Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Watch Out for Flying Pigs!

If you haven't yet heard, it has just been announced in Publisher's Weekly that the FLYING PIG BOOKSTORE in Shelburne, Vermont has been selected for the the Lucile Micheels Pannell Award for Best Children's Bookstore. Wow--some pig! Congratulations!

Best "general" bookstore went to Kepler's Books & Magazines in Menlo Park, and you'll be hearing more about them on another day. The Vero Beach Book Center in Vero Beach was given an honorable mention.

This award goes to bookstores that "...display creativity, responsiveness to community needs, passion, and understanding of young readers."The winners will be presented with a check for $1,000 and a framed piece of original artwork at the ABA's annual Celebration of Bookselling at BookExpo on May 29.

The Flying Pig is owned by the fabulous children's author, Elizabeth Bluemle, and her zany sidekick, Josie Leavitt. 

From their great website: "The Flying Pig Bookstore carries more than 40,000 books and other goodies for book lovers of all ages. Like most online stores, our database allows you to order just about any book available in print. Plus, we offer at least 20% off all regular titles online."

5247 Shelburne RoadShelburne, VT 05482
Tel: 802-985-3999

The Flying Pig is also Booksense.com affiliate.

Amazing, pigs DO fly! They really, really do. And introverts can cheer-- they really, really can! Thanks to our reader Kate Messner for recommending FPB.  Kate is now in the running for the cool prize that starts with ten children's books, includes a Shrinking Violet coffee/tea mug, and that's still not all.  Stay tuned--

Mary & Robin
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tanita✿davis said...

I love the quirky name -- what a great way to think of books as part of possibility. "When pigs fly" takes on a whole new meaning here.

I'm excited that PW is rewarding such awesomeness!

Mary Hershey said...

Thanks tadmack! You are an amazing cheerleader--


Jennifer R. Hubbard said...

This isn't the first time I've heard good things about Flying Pig!

Shari Green said...

Woohoo! Yay for the Flying Pig! :D I think I'm gonna have to start saving my pennies so I can do a cross-country tour and explore all these great indies.