Here is what you can find on the shelves that is new next week. Come in and visit us, or put your items on hold from home! We will let you know when they are ready for you to pick up!
This week the air feels crisper and the days shorter. Summer is definitely on the wane. Hello Fall! This week there are no Sweet Ann Words of Wisdom because Sweet Ann is not here. But I feel sure that if she was she would be admonishing us to grab those last tomatoes and bits of basil and hold tight to what remains of summer.
With school beginning next week, we are truly approaching our last summer weekend. I know Ann wants me to remind everyone to squeeze out as much enjoyment as you can. We will be shoveling before you know it. You can also tell that summer is winding down because our population seems to be swelling. People are filtering back from Vacationland and we are still waiting
Who hasn't dreamed of packing up and moving to a place where life slows down, the beauty of nature abounds, and everything seems calmer and easier? That's just what Ellen Stimson and her family actually did: after vacationing in Vermont, they traded their St. Louis lives for fresh mountain air in the land of Ben & Jerry.
However, as flatlanders eventually find out, it isn't quite that easy. The Stimsons take over the country store and invoke a town-wide protest when they move the bread aisle. Skunks appear. Mud season lasts forever. There are definitely bumps in the road, but with humor and grace, the family eventually settles in and finds a home.
This new memoir comes out in October, just as the autumn colors appear and leaf-peepers head up to the Green Mountain State. Place your hold on Mud Season now to bring the perfect reading companion along on your Vermont travels!
Welcome to You Are What You Read: The Left Behind Edition. You can tell that it is August in Darien because there are maybe 5 of us left here to steer the ship. So, while all of you are in Woods Hole, Sconset, the Block, Newport or any of those places where summer is indeed used as a verb, we are still here and will be here to greet you upon your return. We promise not to be a