I’ll bet you didn’t know that the first week in March is Return a Borrowed Book Week. As a recovering librarian, I’ve seen the stigma, pain, and disgust associated with book felony, and would like to extend a hand of support to any who suffer from this malady. This is the chance to get right with your friends, relatives, teachers and libraries: make atonement! Return your delinquent materials during this time of amnesty – librarians will look the other way and no pejorative remarks will be made!
It’s also a good time to mention our BBEST bookies. We’ve got a few authors in our midst. One of them is our own Myfanwy Hart, who’ll autograph your copy of her how-to book on tools and felt making, entitled The Embellisher: Let’s Get Started! Although nearly unpronounceable (to Yanks, anyway), Myfwany’s name is popping up more and more frequently in craft circles, so you’d better order your first edition before she becomes too famous!
Liz Plummer prints wonderful covers for Moleskin pocket books. I’ve found these little books essential when traveling – just stick one in purse or bookbag and write down all your good ideas.
Long-time BBESTer Judy, aka Mr. Penquin, has wonderful foldable books that are intriguing gifts for all ages. At JN Originals, she also makes beautiful wool needle books for the stitchers in our lives.
Book Wraps makes folios and book covers. Her delightful stitched journal covers make room for a pen or pencil in a little pocket in the back.
BBESTers also offer bookmarks, book plates, vintage books, pins using book illustrations and all kinds of wonderful things book-related. You can see them all by searching BBEST books.