In which it's Annie's birthday!


Fictional characters make 

some of the best heroes, and Leslie Knope (of television's Parks and Recreation fame) happens to be one of mine. She's spunky and smart, loyal and kind, a devoted public servant, and a generous friend. When she instituted the first-ever Galentine's Day, traditionally celebrated on February 13, I was ecstatic. Finally, a day for "ladies celebrating ladies."

Ever since watching Leslie honor her girlfriends on that long-ago Parks and Rec episode, I've been celebrating my own girlfriends every February. I mail faraway friends gift packages, host brunch with the women I love, and now that I own a bookstore, I've found a way to celebrate here, too. 

The Bookshelf happily hosts Galentine's Day as a way to honor the women in our lives: the hard-working women who make our community lovely, who inspire us and encourage us and help us move forward. This year, instead of just celebrating with the women of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, we're opening Galentine's Day up to our customers and friends, too. We're staying open late next Friday, February 10, and we want you to bring your girlfriends and treat yourself to a night in downtown Thomasville. 

We're partnering with our neighbors at Smith CollectiveMode, and Tallokas Road (now located inside Mode!) for a Shop Hop from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be discounts, sweet treats, and giveaways at every stop, plus our friend Emily from You're Maker will be hosting a jewelry making party in our space!

This year's Galentine's Day event promises to be better than ever, and we're so happy to play host. I can't imagine anything more fun than saying open late and hanging out with you. I hope you'll join us!

- Annie


In partnership with Smith CollectiveModeTallokas Road, + You're Maker
Free and open to the public -- bring your girlfriends, or come solo!
Friday, February 10
6 to 8 p.m.
More information on Facebook

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