VOTE Local/SHOP Local
First Friday, April 7th
Sale ~ 12-7:30; Party & Swag Bags ~ 5:30-7:30
City of Lincoln Elections are this Spring!
On Friday, April 7th, let us know you voted in the April 4th Primary –
and get 20% OFF All Used Books you purchase that day.
This event is a Celebration of our Democratic Right to Vote.
Everyone is welcome!
We will never ask WHO anyone voted for – that is absolutely none of our beeswax – and we won’t shame anyone for not voting.
From 5:30-7:30, your purchase will come with a complementary swag bag – even if you didn’t vote at all.
Thanks to Civic Nebraska for stickers & other info!
(Swag bags offered while supplies last, of course, but we’re making a BUNCH!)
City Elections are non-partisan and so is this event. Our goal is to celebrate with our community – all stripes, all together – and encourage engagement in our government.
Little Golden Book Show & Sale
First Friday May 5th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday May 6th, 12pm – 6pm
Some time ago, we purchased a collection of Little Golden Books, Rand McNally Elf Books, Big Little Books, Better Little Books, Ding-Dong School Books & more.
Weather permitting, we’ll host a sidewalk sale during Children’s Book Week.
The Collectors’ Table will offer some books that are harder to find & a little pricier.
Our Bargain Trunks will offer books at prices as low as $1.
No Early Sales!
We’ll set up beforehand and uncover the tables at 5:30pm on Friday, May 5th.
We’re sticking to this and we won’t crack – even if you do your cutest Poky Little Puppy impression. 🙂
Little Golden Books took the publishing world by storm in 1942 by creating books meant to be handled by children – at a price point people could afford. It had a great effect on children’s literacy and, in a sense, democratized reading.
This collection contains examples of Little Golden Books through the first 40-50 years. Along with the enduring favorites, there are many that have fallen into obscurity. We note that these books were products of their times. Some make us sigh wistfully with nostalgic pleasure. Some make us roll our eyes a little. We are not holding any books back – they’ll all be available.
We are glad to see Little Golden Books evolving! While continuing to create affordable books, they are now conscientiously publishing books that reflect our world’s diversity.
Arden Ellen Nixon Art Show & Sale
First Friday June 2nd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Arden Ellen Nixon is one of our most talented local artists and we manage to get her for one evening a year at the bookstore – so don’t miss this show/sale!
June is National Pride Month and Arden’s show is the perfect way to start the celebrations.
Her series of Pride paintings is captivating and inspiring. Along with these works, she’ll also have a variety of work from her other collections, including her popular Makeshift Angels.
Original art will be on sale along with prints, stickers & other artsy swag. Even on a budget, you’ll be able to purchase something cool.
We’ll be in high spirits – handing out rainbow lollipops, playing great music & celebrating community.