In which fans of Dr. Oz unite

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"More than a store." That's the slogan for fellow small business Hearth & Soul in Tallahassee, and I love seeing the phrase on their Instagram and in their marketing, because I know without a doubt it's true. 

Small businesses are more than stores, and bookstores, in particular, have a unique charge to educate, engage, and inform their customers. Book shops in larger cities and metropolitan areas complete this mission by hosting engaging book discussions and big-name, bestselling authors. Their event calendars are filled with large author events, and sometimes, I'm jealous of what they're able to do in their bigger venues. 

In Thomasville, we at The Bookshelf have to think a bit outside the box. But good news: Thinking outside the box is kind of my favorite thing. 

This year, we launched our "Entertain Your Inner Nerd" series at The Bookshelf, designed to take our customers and friends back to school. It's our way of providing unique educational experiences in a fun learning environment, and so far together, we've learned how to plan our lives using a dot journal, how to better understand poetry, how to use essential oils, and -- in tonight's case -- how to better display and care for our houseplants. 

On November 2, we're continuing the series by hosting instructor Paige Apgar for an Energy Medicine Workshop at The Bookshelf. Paige is a mindfulness instructor and an advanced practitioner in energy health and wellness. If that sounds like mumbo-jumbo to you, never fear! Energy medicine is all about channeling the energy already in our bodies to effect positive change in our physical and emotional health. (I'm somewhat obsessed with personality typing, so I'm especially curious about the Five Elements as the oldest personality typing system in the world.)

Basically, if you like Dr. Oz, yoga, and meditative practices, this workshop is for you. A $25 ticket includes a copy of Dondi Dahlin's The Five Elements, and, as is always the case, we hope you'll join us as we entertain our inner nerds. 

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ENERGY MEDICINE WORKSHOP
Thursday, November 2
7 p.m.
Tickets are $25, available in-store and online



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Fall is the busiest time of year in Thomasville, and The Bookshelf is no exception. Make sure you've purchased your tickets and marked your calendars for this stellar (if we do say so ourselves) lineup of events:

Happy Houseplants workshop with Emily McKenna - TONIGHT at 7 p.m. -- Just a few tickets ($25 each) left! Available in-store and online
Subscription Social discussion featuring Heating and Cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly - Tuesday, 10/24 at 6 p.m.
Covey Film Festival showing of Same Kind of Different as Me - Thursday, 10/26 at 7 p.m. at Thomas County BOE Auditorium -- Tickets available here
Secrets, Haunts, and Local Lore - Friday, 10/27 at 6 p.m. at the Lapham-Patterson House -- Tickets and information available here
+ Energy Medicine Workshop with Paige Abgar of Eden Energy Medicine - Thursday, 11/2 at 7 p.m. -- Tickets are $25 and are available in-store and online
Soup Night with The Bookshelf staff, plus a book signing with Bob Balfour - Friday, 11/3from 6 to 8 p.m. -- Free
Pen to Plate dinner featuring Six Seasons - Thursday, 11/9 at 7 p.m. -- SOLD OUT

  PICTURE OF THE WEEK:  It's here! It's here! It's finally here! Fall weather is at last upon us, and we're celebrating with these new seasonally-appropriate mugs, designed by our friend Lindsay Hopkins of Pen & Paint, based out of nearby Albany, Georgia. The mugs are hefty and well-made, and just $15. Limited quantities available, so snag one today and get in the spirit of our favorite season!

PICTURE OF THE WEEK: It's here! It's here! It's finally here! Fall weather is at last upon us, and we're celebrating with these new seasonally-appropriate mugs, designed by our friend Lindsay Hopkins of Pen & Paint, based out of nearby Albany, Georgia. The mugs are hefty and well-made, and just $15. Limited quantities available, so snag one today and get in the spirit of our favorite season!

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 That's right. America's favorite dad and beloved Oscar-winning actor has published his first book, a short story collection called  Uncommon Type . I've read most of this one, and while the stories aren't really groundbreaking in terms of literary content or style, many of them are utterly enjoyable and exactly what you'd expect from everyman Tom Hanks. A bonus? Each story references a different typewriter (one of Hanks' obsessions), making the entire collection a fun treasure hunt.    Uncommon Type  would be perfect holiday-time reading, and for a limited time, we've got signed copies in stock. Call the shop or reply to this email for us to hold you one in-store. This would be a great collection to have on your shelf. 

That's right. America's favorite dad and beloved Oscar-winning actor has published his first book, a short story collection called Uncommon Type. I've read most of this one, and while the stories aren't really groundbreaking in terms of literary content or style, many of them are utterly enjoyable and exactly what you'd expect from everyman Tom Hanks. A bonus? Each story references a different typewriter (one of Hanks' obsessions), making the entire collection a fun treasure hunt. 

Uncommon Type would be perfect holiday-time reading, and for a limited time, we've got signed copies in stock. Call the shop or reply to this email for us to hold you one in-store. This would be a great collection to have on your shelf. 

 This week on  From the Front Porch , Chris and I discuss audiobooks: love 'em, hate 'em, and why. We shared our favorite titles and our best tips for listening, and you can find the whole episode  here  (or on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts).   Love audiobooks already? You can shop small while listening thanks to  Libro.fm . Switch over your Audible account to Libro.fm, and begin buying your audiobooks through The Bookshelf. Find out more  here .   

This week on From the Front Porch, Chris and I discuss audiobooks: love 'em, hate 'em, and why. We shared our favorite titles and our best tips for listening, and you can find the whole episode here (or on iTunes or Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts). 

Love audiobooks already? You can shop small while listening thanks to Libro.fm. Switch over your Audible account to Libro.fm, and begin buying your audiobooks through The Bookshelf. Find out more here.

 

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