- Local Author Fair(75 days)
What is your favorite children's book and why?
Submit your answer in a comment or email by May 12th and we will print it out and feature it in our front windows as part of our 2012 Children's Book Week celebrations! We would of course love any replies brought to us in person as well, if you're more of a pen and paper type. If you wish to remain anonymous, please ask that we omit your name.
Remember, "children's book" covers everything from from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to Goosebumps, all the way up to classics like The Hobbit and current young adult favorites such as The Hunger Games series.
Spread the word by printing our handy form and showing it to your friends and family so they can share their favorite as well. Encourage literacy in youth and ask a child you know what their favorite book is; we definitely think kids should submit their answers too!
Some answers we've already received, proudly displayed in our window next to the 2012 Children's Book Week poster.
Aside from being National Poetry Month, April is also School Library Month and this week is National Library Week! National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use.
Visit your local library (Perry Public Library for Perryites) and show it some love by...
- Visiting your library. (Bring your friends and recommend eachother books, or check out a DVD and have a movie night!)
- Donating to your library.
- Joining Friends of Perry Public Library. It's a wonderful group - and showing your membership card at the bookstore gets you 20% off books the first Monday of each month! PPL's membership drive goes on for all of April; they have a sign up table in the lbrary and a pdf you can mail.
- Getting a library card, or bringing someone who doesn't have one to the library so they can get one.
- Checking out their list of events (reading clubs, author events, story time, etc. - PPL has special events all week.)
- Connecting with your kids at the Library
- Sharing your story with the ALA. If you have a story about how the library has impacted your life then submit it here!
- Sharing links to your libary's website or social media page in an email, on facebook, etc.
Take a look at some of our newly re-stocked local native american books from Syracuse University Press. Buy them here on our site or come in the store and head for the Local section.
IndieBound Reader™ is an ebook reading application created by the American Booksellers Association and Bluefire Productions, an independent software company in Seattle, WA. It allows book lovers to read ebooks purchased at their local, independent bookstores. Currently, IndieBound Reader is available for the Android operating system, and it will soon be available for iPhones and iOS devices.
Independent bookstores have partnered with Google to sell Google eBooks™ because of its open and accessible platform, so indies can provide an easy way for their customers to discover, read, and buy ebooks at while supporting local business.
You may have noticed certain changes on our website in last couple of days. Currently its undergoing a little bit of a cleanup and rearrangement. Changes should be completed by week's end.
What's New? Additions to the primary links (up top, under the banner) include Page Turners and Letchworth Park, plus we brought back old favorites Local Interest (still needs revamping) & Local Authors (with new additions!) Our "for kids" link was removed in favor of these additions and is now exiled to website purgatory until the admin decides what to do with it. There were also some minor changes to certain page content (wording, fixed broken links, etc.)
Your "Shopping Cart" now stays hidden until you put items in it, at which point it will show up in the right sidebar. This is probably the biggest change to your shopping experience.
We hope these changes are for the better. If you have any problems, questions, or comments, feel free to email our site admin at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the regular store email, email@example.com.
Books by Arch Merrill are treasured, coveted and sought after around here. These days, they're all out of print which makes them hard to locate. Every so often someone will bring us a copy or Ann will find one at a used book sale and we will have some to sell in the store.
Recently we got our hands on a copy of The White Woman And Her Valley, signed by the author. It's a hardcover in good condition, the dustjacket is intact with some wear to the edges.
In this, his fourteenth regional book, Arch Merrill has returned to the scene of his first, the picturesque and historic Genesee Valley. As the title, THE WHITE WOMAN AND HER VALLEY, indicates, the central character is Mary Jemison, the fabulous "White Woman of the Genesee." The veteran Rochester newspaperman tells, in his own distinctive fashion, the ageless story of the white girl who, after being taken into captivity by the Indians, lived the rest of her long life with the tribes and became the owner of many fertile Genesee Valley acres.
There are many other chapters, each depicting a different facet of the Valley, past and present. Arch Merrill takes his readers through the scenic grandeur of Letchworth State Park with its grad canyon and water falls and tells the little know story of the noble American whose name the park bears. There are stories, too, about a Revolutionary ambuscade, an Indian evangelist, tow "Davey Crocketts," the old Valley Canal, Avon's glamorous era as a watering place, the six generations of Wadsworths, their vast estates and manor houses, the Autumn Fox Hunts, ghost towns and Western New York's greatest hoax.
Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism has produced an add featuring Burlingham Books and other Wyoming County businesses; airing now into Autumn on Fox 29.
Click-through to read The Daily News' article on Perry's Main Street revival!