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HAPPY SPRING 2016!
A brand-new year is on its way already and Diane’s Books thanks all our devoted customers for the cheers and more cheers as we celebrated 25 years on November 3, 2015. Our faces are still aglow and, of course, we are still glowing from our Malcolm S. Pray Excellence in Business Award we received in April of last year!
2016 is already SHINY AND BRIGHT! The publishing industry, as I have said before, is very aggressive and the book — THE BOOK — is alive and well. To hold a real book is something that will always be a singular thing, a thing unto itself, like nothing else. AHHHHH!
And I love what one of my devoted customers recently said: “Coming into Diane’s Books is like coming into a bakery, except the delicious smells at Diane’s Books are the BOOKS!” And so my gift to you, all of you, this year is, as New York Times writer Frank Bruni recently and poignantly wrote, “the gift of reading.” And this is the letter I wrote to the New York Times in response to the ever-astute and thoughtful Frank Bruni:
New York Times Editor,
HOORAY TO FRANK BRUNI! Diane’s Books of Greenwich has for 25 years written about and extolled reading out loud to children, any age and all ages, every day! Every day! The pure magic, wonder and power of words is what Diane’s Books is all about. In our 25 years we have seen how the gift of reading and reading out loud has changed lives over and over and over again. The gift of reading is truly a gift!
And one of my favorite books reviewed in this newsletter is about the subversive pleasure of wandering, so please find time to wander through books! A late winter kind of wandering!
Lastly, I always like to acknowledge Poetry Month, which is celebrated in April. Last year we lauded Poems To Make Grown Men Cry and this year we can savour Poems To Make Grown Women Cry! Such pure bliss!
Also, a huge, huge, thank you for all our Book Angels. Once again, 450 children received a specially chosen and wrapped book thanks to your generosity, and I would be remiss not to applaud and cheer for each one of my DIANE’S DAZZLING DIVAS. All of them, each and everyone, do make and will make 2016 shiny and bright!
HAPPY READING EVERYONE! HAPPY READING OUT LOUD! AND, OF COURSE, HAPPY SPRING!
Sales Staff: Diane Garrett, Maria de Castro, Theresa O’Connor, Joan McGrath, Verna Manion, Jean Gillespie, Mary Murphy, Susie Maloy, Chris Bopp, Barbra Tankel, Joan Gray, Tara Schwartzman, Marie Herrero, Tara Cochran and Sally Mann.
Store Accountant: Jack Provoost
Newsletter editor-in-chief: Michael P. Garrett
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