Do you remember the first time you saw You've Got Mail, and you stepped into Meg Ryan's bookstore with the darling children's section and the reading corner? I was swept away. Every town need's a children's bookstore. Barnes and Noble and Borders are great...don't get me wrong. I spend enough time in there for sure. But what about the "ma and pop" children's bookstore you dream for your neighborhood? Good news for Utah readers: There will be a wonderful new bookstore just like that one in Utah very soon! But this store needs your support.
Michelle has a dream....an active dream to open a children's bookstore in Utah. She has a space, and has spent hours getting it all ready. But she needs a lot of help to finish it up and open the doors. She needs a bit more support from the community and I want to help spread the word. To start up a business takes an incredible amount of intertia, motivation and energy, and Michelle has given her all to this children's book store. She has promised to put in so much! Here is her plan:
*Story time for young children *A gathering place for book clubs, writing groups, and other small organizations that need a free place to meet *Book clubs specifically for tweens and teens *Writing classes for children, for teens, and for adults who write for children and teens *Visits from some of the most outstanding authors in children's and young adult literature, which will include readings, signings, lectures, and other social events *Prominent placement of books by local authors and those published by smaller, independent presses *A network and community for all those who love books and want to share their love of reading with coming generations
Don't you just want to move to Utah if you aren't here already?
So here is what you need to do:
Come over and BID on my $100 gift certificate to her shop.
You can start under price of course...just start bidding! Do I here $25? $30?
And how's this: if you BID at all.....you will receive a $5 gift certificate to the shop. Just email me at the time of your order to verify.
And make sure to bid on more items on her site....there is plenty for the book lover to enjoy. Just click on the link and leave a comment.
Here's to happy book reading time with children and fostering a wonderful dream of a very ambitious woman!
So head on over and bid!
But hurry: the bidding ends Saturday March 20th at midnight!