Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on September 17, 2013 - 10:32am
The craziness of summer has come and gone. We appreciate everyone who came in this summer and for your continued support of our little bookstore / coffee shop at the beach. As the weather turns cooler and the days get shorter, it’s time for us to begin our Autumn schedule.
Beginning September 26, our store hours are as follows:
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on September 9, 2013 - 10:32am
Banned Books Week was started in 1982 by the American Library Association, the American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers and the National Association of College Stores to raise awareness of censorship problems in the United States and abroad. For over 25 years, it has remained the only national celebration of the freedom to read.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on July 29, 2013 - 10:32am
When The Bookend Cafe opened last year, one of our goals was to keep coffee simple. Some coffee shops seem to have a language all their own which can make it confusing for people who want to try something new. It's not that difficult to learn what it all means, though. Here’s a quick run-down on some of the key things to understand.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on July 9, 2013 - 10:32am
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
For most people summer is a favorite time because of the warm weather, fresh garden fruits and veggies, and lots of fun in the sun. But, of course, Christmastime is also a great time of the year when we get to see friends and family, listen to great holiday music and enjoy all the beautifully decorated homes and businesses. So, this year, we are taking the best of both!
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on June 13, 2013 - 8:41am
Everyone has heard of the beloved series of books that tell the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things: Chicken Soup for the Soul. But how has this series become so popular? Where did it get its start? And how did they think of such a unique name? According to chickensoup.com, this is the story:
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on June 6, 2013 - 9:25am
It may shock some people across the globe that Sudoku is a game that was actually invented by an American, not a Japanese person as its name suggests. Howard Garns, an architect from Indianapolis, made an existing puzzle called Latin Squares, made famous Leonhard Euler in the 1780’s, harder. Latin Squares was a puzzle that required that numbers be aligned in such a way that they did not repeat in any row or column. Garns, kept this rule for his puzzle, but added the rule that a number may not repeat in any region either.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on May 31, 2013 - 2:41pm
Iris Johansen was an avid reader and after her children’s departure for college she began to try her hand at writing. To her surprise, the books she wrote were successful and thus started her career as a romance novelist. She wrote many novels in which the characters intertwined allowing for fuller understanding of families, and different places to develop from multiple perspectives.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on May 8, 2013 - 11:15am
For most people brewing coffee at home, the coffee filter isn’t given much thought. While there isn’t much to think about other than buying the right size, there are a few things to consider when selecting a coffee filter.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on May 2, 2013 - 6:27pm
Everyone is invited to celebrate Children's Book Week 2013! “Kid-Lit” lovers everywhere can join the fun at official events taking place in more than 50 cities nationwide May 13-19, 2013. There will also be a great number of locally-organized events throughout the country.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on April 25, 2013 - 12:29pm
The summer movies are coming soon and once again Hollywood has looked to books for their inspiration. Many 2013 films are based on bestselling novels, including a new romance from Nicholas Sparks that was released a few months ago and the next installment of the Hunger Games franchise which is due to hit theaters in late autumn. To get you up to speed, here are a few 2013 movies that are based on popular books.