Can you believe we are in November already? Dolly’s sure cannot.
With ski season just around the corner, the hectic holidays, a new year, and Sundance–whoa. We are welcoming a slower season for now–and gearing up for the craziness headed our way in a few short weeks.
To get you through this mud season haze–here are a few nuggets of pure entertainment/bookish happenings/or just because the internet has this in it’s expanse:
Did you know November is National Novel Writing Month? What an incredible opportunity for one to sit down and finally hash out that novel that has been rumbling around your brain for years! Check out http://nanowrimo.org/ for more information, and hurry! You are already 10 days into your month-long writing process.
Last, but certainly not least, our wonderful new book club here at Dolly’s, Tea & Strumpets, has a new tumblr/blog, check it out, stay connected, and don’t miss their next meeting on November 24, 2013 [the read is Dracula, what else?!]: http://dollysteaandstrumpets.tumblr.com/
Fall is no longer just a thought on the horizon. It is here in full, unadulterated beauty. And we love it. We have now officially had our first snow of the season and the frost is becoming our nightly visitor.
George contemplating autumn’s changes.
Photo courtesy of a Dolly’s visitor: Elvan–thanks for sharing!
With these changes comes a particular excitement in the air. As our ski town gears up for the busy season–our heads start to spin here at Dolly’s. With that, here is a compilation of this week’s random thoughts and musings. We hope this cheers up whatever Mid-October Blues you may be experiencing. Enjoy!
In an old house in Paris That was covered in vines Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. We loved this spot on NPR regarding Madeline who continues to steal reader’s hearts after 75 years–and the legacy lives on!
The 35 Happiest Moments In Animal History There are many happy moments in Happy Animal History, but these are the happiest.
Makes you wonder why people even bother to study other kinds of history at all. See the pure joy here.
We don’t know about you–but October is one of our favorite months here at Dolly’s Bookstore. Let it be known that fall is upon us, winter is encroaching, and reading is on the rise once again! We warmly welcome you to October, and here is our first blog post of the month [with a little something for everyone]:
This month kicks off Dolly’s new, steamy book club–definitely something you won’t want to miss! See you on the 27th–meow!
The soul question you have all been pondering since day one: How do I read like David Bowie? Answer revealed in this list.
Another big life question remains: What if Dr. Seuss wrote Jurassic Park? Well, now is the time to experience that reality, here.
“The book is better”–sick of that response, movie go-ers? How about these 12 Movies That Are Just as Good As The Books They’re Based On post from Huff Post? Do you agree with this list? Any additions/suggestions you might voice?
We are getting into that festive spirit here in the store, come visit our new, spooky, black-light display!
Don’t miss two incredible author events coming our way:
Obviously, with this week being the finale to this year’s One Book, One Community program–we have pure Shermania here at Dolly’s!
Small Business Saturday
[the Saturday following Thanksgiving] will be even sweeter this year!
“Last year, President Obama spent Small Business Saturday at a local independent bookstore in Virginia — he and his daughters bought 15 books, mostly as Christmas presents. Americans recovering from their turkey bacchanals filed into bookstores in large numbers from Alaska to West Virginia, as the website Shelf Awareness reported. One intrepid New Yorker visited 16 independent bookstores that day.
For many booksellers, Small Business Saturday … was their second-biggest sales day of the year.
Now, author Sherman Alexie and the American Booksellers Association are teaming up to start a new campaign that further ties Small Business Saturday to the independent book trade: having authors work as volunteers that day at independent bookstores.
“Here’s the plan: We book nerds will become booksellers,” Alexie said in a letter circulated by the ABA. “We will make recommendations. We will practice nepotism and urge readers to buy multiple copies of our friends’ books. Maybe you’ll sign and sell books of your own in the process.”" From our friends at Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association
We love our small businesses, indie booksellers, and as always, Sherman Alexie.
What else do we love? Funny you should ask:
You know those days that you are feeling particularly scatter-brained [everyday for me] we have the perfect book for you:
1,227 Quite Interesting Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
Including riveting facts such as:
-Loch Ness is deep enough and long enough to contain the entire population of the world ten times over.
-Barley has twice as many genes as people.
-You are three times more likely to die in a plane crash than you are to be eaten by a mountain lion.
Everyone here at Dolly’s hopes you have had a wonderful, adventurous [yet safe] summer!
We are absolutely floored that August is mere days away. As summer winds down and back-to-school excitement rises, we would love to highlight some of the Park City happenings to celebrate the close of this warm and vibrant season…
Park City Kimball Arts Festival August 2-4, 2013
The 44th Annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival is presented by KSL 5 benefitting the Kimball Art Center here in historic PC! As one of the oldest and largest arts fests in the west, this year is bound to exceed all expectations! With 220 exhibiting artists and countless musical guests, food vendors, and local recreational/entertainment opportunities–everyone at Dolly’s agrees this is one of the greatest weekends all season! Who doesn’t love supporting local art?
Park City: Sunday, August 11, Start: 12:15 & estimated Finish: 3:45.
Rolling through Bryce Canyon National Park and two national monuments, the 2013 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah professional cycling stage race will be the longest and among the most challenging in its nine-year history. This year’s event will test the world’s finest professional cycling teams with a total of 586 miles and 43,621 vertical feet of climbing.
The 2013 Tour of Utah will repeat the spectacular Stage 6 route that saw Levi Leipheimer win in a stunning solo breakaway in 2012. Once again, the route climbs through the scenic and private Wolf Creek Ranch, crosses the Heber Valley through the friendly mountain burghs of Heber City and Midway before winding its way to the base of Empire Pass. This climb should witness another all-out assault by the pure climbers to see who the real King of the Mountains will be in this year’s race. Following a blistering descent down the 11 percent mine road they climbed one day earlier, the race will again finish in front of massive crowds on lower Main Street.
Note: Park Silly Sunday markets will suspend only for the Arts Festival weekend–but will simply be moved up Main a bit for the Tour of Utah festivities. No one panic–you can still pick your produce/get your silly on!
As many of you know, Dolly’s is all about our community–and a green, sustainable, healthy one at that! With summer in full-swing, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite eco-friendly products.
[Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles]
“Our goal at Urban Junket is to combine inspired and unique styling with everyday functionality. We know it can be done and we don’t believe that anyone should have to sacrifice one for the other. Our definition of inspired and unique styling combines quality materials, sourced from all over the world, and combined to create hip, eclectic accessories that help you to create portable expressions of your inspired sense of style. We define everyday functional as the combination of durable materials and efficient usable spaces that help to keep you organized while protecting your treasures during the daily journeys that define your life.”
Dolly’s carries a variety of these incredibly durable, resilient, and fun bags–messenger style, professional laptop totes, even purses with a rechargeable battery to keep your electronics going!
“Maximize your investment in the Earth with 2 bags in 1! Awash in vibrant patterns, Green Girl’s fully reversible, washable eco-totes are fashionable and functional. Your Green Girl eco-tote is designed for daily use in any situation—whether you need a reusable shopping bag, gym bag, beach tote or in-flight carry-on. After a fun-filled shopping spree or other outing, simply roll the eco-tote up and store it compactly in your purse or glove compartment.”
Dolly’s is pleased to carry 3 different sizes of these unique reversible eco-totes–from the most spacious for your farmers market adventures, the medium everyday use, and the small that is perfect for the up-and-coming eco-citizen.
“While medieval alchemists sought to turn lead into gold, we strive to turn useless stuff like blown-out inner tubes, old seat-belts and advertising banners into useful stuff like bags and wallets. Another word for this is upcycling. Recycling turns stuff into the same thing over and over again. Upcycling turns something of lesser value into something of greater value.”
With many of us here in Park City being cyclists, Alchemy Goods’ incredible upcycled product line fits us perfectly. Dolly’s carries belts, wallets, and different types of AG’s bags and we continue to be amazed by the innovation in this company’s efforts!
Join the eco-conscious movement with Dolly’s GREEN products!
Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics By Theron Humphrey
Annotation: Maddie is a sweet-tempered coonhound who accompanied her owner on a yearlong, cross-country trip while he worked on a photojournalism project. In his spare time, Humphrey took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things.
And that is it. This book is 160 pages of pure bliss [for dog lovers]. Photographs of Maddie that have kept us here at Dolly’s from our work for, well, longer than we would like to admit. We are obsessed with Maddie and Theron’s project and, as they are currently on a book tour, we would love to have a visit from them.
Stop by the store today for a few minutes of flipping through this wonderful collection.