Tuesday, October 18, 2005


There will be a series of community dialogue meetings next month in various places around the county - but mostly in Champaign-Urbana. Anyone is welcome to voice an opinion about the future direction of this county. There will be plenty of input from C-U. The outlying communities need to be heard from. For example, how small town restaurants, fish fries, etc. are there any more? Now I'm politicizing, but our small towns need to be heard from.

For more info, go to the website: www.bigsmallall.cc

Saturday, October 15, 2005


A variety of old movies in VHS format is available on our sale table for only $1 each. Some of the titles include A Pocket Full of Miracles, Where the Heart Is, Shane, Andersonville, and A Good Day to Die.

Plenty of books for adults and children in paperback and hardback are also available.

Friday, October 14, 2005

At Last A List

This is what's new in here. More items will be coming in later this month!


Without Mercy by Jack Higgins
Until I Find You by John Irving
Rejoice by Karen Kingsbury
Reunion by Karen Kingsbury
Fame by Karen Kingsbury
Creative Corrections by Lisa Whelchel


Buzz Lightyear – VHS
Sahara - DVD
A Tour of the Whitehouse with Mrs. John Kennedy - DVD

NEW BOOKS, OCTOBER 2005 (to date)
Blue Smoke – Nora Roberts
Iron Orchid - Stuart Woods
Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 by John M.Barry
Wedding in December – Anita Shreve

NEW DVDs, OCTOBER 2005 (to date)

Hotel Rwanda
Kicking and Screaming
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Illini start basketball practice tonight. Go Illini! Basketball season can't start too soon!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Too Quiet Here Lately

Between spending a week and a half in Oregon, and hosting family from New Hampshire, it's been too quiet on this blog. Look for info later this week about our new offerings.

If you ever travel to the Pacific Northwest, you will have a hard time deciding what to see - because there is so much there to see. Two suggestions - One, The Oregon Garden in Silverton. Set on a hillside overlooking the farming area (lots of orchards, including nut trees), with a great view and many different gardens, it's a must see.

In the southwest corner of Washington, there is a narrow little peninsula, perhaps only 5 miles wide, with the world's longest driveable beach. Ocean on one side, and a bay on the other, there are clam and oyster beds, and because of its narrow size, there are tsunami evacuation route signs all over the peninsula. At the SW end, there are several lighthouses, one of which we climbed to the top.

End of travelogue, back to work!