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.
- Celebrate Downtown Alexandria!
Friday October 17th is set to be a big day in Downtown Alexandria! Finally Broadway is open again and we’re ready to celebrate! There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Broadway at 9 AM Friday morning that will be broadcast live on KXRA’s Open Line. “The Thing on Broadway” event is set for 4 – 7PM and will include sales, a scavenger hunt, food, prizes, pumpkin carving, costumes, etc. The celebration wraps up with a costume ball at the Armory beginning at 8 PM, so start digging out your best Halloween attire and join in the fun.
- October 18 – Booksigning by Author Debbie Hoven
Saturday October 18th at 10 AM, retired local teacher and new author Debbie Hoven, will present her brand new book, Light Up the Year! to the children and parents gathered for our weekly story time. She will be in the store to meet kids of all ages (even the grown up ones she taught in the past!) and will be signing copies of her book. We have her scheduled to be available all the way until 2 PM so there will be plenty of time to visit! We now have the books in stock so you can pick yours up anytime. Be sure to stop in on the 18th to congratulate Debbie on her first book – she both wrote and illustrated it and we know it will be a hit!
- October 18 – Booksigning by authors Marge Van Gorp and Julie Zuehlke
Saturday October 18th from 12 – 2pm, Marge Van Gorp and Julie Zuehlke have co-authored a charming little book about local icon, Big Ole. The Big Ole Legend was originally serialized in a five-part series in the Definitive Woman magazine and is now available in book form. Written with charm and wit, it’s a fun story to read and will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Little Ole’s story is told by his mother in a series of letters written to family members back home in Norway; she knows one day he will grow up and be called Big Ole. It’s clear they had fun writing this and we know you’ll have fun reading it! Marge and Julie will be in the store Saturday the 18th from Noon until 2 PM. Come on in and join the fun with our local authors.
- October 21 – Booksigning by Author Lin Enger
Tuesday October 21st from 4:30 – 6:30 we welcome Lin Enger for a book signing of his second novel, The High Divide. Enger grew up in Osakis and now lives in Moorhead where he teaches writing at Moorhead State University. The High Divide begins in 1886 on a farm in western Minnesota and takes the reader on a journey through the high plains to the west. The story includes events of the bloody turmoil of westward expansion and the nearly total demise of the buffalo herds. Enger writes with grace about a man’s quest for redemption and the human capacity for forgiveness. We’re looking for a big turnout on Tuesday for Lin!
- 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!