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February 2019 eNewsletter

"When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms."

—Mary Oliver
 
At Island Books, we focus on community a lot. It’s why Victor and I moved to Mercer Island 15 years ago, and why I wanted to buy the bookstore almost four years ago. Belonging somewhere feels good, and, much like that bar in Cheers, it's great to be some place where everyone knows your name. This bookstore has a great sense of pride in welcoming you through the door, remembering faces and names, and making you feel part of the community.

On Wednesday, February 13th, after the Annual Giving from the Heart Breakfast, we will open our doors and participate in raising money for the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation (MIYFS). You can shop or dine at 12 locations on the Island; we are all giving 20% of the day's sales to MIYFS.

The bookstore is a place for everyone, and we are always trying to find more ways to make you a part of our family. We hope to see you stop in for a book, a Valentines Day card, some chocolate, a bracelet or a Unicorn key chain.

Happy Valentines Day!❤️
Laurie

P. S. Don't forget to look for your invitation to Taylor Jenkins Reid's new book signing . . . we are already so excited!