Never too early for Christmas?
Local artist Pam Kirby Rambo has designed some beautifully clever Christmas and Hanukah cards featuring Sanibel’s wonderful seashells adorned with witty greetings (“We KING’S CROWNS of Orient are.” “Happy HanukCONCH!”). They come in boxes of eight cards for $14.99. These are going to be oh-so-popular, so get yours early. The season will be upon us before you can say “WHELK the halls with boughs of holly!”
We just attended the annual conference of the Southern Independent Booksellers Association in Greenville, SC, and were introduced to many southern authors and their latest books, such as Jill McCorkle’s Going Away Shoes, Pete Dexter’s Spooner, Padgett Powell’s The Interrogative Mood, and Robert Hicks’s A Separate Country. The South is nothing if not rich with a tradition of good stories and the fascinating authors who tell them. And come check out all the signed copies we brought back.
The shelves at MacIntosh Books and Paper are starting to fill with new merchandise for the new season. We will have some nice new gifts and stationery, 2010 calendars, local artist wares, and of course the full panoply of new books. Come take a breather, look around our comfy store, and relax for a little while.