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  • Good reading April 28, 2017 Kathleen

    I’ve been doing some good reading lately and have several titles I’d recommend if you are looking for your next book:
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  • Spring and Family March 24, 2017 Kathleen

    I’m writing this on St. Patrick’s Day and am decked out in a nice Irish green blouse and green plaid socks to celebrate. I still miss my Irish grandma, even though she died over 50 years ago while I was still in my teens. I have visited the little town in Ireland where she grew up and hope to be there again this summer. I’m sure glad she was bold enough to leave Ireland on her own and was able to come to the United States when things weren’t going so well for her in Ireland. She met my English grandfather in Chicago, where she was working, married him and came back to Minnesota with him on the train to meet the five children he already had! Continue reading →

  • Florida and Books for Winter January 31, 2017 Kathleen

    Hurray, we made it through January! The days are getting longer and I love having more light in the late afternoon / evening. It would be nice to get a little snow to refresh our dingy landscapes and cover up all the crusty, dirty snow that remains. I was able to get away for a little break in Florida this month and spent some time on my birthday huddled in an interior bathroom at my son’s house because of tornado warnings! That was a first. His nearly-three-year-old daughter is big into the “why” questions now and she repeatedly questioned us as to why we were all sitting in the bathroom together. She knows about hurricanes, not tornadoes. Sophie loves being read to; she now lines her dolls up and reads (recites) to them many stories and rhymes she has memorized just from hearing them repeatedly. 
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  • Merry Christmas! December 19, 2016 Kathleen

    Hi Friends and Merry Christmas!

    I hope you noticed the sale prices we’re offering now through December 31st and the coupon too! Be sure to print and clip it out to bring in to get the discount and be entered in a special drawing. It’s been a fun and busy month here at Cherry Street and we’ve seen many of you here already. There’s still plenty on our shelves if you are needing a gift – everyone can use a nice new book to read and we’re happy to help you select just the right one. We offer free gift wrapping year-round and that is especially appreciated by last minute Christmas shoppers, especially men. It is fun to see their faces light up when we offer to wrap a gift!

    We thank you for your loyalty in 2016 and hope you will continue to shop with us in the coming year. Best wishes to all for a lovely Christmas and good start to the New Year!

  • Traveling November 10, 2016 Kathleen

    There’s a cute poem on a poster under the glass on our little round table in the kids’ area that I thought you might enjoy. It’s called “Paper People” and was written by Lisa Wheeler.
     
    “Every book you’ve ever read
    Makes a home inside your head.
    Characters that you adore
    gather ‘round your noggin’s floor.
    You travel widely with each one
    and do the things that each has done.
    Their paper lives are fragile, true………
    The reason they exist is you!”
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  • Love You, Mom! October 10, 2016 Kathleen

    We had a busy month of book signings by some great authors in September, started out by Tim Jollymore (The Advent of Elizabeth), Rena Olsen (The Girl Before), and J. D. Radke (levon a). As usual, our biggest crowd (we counted 57!) was here for William Kent Krueger (Manitou County) and Jess Lourey (Salem’s Cipher) on the 24th. All of these authors have novels well worth reading and there are still plenty of copies available if you missed the events. The only one I’ve had time to read so far is The Girl Before. It is a timely topic, well written, and a good read.
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  • New Signings and New Days September 3, 2016 Kathleen

    Well, I guess there is no denying that summer is winding down. Mornings are feeling quite cool these days but I hope there will be sufficient nice weather this weekend so that you can enjoy a few more fun days outdoors at the lake or wherever you may be! August pretty much flew by with a multitude of activities and we had a fun and busy month here at Cherry Street.
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