Congratulations to Sandra Dallas! 2019 Wrangler Award Winner!

Hardscrabble by Sandra Dallas has won the 2019 Wrangler Award for Outstanding Juvenile Book! 

The Western Heritage Awards were established in 1961, and are the pinnacle commemoration of the American West. 

“A cast of believable characters with distinct personalities brings this slice of U.S. history to life…”– School Library Journal

Seattle bookstores were doomed. Then Third Place helped rewrite the story.

Ten years ago, the arrival of the recession combined with Amazon’s deep discounts seemed to herald the end for independent bookstores. But in the past few years they’ve made an improbable comeback. At Third Place Books, which opened its first store 20 years ago, the key to success is community. Read more.

Spring Gardening is Right Around the Corner, Despite the Snow on the Ground

Spring is nearly here, and that means it’s almost garden season! Get ready for the growing season ahead with these seed planting tips from the author of Grow What You Love, Emily Murphy Pass the Pistil

Don’t miss Emily at The Philadelphia Flower Show on March 7th, at Canada Blooms on March 10th, and at Walnut Creek Library Foundation on March 13th. Get the details here: