MONDAY, APRIL 1ST THROUGH FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH: ENTER OUR "APRIL LITERARY PEEPS DIORAMA CONTEST"!!!
Who doesn't love Peeps at this time of year? Simply submit, either individually or as a family or group, a diorama representing one of your favorite books and featuring Peeps in some way. (If you submit as a family or group, one person should be named as the principle designer for prize purposes.) Submissions should be no larger than a shoe box (of course, some shoe boxes are bigger than others) and must be original. They must be turned in at the cash counter by 6 pm on April 19th. Please don't copy any of the examples below or anything else you may come across on the Internet. Then, beginning Monday, April 22nd, we will display all entries throughout the store, and on Saturday, April 27th - Independent Bookstore Day - the three prize winners will be announced.
FIRST PRIZE - A $50 gift card and 20% off all book purchases for the next 12 months
SECOND PRIZE - A $25 gift card
THIRD PRIZE - Your choice of a Bungalow T-Shirt or Mug
So, don't procrastinate. Get your Peeps now, choose your book, and start planning!
FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH: We are fortunate to be able to host German-Lebanese debut author, Pierre Jarawan, during his U.S. book tour for The Storyteller. While the location venue hasn't been determined yet, mark your calendars for 7 pm. Jarawan, who left Beirut at age three with his Lebanese father and German mother at the start of the civil war there, is an award-winning slam poet in Germany and was voted Germany's Literary Star of the Year in 2017.
His debut novel follows a son from Germany to Lebanon in search of his missing father. Similar to the way Khaled Hosseini gave us an understanding of Afghanistan, Pierre Jarawan takes us on a journey to his father's country, Lebanon. His vivid writing is able to evoke urgency and empathy where factual reporting can’t. His events promise an exceptional, inter-active learning experience as he uses beautiful images of Lebanon to explain its history and culture, interspersed with readings from the book.
While The Storyteller hits bookshelves on April 2nd, if you pre-order your copy now by calling the store (435-619-8200) before that date, you'll be able to purchase it at a discounted price of $17.00 on the night of the event.
Watch this clip on YouTube to get a better feel for the story: