Laughing Dog Books is all dressed up for the holidays! Stop by and see all the fabulous gift ideas we offer. Know someone who reads after “lights out”? Get them a “flashlight hat” and they’ll never bother their roommates again. Have someone on your list who still prefers to write with a good old-fashioned pen? We still have a couple of the hand-tooled utensils available; made in Willits. While you’re here, pick out a book for the Anderson Valley School libraries. Our Give-a-Book trees are covered with titles the school librarians have on their “wish lists” and you can be their Santa! You buy the book, we deliver it to the schools when they arrive in January. Along with our own LDB t-shirts, we also carry the very popular “If you like our weed, You’ll love our wine” shirts that are a benefit for Anderson Valley’s Elder home. So much to choose from, besides all the new, used, and audio books!! See you soon!
Anderson Valley artist, Judy Nelson, has graciously offered to show her “Imaginary Mutts” at Laughing Dog Books. These adorable creatures are hand made of Italian glass and presented on 22″ chains. Just in time to shop locally for locally-made gifts! Come on down and see if your puppy is represented.
To be released September 20, 2013, the latest novel by Stanford Professor and Anderson Valley resident, Valerie Miner.
Traveling with Spirits is “alive with details, wroght with questions of belief, and riven with the tension of wanting to know where she fits in the world, Monica’s story is compelling and vivid.” Bret Lott, author of Jewel and other novels, Professor of English and Creative Writing at the College of Charleston.
“The Power of the Dog” by Thomas Savage is truly the definition of literary art. A beautifully-told story of two brothers wrangling cattle, women, and the coming automobile in the wilds of early twentieth century Montana. So far, the majority of the Lit Tidricks are saying they “couldn’t put it down.” Now available inside Laughing Dog Books, where you can also find “Loretta’s Treats“.
Yes, now we are featuring home-baked goodies from Loretta’s Yorkville kitchen. Stop in to see what’s available, which can be anything from peanut butter cookies, brownies with pecans, lemon bars, or blackberry tartlets; depends on what she’s baked and what hasn’t sold out.
See you at Lauging Dog Books, in downtown Boonville!
Laughing Dog Books will be open part of the day, probably 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., so that we may join in the festivities at the Anderson Valley fairgrounds.
Then, coming on Saturday, July 6: Anderson Valley Art Walk. Several artists will be displaying/selling their art at Laughing Dog Books, as well as many other venues along Highway 128 in downtown Boonville.
That’s not all! Laughing Dog Books will now be offering “Loretta’s Home-made Treats“! Stop in to see what yummy items are available on any given day. Some days it may be lemon bars and oatmeal/pecan/chocolate chip cookies; other days you might find cupcakes and shortbread cookies. All will have been made in Loretta’ home kitchen in Anderson Valley. Can you say fresh and local!?!?
Hope to see you soon! Have a wonderful summer!
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Looking for a moving, well-written, beautifully-told story of love and flowers? This is the book for you! While extremely sad in places, the story moves along and keeps you interested in what will happen to Victoria next; it will most definitely have something to do with flowers. There is even a flower dictionary in the back. This is a perfect book-club or summer beach read.
New Laughing Dog Books hats for summer fun. Our very popular “Flashlight Hats“ are now available in “stone”.
We also now offer our logo hats without the flashlights.
Stop in and pick some up or contact us (707-272-READ  or email@example.com) to order.
Logo hats with flashlights (3 settings): $30, including tax
Logo hats without flashlights: $15, incl tax
Shipping charge extra.
The Lit Tidricks are reading “The Postmistress” by Sarah Blake right now, which I just finished. This, from the back of the book, sums it up nicely:
“The Postmistress is a tale of two worlds – one shattered by violence, the other willfully naive – and of two women whose jobs are to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history’s tide, it examines how we tell each other stories, and how we bear the fact of war as we live ordinary lives.”
For me, this was a beautifully written, yet heartbreaking reality check of how we look at ourselves and the world around us. An excellent read.
cast of charcters this small town has.
Rowling does know how to tell a good story,
even when she leaves the dragons out of it.
Currently available at Laughing Dog Books, downtown Boonville or simply click “online store”. Come! Sit! Read!
Just finished Christopher Moore’s latest, Sacre Bleu, and what a wonderfully raunchy, fun romp it is! Ever wonder what it was like in Paris when the Impressionists were just getting started? Moore weaves a magical story of how a muse inspired them to produce their greatest works and lets us wander the streets of Montmarte with the likes of Renoir, Monet, Manet, and Toulouse-Lautrec. Complete with copies of some of their works, there is real art history included in this fanciful tale. Only San Francisco’s greatest wickedly-funny author of Bloodsucking Fiends and Lust Lizard of Meloncholy Cove could tell this story with such laugh-out-loud expertise.