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These events all took place at our Rutland store.

Holiday Open Mic

Join us for an evening of holiday-inspired poems, stories, and more. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both!

Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

This event is free and open to all.

Where is Bear - Lesléa Newman

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Where Is Bear? (padded board book) Cover Image
By Lesléa Newman, Valeri Gorbachev (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781328918918
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Normally I wouldn't have paid much attention to this cute little story about a game of hide and seek. Here's why I point it out to customers: a) the story specifically refers to three animals as "she" even as b) the illustrations are 100% ungendered. 

This makes this book unique in my experience. What -- female animals exist? But no pink, no bows, no lipstick, no long eyelashes?? Just a bunch of (anthropomorphized) animals playing together? Yes, please! 

Where is Bear is high-quality in every aspect, even its binding and materials. The rhyming story is simple and appealing to young children. And the illustrations are really great. 

Healing the Divide - James Crews

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Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection Cover Image
By James Crews (Editor), Ted Kooser (Preface by)
ISBN: 9781732743458
Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days
Published: Green Writers Press - April 9th, 2019

If you give Healing the Divide a chance -- if you hold it with purpose in your hands -- then it will hold you back. The poems in this varied collection hold space for reflection and meaning-making. Read in the morning as part of your meditation practice.


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