There are tons of reasons that people are drawn to secondhand bookstores – you never know, after all, what you might find among the shelves. At BookMarx, sometimes this means running across a first edition of a favorite story. Identifying first editions isn’t always straightforward. If you’re lucky, you’ll find the words “first edition” printed on the inside cover page, but it can be vastly … Continue reading Identifying First Editions
BookMarx is proud to introduce our customers to local author Angel M.! Angel’s Works Pawper to Pedigree – The hilarious adventure of Marnie, a dog groomer who can hear what dogs are thinking. Along with her flamboyant cosmetologist and her cop boyfriend (who just happens to be the one who arrested her previous boyfriend), Marnie discovers a deeper purpose for her dog whisperer gift. The Keeper … Continue reading Author Profile: Angel M.
February is Black History Month, a time for us to acknowledge and thank the great members of the African-American community who have influenced our history. Some were political leaders. Others fought courageously during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Our black history section at BookMarx is newly organized and features some great books for February! Before Freedom, when I Just Can Remember, by Belinda Hurmence … Continue reading Black History Month at BookMarx
There’s no doubt that many of us have done it. We read a certain book, and it refreshes, excites, and motivates. It’s only natural that we move on to another book by the same author, or at least in the same genre. And before we know it, we’re stuck in one genre. Adults seem to have this problem more than children, who tend to be … Continue reading Blind Date with a Book and Stepping Out of Your Favorite Genre
Most readers have one thing in common: they can’t stand spoilers. For some, having a plot twist revealed or a mystery solved is a deal breaker that sends the book straight back to the shelf. Other readers, however, actually enjoy having a book spoiled. There’s even the odd friend who goes out of his or her way to seek spoilers out, searching book plots on … Continue reading Spoiling Spoilers
Some people define themselves as “re-readers”, always finding reasons to come back to the same stories again and again. Others just don’t see the point. However, there may be a number of reasons why re-reading an old favorite might make for a better reading experience. 1. They make for a comfortable read. Books can be challenging, thought-provoking, troubling, hilarious – but let’s face it, sometimes you … Continue reading Reasons to Return
After a difficult start, the pounds are at last falling away. Now that I’ve shaved a couple off with a strict diet regimen, I’m feeling fitter and friskier and ready to run. Around the bookstore, there are a couple of different routines I follow. First, I jump into the window and knock the decorations down, making sure to leave destruction in my wake. Then I … Continue reading Cat-ercize