Friday, July 27, 2012

47 Candles for J.K. Rowling

Wishing J.K. Rowling the most magical of birthdays!

Even Voldemort sends birthday greetings.

"I wrapped it myself."

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Remembering Donald J. Sobol or The Case of the Sherlock Holmes in Sneakers.

The literary world has had another great author taken from it this year. Donald J. Sobol, better known to us children who were just a little bit nerdy, the author who brought us Encyclopedia Brown passed away on July 16th at the age of 87. He did not get as much attention as the others who have passed on this year, but in my heart, he is worth mentioning. When I was a little girl I always wanted to read those sleuth novels my grandparents were reading. My grandmother would tell me “They are not really for little girls!” One day she took me to this very library and I discovered “Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective.” I was instantly hooked the moment I opened those pages and dove right in. When we went back to the library I checked out about 7 more Encyclopedia Brown books, each of which I torn in to as fast as I could! I grew to really love Encyclopedia Brown and his sometimes partner/ sometimes bodyguard, Sally Kimball. They were my childhood Nick and Nora Charles. Through Sobol’s characters I grew up wanting to be a sleuth myself. It was the spring board to my love of Dashiell Hammett, Agatha Christie, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I owe a great big part of my childhood to Mr. Sobol as I think many of us do. He will be greatly missed and will live on through the novels he gave us.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bookstore Accepts Credit Cards!

Now it’s even easier to purchase those great finds at the Guild Bookstore!  The Volunteer Guild of the Buena Park Library District announces it now accepts credit cards for purchases made in the Bookstore.  Credit card transactions must be at least $5.00.  You may pay using Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.

And the Bookstore has expanded its hours so you have more time to make a purchase with your plastic money.  Bookstore hours are:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays    10am – 6pm
Thursdays                           10am – 7:30pm
Fridays                               10am – 4:30pm
Saturdays                       12 noon – 4:30pm
Sundays and Mondays                     Closed

Stop by often - the shelves are restocked regularly and there are weekly sales!  During the month of July there are terrific discounts on Art Books!

Friday, July 06, 2012

Monday, July 02, 2012

July Sale in the Volunteer Guild Bookstore



Class up your coffee table!
Bring the masters home and have enrichment and inspiration 
at your fingertips in these fabulous books full of 
glossy prints of your favorite works of art

If you miss this sale you'll be screaming!

Volunteer Guild Bookstore Hours:
Tues & Wed: 10am - 6 pm
Thurs: 10am - 7:30 pm
Fri & Sat: 10am - 4:30 pm
Refreshments for Sale • For more info call 714-826-4100 x 123