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.
Some wonderful Christmas items available in our store right now!!
- December 20 – Booksigning by author Debbie Hoven
On Saturday December 20th from noon to 2pm, we welcome Debbie Hoven back to sign copies of her children’s book, Light Up the Year. She was here October 18th and many who missed her on that date have been asking if we would have her come back. Debbie has been a very popular pre-school and kindergarten teacher in the area for many years and is now retired. Her colleagues and former students are all eager to have signed and personalized copies of her book, and others are certainly enjoying it as well. We will continue to have her book in the store, but it you would like to chat with Debbie and get your book personalized, this is your opportunity!
- December 20 – Booksigning by author Darris Forbrook
Local writer, Darris Forbrook, will join us from noon until 2 PM on Saturday December 20th to sign copies of his first novel, From the Machine. Darris graduated from Alexandria’s Jefferson High School just a few years ago and said his English teachers encouraged him to write a book someday. He’s been working on it for a several years and now it is available for all to read! The story follows ten characters and their families as they deal with the results of a worldwide pandemic that has devastated human civilization and forced people to gather into the supposed safety of deteriorating cities. Walls and towers have been erected to protect the citizens; an organization has been established to preserve government order and create a vaccine to protect the people, but the reader is left to wonder if the greatest threat comes from without or is it residing within the walls and among the city’s inhabitants? Come on in to meet Darris and see his book on Dec. 20th.
- December 20 – Booksigning by author Bob Erickson
Bob Erickson will be in the store Saturday, December 20th from noon until 2 PM to visit and sign copies of his newest book, Erickson’s Outdoor Adventures – Alaska! Bob lives in St. Cloud but has a daughter in Alaska and has spent lots of time there over the past 25 years. He is very enthusiastic about Alaska and wants to share his knowledge and stories with others who may be “armchair travelers” to this fascinating state. He wants to give the reader a broad experience which includes the sweeping and dramatic backdrop of mountain and ocean scenery, the adventures available, the humor of the people, and the inventiveness and uniqueness of people who gravitate to this great state. Bob joins two other authors who will be in the store at the same time; hope you’ll stop in to meet them all!
- 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!