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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
BRING YOUR CHILD TO A BOOKSTORE DAY
Longfellow Books is pleased to announce we will be hosting Bring Your Child to a Bookstore Day this year on Saturday, December 7.
The day kicks off with a performance by Portland Stage at 8:30am. Following the performance, local authors Chris Van Dusen, Scott Nash, and Ryan T. Higgins will be in the store signing copies of their books until 12:30.
All day long, every child who visits the store will receive a free book (up to $10).
Our friends at the Illustration Institute have some great upcoming events/workshops with artists and illustrators.
Check out their summer events here: https://www.illustrationinstitute.org/
Check Out This Week's Bestsellers!
1. Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout
2. The Body by Bill Bryson
3. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
4. The In-Betweens by Mira Ptacin
5. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
6. Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
7. The Last Pass by Gary Pomerantz
8. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
9. The Overstory by Richard Powers
10. A Book of Bones by John Connolly
11. Dutch House by Ann Patchett
12. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
13. Blowout by Rachel Maddow
14. Year of the Monkey by Patti Smith
15. The Best American Food Writing 2019 edited by Samin Nosrat
Our Used Book Buying Policy
•WE WILL TEMPORARILY STOP TAKING USED BOOKS ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019. PLEASE CHECK IN AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.
• We pay store credit for used books, not cash.
• Our buyers cannot process any books on the spot.
• We pay approximately 30% of what we decide to charge for a book. So if we price something at $8, we’ll give you $2.40 in store credit for it.
• We take one bag or box at a time, and you can drop off books whenever we're open*. We will call you once we go through your books (it takes us about a week, unless we’re buried very deep) to tell you how much store credit you’re getting.
*We may go through periods when we get overloaded and have to temporarily pause, so please call or check our website before bringing books in.
• We take many different kinds of books (paperbacks & hardcovers, fiction & nonfiction), but our selection varies with supply & demand.
However, we usually will not buy:
•Books that are in generally poor condition (torn or yellowed pages, missing dustcovers, split spines, etc.)
•Books with underlining or highlighting
•Textbooks and outdated reference books (travel guides, etc.)
•Non-book items (magazines, journals, calendars, DVDs, CDs, etc.)
•Currently, we are not taking kids books or young adult/middle reader books, cookbooks, or oversized coffee table/art books.
• If there are books we don’t take, we can either donate them to Goodwill or you can pick them back up. We will ask your preference when you drop them off. If you elect to pick books back up, we ask that you pick them up within 7 days of when we contact you. After that, we reserve the right to donate them.
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