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Beyond the Pretzel Bowl
A little history about our newsletter—do you know why it's called Beyond the Pretzel Bowl? Well, we've served pretzels in a big communal bowl since the day Sue started the store 45 years ago. Reading takes brain power! Pretzels are fuel. We've pacified small babies, hungry teachers, and wandering stomachs with a snack. It's simple and it works (and we also offer a glass of water). So when you stop by, dig in into the bowl and a good book!



Perfect Pairings
Back to School 2020 (maybe?!)

Father's Day 2020
Summer Car Fun

Summer Workbooks + Racism in America
New Hunger Games

Teacher Apprecation Week
A Note from Sue

We're Open Online!
COVID19 Situation

Frozen is Coming + Puzzle Tournament
Easter Baskets

January 2020
ALA Winners 2020

The Books We're Most Excited for in 2020
Our Favorite Books of 2019

Small Business Saturday
Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Alan Gratz Visits The Bookies
Books as Windows & Mirrors

75% off Sale
Larry's Bookclub Picks

Heist Game
Happy Birthday Sidewalk Sale

Checkout Our Updated Website
Teacher Discount Program

Father's Day
The Unicorns Are Coming!

Bookies Bingo + Graphix Con

Brand New Spring Books
Audio Books + Mother's Day Sale

IBD 2019 is Coming + More Details on Woodson Event
Jacqueline Woodson is Coming!

New Books + New Forbidden Series Game
ALA Award Winners 2019

A Magical 2019!
Book Blind Dating + The Year of the Pig

Best of 2018
Special One Week to Christmas Letter
The 12 Bookies of Christmas

Best Games of 2018
11-11-1918 + Cookbooks

October 2018
The Great American Read Winner
New Colorado Baby Clothes + A Snowy Giveaway

September 2018
Halloween Party upcoming+ Discount Policy Change
Hispanic Heritage Month + $10 off coupon

August 2018

Get Ready for Larry's Book Club Talk
Harry Potter Party

July 2018
Carol McCloud + Fresh Ink + Book Launch
The Truest Heart + So Many Anniversaries

June 2018
Summer of GAMING! + New Books + Carol McCloud is Coming

Father's Day Recommendations + Bingo Reminder 

May 2018
Beyond Summer Reading + Geography Sale
Summer Reading Bingo + Mother's Day Giveaway

April 2018
Planning for Summer Reading
Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with The Bookies Bookstore + Meet our Authors

March 2018
St. Patrick's Day + Women's History Month
Sale on Adult Books + Easter and Passover

February 2018
January Reading Challenge Reviews + Books for your Valentine
Musical Story time + Celebrating Black Authors for Black History Month

January 2018
Bookies Bestsellers of 2017 (adult and overall) + Reading Challenge