2020 – The Year We Protected Childhood

2020 – The Year We Protected Childhood

“I think it is unnatural to think that there is such a thing as a blue-sky, white-clouded happy childhood for anybody. Childhood is a very, very tricky business of surviving it. Because if one thing goes wrong or anything goes wrong, and usually something goes wrong,...
Books to spread joy and cheer

Books to spread joy and cheer

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – The Hobbit Breathing in the brisk air, the smell of pine as we walk through our front door, baking cookies, and twinkling lights – the holiday season is...
Bookshops

Bookshops

This year has been a big year for books! When the world shut down, we turned to books for comfort and the power of stories. This season when you are looking to buy books you can help our indie bookshops by buying from them directly or by using Bookshop. Bookshop...
Supporting Artists – Shop Small for the holidays

Supporting Artists – Shop Small for the holidays

“Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world.” ~ Andre Maurois One of the endearing parts of 2020 was seeing the art community step forward to offer their incredible talents. Artists are some of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet,...
Scary Stories to Share Together

Scary Stories to Share Together

Telling scary stories is something people have done for thousands of years, for most of us like being scared in that way. Since there isn’t any danger, we think it is fun.”― Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Reading on your own in the warmth of...