Monday, February 20, 2012

The latest news from Boswell's Books.

It's been at least a few weeks since we created a new post, and we do apologize. Today is Monday, February the 20th, and here is a brief update.

We are continuing our store-wide Customer Appreciation Sale: all new books, etc..., excluding consignment items, are discounted by 20%, all used books, etc. are discounted by 30%, and all remaining 2012 calendars and select CD's are discounted by 50%. We do appreciate our customers!

This coming Thursday, Feb. 23rd, at 6pm, "teacher, linguist, time-traveler, fiddler" and local author, David Brule, will be here at Boswell's to read from his book, WEST ALONG THE RIVER, which came out just a few months ago. He describes the book as "a compilation of lyrical essays and stories on nature and life in several villages in the Connecticut River Valley and beyond, to include travel adventures in Ireland, Brittany and connects the oral history of events and village characters, comical encounters and tender embraces, linking the past and present to create a unique sense of place." We'll have signed copies for sale and light refreshments for all. Please come for what should be a free and fascinating event.

Lastly, for now, Boswell's Books IS NOT closing, it's still here at 10 Bridge Street, it IS for sale, and we are working with a local couple who are seriously interested in buying the store. Nothing is definite, yet, but we will let you know as soon as all the details get worked out. In the meantime, we do very greatly appreciate all your support, and we look forward to having you in the store again soon.

All the best,

Miss Charlotte Adventurous Boswell, and Russ

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Boswell's Books is for sale.

In case you didn't see it in today's issue of THE RECORDER newspaper, Boswell's Books, at 10 State Street in Shelburne Falls, MA, is for sale. Boswell's has been a popular locally owned independent bookseller for close to 30 years. It's had several owners over those years, it's been in a few different locations in the center of Shelburne Falls, but the one constant (besides the books) has been a cat named Boswell. The current resident feline, Miss Charlotte Adventurous Boswell, often attracts customers and other visitors to the store, as much as the wonderful selection of new and used books, both music and books on CD, games, toys, cards and calendars, and other gift items. Also, Boswell's features books and handmade crafts by local authors and artists throughout the year, and hosts special events, such as book and poetry readings and signings, on a monthly basis. Boswell's Books is a valued part of Shelburne Falls, as well as all of "West County", and the current owners, Lori and Russ, look forward to finding the right book lover(s) to take the business over and continue to make it such a desirable location for shopping, browsing, or just sitting for a while with a book, and Miss Boswell of course!

Due to health and other personal circumstances, in the last few months Lori became unable to continue managing the store on a day-to-day basis, and as partnership changes became necessary, it also became clear that the best thing for Boswell's, and its loyal (and growing) fan base, was to seek new ownership. With a wide variety of new and used books and more, as well as Miss Boswell, the store is ready for a new book- and cat-loving owner to take over.

Please contact Russ directly at 413-768-0705 for further information.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Winter Store Hours and Two-Week Sale.

Happy New Year to one and all. The store was closed on New Year's Day, and we're staying closed Monday - Wednesday, January 2-4 for a mini-vacation. We'll reopen on Thursday, January 5, beginning our new winter hours, which will be:

Sunday: Noon - 5:00 PM
Monday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11:00 AM -5:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM -5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM -5:00 PM

Also, we'll be starting a new sale throughout the store, running Thursday, January 5 - Monday, January 16. All new books, audio, video, games, toys, etc. will be 20% off, and all used items will be 30% off. Please come in and take advantage of these great savings.

More news of other important changes at Boswell's will be coming very soon. Thanks for all your great support. We'll be in touch again soon.