Thanksgiving should be a time of gratitude and coming together, and your friendly neighborhood Island Books staff is getting into the spirit. As we planned our pie recipes and anticipated one of our favorite holidays of the year, we felt moved to infuse some extra community love into the atmosphere.
There were two recent pieces of news that inspired us. The first one is an older local story from the summer, about the Mercer Island Rocks movement. In case you missed it, the Ronald family began painting hundreds of rocks and hiding them around the island for others to find and pass on. “The idea is to spread little gems of happiness around the island — to create and share creations celebrating our wonderful community,” Rich Ronald wrote on the Mercer Island Rocks! Facebook page. “And maybe even get folks hunting for objects that don’t require an app to be seen (though we love Pokemon Go as much as the next family!).”
The other story was about the actress, U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, and real-life Hermione Granger Emma Watson, who recently hid books by Maya Angelou around the London tube and the New York City subway.
With those uplifting ideas in mind, we hand-picked some books we’ve personally enjoyed from around the store, wrapped them up with a personal note, and drove around the island to hide our own gems of happiness ... continued