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!
As some of you may know, Tea & Strumpets has been taken over by the nerds!
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).
And please vote here to decide this coming month’s book!
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!
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!
“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)
“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)
“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! And remember, buying local keeps your dollars local!
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: http://flavorwire.com/451552/25-essential-graphic-novels/
- The Children’s books that stick with you: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/zola-books-/classic-childhood-books-t_b_5049386.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063
- These vintage covers to some of the children’s classics are enough to take your breath away: http://flavorwire.com/453259/gorgeous-vintage-childrens-book-covers-from-all-over-the-world/7
- The Bad Ass females of literature: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/badass-female-authors_n_5037595.html
- Pre-movie excitement:
- Debatably the most influential authors of our time: http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/most-influential/the-5-most-influential-authors-of-our-time/
- Liked this on TV? You will love it in print: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/05/tv-shows-books_n_4891976.html?utm_hp_ref=tw
- This delay probably killed some of you readers…
- Who doesn’t love dioramas?
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.