To you, of course! -- or anyone looking for a fun place to stage a children's party. Bank Street Bookstore opens its doors Saturday, March 1 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. to show off its great new space. Rebecca, Maya, and Nere, the birthday elves shown here, have been working especially hard to ready the room for stories, games, music, puppet shows, costumes, and many other memorable activities for your child's special day. Come take a look. And while you're here, read a book!
Thank you, Google Doodle, for helping all of us remember John Steinbeck, an American author who was born 112 years ago today. Take a look at www.google.com for a wonderful tribute to Steinbeck, whose works live on (forever).
Bookseller Margaret decided to take home a new "pet" today -- well, actually, one of Bank Street Bookstore's bashful, but somehow bravely beautiful, lions by Jellycat. The lion will join Margaret's lamb and bunny, who have resided with her long enough to become like extended family. "I used to take my lamb with me to the library when I was writing my thesis," says Margaret, "and my bunny used to sit in my lap when I went for a drive."
People seem to form strong attachments to their stuffed animals, as we've discovered at the book store, and Margaret's story is just one wonderful example. Come see our selection of picture book characters (like the Velveteen Rabbit and Peter from "The Snowy Day," two of Margaret's favorites) and other creative critters. And watch what happens this spring when chicks and ducks and bunnies start to hatch at the store.