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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

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Happy Holidays from the Bookery!

Well, that wonderful time of year is here again!
Every year, on the day after Thanksgiving, we bring out all the Christmas books, lights, and decorations.
The Bookery is ready to celebrate this holiday season.

Come check out our wonderful collection of holiday tales and classics like A Christmas Carol, whimsical Christmas craft books and cookbooks, Christmas stories for children, and even holiday themed fiction for adults.

We are all decked out and celebrating the Placerville Downtown Association's Twelve Days of Christmas.
Spend over $15 in the shop and you can enter to win a gorgeous gift basket from the merchants of Main Street.

Stop in to see our cute Bookery dog, Abby, sweet as a Christmas candy cane!

We at the Bookery would like to thank our loyal customers this holiday season for keeping the spirit of reading and books alive in a rapidly changing technological world. We hope to celebrate many more festive holiday seasons right here on Main Street!

Don't forget to join us on Main Street for the 34th annual Christmas parade this Sunday afternoon, December 4th, starting around 1 pm.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween is Here!

The spooks and spirits are putting on their cloaks. The monsters are sharpening their teeth.
Jack-o-lanterns are gleaming in the dark.
The merchants on Main Street are filling candy bowls. 
What else could it be but HALLOWEEN?

Come down to the Bookery and check out our fun and spooky collection of Halloween books.

Whether you're a kid with a love of goblins,

or an adult who has costumes to prepare.

Or maybe you're hosting a party or decorating your house for October?

Whoever you are, you'll find a book to haunt your bones this Halloween down at the Bookery!

And don't forget to join us on Main Street to enjoy an old-fashioned Placerville Halloween; the annual carnival, trick-or-treating and parade will take place from 4 - 6 pm on October 31 in downtown Placerville! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Summer Harvest Books

Wondering what to do with all that end-of-summer bounty?

Come check out our unique and wide selection of vegetable and seasonal cookbooks!
Get some great ideas for using the harvest of your garden and your neighbors' gardens....
whether tomatoes, eggplants, squash, blackberries, corn, cucumber, beets, or pears,
we've got a book full of many uses!

Get those delicious summer veggies put up for the cooler months ahead.
And happy fall to all of you from the Bookery!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary Bookery!

Today, September 1, 2011, marks the Bookery's 28th anniversary of business in Placerville!
For a little glimpse back in time, here are some photos and clippings from our scrapbook. Please enjoy this little walk down memory lane...

Nancy and Celia opened the store together in 1983 at 316 Main Street (now the location of Hangtown Originals) and moved in December 1984 to 326 Main Street, the freshly renovated site of the Blue Bell Cafe.

Nancy and Celia dedicated themselves for the first few years to building a customer base and finding quality used books in a wide variety to keep return customers excited and satisfied.

It wasn't long before they were celebrating their six year anniversary, below. Each passing year and anniversary marks another celebration of good business practice and the love of books!

And of course, we wouldn't be the Bookery without our loyal animal friends!

We hope that the Bookery will be a warm, inviting and much-loved sight on Main Street for many, many years to come!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Welcome Abbey!

Rockstar alert! There's a famous new personality at the bookstore....
welcome Abbey, Nancy's new dog and the Bookery's sweet new mascot.

Abbey is a 3-year-old rescue lab from the Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue.
She is lovable and gentle, with the sweetest disposition ever. It was immediately apparent that she is the perfect bookstore dog; she is great with kids and other dogs, always charming and affectionate with everyone she meets.

Please take time to stop in and meet Abbey. She is humbly delighted to meet all our bookstore customers!
You might catch a glimpse of her cute black tongue, or her spunky tail wagging.
And of course, she's awfully fond of treats.

And most of all, Abbey loves her new "mom" - Nancy. 
We are all beyond excited to welcome Abbey to the Bookery family!