These 10 books were the best sellers of June! Check them out on our shelves if you're local, and don't forget to check the authors out online as well! If you've read any of the books on this list, don't forget to leave a review! Not sure how to leave a review? Check out our youtube video here!
1. C is for Consent by Eleanor Morrison
2. Can A Princess Be A Firefighter by Carole P. Roman
3. Sink or Swim by Valerie Coulman
4. Tree Watcher by Jump Splash Books
5. Essence of Courage by Lynn Watson
6. Unchaining Your Spirit by Barbara Lieberman (Check out her Art as Healing: Art Meditation event this Saturday, July 14th)
7. Just Ask the Universe by Michael Okon
8. Calm is the New Happy by Debbie D'Aquino
9. The Descendant by Ellie Hart
10. Beauty and the Feast by Kaye Draper
As though who visit our bookstore, or follow us on social media know, we are not only big fans of gardening and plants, but we have a beautiful garden that greets you the moment you pull up. It is no surprise, then, that some events in the store revolve around the garden.
This year, there was Earth Day in A Bookstore in April where we highlighted books that featured flowers in some way. We, even, had a fun matching game where readers went around the store to match up flowers with their correlating book covers.
Of course, as our 1960's Decade Party, Sit In... and Read (June 2nd) draws near, we had to continue to celebrate flower power!
For those who can't walk around the store to enjoy the little pieces of the garden we brought inside, here is a bouquet of books to check out! What will be your next read, based on your favorite flower?
“As long as we have MILKWEED, we will have monarch butterflies.”
~ Tales From Mema’s Garden:
Elaine MacInnes & Robin Nieto
“The carnation holds its love in the beauty of its bloom”
~ Conscious Connection,
In a field of purple”
~ Drumbeats of the Mind,
A white tulip lay forgotten on the ground. Martha leaned down to reach it, using her cane to keep balance.
“Until we meet again.” she whispered, placing the tulip on the new earth.
~ Stationmaster’s Cottage,
Phillipa Nefari Clark
“The Orange Blossom fairy in my Nana’s tree is a special fairy who’s
a friend to me.”
~The Orange Blossom Fairy at Nana’s House, Cindi Walton
“It would definitely be the smallest, darkest berry in the garden. Her mouth was already watering because she knew it would be the sweetest, most tantalizing little morsel in the patch.”
~ A Tumbleweed Christmas,
Evangeline Duran Fuentes
“The gardenias, plumeria, roses and irises were planted for their enticing aromas and their beauty.
Today, they were in full bloom and offering up their luscious fragrance to all who crossed their paths.”
~ Cry on Hallow’s Eve,
Evangeline Duran Fuentes
“The only thing that grows is dandelions in the cracks of the sidewalk…” ~ Society’s Foundlings,
“…the one piece that caught Rissa’s attention and held it was a hand-drawn picture of a little girl holding a bouquet of dahlias. The drawing looked like it had been done in pencil and the only color of any sort in the entire thing were the petals of the flowers and their reflection in the little girl’s eyes. Spencer had colored it with the same vibrant pink and yellow that bloomed in the garden…”
~ The Artist’s Touch, S.H. Pratt
“The stone patio had been transformed with yards of the palest rose colored tulle suffused with thousands of twinkling white lights shining from the long elegant drapes. Hundreds of roses and lilies in bouquets and planters and woven in the tulle lined the patio, their soft fragrance mingling with the warm August breeze that came off the water.” ~ Always My Love, S.H. Pratt
“I’ve never been to the Stargazer… she’s as lovely as the Tiger Lily. I also never realized that you’ve named all of your properties for some species of Lily.”
“Not many people pick up on that. Lilies were Nanny Dee’s favorite flower.” Jacoby admitted.
“What a wonderful sentiment,” Geoff murmured. “So what are you going to call this new one?”
“I’m still researching lilies to find the right name,” Jacoby answered.
“I’m sure it’ll fit the beauty of this building and if you can’t find a lily, you can always try Aislinn’s favorite flower… the orchid.” ~ Desires of the Heart, S.H. Pratt
“She paused as she walked toward the Jeep, a single flower in the beds that lined the outside of the house swaying in the breeze catching her eye. Dexie looked closer to see the flower was just beginning to bloom and it was her father’s favorite… a peace rose.” ~ Reclaiming Peace, S.H. Pratt
“The faintest hint of peonies drifted into his senses, bringing to mind the numerous peony bushes that had lined the front garden of his father’s home. Fighting to focus, Kyle began to push the swing gently.”~ Seeking Peace, S.H. Pratt
“Though I did not wish to receive anything in return, as per your example, she insisted upon giving me a small clump of very world-weary violets. I tucked said flowers, though one could hardly describe them as such, into the ribbon that wrapped
my sister's gifts.”
~ To Miss The Stars, Barbara Lieberman
Arrowleaf Ranch in the McEwen Family Series- Message on the Wind and To Reap A Whirlwind- by Barbara Lieberman is named for the flower that occupies the land, Arrowleaf Balsamroot.
Magnolia is the state flower of Mississippi, where Magnolia Secrets by Beth Hale takes place. The state tree is also magnolia and the state itself is nicknamed The Magnolia State.
In 1 Year, Pipe & Thimble Bookstore...
... sold over 500 books!
... sold about 300 titles!
... sold over 300 handmade items!
... held over 100 events!
... has over 1,700 over 1,700 likes on Facebook!
... has over 380 followers on Twitter & tweeted over 4,200 times!
... has over 230 followers on Instagram
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Most books sold in a single month:
The Adventures of Duke and Daisy: Daisy Comes Home by Robin Nieto and Logan Nieto!
Most picked up book in the store:
Poop by AJ Cosmo
Most raved about book by readers and
All Things Pipe & Thimble and Indie!
Some of the magic you can find on the shelf and behind the counter!