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November Greetings! [11/10]

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 for more information, and hurry! You are already 10 days into your month-long writing process.
  • Don’t believe you can complete something great in that month? How about these titles that were written during the aforementioned NaNoWriMo!
  • Still skeptical about the ability to create something great? It is simple. Start by writing it down. Anything. And write everyday. We love these quotes, from some of our favorite authors, to get you started/inspired!

    maya angelou

    Ready to write right now? Okay, great. Moving on to the just for fun:

  • The best parts about being a book-lover [countless] but here are 23 of them.

  • It would seem our culture has a re-vamped fascination with ink on skin. And we love it when it gets literary. How about these bookish tattoos?

  • Have you ever wondered what you might be quoted in saying? We found these famous authors last words to be surprising, quirky, darkly funny, and sometimes inexplicable.

  • And now, really,  just for fun, how cute are these powerful women as Disney princesses?

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?!]:




Happy Halloween from Dolly’s!

Dolly’s wishes you and yours a happy, safe, and most spooky Halloween!


  • Nervous about the sweet tooth that is sure to develop by the end of the week? Try these scary/healthy Halloween snacks to stave off cavities/guilt! 
  • Still at a loss for this year’s  Halloween costume? Try these literary options on for size.
    Our store favorite? The Gandalf pug:gandalf
  • Here is a list of local happenings for the week–How Halloween takes over Park City.
  • Don’t forget that we will be participating in the Main Street Halloween Celebration!
    Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 3-5 PM! 
  • We also love this wee lil dreaming bookworm.bookworm
  • 14 Rumi Quotes That Will Motivate You To Follow Your Dreams
    This 13th century Persian poet was the original master of inspo.
    Get that Rumi-inspo on here.
  • This list of books will, arguably, change your life.
  • 10 Novels That Will Scare The Hell Out Of You
  • Needing a change in your home? Try re-purposing bookshelves such as these.sorting hat
  • Ohhhh, these are important! How to be a better twenty something, via books.
  • Sundance Halloween/Autumn Moonlit Rides–we think these sound spectacular/spooky/so festive! Don’t miss it.sundance halloween

Mid-October Blues?

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.

contemplative georgieGeorge 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!



Did we mention we have a new book club coming to Dolly’s on Sunday, October 27? It’s a big deal. See here.

Need more convincing?  How about this list of all the reasons you should be in a bookclub, duh!

Welcome to October at Dolly’s

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!


  • Not a fan of this early snow? Severely lacking that joy in your life? Here are these: 32 Books that will Make you Laugh Out Loud [You are welcome]
  • 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.

dr. seuss jurassic park

  • “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:

Wishing the best October to all of you!



What We are Loving this Week [9/21]

Obviously, with this week being the finale to this year’s One Book, One Community program–we have pure Shermania here at Dolly’s!

Dolly's Shermania

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

1227 quite interesting facts

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.

Fall is Here [8/31]


With September arriving, as of tomorrow…

Schools back in session, with a vengeance…

Mountains lighting up with their fall hues…

Summer flowers are barely hanging on…

It would seem, fall is upon us!

We hope this seasonal transition is smooth for you and yours.

We here at Dolly’s love fall because of the remarkable elements it brings: pumpkin flavored everything, cuddly clothing, and cooler weather to promote more curled-up-with-a-good-book time.

Fall Reading

In celebration of this week’s apparent autumn beckoning, here is a list of our book-ish favs:

Hope to see you soon!


The Dolly’s Team

Our Loves this Week [8/18]


Our friends at Furburbia are up to amazing things, per usual!

Back to school/find your best pal now through August 25th! $5 to adopt adult cats and $25 for kittens!

killing mockingbirds


12 Cats Who are Serious About Reading

Including this particular cat who is displeased with his choice of book: “This book has absolutely no information on killing birds.”


17 Problems that Only Booklovers Will Understand

We couldn’t agree more… with all of them.


As Summer Winds Down…

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…

Arts Fest

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?

For further information, please visit the festival website.

Tour PHo

Tour of Utah
August 6-11, 2013

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.

Visit the 2013 Tour of Utah website for further route info.

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!

Dolly’s Favorite GREEN Products

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.


Urban Junket


[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!


Green Girl

Green Girl

“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.




Alchemy Goods

AG pike

“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

Our Latest Obsession [New Release]

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.



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