A Bookish Way to be in Love with Love

Our February Valentine’s Day weekend “Build Your Own Bookish Bouquets” may have been 15 degrees below zero, but we kept heaters blasting and our spirits high.

Valentine’s Day deservedly gets a bad rap for being commercial, capitalist, and traditionally exclusive of anything but “romance.” Stodgy old holidays like this give us a chance to think outside the box – what a great day to celebrate loving our friends and neighbors, even ourselves? This was the impetus behind the bookish bouquets: a weekend for pampering. And what better way to pamper yourself or the ones you love than to craft a gift around a new book?

Here’s a little recap of the weekend:

Bay Laurel Baking Co., Prairie Rose Desserts, Nixon and Norman, Madison County Candle Company and Kettle Black Teas all bundled up to add their treats and treasures to the day; Dainty Knotts Art and DreiBerge Coffee made the bookquets even sweeter. Justin Surrency from WHO 13 News stopped by to do a segment on building bookquets and shopping local for Valentine’s Day.

Could not be more grateful for this community of bookworms. Stay tuned for more events and bookquet bundles.

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