Fourth of July Store Hours

In honor of Independence Day, The Book Table will be holding special store hours on July 3 and July 4.

On Friday, July 3, we will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

On Saturday, July 4, we will be closed in observance of the holiday.

We will reopen on Monday, July 6 at 10:00 am. as usual.

We hope everyone has a safe weekend!

The 2015 Downtown Logan Sidewalk Sale is Next Weekend!

It’s that time of year again! The annual Downtown Logan Sidewalk Sale is next weekend July 9th- 11th during regular store hours!

Make sure to especially stop by Thursday, July 9th from 4:30-7:30 pm and Saturday, July 11th from 12:30-4:30 pm for a couple author signings during the sidewalk sale event! To read more about which authors will be here at what times, stay tuned for another post all about it.

The Sidewalk Sale: July 9, 10, & 11 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Swing by to see what all the stores in Downtown have to offer. For more information go to www.logandowntown.org.

Hope to see you there! 

Celebrate America with Music

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Independence Day is coming up pretty soon so come check out our Patriotic Music Display in the Music Department!

We have a great selection of piano solo, vocal solo, P/V/G, and instrumental sheet music.

Our instrumental sheet music is great for solos, ensembles, and orchestras! We have selections for both string instruments and band instruments, as well as a few selections for guitar.

Looking for something patriotic for your young student to play at the family picnic? Look no further! We have plenty of easy piano music to fill all of your younger students’ needs.

The World’s Smallest Toys

These are literally the coolest toys ever! We know the original games, but now they are available in the world’s smallest size! Check these out!

WS RUBIKS_IN HAND_LORubik’s Cube

The world’s top-selling 3-dimensional puzzle is now available in the world’s smallest size. Twist and turn the cube using various combinations to return it to its original state, one solid color on ever side. Yes, it works! 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″.

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WS PERLEXUS_LOPerplexus Original

Perplexus original, the ultimate challenging 3-dimensional, labyrinth game contained in a sphere, now comes in its smallest size ever! Flip, twist, and spin your way to the finish line. Maneuver the transparent globe to guide a tiny ball down one of multiple challenging tracks.  4 inches big, this palm-sized puzzle is easy to play but has 100 obstacles to challenge young minds to master. Yes, it works!

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Twist your way to exciting pictures with the World’s Smallest Etch A Sketch! It works just like the classic Etch A Sketch, powered by skill and creativity. Have fun with your imagination and create a wonderful sketch. Then shake the magic screen to erase the image and start a new one. Easy and fun, and yes, it works! 2″ x 1/2″.

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DUNCAN IMPERIAL YO-YO

The original and #1 selling looping yo-yo of all time! Works just like the original. Perform tricks, flips, loops, and more. Colors vary. 1 inch diameter. And yes, it works!

New in Young Adult and Mystery!

Here are just a few books of what’s new in young adult and mystery!!

The Good Girls by Sara Shepard

When Nolan Hotchkiss, Beacon Heights’s golden boy and overall jerk, ends up dead, suspicion immediately falls on five senior girls who devised a prank to pay him back for all of his torment. Despite evidence to the contrary, the girls maintain their innocence and hope that his death is simply a coincidence. Unfortunately, Nolan is not the only person placed on their “payback” list, and someone is working to exert justice on their behalf. As each enemy experiences an untimely death, the girls race to find the killer before he or she can complete the mission. With each piece of evidence, however, the girls realize that the killer knows too much to be an outsider. Sometimes it is better to keep friends close, except for when one is a killer.

Finders Keepers by Stephen King

What would you do if you found a buried treasure? Thirteen-year-old Peter Saubers asks himself this very question when he finds an old trunk buried under a tree. His family has fallen on hard times following the economic downturn in 2008. Aside from a relatively small amount of money in the chest, there are over 100 handwritten notebooks. Peter realizes that they were penned by John Rothstein, a renowned novelist who was murdered long before Peter was born. Peter was one of the millions who had been touched by Rothstein’s works. Also influenced by the novels is Morris Bellamy, an obsessed fan who killed the author years ago and buried the trunk. He’s in prison for a different crime, and about to be paroled. Now the protagonists King introduced in “Mr. Mercedes”–Bill Hodges, Holly Gibney, and Jerome Robinson–are charged with protecting Peter and his family from Bellamy. VERDICT King’s many, many fans will want this, especially those who loved “Misery”, but the second volume in King’s projected trilogy will appeal to anyone who enjoys suspense and action, or anyone who finds enlightenment in reading about the internal struggle between right and wrong. It’s not necessary to have read the previous book to enjoy this one.

Palace of Treason by Jason Matthews

Captain Dominika Egorova of the Russian Intelligence Service (SVR) has returned from the West to Moscow. She despises the men she serves, the oligarchs, and crooks, and thugs of Putin’s Russia. What no one knows is that Dominika is working for the CIA as Washington’s most sensitive penetration of SVR and the Kremlin.

As she expertly dodges exposure, Dominika deals with a murderously psychotic boss; survives an Iranian assassination attempt; escapes a counterintelligence ambush; rescues an arrested agent and exfiltrates him out of Russia; and has a chilling midnight conversation in her nightgown with President Putin. Complicating these risks is the fact that Dominika is in love with her CIA handler, Nate Nash, and their lust is as dangerous as committing espionage in Moscow. And when a mole in the SVR finds Dominika’s name on a restricted list of sources, it is a virtual death sentence…

Need A Good Father’s Day Gift? We Have Lots!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st this year, and The Book Table has a ton of great gifts for any dad, grandfather, uncle, brother, or husband. We have chosen a couple of our favorites to highlight below from our Children’s Books and LDS Departments.

How To Cheer Up Dad by Fred Koehler

A hilarious book about parent and child relationships–a perfect gift idea for Father’s Day and beyond!

Little Jumbo just can’t understand why his dad is having such a bad day. Luckily, Little Jumbo is such a thoughtful elephant that he decides to turn his dad’s bad day around with some of his–ahem, his dad’s–favorite things.

How to Cheer up Dad is a standout debut featuring a charmingly oblivious little elephant with serious pluck and staying power. It turns the parent-child roles upside down is a great book for dads and the kids who make them laugh.

When a Dad Says “I Love You” by Douglas Wood

How do you like to hear “I love you”? This cozy picture book shows all the ways dads can say it best.

Dads know how to do everything. They can help with homework and carry you on their shoulders. They can make pancakes and teach you how to sing songs. These loving actions are just some of the ways dads show how much they care—and no matter how he says it, “I love you” is wonderful to hear!

My Grandpa by Marta Altes

My grandpa is getting old.
But that’s how he is, and I love him.
This unique look at old age through the eyes of a young bear is big-hearted, poignant, and beautifully observed. Whether they are boldly traveling the world in an armchair or quietly listening to the song of a hidden bird, the mutual adoration of grandfather and grandson is warmly evident.

This moving and memorable book about the very special relationship between an elderly grandparent who is beginning to lose his memory and his adoring grandchild is just the book to have on hand for families in a similar situation.

Men of Character by Lloyd Newell

Men of Character: Profiles of 100 Prominent LDS Men

For generations, prophets have extolled the important role of men in providing for their families, protecting their children, and bettering society. Latter-day Saint men have been and continue to be powerful influences for good in shaping the destiny of future generations.

With this book, we celebrate one hundred noble men in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have accomplished the extraordinary, leaving an indelible mark on history. These are stories about life, love, and a remarkable determination to do one’s best—messages that reveal to the reader that neither happiness nor greatness is found in compromising self, but instead, both are found in reaching toward a higher source. By reaching up, these men have reached out to make a valuable difference.

Men of Covenant by Robert L. Millet

Men of Covenant

We are a covenant-making people, but do we fully appreciate the power of the promises contained in just the twelve short verses of the oath and covenant of the priesthood? In Men of Covenant, companion to Men of Valor and Men of Influence, author Robert L. Millet invites us to explore such questions as these:

What are the terms and conditions of the oath and covenant of the priesthood? What would my life be like if I were more focused on my covenants? How could my more covenant-focused life affect my family and others for whom I have responsibility?

As we consider the promises Melchizedek Priesthood holders make to God and His irrevocable promise to faithful priesthood holders, we discover the glorious blessings He makes available to us all, both men and women.

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DVD’s For Sale!

What a lot of people don’t know is that the rental DVD’s from the old used-books store, Books of Yesterday, were brought over to our store when they went out of business. They are no longer for rent, but we do have them for sale! There is a bunch still here so come check out the selection! They are $2.99 each or 4 for $10.00.

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Summer Fun Toys!

Did you know that upstairs in our Toys & Games department we have a couple of display tables dedicated specifically to fun summer stuff?

RingStix Lite

RingStix is a simple and innovative variation of the most common game in everyone’s childhood, catch. It uses two Stix shaped like inverted swords to propel a ring at ones partner, who catches the ring and throws it back using his Stix. The game is easy to learn and can be played from 30 yards away. Hours of fun awaits you with this awesome game. Full set for two players includes 4 Stix and 1 Red Ring.

Don’t Tip The Waiter Splash Game

This classic game takes a dip in the pool for a whole new challenge. Players take turns stacking cups on the waiter’s tray. Be careful because too many cups will tip the waiter. If you make the waiter drop the cups back into the water, then you are out. Last player standing wins. Includes 3-dimentional floating waiter, cups and instructions. Full set for 1-4 players, ages 4+, includes 3-dimentional floating waiter and cups.

The Amazing WUBBLE Bubble Ball

The Wubble is like no other ball or toy you’ve ever played with before! You see, it looks like a bubble… and moves like a bubble, but you play with it like a ball! You can kick it, whack it, throw it, bounce it – and even sit on it! The Wubble giant ball floats, wobbles, dribbles, spins, smashes – and makes really WACKY SOUNDS!!! So what makes the Wubble bubble ball so special? It’s made from top-secret super-thermo-stretch-tacular stuff that makes it squishy, squashy, super soft and lightweight and allows it to be inflated to a gigantic THREE FEET TALL. Use the battery-operated air pump (included) to inflate your Wubble bubble ball in around three minutes and when you’re finished playing, just deflate the Wubble with the deflation tool (included) and stick it in a drawer for next time. The best part is that the inflatable Wubble bubble ball is fun to play with indoors or outdoors, all year round. Now go get a Wubble ball and have a blast!

SMAKABALL

Smakaball allows anyone the ability to catch a ball one handed, fully extended from the bodY. It’s a great way to get kids up off the couch. You can play in the park, in the pool, in the backyard, a rec room or gym. The toy breaks down for easy storage so you can take it anywhere. The materials Smakaball is made of are soft and safe for anyone ages 6 and up, so parents can have peace of mind when their kids are out playing. You can play a variety of games with as many people as you like. Be one of the first people in the neighborhood to get a Smakaball.

Be sure to check out the Toys & Games department located upstairs across from Scrapbooking & Education. We are constantly getting in new games and fun toys; every visit is sure to be different!

Jason Lyle Black Workshop THIS SATURDAY!

Remember to come to the Book Table THIS SATURDAY June, 6th from 11:00 to 12:30 for a FREE workshop by Jason Lyle Black! You don’t want to miss this! It’s not too late to sign up; call the Book Table today at (435) 752-3055! Remember to invite your friends to this fun event! Last day to sign up is Thursday, June 4th.

Summer Bridge Activities!

Prevent summer learning loss! Summer Bridge Activities is an award-winning summer learning series that is an easy and proven way to help children retain their classroom skills. Research shows that on average, children can lose 2.8 months of grade-level equivalency skills over their summer vacation. By using Summer Bridge Activities books students enter their new grades prepared and confident.

  • #1 Best Selling Summer Workbook Series!
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  • Online Companion offers even more activities
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  • Exercises in Math, Reading, Writing, Language Arts, and more