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Holidays at Spiral : Event Calendar

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The Spiral Bookcase will help to make your holidays magical & bright with our remarkable books, magical gifts, and charming events.  We are known for our warm and cozy atmosphere and that feeling of delicious comfort and wonder only grows during the holidays.  Come and celebrate the magic of the season at your favorite neighborhood bookshop.

EVENT CALENDAR

THURS IN DECEMBER: Holiday Portraits + a special appearance by KRAMPUS on Thurs, Dec. 14th.

HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: Enjoy complimentary Coffee + Brunchy Treats

FRI, NOV 24TH 12pm-8pm: BLACK FRIDAY + There will be a special in-shop offer for all those customers who have a must-have list that needs to be filled.

SAT, NOV 25th 10am-9pm : SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY + A day to celebrate!  We will have goodie bags for every purchase as well as very special free gifts for certain purchases.  Coffee & Brunchy Treats will be available.  This is truly a wonderful day for us and we hope to see your smiling faces! RSVP HERE.

SAT, DEC 2ND 11am-5pm: Take a Child to a Bookstore Day : Buy a Book, Give a Book. We are happy to welcome Brian Biggs back in the shop to celebrate the release of his newest kids book.  Also, for the third year we will be donating gently used kids books to a local school.  All you have to do is buy a book, and we’ll donate one forward.

SAT, DEC 2nd 7pm-930pm: Moon Manifestation: Gathering & Spell Crafting + Are you curious about spellwork or magick? A beginner or a solitary witch that would like to meet other like-minded individuals? This is the night to join us. We will have supplies to craft your own full moon manifestation spell ($5 per spell).  MORE DETAILS & RSVP HERE.

SUN, DEC 10th 3pm-5pm: The Great Cookie Swap & Contest + What’s tastier and cozier than sharing cookies with friends and neighbors? Join us at the bookshop to participate in a fun, traditional cookie swap.  We will also be picking our favorite cookie – and that baker will receive a special $25 gift card for their delicious efforts. We will provide coffee and tea for the event.  RSVP REQUESTED (SPACE LIMITED) RSVP HERE or email spiralbookcase@gmail.com

FRI, DEC 15th 7pm-11pm: Night Market at Tattooed Mom + A night filled with strange, unusual & beautiful wares.  We will be there with author extraordinaire Carmen Maria Marchado who will be signing copies of her must-have book “Her Body and Other Parties.”  We will also have a selection of new and used books available to purchase.

SAT, DEC 16th 7pm-930pm: SOLSTICE HOLIDAY PARTY!  There will be food and drink provided but please consider bringing something to share.  IT’S TIME TO PARTY!  RSVP HERE.

COME ONE! COME ALL! CELEBRATE THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON!

 

 

Witch Weekend 10/27-10/29

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Join us for this magickal weekend! 

Friday, Oct. 27th : The Witching Hour : An Evening of Conversation & Spell Crafting.  Are you curious about spellwork or magick?  A beginner or a solitary witch that would like to meet other like-minded individuals?  This it the night to join us.  We will have supplies to craft your own spell ($5 per spell) – herb/flower, crystal, satchel, and written spell included. Wine & Cider will be provided, feel free to bring treats to share.

Saturday, Oct 28th 530pm-8pm : Trunk Show with Diamond Tooth Taxidermy : We are so pleased to welcome Diamond Tooth Taxidermy aka Beth Beverly into the shop for a very special trunk show and meet and greet. Shop her gorgeous and unusual wares while discussing the finer points of taxidermy.

We will also have supplies to craft your own spell ($5 per spell) – herb/flower, crystal, satchel, and written spell included. Wine & Cider will be provided, feel free to bring treats to share. We hope you can join us for this strange & exquisite evening. Check out our other magickal events scheduled for Witch Weekend:10/27-10/29 at spiralbookcase.com & facebook.
 
Beth Beverly is a State and Federally licensed taxidermist who graduated from the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy in 2010 with high marks. She has a deep respect for this craft and those who strive to preserve it.
Sunday, October 29th 1130am : Spooky Storytime : Get ready for Halloween & enjoy spooky stories and Halloween Treats with Bookseller Betz.  All Children’s books including our special Halloween selections will be 13% off all day long!

Amelia the Cat’s Meowmentous Book Launch

BOOKSTORE CATS Book Launch featuring AMELIA THE CAT

Saturday, Sept. 16th 12pm-2pm

 

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Amelia is celebrating her first book launch. Please join us and celebrate this meowmentous occasion! 

We will be celebrating the publication BOOKSTORE CATS by Brandon Schultz – a book that commemorates bookstore cats across the globe including The Spiral Bookcase’s Amelia the Cat! Amelia (& The Spiral Bookcase) gets a glorious six page spread. 

Pick up a copy of the book (pre-orders are highly recommended due to demand), get your picture with Amelia, and enjoy some coffee, tea, and brunchy treats. 

To pre-order for pick-up or to ship : https://squareup.com/store/thespiralbookcase/item/bookstore-cats

RSVP HERE

Are you a Fearless Reader? Sign up!

Small Press Book Subscription    A literary mail subscription for adventurous readers!

Take a literary leap!  Join our new Small Press Book Subscription. Each month we will mail you a new Small Press selection – an adventurous pick that will traverse the literary landscape – from fiction to poetry to non-fiction; varied voices that will challenge, engage, & inspire.  Discover new voices and new publishers not commonly featured in mainstream literary forums.

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In March we began our new adventurous initiative – The Small Press Book Subscription.  With so many great little subscription services out there, I thought it would be fun to create one that I would personally enjoy.  There are a plethora of fantastic small presses out in the world, and I always have sought out books that were born within this realm.  Book after book, I discover more voices and more stories that I thoroughly enjoy and want to share with others.  Fortunately, I have been able to curate the shop and offer some of my favorites, but after a while I wanted to widen my scope.

How do I reach more people?  How can I make it exciting?  How can I make it special?  How can I open up about what I love in literature and connect with others?  In March, I started answering these questions and the Small Press Book Subscription was born.

Each month I mail out (subscribers are from TX, CA, MA, PA, & beyond) a secret small press book selection, a small gift hand-picked from the shop, a zine that shares info on the author, title, and publisher, and entry into our virtual Facebook Small Press Book Club.  Plus Free Shipping!

The beauty of the service is threefold : 1) You are introduced to gorgeous new literature.  This subscription is for adventurous readers only – readers who want to challenge their perceptions of literature and be open to new (and important) voices.  2) You are supporting a small independent publisher - and helping to support and develop a culture that fosters originality and creativity.  My intention is to introduce you to a new small press every month – a one book introduction that could spiral into the joyful discovery of a new favorite author or publisher.  3) So much more!  You are supporting an Indie Bookstore (that’s me!).  You get a gift hand-picked from the shop.  Entry to the virtual facebook group. Free Shipping. & a really impressive goodreads “read” list.

So – are you excited?  We currently offer a month-to-month, 3 month, and 6 month subscription service.  The more months you sign up for up front, the more you save.  Many of our subscribers have also discovered what a wonderful gift this for a bookish friend or family member. If you are ready to take the literary leap – head over here to sign up : Small Press Book Subscription.   

Here’s the line-up of the first four months to give you a taste of how eclectic and unique our offering is.

MARCH: WAIT ‘TILL YOU SEE ME DANCE BY DEB OLIN UNFERTH, PUBLISHED BY GRAYWOLF PRESS (& now a current subscriber!)

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APRIL: THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF LEONA CARRINGTON, PUBLISHED BY DOROTHY, A PUBLISHING PROJECT

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MAY: MASSIVE CLEANSING FIRE BY DAVE HOUSLEY, PUBLISHED BY OUTPOST19

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JUNE: POPULAR MUSIC BY KELLY SCHRIMANN, PUBLISHED BY BLACK OCEAN

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WHAT WILL BE NEXT?  SIGN UP TO FIND OUT! 

 

 

 

 

the Terrific, Incredible, Not Bad, Very Good Book Sale!

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Holiday Portraits with KRAMPUS + PRIZES

Win a chance to be the face of our Holiday Greeting Card, meet the infamous Krampus, and create a unforgettable holiday portrait! 

HOLIDAY PORTRAITS : DEC. 22nd 5PM-8PM

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Using fun props, a comfy chair, and a cat if you’d like, sit and have your photo taken. Bring your neighbors, your family, or pose alone in all your magnificence!

PORTRAIT CONTEST: 
If we love your mug, you’ll be featured as the poster child for our Holiday Greeting Card & a $15 gift card.   PS – If you make us laugh you’ll have a good chance of winning.

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