The Book Nest

After a three-and-a-half year hiatus, I am going to attempt to morph this into a bookstore blog. Morphing shouldn’t be hard; keeping up with it might be.

The Book Nest opened in August 2011–just over five months ago. We are a stall in the Indulge! antique mall at 1461 Mohawk, in Springfield, Oregon. It’s a great venue, with more than 9,000 square feet of artfully arranged antiques, wi-fi, and a cafe with soup/salads/sandwiches, espresso, ice cream, and Sweet Life desserts.

The Book Nest feature a carefully selected collection of used fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, as well as some collectible volumes. Most of the latter are supplied by my mother-in-law, a lifelong collector of fine literature, with more than 5,000 works in her personal library.

We had a very successful book signing in December, with six local authors and an illustrator participating. I hope to post  reviews in the coming months. In the meantime, find us on Facebook for links and brief comments.

Our next scheduled  event is a reading and signing on Feb. 11, 4-5:30 p.m., with local author Shelley Houston. She has written Julia, Coming Home, an adult novel, and Allister, a chapter book for young readers. Read about her books here: Just Dust Publishers.

Check back frequently for more book reviews and events. Coming up soon: reviews of Rebel Bookseller, by Andre Laties, and Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton (any irony in this combination purely unpremeditated).

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