Sunday, July 08, 2012

Finally Found Books Opens in Black Diamond

Hurrah, Finally Found Books opened yesterday in Black Diamond, WA, during its annual Miner's Day celebration, attended by myself and my son, Nick. I will say that I only purchased 3 books, (costing a mere $16 for all three) which was very restrained of me, considering I was surrounded by rooms full of stacks of books I'd not perused before. Nick had a free cupcake and some ice cream, and we went to several garage sales, too.  It was heartening to see so many of my neighbors at the new bookstore, because we all need to work together to make this community store a success!

Todd Hulbert is opening Finally Found Books, a used and
new bookstore, in Black Diamond, Wash., tomorrow, according to the Maple
Valley Reporter.

Hulbert bought Baker Street Books earlier this year (Shelf Awareness, April 27,
2012) and closed it April 30 to install new shelving, reconfigure the
store and absorb some 100,000 volumes that he had in storage. The new
store has added categories and subcategories of fiction, increased
sections with textbooks, religion, self-help, parenting, travel, how-to,
home improvement and biography as well as added more children's, teen
and YA titles.

Here's my Summer Book Wishlist:
Scones and Bones, Laura Childs
Goodbye For Now, Laurie Frankel
Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness
Jesus' Son, Denis Johnson
Dragon Ship, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Between the Lines, Samantha Von Leer
Cone Name Verity
Stoner, John Williams
Shout Her Lovely Name, Natalie Serber
The Lion Is In, Delia Ephron
Chapman's Odyssey, Paul Bailey
The Prisoner of Heaven, Carlos Ruiz Zafon

In other news, summer has finally arrived in Maple Valley, and we are sweating and hoping for a return of rain already.

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