All Wrapped Up

Here's a trivia question our book-loving shoppers easily answer without fail: What is the signature look of the Bank Street Bookstore wrapping paper? It's a polka dot pattern of red and white, of course, just as it has been for so many years we've lost count. Isn't it comforting to know some things never change? -- especially in an era when rapping is often more common than wrapping. Please keep in mind that our gift wrap service is still (and always) available. The first package is free and $.25 per wrap after the first. Serwa presents a happy shopper with a Fly Guy book by Tedd Arnold, a perfect birthday gift in its jaunty celebration colors.




Why February Matters

February is recognized in this country as an opportunity to identify and promote the countless accomplishments of Americans of African descent. Although no single month can possibly contain such an important past and present, Bank Street Bookstore is proud to highlight outstanding books that tell the stories of America through the study of black history. Karina holds one of her favorite titles this season, "Finding Lincoln" by Anna Malaspina. She also cites "Brave Girl" by Michelle Markel as worthy of attention for the Flora Stieglitz Straus Award it received from the Bank Street College Children's Book Committee this month.