Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Banned Books Week September 25-October 1st, 2016



Every year we look forward to spreading the word about Banned Books Week.  We participate by making a display at the front of the store with books that have either been banned or challenged in schools or libraries sometime in their published history.  These challenges go back to the 1500s and stretch throughout history up to and including this year.  Every year books are challenged and banned.  In every case, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is there to defend the book under scrutiny.  Support your local bookstores and libraries by reading a banned book.

To bring awareness and enlightenment to the plight of banned books after-words is offering a promotion during Banned Books Week, September 25th through October 1st.  If you buy a book from our display you are entitled to a free gift while supplies last. 

With that purchase, we will give you a FREE literary themed matchbox and a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  This holds our 1st Amendment which guarantees us that all-important freedom of speech.

For more information you can visit: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

 

 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Banned Books Week September 25- October 1


Every year we look forward to spreading the word about Banned Books Week.  We participate by making a display on our large octagon table with books that have either been banned or challenged in schools or libraries sometime in their published history.  These challenges go back to the 1500s and stretch throughout history up to and including this year.  Every year books are challenged and banned.  In every case, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom is there to defend the book under scrutiny.  Support your local bookstores and libraries by reading a banned book.

For more information you can visit: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Open late for Harry's birthday!



Don’t know if you’ve heard…there is a new Harry Potter story coming out on July 31st. 

The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.  It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
In this new play by Jack Thorne and J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It’s Harry’s birthday and there is a new tale to be told? Amazing.  Well, also amazing, after-words will be staying open until midnight on July 30th so that we can sell you your copy at 12:01am.  This is the Official Script Book of the West End Production. Available July 31st for $29.99
You’ll have to get the Knight Bus home.