Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on February 1, 2013 - 7:31am
Since The Bookend Café is closed for the winter, many of our regulars have been forced to drink coffee at home (gasp!). While we always hope you’ll visit us for all your coffee needs, we understand that from time to time, you’ll need to make coffee with your good old drip coffee maker. According to our friends at www.talkaboutcoffee.com, drip coffee makers are the single most popular small kitchen appliance in the US.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on January 20, 2013 - 4:49pm
In December 2012, the movie Jack Reacher, starting Tom Cruise, hit theaters nationwide. Many people were unaware that this movie is based on a best-selling book by author, Lee Child. Each of Child's novels follows Jack Reacher, a former American Military Policeman. The movie is based on the ninth Jack Reacher book, One Shot.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on January 9, 2013 - 12:15pm
The Bookend Café is proud to support World Book Night again this year. World Book Night is an annual celebration designed to spread a love of reading and books. It will see tens of thousands of people go out into their communities to spread the joy and love of reading by giving out free World Book Night paperbacks on April 23, 2013.
Successfully launched in the U.K. in 2011, World Book Night was also celebrated in the U.S. in 2012, with news of more countries to come in future years. This year the goal is to grow even more.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on December 24, 2012 - 1:00pm
Thank you for another wonderful year here in Fenwick Island. We appreciate your continued support of The Bookend Café and our sister store, Petique. Both stores are now closed for the season but will re-open in the Spring of 2013.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on December 20, 2012 - 5:53pm
Recently we’ve had quite a few couples hanging out here at The Bookend Café. And, why not? We have great drinks and thousands of books to check out. Most of the time the couples come in together, but every once in a while we get to see the magic happen right in front of us.
To help future visitors, we searched the web for great coffee shop pick-up lines. Holly Winter (her name seems appropriate for this time of year) posted an article with her 20 best pick-up lines for when you are in a coffee shop.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on December 15, 2012 - 8:17am
Recently a customer brought in several boxes of books for us and most of them were SciFi / Fantasy books. Many of the authors were familiar: Douglas Adams, Terry Brooks, S. M. Stirling, and others. There were also several books by Jim Butcher. Not knowing this author well, we decided to do a little research to learn more.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on December 7, 2012 - 5:01pm
Our friends at The Oatmeal (www.theoatmeal.com) have come up with their list of the top 15(ish) things worth knowing about coffee. The list is not only very informative, but it’s also pretty funny too. So, without further delay, we bring you the 15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee courtesy of The Oatmeal.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on November 18, 2012 - 4:33pm
Saturday, December 1st is the third annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and Jenny Milchman, the creator of the event, has been busy preparing. "Bookstores hold a place in the hearts and times of our community,” Milchman says. “They are places to discover an author, a story, a life. Nothing affords the conversation and interaction among books and book lovers that a bookstore does.”
The purpose of the event is to help expose future generations to “the unique pleasures” that bookstores offer and to help bookstores flourish and thrive.
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on November 13, 2012 - 4:15pm
Based on the number of coffee shops on nearly every street corner in the US, it’s pretty clear that Americans drink a lot of coffee. But have you ever thought of how much coffee Americans drink compared to the rest of the world? When you compare the amount of coffee consumed per capita across the globe, the results are very interesting.
Clearly the US must be near the top, right? Nope. Not according to the data collected by the World Resource Institute anyway. In fact, the US isn’t even in the top 20!
Submitted by The Bookend Cafe on November 1, 2012 - 6:27pm
Toys for Tots began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children. The idea came from Bill’s wife, Diane. In the fall of 1947, Diane crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas. When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one. He did.