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It’s Raining Books!

Easter really cut into my reading time! Now I’m back and have recently read some good ones: Miriam Toews’s Women Talking, a fictionalized story about the “ghost rapes” of Bolivia, David Brooks’s latest musings on morality The Second Mountain, Preet Bharara’s Doing Justice and Mayor Pete’s (he’s an Episcopalian!) memoir Shortest Way Home. This week I will be starting a series called “One Minute Reviews” on Instagram. Follow us so you can check it out!  We also have new spring gifts for Moms and Teachers,…

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Spring Books

This spring spiritual rock stars Richard Rohr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Joan Chittister and Nadia Bolz-Weber all released compelling new books. Whether you are interested in the “forgotten truth” of the Christ, gaining the courage to speak spiritual truth in a power-hungry world, exploring other faiths or updating some of the church’s negative teachings about sex, these are all timely reads. Exciting news: Little Sister by Patricia Chadwick is now available in the bookstore! (The rest of the world gets them next week.) Mark…

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Becky’s Book Picks

People always ask how I manage to read so much. I read 2-3 books per week on average and here’s my trick: I multi-task with audio books. I read when I paint, I read when I drive, I read when I cook, and I read when I’m sitting around playing Candy Crush. It’s amazing how quickly books get read when you double up! Lately I’ve been reading books at the intersection of history, politics and…

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Preparing for Advent

Advent is almost here — the season when we await the hope and joy of Christmas. Stop by the store and pick up Advent candles hand rolled by our very own Holy Rollers, charming paper or keepsake Advent calendars, and devotional books to help you slow down and prepare your heart for what matters most about the season. ADVENT BOOKS: Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge. Advent, says Christ Church parishioner Fleming Rutledge, is…

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Child’s Play!

Dear Friends, I hope this summer has involved quality time with the kiddos in your life. We can’t wait for the nursery school to be back in session so we can see our little friends and their amazing parents. In the meantime, we’ve been working on the kids section of our website. Check it out here! It’s already back-to-school time, soon it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then CHRISTMAS, and our new Stocking Stuffer Bar (because the…

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What We Love

Dear Friends, We hope you’ve had a chance to check out our new website. Can you tell we’re proud? My favorite part is the WHAT WE LOVE section. Here you can find Staff Picks, my Get Lit column from the Greenwich Sentinel, and our WHAT WE LOVE blog. Colette, Gabi and I have lots to suggest—books we’ve read, events we are excited about, and new gifts we covet. Here’s what you’ll find! With summertime love, Becky…

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Our New Website and SIDEWALK SALE

Dear Friends, Sometimes you just have to wait until the right person comes along. This summer that person is Gabi Hitel (aka “The gift of Gabi”). Gabi’s vision, energy and web skills have enabled us to do something we’ve wanted to do for a long time: put together a kickass website! Click here to check it out and let us know what you think. And check back often. There will be weekly updates with new book and gift…

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Summertime… and the living is easy

Dear Friends, I love getting swept away by a great summer novel. New “beach read” titles are washing up on the bookstore shore everyday now. Below find the five I am most excited to read to read first…beginning with Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton. June is also a good time for life changing non-fiction. Stop by the store for Courage & Faith past speaker Rachel Held Evan’s new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving…

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