Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.
Shoutout to our favorite local bookstore The Flying Pig, which initially published an article about our library in the Publisher’s Weekly blog last year, and is now in the article “A Different Kind of Book Tour” in the Wall Street Journal! It highlights six notable bookstores around the country that are the center of their towns.
Here is the excerpt from the article about The Flying Pig:
Northern Delight: Shelburne, VT.
Perched on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne is the sort of town that’s overrun by ski-rack-topped Subarus. Residents are devoted to the outdoors—and to the Flying Pig Bookstore, which anchors the picturesque central square.
The Flying Pig began as a children’s bookshop—and still has a gigantic kid’s section, bright blue walls and countless pig tchotchkes donated by customers. But today it also caters to grown-ups: It stocks more than 40,000 books and is staffed by obsessive readers.
There’s more to do in the area than browse books. You could pass a whole day at the Shelburne Museum, known for its dozens of relocated historic buildings and its American folk-art and quilt collections. There are five ski resorts within an hour’s drive; you can get back in time for a wood-fired pizza at Folinos, washed down with a growler of beer from Fiddlehead Brewing Company next door. And spring for a room at Shelburne Farms, Lila Vanderbilt Webb ’s 1886 summer estate, now a 1,400-acre farm, inn, restaurant and environmental education center.
In even more exciting news, one of the owners of the bookstore, Elizabeth Bluemle, is also a children’s book author, and her picture book Tap Tap Boom Boom was chosen for the New York Public Library’s 100 Best Children’s Books of 2014!
Congratulations Flying Pig!