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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Days Are Dwindling Down to a Precious Few!

Dear, dear bookstore friends!

It’s looking as if Halloween, Saturday, October 31, may be the last day of my 2020 bookstore season. We hope to be back in May and open before Memorial Day, with a longer season than we had in this strange year (not opening to the public until July first!), but since "the future’s not ours to see,” the year 2021 remains shrouded in mystery for now.

One bookseller has stated that “October is the new December,” meaning that now is not too early to shop for holiday gifts. I will not shock or upset you with holiday decorations, never fear! On the other hand, if you do want to give books as gifts I’m happy to help you out. 

I always have a wide selection of new and used titles at Dog Ears Books, and will be processing one last new book order — going out next Monday -- so let me know by Saturday, Oct. 17, if there is anything you want me to add to that list! Be aware, however, that many backlist titles (classics, etc.) are not currently available, as paper shortages and disruptions in supply and distribution chains have affected the book business, too. Sigh!

Although it’s been a short season this year — and we had, with regret, to cancel our Thursday Evening Author events — I’m very grateful for the support my local customers and visitors to the area have shown Dog Ears Books. And with everyone's cooperation with mask-wearing and hand-sanitizing and being mindful of social distances, too! I was nervous about opening for the summer but happy with the way it turned out. Thank you all so much!

So now, if you possibly can, come in and visit us in the next couple of weeks. October is beautiful in and around Northport, and Sarah is always happy to welcome company (unless she is napping). She also urges you to follow her Arizona adventures again this winter (during our "seasonal retirement") on “Books in Northport” — because I call it that wherever I write from, connecting with book friends I’ve made back home as well as online.