HOW I READ IT
Pretend it’s Dec. 20, 2002, not Dec. 13, and no matter how hard
you’ve tried, you’re still searching for gifts.
Let’s say you purchase two Beatrix Potter children’s tales, retail
$4.95 each, and “Desert Dog” at $15.95 for your grandson; “The Art of
Raising a Puppy” for your daughter costs $24.95; “Sunset’s Western
Garden Book” at $35 for your son; and “Russian Cooking” from
Time-Life at $20 for your daughter-in-law (a book she would never
buy, guaranteed!). Total, with a 10% discount, under $100 plus tax.
Not bad considering you added joy to the lives of four very important
But, hold on a minute -- you’re not shopping at Amazon.com or
Barnes & Noble -- you’re in the Friends of the Library Book Shop and
you’ve really only spent $15.50 for all the good cheer!
Now, for yourself, select from your favorite author’s work, and
buy quality hardcover books, originally retailing from $20 to $30,
for 75 cents to $3. Believe it or not, while you feel like you’re
robbing the Friends by paying these unbelievably low prices, you’re
actually helping your library survive these lean times. And, when you
visit the Friends Book Shop, why not bring along a book or books in
good condition to contribute to your library.
Check it out, it’s good for the soul -- and the pocketbook!
FRIENDS BOOK SHOP HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
* DOUG BOWLER is a native Californian who, along with his wife,
has been experiencing the good life of Laguna Beach for the past