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A vast and varied selection of used books. 326 Main Street, Placerville, California. 530-626-6454 We buy books on Monday and Friday or by appointment. Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:00 to 5:30 Fri-Sat 10:00 to 7:00 Sunday 10:00 to 4:00

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pioneer Women and the Journey West

We here at the Bookery are thrilled to have recently gotten in a whole slew of gorgeous books on pioneer women and women's stories of the westward trail.

These books cover fascinating topics of the Old West, from medicine to cookery.
They would make fabulous gifts for the ladies in your life who are interested in history and women's stories.

Each book is in perfect condition, and many contain beautiful old photographs of women living in the west in the 1800s, pioneering and trying to make the best of their rough situations.

So many fascinating stories! From Texas to Nevada to Utah to right here in the Mother Lode of California:

We love these books because often they allow the untold stories of countless courageous women to finally be told and appreciated.

Check out this feisty lady!

Do yourself the favor of looking into these books of adventure and inspiration.
And remember to stuff one into the Christmas stocking of a lucky lady you love!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Here at the Bookery we collect Christmas books all year long to bring out in December.
In front of our store we have a table, boxes and shelves laden with wonderful holidays books just waiting to spread their cheer.

On Sunday December 5th we were right smack-dab in the middle of the action for Placerville's annual holiday parade.

Nancy, Celia, and Jackie enjoy the view:

We took delight in all the characters of this year's parade, including the cheerful animals:

So many wonderful and joyous participants:

The grand combination of El Dorado, Ponderosa, and Union Mine's marching bands playing Christmas tunes gave us goosebumps:

Our own Bookery lady, Sharon, made sure to greet Smokey the Bear!

We were excited to see the El Dorado Book Mobile,

especially because we donated many of the books that they handed out for free to the children in the crowd!

Even after the rain started, these merry little dancers warmed our hearts:

Merry Christmas from Placerville's Santa and his helpers:

Don't forget to take a stroll around downtown Placerville and enjoy all the lights this year:

As well as the special Christmas trees that light up our highway corridor.
The Bookery decorates one of those trees!

Please enjoy our festive Main Street during the holidays this year.
And don't forget to stop and pick up some books for your loved ones at Chistmastime!