Indies First for Small Business Saturday!


JOIN US on November 29th for Small Business Saturday! Local authors will be in the store to help you choose the perfect holiday gifts.

SAVE with our annual 2-for-1 Holiday Sale on titles from the Everyman's Library and a selection of cookbooks!

ENJOY mulled wine, hot cider, and holiday treats as you spend a cozy Saturday buying responsibly by shopping locally. 


  This year's guest authors are
Anna Badkhen, Joan DeJean, and Ken Kalfus!

POEM of the DAY

Tuesday, November 25

What Gets In

In daylight
houses expand
like chests of majors.

In the dark night
they contract.
Don't be afraid,
it is only the house
breathing out
its daily war
with termites and slugs.

When walls and floorboards creak
we're afraid
of what gets in, light
from the next house
lying prone on the floor,
ten o'clock news,
a cat, wild
from the woods
and full of seed
stealing in the cracked door.
Even a child
from one night of love.
No place is safe from invasion
and everything wants to live,
even the moth
with eyes on its wings
flying in on light.
And upstairs, the bats are listening
with all their dark life
to what we can't hear,
to life and matter
in the eaves.
In true dark
the sound of wind arrives
all the way from stars
and dust from solar storms,
all the life wanting in,
even the moon at the window.
            -Linda Hogan,
                from Dark. Sweet. (2014)
      find it on our 'NEW POETRY' shelf, just inside the door 

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