Sauk Valley's premier bookstore/coffeehouse features fiction, non-fiction, children's & local interest books.
Open 7 days/week, we also have fine coffees & pastries, wooden puzzles, children's art supplies & other toys, handmade fair trade goods plus priceless conversation. Special orders welcomed.
Featured Post, or Blast from the Past
And Father's Day Is STILL a Good Time to Buy a Book
Because Dad (and Gramps and Poppa) deserve the thought that counts
11 February 2011
Will You Be My Valentine?
For our Brenda and many customers, holidays always mean books for the children. So, be sure to come in and see our wide selection. This includes You're My Little Love Bug which may actually be for adult loved ones as well as little ones, because the heart-shaped cut-out is for a photo or picture of your (my) little love.
The image cannot do justice to I Love You: An Anthology of the Most Romantic Poems Ever Written, a lavish collection of beautiful English-language poetry by Omar Khayyám, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, among them, and reproduced artwork including Gustav Klimt on the cover as well as Dudley Tennant, Edmund Dulac, Leon Kroll, among others. Some poems are familiar, others could be newly discovered favorites. Much of the artwork comes from magazine covers and advertisements, which is very surprising, but delightful. The main reason why I say the image cannot do the volume justice is that is comes in its very own gift box, much more elaborate and sturdy than the book itself, with two front panels held closed with a round disk that's weighty enough to close with a satisfying click. Perfect for the lover who loves not just you, but also art and verse.
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