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Maria Almaguer, 8, look for an animal book as she participates in the summer reading program at the Covina Public Library June 22, Reyna Luna, 4, and her mother, Diana Rios, read books as they participate in the summer reading program at the Covina Public Library June 22, Moises Gonzalez, 7, looks at books he is going to read with his Dad as he participates in the summer reading program at the Covina Public Library June 22, List: Get our big summer reading list. Feldheym Central Library in downtown San Bernardino. So with that in mind, we asked local experts across the Southland for suggestions on what kids might enjoy reading this summer. This includes the great big Hamilton book about the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical but also picture books and starter biographies.
Throughout her year career, the pioneering bookseller deliberately kept things old-fashioned at her store, with handwritten tags, giftwrap, and an offline inventory system. Those numbers declined over recent years as the bookselling industry evolved, and by November , the ABC merged into the ABA, counting just members compared to the boom days of the s. This past January, Takeuchi shuttered her store and retired. However, shortly after the closure, local patrons Kelley and Andy Carpiac swooped in to bring their favorite bookstore back to life. The store will reopen in April, in the same location, once the new owners finish refreshing the stock and getting the store ready for its grand re-opening. PW: What were the biggest challenges you tackled over the course of your bookselling career?
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Walked in with my kids and even said 'Hello' to one of their staff who did not even return a smile. The whole time we were in there no one came by and asked if we needed help or even made eye contact. Now, I'd like to think they were just too busy and didn't want to be pushy, but they seem much nicer to the other people in there who weren't asian. What ever the reason, I would think you could at least acknowledge your customers when they come into the store and make them feel welcomed. I have been shopping at this wonderful store for many years, since my now 16 year old twins were toddlers and I have always been treated with kindness.
Firstborn and I went on a pilgrimage of sorts today. It was a mother-son trip to San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe, which is closing its doors this month after a year run. I discovered the toy and book shop more than 20 years ago, when I had two nieces to spoil. By the time I married and had Firstborn in , this store had become a regular stop for gifts. I knew I could find good books there, along with recommendations from the knowledgeable staff. They also wrapped gifts for free. From the first time I rolled our stroller into the store, Firstborn and I knew the shop would always be a happy stop.