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Independence Day

We are so lucky to live in a beautiful country where we are free. A HUGE thank you to all the soldiers–past and present–who fight every day for our freedom. God Bless America!

We are CLOSED tomorrow, July 4th. Have a great Independence Day!


Patriotic Music

We have just the right selection of sheet music to make your 4th of July extra special! Come check out our patriotic music!

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4th of July – Store Hours

Store Hours

In observation of the holiday, The Book Table will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th. We hope you have an enjoyable Independence Day with family and friends.

THANK YOU to all the soldiers who have fought or are currently fighting for our freedom each day. We can’t thank you enough!

Happy Independence Day!


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!

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.

Summer Store Hours

In honor of Independence Day, The Book Table will be holding special store hours on July 3 and July 4. We will also be changing our regular store hours until further notice.

On Thursday July 3, we will be open from 10 am- 5 pm.

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

We will reopen on Saturday July 5 at 10 am, and beginning that day we will be open until 8 pm on Saturday evenings.

We hope everyone has a safe weekend!

Abe Lincoln’s Dream

Celebrate Independence Day with a funny book about one of America’s most beloved presidents. Great for kids and adults alike!

Question: How long should a man’s legs be?

Answer: Long enough to reach the floor.

The 16th president had recurring dreams, liked corny jokes, and now his ghost paces the White House fretting about the state of the union. It takes a little girl on a school tour–armed with a few corny jokes of her own–to answer his questions and settle his spirit.

From one of our most celebrated picture book artists comes an affectionate ode to our most celebrated president and the nation he shaped. Inspired by true stories and White House trivia, Lane Smith’s Lincoln takes flight with characteristic humor and extraordinary artistry.

Also check out John, Paul, George, & Ben, a book about some of our Founding Fathers and what it would have been like to know them when they were young. 

Independence Day Hours

Our Hours for the 2012 Independence Day Holiday are:

Wednesday, July 4: CLOSED

Enjoy your holiday!

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A Stampede, Burning Beard, and Blown Up Shed–Happy Fourth

The 4th of July—Independence Day—a commemoration few countries can claim. We are truly blessed!

I’m sure each of you has memories of 4th of July celebrations with your family and friends. One of my childhood favorites was sitting on the roof of my home watching fireworks at Liberty Park. I assumed at the time that Independence Day would always be somewhat the same. That is, until I woke up on my honeymoon to find rockets drying on our window sill. My new spouse responded to my questions with, “Oh, did I forget to tell you about my hobby?” That incident began a totally new meaning of “the 4th of July”.

You see, after a Bachelor Degree, two Masters and two years of medical school, my now-totally eccentric husband founded a fireworks business. Fireworks West began on that window sill with a borrowed $35, and has been through the Olympics, Super Bowls, Disneyland and International fireworks competitions in Sweden. Yes, I do indeed have a strange bedfellow.

Now my memories of the 4th of July fall into a totally different genre:

  1. Running for dear life with my firing flare as a lighted 8” shell is rolling down a hill straight for me.
  2. Carrying our shells down to the bottom of Grand Canyon on mules to deliver and shoot it for Havazu indian tribe— and then starting a horse stampede.
  3. Watching with shock as our mixing shed is blowing straight up in the air, to the enthusiastic cheers of our children.
  4. Observing my hubby dancing around our firing site with his beard  on fire, while I am trying to light the show.
  5. Running for cover in the Lagoon rodeo grounds as bulls were let out in the firing area, only to watch them trample our equipment and shells and relieve themselves in our mortars.

This list could go on and on!

We now spend a traditional morning on the 4th of July with a flag raising ceremony on our front lawn, singing, speaking, and finally the man in my life rolls out the cannon and provides the proper patriotic salute. Our neighbors either participate with us, or rue the day we moved into the neighborhood. Well, those are my memories—how about you?

No matter how you spend your holiday, take a moment to think of all that it means to us. Where would we be and what would be our condition in life if our forefathers did not declare and fight for our freedom.

Come into the Book Table and see some of the items that we have on display to help you celebrate the 4th. My personal favorite this year is a flag image designed by a local artist, Brent Borup. It is definitely a reminder of what is really important.


-Mary Ann