Work Days and Jólabókaflóð

Jólabókaflóð ?  We’ll get to that in a minute.  I am going to have some work days in the shop on Friday and Saturday, Dec 21 and 22, from 10am-4pm both days.  The shelves have been re-secured, and are ready to be vacuumed up, wiped down, and re-stocked.  I have had a few people ask about helping to clean up the shop, so here is your chance! (And I would love to have the extra help!)  So, if you love rearranging and organizing, if you have strong opinions on how books should be arranged, if you’ve been curious about how exactly I fit OVER 2500 items in this tiny shop, or if you just need an excuse to get out of your house for a few hours, this is the workday opportunity for YOU!  I would request, though, that you do not bring children this time, as there are still many items on the floor which make movement around the shop space a little more restricted than normal. Also, if you are a consignor, please ask me about your account, and I will happily pay you your account balance during those days.

Well, next May, I will have been married for 20 years, and the first place that Steve and I lived as newlyweds was on NAS Keflavik, Iceland.  Jólabókaflóð, which translates as “Yule Book Flood,” is the Icelandic Christmas tradition of giving family members a new book on Christmas Eve, and then spending the evening reading.  Books are a great gift idea, and the Icelanders have been celebrating Jólabókaflóð since World War II.  If you would like to stop by and look for a last-minute book to give, or check out the puzzles, games, and science kits in stock, you are welcome to do that during the work days also.


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