Miscellaneous

Magic happens over a cup of coffee in The Book Garden's Read-In Kitchen.

Kitchen Magic

Every Saturday morning at 10:00 am magic happens in The Book Garden. We join harrowing hunting expeditions on the African Plains, discover and rediscover the miracle of child birth, face death and then turn and walk in the other direction, share demons and desires. We return to favorite childhood moments[Read More…]

by February 4, 2014 Miscellaneous
Serendipity, or Not So Much

Serendipity, or Not So Much

I walked into the shop one afternoon a few weeks after we settled into our new bookstore and Robert hurriedly handed me a letter. “You have to read this and tell me what you think.” I couldn’t tell by the look on his face if this was good news or[Read More…]

by January 15, 2014 Miscellaneous
Meet Katie — Model Employee

Meet Katie — Model Employee

The sound of the door chimes sends Katie scurrying to the front of the store. Before visitors even make it through the entryway she is already sitting in wait to greet new and familiar faces. “Oh my gosh! Look we have a greeter!” most of our new visitors exclaim. Katie[Read More…]

by December 13, 2013 Miscellaneous
When An Author Comes To Visit

When An Author Comes To Visit

An important part of being a community bookstore is hosting authors – emerging and established, and all of us in between. Playing host or hostess can be a great deal of fun. It also can be exhausting and often stressful. We plan these events to hopefully bring more people into[Read More…]

by November 22, 2013 Miscellaneous
What’s In a Book?

What’s In a Book?

I woke up at 2:30am the other night and couldn’t fall back asleep. This happens every once in a while when I have too much on my mind. I used to toss and turn and get frustrated, angry – sometimes blaming my husband as he would lie there dreaming. He’d[Read More…]

by November 15, 2013 Books & Mags, Miscellaneous
“It must be nice to own a bookstore…”

“It must be nice to own a bookstore…”

“It must be nice to own a bookstore and be able to sit around and read all day. Sometime, when I retire, I’d love to open a bookstore.”
If I had a quarter for the number of times I’ve heard that comment expressed to me in a jovial manner by a well-meaning customer, I’d have enough money to buy that Robert Crais 1st edition of “The Monkey’s Raincoat” that I’ve been wanting for the last 10 years.

by November 15, 2013 Miscellaneous, Opening a Bookstore
Tea (and Books!) For Two, Three, Four, Five…

Tea (and Books!) For Two, Three, Four, Five…

by Jas Faulkner I joined my first book club in the mid-eighties.  We were a loosely organized group of a dozen or so students from three different colleges in Memphis.  We met at each other’s apartments and dorm rooms twice a month to discuss the book we’d chosen, what else[Read More…]

by November 7, 2013 Books & Mags, Miscellaneous, News & Opinions
Looking for a Contributor

Looking for a Contributor

The Bookshop Blog is currently looking for a Bookshop owner or manager that is interested in contributing a weekly column on the working of his/her shop. We’ll leave the exact topics up to the bookseller but it should be related to what’s going on in his shop and/or in the[Read More…]

by November 4, 2013 Miscellaneous