â€œNever trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.â€
â€• Lemony Snicket, Horseradish
I was invited to a preview of Barnes & Noble’s upcoming Discovery Weekend, November 21-23.Â B&N is one of my favorite stores, and a place where I do a lot of my gift shopping. Lucky for you, dear readers, all nationwide Barnes & Nobles are hosting this event.
I hope you can imagine how fun it was to walk around the bookstore, giggling and fangirling over all the gift ideas. You could buy that book lover on your list an artfolds book. Saturday November 22, you can learn how to craft it (although the books do come with directions). You’ll want to call your local store and reserve a spot- it’s sure to be a big hit (recommended for ages 13 and up).
This weekend is also a great time to add some holiday books to your library. My boys love when I bring out our Christmas books in December. One of their favorites is Snowmen At Night. Sunday, November 23, you’ll be able to join in aÂ Snowmen At Night storytime, with crafts and activities. Pick up the book and have fun searching for hidden images the illustrator put into the pictures.
Barnes & Noble wants to help you find the best gift, be it a book, some music, games or toys. Use the hashtag #BNGiftTip and get some advice via Twitter. An added bonus, if you are a B&N member, you can take advantage of the free express shipping.
Definitely check out your local Barnes & Noble, with events & contests this weekend. If you happen to be wearing your ugly holiday sweater- even better. Be sure to snap a picture of you in the store, and tag it (#BNSweaterContest) on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Full contest details here.