Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday

Thanksgiving is over.  Today is Black Friday.  It is 7:30 a.m. and I am still in my pajamas drinking a cup of hot tea, a glass of orange juice, taking cold medicine, contemplating a shower and planning my next few days.  We were scheduled to have a reading and book signing featuring Dillon author Joe Drivdahl. Joe now lives in Glendive but was headed to Dillon to spend Thanksgiving with his family.  Due to the severe weather conditions and road closures we have had to postpone this event.  The books are available here and we can send them to Joe to be autographed.  Just let me know how you want the book signed and we will take care of it for you.
Today we will begin decorating the Bookstore for the upcoming holiday season, pulling out the Christmas music and tucking away the fall decorations.  Peppermint hot chocolate and marshmallows will be a popular beverage (peppermint sticks for the younger set and peppermint schnaaps for those of us that prefer that extra zip in our cocoa) and as always there will be a pot of tea.  We will lovingly put out copies of "The Night Before Christmas," "The Polar Express," " How The Grinch Stole Christmas," and other holiday favorites.

As I watch the news and see the frenzied shoppers waiting in line at 1:00 a.m. or 3:30 a.m. or 5:00 a.m. or some other un-Godly hour I shake my head.  Well folks you don't have to be at The Bookstore at an early hour.  We will open at 9:00 a.m. like we always do.  We will offer you friendly service with a smile.  We will go that extra mile to help you find the perfect book for everyone on your shopping list.  We will wrap your purchase (at no extra cost), we offer a mailing service (you pay the shipping, we take it to the Post Office, Fed Ex or the UPS pick up center) we can have your books shipped directly from one of our warehouses to just about anywhere in the world and for a nominal fee you can also have it wrapped and a card will be enclosed.  We don't have fancy plastic gift cards, we have a paper gift certificate that fits into an envelope or card.  We hand write it (and we would even write in colored ink and add a bow if you wanted it to look festive)  We accept credit cards (just like those stores online or down the road)  We also happily take checks and cash, and we have an easy lay-away plan. 
We are a hometown business that knows we are here because of you our customers.  We may not offer deep discounts but we do offer you the best selection, the best customer service and a lot of fun.  We can usually order a title for you if we don't have it, we can make suggestions based on what we read.  Most likely we will know the person you are shopping for and we will have a good idea what they like to read (and sometimes we already know if they have the book you want to share with them)  Our store doesn't look like any other Bookstore out there.  We are unique, we are independent and we are individuals and that is what sets us apart from the chains and according to more than one customer we are AWESOME.

Today is Black Friday, it is the day after Thanksgiving, it is a day for turkey sandwiches and leftovers.  It is a day that kicks off the holiday shopping season.  Tomorrow is Shop Small Saturday.  I appreciate that American Express recognizes the Small Businesses and what we do.  Monday is Cyber Monday.....................before placing that order online call us.  We can take your order over the phone, we can process your credit card (safely), we can wrap your purchases, we can deliver them locally, we can ship them and you can do it all on the phone if that is more convenient for you. 

We have calendars for 2011, Christmas cards, Solstice Cards, Hanukka cards and books, booklights, bookmarks, book plates, gift books, kid kits, art kits, journals, sketch books, books for kids, books for adults, picture books, coffee table books, chapter books:  We have books galore and so much more!!!

Event Schedule:  (check back often as we add events)
November 28th: Sunday hours begin 12:00-5:00
December 3rd: Bookstore open until 8:00
5:00-7:00 Author Signing Featuring Dee & Don Laubach
Dee is the author of Jimmy Jack the Little Christmas Elf
Don is the author of Deer Talk, Elk Talk and Elk Tactics
December 3rd: Christmas Stroll - Santa arrives in town
December 4th: Experience the Magic Button drawing @ The Courthouse
December 5th: Bookstore open 12:00-5:00
December 10th: Bookstore open until 8:00
Parade of Lights
December 11th: Experience the Magic Button drawing @ The Courthouse
December 12th: Bookstore open 12:00-5:00
December 17th: 1:00-3:00 Author Signing Featuring Stan Lynde
December 18th: Winter Festival --Street Fair and Family fun for everyone
Dillon Dunk Polar Plunge
Experience the Magic drawing on Idaho Street
December 19th: Bookstore open 12:00-5:00
December 20th-23rd: Bookstore open 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
December 24th: Bookstore open 9:00-???
December 25th: Merry Christmas -- Bookstore closed
December 26th: Bookstore Closed


  1. <> OK. I never knew this was available!! Quit having all of these specials on the weekend. LOL Love your blog! Jane+

  2. Shucks!! My post did not have your quote about peppermint schnapps! When I was subbing (before I moved to Dillon) at Sheridan, the organist used to invite me over for peppermint schnapps! Lovely!! Jane+