Tuesday, July 16, 2013

From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again, never miss the lack of intimate friends. Books became her friends and there was one for every mood. There was poetry for quiet companionship. There was adventure when she tired of quiet hours. There would be love stories when she came into adolescence and when she wanted to feel a closeness to someone she could read a biography. On that day when she first knew she could read, she made a vow to read one book a day as long as she lived.”
Betty SmithA Tree Grows in Brooklyn


The Village Book Shop Blog is going on a short vacation but we will be back late next week!


Be sure to check us out on Amazon, where products continue to be added on a regular basis.

Our inventory on Amazon can be found at http://tiny.cc/villagebookamazon


We are also on Facebook.

Our facebook address is  http://www.facebook.com/VillageBookShop


We plan to start Tweeting soon! Keep an eye out for that once we return.


We are also looking at launching a new and improved website. If you have any suggestions, or want to help us with our website, please let us know. We are only looking for volunteers. There is no funding for this and the blog and other online work is done by volunteers, not paid staff.




Trailer Vamp love bites cover image

We would like to congratulate Jim Grayson, a friend of Village Book Shop, who has recently published his first novel which is available on Amazon now.

Trailer Vamp – Love Bites: A Josh Blackthorn Adventure is a very fun book that members of Village Book Shop were among the lucky few to get to read early versions of this book and watch it grow. (There is even a mention of us, the Glendora writers critique group, in the acknowledgements!) This story, the first in a series, is Vampire-lite. We fell in love with Josh Blackthorn and his eclectic group of friends as we followed them through some exciting adventures. Jim Grayson is currently in the process of writing the second book in the series. Please consider getting yourself a copy of Trailer Vamp. It is a great story that had us laughing until we cried. 




Want to talk to us? Please do!

We can be reached in a few ways.

You can post comments to the blog.

You can post on our facebook wall, or send us a private message through facebook.

We now have two email addresses. Email us at villagebookshop1@aol.com to reach Deborah Gould, the shop owner. This is our primary email account.

If your wish to reach the volunteer, Jennelle, you can also email villagebookshop1@gmail.com. She is the person responsible for posting the blog, is the primary manager of the facebook page, and the one who has taken on the task of building a new website. Jennelle (also known as skybluefusion) is a true novice and would appreciate any feedback, suggestions, and assistance. 

Bridal Memories

Today’s deal is on the hardcover book Bridal Memories which is compiled by Blue Lantern Studio. This book is a collection that represents the most beautiful, inspiring words and images from bridal books dating from the 1890s to the 1930s. The book contains plenty of space to record facts and memories. This makes a great gift for any bride-to-be!


Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia, Amazon, and other sources such as holidayinsights.com, which are directly linked to within the text. Images have been taken from various sources found via Facebook, Goodsearch.com and Google.
Village Book Shop and the blogger claim no credit for the information above.


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