Hey Northwest Arkansas! Our Little Free Library is stocked with great summer reads. Yesterday, John and I spent some time browsing (and buying) at Trolley Line Bookshop in Rogers, Arkansas. Trolley Line is a great little bookstore filled with so many treasures. And, since we were on a roll, we hit Dickson Street Books in Fayetteville on the way home.
So what makes a great summer read?
Brevity bordering on frivolity? Or something you can sink your heels into while you soak up the sun at the beach?
I think the only requirement is that you lose yourself within the pages.
For our Little Free Library Summer Reads, I chose books related to summer and the sea. Note how almost every book cover is the color of the ocean… Coincidence? I think not.
School’s been out several weeks. Have you already heard, “There’s nothing to do!” If so, ride-walk-bike over to our Little Free Library. We gotcha covered with some hot fun in the summertime.
And bonus…soon our library will be surrounded by a sea of blooming black-eyed Susans!
In related literary news…
SAVE THE DATES!!!
July 6, 2016 (that’s today)
Maxine’s Tap Room is hosting a fundraiser in support of the proposed Fayetteville Public Library expansion. You’ll be able to buy used books and book related cocktails like Tequila Mockingbird and The Last of the Mojitos. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m.
July 16, 2016 (next Saturday)
Ozark Literacy Council is sponsoring its inaugural Read Across NWA event to celebrate literacy across Northwest Arkansas. As part of this sure-to-be-fun day, Barnes & Noble Fayetteville will host a book fair beginning at 9:00 a.m. A percentage of sales during the fair will benefit literacy. And, at 2:00 p.m., I’ll be having a book signing. If you haven’t bought your copy of The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee, July 16 would be a great time to do it!
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
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P.S. If you want to know more about the Little Free Library organization, click HERE. For a location of all Northwest Arkansas Little Free Libraries, click HERE.
Lyn Fenwick says
Years ago I saw a little sign in a bed of Black-eyed Susans that I’ve always wanted to replicate: “He loved his black eyed Susan, but now his love is dead, since he found a Bachelor’s Button in Black-eyed Susan’s bed.”
Your little library is wonderful!
Crescent Dragonwagon says
A Donald Harington in your Little Free Library! Lucky finder/reader…
Soft spot ever and always for Arkansas Literacy Council. The event we opened the restaurant at Dairy Hollow (now the dining room of the Writers’ Colony) with was a benefit for ALC. The speakers: Dale Bumpers and Hillary Clinton. My mother flew in from New York to be part of it.
Long ago and far away.
I think the literary-referenced cocktail names are hilarious.
Nice assortment of ‘good reads’. My Black-eyed Susans are about ready to pop open too.