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It’s a stink-free guarantee. If you are in need of a white elephant gift, this would be perfect. Poo~Pourri is a before-you-go toilet spray that traps odors inside and releases the smells of natural essential oils. Here at the Book Table we have many different scents to cover up your stench.

Visit their website below to learn more!


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Don’t forget about Mom this Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11th this year; are you ready?

If you still haven’t quite decided what to get Mom on her special day, be sure to drop by the Book Table and check out our wonderful selection of Mother’s Day gifts! Below are some of the collections we have that are either written by or about real moms. Check them out:

The Slow-Ripening Fruits of Mothering by Emily Watts

Slow-ripening_fruits.fHow are you doing as a mom? If you’re like most of us, you base your assessment on appearances: how the children are behaving, the progress they’re making, the evidences you see that they’re moving forward. After all, as Matthew 7:17 tells us, “By their fruits ye shall know them.”

But appearances can be deceiving, and they don’t always tell us the whole story. As Emily Watts points out, most fruit isn’t really very good until it’s ripe—and “children are the slowest-ripening fruit there is.” Using examples from the scriptures and her own life experiences, Emily will help you find the patience with yourself—and with your children—that you need to stay afloat on difficult mothering days. You;ll laugh, you’ll recognize your own challenges, and you’ll feel the peace that comes from knowing that Heavenly Father is in charge and stands willing to help along the way.

Confessions of a Cereal Mother by Rachel McClellan

In Confessions of a Cereal Mother, popular author Rachel McClellan provides an insightful and often hilarious view of a mother’s journey as she tackles everyday situations. You’ll discover several mind-saving rules, which include:

  • Don’t throw your pregnancy test away before the full three minutes is up.
  • Unless there is a rush on the grocery store pending a zombie-virus outbreak, never take your kids shopping.
  • If your toddler is going to chew on a Band-Aid, hope it’s one found inside the community swimming pools chlorinated pool and not one found in their locker room.
  • Never throw up in a cookie sheet.
  • Things can always get worse. You could discover your child playing with a used tampon applicator. It’s not a whistle, sweetie.
  • And most importantly, the moment one of your children is seriously ill, forget about everything else. You have the greatest honor in the world – being a Mom.

Mothers everywhere will relate to this author’s attempt to stay sane while trying to raise successful children.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned at Home by John Bytheway

John Bytheway says, “As a teenager, I heard certain statements from my mother almost daily, like: ‘Wash your hands,’ or ‘Go ask your Dad.’ What I didn’t realize was that hidden within these everyday phrases are basic teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a formula for a life of joy and happiness. It dawned on me one day that everything I ever needed to know I had already learned at home.”

Best-selling author John Bytheway takes a break from his normal youth audience and spend a few moments encouraging LDS moms in this live recording. Listeners will be inspired by the author’s unique insights as he shares the many lessons he learned within the walls of his own home — gospel lessons that will uplifts, comfort, and motivate all of us, especially moms.


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Father’s Day: What to Get for Dad?

Father’s Day is June 16th this year, and The Book Table has a ton of great gifts for any dad, grandfather, uncle, brother, or husband. We’ve chosen a couple of our favorites to highlight below.

Don’t see something for the man in your life? No problem! Come see us in-store for even more great products and personal suggestions from our staff.

My Dad: a Do-It-Yourself Gift Book

My_dad_activity_journal_instructions_detailThis fun, do-it-yourself activity book has pages designed just for your child to show Dad that he is loved. This book will make a great keepsake, and is perfect for Dad’s birthday, Father’s Day, Christmas, or just any time your child wants to say “I love you, Dad!” Wire-bound paperback. Includes pages for: Photographs, Sharing favorite memories, Drawings, Fun word games to describe Dad. The book has a clear poly cover allowing you to design your own cover.

Fatherhood: The Manliest Profession

Fatherhood_cover_web_detailYou know those inspirational books on Fatherhood that touch the heart and move the soul. Yeah, this isn’t one of them. Let’s face it. Parenthood is not for wimps. Only the bravest need apply. With his characteristic wit, author Matthew Buckley shares the comic and crazy misadventures of the boldest of men: fathers. A far cry from the usual instructional fare, this book is dedicated to those men who are figuring it out one diaper at a time, one hilarious encounter with their wives at a time. From navigating bedtime mayhem to hosting tea parties gone wrong, this refreshing look at the joys of fatherhood serves as a humorous and heartwarming tribute to fathers everywhere.

Books not your thing? Here are a few other ideas:

Pillow Ties!

From the stitching to a small pocket on the reverse side of the necktie, Pillow Ties are specially made so they can function the way they do. The actual ties are made of Microfiber/Silk blend giving the ties the look and style of silk with the durability and easy care of microfiber.
Pillow Ties will not bleed onto your clothing or wrinkle easily if packed carefully in a suitcase. And the best part, when you rest your forehead on the soft, woven fabric, you will not be left with any incriminating lines from the pew in front of you, nor will you have to lay your face in someone else’s drool an a communal airplane pillow. The inflatable piece that rests within the necktie itself is made of a durable PVC plastic with a small “plug in hole” valve at the base for easy inflation and deflation of your Pillow Tie. The inflatable piece is completely undetectable when worn and not inflated. Even in the most formal attire, people will never suspect you’re packing a personal pillow!

Batter Up! an “all-star” spatula

Easy to grasp, efficient in use, and quick to clean – Batter Up has all the bases covered. It’s 9 inches long and features a flexible silicone blade over a durable engineered-plastic core. Score one for the cook!

Between Me And You Dad: A Few Things I’ve Been Meaning To Ask

From the author: “Words are powerful…and precious…especially when they’re written by people you love. The Between Me And You journal series offers a straightforward and meaningful way to get a little closer to those people.”

Between Me And You Dad: A Few Things I’ve Been Meaning To Ask is a great way to get to know your dad with questions in categories including: When You Were A Kid, Your Youth, My Mom, What About Me,  You, Now, and Other Stuff.

Don’t see something for the man in your life? No problem! Come see us in-store for even more great products and personal suggestions from our staff.

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Poo-Pourri Is Here! Spray Before You Go…

We are pleased to announce we now carry the popular product Poo-Pourri in our store. It is a special formula of oils that you spray in the toilet before you use it, and it prevents bad smells while leaving a nice light scent.

I am not kidding, either. It really works (although we can’t promise daisies will come out of the bowl). It is used in hotels, homes, and other business’ bathrooms across the country. We are currently the only store in Cache Valley that carries Poo-Pourri. Come in and try it!

This product has been reviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times,  Modern Eco Homes, Metro NYC, and Health Magazine. They also make several different scents- No. 2, Poo-Pourri Original, Heavy Doody, etc. It’s the perfect gift for the person who’s got everything.

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Don’t Forget Dad This Father’s Day

Don’t forget the great books you can give the dad in your life this Sunday. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most interesting ones (religious, dutch oven, humor, inspirational) for Dad:

Dad Rulesby Treion Muller

Rule #2: Driving a minivan is inevitable. Treion Muller has compiled a great list of rules for Dads already and Dads-to-be. It’s great, it’s sweet, and it’s good advice.

Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes On the Southby Scott M. Hurst

In this fast paced story filled with holy hi-jinx and missionary mayhem, Golden squares off with his characteristic cowboy sense of humor against everything from spiteful preachers to the threat of death at the hands of the terrible Ku Klux Klan. Join Golden as he takes on the South with these unbelievable but true stories.


Best of the Black Pot: Must-Have Dutch Oven Favoritesby Mark Hansen is one of the oldest running Dutch oven blogs on the Internet. Now in book form, Best of the Black Pot: Must-Have Dutch Oven Favorites brings the latest and greatest in Dutch oven cooking. With chapters on breads, desserts, and side dishes to complement the traditional main meats, as well a special chapter on healthier Dutch ovening, this book is truly the Best of the Black Pot.

Hyrum Smith: A Life of Integrity by Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll

In this welcome biography, author Jeffrey S. O’Driscoll paints an intimate portrait of Hyrum Smith, an exemplary disciple who stood by his prophet-brother through the glorious and trying days of the early restored Church. At Joseph’s side during dark months of confinement in Liberty Jail, Nauvoo’s rise to fame, and the martyrdom at Carthage, Hyrum was “as firm as the pillars of heaven.” Hyrum Smith: A Life of Integrity reveals the heart of this Church patriarch and assistant president through the words of those who knew him best and through the inspiring, unassuming sermon that was his life.

Dad Was a Carpenter by Kenny Kemp

“As I stood there in the garage, I remembered that piece of plywood through all its evolutions, from the moment Dad picked it out at the lumberyard until the moment I found myself holding the last slice of it thirty years later.

“As I felt its substance, it began to dawn on me: Dad really was gone, and with him his ability to see something new and useful inside something old and worn. To him, a piece of plywood wasn’t just lumber: it was a travel box, a bunk bed, a train set platform, a dresser.

“I had shared most of my life with this piece of wood as shaped by my father’s hands. It had joined me on an unforgettable family vacation. I had worn the paint off the ladder climbing up to sleep in a bed made from it. I had played trains on it. I had placed my clothing in its drawers. Now at last I held a remnant of it, the craftsman’s hands finally still and the wood at rest, no longer to be cut and nailed, sanded and painted.

“My father was dead, but as I began to clean out his stuffed-to-the-gills garage, I was about to learn an astonishing secret about him . . . and about myself.”

Books not your thing? Why not try a little humor with a Pillow Tie. “Because most functions that require a necktie… deserve to be slept through.”

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Dressing Up for Back to School Should be Fun

Gone are the days when you bought a cheap backpack at WalMart that lasted your second-grader six months and you had to replace it by spring. Vendors of child products are getting smarter. Well, some at least.

The Stephen Joseph back to school line is fun and playful looking, and they’ve got it all: durable quilted napsacks, animal backpacks, totes that fold inside themselves for easy storage, keychain water bottle holders, pencials, wallets, penny pinchers, bookmarks, doodle pads….

And it’s all so cute.

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Remember Your Graduates

Graduation season is upon us! Don’t forget to get your grad something nice to say congratulations and good luck for the future. Check out our graduation display by the back desk, and we also have some nice cards up front. And for all you scrapbookers out there, check out the paper and new albums we just got in. We had a post about them recently, which you can view by clicking here. Not sure you can find just the right thing? No worries–we sell gift cards for any amount too.

Good luck to all grads! Your time is now.