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    Besides a wide variety of books for all ages, you will find lots of other great items at Cherry Street! Need a nice gift for a friend or a new game or puzzle for family entertainment? We have some lovely new puzzles from 24–500 pieces that just arrived this month (as well as others with even fewer pieces for the toddles and up to 2000 pieces for the true puzzle geeks!); and several new games with more to come.

    Have you tried Ozone socks? They come in some funky, colorful designs and will keep your feet cozy on a cool summer evening or on those cooler days coming in the fall and winter. We now have a nice selection of Ozone socks for men too! Always a great gift — no worries about size!

    Did you know we carry greeting cards? Note Cards? Journals? Day Planners? Pens? Next time you come in, take a little extra time to explore. Of course, we always love talking books with our customers. An author our staff just discovered in recent months is Britain’s Jojo Moyes. Some of her excellent novels are Me Before You, The Girl You Left Behind, One Plus One, and The Last Letter From Your Lover.
    You might enjoy trying one of those. I came across a quote the other day that I liked………….” If you go into a room and find it full of books – even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.” We hope you always feel welcome at Cherry Street Books. Remember that we are open on Sundays from noon–4pm and open Thursday evenings until 7 PM during the summer season.


    Project Bookshelf

    Cherry Street Books has a collection basket for the Project Bookshelf sponsored by AAUW. Each year they collect books for kids of all ages to go into the Jingle Bells baskets that will be distributed in early December. We offer a 10% discount on books purchased for donations to this project.


    Multiple Book-signings on Saturday December 6th . . . something special for the kids!

    • November 28 – extended store hours!

      Extended store hours on Friday November 28th. We’ll open at 9 AM and stay open until 7 PM. Lots happening downtown and in the Fort!

    • Nov. 29 – Dec. 10: The 12 Days of Christmas

      Downtown Merchants sponsoring the 12 Days of Christmas from November 29 to December 10. Make a purchase or bring a donation for the food shelf or Jingle Bells and be entered to win one of many prizes totaling $1,000!

    • December 11 – A Hometown Christmas Experience

      We’ll also be open until 7 PM on Thursday December 11th along with many other downtown stores for “A Hometown Christmas Experience”. Make a purchase (or just register) and be entered in a drawing for $250 in Downtown Dollars!

    • December 6 – Booksigning by Author Kathy Ortloff

      Noon until 2 PM: Kathy Ortloff, an Alexandria resident, will share her new book: Words from Grandma: How to Grow Up to Be a Grownup, & Not Just a Tall Kid. I guess the title tells it all! Come in to greet Kathy and take a look. This will be a nice gift from any grandma for the kids in her life. Books available beginning on Dec. 6th at the signing.

    • December 6 – Booksigning by Author Lesley Dahlseng

      Noon until 2pm. Introducing a second local writer, Lesley Dahlseng, with her new children’s book My Kiss Won’t Miss, a sweet story that Lesley has had in mind for several years. She’s excited to share the finished product with you! Books available beginning on Dec. 6th at the signing.

    • December 6 – Booksigning by Author Don Houseman

      1:30–3:30pm. Joining the fun beginning at 1:30 on the 6th will be author Don Houseman. He has visited us twice before and read his stories at the Saturday morning story time. Don writes and illustrates his books about Harvey the horse and his farm animal friends. This time he will be featuring Christmas Comes to Harvey & His Friends. If you’re looking for a new and unique Christmas story to share, come take a look at this one. Don’s illustrations are detailed pen and ink drawings with just a touch of color on each page. Houseman resides in Tenstrike, MN and is a retired high school art teacher; he’ll be here until 3:30 PM. Books available beginning on Dec. 6th at the signing.

    • Every Saturday at 10am – Story Time for Kids

      Story Time for kids every Saturday at 10 AM.  Lee has a great time with the kids reading stories, leading songs and rhymes and creating art.  No sign-up necessary.  No fee.  Just come and join the fun!

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