Dear Friends & Neighbors,
This coming weekend, we will be celebrating our fifth anniversary.
In honor of this milestone, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10- 12,
ALL BOOKS, CARDS AND GIFTS will be 20% OFF regular list price. Please spread the word and bring a friend or two who have not yet visited Bookshop West Portal.
Like many merchants on West Portal, we felt the effects of the economic downturn during the first quarter of 2011, but April and May have been better and we are optimistic that, with your continued support, we will remain a vital part of West Portal's unique business district. If you want the intimacy of a neighborhood bookshop where you can talk books face-to-face, and relax in a way that only seems to happen when surrounded by books, then keep us on your regular route.
Where else can you meet celebrated authors like Alexander McCall Smith, Ann Patchett, Calvin Trillin, Cara Black, Lisa See, Alan Furst, Mary Roach, or Simon Winchester within walking distance of your home?
We are working hard to make our shop more interesting by adding new services and gifts that we hope will catch your fancy. Over the next few months you will find a larger selection of new puzzles, games, toys, sun hats, sunglasses, bags, and other fun things. Our knitting program will continue, and we hope our classes in cartooning and drawing will interest you.
Drop in weekly or daily to see what new titles have arrived, and to say hello. Last week, independent filmmaker and author John Sayles stopped in and signed a stack of his new novel, A Moment in the Sun. We get new books in almost everyday. And remember: most special orders placed by 11 am Monday through Thursday arrive in our shop the following day.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Anna, Neal, Kevin, Jose, Jesse, Jennie, Sonia, and Lauretta.