You may have heard we are planning a party for our 40th on Sunday afternoon, Nov 3rd. As Cindy says, this is not a birthday. This is an anniversary that we are celebrating. Island Books' 40th anniversary. And the party is not going to feature a long-winded blustery speech by the owner. It's going to be a get- together. A pie social. A gathering of like-minded and wondrous people who have played parts large and small in the long life of the store. You all. Old friends. Maybe champagne will loosen tongues and raise spirits. Perhaps pie will prompt laughter and funny stories. We will give out some gifts for those who attend, some prizes for the clever, some cheers for those who have a story to share. Join us. It will be a fun afternoon of friends.
We can't thank you enough for your support all these years.
Warmly and simply,
Owner and Bookseller
Book Fairs: Ongoing store events throughout the holiday season that support our local schools
Sat, Nov 2, 6:30pm: PJ Storytime with Meg Lippert
Sun, Nov 3, 3pm: 40th Anniversary Celebration
Thurs, Nov 21, 7:30pm: Open Book Club: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (Note special third Thursday date for this month's meeting)
Sat, Nov 30, 2pm: Small Business Saturday with Tom Nissley
Every fall, we host evening book fairs to raise money for our local schools. A portion of every purchase you make will be donated to the sponsored institution. In 2012 we gave $14,145 to community schools.
Island Books hosts an open book club that typically meets the last Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. (Note: This month it's the second to last Thursday!) All are welcome to attend, and if you purchase your book here in the store you'll always get a 10% discount.
We always offer a 20% discount on the top ten bestsellers in non-fiction and fiction for the week, as reported by independent booksellers across the country.
Did you know you can download ebooks from our website and read them instantly? Or that we sell top-notch ereaders and tablets ourselves? Read more about it. You'll be glad you did.
"Be awesome! Be a book nut!" —Dr. Seuss