially creative. Among our favorites: the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side in New York City gave a book with their meals to more than 1,000 Meals on Wheels recipients. Wait Till Next Year, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s baseball memoir, was distributed at the Yankees-Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson was given out at the U.S. side of the Otay Mesa border crossing with Mexico in San Diego
World Book Night U.S. executive director Carl Lennertz commented: “Our volunteers are caring people who want to extend the simple but essential gift of a book to those who perhaps have never owned a book. It is an act of kindness, and it can be life-changing, for the recipient and giver alike.”

In other literary happenings:

  • The essential graphic novels:
  • The Children’s books that stick with you:
  • These vintage covers to some of the children’s classics are enough to take your breath away:
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  • The Bad Ass females of literature:
  • Pre-movie excitement:

  • Debatably the most influential authors of our time:
  • Liked this on TV? You will love it in print:
  • This delay probably killed some of you readers…

  • Who doesn’t love dioramas?

Dolly’s does Graduation 2014



Dear Graduates of 2014:

Congratulations and celebrations to YOU.

We hear you. You don’t want another iTunes gift card. You also do not want your aunt to crochet you a mortar board out of her cat’s spring-time molted hair. What you really want for graduation is perhaps some relief from the burden of student loans? Or some idea of a life direction? Perhaps even an acceptance letter to a dream college or program?

We, here at Dolly’s, wish you all of the successes and surprises in these years to come. We hope you can try your best to enjoy your commencements and ceremonies. We also hope you can enjoy the family time that will undeniable and inescapably ensue.

As for those who may have already had their time to shine, and are perhaps looking for a gift for a beloved up-coming graduate… you are in luck. We have taken the liberties and done the thinking for you–with these wonderful gift ideas on display, right now, in Dolly’s.

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Pre-April Showers …of literary goodness

Dear Reader,

We write to you in humble gratitude, as April prepares us with her unforgiving winds and sprinkles of snow/rain/slush. We thank you for reading our blog and sticking with us, as your favorite local indie bookstore. We are a dying breed, and we just wanted to say thank you to you and yours for your continued loyalty and love.

In reading, forever,

The Dolly’s Team

  • We cannot contain just how much we love these engagement photos. Done by the miraculous Jamy Beecher. Our very own Mr. Dolly made an appearance with his ultra-slimming glamour shot.


    See more of Jamy’s work here:

  • This list of 22 female characters we fell in love with and secretly [or not so secretly] wanted to be when we grew up is just too spot on:

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  • 9 Books on Reading and Writing that may just be more helpful than you realize:


  • 10 Writers Speak to the Magic of Reading, here:

  • The comprehensive must-read Mystery list:


Welcome to you, March!

Welcome to month 3 of 2014. Wow.

  • We found these photos of our cats on various social networks. Thank you for the love, social media! #dollysbookstore #bookstorecats  
  • Making more time for books in your life is a vital practice:

  • Which classic author is YOUR soulmate?

  • How to grow up via your favorite books:

  • 5 Literary Scenes you do not want to miss, made out of Lego:

  • Our favorite Main Street places to eat:




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