Review: Oh, No, George! April 17, 2012Posted by Galaxy in Book Reviews, New on the shelves.
Tags: dogs, humor, picture books, reviews
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” ‘Yes,’ says George ‘I’ll be very good.’ I hope I’ll be good, George thinks,” when Harry steps out for a little while. But, “Oh, no, George!,” the lure of a cake, a playful cat, and a garden bed prove too strong to resist. How will the poor, disgraced pup redeem himself?
Using a vibrant palette of reds and purples, author/illustrator Chris Haughton paints George and his antics in an abstract style that allows the characters expressions to shine through, eliciting both laughter and sympathy for this well-meaning pooch.
Haughton wrote a fantastic, well-illustrated, blog post about the process of writing and illustrating this book, from conception to layout. Click here to read all about it!
Yes, we have eBooks! January 14, 2011Posted by Galaxy in Book news, New on the shelves.
Tags: eBooks, something new, technology
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As you may have heard by now, Google eBooks™ and the American Booksellers Association (ABA) have partnered to allow independent bookstores, The Galaxy Bookshop included, to offer our customers digital books.
If you have an e-reader device and have missed shopping for books at your local bookstore, we invite you to come back and browse! If you are interested in exploring the world of digital reading, we would be happy to help you.
With Google eBooks, we are pleased to offer you access to millions of titles that you can read whenever and wherever you wish. Google eBooks can be accessed in any Web browser, through Google reading apps for multi-function devices (Apple devices, Android, etc.), and most dedicated e-book devices (Sony, Nook, and other readers that run Adobe Content Server 4′s ePub DRM) with the exception of the Kindle.*
Because the Google eBook library is stored in the cloud (Google’s computer servers), it is easy to switch from one device to another as you continue to read a book while moving from place to place throughout the day. Each time you log in to your account to begin reading, you will be able to pick up in exactly the same place you left off the last time.
*Why not the Kindle? Kindle is a proprietary device made by Amazon. The only e-books that can be read on a Kindle are Kindle format books, and only Amazon sells Kindle books. If you are thinking about buying an e-reader, we ask you to consider the ability to continue supporting independent booksellers when you are looking at the variety of devices available. Once you purchase a Kindle, you will be bound to Amazon for all of your e-book purchases.
As your local, independent bookstore, we would love to help you find the reading selections you’ll enjoy most in any format — including e-books! For more information about Google eBooks, take a look at these FAQs.
This Just In: New Kids’ Items! May 27, 2010Posted by Galaxy in New on the shelves.
Tags: kids, new stuff, stickers, toys
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Summer’s coming, and with that in mind, we’re getting in lots of new items for the store. Just this week, we’ve gotten in some shipments from Rich Frog (a Vermont-based toy company) and Peaceable Kingdom. I’ve had so much fun setting up new displays that I wanted to show you a little of what to look for next time you’re here.
From stickers to flashlights (and books, of course, always books) there are lots of great little items here to keep kids busy over summer vacation. We have sticker sets that glitter and glow in the dark and kits that include entire scenes where the reusable stickers can be placed and repositioned to create as many stories as your imagination allows.
I love the Rich Frog wind-up toys. Rich Frog excels at simple and cute designs for their creatures–we’ve got dinosaurs, bees, frogs, sea turtles, and inchworms, each with their own special “personality”: the dinosaurs walk, the frogs do somersaults, and the bees hop. It might not be scientifically accurate, but it’s quite entertaining.
At left, see evidence of the inchworm’s powers of entertainment.
Rich Frog also has some great little flashlights, which could be just as muchfun for adults as kids, decorated with designs like penguins, aliens, butterflies, and turtles. Each package includes some information about the pictured creature, so it’s educational as well as fun! I particularly like the “anti-monster” flashlight, because who doesn’t need one of those?
Not pictured, but we’ve also gotten a variety of eye-popping 3-D bookmarks, good for all ages, and a great selection of birthday cards for kids. AND, due to popular demand, we’ve finally gotten some cards to celebrate new babies.
One more thing, before the end: we know that summer isn’t officially here until graduation season is over, and if you’re looking for a special gift, we have some great suggestions for you–take a look at the table by the door for a quick browse or ask us for a more personalized recommendation!